overweight type 1

By jazzdiva84 Latest Reply 2009-07-11 02:13:06 -0500
Started 2009-07-10 11:22:47 -0500

I have been a type 1 diabetic since I was 12. I am now 25 and have gained over 100 pounds since then. I also have necrobiosis lipoidica dibeticorum… in other words I pretty much hate everything about my body. Can anyone help? I've tried WW, crash diets, exercise, but my self control isn't that great and I am constantly busy. Does Symlin work?

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lipsie 2009-07-11 02:13:06 -0500 Report

I am a heavy woman myself weighing over 400 pounds so I know whatcha mean about hating everything about your body but we can't give up, somehow, someway fight this and I just know we can overcome this. I am here for you, if you want to talk…we can work together on this…whatcha say? *HugS* Sheila

Sarguillo 2009-07-10 13:08:33 -0500 Report

try changing your views of what a diet is.
Diet does not mean not eating something and starving.
That is the current thought of the word diet in the US.
Diet means what you are eating as a whole.
For your diet (meaning all of what you eat), you should be following a sensible meal plan for your condition.
If its sensible and you do a moderate amount of exercise, you should loose the weight.
Try to make it so that you dont have to think about it.
Eat a sensible meal, take your meds. Walk after your meal. If you have a dog, take it for a walk.
If you have a husband/significant other, take a nice peacefull walk after dinner.
Above all, dont fall into the trap of weighting yourself everyday.
That is a vicious cycle that wont help out at all.
You look at the scale, see that you havent lost any weight that day or have gain alittle and you get depressed.
What do I do when I am depressed? yes, I eat. Which means I will gain again tommorow, which means I will be depressed tommorow, eat more, and gain more, get on scale, get depressed again, And so on, and So on,
Its an never ending cycle.
I now refuse to get on a scale unless its at the doctors office.
Being scaled once evey 6 months is fine by me.
its all a question of Math.
Food in vs energy used up.
If you take in more food than you use up energy, you gain.
If you use up more energy than you take in food, you loose.
Now certain food items are better for you than other.
Find a sensible plan. Look long term. Dont expect instant results. Loose slowly and gradually is the best way to loose weight.
It took you 13 years to gain this weight. Dont expect to loose it in a year. Plan out a 4 or 5 year plan if you need to.
Dont get discourged. Dont give up. its hard, but doable.
Just so you dont think I am talking out my rear, It took me 2 1/2 years to loose 100 lbs myeself, and I plan on loosing another 40 lbs. It might take me another year or 2, It will happen, but I dont expect it to happen overnight.

Good luck.
Been there.
I have faith in you.

2009-07-10 11:36:37 -0500 Report

i have a suggestion. my partner has lost over 125 pounds in the past year and a half doing the south beach diet. it really does work, and it's a very sensible diet. perfect for us t1s. very low carb. but not so extreme that you can never have a treat now and then. you might look into it.

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