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browner
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Hi All

Not a good week as I have put on 1.5 lbs. I have been walking and have been to the gym twice but it makes me hungry!! My Onc now says that I can go back on Aromesin so fingers crossed this may help to cut my appetite a little.

Boo hoo

browner

Well done to all the ladies that lost this week.

Sam_BCC
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Hi Gingery,

Lipobind is, according to the company, a fibre complex product, of organic plant source made with 100% natural cactus leaves, which binds to undigested fats in the body. It is listed as having an ability to reduce the amount of fat intake up to 27% of undigested fats from a standard meal. It is recommended that you speak to your specialist team before you consider taking it. As in all cases of taking new drugs, there is little research into the long-term side-effects and we simply do not know everything about this medication and its potential interactions.

Combining a healthy diet with some exercise should help to control weight gain. You might like to watch the DVD ‘Eating and well-being active’, which Breast Cancer Care has produced. This is aimed at people who have had treatment for breast cancer and who want to start exercising either during or following their treatment. You can order this for free online or by phoning our helpline number.

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/server/show/nav.718/changeTemplate/PublicationDisplay/publication...

Kind regards,

Clinical Team

twinny2
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Hi Gingery

I’m afraid I don’t have the answer to your question of compatibility of Lipobind with tamoxifen. It is a very interesting question and one for the oncologist I suspect. I to would certainly be interested to know myself.

You’re always welcome to join us reporting weight losses weekly if you feel it would help?

gingery
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Hi Ladies,

don't know if this has already been asked.

I put on a stone during treatment which finished in April and have half a stone to go to get to my pre-diagnosis weight which I can't seem to shift, I'll loose a pound in 2 weeks and then put it straight back on so I'm thinking of trying Lipobind for a little extra help.

Does anyone know if it's safe to take when you're on Tamoxifen?

Thanks in advance

twinny2
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Hi

Well after a terrible last week weigh-in following my holiday, I’m please to say a 3lb loss this week. That’s rid of the 2lb I put on, plus an extra 1…bonus! So the secret is to cycle from London-Southend once a week! Glad to be back on track and I have 3lbs more to loose then I hit a milestone weight…I would like to do it in the next 2 weeks. My incentive is that I have vouchers for Next and refuse to buy anything (even in the sale) until I can fit into their size 14…..and I really need new clothes! I’m currently ignoring the fact that my tummy is rumbling for its breakfast.

Judyw47 – hope you feel better soon. Take it easy; just like the panda on your profile.

Christiane – as you have very accurate scales let me know if you lose a 1/4 lb, it’ll be no problem to enter it.

I will update the charts on Thursday PM after some of the other ladies have reported in.

judyw47
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Good Morning ladies

Can you count me out this week, I'm confined to bed with a nasty chest infection and have lost 3 more pounds. Guess when I'm up and about will put back on 2 stone!

Happy healthy eating girls Judy x

christiane
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Still the same at weigh in - 13st 7lb. At least it's static and not a gain because I have been really naughtly this week. I have been out for lots of meals, chocolates, cakes etc. - all the wrong things - and I haven't gained an ounce. In fact I am slowly losing, but it doesn't show on your chart because I send it to you in stones and pounds. But I have bought some more scales which are very accurate and they measure in quarter lbs and I am slowly losing a quarter pound at a time. So I have been slowly losing throughout in quarter pounds.

I have not been very good with food and excercise, but what I find is working for me is that I now put saccharine in all my hot drinks. I have a very sweet tooth and so using a sweetener is obviously making a slight and regular difference.

Just thought I would share this with you.

browner
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Hi

I'm sorry but I forgot to post on Wednesday. I have lost 1lb this week and it was a struggle. However, I had my 3 month check up with the surgeon yesterday and he told me that I could try going back on Aromsine (sp) from Tamoxifen. Hopefully this will help in the weight loss department?

browner
x

twinny2
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Hi everyone

I’ve caught up on all the weight loss posts over the last 2 weeks and updated the charts on the website, in case you wana give it a visit. If there are any other weight losses just let me know and I’ll add them on.

Congratulation to Judyw47 – our first 7lb star

lulu650
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I'm very impressed twinny. With the bike ride that is, not the 2lb gain!

I've put on 1lb and back to 11st 11lbs. It just took a few bites of chocolate cake and sheer laziness on the exercise front. Damnation!

judyw47
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Hi all

1 pound loss for me........think I'm right in saying ive lost half a stone! yippeeeee

x

twinny2
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Hello Ladies

Having been away on holiday, all my good intentions went to pot…it was a time of excess and overindulgence. The result = a gain of 2lb’s. It could have been worse if I hadn’t swapped a mega burger for a chicken salad!

But to make up for it I will be cycling from London – Southend this Sunday, that should hopefully shift those extra few pounds!

busyboobs
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Hi Browner,
Sorry to hear about the fall - this exercise lark is high risk don't you think 🙂 Hope your recovered from the shock.

I will send weight on Wednesday - is that the date most people weigh in? Hopefully I can try to get some exercise in too by making my girls come with me, it's somehow more fun when not on your own. It'll do them good too.

