Hitting the wieght loss wall

By DonHenault Latest Reply 2011-05-27 04:47:48 -0500
Started 2011-05-25 10:08:02 -0500

I have lost close to 50 pounds since I got the word that I was a diabetic last October. I have come to the point when my weight loss a come down to a crawl. In fact I have gained about 4 pounds in the week or on. My goal is to loose another 40 pounds if I can. The easy weight loss part is done, Now come the hard part.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get past this part and continue on. I do realize that weight loss will go much slower now. I have been re-evaluating my diet and workout schedule. Any Thoughts.



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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-27 04:47:48 -0500 Report

My normal weight is 110. Before I was diagnosed with type 2 I had lost down to 90 lbs. Now that I am on meds I am up to 130 and it seems like its all around the stomach. I could stand to lose 10 lbs of it, I am only 5'2. So if you get any good advice let me know.

PBARBIERI 2011-05-25 16:46:07 -0500 Report

I was put on a high fiber, low carb diet by my diabetic dietician. I went from 306 lbs to 286 lbs in 6 months then hit a plateau. I slacked up on my diet and gained back 5 lbs. Now I am back on my diet and I am down to 268 lbs, and another plateau. So I have to find something to get my weight loss back on track. I stay away from red meat (have gout problems), no rice, only whole wheat pastas, double fiber wheat bread, and pleanty of vegetables. When it comes to fruit, I can only eat a cup full. In other words, if an apple can fit into a one cup measuring cup that is all I can have at a meal. I can only have fruit 2 times a day. I can have 2 slices a bread at each meal. Double fiber bread has 13 carbs and 5 dietary fiber, so she told me to subtract the dietary fiber from the total amount of carbs and that is the actual amount of carbs i am eating. She said if it is less than 2 dietary fiber it isn't really gonna help me. So I look to see how many dietary fibers are in the food before I eat it. She said it doesn't matter what the amount of sugars it says cause that is the carbs. Now I just need to get an exercise program I can use that doesn't cause my fibromyalgia to flair up, and can't do alot of walking cause I have really bad knees and start limping after a little while. Can't even walk through the grocery store to do shopping without hurting.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-25 16:30:06 -0500 Report

Welcome to the "I've lost 50 lbs club". The next pounds do seem to be a bit more stubbourn. I have upped my exercise (i.e. I finally got a job). After a lillte over a month the extra walking, mopping, vacumming, and other aerobic activities I do at work have managed to kick up my metabolism for this weeks 5 lb drop. Luckily I work in a locked down area of the building and the residents are usually sleeping during most of the night. No one sees most of my extra moves to maximize the calorie burn while I do the cleaning. The extra walking is a bonus because the long hallways and checking on residents every 1-2 hours. I walk an extra couple of miles most nights.
Plus I have been working on double checking my portion sizes and cutting out a few more higher calorie foods. The little changes seem to be helping.

MewElla 2011-05-25 10:17:18 -0500 Report

Hey, congratulations on the 50 lbs down. That is great and this is not easy. I have been on this for 15 months and have lost a lot of weigh, 73 lbs. But I am definitely crawling and will go down 1-2lbs…it is frusterating, but my dr said keep up what I am do and one day, I will break the cycle…fingers are crossed.
I have finetuned my diet too, but so far, I truly believe that the maintenance is far harder than the initial weigh loss, at least I have not gained and that is a blessing. Good Luck to you, keep me posted…

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