UGH...here I am weighing in....135...
my norm is 108 at the most. Just cant seem to shake the weight...and I have given up trying until after surgery. I want to be able to exercise and I cannot right now so I am jsut making sure that I am eating healthy. However tonight is pot roast, rice gravy, honey glazed carrots, rosemary potatoes, and homemade bread. I am still doing my sitting exercises though...just so I am getting something. I cannot wait to feel better and be able to do a little waking around the neighborhood...I love out area...it is full of beautiful oak trees and pecan trees and sweet people and children and dogs playing. Horses down the road and a beautiful park that my kids love to walk to. OPh....I can hear it calling my name :)
I am sure if I can get him to try it that it may be easier to get him to buy it....it is a yr now that I am trying....and I won't stop...lol....
I love the outside too, and being outside can be diff at times on uneven places....this was always my downfall...and I mean fall...so, I am still a tad cautious with grassy areas , but so love being outside....I also look forward to my DS's pool again this summer...more exercise....yeah.
mmm...outside is lovely....but it is raining right now for me....
I've had a pretty good day as far as eating goes....oatmeal, stuffed peppers, nuts and banana....some fruit salad. I havent even had chocolate yet....which is a miracle in itself.
I was able to exercise today.....at my boxing class....no pain at all! I was thrilled....I almost stayed for an extra class but decided to play it safe. I was sad as I realized that after Tuesday I probably wont be able to go back there for a couple months.... :( I am really really hoping recovery goes fast.
I have been trying to think of post op exercise that I will be able to do pretty quickly after surgery (not immediately, im not that irrational.)
One thing I will warn, do not rush ur recovery, u may feel great post op, but most do have a recurring of symptoms as the nerves wake up...it can get depressing and it feels like back sliding...but, with time and patience u will see it is short lived.
I pray all goes well and I will post a prayer thread for u on the 14th for the 15th when u r having surgery...all the best to u.
It is not just the pain, it is the impatience to get back to a different life...and sometimes in haste it creates set backs....allow ur body to heal, allow ur self the time it takes even if u r feeling good, do not over do it....go slowly.
OI have had weight gains and losses with out changing my routine or diet....so I know it is the Hashimotos it can switch from hyper to hypo....so, u do have to keep a close eye on it and apparently I had it for yrs b4 I was dx'd....do u also have a thyroid issue?
Do start at the top of this thread and work ur way slowly thru the exercises once u r ready, I would say u have time...right now u should be walking, and doing ur neck exercises to prevent scar tissue and the muscles from getting tight.
Deff wait till u r 4 or 5 months post op b4 u start ne of these, Or ur post op MRI when u see ur NS see if the sitting exercises may be a place to start.
I went to aqua therapy yrs ago for atrophied muscles in my right leg, and it is really fun, only thing is the first time u go to get out u feel like u can not lift ur legs bcuz of the heat of the water...it is an odd feeling and u do adjust to it, but that is one of my memories I will not forget and no one warned me ahead of time it would happen...so be warned....lol...
haha! I find that to me amusing - I have been kind of interested in aquatics for a while - not that I'll be able to do it for a while - what all does it entail?
My scale hit 109 lbs! woohoo! XD That means I have lost approximately (my scale was broken..so Im not sure what my original weight was haha) 25 lbs since the end of august, and approx 10-15lbs the year before that!!!
I hope it stays that way since I am now so inactive...I've got about 10-20 lbs more to loose to be at a healthy weight for my height, frame, age, BMI, activity level and bone mass! Im getting very close, just hope it stays...
Note: Yes, I should be somewhere between 90-100 lbs...I am extremely petite....extremely. This is not a obsession with loosing weight or a need to be a size 0. I am just small - in fact people often nick name me things such as "little one" "small" "shrimp" and fun sized"
It is a strange sensation at the time I did not have my Chiari dx, knowing u have it as well as other issues, u may think something is wrong...when it is not, this happens to everyone....lol...again a very weird sensation.
