I have a suggestion

Since I found this site, I have learned I am not the only one with concerns about insulin and weight loss. I have struggled with my weight since I was 15, when I was put on fast acting insulin. I've tried everything: loads of diets, Weight Watchers, tracking calories, increased exercise. I've even seen the effects of diabulimia (though I didn't know that was what was happening). I know that trying to lose weight with type 1 diabetes can be a very frustrating thing, but I know it can be done. That is why I'd like to propose that we create an online support group through this website. I'd like to think of it as a food diary from which we can learn, and in which we can find and give support. I know that having the support of people who REALLY know what it means to attempt weight loss on insulin would be awesome. And since I've read about others doing it, I'd like to see just how far this could go.

Here's what I think we'd need to report on, probably daily at best, along with my current info:

Weight/Height:   5'8"/170

Food (what you ate for each meal and snack): Egg white omlet with 1/4 c. green bell pepper, 1/2 c. tuna salad with LF mayo, 6 almonds, 1/2 c. salad with dressing, 2 BBQ short ribs with sauce, 1 roll, Jello dessert, 1 beer.

Exercise (what type, duration, etc.): 1.5 mile walk at beach, about to go for 2 mile walk at park (About 2 hours total)

Insulin (type and number of units): Humalog. As of now, 36 units.

Total Daily Basal: 25.    Bolus: 11

Notes: Had to take a couple of correction boluses. Stayed low carb up until dinner. Major success in that I went to the movies this morning and DID NOT HAVE POPCORN!!! As tomorrow is the 4th of July, it will be tough to keep insulin at goal of 32 units, but I will try.

Concerns: I am wondering if anyone would be up to do this with me. I would like to lose about 15-20 lbs. If you'd like to, too, please take part!

Just want to add a few notes to this:

You are actually already at your goal weight (ideal body weight + 10% is 170 lbs). Rather than focusing on losing weight, you would do better to work on gaining muscle mass. Changing fat into muscle is good for all around health.

Also, don't weigh yourself every day. Even every week is unnecessary. Everyone has fluctuations in weight everyday based upon time of day, hydration status, last meal, bowel movements, etc. What you ate looking for when weighing yourself are overall changes to your body based on long term changes to your lifestyle. Typically, I have clients weigh or measure monthly. It really should be about how you feel about yourself and how your clothes fit, and not tied to a number on a scale.

Also keep in mind, if you do focus on muscle gain, you will increaseyour weight on the scale because muscle weighs more than fat. People who choose to focus on muscle would do better to do body measurements and not weight measurements.

That's my two cents. Good luck in your weight loss :o)

Ps. I typed this on my phone and Autocorrect is ridiculous....just sayin'

i would :)