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how can i reduce my weight?

By February 12, 2011 - 12:58am
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I'm 160cm, and 75 kg. be married and have 2 kids and have ductal breast cancer grade 3 , and under radiotherapy just now, i've finished chemotherapy , but i have to have herceptin injection for one year( every 3 weeks), and after 28 times radiotherapy my doctor will start tamoxifen & i'm depressed and taking some medicine for it .

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Hope that helps!

February 25, 2011 - 3:32pm

I agree with Susan, and if you are terribly worried about the pollution, you can walk on a treadmill at a gym. Gyms are great places to meet other people, work with a personal trainer, or just listen to some music/watch TV while you are on the treadmill. Better yet...bring a walking buddy with you, and you can both do your own intensity side-by-side.

February 17, 2011 - 10:03am

I went to a Registered Dietition but had no change in my weight! I think it might be because of my drugs and ofcourse no exercises and my eager to eat.... I can't swiming because of radiotherpy although I feel so tiredness of that and feel no energy to do that, and not yuga and other exercises like that becuse I have sever inflammation in my elbow ( tennis elbow!! ) I shoud go to walking but we have a polluted air in our city...and ashamed to tell that I smoke a lot...I'll be so grateful to have some suggestion from everybody.

February 15, 2011 - 3:50am
(reply to n_vaezi)

A visit to the R.D. would not cause a weight reduction, if you are not exercising, are "eager to eat" (as you describe), continue to smoke "a lot".

You are doing the right thing by information-seeking, but it does sound like you know how to lose weight, as you provide many reasons why you are not able to exercise, are not able to find the energy to exercise (some is from your treatments; most of your energy would be depleted through smoking), and you may be consuming more calories than you need through your "eagerness".

Losing weight is really about making choices, and there is no magic equation to losing weight...it is just expending more calories than you consume. Meaning: eating less calories or exercising more to burn calories.

An R.D. can help you find a healthy eating plan, including:
- healthy food options
- a plan that incorporates your favorite foods in moderation
- portion-controlled sizes of meals and foods
- cooking healthy meals with little time or energy
- healthy snacking
- learning how many calories you should eat

Can you go back to the R.D., and get this type of information? I would assume you already did receive this information, and if so, please let us know what you DID learn, what specific individualized-information was given to you...and we can help you incorporate this information into your lifestyle.

Also...you have told us all the exercises you can not do, or the reasons you can not do them, but exercising will help you decrease weight (along with healthy eating), provide more energy...it could even help stop some nicotine cravings.

So....what exercises CAN you do?

February 15, 2011 - 12:25pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

just walking, i think, which doesn't need hands!!!

February 15, 2011 - 10:14pm
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Alison has given some great information (I might even take some tips myself!) but walking is an EXCELLENT weight loss tool that also works to increase heart heath and will do a little to clean out those smoky lungs a bit. People walk in all sorts of cities and the pollution would probably far less harmful to you than what all this smoking is doing to you. Research has also shown that the desire to smoke is vastly diminished in the hours after walking. This could be a win-win situation!

Some people use walking as their sole means of exercise and bearing in mind the health challenges that you have, that should be fine for now.

Since you smoke a lot, you may experience chest pain as you begin your walking regime. Start slowly, maybe for 10 minutes at a time and build up your strength. With a few months you may be walking briskly for up to an hour a day and may also be able to carry some light weights with you, too. But all of this will of course, depend on your health circumstances at the time. Listening to some music while you walk helps too and there are free indoor tracks at most community centers or recreation centers if the weather is bad. Spring will be here soon enough (we hope!) and that will help too or you may be lucky enough to live where the weather is good anyway! Put on a good pair of sneakers, keep hydrated and you'll be good to go.

One important thing to do is let your doctor know of your fitness/weight loss plan before you start.

Walking is free, pretty easy and also has a meditative quality. It's one of my favorite ways to keep fit so I highly recommend you making this a daily routine.


February 16, 2011 - 9:01am

I'm happy to hear that you are being treated, and am so sorry that you are going through all of this!

If you are currently under treatment of doctors for cancer and depression, you need to speak with your doctors about being referred to a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) who specializes in working with women who want to lose or maintain a healthy weight, while undergoing medical treatments.

February 13, 2011 - 9:12pm
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