Well I'll be wooping when my scale hit 190 lbs! I havent been this size since 10 th grade! Even if I'm short 5 feet, I'm muscular build and big boned. The nutritionist told me that 155 lbs would be perfect! I have a lot of work to get there, since I'm over 200 lbs :(
Its amazing how each and everyone of us is so unique, and perfect in our own way - no one elses perfect with be someone elses perfect - and everyone is beautiful regardless of how their built. Sometimes that justs blows my mind - everyone is perfect in who they are.
Well I definitely misunderstood something I read somewhere...I thought my being underweight was a Chiari symptom, but if people are trying to lose weight it must be different for everyone. I thought I finally had an explanation as to why I am 5'5" and only about 106-108lbs soaking wet. I am not that active, I don't exercise, it hurts to move and I have no energy. The only 'exercise' I get is chasing my little ones around and the once maybe twice a week I run errands, if that. Some weeks I don't do anything at all and just have my hubby pick stuff up that we need on his way home from work. I am disheartened now because I thought that maybe I would actually gain some weight post-op. I think something just got mixed up in my head, which isn't hard to do for me; I can't remember a time when I wasn't easily confused. Sorry I just realized I was rambling off on random stuff so I'll just stop typing now lol.
Hi...well it still may many with chiari also have an auto immune thyroid condition called Hashimoto's, u can be hyper or hypo or switch btwn the 2.
U could very well be hyper...and y u do not gain...I have gone btwn the 2, lost weight and was "skinny" and then was considered "fat"...all on the same diet and activity levels and my blood labs showed normal for thyroid function, u really need a full lab work up to include a thyroid ultra sound, and in addition to the TSH labs u need free T3 and free T4 and TPO antibodies....
i had thyroid cancer and it was removed. i am on synthroid. i am in severe pain in my back so i am limited at the gym. i walk for 30 - 40 min i do some leg exercise some stomach and the bike for 2 miles. i have 2 eggs and 2 pcs of wheat toast for breakfast, a turkey or low cal meat for lunch and a small portion for dinner, in between i have fruit or a yogurt. i see inches dropping but not weight.
i have to smile when i read your note. last year was the first time i put on a bathing suit in 20 yrs, and it was for my grandaughter. she is 2 yrs old and she informed her mother the other day i was comming to get her so we could go swimming your right there is alot of material lol
Well inches r more important then weight as muscle is heavier then fat...so if u work out u r building muscle, so the # on the scale may not be moving, but if u r getting toned and losing inches that is fantastic : )
I hate to admit since last July I have went from a size 3 to a 13! I have pics posted where I am mid weight. I started with 110-115 to 140! I almost fell off the scales. They have tested all my thyroids & it came up just a little low. I do try to walk but since I have started having so many issues with my legs & feet I am unable to walk alot. Ive tried doing small sit ups didnt work due to the pulling of the head. Its all in my butt,thighs & breast., I dont have belly fat. I eat really healthy. Any ideas?
May I ask, r the thyroid reg thyroid testing or for an auto immune thyroid issue?...Just testing TSH may appear "normal"...ask about the free T3 and free T4 and TPO antibodies along with TSH....
U may also ask about having ut thyroid ultrasound done, as it may show nodules indicating an autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, many of us have it and we can go btwn being hyper to hypo with very quick weight gains...trust me I know as I do have it....
Sit ups r really no good...do try walking in a pool as u have the resistance of the water u r walking against.,..and u can try a recumbent bike....
I also know how u feel , I went from people at work calling me skinny to being called fat...ugh...(nasty customer) but regardless,...it was a fast change in weight and no change in diet or amount of activity I had at the time, so I know now even with my activity level being lowered it is not the reason for not being able to drop weight....my thyroid is.....
i was wondering if that the depresion we all suffer from chiari and the wonderfull life we were delt has anything to do with not beeing able to loose this weight. i know we are all limited to what we can do, ut depresion can cause weight gain
I really do not feel depressed to that degree....I am happy most of the time, and if I were to sit and focus on all the things I could not and can not do, then mayb I would be more depressed...but, once I found a Dr and a dx I was ecstatic....the worst was not knowing and my weight was up and down....I am heavier now ....
So for me, that does not follow that logic, for many others here it may....something to consider, but there r so many that do not feel depressed except about the medical profession listening.,..???
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