Do not do ANY exercise at all, even walking, without talking first with your doctor. It's critical for your recovery to listen to your doctor's orders, and take no recommendations from here without consulting there first. YOu got some good tips over there, so I'd strongly recommend reading your other thread!
As a side note, there should be a block on your start page that has your recent message board posts. :)
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/25/2013 (08:26)
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1/25/13 8:05 A
I wrote on your last post, but here goes again lol... I work in day surgery (cataract surgeries included) and you need to get the clear from your surgeon before any exercise that may put pressure on your eyes and your new lens... you should not even be bending right now, so I would assume that stretching is out of the question. I also will assume that a nice brisk walk (if you do that kind of thing prior to your surgery) is just fine, as your orders are likely "activities as tolerated" with special attention to NO bending, sleeping on affected eye etc. BUT you need to give the surgeon a quick call and make sure it is ok for you to walk briskly, as every situation is different!
eat food. not too much. mostly plants.
Goal 1: 160lbs by May 15 (breast reduction day!) Goal 2: 150 by July 1 (summer!!) Goal 3: 135-140 by December 1 (ultimate goal weight)
I am sure that you could to a walk(even a brisk one)...check with you doctor. Exercise is exercise. I'm one week out from a total hysterectomy and just walked 1.8 miles yesterday...oh, it was a slow walk, but I was moving my body and getting some fresh air...actually walking is all I can do for the next 5 weeks, so I'm making the best of it. I'm looking forward to returning to complete workouts even stronger that before. Wishing you a quick and complete recovery and finding satisfaction in the activities that you can do.
I would ask for clarification on "nothing strenuous". I would imagine anything that remotely counts as "exercise" also counts as "strenuous". If it's not strenuous, it's probably not exercise.
Losing weight is about 80% diet and only 20% exercise anyway. So you don't actually need to exercise to lose weight. If you gain when not exercising, you're eating too much. Cut back a little.
So rest up. Eat less.
And heck, it's only two weeks. You won't gain much in that time if anything at all. And you can always re-lose when your body is healthy enough to.
Deb, in New Zealand
1/25/13 12:43 A
Can you walk while you recover? Can you stretch?
Where can you find to cut back in your food intake? Can you do some streak for two weeks such as no sugar treats, beef, pork (or other high-fat foods). Can you cut out alcohol, juice and other high caloric drinks? What would work for you? Two weeks is only 14 days!
It appears as though strength training, zumba and other dancing, swimming, and jogging are out of the question.
I'm sure I put this on here last night but can't find it, so here we go again! I just had cataract surgery on Monday and have been strongly advised to do "nothing strenuous" for 2 weeks. When I don't exercise daily, the weight comes right back on despite eating healthily. Any ideas for "allowable" cardio that won't stress my eye? Please help!! Or should I cut my caloirie intake sugnificantly, or....? Any advice is appreciated!
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