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I have been strangely hungry a lot lately. I am a 42yr old female. I have been since I was 15 or 14 skipping meals to maintain my weight so I can eat a lot at once. My dieting has varied from when I was a teenager and in my 20's I'd go for 4 days each day eating less than 500 calories to binge eat for 3 days during high school and college whatever and how much food I wanted. Then in 1999, for around 6 months I stopped, gained some(went from 94lbs to 106lbs at 5'0" tall. Well I didn't like the way I looked, went back to some dieting from time to time. When I got married in 2002, had 1 or 2 days at least a week of eating less than 500 calories. I have had a few episodes over the years of low blood sugar at night had to eat some sugar, but it's all WORTH IT to NEVER EVER be fat, because for me, it's everything to look good. If you don't look good, you have nothing in this world. Everyone judges you on how you look whether it's your old high school friends or old boyfriends or getting a job to ever one day if your significant other dies or divorces that you had to go find someone new you would not look good to try to find someone it would be very difficult. So for me, looking good is the only thing that matters, the ONLY THING in life for me, so for me, even when I had the episodes once in a while(could be a few times in let's say 2 or 3 years) of low blood sugar, it was all worth it to not be fat. I only have had tingling hands when I had the low blood sugar episodes, which were always rare. I did have my heart obviously beat kind of fast whenever I would do a simple task like going to use the bathroom or taking a shower. The past around 5 years being doing 2 days a week less than 500 calories and 1 day a week around 850-900 calories. Weight loss of 5lbs a week(2lbs in one day weight loss for the 2 less than 500 calories) and 1 lb for the 850-900 calorie day. Now, can't seem to diet at all. I ate a large salad this past monday, which I was so hungry I ended up eating a 280 calorie bag of cookies after I felt I needed sugar. I am really worried that I have something wrong. My dad has type 2 diabetes since 1986, but he loss weight, I am GAINING weight(not much, but for me going from 98lbs to 101-102lbs is huge for me personally) and it is real weight since I have maintained this weight for since August. As I said, I am not fat or chunky as I am 5 feet zero inches tall and weigh around 101lbs. I have gotten my glucose test in July even and it was 87, which 110 is the most you can go to, so it's normal and the highest it was ever was 90. So I am not sure what's going on since I was getting hungrier even back in July when I got this tested. So I am not sure what is going on? Is it just perimenopause or is it insulin resistance or diabetes? The thing that dumbfounded about is that I have been skipping meals since a teenager, but have never had ANY problems and all of a sudden I have some extreme hunger at times,** but not losing weight** and have GAINED unlike my dad. I have had since my early 20's frequent urination so I can't say that's a symptom. I only have thirst issues if I have eaten something with a lot of salt and even when I have, most of the time I am not thirsty a lot, so that symptom you can't say I have either. So the only thing I have is that I am hungry more often than usual and sometimes it has been an extreme hunger. So I am not sure what is going on? Any thoughts? I am not sure if not eating has caused my issue or eating too much carbs and sugar or it's none of that at all? As I said, my glucose has been fine and even had a time of extreme hunger last August, they tested my glucose, it was 90. So I am not sure why I feel I am unable to do my diet days when before I could do it without issue that it wasn't that hard to live without much food in one day? For example, after a weekend of eating a lot, Mondays were easy, now I am extremely hungry even if I ate a lot on both Saturday and Sunday. I am kind of worried it could be diabetes and I don't know how it could be since even just a few weeks ago, I dieted less than 500 calories and I didn't go into low blood sugar episode or anything like that? So I am not sure why I am so freakin hungry? What could it be? Don't say too much carbs and sugar since I have eaten this way since my late teens early 20's, so why would I start something weird now all of a sudden?
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