Up and Down

By frail303 Latest Reply 2011-06-30 23:52:22 -0500
Started 2011-06-30 22:05:15 -0500

I had managed to loose a lot of weight since February. Almost 70 pounds to be exact. I did it wrong, but I did it. I didn't eat right or at all for 2 or 3 days in a row. When I did eat, it was something with chocolate. I took my insolin everyday during the day and at night. I managed some exercise with this new starvation diet. I was so happy when my waist size started dropping. Yep…STRESS was a wonderful thing for awhile. My husband even told me that I was pretty and that he loved me for the first time in 5 or 6 years. Things were looking up.
But, all good things come to an end. I am now eating all the time and eating everything. I don't know why and I don't know to stop. My sugar is back up in the 300's and I am miserable again. I wasn't doing this until I went in for a colon exam. This really sucks!
Any suggestions from anyone out here who has been where I am now? Is there anyone who understands what I am going through?
I am getting fat again and out of control.

3 replies

jayabee52 2011-06-30 22:54:49 -0500 Report

Howdy Katrina! I am happy to see you here, although sad it is not under better circumstances.
I have lost almost 40 lbs since February, but I wasn't trying to lose weight. I did it to try to see if I could keep my Blood Glucose numbers close to normal range without the use of medications of any kind. Fortunately for me I was able to do that. I ate (and continue to eat) a low carb, high protein eating plan. I have lost inches from my waist and fit into pants I hadn't fit into for years.

Perhaps you might try a lower carb eating program with perhaps more protein.
I believe it would put the skids to your higher BG readings, and bring your weight down again, but more slowly this time. You may not be able to wean off of your insulin, because my insulin use was very low to begin with.

By colon exam, do you mean a colonoscopy? Where you have to take some laxitive goop to clean you out completely? I have one coming up in about a month. Not looking forward to the goop/cleansing.

Katrina, I pray you can get your appetite, weight and blood glucose numbers better regulated and stabilized and lower them in a more healthy manner.


frail303 2011-06-30 23:41:22 -0500 Report

Thank you for your reply. It's good to hear from you again. Yes, I had a colonoscopy. It really sucked! I had to take that nasty medicine and when I finally got in there, they had student nurses that didn't know what they were doing. The head nurse and the on duty doctor finally had to come in there and take care of me. It was not a happy day. I hated it!
Thank you for your prayers. I need all I can get.
Thank you for your suggestions and advice.
I will be praying for you as you go in for your exam. It will be better for you then it was for me. I'm sure of it.
Hope to talk to you again sometime.
Always your friend…

jayabee52 2011-06-30 23:52:22 -0500 Report

Unless something terrible, (or wonderful depending on the one's viewpoint) happens to me I plan to be around for quite a while.

My only problem was the prep for the 'scope the night before. That was a MISERABLE night! And they decided I wasn't "clean" enough so they gave me 2 enemas. But I was in the hospital then. This time will be outpatient, so no help will be available overnight. I'm sure I'll talk about it when the time comes.

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