Busyboobs
xx

sunset
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Hi ladies.
Been down caravan again for wkend but tried to be good, so I stayed the same, it's beta than a gain.
Must do some more exercise but feel so tired and listless been a down today a bit tearful. guess its the arimidex.
Start Rads next wk

twinny. We have a static caravan at Donniford Bay, Somerset, been there 11yrs.

Sunset

browner
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Hi Busyboobs

Welcome to the gang. I want to lose a stone but am struggling on Tamoxifen. We will get there. I weigh in on a Wednesay morning. I went on a 40 minute walk today with my daughter who was on her bike and guess what....yes I fell over. I felt a right prat but luckily no-one saw me. Result - one cut knee and a bruised ego.

Good luck

browner
x

busyboobs
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Hi,

Could I join please? I was dx in April and have my 3rd course of epi chemo today. Since starting the chemo I have put on 5Lb which I know doesn't seem much but it is only the start of 5 years of drugs that sound like they soak up and cling on to any fat that passes your lips!!

I have weighed myself this morning and I am 10st 2Lb - I need to lose at least 1st but my main aim at the moment is not to put any more on as I'm running out of clothes that fit:)

Lindsay
x

billybob
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Morning All

Weigh in again...lost 3lb, I am writing my foods down everyday and I think that has helped. I have cut out Carbs too, it seems to be working. I am out on my bike twice a week too, it seems to be helping. I have a long way to go but I'll get there as you will too. Keep going all of you.

Love and best wishes

Claire x

browner
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2 weeks running...stayed the same. I thought that I had done well this week (Obviously not). I am going to write down everything that i eat/drink this week.

browner
x

christiane
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Stalemate! No gain. No loss!! The same.

Blackheath
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am proud to report some weight loss - for the first time! 2lb. Oh boy, it's hard to keep it off. The heat makes me dream of ice cream too.
Good luck everyone
P

twinny2
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Hi Ladies

The weight loss website charts have been updated again for this week. If anyone needs the address let me know and I’ll PM you.

Is there no stopping you Judyw47?? 6lbs in 3 weeks – ‘good on you’!

Well done Christiane on your first weight loss. Hoping it’s the first of many!

Welcome aboard Horace!

Sunset – never mind…sounds like you’ve been having a great time anyway. Do you have a caravan based somewhere?

Good luck everyone for next week.

horace
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My problem is that I am very overweight but various health issues mean none of the usual exercise regimes are possible.My trampolining ended with my breaking a leg!So any recs for a diet which will promote a slow steady weight loss with little exercise.I am only 5ft 3 and weigh about 13 and a half stones 😞

christiane
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Hooray - my first loss! It's only 1lb loss - but it's a loss!!

twinny2
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Hi Ladies

Another ‘steady’ 1lb loss this week for me. I’m throwing myself into exercise at the moment and can see a milestone weight goal within reach…hooray! But I too am away on holiday next week. I have good intentions for the week but am likely to have my guard down when it comes to dieting!….still fingers crossed I don’t put too much weight back on! Will report back in 2 weeks!

sunset
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Good morning all,
Its another lovely sunny day.
Dissapointed this wk gained 2lb, but to be expected went to caravan last wkend so started birthday celebrations early with a lge cake nd wine from friends.
Its my b'day Today and my husband has just brought me in lge box maltesers 4 cruchies bars and healthy plums, lol
Out to lunch with family today
And were off to caravan 2morro for more goodies.
Sit in the shade ladies
sunset xx

judyw47
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Come on in Horace the more the merrier x

Morning Browner, the Odyssey course/adventure is for folk that have cancer. Its outdoor activities with an element of surprise for 5 days, a chance to escape from everyday life apparently. I'll pm you the url if you want it.

Judy x

katemate
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Sorry not to have been in touch. Life has been a bit tough, not just bc but other issues and I've just pigged out again. But tomorrow is a new day and I do think weight loss is a mental issue and at the moment things are difficult. I don't know if I can do it, but I'll give it my best shot.
Welcome Horace!
Kathy

horace
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Please may I join you?

browner
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Well done Judyw47. Enjoy your week away. What is it that you are doing in Scotland?

browner
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judyw47
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Hi all

1 pound lost this week and i had whole nut choc bar last night! Off on the Odyssey adventure in Scotland for a week so will miss the weigh in next Wed. Probably come back heavier than starting weight.

Love to you all x

browner
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Morning Ladies

B****r i have stayed the same this week. I did lots of walking, no wine and generally being quite healthy and to no avail. Never mind there is always next week.

Good luck to the rest of you

browner
x

christiane
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Again, no change in weight. Still at 13st 8lbs but have done more walking and feel generally fitter.

Twinny2-like the website. Sorry I don't appear on it because there are no losses as yet. Hopefully I will appear next week!

judyw47
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Hope you are well Bobbie and welcome to the group. I tried and tried to lose weight in the last year with no success......discovered what an awful cheat I was!

Finding this is really working doing it as a group along with some determination.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

browner
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Morning ladies

twinny2 thanks for the spreadsheet.

