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Stepped on the scale this morning...such BS

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So I should have known better than to step on the scale weekly. My weight fluctuates a few pounds every day. I only had ONE day really having a cheat - a preportioned slice of cheesecake. I went over my calories yesterday, every other day I was under my caloric intake.

I was worried this was going to happen again....not being able to lose weight unless by EXTREME measures. By extreme, I mean doing atleast 2 hours of cardio a day. By eating 1000 calories a day. I've struggled with this problem since my diagnosis as Type I diabetic. Eating healthy, cutting out starchy carbs, working out...I would lose a pound, gain two, lose three, gain two....then I get frustrated and start eating cheeseburgers and fries again and put more weight on on.

I never had this problem with losing weight before I was diabetic. It feels like I have to do things 10 times harder to see much smaller results. I know everyone will say to stay positive and try to add just cardio...I've been through this every time I try to lose weight. I will not quit! I will continue to push forward and try to keep my motivation.

I will, however, not weigh in weekly but monthly. I need to do that to keep my sanity.
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  • 2013AM
    Sending you good vibes and support!
    Have you looked into eating clean? (www.eatcleandiet.com) I don't have any experience with type 1 diabetes, but I remember seeing a few members with type 1 commenting that they were having success with it. It teaches you which foods to combine to best results. I really like it and have had a lot more success following that then just limiting my calories and doing 2 hr gym routines 4-5 times per week.
    What ever you chose to do just don't give up! You are stronger than your circumstances! :)
    1940 days ago
    I've been through every diabetic nutrition/regular nutrition course known to man. I've struggled with my diabetes since my diagnosis, over a decade ago. I didn't struggle with my blood sugar levels - but with my weight. Last year I went to the gym, weight trained, ate six small low carb/low fat/ 1200 calorie meals a day for six months...and I gained/lost/gained. I know my body better than any...I know that in over 10 years of different methods, I have only seen one method work. It's a hard lifestyle to keep and I found myself obsessed and all aspects of my life were consumed.

    Yes I know I can lose weight...where others can lose 10 to 15, I will lose 2-5 unless I go to extremes. I won't push myself to the extremes I used to go, but I will have to restrict my calories more and do 1-2 hours of cardio 6 times a week to see the scale move and stay moving. I wish I had it easier...I wish at times I were "lucky" and have type II or not have diabetes at all.

    I could wish all day long but these are the cards I have been dealt in life and I long for the day I return to where I was when I first was diagnosed as Type I - Healthy, Happy and training for Triathlon. It's so crazy that only at my healthiest did I become diabetic and end up at my most unhealthiest.
    1955 days ago
    Sometimes it takes several weeks for your body to adjust to your new lifestyle. As hard as it may seem, try not to fret about the scale. Just keep doing what you know will be good to your body. emoticon
    1955 days ago
    I don't know how long you have Type 1 diabetes, but maybe you may need to consider do another diabetic nutrition class. You don't want to go too, low with your caloric intake either. I hope things will start getting better for you. Don't give up!
    1955 days ago
    I am going to say the opposite. I think you are not eating enough food. I would try to eat a little more. Not a huge amount. And check with your dietician. They may have some really good insight into why this may happen to you. Glucose is hard to regulate when you have an insulin resistance. Don't give up. Just keep at it. You will be surprised at what you can do. And one more thing. Start lifting!!!!! Muscle burns faster than cardio does. I do very little cardio, mostly weight training. It makes me feel so much better than I do when I am done with cardio.
    1955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2013 12:11:19 PM
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    1955 days ago
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