I had my hysterectomy in '05. May I ask, did you have your ovaries removed? Are you on HRT? Changes in our hormone balance can make losing weight a bit more challenging and some forms of HRT can compound this. Sometimes, we need to give our bodies time to adjust after the surgery. This can take a year or so for all swelling to leave and for the hormones to even out. I've removed almost all processed foods from my diet and have replaced them with whole foods. I eat only whole grains, lean meats, healthy fats, lots of veggies and I limit my fruits to 1 or 2 a day. And, exercise is a must. Walking is one of the best exercises available. I also recommend starting some kind of strength training. We tend to start losing a lot of muscle mass as we age. Walking and strength training can help keep your bones healthy.
Weight loss might be a bit slower than it was before the surgery, but don't give up on yourself. Weight loss is possible if you stay committed.
"Live the life you've always imagined." Henry David Thoreau
Last edited by GirlyGirlSebas : 01-28-2009 at 09:31 AM.