This time I am feeling quite motivated. I am waiting for blood test results for underactive thyroid and if it comes back positive then it may have some bearing on my weight gain (here's hoping). Also, wating for scan results on my feet as my consultant believes that the chemo has caused some problems with the soft tissue and nerve endings. I would really like to feel heaps better....onwards and upwards!!!

browner
x

corsa
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Hi Just noted this blog My weight is depressing me need more exercise
as well. I am so flippin tired and I finished my treatment a year ago. Is it me or Tamoxifen?????? Would love to join but will not print my weight on site.Will print my losses....hopefully
Bobbie

twinny2
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Hi Everyone

The weight loss chart has now been updated on the website sent to your PM’s, in case anyone wants to view it. Altogether, we have lost a total of 12lbs in the 2 weeks since we started…not a bad effort I’d say! Perhaps by next week we could make it over the stone mark!

Well done Judyw47 who’s currently top weight loss chick! 🙂

Blackheath – hope you are feeling better soon.

Billybob – If you are cycling it could be that your muscles are toning up? I’m definitely toning up and finding my clothes are much looser now…but the weight isn’t dropping off that fast!

billybob
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Hi All

Not too good of a week, I've put on 1lb and I don't know why...never mind, tomorrow is a new day, good luck to you all and well done all of you.

Claire xx

Blackheath
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Well done Browner and Sunset and all the other ladies who've lost weight. I"ve put on weight (1lb) - i can't believe it - so frustrating!! I've had one big lapse (bought cake and biscuits for the neighbours coming round but ate most of it myself) - but otherwise have been very healthy - yogurt and cereal for b/fast, sandwich for lunch, healthy dinners - maybe it's portion sizes - any tips welcome!! Am walking a lot but can't do any more exercise as I have shingles and can't wear a bra.
Good luck everyone

sunset
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hi,
I've lost a 1.lb this morning, found it very hard been on my exc bike every morning, but i have lost body fat ( so it says on my scales )
Hope for more next wk, more walking

Got to wait for my Rads 5/6 wks. mapping out 20th July

browner
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Hi Ladies

I have lost 1lb. Hoping for 2 but still very pleased. Must do more exercise this week (Note to self).

Good luck for next week

browner
x

twinny2
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Hello Ladies

Well done judw47, you are a real inspiration and doing excellently!

I’m another steady 1lb. Doing loads of exercise and really enjoying it too and I do seem to be toning up nicely. The weekends again are my downfall (KFC - very naughty)…but this weekend I’m going away with some friends who are very health conscious, so they will hopefully keep me on track and away from the demon grog!

judyw47
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Good morning ladies

2 more pounds lost and that was with a wee bit of cheating 🙂 absolutely thrilled. Just goes to show what a load of old junk I was eating before!

Best wishes to you all x

lulu650
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damn, one chocolate biscuit sent me stupid. I stopped at 4 though!!

judyw47
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Wow my weight loss looks brilliant on the spreadsheet! I need to confess to devouring a huge slice of chocolate cake yesterday. Back on track now.

Hang on in there ladies....we are eating healthier and excercising more which can only be of benefit 🙂

x

lulu650
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Haven't lost weight this week. However, been to gym 6 days out of 7 and forgotten what cake and chocolate taste like.

My health is much more important to me now, I took it so much for granted before.

sunset
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hi. I'd like to join the weight in
I've bought new scales 2day, my weigh in was 13.03.
I've put 1st on since I went on hols in April. so startin in morning.
Happy heathly eatin everybody. Good luck.

billybob
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Hello ladies

Just wanted to let you all know my weigh-in results for this week, I was 15.9 last Thursday, today I am 15.7 so thats 2lb!!!! Hooray... Good luck to you all, hope you are all okay.

Lots of love

Claire xx

Blackheath
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Hello
Well done to everyone who's lost weight. I haven't - I was diagnosed with shingles on Monday. Can't wear a bra, don't feel like doing any exercise. Was supposed to be on holiday but the GP didn't think it was wise. Ate masses of cake yesterday - real comfort eating stuff!
Am hoping to get back on track soon
good luck everybody
Pxx

juliet66
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I would love to join you, but fear it is too late.
I have secondaries and it seems ridiculous thinking about weight loss.
I was diagnosed in 2000 and was 10 stone. I had chemo, double mastectomy, more chemo and rads, stabilising at about 9 stone.

Was misdiagnosed initially and had psychological issues because of this.
In the following 2 years i put on 6 stone; as a result of tamoxifen and depression (comfort eating).

Since my secondary diagnosis (still on hormonals), I have put on a further stone.
I desperately need to lose weight but obviously cannot start anything drastic.. Julie

Olwen2
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Do you mind if I join in? My weight has been a constant battle all my adult life, before bc I went to slimming world and lost 3st I stopped going when I had my diagnosis, losing weight didn't seem important in the scheme of things. Now I'm on tamoxifen and I feel that the weight is piling on. I got on the scales on Tuesday for the first time in months and I've put 2 stone on. I don't want to go back to slimming world but hopefully if I can report to this thread once a week I might feel abit more motivated. Regards to all. Olwen