How many calories are you eating a day, do you know? IF we don’t eat enough, our body goes into starvation mode, like the cavemen. When we don’t eat enough, we don’t lose weight because our body is storing everything we eat in case it doesn’t get fed enough for awhile.
I would strongly recommend that you see a nutritionist or dietician. If your doc or clinic writes the order, your insurance co should pick it up. If not check to see if you community health or county health has one on staff. She/he can help you with the food part of the equation. Help you plan meals that fit your gruesome schedule…how do you do it? And help with the number of calories you should be eating to flip the switch and help you lose weight. It was the best money I spent when I was diagnosed, got more info from her than anyone else.
Then at your next doc’s appt discuss the metformin. In some cases, rare, but some, met. causes weight gain, as do most of the diabetic gains in their side affects listed. I find it interesting that one of the things they want us to do is lose weight, and then some if not all of the meds that are on the market including insulin will have “may cause weight gain”… Two steps forward, one step back. Maybe it’s not enough met, maybe it’s too much, and maybe a combo would be better for you.
Please don’t bash WW, many people have lost weight on that program, which is more like normal eating and normal life than any other program. I happen to be one of those too — 52 lbs — and counting. Not every plan or procedure is going to work for everyone…I couldn’t do a totally carb free plan, but I can do this one. You’ll find something that works for you, but your team has to be on board with you. A doc, a dietician, etc.