welcome shelaghc, I too have a weight problem,Iwas 14st in dec went to rosemary conley so I could loose some for my hols so lost 17lb by march, then dx with lump had IDC then 2 shavings,starting rads soons but I hav put all the weight back on, I'm not in the right frame of mind at the mo but feeling uncomfortable again.
Doing race 4 Life on sunday so mite feel beta after that, shall we try and loose weight together.
I'd love to join if I may.
I have put on 2 stone since starting tamoxifen. Finished the 5 year treatment in Feb 08 then, 2 weeks later, was diagnosed with another primary, other side, different type. So back on the whole merry go round again of surgery (lots)and rads. The weight just will not shift, regardless what I do. I've tried walking 45 mins each day with the dog, portion control and so on. Maybe just seeing my actual weight in print each week will be an incentive to 'try harder'.
I'm 5'4" and weigh 11st 3lbs - yikes!
This is my second weigh in. 13st 8lbs - the same as last week. Must try harder next week! At least it wasn't a gain!!
You are very welcome indeed, the more the merrier! Some of us will be keeping track of our weight losses. So feel free to share your progress on a Wednesday if you like (you can PM me if you prefer).
Off for a jog now!
Mind if I interrupt, Weight is genuinely an issue for me. 4 years ago i weighed 8stone. I am only 5ft so it was a good comfortable weight for me. Now having finished all treatments I weigh nearly 10 stone. I can lose weight but its a question of my head being in the rightplace and I don't knowif it is at the moment. There are issues as well as BC that are affecting my life right now. But I'm going to give it a go..
Hope ladies you will let me join you and see how we all get on.
brilliant idea to support each other.... keep up the good work.
I have recently joined a gym, really cheap (30 to join and £10 per month)Thought I would book a personal trainer for once a month for a couple of months to get the hang of all the eqpt (£25).I go three times a week. 1 x weights and 2 x cardio vascular. The weights were really hard and the day after had me in agony. This monday I put the weights lower and didn't feel too bad after. I told the trainer to realise that I had to go to work the day after and unlike him didn't want to spend 24 hours in bed!!.
Couple of weeks ago I hit the 12.8 st mark and am now 12.31/2. Trainer said I had 33 % body fat. oh dear. I really don't think I'm making excuses when I say I believe that all our treatements have helped to pile on the pounds but am also on Arimidex and finding it hard to shift it, it seems to have a life of its own and will hang on for dear life..... perhaps we shouldn't call them pounds, 'cling ons' are a better name for them!.
I am 53 now and think its harder to get rid of weight by diet alone. Exercise makes the world of difference, whether its swimming, fast walking, gym, cycling, just do something to boost metabolism several times a week. Time to go to the gym I suppose, I really have to dig deep to go but feel good afterwards, albeit tired.
good luck everyone
time to get rid of some cling ons.
Well done Browner and Judyw47!
I’ve lost 1lb. It may have been more but for the wine at the weekend…must resist!
Morning Browner and all .........chuffed also, lost 3 pounds....have had to be soooooo strict to do it. Shame I cant cut out the ghastly tamoxifen along with the chox cakes chips and icecream sigh!
Best wishes to all xxx
Yes!! I have lost 2lbs this week. Feeling very smug! It was hard, I went for a brisk walk most evenings and no wine during the week.
I had a dreadful weekend, tried telling myself that Penguin bar just wasn't what I wanted but I had it anyway...no looking forward to weigh in on thursday but I need to do this!!!! Also, I bought myself a bike on Saturday and I have really enjoyed going out with my son (6 year old), its been great...I am hoping to go out in the morning before the rest of the house awakes but it was a little foggy this morning so I had an extra half hour in bed instead.
Hope you all have a good week, see you all thursday.
I got that Friday feeling yesterday and had fish and chips in the canteen. Plus choc rolls for tea brought in by a work colleague. Work and dieting just aren't compatiable!
Will try harder over the weekend - am off for a swim now.
good luck everyone
Hi all, would love to join in. Now 11st 10lbs. Although too heavy that has come down stone and a half before the dreaded diagnosis!!
Would love to eventually get back down to 10stone and don't really mind how long it takes.
good luck girls, i too am trying to lose some of the flab,, gone up to 13 stone but lost some this last couple of weeks, so now 12stone 8. but im only about 5 foot 3 so mega overweight., had gone up each year before chemo, but even worse since treatment, and tamoxifen, may not be helping, but i too am going for long walks and it seems to be helping. if im desperate for choc, curlie wirlies are about 115 calories, so i go for that. ice lollys i have solero which are to about 100, its no good me doing without everything cos i dont think i will keep it up.
I am buying a bike tomorrow, I cannot wait to get on and start peddling!!!! Lets hope it helps. I used to run 5 mile every day but since DX I don't do it anymore, with the extra weight I find it really hard so I am hoping this gets me going.
Anyone any other ideas?
I hope your are all staying positive, my office friends have all had bacon sarnies for breakfast !!!!
