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06-02-2013, 08:56 AM
Good morning. Reality has struck. I had a toothache last week and HAD to go to the Clinic for some pain killers and an anti-biotic as my dentist was closed. My darling Dr Jack reminded me that I was overdue for bloodwork. BP was running a tad high for me too. He knows I'm not taking my meds regularly, I think.

So, I am planning to spend the day setting up my dosettes and planning proper meals. A grab-and-go sandwich is no lon ger on my lunch menu. I need to just get with it and boot my own butt!

New month and new resolve! Let's go.

Weight this morning was 192.4 and FBGL was 6.2 - much improvement needed in all!

06-02-2013, 10:14 AM
Hi gang: had an allnighter into June 1st, but normal sleep last night, and feeling good today, when I woke up yesterday afternoon, I learned we were hosting the neighbours for supper. This was casual, so it was ok. My Dad really enjoys them, he was really animated and enjoyed talking last night, (maybe it was the wine, or my very attractive neighbour speaking to him in french :o) so he had a good time. He is talking about going home Wednesday or Thursday. He seems happy here, very relaxed, and is walking lots to get back in shape. DH is enjoying having company to watch baseball and the hockey playoffs are on, so they are getting along well.
I have managed to keep the weight to ticker, inspite of the stress of recent events, and hope I can get it down more. I will admit, that exercise is the first thing to go on my agenda, and thats not good. EVen the physio exercises for my shoulder are not getting done regularly, so I have to change that.
However, I have to get the flowers into the garden beds, and have been busy with work or too tired to care.
The weather has been rainy so not conducive to outdoor activities either.
Carol Sue, my DH and Dad didn't realize the zucchini lasagna had no noodles, so just don't tell him! Make a small one and see how it goes?
We are having left overs today, will try not to pig out.

06-02-2013, 02:48 PM
Mad, I'm glad to hear you're still on track with your ticker. It's hard to keep exercise on priority when you're so busy.

When I'm cooking, DH is right in there watching me, not missing a trick. He will stir things, check the oven, etc. There's no chance of him not knowing it's zucchini instead of noodles. LOL The exception was one time when I was making lasagne and I didn't have enough ricotta cheese so I added some cottage cheese, which he hates. He didn't see me do it, and didn't notice a thing. I never told him though, he would never trust my cooking again.

06-03-2013, 10:47 PM
Really busy lately. DH cousin he hasn't seen in 23 yrs came to see us Friday and I just love her and her DH. We had a great time with them. We have so much in common. They live 3 hrs away from us and hopefully we will get to see them more ofte.

DH is having physical therapy. We got over his neck surgery and would have been released, but now he is having back problems. So he is doing therapy hoping we won't have to face back surgery. Even with all that I feel as I have my Hubby back as we are enjoying our life together now that he isn't in the pain he had for so long.

Things are going slow with the weight loss, but it is slowly coming down. I really am glad I got the digital scale. CAD/CALP has you weigh daily and then average weight loss for the week which I'm thankful for as well. I managed a 0.7 lb weight loss this week. Small, but I will gladly take it. I'm very pleased to say that my FBS is finally back under 150 mg/dl. So things are going well here.

We aren't real busy here lately. I hope that means we are all doing well and enjoying our lives with friends and family.

06-04-2013, 10:19 PM
fbs 5.2 this am, and weight the same. Got out walking twice today. Took Dad to the trail with the dog. Dad can't go far, so the dog and I went ahead of him for a bit. later took the dog to the cemetery for a walk again.
Not a busy day. I have to say I am still waking up tired. Having the sleep study didn't change anything. I am still fighting sleep half the day. Perhaps with more exercise that will get better.
Will get some more blood work done sometime soon to make sure its not thyroid. (unfortunately, it never is....)
Carol Sue, if DH is watching you cook, is he doing some of the cooking as well? Seems only fair.....:)
Trish, so glad DH is in less pain. Hard not to be grumpy when you are in pain all the time. You can enjoy life and life together so much more now.
My father is planning to leave in a couple of days, and I am ready for that. Fish and visitors shouldn't be kept too long, and while I love him, since he doesn't actually need care or anything, he is more of a guest. I would say he is almost back to normal for him. However, my DH said the nicest thing.
We were watching a tv show, where a father and son had an argument, and the words. "you only get one dad" were said, DH says, more than one, and said my Dad is his other dad. Brought a tear to my eye.
No wonder I love this man. My 2 fav guys, here with me, watching hockey, doesn't get much better.

