Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 12/24/2006 10:38:41 AM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 1/3/2007 11:24:07 PM (GMT-7)
First, to Amm, no, I would never want control over another person's existence. I have no right to make a decision like that, and I wouldn't want it.
Jeannie 143, I totally understand why it's necessary to keep the posts "family oriented", considering the wide range of ages of the people who post here.
Something that I have wondered about, and I guess this would be a good place to ask....Doctors say that being overweight can lead to diabetes, but can't the opposite be true also? I was always tired and felt rundown (I still am), and all I wanted to do was sleep, which I did.....10....12....14 hours a day when I had the time to sleep. I was like this for years, before my blood sugar went above normal. I had it tested each year, and it was in the normal range for years, and those were the years that I was tired and slept all the time.
Sleeping, and not doing anything else, caused me to gain a lot of weight. I don't eat much, but eating anything and not burning off the calories will cause weight gain. My weight was in the normal range when all this started, but now I'm fat.(6'-2" at 295 pounds). If I didn't develop diabetes, I'd still be in the normal range (225-235 pounds), so isn't it possible that diabetes causes weight gain, and not the other way around, for a lot of people?
I'd also like to know who makes up those weight charts in the doctors office. When I had my back looked at by a specialist, he told me that I was overweight and needed to lose weight. He suggested that I get down to 190 pounds.
I busted out laughing, which the doctor didn't care for. I said, "Doc, I was on Phen-Fen for a good while, and that stuff made your appetite disappear completely. I mean you never wanted food, and had to force yourself to eat. If I ate ½ of a sandwich a day, that was alot. I took in less than 500 calories a day. Doing that for a year, I could only get down to 210 pounds....my ribs were sticking out, and I looked anorexic....and you want me to get down to 190? How? Should I stop eating all together?" He just grumbled and walked away.
Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone!