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I've been saying for years that my metabolic issues were preventing me from losing weight. At the same time, internally, I was beating myself up for a lot of treats I ate, even when my diet was otherwise quite healthy.

Over the last two weeks, I've changed very little about my diet. I've cut out some of my sugar, but continued eating the occasional treat. I've been eating salads most day for lunch, but then I've been doing that pretty consistently since February.

I haven't actually checked a scale yet, but I tried on a dress I tried on at the beginning of June. Three weeks ago, I needed a 1X. Today, the X fit perfectly.

Now, it's not a fitted style and there's a lot of elastic, so I certainly haven't lost an entire dress size in most respects; but I've been noticing my summer wardrobe fitting loosely, in a couple of cases too loosely to be really comfortable. Nevertheless, it appears that with very slight diet changes and the metformin, I've lost a couple of inches of upper-belly/ribcage fat in the last couple of weeks.

I have not starved myself. I have not dieted strenuously. I've eaten much the way I was doing before. I haven't exercised hardly at all (too hot and I don't have my pool membership yet.) Yet the weight is coming off now that my insulin resistance is being medicated.

I'm finally going to replace my old scale and start using it on an infrequent basis.

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Date: 2012-06-23 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] photogfrog.livejournal.com
GO YOU!!!!

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Date: 2012-06-24 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hendrikboom.livejournal.com
Metformin wasn't enough for me. It took an injection drug, Victoza, to do it for me. It's also an insulin promoter, like Metformin. I'm glad it's working for you with less extreme measures.

-- hendrik

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Date: 2012-06-24 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kisekileia.livejournal.com
Wow, two inches off your upper belly/ribcage in two weeks! That's amazing. Makes me wonder if I should get tested for insulin resistance--I'm carrying about 30 pounds extra (compared to what my genetics suggest that I should weigh at this age, and what I used to weigh--I'm not 30 pounds outside the "recommended" weight range for my height, but almost everyone in my family has been really thin until at least their mid-30s, and my BMI is around 26) due to various medications, and I'm wondering if maybe the metabolic issues caused by those meds are treatable.

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Date: 2012-06-27 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrs-dm.livejournal.com
Type II diabetes runs in my family too (my mother and grandmother have/had it). And I'm pretty sure I had (undiagnosed and untreated) insulin resistance during pregnancy (hello, 9 pound baby who has been small since 6 months old?). Luckily, I can keep my weight stable with watching my diet and occasionally going on a low-carb diet.

But I should exercise more -- it helps get insulin into the cells. Good on ya!

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Date: 2012-06-28 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guaparella.livejournal.com
YAY!
Sugar is the main thing that keeps weight on for me. I just broke a months long period where I had no sugar and very few processed carbs and I gained 5 out of 34 pounds back. I'm working with my doc to kick sugar again (it's usually a four day process for me) and I'll be waking up early and feeling better again.

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