By bug32 Latest Reply 2012-01-30 19:25:10 -0600
Started 2012-01-22 14:44:56 -0600

Im trying to get back on the right track but it's so hard. I've lost over 100 pounds and have managed to get my sugar under control but here lately I've been eating everything in sight.

Tags: weight loss

56 replies

tharris71 2012-01-30 19:25:10 -0600 Report

Congratulations on the 100 pounds. Definitely view it as an accomplishment and keep that in mind heading forward!

Pearlhanna1 2012-01-28 10:39:54 -0600 Report

Congrats on the 100 pound loss. I read your other posts in this topic; sorry for the emotional toll. When you're ready you'll get back on track. Please don't let anyone tell you how or what to do on your plan. You're a smart person. Heck, you are motivated; proof is the 100 pounds you already lost. You're in my prayers.

GabbyPA 2012-01-26 10:41:15 -0600 Report

I am kind of in the same boat as you. Congratulations on the 100 pounds. That is super.

What I am doing is going back to the things that helped me loose my 60 pounds. What worked was a very low carb meal plan with a lot more variety of exercise than I am doing now.

What motivates me is the way I felt when I was doing that great. When I compare that to how I feel when I am floundering. I like the former and am striving to get that again. I know once I tap into that, it will snowball, just like the bad things can. So why not have a positive snowball instead of a dirty old snowball? I have gone back to some of my old notes to inspire me. Show me what I was doing. If you have something like that, it is a good place to start.

draco59 2012-01-24 23:01:30 -0600 Report

That is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we all have a set backs from time to time. You'll be OK, you'll get back on track.
POSITIVE MENTAL ATITUDE just keep that in mind.

AngieUt 2012-01-24 21:47:07 -0600 Report

What an accomplishment! Congratulations! Maybe when you feel the need to eat you could come to this site and post what you are feeling. I know that it has helped me to cope with my problems to check in here.

mymymia 2012-01-24 19:56:51 -0600 Report

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!100 lbs wonderful. i just step off the scale and found that i have lost 9lbs in about 3weeks some of it is due to gall bladder surgery, but since the surgery they have me on a low low low fat diet that i have been able to get up and its working for me. My blood sugars have been in the low between 98-122 everyday and night which keeps an smile on my face. as soon as I can I will be back at the gym.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2012-01-24 18:35:58 -0600 Report

Dear Bug32: I am so proud of you I could burst. 100# that's quite an accomplishment all in it's own. I'm concerned about your eating out of control right now. Has anything changed in your life recently? Anything eating at you? I have had eating disorders in my past and this is one of the things that cause this type of eating. Especially after 2 years of being in control, of yourself. Or are you just afraid you might gain it all back? All of these things can cause real
problems. Possibly you could open up more to people that have this problem and haven't lost, but could help you find your way. Try Obese Connect. You may not be obese anymore but something tells me your thoughts are still obese. Please forgive me if I'm wrong, this is merely a suggestion as a tool for you to use if you please. I couldn't help but notice that you really had nothing to add to those who wrote you but "Thank you". A couple of times you said a few more words but not many more than that. I just sense something may be wrong. I don't want to see you put back on the weight. If you want to talk privately you can post on my Inbox out of the main stream. Or post here or on my site. My heart is with you…Valentine Lady

bug32 2012-01-24 18:54:13 -0600 Report

I have had some marital issues in the past but I'm trying to get over it.. I really don't know why I have been eating so much. When I look in the mirror I don't see a slimmer person I still see a 300 pound blob. I'm proud of myself but my self esteem is very low. I've been through some things this past year and it's very hard for me to let go. So when I'm feeling depressed or if I'm thinking of the past I tend to eat and eat alot. I haven't gained any weight back but I know I will if I don't stop what I'm doing. I hope we get to talk somemore.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2012-01-25 18:23:16 -0600 Report

