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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2006, 08:56:57 AM »

Some basics things to figure ones ideal weight.

Female-  100 pounds for the first 5 feet of height and then add 5 pounds for each inch over 5 feet. + - 10% for weight range.

Male-      110 pounds for the first 5 feet of height and then add 6 pounds for each inch over 5 feet. + - 10% for weight range.


Calorie needs and amounts do change with dialysis patients some.

However the basics are.  Ideal weight x 10= basic calorie requirement.

To find out the approximate number of calories one is already taking in.  Present weight x 10= current intake of calories.
If one is exercising then add the number of calories burned to that number for what one is taking in.






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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2006, 10:25:04 AM »

Got out my yoga video this week.  I've only managed to do a really short session so far, since the nerve damage to my arm from the graft surgeries makes my arm feel like it's trying to fall off while I'm stretching.  Guess I'll have to stick to more walking instead.  I did go out last night and danced a little, but I think the appetizer platter probably made it a break even as far as calories burned!  ( I ate healthy all the rest of the day - I knew there was junk food on tap for later that night.)  Deep fried veggies - how to make the healthiest stuff to eat into something you shouldn't touch . . .who came up with that, anyhow?

After getting the info on here about the 30 BMI for transplant, it's occurred to me to wonder why I had to learn that from this website, and not from my docs.  In 10 years of medical treatments for kidney failure, why hasn't anyone said "You should really start watching your weight now, because you have to be under 30 BMI to be eligible for the transplant list."  Not that they haven't said anything about my weight before, (it was always about lowering my blood pressure, though, and never anything they focused on intensely) but doesn't it seem like my neph should have mentioned that particular fact?  It does seem like an incentive to really work on the problem that he could have told me about back when I wasn't quite so sick and was still able to exercise more.  :-\

I know part of the reason they haven't focused on my weight was the gastroparesis - I've spent too much time trying to find a diet that actually stays in me to worry much about what is staying ON me, but I still wish they had mentioned it ages ago.

Ah well, at least I lost 2 pounds this week.
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2006, 08:20:14 AM »

Good job, jbeany!  Two pounds is a great start!  I know what you mean about the 30 BMI, I saw some posts here about having to lose weight for a transplant and so I asked my Nephrologist.  He told me it was true, I had to have a BMI greater than 18 and less than 30 to be eligible for a transplant.  He'd never mentioned it to me before, either, and I'm clearly over 30 BMI.  I told him to tell me if there was anything else I didn't know that I should be working on, but that seemed to be the biggest thing.

I'm taking less Prednisone starting today, I've been trying to eat better, but so far I haven't lost anything.  Hopefully now that I'm taking less Prednisone I'll start to lose something. 

Keep up the good work, you're doing great!
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2006, 08:27:14 AM »

Some ideas for weight loss (Not that I know anything.)

When you go shopping do it on a full stomach. Things are not as appealing when you are satisfied instead of hungry.
Just do not buy the junk food.  If it is not around then you will not eat it.
Pick one thing you like and keep it in the house for those times you have to have something you like. Or make sure if you are craving something you have to go get it instead of it being in the cupboard.  It will give you time to think if you really need it or just want it.
Instead of chips, put pretzels in the house.
For the sweet tooth, buy the sugar free sour candies and have them around instead of the sugarful stuff. 
I buy Rye Krisp crackers and eat them when I need a real crunch in my diet. They are only 22 calories so if you eat the whole pack it is not too crashing on the diet.
Cut up fruits and veggies and leave them in the front of the refrigerator so they are the first thing you see as a choice.

(Now if I would follow my own advice!)
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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2006, 09:55:46 AM »

I stopped buying junk food because my husband wanted to lose weight to a hunting trip in the mountains.  He asked me to stop bringing home all the junk he likes to eat.  It's amazing how much difference it makes.  I'm not nibbling at things just because they are in front of me now, either.  It also makes my shopping trips a lot faster - there are whole aisles in the grocery store I don't even walk down anymore.  I've seen the Dr. Phil stuff about an "error-proof environment", and I have to say it really does work.

