I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an anything. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you an answer..
Wow - sounded like I wrote that! I am 49, had a hysterectomy a year ago at age 48 and plan to also get this off and have success before I'm 50 next June! I'm working on 60 pounds to lose - I've lost 12..
When I had my hysterectomy a year ago, I also had my gallbladder removed in the same surgery. I definitely reached an all-time high this past summer and in early August made the decision to start NS. It's been easy, I love the food, and it's been nearly 6 weeks going and I'm still motivated!..
I'm 61 and had a ovariohysterectomy in August of 2006. I started Nutrisystem August of 2007 and have lost 82 pounds so far. My goal is another 2.5 pounds, but I actually hope to lose about another 10. I feel great and get so many good comments about the loss. I love NS...
Welcome to NS. I had a hysterectomy done over 20 years ago. I am now 53. My highest weight afterwards was 389. Yikes !Nutrisystemis the only thing that has worked for me. I wish you all the best...
I am 49, will be 50 in January. I had a complete hysterectomy at 45. At the time I weighed 180 and over the next 4 years I ballooned to 228.Nutrisystemhas worked for me in many ways. After 8 months I am finally in control of my portions, eating fruits and vegetables and making all around good choices. I have lost 60 pounds and now weigh less than I did when I turned 40.
I cannot wait. Good Luck on the program, it does work...
I AM 50, had a hysterectomy at 45 (and was the best thing I ever did).
Yes, my weight went up, but like others I was already overweight when I had the surgery..
Some people wonder why I'm doing this at this point in my life-and they're right, I should have been more in control of my eating years ago, but I wasn't, so now I'm 50 and I'm so tired of avoiding mirrors and even plate glass windows cause I don't want to see how fat I've let myself become. My son is getting married in a very formal wedding in January, and I don't want to be the fat mom in the pics..
It may sound selfish of me, but I'm doing it for me-no more monthly female related agonies, and I'm feeling great, I want to look as great as I feel...
I had a complete hysterectomy in 1998 at the age of 28. I was well warned about the weight gain I'd experience. It's taken me 10 years to be ready to stop the gaining. Here I am, 6 months on the program and loving the new me. You don't need to be someone that accepts what a hysterectomy can do to you, but be one of the many that choose to change it. If you follow the program,Nutrisystemwill work for you, too..
Best wishes on your success!..
Question? For those that experienced weight gain following hysterectomy did you have ovaries removed as well? I am having one shortly and ovaries will not be removed...
I had everything removed and am permanently on replacement hormones (I wear a patch). It's the hormones thay cause the weight gain. Best wishes on your speedy recovery...
Lisamill: I am 39 and had a hysterectomy a year ago in July. I did keep my ovaries, and can't blame any weight on the hysterectomy. Some people's ovaries will stop working even though they're left, but mine are working just fine. My doctor tested me several months after the surgery to check ovary function. It was put to me that even though they are left and should work, sometimes the shock of the surgery causes them to just quit..
Best of luck to you, and I hope you have a speedy recovery. Having a hysterectomy was the best thing I ever did. It has improved my life GREATLY!!..
Thanks Ladies............it always helps to know you are not alone and especially that there are such great success stories here. To kkae.....WOW, are stories are almost exact except I made my decision to join in August but dragged my feet for another month. Joined September 10th. So far so good..
Good luck to all of you hyster sisters (to can a phrase used on another board)...
Glad I found this thread.... I too had a complete hysterectomy ( kept ovaries) and found that the weight just piled on especially around the middle! Good luck to everyone!..
When I was 53, I found I had to have a hysterectomy (pre-cancerous condition in uterus). I was about 320 at the time, so I asked the surgeon to let me wait til I lost some weight. I lost 40 pounds and then had the surgery. My weight went back up some after the surgery, but it had nothing to do with the hysterectomy, because I'm losing with no problem now on NS...
Wishing all of you wonderful ladies the very best in your weight loss journey..
Stay connected and become friends and share your week by week stories and help and encourage one another and you will all be in the "VICTORY ZONE",.
I tip my hats to all of you for taking care of the female stuff and then making this great decision..
All of you can do it, just work the plan and let it work for you..
It truly does, I am a living testimony here as many others are..
Keep moving forward and don't look back, just be who you want to be and enjoy the ride together. It is great!..
I too had a hysterectomy about 10 years ago due to some cancerous cells that showed up. And YES the weight POURED on. I have gained 60 lbs since then and I am miserable!!!! Time to take control!! Good luck to you again!! ( I posted on one of your other posts)..
I'm 44, and I had a full hysterectomy three yrs ago and I can't blame that on the weight either. It was just terrible habit's and portion eating and also lack of exercise. But I did manage lose 80lbs after all this..
I do cheer you all on and best of luck!..