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Old 07-17-2014, 11:09 AM   #166  
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Shannon I agree with Carol Sue it may work out better to sell your house. The wrong tenants can really tear up your house. I pray all works out in a way that is best for you and your family.

Carol Sue I think you are right. My doc is a good doctor and he always makes me feel like he is looking out for me and my DH. So I think he might have been thinking about the 5:2 IF that is so popular where you eat 5 days and do 24 hr fasts 2x a week. There was a time when I could fast and eat only one meal a day, but since I've had bs problems, that isn't even in the realm of possibility for me. At least not until I get things in control. My Daddy had a cousin who always ate one meal a day and ended up with having to have a colostemy. Sorry don't know how to spell it. Any way one time I was telling my Daddy how I could lose a lb a day if I could eat only one meal a day as I had done that before. He made me promise him that I would never do that again because he always thought that is why his cousin health problems he had. I think he was right to because, I ate that way about 12 yrs ago before I married DH. I was afraid to eat more than once a day afraid I would gain. I mostly ate salads which I later learned had no real nutrition in them. By the time I married DH, I had difficulty even buttoning my clothes so I only wore pull overs and he had to put my earring on me because I couldn't do it. Once I started eating again and eating healthy, thankfully I was able to get that back and can now do all that myself. Was not a fun lesson to learn but thank God I didn't ruin my health.

DH had some extra Glimepiride so I took one last night. I've done that before when he somehow ended up with extra just to get my fbs in the normal range. I probably won't take any more of it. Checked my fbs this morning and it was 101. Boy how I wish my doctor would give me a prescription for that. I know I probably couldn't take it all the time, but it sure would help me on days when I overdo the carbs. One prescription would probably last me for months because I would use it like you do Carol Sue. I would really love to make my eating window stop about 6 or 7, so I thinkI will set my window 11 am to 7 pm with the idea that I can stop by 6 on some days when I want to. I also plan to eat mostly fruits, veggies and protein with a small amount of starchy carbs only because I don't want to be too restrictive. Also, I found another website on Intermittent Fasting by a woman who says that strict Paleo/low carb works great for men, but that it does not always work great for women. Women seem to do better with weight loss and reap the benefits of eating some grains etc during their eating window than men do. For some reason, it seems that we kind of need a little bit where men don't. I remember reading some place when I was doing this before that for some reason women can benefit from fasting as little as 12 hrs, I think it was, where men have to have the 16 hr fast if doing it daily.

I also read another article yesterday that said there are different ways to do IF and that some people just fast long hours between their meals. I thought of people who successfully do IE who wait until they feel a grumbling or discomfort... some kind of signal that tells them it is time to eat. They probably ONLY eat when they feel the signal that they are hungry. When I first did IE, I sometimes would go up to 5 to 8 hours between meals. I made the mistake of asking how long you were allowed to go without eating because I just didn't get hungry and I was told you could never go longer than 5 hours. When I started following that rule, I lost my ability to feel hunger signals and have problems every since. Oh well. I'm back to trying to learn what works for me and I am determined this time to listen to my body.

Good to see newbies and some of you oldies who drop in from time to time. Don't stay away so long.

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Old 07-17-2014, 03:11 PM   #167  
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I think I am more stressed out today. We have signed the final paperwork but the sellers haven't. It's all electronic so you just click a button, it doesn't take long. We are worried they are stalling bc they have another offer that is better. We need the signed contract today in order for our loan officer to start. The closing date is Aug 11 so he really wants it today. We also have to go to town (Wilson, NC) this afternoon for unrelated reasons but were going to drop off the checks needed so I don't have to make a second trip out tomorrow. Really would like to get things squared away.

My FBS was 101 today and weight down into the 177s....yay! My July goal is 173. That's my prepreg (over)weight. Went to a new grill in our neighborhood for lunch. Got a burger without bun and the only side that was low carb, green beans, but I could taste sugar in them so I will test later to see if it was ok. They had a yummy creamed spinach I sampled but I think that usually is made with flour in the sauce so I didn't think that was good. The wheat really triggers me....even more than sugar.

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I finally got to eat my carrots and brussels sprouts last night. I saw that in a recipe one time and now it is one of my favorite veggie combinations. I simmer the baby carrots until they start to get tender and then add frozen brussels sprouts. After they are all tender I add a touch of butter and salt. DH picks out the carrots and only eats the brussels sprouts. That's OK. More for me! LOL

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, I thought about you when I read this article in my current Health Magazine. (July/Aug). It says you can pick the best of each eating plan and combine it to work for you. No need to follow all the rules of any plan.

http://www.health.com/health/article...824572,00.html

Shannon, I just noticed that this is my final issue of my subscription to Health. I did renew. I hope I don't miss any issues, especially if your interview is in it!