One more rule that's helped at my house - if you want a fattening baked goodie, you have to bake it yourself.  No store bought cookies, doughnuts, eclairs, cakes. . . .  If I make it at home, it gets made with whole wheat flour, low fat substitutes for the butter, like applesauce, very little salt, and half the batch immediately goes out the door to my father-in-law, who adores all things homemade.
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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2006, 04:15:44 PM »

I've been a member of ww so many times I have lost count.
Weight has been a constant struggle but I am about 94 lbs.
less than my high wt.  I would like to lose 10 or so more.  It
has taken me years, losing, gaining, etc.  Finally I just
pretty much count calories and walked and got 3 pcs. of exercise
equip.  I think the thing that really helped me was if I did not let
myself get too hungry.  Have a light snack often.  If I get too hungry,
I'd eat anything I could get my hands on and lots of it.
It now has become a lifestyle instead of a diet.  It was a slow process.
It's not true if you lose it slowly it doesn't come back.  It would
come back just as fast if I eat more.
What a struggle it is.............


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« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2006, 09:13:45 AM »

Wow, Ohio, Buckeye, 94 pounds, that's great!  And it sounds like you've done it the right way, so that you've changed your lifestyle and the weight will stay off.

I'm sure hoping that I can lose some weight now that I've cut back on the Prednisone, I'm worried about gaining weight from the PD.  I know some people don't gain weight from it, but, if there's a chance to gain weight, I usually do.  I'm going to try to be really careful about what I eat.

You can lose that last 10 pounds, you've done a great job!
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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2006, 08:11:48 AM »

I'm sure hoping that I can lose some weight now that I've cut back on the Prednisone, I'm worried about gaining weight from the PD.  I know some people don't gain weight from it, but, if there's a chance to gain weight, I usually do.  I'm going to try to be really careful about what I eat.

People do gain some weight from pd.  They say most people absorb 500-700 calories from the solution itself.   :(
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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2006, 09:06:30 AM »

That's not true in all cases as I have not gained weight.

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« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2006, 10:05:52 AM »

Same here, no weight gain *shocked*  did that just come from my mouth?  lol, i have been pretty much the same weight for the past 6 months on PD, where as when i was on hemo, i was gaining weekly, go figure huh  :-\ :P
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« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2006, 08:03:12 PM »

I was on PD for over 10 years, and always had issues with eating and weight. So, I must admit
I understand the difficulty.
Goofynina, I was reading some of your earlier posts from this thread. You can't be
defeated girl! I was sooo happy to hear that you have maintained your weight while on PD!
Think about it...you've obviously managed to intake a reasonable amount of calories
(INCLUDING your PD solution) and be active enough NOT to put on any weight .
That is fantastic! Tweek that equation...and you'll drop the weight.  Don't give up !  :)
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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2006, 09:57:19 AM »

I was on PD for over 10 years, and always had issues with eating and weight. So, I must admit
I understand the difficulty.
Goofynina, I was reading some of your earlier posts from this thread. You can't be
defeated girl! I was sooo happy to hear that you have maintained your weight while on PD!
Think about it...you've obviously managed to intake a reasonable amount of calories
(INCLUDING your PD solution) and be active enough NOT to put on any weight .
That is fantastic! Tweek that equation...and you'll drop the weight.  Don't give up !  :)

*theme from Rocky playing*  UH OH,  looks like she is at it again, attempting the inevitable, it looks like... is she... she is!!!  She is breaking out the TAE-BO tapes,   Now if i just remember how to work the VCR  :-\   lol, j/k,   My mission begins, wish me luck my friends..... love ya'll :grouphug;
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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2006, 11:10:29 AM »

Go, girl, go!   :clap;
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« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2006, 11:12:06 AM »

