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6/2/09 3:46 P

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Goat22-

I have been on the low-carb, low calorie diet for three days now and I have somehow lost 3 lbs. I have barely been taking insulin. The problem is I am getting low at night. I lowered my Lantus this morning, so hopefully I won't get as low.

I didn't see results for awhile. Like a month when I first started, then it just started coming off. Your body has to get used to all the changes first, then you should see a weight loss difference.

I lost a lot of weight by eating 1,000-1,200 calories a day and being very strict about what I eat. Record everything.

You will see results soon. I think everyone goes through that period where nothing moves

Good luck

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6/2/09 12:06 P

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Well, after a bit of hiatus...crazy family stuff...I'm back. I have lost 5 pounds amazingly. With the kids out of school I am trying even harder to get outside....no snacks outside...I try to keep busy. I've set my pump to remind me to check my blood sugar every 2 to 3 hours. I am trying to cut carbs to reduce the need for insulin. I've also found that if I use most of my calories in the first 2/3 of the day and stick with light stuff the rest I seem to do better with not craving things. It is a harder battle for us Type 1's. Just remember that little steps will make a big difference. I have to remind myself of that ALL the time.

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5/13/09 10:44 A

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Hey guys. Sunny morning here in Arizona. I posted a questions on another Diabetes group with no response, so I will try here....I have been with SP for about a month with no weight loss. I eat good and have been excercising. My question is...hwo long did it take you guys and do you try to go low carb a bit? I know that it is tougher for diabetics to lose and that insulin is fat binding...blah blah...so like if we are to eat a sandwitch I just have the bottom bread, less pasta, and low carb yogurt. Do any of you guys try to lean towards the low carb eand--to minimize the need for as much insulin? Still no results....continuing on.
Kathy (Goat22)

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5/12/09 5:06 P

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Hi I am having the same problem with low blood sugars and I know it is frustrating but in the end your body is still coming out better. I usually will have a little more nutritious food before working out. Like a granola bar type. However lowering your insulin will also help. Check with you doctor as to how much. For me I am on lantus and humalog so I lowered my lantus and that has helped. Still working on the long effects of exercise but I am not going to let that stop me from getting healthy. You can do it. Just keep checking your blood sugars as to not bounce which is more dangerous to your health than some candy. Keep it up...your doing a great thing for you and your kids. I don't have kids yet( I am 34) but I think the same thing I want to be heathy...its not easy but we can do it. Tamarah

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5/6/09 4:52 P

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Hi Jennifer. Welcome to the team! This is the place for the support and motivation and tips too! Again, welcome! Melissa
PS Been Type 1 for 40 years this month!

Melissa (EST)
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*He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.~Roy L. Smith
*Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.~Laura Ingalls Wilder
*People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christ


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5/4/09 7:00 P

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Thanks you guys! I was just talking to my son about exercise. He said "Mom, just get up and run around like Kim does (my 3 year old)." I laughed. I guess sometimes it is just that easy. I think I either eat because I'm stressed or I eat because I think I don't have the energy to do anything else. It's hard sometimes when the kids want stuff...then I want some too...the whole join in kind of thing. I keep telling myself to just get up and do it....and I can't even wear nikes....

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5/4/09 3:22 P

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Welcome Jennifer. I have family in southern Idaho-Preston actually. I am diabetic-on pump as well. I hope you can find the help and support you need. I heard something recently that I liked. We all think this has to do with motivation when actually it is just decisions. Don't ask yourself if you are in the mood to excercise because most of us arent-just make a decision to be healthy. Don't think about it, just get up and start moving.

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5/4/09 3:08 P

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Welcome Jennifer!
Dang sweet tooth! I've got one too, although most of times its under control by some mysterious means yet to be determined, although I think its mostly just not keeping stuff around.
And I totally hear you on the exercise! I keep trying to think that there's other reasons to get exercise besides burning calories- its still good for my heart and my lungs and my muscles- but its still totally frustrating.
This is a good team, although its been a little quiet lately! There's heaps of info on the boards already, but always feel free to ask questions! I figure there's like a million years of diabetes experience on the team when you add us all up, so something you have a problem with someone has already figured out a fix for or at least can sympathize with you, lol!
Anyway, welcome to the team and good luck with your goals!
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5/3/09 11:30 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer. I was so glad to find this team. I have been Type 1 for 25 years now. I have always struggled with the weight and I get SO frustrated! I use a pump and that has helped in some ways. I think my biggest downfall is a sweet tooth, and needing support and motivation. When you exercise and then have to eat because you are low when you are done, it gets to be discouraging. I'm sure most of you know about that. My two kids are so active and I've reached that point where I really want to be able to keep up with them more. I need to lose around 75 pounds but I try not to look at the big number...right now I'm shooting for half that. Anyway, I would LOVE some weight loss buddies and any advice you could give me!

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