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SUSIE-Q Posts: 6
6/28/08 12:36 A

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hi everyone Well I started back on Sparks May 6th,2008 and as of today I have lost 20 lbs. It has been a challenge but I've been keeping my calories between 1200 and 1500 and I try to walk an hour per day. That was the hard part I was always trying to to find someone to baby sit for me until I figured out my daughter could drive her little Jeep it helps me walk a little faster and now I can go walk when ever I want to and were both happy doing something we both want to do. I think exercise is the key to weight lose. I wish I would have started sooner.

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5/29/08 5:47 P

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Hello Everyone! I am 34 years old and just had a hysterectomy 3 weeks ago today. So far everything is going great. I too am worried about weight gain. I have read that most women do gain and that it is even harder to get rid of it after the hysterecomy. I am trying to eat right. I can't exercise yet, but I have a stronger motivation to try to lose weight now then I did before. I hope everyone is doing great!

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5/26/08 7:17 A

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Welcome Suzie. I had a hysterectomy in June of '05 too. I have found that I now have a stomach when I didn't before. I always gained weight evenly and now I have this big belly. I hate it but it's not going down as quickly as I'd like. Yes, this sure is work!

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SUSIE-Q Posts: 6
5/22/08 9:53 P

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hey, well I had a full hysterectomy for the exact same reason. However since I started back on sparks again I have lost 10 pounds. It takes alot of determination and discipline for me.

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5/12/08 2:29 P

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I had a full - mainly du to risk of cancer in my family.

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5/11/08 12:17 P

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Did you both have full hyster or part hyster?


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SUSIE-Q Posts: 6
5/9/08 12:43 P

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HI, I can really relate to everything you just said. my metabolism is shot to. I'm using a product called Natural Relief. I ordered it off of T.V. I'M just now starting to really push myself and start walking everyday. its harder than it use to be. SOme days I look in the mirror and wonder whose body That is. BUt I'm in a better state of mind and determined to lose some pounds.

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5/9/08 11:52 A

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Welcome! I tell people I had my metabolism surgerically removed! But I also used to be full on very little (to the point where I felt it was a problem) now I can eat and eat and eat without feeling full, so that makes watching what I eat a new challenge. So I guess now we have to try harder,but we can do it!


What products are you using for hot flashes, if you don't mind sharing?

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SUSIE-Q Posts: 6
5/9/08 1:53 A

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just found this tonight I'm glad there are others out there like me I had my hysterectomy June of 2005 and started putting on weight Quite rapidly in fact about 40 lbs I even questioned the Dr. about this, I was wanting to know if this was normal. he said no, I need to exercise more and watch what I eat. which is right but now I see so many more women with this same problem. I was on HRT for almost 2 years then decided to use natural products which work almost as well, sure helps with hot flashes and insomnia and probably my moods having a hysterectomy changed my life.

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