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Old 07-22-2014, 05:49 PM   #196  
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had an fbs of 75 this morning, I hope these numbers show up on my A1c next month!!

Still doing the 16/8 intermittent fasting, it is pretty easy and I'm not struggling on it. Went with a friend today to court. It was so hard, she is divorcing after 32 years and just needed some support there.

weight this morning 178.8
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Donna, I am so curious to see what you A1c is!! Those low bs reading are really going to help. What was your A1c last time?

I also have questions about the Good Girl Moonshine. Do you use the raw organic ACV? I couldn't buy it because it looked so gross. LOL I have been using the regular ACV and just adding some lemon juice. I was reading up about the Good Girl Moonshine and some say to use lime juice instead of lemon, which I think I would like. I will use the raw organic ACV if you think I should. I will just have to find a way to get past the looks of it. Also, I don't like things sweet so I don't think I will add the Stevia. Did you every try it with carbonated water or soda water? Some people online suggested that, too. Do you use powdered ginger or do you grate the ginger root?
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Looked up the Good Girl Moonshine on line before I went to bed and printed a couople of recipes after watching some YouTube videos of how to make it. I needed to go to the store so I went to our new Publix and got the Braggs ACV and powdered ginger. Thought I would never find the powdered ginger. Came home and made a 1/2 quart of it and drank it before I finished my fast. I will have to work on the taste. I used lemon juice rather than the lemon extract the recipe called far.

Donna Do you drink yours while fasting? Congratulations on the 178.8 and the new low FBS. Looking forward to seeing how your A1c goes.

I'm back on my 8/16 Intermittent Fasting again. I plan to drink a second 1/2 quart of the GGMS at the end of the day. I don't know if I will do a whole quart in a day this soon, but it is a goal. I read some of the benefits of the drink and I like what I see. I look forward to them. I will still do low carb altough not Atkins low carb, but more of a modified low carb way of eating plan of my own.

We decided to have sauerkraut and wieners for lunch. And I've got a turkey thigh in the crockpot for later tonight that I found at Publix. They also had swiss chard that I picked up and I will have that with the turkey. I got some veggies for salad and for eating as snacks wit my Ranch dressing. I am good to go.

FBS was down 10 pts from yesterday morning. I didn't check it before I ate or started drinking the GGMS because I'm more interested in getting my first reading of the morning lower.

Shannon You are really going to be busy for a while so do the very best you can and you will be ok. Just think of all the exercise you are getting. Hope your docs appt goes well.

Carol Sue I use the Paul C. Braggs ACV with what they call the good healthy stuff in it. If you shake it up, it won't look so bad. I heard you can't get all the benefits without if so that's why I use it. IDK if that is true, but I don't want to take any chances since I do want all the benefits.
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Will reg acv work? I have a big bottle
Fbs was 106 today. I had pizza last night.
We had a shower today but really need rain bad.
My garden is still producing squash almost daily. Tomatoes are slowly ripening. I'm starting to think they are all going to come in at the same time.
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I followed the recipe online and it was too strong for me. I will have to make it a little milder for my system, however, they did say sip it throughout the day and I believe there is a reason for that. I will not be going anywhere else today as it is really cleaning out/detoxing my system. No church tonight.

Talked to my Daddy about adding the ACV to his lemon water and he had a really good idea. He said he would take a gallon jug and make it up so he can drink a little of it each day. I have a milk jug that I think I will do the same thing when we empty it. However, I think instead of 2 T of ACV, I will use 1 T for now and see how that goes and then I will drink a glass of it 1 or 2 times a day.

My 5 lb Kettlebell arrived today. DH and I watched the beginner dvd to see how to use it and I honestly believe I can do this. So I will start that in the morning. Only a few moves I will have to modify until I am able to do them. I don't think I can do squats very well, but hopefully in time I will.

If any one else decided to do the Good Girl Moonshine and you've never done it before, start slow. Don't make the batch as strong as the online YouTube videos show.

