I think you do have to be more careful about the mix w/ the diabetes. It sounds like you are able to monitor your glucose level and control that pretty well. If you need more info can you consult a nutritionist who is knowlegeable about diabetes? That would give you good info that you can trust for that aspect of your program. Good luck, you have done well!
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Fitness Minutes: (73,076) Posts: 11,620 8/15/07 1:50 P
I suggest adding weight training. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism will be, and the more fat you will lose without losing more weight. You will want to eat a little bit more, especially more protein, to add some muscle.
Hi, I do agree that most of us continue to lose weight after we hit our goal weight.My goal weight was 120lbs, I'm now 116lbs and I seem to have settled in there. I also believe that with the healthy lifestyle you've adopted, even controlling your diabeties without meds, is a huge deal!!! Trust your body to settle where it may, and keep up the great work. You're proof that living a healthy lifestyle works!!!
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Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle (110-118lbs)
Run 1000miles in 2009
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current weight: 131.0
Fitness Minutes: (33,935) Posts: 10,077 8/15/07 1:13 P
Honestly, I don't think it's about the diabetes, per se. You'll notice, from reading through the discussions here, that many of us have also continued to lose a few pounds after going into maintenance. I actually lost 5 more than planned (goal was 155), and I even dip into the upper 140s some days (was 146 last week, but I am in denial, so I'm not recording it. LOL).
It will take some time to strike that balance. I've been working at it for three months now.
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Fitness Minutes: (101,757) Posts: 13,333 8/15/07 10:27 A
Is anyone here diabetic and managing only with diet and exercise? I made goal weight this month and I really want to hold at the goal but I have lost another 2 lbs. I have to carefully control my carb intake and I have to exercise in order to burn off the blood glucose. I found a good balance of both that keeps the sugars under control. If I increase the carbs or reduce the exercise, my glucose levels start to climb so I know I have the balance on that right. I am still an "apple" so I have to reduce my middle still but without losing more weight. Anyone have any ideas on this? I don't want to lose much more. My BMI is in the 20's now so it's still "healthy" but I'm nervous about it continuing to drop. If it wasn't for the diabetes I would probably be able to figure this out for myself.
Edited by: GEMSTONE1952 at: 8/15/2007 (10:30)
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