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I've lost 2 stone!!

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by picklebean, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. picklebean

    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if this is an appropriate topic to post when this is something so many people struggle with, but for the first time ever in my life I have actually lost weight and I am soooooo pleased about it!!

    I'm type 1 and I started on Victoza back in July. I have pretty bad insulin resistance (I was up to 80 units of Lantus per day before the Victoza) and I've always been overweight. Due to a list of medical conditions as long as my leg, including chronic depression and polycystic ovarian syndrome, losing weight has always been really difficult (when I've tried) and impossible the rest of the time because I've just been too ill to even think about it.

    But after going through two months of absolute hell on the Victoza because I reacted really badly to it, I've now stabalised and have reduced my Lantus level and reduced my insulin:CHO ratio for my quick-acting insulin and I've lost 2 stone!!! Yay me!! :lol:


    I am officially now just overweight instead of obese.


    But the best bit is, I went out for my birthday recently and I got into a pair of size 14 skinny jeans...... they may have been stretch denim, but even so, SIZE 14!!!! I haven't been a size 14 since I was about 14 years old!!


    Ok, I don't want to gloat but I had to share my joy with people who understand how bloomin' difficult it is to lose weight!!
     
  2. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Wow, congratulations on your weight loss - you must be well chuffed :clap: :thumbup:

    Well done & bravo!
     
  3. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Right-on picklebean. You should be proud. :thumbup:
     
  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That is great news picklebean, appreciate how hard it must have been for you!
     
  5. Dougal

    Dougal Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations picklebean - well done - you really should be proud! :clap:
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Well done :thumbup: , thats quite an achievement and you are definitley not gloating.

    Give your self a pat on the back and a maybe a little treat of some sort :)

    RRB
     
  7. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    That is brilliant picklebean. I'm quite jealous although I'm getting there little by little.
     
  8. welsh_kev

    welsh_kev · Active Member

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    Well done picklebean, i can understand your joy totally as ive also dropped 2 stone in just under 8 weeks!
    As said, once again...well done

    Kev
     
  9. picklebean

    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Awww, thank you so much guys!! I really do appreciate it. I couldn't hold it in any longer and I had to shout about it from the roof-tops, even if it was just virtual roof-tops on a message board! :D
     
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    elmo118 · Newbie

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    Congratulations!!!
    I have been trying all different diets but to no avail as yet. After 33yrs of being type 1 i have just been told my insulin ratios. I must say this has been a great help and recently i have lost half a stone so hopefully if stick to the new ratios theres further weight loss to hapoen.
    By the way yr not gloating yr giving us others who have had trouble losing weight, HOPE.
    Congrats again picklebean.
     
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    chrissieworne · Well-Known Member

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    well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Chris
     
  12. Cynthia6

    Cynthia6 · Member

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    Congratulations you must be very pleased, I am type 2 diabetic and when I was diagnosed 18months ago I was put on diet only and gain 1stone in 3 months so I was disappointed but I was eating lots more than normal since I started taking metformin in December last year I have lost 2 stone 5 pounds and I am hoping to keep losing the weight
     
  13. cathie51

    cathie51 Type 2 · Member

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    Congratulations picklebean

    As someone who has struggled with their weight for years I can appreciate how you feel.

    I have been on Victoza for 5weeks and have lost 12 lbs and feel on top of the world.
     
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    travism99 · Member

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    Congrat! Always good to hear someone is doing well.

    -T
     
  15. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    Well done you :clap: I've lost 4lbs this week but then I did have food poisoning so didn't eat for about 36 hours so was (almost) worth it. :lol:
     
  16. Nickers

    Nickers · Well-Known Member

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    What is victoza??well done to all on the weight loss


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