Last summer I was diagnosed with "pre-diabetes", and given Metformin. Been trying to make things better ever since... didn't have a good reaction to the Metformin so haven't taken it for months.
I've finally gotten pretty good at bypassing the "prepared" carbs & sugars. Sticking to clean protein, fruits and vegetables - avoiding the starchy fruits/vegetables. I've increased my exercise from 3 days a week at the gym, doing strength training & light cardio, to add 3 days of pure cardio - walk/run 30-60 minutes.
I feel better and my blood sugar numbers are better.
My frustration? I'm not loosing any weight. I feel trimmer, and some of my slacks fit a little better, but no real size or weight changes. My BMI is 29.1, where obesity officially starts at 30.0.
One friend is convinced I don't eat enough. I suppose I could count calories, but I confess when I've tried that before it drives me crazy and really increases my stress level. I suppose I could try harder with this...
Could adding the metformin help with weight loss?
I know there are no magic bullets, and the 40 lbs I've put on in the last 10 years is mostly the result of prednisone which I no longer have to take (haven't taken in 3-4 years). Plus I'm 56 & some weight magically arrived with menopause, I presume.
Any thoughts anyone has would be helpful. Or even if you just want to cheer me on, that would help as well! lol
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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