TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team


TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team

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Insulin Makes You Fat?

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Protein Shakes anyone!?

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The Big Slow Down

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Comment by Judith Wy on January 10, 2010 at 4:55pm
I think your positive attitude before you start has a lot to do with your success as well as doing it for the right reasons...pleasing yourself, right? Plus you get the benefits of being healthier all the way around. It's a win/win situation so come on all you couch potatoes and get with it! If I can walk 4 miles 7 days a week it means I want it and I love it.
Comment by Judith Wy on January 10, 2010 at 4:51pm
I am proud of you and will support you with your journey. I lost 90 lbs. in about 6 months and half of me is missing. Now I am having a problem eating. I did it for myself too. If you don't it won't last. Good luck.
Comment by Judith Wy on January 9, 2010 at 12:43pm
I have no appetite and have lost 90 lbs. in the past six months. I am vegetarian and eat carbs. I can't find an interest in food anymore.
Comment by FatCatAnna on January 9, 2010 at 10:37am
I'm so glad I found this discussion group! I wish I'd found it earlier. Will start to do my research here, and hopefully find a way to lose some weight, use less insulin, and feel better about myself! Whoo! Whoo!
Comment by Penny Mounce on January 2, 2010 at 11:27am
I've lived with Type 1 for over 34 years and was always told I'd never loss weight because I was on insulin. After 5 pregnancies and 50lb gain over the years I was ready to give up.especially since always regained weight when I tried programs like TOPS, Weight Watchers, NutriSystem etc These programs also cost money to join or buy their foods.
2 years ago my eldest son recommended Primal BluePrint by Mark Sisson. His website is: marksdailyapple.com. As of September 09 I've lost 50lbs. The meal plan is very healthy (I'm a diabetes educator and the studies show this meal plan is better for weight loss and blood sugar improvement than low-fat diets). The weight loss is slow and steady. There are recipes and lots of helpful suggestions. Even comments from people with Type 2 diabetes who have gotten off their medications with this program. Check out marksdailyapple.com. .
Comment by Jen on January 1, 2010 at 12:04pm
I have an account on Spark People but have not visited recently. I found logging my exercise motivating, but a lot of work to visit the site and navigate through everything just to log. The forums on that site are great, though, and there's even a group for people with type 1 diabetes. I downloaded an app for my iPhone that's a calendar that lets me mark off days that I do something, so I'm using that as motivation to exercise every day and it''s simple but it's working really well! I am hoping if I keep up the exercise (and later increase it) and try going lower carb than I have been eating, that with time my weight will go down faster than it has been.
Comment by Margaret on January 1, 2010 at 10:16am
Jennifer, Ditto on almost every word you said!! I've started logging everything again on Sparkpeople.com and using their meal plans. It's a free program and has everything you might need for exercising, meal plans, recipes and motivation. The secret is following it and sticking to it. I really need to do that and hope also to reduce my carbs/lower my basal rates and achieve my minimum goal of a two-pound-a-month goal this year. Happy New Year! Margaret
Comment by Peter Germano on December 31, 2009 at 9:18am
Jennifer some physicians believe that 200 carbs. /day are far too many. Consider reducing your carb intake by 15/.meal. Do this for two weeks. Once you are comfortable with that reduce it more by 10 /meal. for two weeks. When you'r comfortable with that,se if your insulin requirements have changed. Let me know how things go. By the way,Happy New Year. Pete
Comment by Jen on December 30, 2009 at 9:36pm
I am type 1 and am finding it very frustrating trying to lose weight and maintain tight control at the same time. I'm on a pump and my last A1c was 6.6. When I try weight loss diet tips I find it's higher carbs than I'm eating already and messes with my blood sugars (I am not eating low carb but do try to keep it under 200/day). When I exercise I either have to plan for hours in either direction or end up having to eat. I have been trying to lose weight for six months and have only lost a few pounds. I feel like if I was able to exercise more spontaneously I would enjoy it more (I like exercising but the planning needed to maintain good BGs really turns me off), and also if I could exercise more without going low it would be easier. My diet is good already and there's not much I could change there unless I went low carb. I have high blood pressure for a diabetic and am borderline high cholesterol for a diabetic, and feel like if I could lose 50+ pounds and get in my ideal weigh range I would be able to get off BP medication and normalize both, but it's proving extremely difficult and it's hard to keep up being motivated when I'm not seeing results. Unfortunately Symlin is not available in Canada or I would most definitely be trying it.
Comment by Peter Germano on December 17, 2009 at 4:51pm
What are your typical BS numbers. If they are quite high try to bring them down,even if it takes some time. The reason I say this is the more insulin you take the more weigh you gain as you constantly feel hungry. Once your #'s are lower you will feel more satisfied with less food. I had to greatly reduce my intake of carbs and it was not easy. However,I gradually began to need less insulin. I had to break the cycle of more food more insulin.That was deadly. I've struggled with this for years, because I did not want to give up my pizza,pasta,Italian bread,and many other high carb foods.I still struggle daily to fight off my craving/addiction to carbs. I have to take it one day at a time,just like an addict. It has'nt been very long but I'm slowly withdrawing from my dependancy to carbs,which has been my single source of self distruction. Good luck,Kate. Hope there is something in this reply that is helpful. Pete

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