Another weight loss issue???

Pam S
By Pam S Latest Reply 2011-09-15 18:20:54 -0500
Started 2011-06-11 08:41:00 -0500

I'm just wondering…i'm a type 1 pwd…now I excersise 1/2 hour to 1 hour everyday. But not loosing any weight… I should mention that when my sugars are good i seem to gain weight (they are not perfect but my A1C came down to a 7.8)…my doc wanted to see some weight loss..i'm trying but not understanding why its not working is driving me insane…any helpful thoughts for me???


Tags: weight loss

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Pam S
Pam S 2011-09-15 18:20:54 -0500 Report

i so appreciate your comments. i think I need a personal trainer. This is where i've had enough of being a diabetic. I'm not starving myself..thats for sure. But eat balanced foods and exercise. I'm not lazy by any means. I just need someone other than a nutritionist telling me to not eat anything. I firmly believe balance is the key. But what gives?? is it age…is it the fact that my job is not physical even though my personal life is…i don't know…what causes it to work for one but not another?? hmmmm…thanks for the comments everyone:)

RAYT721 2011-06-11 23:47:32 -0500 Report

Perhaps you know that your question about weight loss is one of the more common questions and discussions here because it affects many of us, regardless of what "type" of diabetic we are. Weight loss concerns affects diabetics as well as non-diabetics and while I wish I had an answer for you, I can only share with you that many (most?) of us completely understand the fears, feelings and frustrations.

First, thumbs up for bringing the a1c down. The accomplishment there shows a genuine attempt towards setting and achieving "SMART" goals. Your workout plan further shows activity towards a better state of mind, body and soul. You are on the right track … you have the motivation! Please take a moment to applaud yourself for that. So many people want to do certain things but never begin. You've begun.

There are a number of reasons why people don't fully succeed in their weight loss endeavors. One of the main ones is that they are forcing their bodies into a starvation mode, making the body work even harder than necessary. Make sure you are getting enough calories and not overdoing it with the exercise. There are plans for gaining, losing and maintaining one's weight. Make sure you are on the right plan.

Whether you are a little or a lot overweight doesn't matter. Check out the other communities here and come visit the ObesityConnect.Com site for more information on weight loss. It doesn't matter if you are diabetic or not. We may be able to help with the support and encouragement and tips that may assist you in reaching your goals.

If losing weight were easy or there were answers for everyone, I don't think the diet industry would be so wealthy. It is a multi-billion dollar industry. The reason is that everybody and every body is different.

I wrote an article here called "Just WEIGHT a minute!" which may or may not have some tips and tricks to help you. I've personally dropped 30 pounds without any magical pill or mystery potion so I'm pretty confident that you can lose two, five, ten or whatever number of pounds you want or need to use. Just make sure that your goals are SMART goals.

I would love to hear more from and about you. I'd love to challenge you to a weight loss challenge that my wife and I are starting on where you can have supportive friends (we call them family) helping to share information, motivation, inspiration, and education.

We are all working together to achieve a certain connection of mind, body and soul and glad to have you with us.

Join our discussions here and on the affiliate sites that range from "what's on your mind?" to "what's on your plate?"


CaliKo 2011-06-11 11:12:42 -0500 Report

I exercise about 1-1/2 hours a day, and stay the same weight. Any time I need to lose a few pounds I have to count calories. The amount of carbs I eat are always on target, but those sneaky fat grams are what I have to cut out when losing weight. Good luck.