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Shannon Hope they signed the contract so things can get moving for you. Waiting is so difficult and then the packing and move starts. But that can be fun too although exhausting.

Carol Sue Thanks for the site and for the idea of brussel sprouts and carrots combo. I would like that myself. I will read the article and try the combo.

Last night I caved and ate crackers with cheese and sandwich meat so it was more than an 8 hr eating window. I read on another low carb site and a lady who has done low carb and kept it off shared a site about protein only diet. Sorry can't remember now exactly what the name was. But you eat only protein for 30 days. It is supposed to be very healthy but I'm not sure about going 30 days without anything but protein. I had just recently read where someone mentioned people who think you don't need any other food but protein. However, I might could do a few days protein only even on alternate days to get back to a good low carb way of eating again. I'm thinking about working in a combo of it like you said Carol Sue you read. Just make up my own way of doing it. I had a sister-in-law who went a few days eating nothing but protein and she ended up passing out and was told not to ever do that again. So I am not really sure if that is a good idea especially on a prolonged time as they say after the 30 days you can go longer if you want. You are supposed to lose weight fast, less sagging etc and they think it is going to prove healthy. Research is being done on it according to the site. Curious what others think. I just think we need other foods like veggies at least. I do think I might could eat strict low carb a few days a week, but like the one lady I've watched over the years says... when you low carb and then take a binge day the results of how you feel getting back on the low carb just isn't worth it. I don't think I'm going to do it, but it is interesting.

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Thank you all for the support I have been having a very rough last few days. I think I am hitting that block where in the past I would have given up. Things are not moving fast enough, feeling overwhelmed, etc...

But I am not giving up this time. I am feeling determined again and focused. I did a great workout this morning. My FBS was 131 this morning, so not great but it could have been worse. My goal is to hit Onederland before/by my birthday sept 22. I think I can definitely do that. I just gotta stay focused.

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I will get back here later for catching up on reading and personals but just wanted to let you all know we are officially under contract! We dropped our checks off last night and signed our loan paperwork today. I've already picked up boxes from the liquor store, have found a preschool for Olivia and joined a local moms group on Facebook. We are moving!! Our closing is Aug 11.
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Shannon YAY!!! Now you can plan and get ready for you move.

Moonkissed Good for you hanging in there and not giving up.

I didn't eat until 3 pm today which was really good and I my fbs which I checked before I started cooking was 117. So I'm pleased.

Carol Sue I found the article quite helpful. Thanks.

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Hi all. I don't usually post on this this thread, but I lurk. I read a post above by partygirl63,(Trish), and I wanted to write this post to tell her that there is a diet called the Dukan diet that might be perfect for her. It is the one I used to lose 60 lbs. You start out with about five days of protein, and then you go to days during which one day you eat protein, and the next you eat protein and vegetables. You keep alternating protein and protein&veggies days until you reach your goal weight. You can go to their website and read more about it. Just google US Dukan.

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I wonder if all protein would be hard on the kidneys. My neighbor has lost 80+lbs doing 10 grams or less of carbs a day. I just need veggies and can't do it. She looks great and full of energy.
My fbs was 100 today. I did my walk early yesterday. My weight appears to have stalled.
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Hi all. I don't usually post on this this thread, but I lurk. I read a post above by partygirl63,(Trish), and I wanted to write this post to tell her that there is a diet called the Dukan diet that might be perfect for her. It is the one I used to lose 60 lbs. You start out with about five days of protein, and then you go to days during which one day you eat protein, and the next you eat protein and vegetables. You keep alternating protein and protein&veggies days until you reach your goal weight. You can go to their website and read more about it. Just google US Dukan.
Thanks Valkyrie1. The problem I had with Dukan was the fat being so low. I guess Atkins has made it real to me the importance of fat in the diet. However, I will look at it again. I did think about doing it any way and not cutting the fat back so much. My problem with lowfat/fat free diets is the sodium in those foods. Thanks again.
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I wonder if all protein would be hard on the kidneys. My neighbor has lost 80+lbs doing 10 grams or less of carbs a day. I just need veggies and can't do it. She looks great and full of energy.
My fbs was 100 today. I did my walk early yesterday. My weight appears to have stalled.
I know. That is another thing to think about. I think if I was going to do a really strict low carb, Atkins would be the only way to go and to do it exactly by the book. Start with the 2 weeks Induction and then build up the carbs until I found my carb tolerance limit. I personally believe there is a reason that Atkins warns NOT to go below 20 grams of protein.

