Discouraged and Having Trouble

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I had a nice 50th birthday. My being discouraged has nothing to do with that.

I have not lost weight. In fact I have gained weight. I'm having lots of trouble with my feet. I have diabetic neuropathy and it has gotten worse. While I had problems with just one foot before, now I am having trouble with both feet. It is making it difficult to walk even short distances. I certainly cannot walk long distances.

The medications I am taking are another factor in why I am not losing weight. They are preventing any weight loss.

I have stopped being careful about what I eat - and I need to get back to that lifestyle.

I'd like to find a solution.

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    Keep the faith and chin up. Please read up on the medication and ask others on what's working for them and then go in and see your doctor and have a long strong talk about what's going on. Please do that, I had to do the same many times and I've even fired one doctor for not listening.

    You'll be in my prayers and keep me posted. Just take care of yourself and do what you need to do.

    BTW: Happy belated 50th birthday.
    3947 days ago
    You have to change meds and gain everything you have lost, and then you say to yourself 'to hell with it, I'm just going to eat what I want'. I've been there, and just recently at that. I then had to take a long hard look at why I had joined Spark, and what I really wanted to achieve here. I looked back and decided I liked how I felt when I was eating right, and moving as much as I could. So back I went to what had been doing, not worrying if I lost weight, just that I felt as well as I possibly could. The scale has actually started moving the other way again, but if goes back the other way I not going to worry about it. You need to what you can do, find a couple of chair exercise dvd's, get stability ball, go to you rec center for water exercise and you can use their recumbent bikes. Join the chair exercise team(which I belong to) they will inspire you, they did me. Don't worry about the scale, just try to as healthy as it possible for you to be. Hang in there.
    3948 days ago
  • KAYWEB555
    Oh, how I know what you are talking about!!
    I just made an appt with a nutritionist and was grateful for doing so. I was given some very bad information while in the hospital about what I could eat as a diabetic. I never thought that they could make mistakes!!! But they also are human and do make mistakes and so I have been eating way to many carbs and it was totally upsettin the diabetes.
    One week eating correctly for me and I'm doing much better, the neuopathy has stopped and I'm once again losing!
    So check your carbs make sure that your not eating to many! Rule of thumb on Carbs 45 grams for each of your meals breakfast, lunch and dinner! Then 15 grams for each of your snacks and three snacks are suggested! Good luck stop by and chit,chat maybe we can find what is holding you up from loseing.
    Also I love walking in my living room with Leslie Sanson! Doesn't bother my feet or leg!
    3948 days ago
    You can do it! Just have faith in yourself and let it go! We are eating healthy to feel better...being diabetic you must watch your food and track everything...meds can make it harder to lose weight but not impossible...maybe just a little slower progress...For now concentrate on your eating healthy,shorter walks but remember as we lose weight its less pressure on our bodies and it will get easier for you. I have faith in can do this ...please take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon
    3948 days ago
    You can do it! Think positively, just refocus! Believe in yourself like the spark people community believe in you!
    3948 days ago
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