I had a hysterectomy and both ovaries removed eight years ago at 33 years old due to endometriosis. When the surgery was performed I weighed 145 at 5'8" and worked out occasionally. I don't take hormone replacement and my thyroid has been checked out. My weight has now ballooned to 190 and I am a borderline diabetic with borderline high cholestrol.
I spend an hour and half in the gym at leat three times a week (30 minutes on the eliptical, 30 minutes on the bike, and 30 minutes lifting weights). On the off days, I try to walk at least a couple of miles. My normal calorie intake is around 1200 -1400 a day. I don't eat alot of fried foods or sugar. This has been my routine for at least 6 months with no movement on the scale or lose of inches.
When I talk to my doctor, his suggestion is spend at least another half hour in the gym and cut my calorie intake by another 100 calories. Oh and look into one of those food programs like Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers! Not that I have a problem with food programs but I don't believe they are a permanent solution to weight issues unless you want to stay on them for the rest of your life.
Does anyone have ANY suggestions on what else I can try short of a presciption diet pill? I've thought about trying hormone replacement again. Is it possible that by going on hormone replacement my body will get the estrogen it is trying to gain by retaining the fat? Just a thought and maybe I'm totally off base. Does anyone have a good diet program for a diabetic with high cholestrol?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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