Well, I wouldn’t say an exercise maniac. Not anywhere near athletic. I just walk where needed because I can’t drive. And then I do another 30-60 minutes each day because that’s what’s recommended for everyone to do, I think. I’m not exercising particularly hard for any of it.
I do have Graves’ disease, and was taking anti-thyroid medication for three years, but then it went into remission (really unexpected to my doctor). I was offered radioactive iodine but felt that was a bit extreme when my actual thyroid was fine, it’s just my immune system was attacking it.
A lot of my weight gain happened when I was in my 20s and told I could “eat whatever I wanted” when I started the pump. That was the worst advice anyone could have ever given a young adult who’d had diabetes since childhood. Of course, I went out and tried ALL THE THINGS I had never had before. Ten years of that and I’d gained 100 pounds. I lost some of that, then got Graves’ disease and gained 25 pounds after starting medication. Manage to lose that, then Graves’ disease went into remission and I gained 30 pounds. So I just feel like I’m gaining and losing the same 30 pounds, and each time it happens I end up five or ten pounds heavier.
I didn’t mean to derail your thread. I only mention weight because weight loss is one of the things the keto diet is most known for. So if I could stick to it strictly, I think possibly it would help. But it’s hard to eat really low-carb without dairy and eggs, so I find it challenging to stick to strictly.