Dear bug32: I suspected something was going on to cause the "emotional eating". But none the less you have accomplished a tremendous thing. I suspect your wanting to loose some more weight as well. I know how you feel when you look in the mirror. I used to be the same way. It takes time for the mind to catch up with your body. I suggest you go to a Doctor and get on medication for depression and then get some counseling. Lets face it your depressed and your using food as a supplement to try and make you feel better. I did the same thing only then I started throwing up to get rid of the calories. Let me tell you as soon as you consume the food your body takes the calories, so it does no good to throw up either. Whatever is bugging you you need to talk through. If you choose to talk to me, of course I'm no pro but I'll listen. Only if you decide to talk to me lets do it on my inbox. Just click on there off of my webpage and go for there. That way it's private and will not interfere with the diabetes post line. See what I mean…but please, seek out a Doctor and tell him what the problem is and get on medication as soon as possible. Your in my heart to stay…Hugs to you…Valentine Lady

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-01-24 17:44:46 -0600 Report


Congratulations on the weight loss. What an incredible accomplishment.

In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, you might want to think about some of the emotional triggers that cause you to want to eat. We eat because we are hungry, but we also eat as a way of dealing with emotions. And I know very, very few people who don't have emotional eating triggers. I have them, myself. It's just human nature.

Here is a link to a discussion that I posted awhile back:

It might help to talk to a counselor about emotional eating to work on some strategies to cope with trigger situations in ways that don't involve food. This might help you to deal with those food cravings.

And again, congratulations!


TsalagiLenape 2012-01-23 15:16:37 -0600 Report

Congrats! now what did you do? Would you mind sharing?

bug32 2012-01-24 18:17:05 -0600 Report

I just cut out unhealthy foods and ate 6 small meals a day. Eating is the key to weight loss it just depends on what you eat and how much. Portion control is something I had to learn. Water is really great for weight loss. That's all I drink. I followed a1500 calorie diet my dr gave me and it worked.

jigsaw 2012-01-24 20:25:31 -0600 Report

Healthy foods and portion control is also what my dietician and endo recommend .
Something I often remind myself when I'm feeling down and out. It may sound a bit simplistic, but it helps me to take a step in a positive direction. Circumstances that cause pain will subside with time. They are only temporary!!! Most of us will generally live well into the future after these depressing circumstances are gone. Where you end up in the future in part depends on what you do now. In your case, someone who has lost that amount of weight, and has managed their diabetes that well shows a person with great determination and motivation. Imagine yourself in the future, being at the weight that you would like to be, with a better set of circumstances. It's obviously within your grasp, because you've been doing it. No matter what you see or feel, I'm sure there is more than likely, a beautiful person inside! I hope you find a way and whatever tools you need to nourish that person in you that so DESERVES it. The future arrives so quickly!!! I hope you are ready when it does.

bug32 2012-01-23 15:36:10 -0600 Report

Thank you. Water lots of water. And no sugar

nzingha 2012-01-24 15:46:16 -0600 Report

so how much did u weigh originally.. i dont take sugar.. need to drink more water.. how long did it take u to lose 100 lbs.. i'm in shock that someone can lose that amount of weight.. can u still be seen… i weight 145 and need to lose another 10 and its sooo hard! spill thye beans pls.. it cant be just what u said.. excercise?

bug32 2012-01-24 18:11:10 -0600 Report

well let's just say I went from 320 to 190 in about 9 mths and yes water played a major part in my weight lose. I gave up junk food and ate 6 small meals a day. I followed a 1500 calorie diet that my doctor made up for me. I need to exercise but don't have the energy.

nzingha 2012-01-28 11:39:30 -0600 Report

oh my God from 320 to 190-thats fantastic.. are u keeping it off ? u must be congratulated if u r.. keeep it up girl…I need to lose 20 pounds more tho my daughter is saying i want to disappear if i do.. but i will. i have problems drinking water.. i dont drink enough and now that i am on insulin i need to…do u add stuff to get u to drink that water???

