KLMYERS - if you don't have a Dietician, I would be inclined to ask for a referral to one who specialises in Diabetes. Also, re the exercise, are you able to do chair exercises. You don't HAVE to go for walks or the gym to get exercise in - it is just increased movement which uses more calories than being totally sedentary. This will help with your sugar levels, too! Talk with your Dr about it.
Since I had my spine fused, I have been eating half servings of everything and not doing without any of my desserts or cravings. My husband and I have always split meals out so that we can have the dessert we each want. I find that I am usually full before I get half of my meal down. I am a chocoholic and so have chocolate of some kind quite often each week. I can only walk for the next couple months with my back brace on but I am trying to go farther and farther each trip outside. Get a buddy to chat with, walk with or throw rocks with. Honestly, I do go and throw rocks when I am frustrated.
I do not know about insulin or diabetes but I am sure there are folks on here that can help you.
With the depression getting worse and not being able to exercise because of the pain, I have really been strugggling recently to get back on my diet. My blood sugars have even been affected and I have had to increase my insulin quite a bit.
I reached my goal a few months ago and I am below it now between 3-5 lbs. I record everything I eat and I plan to do this the rest of my life. Anytime I have recorded I've lost and once I stopped, the weight returned. I've now experienced this twice. So , I am just planning to keep on tracking. I exercise daily. I walk 2 -3 miles everyday. I do EA Sports More Workouts 4-5 times a week. And I do Just Dance daily: five songs on EASA days and 10-15 songs on days off.
Hi gang, Stopping Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella and all the other junk I was taking has really helped me lose weight.
I don't count calories. I try to get 30 minutes of some sort of exercise 5 days a week. I just eat as few processed foods as possible, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, no red meat, and only broiled or baked chicken and fish without skin. Sandy
current weight: 156.8
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I HAVE to watch calories - for me an average of 50 calories per day is the difference between my putting on or taking off weight. I also have to track Fibre because when I have pain relief it affects my bowels so I have to increase the fibre even more, and I already have to have a high fibre diet!
I don't really count calories. I watch my portions. It is all about portions and eating slower for me. I have shrunk my stomach so I don't ear as much per meal now and I have lost 10 lbs since April.
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I weigh and record EVERYTHING I eat. I allow myself an occasional day of eat whatever I like and I can pig out on chocolate etc. if it is around. The thing I noticed is this - I keep a spreadsheet of my daily calories/fat etc. PLUS my exercises. When I average the calories out on a monthly basis, my very occasional pig-out day only makes a difference of about 10-15 calories per day to the average. The trick tho' is to ensure it IS only an occasional blow-out:-)
I'll start. I am watching everything I eat, and I'm not joking, I literally watch it.... Nah, just kidding!
I count calories, and if I really want to eat something not so good, I have a few bites, and then I'm all good.
I've been on spark for 4 years now, but got side tracked after the first short while with my spinal surgery. Now I am finally ok after it, I am trying to lose my 40lb goal. I've already lost about 8 lbs since becoming serious once again.
SO, go ahead and tell me what you are planning/doing
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