i always post about my struggles with losing weight. this time i am seriously fed up! i have been working out mostly every day, and i only eat veggies (a lot of veggies) and moderate amounts of meat. the weird thing is that in these past few weeks my insulin requirements have actually gone down but my weight is climbing up. i have stopped eating after 7, kicked my serious almond addiction (was consuming wayyyyyyyy too many), and have been loading up on water. there just HAS to be something im doing wrong...veggies have too many carbs? i have been eating mostly greens, red peppers, tomatoes avocados and cucumbers. TDD of 24ish units every day. i have gained about 15 pounds in the past few months...ever since i got the pump. gets worse no matter what i do. if anybody has had similar experience or any advice please please help!! thank you!!
I know that you are probably getting tired of my saying so, but this whole weight thing is a secondary issue. The real issue is that you are associating all of your body issues to a stupid number. I don't look at your picture and see someone who is overweight, I see someone who is trim and pretty.
You don't know what weight you should be at, that is something your body "finds." And when you work out and eat better, your body may actually gain weight. Why? Because you are getting more "fit." I would encourage you to choose some separate goals, body fat %, waist measurement, distance run, weight lifted, etc. Make those goals a "higher" priority than your weight. These other goals can often be things where you can see and measure improvement, even if you weight does not change. This can leave you with a greater satisfaction that your efforts make a difference.
Think about it. Do you want to lose 15 lbs of muscle mass? No. Would you like to lose 15 lbs of fat and gain 15 lbs of muscle? Absolutely. Which will leave you looking better? Is measuring weight a good way of seeing if you look better?
I have had the same experience with insulin. Since I started insulin in 2003 I have gained weight every year. I am extremely insulin resistance with your TDD of 24 it does not seem that you are.
The first time I ever lost weight on insulin was trying victoza. Metformin also works well for some.
Also make an Excel spread sheet and get a balance and log everything you put in your mouth. You can break down your food into calories, carbs, protein and fat. This is surprising when you do this. We usually find out we are eating twice or more of the amount of calories we think we are eating. You should log also the exercise you do per day on a calorie basis. To produce what I called net calories. there is a certain limit of net calories below which you will loose weight.
My Endo made fun of this but he was slim and not on insulin which is a make fat drug for many of us if not all. I figure I gain at least 10 lb per year from eating when I go low. This needs the same effort to get rid off as a normal person the difference is we loose nothing.