Still gaining

I've been kicking my butt in the gym and nothing is working. My blood sugar is still high and my weight is going up? I'm getting married in july 2011, I fear i will reach 200 pds soon. I was 165 when i found out i had diabeties and since i started the insulin i have gained weight since then, regardless of my efforts in the gym. I need help i don't want to be a bulging bride.-octavia

When I exercise a lot, I get hungrier and eat more. So, I try to be extra careful about snacking.

But, maybe it's muscle weight? (;

Congrats on your wedding!

In response to the concern about going low after cardio, I've found "The Diabetic Athlete" by Sheri Colberg to provide helpful hints for various activities based on the type of activity that I am doing. I find it helpful when I am trying a new activity and am not 100% sure how my body may react. I like that it has suggestions for both injectors and pumpers, and uses examples to make the point.

I do most of my cardio first thing in the morning. I like eating oatmeal and fruit and only covering a portion of the carbs. That allows me to start spin class at around 10 - 12 mmol/L, complete the class without a low and make it through the morning without tonnes of snacking.

As for me, I'd like to drop 10 - 15 lbs by the summer. I was a great weight at the end of August and since being back in uni, the figure has definitely filled out! My schedule is more accommodating this semester so here's hoping that the gym, healthy eating, walking and taking the stairs more, will help out!

A few things to remember (and hopefully encourage you!):

1. It's not just about the numbers! Especially the numbers on the scale. It's about how you feel.

2. Remember, if weight lifting is part of your workout, muscle weighs more than fat. Have somebody who works at the gym you go to do a fitness assessment for you. This should include a total body composition which will tell you what your body mass index is. (They may also be able to help you figure out what foods are causing your weight gain so you can avoid those)

3. Meet with a registered dietitian and come up with a meal plan that's right for you.


Best of luck to you!!

My diabetic doctor told me to loose weight it is 70% about what you eat and i should only eat 120-150 carbs a day which is not alot, also i was told to walk on the treadmill for 30 then 10 on the eliptical then 15 on the treadmill.. I am trying to loose weight as well!

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