06-05-2013, 09:16 AM
Right Mad, fish and company stink after three days. That's not always true when it's family though. So glad you were able to help your Dad though. Dads are precious.

Carol Sue, my dear departed DH was a whiz in the kitchen himself and would always stand and watch me when I cooked. He learned not to make suggestions but would have been horrified at zucchini lasagna.

Good drop in the FBGL, Patty, and the slow and steady weightloss. Sure hope there is a non-surgical fix for your DH's back problem.

Not eating pure low carb these days. I have been having quinoa for breakfast and the odd slice of bread - comfort foods because of my toothache. At ten this morning I see my dentist who will probably refer me to an oral surgeon for a root canal. I am very lucky to still have all my teeth at my age so am hoping it'll be a root canal instead of an extraction. It'll feel good to at least get onto the path to a solution. I do not handle pain well and Aleve just doesn't cut it.

I have been taking my meds and weight is down a bit - 191.2 and FBGL of 5.1 today.

06-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Hi everyone, glad to find diabetes support thread. My FBS was 179 this morning. I usually take it three times a day, but may start bringing it to work so I can monitor daily too. When I get home it's normal, at bedtime it's usually normal. But still running high fasting after 4 weeks of low-carb on Wonderslim and a 16 lb. weight loss. I thought it would come down faster than this. I take Metformin twice a day and another med too, really want to be normal without the meds. How long, realistically, for this to happen?

06-05-2013, 07:49 PM
Hi everyone: weight steady, not up, and fbs 5.2 again. However, some nut brought in a frozen bin of sweet squares, (date squares, nanaimo bars etc) and thats crazy to have them there. Will have to be strong, but didn't manage well today.
Granny, when are you taking the metformin, and is it a generic brand? You may need a time release form, and still have it at bedtime with a small snack, like yogurt that gives you a few carbs. Even when you don't eat carbs, your body will convert energy into glucose in your liver, no matter what. Its the dumping process and your body's response to it that keeps the fasting higher than you want. How high is high?
Have you checked your meter against these numbers? on my meter what I get as 5.5 has been 4.2 when lab tested at the same time.
SO when you go for lab testing, take your meter and test at the same time. You may be lower than you think. Our meters are not the most accurate way of testing, just cheaper and portable and easier. DOn't get too hung up on it.
Keep losing weight, exercising and eating well and in the long run it will be good.

on another note. DD made spaghetti for supper, and bought and cooked spaghetti squash for me. I feel like she is really working to help me and I just love her for it.
Have a good evening chickies.

06-05-2013, 09:22 PM
Granny, I have always had trouble with FBG. Nothing I do changes it.

Mad - DH does a lot of the cooking. It's about 50/50. The difference is I don't watch him. I am just glad that I don't have to do it. LOL He does simple dishes and would never attempt something like lasagne. He wants something he can just throw in a pan and cook.

Ruth - I think the next time I make lasagne I will make part of it with zucchini or eggplant. I make 3 rows, each with 3 servings. I will make 2 rows with noodles and 1 row with the veggies. That way I can have what I like and he can try it if he wants to. My step-daughter and husband live close by, so she takes all my leftovers. It's hard to cook for just 2.

06-05-2013, 10:29 PM
I hear you Carol Sue, its hard to cook for one or two. It took a while for us to adjust to 2 when DD left home, and after this summer of her being around, we will have to adjust again. But 2 is easier than one.

