TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team


TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team

This is the team you join to get support shedding those extra pounds.

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How Many Carbs Per Day?

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Prozac and diabeties

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Will bringing my insulin requirements down help with weight loss?

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Insulin Makes You Fat?

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help me prevent diabetes

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On my way to losing...Again

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Comment by Creed on November 8, 2010 at 8:39am
Hi, I'm a new member of the group with type 2. After 15 years of pills, my endo added insulin therapy this year and I'm upset with the weight I've gained. Looking for some help to keep me from "medicating" with inappropriate foods and getting off my butt and getting that 30 mins of exercise per day I keep promising myself.
Comment by Judith on November 4, 2010 at 5:18pm
Thank you, Hello Cupcake It's Me. I like the idea of video chatting but my apartment is small for a workout and I go to a plain vanilla gym--cardio and weights--Cathy, if downloading skype is good for you, I'll try it. Judith
Comment by Hello Cupcake It's Me on November 4, 2010 at 4:24pm
Judith and Cathy if you both download skype which is a free program you can video chat and stream workout videos so that you both can do the same workouts at the same time. This way its like having each other in the living/workout room together and makes it nice because that way you are both present and doing the workouts! That is how me and my work out buddy do it.
Comment by Judith on November 4, 2010 at 3:15pm
Hi, Cathy, I'm here--I would like to be your weight loss partner and know that it would help me to have someone to chat with and to be accountable to. How shall we do this? Maybe we can do it by e-mail? My personal e-mail is jcox_esq@yahoo.com--Let's give it a try. Judith
Comment by bikette on November 1, 2010 at 4:43pm
Hi Nellie!
I've taken Xenical periodically for a few years now and know of what you speak in terms of 'horrendous effects'. It does take some getting used to, but when the effects are happening, that means it is working for you - getting rid of the fat. So I guess the choice is either not to take in the fat at all, or let the pill do its job ........ or not. I should tell you, if it weren't for the Xenical, I would likely weigh about 100 pounds more than I do now (and I'm overweight as is). Try to moderate yourself by taking in less fat and then using less Xenical. Hopefully you and that 'horrid' but effective blue pill can reach a compromise.
Comment by nellie1972 on November 1, 2010 at 4:23pm
Hi all... my weight loss was at a stand still so after a chat with my dietician and my GP they decided to try me on Orlistat (xenical). Has anyone tried this?? I have managed a week on it and am soooo miserable it is unreal. Even with tight fat content control (and watching the kids tuck into exciting puds while I have none) I seem to be suffering from the most horrendous effects of this horrid blue pill!!! Dont know what to do..so sick of being overweight, and sick of being embarrassed to go out because of my weight...oh my, Im starting to waffle...back to the point...do I continue with this medication or stop taking it?? HELP!!
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on October 31, 2010 at 7:07pm
You know how kids act up when we don't pay attention to them? Similarly, we act up (and we binge and overeat) when we don't pay attention to ourselves. We are missing love, and acknowledgement of whatever it is that's bothering us, or challenging us. It's one of those things... It's hard to do... but the best way to do it, is to put down food... promise yourself you'll let yourself have some of it when you're physically hungry... and go take a bubble bath, or read a book... or knit... or whatever activity one may not engage in much because one's always busy with everyone else, or with life.
Comment by Cathy Jacobson on October 31, 2010 at 1:46pm
I am looking for a partner to help me stay on the wagon of losing weight. I've started to push up that scale again, and it's not where I want to be. STRESS has gotten to me, and I eat when I am stressed. I exercise, I eat healthy, but when the green eyed stress monster hits, I got for the chocolate guns...and shoot them through my mouth...anyone want or need a partner, I am here.
Comment by Carly on October 31, 2010 at 10:12am
Happy Halloween Everyone!
Comment by Judith on October 31, 2010 at 8:51am
Thank you, Nerdie_HIPPie, and Diabetic Welfare Queen. . I am on my way to Barnes & Nobles to get the book you recommended, Diabetic Welfare Queen. Judith

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