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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Diabetes Forum

Sweet Pee or other GLP-1s for weight loss in Type 1

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How Many Carbs Per Day?

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Prozac and diabeties

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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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Qsymia info anyone?

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Protein Shakes anyone!?

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Comment by J5 on February 20, 2010 at 3:56pm
Hi friends! I am new here and new to the world of insulin. I have been and known diabetic for 17 years but only started insulin in December. Since that time I gained 12 pounds. I have began exercising and watching much more closely what I eat. The issue I have is with the exercise and diet modifications I have not lost a single pound! It is very discoouraging. I would like to lose about 50 pounds total. Anybody have any tips or advice?
Comment by LW on February 19, 2010 at 1:34pm
All stair cases have landings on them, whether it's a 100 story building or a 2 story house. Be thankfull you are on a landing and not going up. A landing is neutral ground, not up or down and that's O.K. Don't depress yourself.LW
Comment by PaulaO on February 18, 2010 at 11:16pm
Get a scale or not? In a way, I'd like to see the difference. In another way, I don't want to see that there's no difference. But I'm so freakin' visual that maybe the scale will help me to "see" my progress. But my depression can't handle the lack of progress.

Do others use them? Not use them? Only weigh in at doc visits? Or what?
Comment by Judith Wy on January 12, 2010 at 4:26pm
I walk 4 miles a day and break it up. I would suggest that you stay away from the scale as it can be deceiving. Once you get up in the morning, your body starts accumulating fluids. You will know when you have lost wt. I love getting the fresh air outside. I eat not enough calories a day and missing several food groups so seeing a dietician to get a healthier profile on my eating. I lost 90 lbs. the past 6 months and it is staying off.
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.

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