Ok, I've been wordy today and the only one here so far. Y'all have a good evening and I'll catch y'all tomorrow.

I learn so much from this thread. I really love you chickies.

Hope those of you who haven't checked in for a while are doing ok. Bonnie, Ruthie, Rennie just to name a few.
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Will reg acv work? I have a big bottle
Fbs was 106 today. I had pizza last night.
We had a shower today but really need rain bad.
My garden is still producing squash almost daily. Tomatoes are slowly ripening. I'm starting to think they are all going to come in at the same time.
Hi Dgramie I'm not sure about the regular acv. You might google it to see what they say about it.
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I just googled about the ACV and it said that only the raw organic ACV has the beneficial properties, however, because it is not pasturized it can contain bacteria. When I drank the regular ACV water it did lower my bs some, but maybe it would have gone down without it. It is also supposed to be beneficial to psoriasis but the regular has not helped any with that. The thing that I don't understand about psoriasis is, the meds they give you for it supresses your immune system, so doesn't it seem that taking something to boost your immune system would make it worse? As I understand it, my overactive immune system is what's causing the psoriasis. It's as crazy mixed up as diabetes, and I have both of them! LOL
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Took FBS before exercise with the kettlebell and it was 157. Took another FBS right after exercising for 20 to 30 minutes and it was 144. This is the way my exercise did when I was diagnosed a diabetic the first time years ago and got bs back to normal with exercise and diet and kept it off for years. The kettlebell exercise is going to be a great help to me for getting this under control. Had one exercise I can't do because I can't balance on one foot which I knew it would be a problem. So I decided to do it but to hold on to a chair while doing it with hopes that in time I will get my balance back and be able to do it without holding on the chair. I learned yrs ago when doing Richard Simmon's Sweatin' to the Oldies that if I would do as much as I could that eventually I could do more and I finally was able to master it.

Weight is coming down again. I am 1.2 lbs from being where I was when I got home from my trip home. I've got my ACV drink made and in the fridge. I remember the ACV diet years ago where you took ACV with honey or took a ACV pill with each meal. So I've decided to drink maybe a half cup of it before each meal and build up the amount a little bit at a time.

Excited about my own plan and believe it is a good plan.

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Me again. I am very disappointed in myself. We went out for dinner last night and I ordered a meal that I have ordered many times in the past. I guess due to my change in eating preferences, this meal did not taste good to me at all. I felt that I wasted my money and could have had a meal at home that would have been much more satisfying. I was so frustrated by this I also ate the rolls, which I have not been doing lately. This morning my blood sugar was 142.

Today I am making roast chicken....maybe indirect cooking on the grill or maybe beer-can chicken. I love chicken and I know this will be a tasty and satisfying meal! No bread or rolls, no pasta, no rice or potatoes.

Last night I saw an article online about psoriasis and obesity. I bookmarked it and plan on looking into this further.
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Now I have something to be very happy about! The control solution I had expired this past October and I have been having trouble getting a new bottle. It finally came in the mail today and I did a test. I first tested at 147, then did the control test, and then tested at 125, a difference of 22 points. I am glad to learn that my bs reading were actually lower than I thought and no matter what I did I couldn't get a test that was near normal. I wonder about the way they do it in the hospital, testing different people all day over and over using the same meter and wonder how accurate their meters are. I realize their meters are probably much better than our home versions.

Trish, I was just reading this morning that exercise will continue to affect your blood sugar readings up to 24 hours after the exercise. It always helps mine.
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I have been off the wagon since last Friday. It always starts out innocently, one meal, usually when we are out to eat and usually when I've been on plan and am feeling good about my progress. Then the next day I plan to be back on track but something else comes up and so on til it ends up in full blown high carb bingeing within a couple days. Everytime. I have learned that eating low carb high fat, for me, is the only thing that keeps the binge eating beast in the closet but yet every week or so I get confident that I can now make better choices, I've evolved, changed.....but it is just a lie because as soon as I allow the off plan item/meal, it sets in motion the unlocking of that beast. I want to lose more weight and I want my BS levels to be good but more than either of those combined, I want to feel in control of my eating and when the beast is loose, I lose all control and I hate that..... Deep thoughts by Shannon....
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Shannon, that sounds exactly like me. I think we all have the same battle with carbs. It would be nice if we could all learn to enjoy them in small quantities. Maybe someday we will!

