Losing weight....

By Scarlet03 Latest Reply 2013-04-21 23:41:13 -0500
Started 2013-04-20 13:14:25 -0500

This is a big issue with alot of diabetics and NORMAL people…

I know there are some statistics to where you can lose weight and be diabetic free…but there is also those others…no matter what they do, what they eat…they will be diabetic for the rest of their lives…

In my case…Ive been close to 400 pounds..and Im not that anymore…THANK THE LORD ABOVE…
Since being on insulin the last year…Ive stayed in the same weight range…which is something I haven't been able to accomplish for most of my life…no matter what I ate or did…

Ive still got close to 100 to go…but Im not in a marathon to lose a bunch all at once..if I lose 2 pounds a month so be it…my goal is to stay healthy as possible and get this disease

11 replies

snuggles11 2013-04-21 23:24:33 -0500 Report

Thanks Scarlet03
I need to just change my drug I'm not liking what the dr said about gaining and not losing !
Took the classes on my food intake
Doing my carbs like I was showed how
Work out at the gym 5 days a week around
1hour and 1/2 each time working with a trainer
Also at gym !
5 lbs in two months is really bad !

Scarlet03 2013-04-21 23:41:13 -0500 Report

The one thing I did a long time ago…was THROW OUT MY SCALE…cause it just made me mad…and frustration with weight loss doesn't help…

Some diabetic pills side affect is weight gain like the doc told you…I put on 40 to 50 with Avandia…I was really mad and frustrated…and my last Prandin..didn't do my weight loss any good either…

But that's me…I hope things get better with the change of meds

tabby9146 2013-04-21 10:15:29 -0500 Report

great! congrats to you! you have the right attitude for sure, and sounds like you are very positive, that will help you immensely! I am a believer of remission, not being diabetes free for the rest of one's life, after they lose all or most of the weight, stay on a healthy good eating plan, and exercise daily. Even those people will still have it. some damage has been done. I myself, was only on pills about 3 months barely, mild diabetes my doctor called it, though I am not so sure there really is a "mild" diabetes, it was just caught early. anyway, for the most part, I have been on a healthy eating diet, and exercise every single day for at least a half hour, been doing this since Nov. 2008 (started exercising half hr per day many months before diagnosis) I stll have it alright!! It is just under control.

Scarlet03 2013-04-21 10:35:33 -0500 Report

Good for you…Once your are a diabetic…you'll always have the disease…pending on how you handle it…13 years of diabetes and now a years on insulin…because of allergies to the pills…

I do what I can for excercise how I can cause of some limits,,,,but I dont let it stop me…:)

snuggles11 2013-04-20 23:26:12 -0500 Report

Just talked to a medical dr yesterday young
New dr he asked what meds I was on for my type 2 I told him Glipizide am and pm 30 mins before
A meal
He informed me I would never lose any weight on this drug I would gain ! :-((((
Needless to say I feel he right !
Very sad

Scarlet03 2013-04-20 23:37:03 -0500 Report

Hang in there snuggles…

.A doc gave me glipizide one time…It made me horribly sick and I swell up like a balloon…and being allergic to alot of diabetic pills Ive had no choice but needles and insulin…And have lost weight…cause I manage my carb intake better and my BG #s

Ive heard of some diabetic pills that help you lose weight…my mother is on one…be thankful you still have a choice…and diabetes weight loss can be frustrating…and slow…but dont give up

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-20 15:42:41 -0500 Report

Scarlet never give up is my motto. I think people expect to lose weight immediately. My biggest frustration is buying clothing and 6 weeks later they are too big. I decided to let go of my pride and buy clothing at Wal-Mart. I don't mind if a 20 dollar pair of pants don't fit as opposed to the $50 dollar ones.

I am at a standstill so I am revamping what I am eating. I go out to walk everyday. This isn't easy but I am not letting it worry me. I agree you can lose weight and get off medications but you will be diabetic for the rest of your life.

The other side is those who complain that they are not losing weight. If you are inactive you will lose weight at a slower rate than active people. If you don't change your diet and monitor what you are eating you can still have the same problem. I find that it is easier to complain than to do something about the problem like talking to your doctor, becoming more active, or changing the negatives to the positives.

You are right it isn't a marathon so why try to make it one. You keep doing what you are doing if it is working for you and make adjustments as needed. We both will be strutting in our smaller bodies sooner or later.

peta-gaye 2013-04-20 15:09:00 -0500 Report

Great attitude to have. I am 150lbs therabout and i feel extremely fat and wondering y i am not loosing weight and get sad about it at times. Other ppl have real weight issues and here i am wining about my weight. Thanks for inspiring me today to be patient.

manapua72 2013-04-20 13:58:34 -0500 Report

I'm going on vacation about 2 weeks … After I return to the states I plan on trying to lose weight … It's so hard for me in that I love to eat and I'm not the most physically active person … Yet I'm going to do it !!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you on choosing to take care of yourself !!!! Keep it up , wishing you the best in your endeavors to drop more weight …

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