Medications; weight loss, depression

By lisaloo2429 Latest Reply 2012-01-09 13:11:27 -0600
Started 2012-01-09 11:53:34 -0600

I have been concentrating so much on not take my pain pills that I'm forgetting to take my Metformin and my numbers have been crazy. I do okay in the mornings as I eat breakfast everyday but my evening dose is what skips my mind as I don't eat dinner or soemtimes just snack on an apple. I'm also reverting back to my old ways of trying to lose weight by restricting meals. I can't seem to get down past 119. I feel fat and ugly. My height and frame is short and small and 119 is way too big for me. I need to get down to 110 and I can't seem to get anywhere. It's so depressing.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-09 12:21:11 -0600 Report

Lisa, first you must not skip meals, you can lose weight with a carb smart diet. My doctor put me on 1200 calories per day and I have lost 62 lbs. I would be happy if I weighed 119. You are concerning yourself more with how you look than your health. In my opinion, it makes no sense to risk your health to look good. You feel fat and ugly because you choose to feel that way.

Ask yourself this question, would you rather look good to people who don't care at all or would you rather be healthy. Not taking proper care of your diabetes is a mistake. Diabetes does kill people. I personally would rather carry around a few pounds above ground than to be a beautiful corpse under ground.

You really should talk to a nutritionist who can help you with a diet plan that does not require you to skip meals. When you don't eat, your body goes into starvation mode and stores fat to keep it going. Therefore, it is harder to lose weight if you starve your body. You are also causing a problem with your blood sugar and other organs. The body is working harder to get the nutrition it needs to function. Diabetics have to concern themselves with eating right and healthy, blood sugar control and weight control. If you ignore 2 of them to concentrate on only one, you could possibly have major medical problems down the road.

You should also speak to your doctor about the depression. He/she may recommend a therapist. What happens if you get to 110 and decide that is way too big for you?

I have missed my evening dose of Metformin and spoke with my pharmacist who said I can take the missed dose in the morning and still take the evening dose.

I don't mean to sound harsh or critical. It just bugs me when people with a disease fail to take proper care of themselves. I have transported a lot of people to the hospital who failed to take medication or eat properly. Some of them never made it to the hospital alive.

lisaloo2429 2012-01-09 12:32:48 -0600 Report

Sometimes I need harsh to kick my butt back into reality. Thank you. I do need to start taking better care of myself and take my meds like I'm supposed to.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-09 12:48:00 -0600 Report

Lisa let people judge you by the content of your character not because you look good. So what if you don't lose the last 10 lbs. If it isn't a health risk, no one will care but you. At 119 lbs., you can be just as healthy and happy as you want to be. Stop fretting because you feel fat and ugly. The only ugly people are the ones who are ill mannered, self centered and cannot say anything nice about anyone or any thing. Fat people can lose weight but that might not make them a happy person or make them feel better about themselves.