MzCarol 2012-01-23 07:50:25 -0600 Report

Congratulations . What an accomplishment. Ive was diagnosed a couple months ago, and I am dissapointed that I havent lost any real weight. I thought getting rid of sugar would do it. But, I need excercise and calorie reduction as well apparently… You are an inspiration Bug. Keep up the good work.

Young1s 2012-01-23 09:51:09 -0600 Report

Hello MzCarol. You say you haven't lost any real weight, which sounds to me like you've lost some. Be proud of that and celebrate every pound lost. It's a step in the right direction. Exercising more and watching the amount of calories you consume will definitely help. But you should also be looking to eat low-carb and maybe low-fat foods as well. And portion control is key for whatever you eat. I have to say though, I don't know how some of you are able to cut sugar out of your meal planning, I couldn't do it. I just try my best to buy foods with the lowest amount of sugar carbs in it. But good for you for being able to do that.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-22 20:16:12 -0600 Report

Congrats. You are probably not eating enough during the day. Try high fiber foods will help you feel full. How did you lose the weight?

Young1s 2012-01-22 19:07:47 -0600 Report

Congratulations on the weight loss and management of your levels. It's a wonderful accomplishment and you have a lot to be proud of. Maybe you can tell us what you did in order to achieve this. It might help others, such as myself, who need to lose some pounds.

I wonder though, if your eating habits are changing then are your numbers and weight fluctuating as well? How long have you been a diabetic and far is off track for you? What are your levels looking like nowadays? Has something occurred in your life that has caused you to not want to maintain control? Or are you eating everything in sight because your not eating in regular intervals during the day, and your just famished when you do eat? Are you Type I or Type II? And are you on any D medications or vitamin supplements?

I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm prying. I'm just trying to get a better picture of your situation. Maybe then with a clearer understanding, we can offer suggestions to get you back to managing your D in a healthier way.

bug32 2012-01-22 20:24:13 -0600 Report

I haven't gained any weight back. But I fear if I continue I will and I don't want that. I am type 2 and have been for almost 3 years. I just get confused on what to eat. I know not to eat junk but what is healthy and what is not is where I get confused. My doctor took me off my meds about a year ago. My a1c now is a 6. I do need to take vitamins but not sure which ones to take.

Young1s 2012-01-22 22:32:15 -0600 Report

Congratulations once again. For maintaining your weight loss and that very good A1c. Clearly you are still doing something right.

Ideally you should meet with a nutritionist to work with you on picking healthy foods (specific for your taste and needs) and a meal plan. Your doctor will be able to help you with finding one and with a referral. What you can and cannot eat (or how much) is largely dependent upon what foods elevate your levels. You need to be testing your BG's after meals to figure that out. Sporadic eating will result in levels that are all over the place, so it's important to try to eat every meal around the same time, every day.

In terms of foods, it's always a good idea to cook with fresh foods. Make the produce aisle your best friend. You should choose lean cuts of meats. Low fat dairy. And if you must have breads, pastas, etc, make sure they're whole grain versions. But once again, meeting with a nutritionist will give you a clearer idea of what's ideal for your eating habits.

Read labels and look for low carb foods that are high in fiber and/or protein and low in sugar. Processed, prepackaged and/or canned goods are okay sparingly (for some people) but shouldn't dominate your food selections; especially if they can be bought fresh. Most importantly, portion control is key with any meal you eat, even if your plate is jam packed with healthy foods.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-22 20:38:25 -0600 Report

Vitamin D is one of them. I take the ones with calcium for bone structure. When I remember to take them.

pixsidust 2012-01-22 21:53:12 -0600 Report

I agree with Joyce. Diabetics have a hard time absorbing vitamin D too.
Try a least 3000 Iu per day. I do that and take a 50,000 IU pill per week and my level is still low

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-22 18:19:01 -0600 Report

AWSOME!! What a big accomplishment. Are you type 1 or 2? I'm wondering how you did it, as it may help the rest of us. Has something changed in your life to cause stress that hadn't been there before? It is ok to slide every now and then, just don't make it a habbit. Maybe when you want to eat try doing something else like, go for a walk, clean house, call a friend, come on this site! That may change your mind on eating or have a good snack.