Tae Bow???  Is that anything like origami. >:D  Awww Goofynina you will have cute things all over your house now.  Don't kick them all over the place.  >:D
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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2006, 12:13:25 PM »

That's not true in all cases as I have not gained weight.
Same here, no weight gain *shocked* did that just come from my mouth? lol, i have been pretty much the same weight for the past 6 months on PD, where as when i was on hemo, i was gaining weekly, go figure huh :-\ :P
Ohio Buckeye and Goofynina, you're going to be my inspiration!!  I'm going to get that catheter tomorrow, start PD and I will not gain weight.  I will even lose weight because I'll feel better and have more energy, and I'm taking less Prednisone. 

We can do this!  We're going to be successful, I just know it!
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« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2006, 07:44:56 AM »

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*theme from Rocky playing*  UH OH,  looks like she is at it again, attempting the inevitable, it looks like... is she... she is!!!  She is breaking out the TAE-BO tapes,   Now if i just remember how to work the VCR  :-\   lol, j/k,   My mission begins, wish me luck my friends..... love ya'll :grouphug;

Don't hurt yourself Goofynina. ;)
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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2006, 06:58:22 PM »

I think i scared myself, since i have pulled out the tapes (and the leg warmers and leotards) :o  lol,    I have been sicker than a dog and cant do anything, damn, i tell ya, if it isnt one thing, its another stopping me on my "mission"  :P
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« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2006, 07:58:23 PM »

I think i scared myself, since i have pulled out the tapes (and the leg warmers and leotards) :o  lol,    I have been sicker than a dog and cant do anything, damn, i tell ya, if it isnt one thing, its another stopping me on my "mission"  :P

Well I hope you feel better soon. If you don't I'll get mad... pout...stammering.. I'll just be real sad :(
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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2006, 10:57:54 PM »

OK Sluff,  I am feeling better, nothing came up today, well, came up but not out ;) eww, lol,  but thank you for your kindness it helped alot with my getting better  :cuddle;
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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2006, 06:14:29 AM »

OK Sluff,  I am feeling better, nothing came up today, well, came up but not out ;) eww, lol,  but thank you for your kindness it helped alot with my getting better  :cuddle;

Is that like taste better the second time around??? eeeewwwww. lol
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« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2006, 09:29:30 AM »

Sorry, I didnt see this thread before I posted my question and issues in general discussion.. lol... oopsie...

I am trying to lose 10 lbs to begin with... the one thing I changed to start, is I aadded salad to lunch and dinner and took our a carb during those meals.

I know we can do it if we stick to it and dont cheat  ;D
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« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2006, 11:17:12 AM »

Okay, despite eating potato chips and chocolate milk for dinner last night, I have lost four pounds!  Yahoo!  I think it's because they've cut back on my Prednisone.  I'm going to try to do really well for the time I have left until I start dialysis, maybe I can lose a few more pounds in the next couple of weeks.  There is Thanksgiving, but I will try to be good!
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« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2006, 11:35:39 AM »

Well allright Mallory  :2thumbsup; :clap;   Keep it up girlfriend... WE CAN DO THIS  :beer1;
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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2006, 12:17:49 PM »

Good going!  I have lost around 4 lbs since my parathyroidectomy.  I am at 89 dry wieught now instead of 91 kilos.  I guess it is okay.
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« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2006, 06:21:25 PM »

I had to go back and double check the date on the post in here when I found out that my BMI had to be under 30 to get on the list.  It was Oct. 17.  It's Nov 18th now, and my scale says I'm down 10 pounds since then.  10 pounds in a month - WHOO HOO!

Now if I can just keep that up for the next two months - I have the right BMI for the transplant list, if I can pass all the rest of the tests.  :cookie;  (The only kind of cookie I'm eating now - virtual!)

I don't know if my other health problems will keep me off the list - but I'm determined that my lack of self-control around dessert won't be the reason I'm refused!
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