I wanted to share a low carb recipe I use, I used it on the weekend when the neighbours came for supper. Its great for strawberry short cake, (strawberries and other berries being a fruit we can have for a treat) and for trifle (we love it at Christmas) or any other time you want a sponge type cake.

use 6 eggs, seperated.
in another bowl, mix 1.5 cups of ground nuts. (hazel nuts or almond meal best)
with 1.5 cups splenda, a tsp of baking powder. mix the dry ingredients together. (now a choice, I recently added 2 tsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients, and often 2 tsp of vanilla to the egg yokes, or strong coffee if you like, even brandy flavouring is nice. )
Next whip the egg yokes until light and lemony, and add the dry ingredients.
The egg whites need to be whipped until they are in stiff peaks, then folded into the yolk mixture.
This is poured into 2 or 3 round cake tins, well greased. bake at 325 for about 15-25 minutes, you don't want them too dry or brown.
turn upside down to cool, and remove from pans with a bendy spatula when its not hot anymore.
These cakes freeze and refridgerate well.
You can also make an elegant layered cake.
I served it with strawberrys and whipped cream on Saturday, and it was a great hit.
Looking forward to more Strawberry shortcake weather.

06-06-2013, 09:04 AM
Good morning and :welcome: to NimbleGranny. A good start to the day with weight and FBGL the same. Yesterday was a little carby.

Lucky me! The dentist did x-rays and lots of snooping in my mouth and says the teeth are just fine. There just seems to be something going on in the gum which the anti-biotics should clear up. Sure hope he's right. :crossed:

Shopped for veggie and flower plants yesterday but can't put them in today because it's raining. :( I don't mind working in the rain but my clay soil packs down when walked on. (It also builds up on my boots until I'm at least an inch taller.) The poor darlings will have to stay in their flats until Sunday when the rain ends.

Donna comes to clean today so I need to scurry around and tidy things. That sounds silly but she doesn't know where I put things. Luckily she usually doesn't show until around ten so I have some leeway.


06-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Granny, when are you taking the metformin, and is it a generic brand? You may need a time release form, and still have it at bedtime with a small snack, like yogurt that gives you a few carbs. Even when you don't eat carbs, your body will convert energy into glucose in your liver, no matter what. Its the dumping process and your body's response to it that keeps the fasting higher than you want. How high is high?

DOn't get too hung up on it.

Keep losing weight, exercising and eating well and in the long run it will be good.

Good advice, fatmad. I will keep on keeping on. My FBS this morning was 171. It's not generic, and it's 1000 twice a day. Plus Glyburide. So it seems I should be normal by now after a month of low-carb and all these meds!:dizzy:

Thanks for the welcome, Ruth! :D

06-07-2013, 11:39 PM
Hi ladies sorry been MIA but I am here to vent!!

So My aunts daughter had foot surgery and she has been spending every waking minutes taking care of her daughter and granddaughter Even thought her boy friend quit his job to take care of them now here it is 5 days before her surgery and my aunt keeps making comets like boy am I glad I got you and Bubba( My Husband) cause Marcia ( her daughter) isn't gonna be able to spent much time with her when she gets out of the hospital. Well this has been rubbing me the wrong way all week. They are expecting for me to do all the care taking when she gets home I guess her daughter is jest gonna go do what she wants and when she wants to do it. I am jest so tired of not being able to do for me.

I am very upset at the fact my monthly income has dropped and now I have a lot less to buy grocery money. So now what do I do I would love to get a job but who is gonna hire someone like me ? Then I will loose my insurance I am taking 5 pills in the Am and 2 at night I cant afford to do that either.

I walked out side the other day and fell and scraped up my bad knee and I keep getting the smart comets from the hubby. I don't even feel comfortable to workout with him around. Believe me I am so upset right now I am so close to tears its not funny. I am so tired I jest want to crawl in bed and cry myself to sleep!!

06-08-2013, 07:16 AM
BOnnie: I don't even know what to say. I am sorry this is falling on you this way.
I hope you are able to stand up to these comments when they come, and tell people they need to appreciate you and all you do.
None of us is perfect. Making cruel and thoughtless comments just isn't right.
WHen someone says something stinging to me, I ask if they would say that to their mother. It shames them right away.

06-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Bonnie, I too am sorry to hear you are having so many troubles. People are talking advantage of you, for sure and it's hard to stand up to them. You are a good person, always taking care of other people. Please don't stop caring for yourself, too. This is important for you. Finding a job is not the answer as you have so much to do at home. I do hope things improve.

