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« on: November 16, 2010, 10:13:51 PM »

I was told yesterday that all my donor's tests are going well....... (another chat for another place) but I NEED TO LOOSE WEIGHT before the transplant.

My BMI is 33 and I need it at least down to 31. ( I need to loose 10kg)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 10:30:02 PM »

hmm do you do regular exercise like walking, swimming or going to the gym? That should help with weight loss. I know it's hard when you feel poor with low energy while on D, but I try and do 15-20 mins of walking most weekday mornings and a longer (10km or so) walk every sunday. Others spend time at the gym or in the pool or both.

Obviously another part of losing weight is the right sort of diet - have you spoken with a dietician at all about a diet that is both renal appropriate and good for weight loss?

the only other thing I can say is that whatever you do, it probably won't happen "FAST!" - as much as you want it to, losing weight, in a healthy way, is never usually a short term thing (unless you're 10kg fluid overloaded - yikes!)

good luck!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 10:39:45 PM »

Have you got a decent dietitian?  That's a good place to start.  How much do you know right now about meal planning, portion sizes and calorie counting?  If you don't have much info on it, the dietitian can help.  There are plenty of sources online, too.  You have to cut down the calories while staying in a healthy diet.  Really the best way, unfortunately, isn't a fast way. But if you want it off as quickly as possible, the lowering the calorie count isn't enough.  You have to do some kind of exercise.

I dropped about 50 pounds while on dialysis, but it was a long, slow process.  You have to do some real mental work to figure out why you are eating the way you are eating.  Lack of education about nutrition?  Bad habits ingrained from childhood?  Lack of money for proper healthy food?  It took me a long time to break some of my bad habits - like food as a reward, or taking huge portions and then thinking I had to clean my plate.  I still struggle with them, and the prednisone post-transplant is a terrible problem if you already have weight issues.  It makes you constantly hungry.  I'm still fighting that now, but if I hadn't dealt with some of my bad habits at least a little before, I'd be fighting a losing battle.

The only diet that works for me is the 3 E diet - eat less, eat better, exercise more.  It's incredibly easy - and incredibly hard to do.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 11:18:16 PM »

Thanks, I have a dietitian diet - it will take a year to loose weight on that ....... I need a faster method.

I am going to cut out most (not all) starch, sugar. I will eat fruit with every meal. I will eat snack 9am and 3pm. (fruit or biscuit)

I will start to walk again. This is Very difficult but I have an incentive !!!!! I just have to do this.

Do I use my dry weight to judge or my normal weight?
Dry weight 101.4kg-102 kg  normal +-104kg I need to weigh at least 95kg but the perfect is 90kg 
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 11:41:43 PM »


I lost weight walking an hour 3 days a week, eating fruits, veggies, lean meat (and lots of water, which is going to be challenge unless you sweat a lot.)

My friend Rebecca walked every inch of the way with me. Its sure helps to have a walking buddy, or books ontape, something to distract ya.

Good luck!!  :cheer:
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 10:12:20 AM »

Jorge Cruise 3 Hour Diet.  Google him.  It works!  My husband started it in mid July and we were losing great, but then we got off the diet.  Neither of us have gained back what we lost, but we haven't lost any more.   We will be restarting this weekend.

Good Luck and congratulations!   :clap;

http://www.3hourdiet.com/home/index.php     I purchased the diet cookbook at Barnes and Nobles and the recipes are yummy.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 08:37:03 PM »

I managed to lose 15 kg before my surgery, but....I was 100 kg before I started. I used a diet designed to lower your cholesterol...got it from my doctor.
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