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Old 02-01-2005, 10:31 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 55
Age17witbadback HB User
Re: How to lose some weight?

Hi Mel-

I know the feeling of gaining weight after surgery! IT SUCKS!! And wearing a brace doesnt help matters either. Anyways after my first surgery I gained a little more weight than I'd wanted so my physical therapist told me she was on the Atkins diet, so I gave it a try. Within a week I think I lost 10 pounds (walking speeds the process) so I continued the diet. I stayed on it for about a month and a half and lost forty pounds. I felt great! But then I started gaining some back becuase I discovered my surgery failed and I couldn't swim or walk anymore. I recently had surgery again about 3 weeks ago and started the Atkins diet once again. It makes me feel really good knowing I'm losing weight. It is hard to get off the addiction of sweets (can't have any carbs) but believe me it's worth it in the end! I dont know if this is something you'd try but I just thought I'd share my story becuase I know the feeling!