I was really sick last night. I am not sure what made me sick. I cooked some kale with onions for lunch around noon, then around 5 PM I had fried fish from a local restaurant. It tasted fine. My husband went out to a car cruise and I was lying in bed watching TV. When he came home around 9 PM I got up to see how things went at the car cruise. After several minutes I felt my stomach start to churn. I went into the bathroom and threw up 4 times. All I could see was the pieces of kale, and I would have thought that it would have been totally digested 9 hours later. Well, I don't know which item made me sick, but I threw away the rest of the kale and it will be a long time before I order that fish again. I have ordered it many times in the past and it was good. When I went back to bed, I was afraid to take my bedtime blood pressure pills or metformin because I didn't know if I was finished throwing up. I woke up around midnight and felt OK so I took my meds. I am a little queasy today and don't really have an appetite. Maybe this will help me lose a few pounds. LOL Look on the bright side!

I hope everyone else is doing well.

06-09-2013, 10:30 PM
Madeliene It so nice that your DD is there and taking care of y'all. Making wonderful memories. I'm sure you will miss her when she leaves.

Bonnie :hug:I am so sorry you are going through so much. After going through all I did when DH kids lived with us, I was concerned about you moving in with your Aunt. However, I did have hopes it would work out good for you. At this point, I don't believe the kids meant to take advantage of us. I think Hubby's DD needed us and sometimes people just get in a situation they can't handle. I hope I'm wrong but I think her DH just isn't a good worker/provider and she needed to be able to have a better paying job since she will always have to carry the bulk of their financial needs etc. I suspect that your Aunt has the same type of problems with her DD and her boyfriend. As for you DH and the things that he says, I'm sure he is just frustrated. It has to be difficult for him to see how things are for you and him not being able to do anything about it. I do pray that somehow things will turn around for y'all. I agree with Carol, be sure to try to take a few minutes for yourself. Even a few minutes for yourself will help.

Carol Sue So sorry you had such a bad experience with the kale and fish. It is terrible to get so sick and not know which one made you ill. Glad you are getting over it.

Eating has kind of settled into a routine. No major plan basically still more of an IE/IF. But it seems to be working so that is all that counts. DH has therapy 2x a week to strengthen both neck and back and I go in and watch. I'm doing the exercises at home myself trying to strengthen my neck and back. Also watched another therapist working with a woman about my size and learning some other things I can do as well.

Hope everyone is doing okay.

06-13-2013, 02:56 PM
Aunt went threw surgery this morning and they said that she came threw it wonderful and that she did great that they will be putting her in a room instead of ICU . They also said in the right now at this point they have not detected any cancer. This is good Will let you all know when I hear more.

06-13-2013, 09:52 PM
Bonnie I'm glad to hear your Aunt's surgery went well. Maybe she will have a good recovery and not need you so much. You definately need a break as you are taking care of everyone these days.

Glad to hear that everyone else is doing well.

06-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Hi all: just a quick hello. Haven't been sleeping well, and got exhausted and have been going to be early. Like, right now, I am going to bed. 9 pm. so silly, but am soooo tired. Hope all going well for everyone.

06-14-2013, 07:50 AM
Been MIA a lot this month which means I've been feeling guilty about poor food choices and avoiding testing FBGL. Gotta get a grip. Weight has been blipping up and down - 191 this morning.

Bonnie, glad your Aunt did well with her surgery and nothing "nasty" showed up. When she gets home, stick up fr yourself.

Carole Sue, just the thought of kale and fish makes my tummy churn! I know I should eat fish more often and frequently put it in my cart when shopping. Then I put it back on the freezer shelf. I just cant face it.

Patty, good idea to watch your DH's exercises. You are right to strengthen your own back and neck. Sounds like you are doing fine with your current diet plan.

Mad, I know how you feel some evenings. (I find myself dozing off watching TV - I'm a Judge Judy addict.) If it weren't for the dogs, I'd be in bed by 8 but they need an evening potty run.

