Hi there, this is my first post ever, first post having diabetes (sad, I know- finally becoming comfortable enough to talk about it), and my D Day as they call it is on October 8th. Keep in mind I have a very wonderful supportive family who loves me very much and would do anything for me, but I haven't ever gotten out there and talked with other people who have diabetes and really relate to them much. I don't go to any support groups, and basically don't talk to anyone about my disease until it's a Dr or my parents and I have an issue. I went to the intro counting carbs classes, etc. but didn't take it much past that.(so I'm very sorry if I'm rambling and seem a bit crazy :( ) So here's my biggest issue with this whole disease, besides stabbing/pricking myself about thirty times a day: How in the world am I supposed to lose weight?! Yes yes yes, I've heard most of the ideas: Get your Thyroid checked (checked it- fine), eat less calories (tried it- works minimally, not really worth starving myself over), eat less carbs (works fantastically, only problem- everything is a carb!!! geeeezeeee) , take less insulin (see carb note), etc. Anything I'm missing?? It's not coming off- I'm a very athletic person- played soccer in college, but was able to slim down a lot after I stopped playing. Then two years later, at the age of 23, was diagnosed with Type 1. I lost weight (about 15 lbs) right around being diagnosed (AIC was like 12 something!) but then gained all of it back rather quickly. I now struggle with weight all the time. I feel like if I'm getting close to losing a lb or two and accidently have a peice of bread, BAM- five lbs more added on to my already negative fifteen I'm looking to lose. I gain weight so easy it's like a kid in a candy store. I don't drink much alcohol- only wine really from time to time, and I eat very healthy! With the occasional splurge of perhaps a piece of dark chocolate I admit! My roomate is about my size and she can lose weight on the exact same diet and workout plan like clockwork. It's so unfair. I'm not very overweight, but I'd REALLY love to be back fitting comfortably in my clothes and not a size six anymore! :( If I could get to a four I would be happier than ever. I realize the days of fitting into a two might be over- haha. I eat very healthy and exercise (light weights and cardio) about six days a week- consistently! I have a personal trainer and I honestly don't think I could eat a whole lot healthier at the moment. I'm already trying to retain life as it is without my love of candy and getting used to maintaining healthy blood sugars and this incredible life change. My blood sugars aren't bad at all, but I do have occasional highs and lows from day to day. Some days good, some days bad, I'm sure you know. I want to lose about twenty lbs, fifteen maybe. If anything this is helping just to vent (sorry for babbling)- but in either regard, any helpful info would always be welcome :) Thanks a bunch
And ps... I just recently started looking into pumps, although I'm of course not excited about it since I'm 24 and still young and out on weekends and wearing tight clothes and meeting new people... hopefully one day to come across the man I'd like to marry! I am very independent, but I'd also like to maintain tighter control and I know this is the best way to do so. I"m thinking about the animas one touch ping... pros/cons weighed out I think I'd do best with this one- at least I'm hoping so :) And yes I plan to take it off on those nights when I'm out drinking with my friends (not many, but I absolutely cannot see myself at a nightclub with this baby on). MDI doesn't bother me anymore so I doubt one night of shots a week is going to kill me. Maybe I'll have it in a month or so- but I'm praying this helps me take some of the weight off too.