I've lost 25 lbs. in the last 3 months!

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2009-05-02 21:36:38 -0500
Started 2009-02-14 12:23:50 -0600

I just wanted to share my excitement. I have 10 more lbs. to go to get to an ideal weight. I just can't believe it. I was diagnosed in early November. I've been exercising too along with watching what I eat. In the last diabetes class, the nurse asked us all if we'd ever known a skinny diabetic and one of the people in the class looked at me and said "her." I am sure there are others out there. I am not bragging, just excited because this is something I have wanted to accomplish for years. I had it all in the midsection. I'm even more excited about what this will do for my body and how it will help me, than I am actually about the size I am. I know it will be hard to keep it off, but I will do my best.

28 replies

Lilithk 2009-05-02 17:34:15 -0500 Report

Congradulations!! It's good to see these kind of posts. It give hope to know that if I keep going I can do it too.

tabby9146 2009-05-02 19:41:22 -0500 Report

you can. good luck!

cyncyn 2009-05-02 21:36:38 -0500 Report

You can do it! With all this support. It make it so much easier, when someone is with you! Winter is hard to lose, we can't get outside and be active. I think we all gain some in the winter. I know I do. But the warm weather is coming. So, we will all do this together. How about the buddy system! YES WE CAN!

cyncyn 2009-04-29 22:18:19 -0500 Report

congrats to you. this is great. you sound like a determined person! so i'm sure you can do it! keep up the great work.

Randy42 2009-03-02 18:28:48 -0600 Report

Well congrats on the weight loss. I know it's a hard road. I lost about three years ago a total of 120lbs. I was a real big guy at 480lbs. I'm now staying at about 275 to 280lbs. I want to lose at least 50 more. I know I can do it jest got to put your mind to it. Again congrats!!!!

2catty 2009-05-02 21:20:36 -0500 Report

Wow you are an inspiration. Congrats on those lbs. I know you can lose the rest. Look at how far you have come. Makes me want to try even harder.

2catty 2009-03-02 17:58:33 -0600 Report

well the problem with my weight gain was definetly the Lyrica. Now that I have been off Lyrica for a month the scales are slowly starting to tip to the left. I think when I get more active it will really help. I am really spring and summer active. I am a lazy lazy person in the winter. And I usually am so depressed in the winter I can't stand it.

tabby9146 2009-04-29 22:10:12 -0500 Report

You can do it. That's great you are starting to lose. I used to be like that, gain a few in the winter, come off in summer by sweating and drinking lots of water. I used to be lazy year round!!

2catty 2009-05-02 16:36:26 -0500 Report

I have lost 8lbs in a healthy way. Exercise and diet. NO gimmicks no pills. Although I wish there was a magic pill. Let me know if they invent one.

dyanne 2009-02-16 01:04:19 -0600 Report

Hi first I would like to say congratulations ! I need to loose a lot of weight . Can I ask how your bs are now that you have lost weight ? And are you on any meds? Thanks and much luck to you.

jaclyncrystal 2009-02-19 00:58:29 -0600 Report

wow congratulations, send us some good tips, eating healthy and exercise is so great for dropping lbs. I have lost about 8lbs since november, it is hard as I had hit a plateau and finally I am back on track, hope I can stay there. jackie

tabby9146 2009-02-21 18:04:27 -0600 Report

no real secrets, just eating more fruits and vegetables, of course eating the fruit with fiber and or protein not alone, that makes me feel funny sometimes because of the sugar of course, but dinking lots of water everyday, at least 32 ozs. I drink some skim milk everyday, watch the carbs, eat lots of salads, grilled chicken, tuna, other fish that has been baked or grilled and I eat ground chuck and red meat, but not as much, maybe twice a week. I use Egg Beaters instead of regular eggs mostly, but I sometimes have one or two regular eggs a week. I eat wheat bread of course, never touch white and things like that. I get on the treadmill about 4-5 times a week and do only 1.5 - 2 miles each time. I do Gilad's DVDs low impact aerobics maybe two or three times a week and 4-5 times a week, his body sculpting. He is on the FIT channel. I also have a exercise bike, don't get on it as much but try to just for 10-15 minutes. It is the kind with the handlebars that move to so it is harder for me than the other things I do. I don't ever touch much of anything that has too many carbs or too many calories or fat. I do take a 'few bites' of things sometimes, once or twice a week. I had a piece of regular valentine candy, not sugar free, everyday for about two weeks and never changed my bs. My blood sugars were always 90-105 fasting in the mornings that first month or so, and have been about 80-90 since then. Two hours after supper, they used to be about 110-130 occasional 135, and now they are always 90-110. So I have seen them go down even more. They thought I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant over 7 years ago. I gained a lot with my daughter and could not take it all off afterward. The nurse at diabetes class told us that hormones do play a part in diabetes after childbirth. I only wish that a doctor had told me I needed to lose weight and had been very firm with me about that, years ago. I am sure that would have helped change me then or if I had known my birth father had diabetes, earlier than I actually found out, I am sure I would have made the changes. When I found out he had it, was about 9 months before I was diagnosed, and I immediately went out and got a treadmill and began exercising and changing eating habits but while I lost inches that way, I could not lose weight. I could not stop some of the cravings I had. I don't have them anymore.

