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let me start of by saying im not fat but not skinny either. i want to be skinny. im aboud 5'5 and i weight 160. last month i excersied 5 days out of the week and went down to 155 and i would just stop losing weight. i would keep exercising--longer-harder-more--but i just wouldnt lose anymore weight. and since school started i went back to 160. and i dont gain or lose weight. i just stay there. what the **** do i do? am i doing something wrong? is my body just not cooperation? because i want to be at 140.

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im a diabetic. my meals are on a tight schedule. i have to eat breakfast and then i dont usually eat anything at school because school food sickens me. then i come home and eat a snack then eat dinner at 4 or 5. and water is all i drink.

 

Leaving such a large gap between eating (breakfast to 4/5pm) isn't doing you any favours - *especially* seeing as how you are diabetic. Skipping meals slows down your metabolism, and also makes you more likely to have a hypo.

 

Can you not prepare some lunch to take to school?

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juvinel diabetes. and its not right now. my sugar levels are running high and i either need to increase my insulin dosage or get new insulin

 

I'd definitely concentrate on getting your diabetes stabilised before trying to lose weight.

Especially with your exercise programme and non-regular food intake - if your sugar levels are excessively high, you could make yourself incredibly unwell (DKA).

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yeah i kno. im trying.

 

 

Good stuff.

 

I think you'll find that once you get your diabetes stabilised, you'll not only feel better for it but it will also make it alot easier for you to lose the little bit of weight that you want (not need ) to lose.

 

Your body is confused at the moment - it's using alot more energy than usual but is not receiving the fuel (via food nor is it able to utilise the sugar in your blood)

As a result, it's doing it's doing it's best to maintain itself - and is storing anything it can get ahold of to keep your weight stable.

 

That's an over-simplified way of looking at it, but I'm sure you know what I mean.

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its gonna be hard tho. because i dont know if i need to increase my insulin or if i need a different kind or if i should get a pump instead.

 

Are you seeing an Endocrinologist or Diabetic Nurse Specialist?

 

They'd be the best to give you advice and help you with the decision - you *do* need to rectify the big gap in your food intake during the day however.

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Should eat anyways. You're probably not hungry because your body has gotten used to not eating at that time. Start with small stuff for lunch, say a pb&j and a banana/apple/orange or some such.

 

You said that you've started working out more, long/harder, ect. THAT could be part of the problem, for a couple different reasons. One could be that you are overworking your body, exhausting the muscles so that instead of losing the weight you're actually not accomplishing anything but the opposite. The other could be that you're developing more muscle in the process of working so hard, and muscle just so happens to be heavier than fat. My tip, lose the scale. Concentrate on body fat percentage and achieving the figure you are looking for...oh yeah, and take a break ever now and then One more thing, have you ever considered yoga?

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