What is it with weight loss?

By Monte-mom Latest Reply 2009-11-28 21:27:50 -0600
Started 2009-11-14 13:42:53 -0600

I have Type 2 diabetes and have actively been managing my diet and regularly doing cardio and strength training. I am obese and my weight only goes down 10 to 15 pounds, and then goes back up to where I started. I only take glyburide metformin (generic for Glucovance) so I don't know if this contributes to lack of weight loss or not. Does anyone else out there share this problem?

11 replies

Turtle 2009-11-28 21:27:50 -0600 Report

Hi, I lost lots of weight after my knee surgery July 14th this year. I am still on pain meds but much less. My surgeon told me it was the pain meds that made it so I had no appitite. I barely drank water until after I got so sick for 3-4 weeks. Now I eat like there is no next meal. I started glcophage a month 1/2 ago and have gained some and I am on my other meds again and I wasnt before. I am on many meds that cause weight gain. I live the best I can with it and watch my diet.


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Shadow spirit 2009-11-17 15:31:29 -0600 Report

I cannot get on board w/ a diet to lower my sugar levels - lazy i guess but continue to lose weight. lost 25 lbs over the last 6 month. but not really dieting just less carbs, could this be correct ?

Monte-mom 2009-11-17 14:37:27 -0600 Report

Yikes! I got on the scale yesterday morning and my weight is now up to where it was 3 years ago! I just don't get it. Believe me, I am really careful about my diet and I continue to do cardio and strength training despite the weight gains. I am not a depressive person, I get plenty of sleep and I am not tired - just some occasional aches and pains. I am thinking that I should maybe forget the weight loss and just concentrate on healthy choices. Any thoughts?

GiGiB 2009-11-17 15:40:13 -0600 Report

Hi Monte mom
How much weight are you lifting or working out with? Muscle makes the scale tip up. Not sure if you knew that. I was losing and then added weights and was ticked to see the my scale number climbing. I had to ease off the amount of weights i was working out with.


Monte-mom 2009-11-21 15:01:55 -0600 Report

I use 5 lb weights, having started with 3 lb weights. I don't use weights for my lower body strength training as it was not something my orthopedic surgeon recommended for my double knee replacements. I have been using 5 lb weights for over a year now, so I don't think that should have any bearing on this weight gain.

lipsie 2009-11-16 06:30:40 -0600 Report

I thought Metfomin could help you loose some weight. I have myself been loosing weight rapidly actually. But the sleeping could be thyroid or depression yes. Sorry to here of these troubles, good luck. Hugs!! Sheila

Harlen 2009-11-14 15:11:56 -0600 Report

I put on 50 Lbs on it and was working hard to get it off
Then the Doc sed that the med can make you gain
I came so close to slapping him I got up toald him to f off
and whent to my Doc After 3 years I got that 50 off and am dropping 4 to 7 lbs a month this is good for me
and I am living life not spending all my time working on Diabetes. I hated shots but they worked for me now on the pump life is good
I wish you the best

germanac 2009-11-14 15:29:26 -0600 Report

My daughter in law has type 2. I joined here so that I can help her. She hasn't been interested in checking out the site yet.
My question is did I understand you to say that you are not on the meds any longer since losing the 50 lbs? She was laid off her job in May and doesn't have healthcare and so doesn't take meds now. She usually watches her diet but is very tired and sleeps a lot and therefore doesn't get any exercise. I've heard that is important to manage the disease. Any help will be appreciated.

London 2009-11-14 21:10:36 -0600 Report

I would also have her checked for her thyroid. When my thyroid took a "crap" I was tired, gained a bunch of weight, and getting out of bed was a chore. I am on meds and feel like a new women.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2009-11-15 06:47:02 -0600 Report

She's GOT to manage her diabetes, especially through this very stressful time for her. And it can be managed. Don't know where you live, but check with your county health dept. and find out about free health clinics or the like. If they can't tell you, most likely they can steer you in the right direction. She needs help. (And this is no time to be prideful - there are way too many people in the same situation economically.)

Sleeping a lot could be fatigue, or it could be depression, or both. I know that, when I've been depressed, all I want to do is sleep. (It's called hiding.)

You're a wonderful person for caring so much, even tho she doesn't seem to. Down deep, she does. She just sounds pretty lost and helpless right now.

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