Again, congratulations

bug32 2012-01-22 20:26:01 -0600 Report

Type2 and I just stay stressed alot.. And that makes me wanna eat… And thank you

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-23 16:19:32 -0600 Report

Do you take any meds for this, as there are alot of type 2 people here that can help out due to their experience with or without medication. I have been type 1 since I was young, so I only know insulin, sorry.

How high are your numbers, there is a reason why you want to eat all the time, unless they are good and you are just stress or boredom eating? If that is the case, it is important to figure out how to help the stress and get involved in something to help occupy your time so that you are too busy to just think of food. You are not alone there, so don't feel bad, just decide to start making some changes and before you know it, you'll be right back in control!

You can do it , look what you have accomplished already:-)

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-22 16:27:55 -0600 Report

I think every minute of the day is a challenge with this, I know what you mean sometimes I just want to be like I used to be. We have to be in control and say goodbye to yesterday, don't worry about tomorrow cuz it's not here yer, but today is the day that we can control! Stay strong, and congrats on your weight loss.

chinaJim 2012-01-22 17:10:09 -0600 Report

One day at a time. A long journey begins with a single step. I weighed 298 lbs when I left corrections as a officer. I weigh about 210 now.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-23 05:43:02 -0600 Report

That's funny that you said this particular quote when I first diagnosed that and the serenity prayer were two plaques given to me! They are both great mottos to live by!

pixsidust 2012-01-22 16:22:30 -0600 Report

Are you eating enough in the day?
How did you lose the weight? Congrats by the way!
If it was through surgery, your habits are still there
Plan your meals and three snacks

Make sure you get enough protein in each meal and snack
Drink warm tea in between meals as it slows your appetite
Take vitamins, in case your body needs something
Welcome here and good luck

Below are some links that might help you about emotional triggers etc…

bug32 2012-01-22 19:35:59 -0600 Report

Sometimes I eat the right amount and then sometimes I eat way to much. And I lost the weight on my own. I'm to afraid to have surgery. What type of vitamins should I be taking? I'm not taking any at the moment. And thank you for the welcome

pixsidust 2012-01-22 22:12:58 -0600 Report

I need to do exactly what you have done.
You should be teaching me!
Maybe start a discussion about the journey!

As Joyce said up above
Vitamin D, but get enough 3000IU daily,
Calcium "citrate"… the other kind is not easily absorbed

Walgreens carries Natures Bounty Diabetic Support Pack
Its usually on the bottom shelf in the vitamin aisle
Watch for a Buy One get One sale

It has a Multivitamin with Lutein for eyes
Cinnamon with Chromium Picolinate to lower glucose and make you more responsive to the insulin your body produces
Alpha Lipoic Acid for stress and fighting free radicals that cause aging
****girl we have to load up on that one!
Selenium, a mineral for our immune systems
Folic acid, a B vitamin for our heart health
CoQ-10 found in cells that produce energy
Vitamin C for protecting our immune system
(but I would buy extra and take 1000mg daily)

I grew up next door to a world renown doctor
He trained other doctors world wide
He did 1000mg Vitamin C daily and 3000 when you are sick or getting sick

It sounds like you gave this thing a hard magnificent run for it
You just need to regroup take a breathe and give it another go!
Not so hard this time though…Very proud of you! What an example!

reneeramaekers 2012-01-22 15:37:02 -0600 Report

You can do it start right now!!!
You know food is a tool to keep you going !!!! There is nothing wrong with giving into a craving once in a while but you have worked too hard to let food controll you !!!!!!!
You are beautiful you are strong and you can control this disease !!!!
I'm very proud of you for loosing the weight I know it's hard I struggle every day to make the right choices. You have so much going for you to keep on the right track !!!!!
Hope all is well in you corner of the world