Is anyone still using their Vegetti? I didn't use mine again after that first time but I got it out again today. I used 1 zucchini on the smaller blade, put it in a saute pan with some olive oil, salt and pepper. I just cooked it a bit so it was still crunchy. I have never tasted pesto but I bought a small jar of it and wanted to try it. I put some of the zucchini strands on a plate and sprinkled it with parmesan cheese. Then I added a couple spoonfuls of the pesto to the pan with the remaining zucchini. Both were great, but I think zucchini with pesto is my new go-to lunch. It is so low calorie and low carb and tastes delicious. I would like to make my own pesto someday so I can avoid the preservatives, but I don't know if I ever will because I don't know if I would be able to make a small quantity and I don't know if it can be frozen. Try it, you'll love it!
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Carol Sue yum pesto and zuchinni, I want to go get some pesto sauce pronto. I love my vegetti thingy bopper. I like the "noodles" just warmed, because of the slight crunch. I put butter and garlic on them, so yummy.

ACV - I use the Braggs ACV. I shake it before I use it so the stuff is all mixed in. I started with one tablespoon but now I use two and I blend the ginger a little water and the vinegar in my bullet before adding it to my quart mason jar (after all, moonshine should always come from a mason jar LOL)
my a1c was 7 at diagnosis and 7 at my last check. Which means I'm averaging at about 154 I'm not seeing those numbers but who knows I may be spiking at odd times.

178.0 today!!
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Fbs was 82 today!! Woohoo.
I know I didn't eat enough yesterday. I had an upset stomach. I have to lay off fresh veggies for a bit.
My tomatoes are just now coming in. I see a BLT in my future.
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I was online most of the evening reading about the relationship between obesity and psoriasis. I know that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where your skin cells reproduce faster than your old skin cells slough off and it makes your skin raise up and turn red and scaly. The actual cause is still unknown and there is treatment, but no cure. There are so many theories thrown out there and it seems that different people have different triggers. After reading this stuff about obesity, they say that most people who have psoriasis are obese. In trials, some people have eaten a low cal low fat diet of 800-1000, lost weight, and had improvement. I don't know if I could do 800-1000 cals. Not going below 1200 is so ingrained in my mind and for me, a GOOD day is rarely under 1200 not to mention when I fall off the wagon. But I can honestly say that my PS started around the time I started to gain weight. It never went into remission until after I had my abdominal surgery and lost weight. I thought it was due to some meds they had me on, or the fact that they removed an ovary which would change the hormone balance of my body but maybe it WAS the weight loss. Now I have gained back that weight I lost after surgery, and the PS is back.

A while back I read where PS was related to heart disease, which I have, and now they are saying that PS, heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome all go hand in hand. They also say that beriatric surgery clears up both PS and diabetes, but I am in no way interested in taking that drastic step. I keep saying that PS is not life threatening, but if it goes along with heart disease and diabetes, maybe it is. I am going to continue reading up on this today. Maybe if I could find my missing link with weight loss I could improve both my diabetes and PS. If I lose weight and still have the PS at least I will be thinner! LOL People say you are born, you live and then you die. But your body goes through so much during that process. It's amazing!

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Are you actually diagnosed with type 2 or prediabetes? I don't remember. For me, 7 is not a bad A1c. My doctor is usually happy as long as I don't go over 7, but we are both happier when I'm in the 6s. I don't know when you test, but I would think that your highest is within 3 hours after a meal. I was in the hospital recovering from heart surgery when I was diagnosed and I don't know what my A1c was then. No one told me and I didn't know to ask.
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