TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team


TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team

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help me prevent diabetes

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Insulin Makes You Fat?

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On my way to losing...Again

Started by Rye. Last reply by Aysha Karim Oct 6, 2013. 11 Replies

Qsymia info anyone?

Started by Andurea. Last reply by ashleypfuntner Aug 14, 2013. 2 Replies

Protein Shakes anyone!?

Started by Ahmad. Last reply by PJ Jun 4, 2013. 7 Replies

The Big Slow Down

Started by Marcia Skidmore. Last reply by Marcia Skidmore May 30, 2012. 2 Replies

Don't Give Up

Started by Marcia Skidmore. Last reply by Carolyn A. Mar 17, 2012. 3 Replies

Got a craving...

Started by Kathleen Jacobs. Last reply by Kathleen Jacobs Mar 11, 2012. 8 Replies

Metaphors (May the Force) Be With You

Started by Marcia Skidmore. Last reply by PaulaO Aug 20, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by bikette on August 14, 2012 at 6:43am

Sooo true, Marcia... and so demoralizing! I have asked your question of my dietitian and been told to bump up my proteins in a big way. She said it might stimulate or 'shock' my metabolism into a more normal mode since it's currently in "starvation mode".

Your body is telling you you're starving and is trying to do you the favour of not letting you die! I know - even knowing why doesn't help those numbers shrink, but it's a start!

I use a whey protein powder that gives me about 33 g protein when I add it to cup of skim milk.... and I try to drink 2 cups a day. The whey powder was even chocolate flavoured so it really 'felt' like a cheat but wasn't.

The other old saw is (the fact that) muscle does indeed weigh more than fat so the exercise you're doing is helping! I noticed that I'm still shrinking a bit - or my clothes are growing ... but that scale still won't budge. I think maybe someone super-glued it while I slept.

It might feel good to do something to celebrate your efforts and success so far... something other than a box of donuts, of course, but maybe you owe you a new outfit or hairdo or even something on a bracelet to commemorate your amazing accomplishments.

But mainly - most importantly ....

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on August 14, 2012 at 5:49am

THE MOTHER OF ALL PLATEAUS -- I am there and it is awful. I have spent the entire summer watching my food and going to the gym - 1 hour every day - mixing it up, working hard, doing everything I can think of AND I HAVEN"T LOST A POUND. This is depressing. They tell me to celebrate the Non Scale Victories -- the heck with that - I WANT TO SEE SOME NUMBERS CHANGE! and when you aren't losing all you can THINK about is why not!?!?!?!? Yikes.

Comment by PaulaO on March 17, 2012 at 12:09am

You need to exercise slowly. Watch your glucose carefully. Some people exercise for 15 minutes then test. Eat some carbs before you start. And especially talk to your doc first! Ask him/her for advice on how you should approach this.

Some people, their glucose drops when they exercise. Others, it raises. Test your blood, exercise for 15-20 minutes, test again. Rinse, repeat. If you notice a significant drop or increase, stop.

As for snacking with hypos, again, figure out what it takes to get it back up. Plan it out. Keep things on hand just for this. For me, I eat a spoonful of peanut butter then make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or eat one of those individual packs of 100 calorie snacks. That combination works for me.

The goal with weight loss is to lose about 1-2 pounds a week. You'll lose more some weeks, less on others. Just keep at it. The slower you lose the weight the better because then it will take longer to come back if you slide. Some people like to vary their exercise to keep it interesting. Especially change it if you hit a plateau. Any exercise where your heart rate increases is what you want. Climb real stairs. Park further away at the mall. Walk the dog further. Roller blade. Jog. Walk fast. Etc.

And again, talk to your doctor or to a registered dietician. He/she will be able to help, too. I got the best advice from the dietician!

Comment by Jasmine on March 16, 2012 at 8:10pm

Hey guys. I'm Jasmine 23 Type 1. I really need to lose weight. Over the past couple of years I have become over weight. It's like when i get depressed, lonely, or scared I tend to snack. Then why I go hypo I over eat to bring it up because of being so shaken. I would like to start by losing 30 lbs. Just really need help. Haven't had great experience going to the gym. Fainted on a treadmill.

Comment by Orien on December 27, 2011 at 4:06pm

Hello everyone! I'm new here and looking to shed about 50 lbs. Struggling with my snacking. I often find I get really hungry, especially later in the day, and snack uncontrollably. So here I am, 24, looking to lose weight and training for my first marathon in May!
Looking forward to meeting others on here!

Comment by PaulaO on March 17, 2011 at 12:11pm
Try a different exercise maybe? I am assuming you already watch what you eat in terms of calories and carbs. Have you discussed weight loss with a registered dietitian?
Comment by Lori Veliquette on March 17, 2011 at 6:17am
I'm trying my best not to get discouraged but I have been working out every single morning for the last 2 months on an elliptical machine for at least an hour, have not lost a single thing. If anything, my clothes are more snug on me. I'm Type 1 with a pump. I don't want to give up but just wish I could see some kind of result from all my hard work.
Comment by PaulaO on March 15, 2011 at 4:18pm
Yes, muscle weighs more than fat. Weird but true.

In a nutshell, stop doing muscle exercises and focus more on cardio. You can try roller blading, swimming, aerobics, etc etc. Something that uses the whole body and/or gets the heart rate up.
Comment by Eden Barrington on March 15, 2011 at 1:21pm
My boyfriend is very encouraging for me to become healthy but it's so darn hard, especially since I am doing everything right and still gaining weight! He says that it's probably muscle weight but it's still so frustrating! I eat low carb and exercise everyday. HELP! What is the next step? What am I doing wrong?!!
Comment by jeaucamom on March 15, 2011 at 11:13am
Eden.. how thrilling for you. Alaska is my FAVORITE place in the whole world. I just love it up there.... I wish you luck in your future pagaents. And always always pick healthy over skinny if you have to choose between the two!!!!

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