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Jan 31, 2010 01:15PM
I am with you on the weight! I am a few inches taller than you and a size 18 right now. I am so excited that I dropped from a 18W to a misses 18! This was so big for me - I have no idea what I weigh as I do not own a scale and close my eyes at the doctors, but one nurse commented that I had lost 40 lbs since I had been in. HA - cancer will do that for you! was my response.
I think the Tamoxifen has a lot to do with weight loss too. I have yet to join a gym as I am out of work right now and can not afford the extra bill until I get back to earning money.
I have tried to cut out carbs after 2 in the afternoon. If I am going to eat bread or pasta I do it early in the day. I eat protein and vegetables in the evening and try to have dinner early.
I am by no means an expert but it has been working for me. I have been slowly losing weight and my breast surgeon noticed last week. I had not seen her in 3 months and it was the first thing she mentioned when she entered the room. My PS on the other hand, has not said anything, but I imagine it's because I see him every week and it's so gradual that he may not notice it.
I am hoping to go back to work the beginning of March and then join a gym. I was out shoveling snow this morning with a dust pan! I don't own a shovel living in Virginia and it was the only thing I could think of to allow me to clear a path with out hurting something or over working my pects. I was crouching down to reach the snow and had a great leg workout!
I like to walk around while shopping but I never buy anything. I just go shopping to get the walking in. Other than that, I really don't have much to offer. I live alone and it's easier to not eat if no one else is eating. When I go to friends and eat on their schedule, I tend to do the social overeating.
I find that I am drinking more fluids as I heard someplace that people tend to eat when they are really thirsty. I am hooked on sugar free pink lemonade. I probably drink that the most. I limited my juice intake as it has lots of calories.
I would love to have lipo or a tummy tuck after I lose all the weight I want to. Right now it is pointless as I have not really tried exercise yet. Hopefully exercise will tighten up the belly some.
I will be your partner in this if you want! We can set a goal and motivate each other! I would like to get down to 150! 175 is around a 14 for me but 150 is probably a 8/10 - or used to be. I am almost 5'8" and carry much of my weight in my hips and thighs. I can fluctuate 40 lbs before I have to change sizes.
Let me know what you think!
7/21/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-