Last year I started with HbA1C of 97 in January which went down to 46 by August and I lost 2 1/2 stone – really happy! Walking and swimming and 800 calories a day no problem. Then I had a bad fall and broke my shoulder which meant I could not exercise for a long while and got fed up and started on my old eating habits – put on the weight and blood sugars started to rise of course.
Started back in April this year as shoulder much better and self isolating. In 7 weeks I have lost just 3 lbs – 3 lbs!!! Last year I could have lost that in a day so what’s gone wrong? Why the difference?
I have increased my exercising so now my maximum amount during the day is a 90 minute brisk walk over our lovely fields around my house, a 40 minute aerobic class onlline which includes ab work and sometimes an hour or so playing table tennis. I have kept to the 800 cals and really low carbs – then as this wasn’t working, I have tried the high fat/high protein low carb KETO diet but actually felt sick at the amount of high fat and eggs so went back to the 800 but it is extraordinary how the needle on the scales just does not flicker.
Very demoralised – any suggestions would be most welcome!