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5/26/12 2:24 P


Definitely talk to your doctor. Are you one medications ? Some medications can cause a person to retain water. So, try not to worry that your weight is going up. It's probably just water retention that should pass in a few days.

As others have already noted, don't worry about trying to diet for the time being. Listen to your doctor and make sure you eat plenty of healthy foods to nourish your body. Your body needs those extra calories to help you recover.

Once your doctor gives the all clear, then you can think about cutting calories. For now, just concentrate on getting better. that's what counts. Put away the scale and don't even think about it. Everything will be fine, try not to worry !


SPIRIT42013 Posts: 1,020
5/26/12 2:04 P

That's tough! Please be aware that there are many reasons for gaining weight, besides restriction of activities. After I had a tubal ligation, I had to deal with some powerful emotions that I tried to quiet with food. Perhaps the loss of a pregnancy might also be compelling. And remember that your worth is really not decided by the scale; and good health is indespensible.
Feel better soon!

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." St. Exupery
5/26/12 1:48 P

Best wishes to you on a speedy recovery!

I understand not wanting to gain weight, but I would think that recovery would certainly be your first priority. Take it easy, this healing process won't last forever. When it is done you can go back to whatever it was that helped you maintain your weight.

"Your weight loss goals are every bit as important as those of a world-class athlete." Mike Kramer, Spark Staff

"Your weight ticker isn't going to change until you do." MICLWILDE
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5/26/12 11:47 A


You may want to check with your doctor. SparkPeople's Registered Dietitian Becky Hand recommends that for those patients recovering from surgery that they use this time to maintain their weight and not worry much about losing at this time. The reason, your body needs the calories to help promote healing and recovery. Eating a balanced diet of fruits, veggies, lean protein, grains and healthy fats will ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs.

Here's to a SPEEDY recovery!

Coach Nancy

ROJAKHAN Posts: 21,948
5/26/12 10:39 A

Hello, i had emergency ectopic surgery on 9th of may. After that my physical actives are so limited.i am trying to eat healthy. But i am gaining weight.can someone help me that how to i control my weight ?

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