The Global Diabetes Community Forum
apple123 wrote:Well, just to update. I now weigh 20 stone - (one stone weight loss with low carbing) - but I seem to have got stuck at this point which is rather frustrating. I think its probably because I'm so inactive and I'm still on a psych drug (although i'm weaning myself off) plus there's the diabetes to contend with. I'm having trouble coming to terms with the fact that I need to embrace exercise. I can't afford gym membership and I don't have a partner to go out with and often feel self-conscious going out by myself and find it hard to get motivated. Words of experience or encouragement are welcome!
diva1977 wrote:Im over 20 stone and type 2 diabetic.
I was size 18 in 2007 gave up smoking a week later found out i was pregnant . Id been trying and miscarrying for 10 years was only size 8-10 1st time i lost a baby. So feeling this pregnancy was different spurred me on . But i substituted cigs for sweeties and gained about 3-3.5 stone whilst pregnant. Traumatic birth and complications up to 6 months after PND my weight continued to climb.
About a year later on routine testing my doctor would do on me i tested positive for type 2 .This year i finally found the strength to go to a Slimming World class. I can suffer terrible panic attacks when im anxious , and this been preventing me going as was scared of being fattest person there.
My consultant runs 5 classes and often i am fattest there and i find the plan easy to do but hard to stick to with a young child , but since end of January ive lost 3 stone. My diabetic nurse so pleased as even on Orlistat (sp?) I wasnt losing more than few llbs a month.
On a good week i lose 3-5llbs but i often stay the same and have had a few small gains along the way. But as the weight is coming off im starting to get more active as its easier and i find i have more energy. I used to just fall asleep even watching Tv sat upright , not good with young child. Ive cut out 2-3 naps a day. Now I have one if hes in school and im at home but if hubby day off or im busy i go w/o and it dont bother me.
Its a long journey and the road is going to be bumpy but ive started it and i wont stop until i reach my destination
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