It's Friday and another week is gone. Life is way too busy lately with Mill and Town Hall staffing problems Delta Fair stuff gearing up and flowers to do for a July 6 wedding. Let's not mention that very little is planted in my veggie garden. :shrug: I'll just keep plugging along but am going to take a serious look at my life - when I find the time. Am also going to take the month of August OFF!

TGIF, Chickies!

06-15-2013, 08:48 PM
Jest wanted to stop by aunt is doing well. They got her up today to walk she only walked 15 feet but they are starting small. I am doing well . I am getting in a zone to kick some fat . I cant wait to get back into some of the clothes that I cant fit into and in the process teach my daughter how to kick some fat too she has some clothes that she wants to fit into too. Well I better run I have lots of things to do before the hubby and daughter gets back. I am enjoying my quiet time!!

06-15-2013, 10:09 PM
I'm wondering if 3fc is having internet problems. I can't always get connected here and sometimes I get a warning from McAfee that it isn't safe. Thought I was never going to get it to switch to this window to post.
So I do come by and read whether I am able to write or not.

Bonnie Good news about your Aunt. I sure hope that now that she knows there isn't anything serious that she will become easier to live with.

Ruthie I went through that a while back myself. Now that I'm doing things the way I am, I am doing well. I'm not losing as fast as I probably could, but slow is okay now because I feel normal. Other than being tired a lot, I feel better doing the exercise I do. It's nice to have my DH feeling better as well.

Madeliene I have learned that I have to get at least 8 hrs of sleep a night and no I seem to need a nap every evening even with the 8 hrs. I don't want to believe it is my age, but it could be. LOL Even after almost 8 hrs sleep last night and a short nap this afternoon, I am tired and sleepy and it is only 8:50. I'm taking potassium now that I'm on a mild fluid pill but I'm still tired. Not sure what is going on. Hope we both can get our energy back soon. Have you noticed if it effects your fbs? I think I'm finding that if I don't get my 8 hrs sleep that my fbs is a little higher.

As I said, my weight loss is slow. I had a 3.8 loss this weeks which makes a 4 week total loss of 6.2. I am pleased that it is going down even if it is slow.

Carol Sue Hi :wave:

Hope we have a great week.

06-17-2013, 07:38 AM
Ruth, I love fish and eat it all the time. I am really blaming my upset stomach on the kale because that is something I never ate before and I might not have prepared it right, or it might have had some type of bacteria on it. You hear a lot of that on the news about tainted produce. Before I met my husband I only ate fish and chicken, not beef or pork. They are still not on my list of favorites, but if I make them for my husband I eat them rather than cook something else for myself. Even when we go to the local steak house restaurant I order chicken. LOL I don't cook fish much at home because I don't want to stink up the house. But sometimes I will put a piece of salmon on the grill. Yummy.

My weight is really up right now. I have not changed my ticker because I don't want to accept it. I want to get right back down to where I was and go from there. My DIL was here yesterday and she looks so thin! She told me she was up to 217 when she was pregnant and only lost 30 lbs after giving birth. That was 4 1/2 years ago. I think she's around 130 now. She did Weight Watchers and is now a lifetime member. She watches diligently.

Bonnie - Hope your aunt makes a speedy recovery! Good for you and your daughter on getting back into those smaller clothes.

Trish - You seem to be doing well. A slow loss is best because it stays off.

Mad - I go to be often at 9 PM. I still have trouble staying asleep. 7 hours of deep sleep is what my body requires to feel good, but I rarely get that anymore.

06-19-2013, 10:24 PM
Hi all: I am sure I am avoiding coming here because I am not doing well. I am in denial and not eating very well. Or rather, I eat well for a while, then mini-binge on stuff I shouldn't have. I am not happy with myself.
I really don't want to change how I eat, (I know how you feel Trish) I want the carbs and the sugar. Even though they make me feel crappy.
SO I am having ISSUES I guess. Not sure where to go with that.
In addition, I am having some arthritis in my fingers. My left middle finger has grown these nodes at the top joint, and is quite tender. I also have smaller, not so painful nodes on the right hand. Doc ordered xrays, and parafin treatments. My blood work is normal, so it is probably osteoarthritis, not rheumatoid. But my hands are my living. This is also affecting gardening, as is this constant tiredness.
Whine whine whine. I am boring myself to death here.