I still haven't given up on the idea of finding a 2 week period when I could do the Atkins Induction. I just have to find a 2 week period when nothing else is going on so I can do it. Until then I just have to do the best I can.
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Today I am making baked beans from dried beans for the first time. My Mother used to make them so good, but unfortunately, I cannot find her recipe, although her recipes was one thing I made certain I got when she passed away. She might not have actually used a recipe. I searched online and found a recipe that had no unusual ingredients and I am going by that. You know I am the bean queen, LOL, and when I eat baked beans I rinse off the sauce and eat them like that. The beans retain the flavor, but not all the sugar in the sauce. I just wanted to see if I could duplicate my Mother's.

I woke up in the middle of the night and my Cpap wasn't working. I tried to get it working again and then I looked at the clock and realized the electricity was out. From a battery clock I saw that it was 4AM. I looked out to see if any of my neighbors had lights, but it was 4AM in a neighborhood of mostly senior citizens. They were asleep! And being Saturday, most don't get up for work. I called the electric company and left info with a recorded message. Within 15 min the power came back on. I looked out and noticed that one neighbor had lights on, too. They have an adult daughter with Systic Fibrosis so she might sleep with oxygen and it might have shut off and they might have called the electric company earlier than I did. I'm glad it came back on because my DGS is coming for a visit today. No electricity with a 5 year old is NOT good!

Donna, we ate dinner at the casino buffet yesterday, and although I avoid carbs, I really eat too much there. When I went to bed my blood sugar was 150. Since I am trying to wean myself away from the Glimiperide, I drank some water with ACV and lemon juice, and this morning my fasting was 135. So I feel that it worked, even though it did not bring it down to normal levels. I will try to continue doing that!

Shannon, Good for you on getting the contract! This is exciting! I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.

Trish, I also have heard that eating high protein is very hard on the kidneys. I know that it's important to drink lots and lots of water while on that food plan. You could also google "dangers of high protein diet" and see what it has to say to help you make your decision. Maybe you could just up your protein and keep the veggies.

Moonkissed, the best thing to do when you are tempted to quit is to come here and get some support. We will NEVER encourage anyone to quit. We all get discouraged from time to time. You have made incredible strides.

Dgramie, it is common to have a stall in your weight loss. Just keep on going and eventually your body will get in weight loss mode again.

Valkyrie, Welcome! Don't just lurk...join in! We can always use a new perspective!
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Carol Sue I won't ever eat protein without any veggies. I just think eating protein only for any length of time is dangerous. I have heard that people who have a tendency toward kidney stones should not eat loads of protein as a really high protein make cause the kidney stones. Too many diabetics end up with kidney problems as it is. So know I will not be doing a progein only way of eating. Besides, I think we need to eat veggies. Glad your electricity came back on.

I've been waking up early some mornings. I'm getting at least 7 hrs of sleep at night, but when I wake up, I just get up and make my coffee and enjoy sitting on the enclosed back porch early in the morning when it is nice and quiet. Will be fund to see how your homemade baked beans turn out. I was so surprised one time when looking a a recipe to find that there are sooo many different ways to make them.

I've been checking my fbs both when I first get up and then just before I start my 5 hrs eating window. I've actually been doing 5 to 6 hr eating window. It is still a fasting reading. The reading is between 130s and 145 at my early reading, but the second fbs was 117 yesterday and 109 this morning. I consider that very good.

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Thanks, Wannabehealthy!

Trish, some people do add fat back into Dukan. Dr. Dukan says you can have dairy that is 2 percent fat and under, so some people just go for the two percent instead of nonfat dairy. I, personally, cheated on my Dukan diet, and roasted my veggies with olive oil. (Dukan says you can have one teaspoon a day). I probably used three or four tablespoons to roast veggies such as cauliflower, etc. Every day. The diet still worked.
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Trish, some people do add fat back into Dukan. Dr. Dukan says you can have dairy that is 2 percent fat and under, so some people just go for the two percent instead of nonfat dairy. I, personally, cheated on my Dukan diet, and roasted my veggies with olive oil. (Dukan says you can have one teaspoon a day). I probably used three or four tablespoons to roast veggies such as cauliflower, etc. Every day. The diet still worked.
Thanks Valkyrie1 for sharing your experience with me. If I remember right, that was the only thing I didn't like about the Dukan diet. So I'll get my book out and re-think it. BTW to this thread.
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