I can't drink any wine at the moment - doctors orders - so that isn't my problem. It's the sweet stuff that is my downfall - and lack of exercise. That's a good idea - a walk each night. I will try and do that too to keep you company!
I know just how you feel! Since the weigh in on Tuesday I feel so hungary. I am trying to eat sensibly and the hardest thing is to lay off the red wine (now day 5). Have been doing a 35 min walk each evening. Lets hope it shifts!!
A friend of mine came round for a cup of tea and she was clutching some fresh cream cakes. How could I refuse. I fell at the first hurdle!!
Absolutely, it’s what we lose that counts. Operation spreadsheet completed. If everyone sends back their new weights or losses on a Wednesday or Thursday (either on thread or PM) I will report back each week. To start off with, how about I arrange to send summary details to all participants’ private mailboxes so we maintain a degree of privacy?
Anyone else wanting to join just throw in your statistics and welcome aboard!
We’re off! Good luck everyone!
Top tip - laughing can aid weight loss, by increasing the heart rate and calorie expenditure. Sounds like my kinda activity!!
Gosh I am hungry............brilliant idea having a spreadsheet. Dont forget its what we lose that is brilliant not where we start or finish....I should add that I'm knee high to a grasshopper so my BMI is high 🙂
twinny2 - Good idea and thank you. I was going to do one - but, from me, thank you for offering.... Christiane x
If you liked I could document starting weights and track them over time? That way we could celebrate when people hit milestones (with cakes…nooo)? There would be absolutely NO negative stuff…we’ve all been through enough bad times and could do without further disappointments. Let me know if you think it would be a good idea or not?
PS. I feel drawn to offer as I have an unnatural love of spreadsheets!
I'd like to join in too if thats okay. I have been on Tamoxifen for just over 2 years now and have gone from a size 14 to a 20!!!! 3 stone heavier and not a happy girl at all. Support would be great.
Current weight this morning = 15st 9lbs ideal weight would be 12st 7lbs. Are we going to record on a weekly basis?
I would like to join too.
Weight today 12st 1 (OMG) whats happened to me always used to be a size 12.
I was hoping not to publish my weight, but as you have all been so brave…….11st 8lbs. Love to get down to less than 11 stone. Feeling motivated already…I’m off for a run now! hehe
11 stone on the nail. Tried shuffling the weighing machine round the kitchen to make it less... Would like to lose a stone
Ok (deep breath) 15st.
I would like to shift a stone before my hols on 5 Aug. Doable but I think it's going to take some patience.
Oh great looks like I'm the first on the scales!
11 stone 1
My realistic target is to get down to 10 stone but a couple more pounds would be wonderful. I'm going to try to keep to 1250 calories a day with no chocs crisps cakes pies or biscuits 🙂
I'd like to join too. Got a horrible spare tyre and about 1 stone to lose. Biscuits and cake are my problem - work in an office where there's always something nice to nibble on.
Let's bite the bullet. Shall we start with a weigh in tomorrow morning?
There is a 'bikini diet' starting next week on one of the breakfast channels. I have signed up to get this emailed to me. My biggest problem is will power and discipline. I'm so miserable with the weight gain that I need to do this.
I think dieting in a group is a brilliant idea.........when shall we start?
Me too. Would love some support to lose weight.
I'm on Arimidex and have put on nearly two stone.
How shall we organise the group therapy? Perhaps a regular 'weigh in' and if we have lost weight, tell us how it's been achieved. Any other ideas? Christiane x
I finished chemo Sept 07, Heceptin Oct 08 and am on Tamoxifen. I have put on just over 2 stone.
I would love some support to lose weight
I finished chemo last summer and have piled on a stone since being on Tamoxifen.
Would love to join you all in trying to lose a stone or so.
Love Judy x
Yes please. I have gone from size 10 to size 14 and I do eat really healthily. It was chemo then Tamoxifen and now Zoladex is about to pile on the pounds too.
I would like to lose some weight as well, but have just finished chemo last week. Then mx and rads, is it best to wait do you think? was quite fit and active before all this, did belly dancing for one and half years thats good for you.
Sounds like an excellent idea….I’d love to join if I may? I have about a stone to lose and I to am now trying to ‘push to be positive’. It’ll be interesting to hear what your doctor recommends
hi there, now you are talking my language I so need to lose weight and like you I want to focus on the positive aspect of all this and get fit, but havent the motivation to do it on my own, please include me in the group I would love to join, many thanks love suzan x
I have just read a positive message from Christine123 who reports her progress in losing weight. Would any of the members be interested in setting up a support froup so we can encourage each other as we deal with side effects of treatment?
It's so easy to look on the bleak side, which I often do, and I would much prefer to focus completely on the positive aspects of life after diagnosis.
I like many others have put on weight and I'm going to my GP today to ask if he will help me with a sensible nutrition plan so I can be successful in the Ben Nevis challenge later this year.
Losing weight isn't going to be easy, but I've decided to approach it from the viewpoint of mind over matter, if I can get my subconscious tricked into thinking slim and healthy I believe my physical body will follow suit. I'll let you know how I get on.
Enjoy the sunshine.