06-20-2013, 07:11 AM
Mad, I could have written your post. It sucks to get older but, when you examine the alternatives ...

At the moment I have no idea about my HA1C but I did finally make a bloodwork appointment for tomorrow. My morning readings are a tad high (when I test!) and I suspect it's from the med change replacing glyburide with glycazide. The glyb was giving me early morning lows which probably kept the HA1C low. I have also not been careful with eating and drinking and have killed my ticker. (190 again this morning!)

My hands are suffering from Uncle Arthur but it's my legs that bug me the most. Not only the sore knees but a hammer toe on each foot that really cramp my style. The chiropodist made me toe spacers six months ago but there is no improvement so I am probably going to have surgery - maybe they can do the knee and one toe at the same time. Anyhow it's quite uncomfortable in most shoes and is making me very crabby. This is one of the reasons I'm taking a break from the gym.

To quote Mad "Whine whine whine. I am boring myself to death here."

We now resume regular programming.

06-20-2013, 10:43 AM
I'm wondering if 3fc is having internet problems. I can't always get connected here and sometimes I get a warning from McAfee that it isn't safe. Thought I was never going to get it to switch to this window to post.

As I said, my weight loss is slow. I had a 3.8 loss this weeks which makes a 4 week total loss of 6.2. I am pleased that it is going down even if it is slow.

Pattygirl, I had the same problem this week, was wondering if 3FC was going to be blocked forever for me. But the next day it was fine, after a day of warning me on computer AND phone about malware and blocking me.

Your slow weight loss is way faster than mine. I've been stuck for the last two weeks with only one lb. lost. Hard to stay motivated when I feel so tired, am hungry, and not losing too. But I'm determined to power through and stick to it, I don't want to give up what I've gained and I don't want to go back. So I tell myself slow is good and I will start losing again. I lost quickly at first, now not so much. Get my sugar checked next week and the report from the dr. the following. Definitely going to report a lack of energy on the low-carb plan.

06-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Well, Trish and Granny, you are both doing better than I am. My weight has gone up. Because of this I have quit weighing. Ignorance is bliss, they say. I also resolved the problem of my high FBG. Quit testing. These are just temporary. I know I have to do these things for my health, but right now I'm taking a break for a few days.

I think I found out what is wrong with my belly. It is called diastasis recti...my abdominal muscles are separating. I did not get diagnosed by a doctor, but I did some research online. It is usually caused by pregnancy, but in my case, it is caused by them cutting through my abdominal muscles twice for my surgeries, and then weight gain on top of that. It has actually pulled my naval over to the left, about an inch from where it should be and the left side of my belly protrudes further than the right. Surgery to repair it is not covered by medical insurance except in very rare cases when it causes medical problems. It is considered cosmetic. It might resolve by losing my belly fat (well duh!) and they wouldn't even do the surgery without the loss of belly fat. So either way, I'm going to have this unless I lose weight. Hello! Don't I know this is the problem all along? I should have been more careful about gaining the weight in the first place, as my abdominal muscles weren't prepared for this so close after surgery. I'm glad it isn't anything life threatening, but I'd rather not have it.

06-24-2013, 07:40 AM
Just checking in. Went for bloodwork and the darned new nurse could not get a sample. I have "rolling veins" and after several stabs she gave me a requisition to get it done at the lab. I also have two black and blue arms. Grrr! I will get there when I get there as I'm heading into a really busy two-weeks.

I have not been on the scale for a few days and know I'm heading for trouble. Strawberries are great but not if you add sugar to them. I want to get some into the freezer and had better do it fast. This week I am really going to focus on lower carb meals and try to ignore the berries.

How goes the battle for the rest of us?