tabby9146 2009-02-21 18:13:21 -0600 Report

I couldn't get over how many carbs are so many of those frozen dinners. I try to get Lean Cuisine or Smart ones, that are lower carb and sometimes I have those for lunch. When I fix tuna salad, I use low fat mayo, with onions and dill relish instead of sweet relish, though I love the taste of the sweet better. That new Kraft mayo with olive oil is good. Even my hubby and kids like it. Anyone else have any good snacks/food tips to share?

tabby9146 2009-02-21 18:10:32 -0600 Report

yes forgot to answer your question I am on 500 mgs of Metformin. I really think that I may be able to have the dosage reduced soon or come off of it. But if I do, I will be nervous, because to me, that is like a good safety net helping to decrease the sugar my body makes, without that, I think I would be kind of nervous to come off meds. I have hit a plateau right now. I have lost only 1 lb. in the last two weeks. So 26 lbs in all now. I eat Kashi TLC, South Beach bars for snacks, or yogurt, sometimes low fat PB on two graham cracker sheets. Sometimes my snacks are a bowl of high fiber cereal. I love Smart Start. I like all the flavors and the shredded wheat with banana slices. I really miss so many of the cereals I used to eat. Sometimes I will combine a higher fiber cereal with another healthy one that doesn't have much fiber but I love the taste of like Honey Bunches of Oats with something else. I love regular cheerios or the multi-grain ones. I like the 100 calorie pack things, at least most of them. I measure just about everything.

BeckyJ 2009-02-15 20:47:35 -0600 Report

Congrats on the recent loss. I had the same experience last year and lost close to 60lbs. Unfortunately I had a setback with my gastritis and gained back 25lbs. I am again working toward my goal and am always looking for inspiration. My aunt has been diabetic for close to 40 years and through diet and exercise has never gone over 100lbs. (This is a good weight for her as she is only 5feet tall)There are some slim diabetics out there but they are the minority.

2catty 2009-02-17 22:30:39 -0600 Report

For real. I usually weigh 125-130 but since all the meds and the ups and downs I gained 30 lbs. I am a lardbutt. I don't like the how I feel anymore. I was really active and now I don't want to do anything. I go to counseling now but it does not help. I don't think it will til I get the 30lbs gone. I just don't feel myself. NO motivation either. Can I borrow some?LOL

Punkie200 2009-02-15 20:06:20 -0600 Report

That is fantastic. Keep up the great work. I know how hard it is to lose the weight. You will lose the last 10 lbs. in no know. Just keep exercising and think positive.

GabbyPA 2009-02-14 18:36:05 -0600 Report

That is wonderful! Isn't it amazing when we eat right that we loose weight. I am so glad for you...you skinny diabetic. LOL

2009-02-14 18:20:04 -0600 Report

Congrats on your success!! Losing the weight is not easy but keeping it off is the tough part as you already mentioned. Good luck with all of it and I hope your diabetes is better because of your efforts.


roshy 2009-02-14 12:59:01 -0600 Report

Congrats!! loosing weight isnt easy so im completely excited for you!! its amazing what it does for your confidence and self esteem!!

I think you sould go out now and but yourself a nice outfit or something!! you deserve it!!

Best of luck with loosing the finial ten pounds!!

And i know plenty of thin diabetics!! theyre out there trust me!!

Anonymous 2009-02-14 13:34:49 -0600 Report

We were eating out last night and we had to wait awhile, and I was looking around. There are alot of overweight people in the world. I would say that out of 40 people waiting to be seated, 25 were overweight, including me. I have found that alot of "skinny" diabetics seem to be Type 1. I am Type 2 but I had gestastional with my daughter 23 years ago but was never told to watch out and then I got Type 2 probably from being overweight.
Anyway, that is great about your weight loss. You need to post some of your secrets or advice, especially getting the belly fat to go down. I have lost some but my belly is still big. And I exercise.

MeiMei 2009-03-02 13:20:36 -0600 Report

I was a skinny type 1 at one time. I lost about 50# initially. I was really excited about it until I found out why. I was in DKA. One reason the Atkins diet is so effective—it's like the Atkins diet on steroids. Now I've gained the weight back. I could really use a few fewer pounds on my frame.

tabby9146 2009-02-14 12:49:23 -0600 Report

Thank you so much. I sure wish everyone that needs to could accomplish weight loss too. If I start to have problems down the road with some of it coming back and staying on the diet all the time, maybe I can go to Byetta. My doctor mentioned that. Right now, I'm doing well on Metformin. I am hoping to come off the medicine but I know if I do, I have to be every bit as careful as I am now.

2009-02-14 12:31:50 -0600 Report

Congratulations on your successful weight loss!! I'm sure you will make it to your goal. Keep it up!!! Just 10 more pounds to go. As you know, excerise and diet are very important to staying healthy.