How can I put some weight on?

By Kats2 Latest Reply 2010-01-25 12:58:56 -0600
Started 2010-01-23 21:56:36 -0600

I have lost 45 pounds in the last four months. I look like a Skelaton in Drag! My metabolic system is whacked. Sugar levels are a roller coaster. I am on Metformin 850mg twice a day. Glaburide dropped my levels into the high 60's. My doctors are not worried about my weight. I get two pounds and then I loose it. What can I eat to get some meat on these bones? I am 5'10 weighing 130 pounds.

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10 replies

donna13 2010-01-25 10:41:45 -0600 Report

I was extremely skinny for a good part of my life. I am about 5'6" and did not even weigh 100 lbs. normally until after my 3rd child was born. Of course now I could probably lose about 15 lbs. But I know how hard it is to gain weight, my husband said if he ate as much as I did, he'd weigh 400 lbs. At one point I really felt like I needed to gain weight so my husband made me an ice cream sundae every evening. Of couse he made one for himself, too. At the end of the week he had gained 10 lbs., I barely a pound. So let's not dismiss the problem of gaining weight - it's not always easy.

Kats2 2010-01-25 12:58:56 -0600 Report

I had been considered valumpious all my life. 5'10" weight stayed at 130-135 until I had babies. Then I regained my weight at 140 and still ok. I was put on Depakote and went to a whopping 225. Depakote has a water retainer in it. After a major operation I was taken off the stuff and dropped back to 150. Then I was diagnosised as Diabetic and soon I weighed 185. Suddenly (end of last year)I started dropping the weight and now I am back to 130 and can't eat the foods to gain. I had gained two pounds in two months and lost it in a week. However I turned 55 recently and started loosing body mass. I understand that my body may not be functioning right so the metabolic system is currently undergoing work up. I will gladly take your weight for you as long as I can put it back into my Fredricks Bra. LOL! Now I have to buy tennis shoes with cups on them.

imsuzie2 2010-01-25 05:16:39 -0600 Report

Hi Kats2, you and Elrond can follow me around for a few days and, and I can show you what to eat. I think there are enough of us around here who would gladly donate some lbs to you both. I am in line behind Harlen, ok? I also think the nutritionist is a great idea. S2

Anonymous 2010-01-24 18:52:24 -0600 Report

Make sure your sugars are under control and then add small amounts of fat. Free advice that may be worth the price…Have you consulted a nutritionist?

Kats2 2010-01-25 00:23:57 -0600 Report

I have considered that. I recently had to switch doctors and still undergoing the lab work process. I have to quit smoking also and plan to get all the help avaliable for all the health issues I am encountering now. I turned 55 recently and it seems that bottom fell out of my health. Thanks for the Free advice!!

Susie624 2010-01-24 06:34:28 -0600 Report

Be thankful and if you think you are under weight still be least you are not at 300 lbs and 5'3" trying to lose it,and believe me that is hard to do also.

Elrond 2010-01-24 04:27:02 -0600 Report

I'm in the same boat. My first clue that I had diabetes was when I dropped from 220 pounds to 160 in 6 months without a change in diet or activity. (I'm 6' 0") I was diagnosed and treated as a type 2 at the time but my new endo has now 'upgraded' me to type 1. I'm now down to 145 pounds and struggling to add some weight without increasing blood sugar. Obviously, I can't just pile on carbs the way a non-diabetic could. Because of a weak heart, I can't exercise. Diabetic gastroparesis also complicates the matter. I'm sure I'd feel and look better at around 160 but that isn't easy to do. If you find a good answer, let me know.

Kirla 2010-01-23 22:14:21 -0600 Report

After being diagnosed I lost a lot of weight. Went from 220-230 to 190 in a few weeks. Since getting my blood sugars under control my weight has gone back up to 210. Now I’m having problems losing weight.

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