06-24-2013, 11:58 AM
Finally broke up my second 10 for 20 lbs. in 7 weeks! Had to be very very patient, as I was stalled for more than two weeks, then suddenly, lost this last three in three days. So, back in the game! Wearing heels today and an pants with a button and zipper. Feeling really good about my plan today.:carrot:

Also, had my blood drawn this morning so will find out next week how my sugar and cholesterol are looking after 7 low-carb weeks. It's a short period, in the big picture of my diabetes, but I'm hoping for some motivating and validating news there too.:^:

06-24-2013, 04:45 PM
Granny - Many people feel fatigue when first starting out on the low-carb plan. I have a hard time with it, and I end up eating a small amount of carb to combat it. I probably shouldn't do that because I know if you stick it out, your body will get used to it.

Ruth, I also have rolling veins plus very few of them are any good for drawing blood because they are small. It's terrible when I'm in the hospital and they have to draw blood every day.

I hope both you and Granny get good results from your bloodwork.

06-24-2013, 10:39 PM
Carol Sue - I went through those feelings of not wanting to get on scales or check fbs. I remember reading a book when first diagnosed that this is part of the process diabetics go through. The main thing is to get on "A Plan" that you can live with. Interesting you mention that you have to have some carbs. I've learned that I have to have some carbs too. My problem is that I haven't found the "right" amount for me yet. Some days I hit it just right and some days I don't. I hope that eventually it will balance out.

Ruthie and Madeleine - I am sorry y'all are struggling so. I remember going through that a yr or so back myself. I had a very difficult time to getting to place that I even cared sometimes. It is a hard place to be. It was as if I was my own worse enemy and my body was no help. I hope you can find your way soon.

Ruthie - The guy who used to do my blood draw couldn't always get it; he had to go to my hand. (ouch). He left and the new girl got it the 1st try. I also bruise easy either way.

Granny - Welcome. I am losing slow. I did lose another lb this week and I am so thankful for the 1 lb as I went for so long losing nothing. I do so hope to get out of the 230s before I go back to the doctor in August. Don't know if I will or not as some weeks I only lose .2 of a lb so will see how it goes. It is slower than I would like, but as long as the scale moves down at all, I am happy. CONGRATULATIONS on breaking your stall.

Well, I am still eating what I want and only as much as is needed to satisfy me. Still doing IE/IF combo and it is paying off in the fact that now that I have no "off limit" foods and am free to eat anything, I have no cravings. Foods I used to crave because I missed them because I couldn't have them on a diet, I have no desire for them. In fact, my food desires have become minimal. Since I don't count calories, carbs etc, I do weigh daily and I average weekly and subtract from the week before. This is the way that the Heller's teach carbohydrate addict's to do WI and it has really been great for me because you see those small losses even a .2 lb loss. I think I personally need to see those little .1, .2 losses psychologically. If I didn't see those, I would be tempted to give up. But with this method, I get excited about the smallest weight loss. It is working for me for now and hope it will continue. And I so hope y'all will be able find your way as well.

06-26-2013, 01:47 PM
Trish and Granny - I have always heard it said that slow weight loss stays off better than fast weight loss, and I believe it's true. Especially if you are not actually eliminating any foods from your diet.

My husband is losing weight. He will not say that he's trying, but I notice things that he's doing. He's lost about 20 lbs.

06-27-2013, 11:25 AM
I finally got on the scale this morning. I only ate about 1100 calories yesterday and didn't eat anything after 4PM because I fell asleep. I don't know how high I had gone because I wasn't getting on the scale, but this morning I was only 1 pound over my previous recorded weight. So now I will get back to my regular weighing. Now to work on that darn FBG.

06-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Hello Ladies :wave:

Bonnie :hug:

I'm back and I hope this time I will still around. I took my FBS this morning for the first time in a very long time. It was 183 and I was shocked but it wasn't in the 200's so that's a start. From January 2012 to current my life has just been one interesting whatever you would like to call it. My high weight for June is 197.6. I started June at 194.0. This morning thanks to a cabbage soup eating plan today being day 6 I weighed in at 189.6. I have never been so happy to see that 8 because I have been in the 190's for a long time now. I am so glad you ALL are still here. Now I need to look up the recipe thread so I can stay focused and prayerfully stay in the 180's ... but only for awhile :)

Has the new thread for July been started yet?

07-01-2013, 07:20 AM
:welcome: back, Rennie. I am about to close this June Thread and start the one for July. See you there.