weight gain :(

hi everyone I had a hysterectomy mid last year and I have gone from a size 12 to a size 16-18 and am so not happy I was on the trip injections for aprox 7-9 mths before my op and off it for about 7 mths too but iv piled the weight on and no idea how shift it I also suffer from fibromyalgia so am not very active as am in to much pain even being on my laptop typing this is killing my arms and should back ect .I do have excersize electric bike and a stridder .am 5.1 and have always been a skinny Minnie now I just feel fat and horrible even catch my hubby looking at nicer looking girls when we are out .it annoys me as he knows I have confidence issuses ect .any surgestions message me thankyou x

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  • I had a hysterectomy in2001 . Yes your body changes but you can lose weight and feel good I have just lost enough to have moved into a healthy bmi, but still have a few more kgs to shift.

    I recommend the nhs 12 week plan. Log everything thing that passes your lips.

    A free app called myfitnesspal helps track calories and nutrients. It even has a barcode scanner so it is easy to use.

    You will find your body will thank you for losing eight

    You should get less pain.

    Try and move as much as possible. Walking is great. Or swimming.

    Make small doable changes. Park the car a little further away than you need. Gradually increase how far you walk.

    All the best.

  • I had a hysterectomy a few years ago and put on piles of weight and I to suffer from fibromyalgia so I know how demoralising it is. It really knocks your confidence but you are doing the right thing in making this move towards change. You should be proud of yourself for getting to this point. Being over weight makes you feel less confidence about how others perceive you. I'm sure your husband doesn't mean to knock your confidence, but often men do not know how to deal with things like weight and pain, so deal with things in strange ways. Talk to him about how it makes you feel and ask him to support you in a practical way. Men love tasks as it makes them feel more useful(sorry to all the men reading this, but it really seems to be true)

    Hope you have a wonderful week and it gets more positive and you are not feeling in so much pain.

  • I have fibromyalgia too so moving around kills I dont let it stop me though yes am not as fast and active as I use to be but I do still do everything .mayb I will try swimming like tobefabandfit said .

  • The first thing to do is control the hormones you can; keep your carb intake to between 35-50g per meal, choose low Gi carbs that don't spike your insulin/IGF-1, and have some natural fat that minimally disturbs nutrient sensing hormones.

  • I cant have hormone replacements as I suffered from pulomony embolisms. So am too high risk .

  • I'm sorry, I wasn't suggesting hormone replacements. Our digestion impacts on hormones including leptin, glucagon, insulin, IGF-1, and m-TOR, and getting these under control can be beneficial in controlling stress hormones for instance.

    All the best!

  • Stress hormones haha ya know what I need some of that as am a right moody cow theses days after having the hysterectomy propper stress head too snappy

  • Here is a sample meal plan:

    Breakfast

    Soft Cheese

    2 Eggs any style

    2 Serving spoons vegetable casserole, or 1/3 cup whole oats with up to 2/3 pint of whole milk.

    Lunch

    Nuts and/or cheese

    1 small barely-ripe banana or 5 (preservative-free) dried-apricots

    3 oatcakes or quinoa (90g cooked weight)

    Salad greens

    Dinner

    1 medium sweet potato or 1 cob sweetcorn or chickpeas (100g cooked weight).

    non-starchy roast vegetables or stir-fry greens

    palm-size meat or fish or seafood or poultry or game

    whipped double-cream and/or coconut.

    Adjust unspecified portion sizes to facilitate individual weight-management requirements.

  • Hi chez, hope your ok... My arm's kill to, fibro is horrible and iv put alot of weight on since I became poorly... :-( swimming is good and walking but that's about as far as I can push myself. My mind could go the gym/dance for hours but my body says no! X

  • I can walk about but it hurts and I dobstrugvle

  • Sorry ment I do struggle

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