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New year and all that

Someonesmother
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Well I have finished the year with the added bonus of having mini strokes and having to lose lots of weight fast. I finally came off prednisone after nearly three years and ballooning to 126kg. After 9 weeks I am down to 115kg. Still fat, but I hope I keep going in the right direction.

I hope you all had a happy Christmas and New Year.

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sylvi

Well done on the weight loss,i too have lost a lot of weight,but i have had surgery to help me and its the best thing i have ever done. I too have got off steroids after taking them for years and some painkillers(not saying i will not take them again as you can never say never) I hope not to take steroids again,i will have an injection if it will help me.,Sorry to hear you have had several little strokes and i hope your on the mend now.

Happy new year to you and a healthier one as well.xxxx

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Someonesmother

Ahhh Sylvi you have done so well though. You should be really proud of your achievement.

Yes I am hoping this year is way better than last year.

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allanah

Wow well done on the weight loss. I'm doing ok on slimming world, but suspect the last week may have had a few too many guilty pleasures( cheese!)

But I'm sure you will feel great and get benefit this summer !

Have a great new year X

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Someonesmother

We are mid summer now. Back to work on Monday so my summer is over really hahahaha. It is more to give the new cardiologist a rude two finger salute as he told me to starve two days a week and I told him that was a stupid way to lose weight and I will do it my way.

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allanah

Lol of course it's summer there, oh I so NEED some sunshine and heat!

Yes this new starve diet is popular with doctors , I just am not strong enough and my diabetes is do rubbish to keep controlled anyway it would just be a bit to ackward ! But keep going , we could update each other !

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Someonesmother

He wanted me on less than 300 calories two days a week. I told him he was joking. So I have just done it my way.

Yeah fad diets that are the latest thing are just stupid. You certainly shouldn't be doing them with diabetes it would play havoc with you.

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allanah

Yes ! Liking slimming world here as they are a nice group and you get to eat loads , I'm one and s half stone down now in six weeks!

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Someonesmother

Well good work. You must be proud of that! I just looked up Kg to Lb and it is almost as much as I have lost. woo hoo .

Not sure what slimming world is but probably like one of the weight loss agencies here. I just stopped eating sugar and restricting fat intake. Can't exercise as I hurt too much and I am exhausted from full time work, so if the cardiologist suggests I start walking or something I may just hit him.

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allanah

They always say swimming ! I say ok can you help me get my costume on and off then lol!!!

Didn't work on my Physio tho who said yes I can arrange that and promptly put me down for hydrotherapy ! Actually looking forward to it and hoping to get this chest sorted before I get the appointment through!

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Someonesmother

Hahaha yep and help me in and out of the pool. I can't even have a bath because I can't lift my legs to get in and god forbid I actually wanted to get out again.

Yeah they talk about hydro to me to but when would I go? I work full time and that is the only time they do it, apart from the fact I hate those germ filled pools so would never do it anyway. YUK. yes make sure you have your chest under control before going in to the water.

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allanah

Lol! They have a hoist and it's heated but yes I share the germ worries particularly in those change rooms, hate them, but she's " prescribed" it so I'd better do as I'm told( for a change) !

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Someonesmother

Noooooo I would feel like a side of beef being hoisted in to the boiling water to cook. hahahah

Nope still wouldn't go regardless what they say. You just would never get me in a pool

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allanah

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hatshepsut
hatshepsut
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Can thoroughly recommend hydrotherapy.........helped me more than anything else!!! Unfortunately only allowed 12 weeks. M x

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Someonesmother

I will never do it as I hate pools and work full time. Never going to be an option for me.

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allanah
allanah
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Will of course give it my best shot lol!

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Someonesmother

good on you. It's just not for me.

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Ali_H

Hi S.O.M.,

Sorry to hear that you've not been well and congratulations on being able to reduce your weight whilst not being too well - that is a major feat and should be applauded - "WELDONE YOU!" :)

I hope things are on an upward trend for you and all the best for this coming year

Ali

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Someonesmother

I will be fine, I am on anti coagulants for life now. not having to spend a great portion of my income on medical things this year would be really good. I hope I get a break this year.

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Twitchytoes

Well done for the weight loss SOM and a very happy new year to you. Twitchy Xxxx

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Someonesmother

Yes I knew as soon as I got off steroids I would be able to lose weight. I hope the new year brings good things for you.

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helenlw7

Congratulations! That's brilliant! My diet starts on Monday. I'm 98kg and fat. Unfortunately I'm still on steroids and see no end to them because I'm taking them because of my RA and lung condition. Keep up the good work.

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Someonesmother

Yes it is almost impossible to lose weight inn steroids. I don't eat that much but everything turned to fat on me. I will probably have to go back on them for short bursts as I get terrible bronchitis in winter but hopefully I will never have to go on them full time again.

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helenlw7

I'm determined not to let the steroids be at me this time! My lung consultant told me that I would probably be on low dose steroids for rest of my life because I've been on them for so long and my body will longer produce steroid hormone naturally.

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Someonesmother

That makes it hard doesn't it. But all we can do is our best to keep the weight down. I ended up with Cushings Syndrome which is why I had to come off them.

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Hidden
Hidden

What a way to end the year but sounds like you are on track and starting off better for 2016. All the best! Doreen

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Someonesmother
Someonesmother
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All the best for the new year to you too. I am hoping this year is wayyyyyy better than last year

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