weight loss

By Jodyrowlett Latest Reply 2015-01-17 20:22:27 -0600
Started 2011-07-18 21:36:15 -0500

So at the end of March I went to see my Endocrinologist and he said I need to lose weight!! I was at the same weight as I was when I was 9 months preggo with my daughter. I was like OMG, I'm done!! So I changed my eating habits, started walking and went from drinking about 1-2 2liters of diet pepsi a day…to a 20 oz bottle or less. I also reduced my insulin amount with changing my eating habits! Total weight loss to date is 27lbs! Although I have stopped walking because it's so hot outside I'm still alot more active then I was before! But when school starts next month I'm taking a health class to where you can go to school whenever you want and use the gym!! Hoping to get off another 40-60 lbs! Losing weight is hard when you take insulin. Does anyone else struggle with this? And if so, what works for you?

13 replies

Jodyrowlett 2011-07-20 10:05:29 -0500 Report

Thanks guys! Looks like we all agree on the low-carb hi-protein diet! Thats exactly what I do. I also do low-calorie. Protein bars and shakes do wonders. I eat the 'pure protein' bars and they are awesome! Each one has at least 19grams of protein. They really do hold you over!

MewElla 2011-07-19 09:28:05 -0500 Report

Was diagnosed in Feb. 2010, used portion control, watch my food intake/journal,exercise everyday by walking 5-6 miles; am diet/exercise controlled, no meds or insulin. It takes a lot of work ea day but I have lost 73 lbs and feel better than ever, more energy, stamina and A1C right where Dr wants it to be. I always say I am a work in progress…for me, this works…

Ocean's Breeze
Ocean's Breeze 2011-07-20 18:58:36 -0500 Report

I have to ask. How long does it take you to walk 5-6 miles? Every day? ok. I must get started. Tks for your persceptive. I'm trying to put together a plan now that I am finally serious and determined to take care of myself as best I can. Tks for your input.

MewElla 2011-07-20 19:36:10 -0500 Report

About 2 hrs plus every day..I make myself priority first everyday..If I can help,let me know..Good Luck..

MoeGig 2011-07-18 22:18:51 -0500 Report

The only way for a diabetic to lose weight is to go on a super low carb diet. I've tried everything over 46 years and this is the only thing that works. Check out my link for more details. http://typeonediabetic45.blogspot.com/

Mari.anne 2011-07-18 22:33:26 -0500 Report

Is this the case for Type 2 as well as for Type 1?

I've been struggling with weight loss for quite a while now - I've gone down to 1200 calories a day and have gradually increased my exercise until I've been doing up to 2.5 hours just about every day (a combination of gym, swimming and walking) and my weight loss has been negligible. In fact, my struggle has been so hard that it's been a major contributor to a bout of depression and I've gone back onto anti-depressants (and these mess with your sugar levels so that's an added bonus).

A couple of days ago, I decreased my carbs from a maximum of 120g a day to somewhere between 80g and 100 grams. I did this after listening to a radio broadcast where Jenny Ruhl was the guest - talking about low carb diets. I'm keen to read more about it but my searches haven't located any information.

Does anyone have any information that might be useful? I'm keen but I need to know more …

Susan Donovan
Susan Donovan 2011-07-21 11:45:17 -0500 Report

Mari.anne I to have been struggling with my weight. I quit smoking and gained 50 lbs and then I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I am on 5 pills that cause weight gain including the depression pill. It is my understanding that depression is part of the diabetes. I went to a class with nurses and dietitians and they said if I could keep my meals-3- to 45 grams of carb and my snack -3- to 15 that I would be able to lose weight. You also need to find some form of excersise. Here again, I have arthritis and Fybromayagia so I can only excersise in the pool. I listen to the radio during the day and start dancing with it for 10 minutes at a time and it has been working out really great. I am starting to lose the weight and I am having a lot less stress because I feel I am on the right track and when I wake up I just ask Jesus to help me and I know what to look for on the labels. Hope this helps.

jayabee52 2011-07-18 22:53:17 -0500 Report

I can only offer anecdotal evedence, but it worked for me. I have lost in the neighborhood of 40 lbs over 5 months by going on a very low carb, high protein eating plan. I usually would have perhaps 25 carbs per day.

I've eliminated the use of any meds to control my BGs and have kept them close to the normal range. My May 2011 A1c was 5.5.

I plan to do this for the rest of my life, unless something radical happens to me to change it.

Anonymous 2015-01-17 20:22:27 -0600 Report

Hi. I am Katenow and just reading about low Carb diet after 42 years a diabetic. I have recently lost 42 lbs the old fashion way and reach a plateau and want to loose 10-15 lbs . If you don't mind could you tell me what carbs you eat on 25 carbs. Thank you

Ocean's Breeze
Ocean's Breeze 2011-07-20 18:55:58 -0500 Report

Tks for the info. 25 carbs/day! Wow!!! I guess the "trick" is to just get started even if with small steps. This is very encouraging.

MoeGig 2011-07-18 22:45:53 -0500 Report

Although exercise is very important (keeps the arteries flowing and not clogging..as in your feet), you can't lose weight just exercising. I believe you have to be on a Hi Protein/ Low carb diet to actually lose. I'm type 1, but believe it apples to Type 1 or 2. Check out more info: http://typeonediabetic45.blogspot.com/

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