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Old 09-05-2014, 08:40 AM   #31
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Welcome bmillion! We love getting new posters here. We can always use some fresh ideas, and will support you in any way we can! Tell us more about yourself. When were you diagnosed? Is your blood sugar under control? Are you on any diabetes meds?

Starting a new marriage and moving to a new home together is exciting! What is your new home like?
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I still have Cholesterol Clarity checked out from the library for another week, so I have started to re-read it. I'm reading things that I skimmed over the first time and really learning a lot. I am a little bit scared to tell my PCP that I quit taking my statin. He was so excited about my low cholesterol the last time and without the statin, it will probably go up..I just hope it doesn't go up too high. I think I'm going to tell him that I was put on meds without being given a chance to make dietary and lifestyle changes and now that I know more about it, I'd like to give it a try. How does that sound? It's really the truth, just not all of it. I don't want to tell him about what I've been reading because I know that most doctors haven't been convinced. I have to keep telling myself that I am in the driver's seat and he is just my navigator. The final decision is mine. I would really hate to be wrong and end up with worse heart problems.

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, I hope you found your sewing machine pedals! If somehow they got lost in the move, you could probably order new from the manufacturer, but if you did that, you would probably find the old ones! LOL
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I finally tried some CO in my coffee this morning. I didn't know how much I was supposed to use so I put 1 tsp in an 8oz coffee. I added a bit of my creamer and mixed it in my knock-off bullet. It was fine while I was mixing it but as soon as I turned it off it leaked out. I lost maybe 1/4 of it. I never had that happen before but this is the first time I used it with a hot liquid. Maybe that's what did it. How did I like it? Fine! It didn't taste greasy like I expected, just a smoother texture than just coffee. I would do it again, but I'm wondering how I could stop it from leaking.

Edit: I did some research online and found out that it's the hot liquid in the Bullet that makes it leak. So I will either have to allow for the fact that some will leak out or find another way of mixing it. I don't want to buy another mixer and the Bullet is so convenient.
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Carol Sue I had the same problem with my Magic Bullet when I made it the first time. I had to cut back on the amount of liquid in it and let it cook off just a little and also not shake it up before I mixed it. It has to have a little bit more air in it so the pressure doesn't build up in it.

I'm reading the Doctor's Diet. I agree with your assessment of it. He has a lot of good ideas in it, but not all. I don't think that I have to eat breakfast unless I am really hungry. However, I did have an apple with peanut butter as he suggests this morning because I knew I was going to be away from home at the time I usually would eat breakfast. I'm not sure I will do that everyday. I've just got to the part where he give his # of prescriptions. 1st one made me think of Intuitive/Mindful eating because he reminds you to listen for your hunger/full signals and pay attention to what you eat. Haven't read the others yet.

I like the idea of having 2 fruits a day although I don't that has to be written in stone. I will probably have days like today that I will only have 1. And of course, I like the idea of having grains like corn once in a while and beans too. In fact, I intend to soak some beans tonight so I can cook them tomorrow so I can have some of them Sunday. Don't think I want to eat them tomorrow and then go to church Sunday. LOL

My eating has not been OP all week. Just trying to stay within calories. Don't know what my problem is. I will implement some of the ideas from the book to make my plan more doable. I want to allow starchy type of carbs early in the day and then eat the lighter/lower carb foods in the evening.

I heard once that 2 best diets for losing weight is Lowcarb and Weight Watcher's. However, WW won hands down as being the diet to use to lose weight and keep it off in long term maintenance, because people who are able to lose weight lowcarbing seem to find it difficult to continue to do lowcarb long term throughout maintenance... they seem to gain their weight back within the first couple of years. So the way I see it, I'm going to have to find a way to make this work long term for me.

My oldest son, the truck driver, actually got a job to come here to get a trailer to transport back north, so he was able to park his truck at the Walmart closest to us for the night and we were able to get him and bring him here to the house for a short visit long enough to wash a few clothes, a shower and a hot meal. It was good to see him although not near long enough. However, I was thankful for the little time we had together.

DGS should be almost to FL now as we took him to the air port this morning so he could fly down for his 1/2 brother's bar mitzpha this weekend. He'll be back Monday night. DH and I have a very unusual "alone" weekend. Not anything special planned. Just be nice to be just us for a few nights. Then back to normal. DGS has been here for so long, I'm actually getting use to him being here and he seems to appreciate us and is very respectful toward us lately. So hopefully we are building a good relationship with him.

sorry kind of wordy again. Guess I better close and spend time with DH. We seem to be mostly watching movies tonight.

Y'all have a great week end.
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Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm 29 and was diagnosed about 2 years ago. I'm not on insulin but I am on a few different medications. Just started glipizide which is actually helping a lot but I'm a little discouraged right now because my dr. just called with my latest test results and my a1c is a bit higher than it was last time. I know I haven't been eating all that well but my blood sugar readings had been trending better overall so I don't know what's going on. I do need to take more non-fasting readings though - it might be that I'm ok in the morning but spiking during the day.

As for the move I'm super excited - we're going from a small townhouse-style condo to a much bigger townhouse with lots more light and a big kitchen! Our current place has a galley kitchen and it's just about impossible for more than one person to be in it at a time. We have a lot of fixing up to do in our current place but the new place is totally move-in ready, which is such a relief.
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Hi ladies,
GREAT news! Hubby found my missing cords and pedals last night!!! I was so inspired that I spent most of today (first day of preschool) unpacking and organizing my craft room. It is pretty close to being ready for me to start working on something!

My mom came over and helped me get everything from the hallway into my hall closet and laundry room cabinets and then helped Olivia work on her room a little after she got home from preschool. We have opened and broken down almost all the boxes that were inside the house and I have someone picking the boxes up tomorrow that is moving in this area. I also sold a wheelbarrow today! The garage is still very full and the upstairs is full but most of both those are boxes of my husband's and there is just not much I can do with those. They will have to wait til he is sick of seeing them, lol! I am doing what I can though to purge as we unpack and sell stuff on local Facebook buy/sell/trade groups or put to the side to donate. I really want to work on not filling the new house with clutter and unused items. I have alot of stuff in my craft room that I have had for years and have not yet used/learned how to use. I'm going to put a deadline out there for myself to get to using the stuff or to sell it.

Olivia had a great first day and seems to like the school and the teachers - I am very thankful! She loved her last school and teachers so I was worried she would not be as happy in the new one.

I got my new bras in the mail today and wow, what a difference! So glad I ordered them!! I think I look even thinner now, lol!

FBS today was 99 and weight was down a pound. I almost made it 3 full days with no wheat but tonight I ate some cracker type things at dinner. I also have had ice cream several times over the last couple days but other than that have not had any sugar....still a work in progress! LOL! I'm feeling more in control though than I had been so I think I'll be getting there soon!

So, I go on this annual sewing retreat (well, this will only be the second year for me but it's the third year it has been held). Tonight the organizer posted some pictures from last year of our group and wow, I have really lost weight. In my picture from last Oct I am definitely noticeably bigger. That is so exciting to me. I mean I have my own pics that I have taken as I've lost but there are not very many "before" of me because I avoided pictures so this is probably the first time I've seen a pic of me "before" that I was not familiar with from taking it myself. It was kind of neat!!
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Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm 29 and was diagnosed about 2 years ago. I'm not on insulin but I am on a few different medications. Just started glipizide which is actually helping a lot but I'm a little discouraged right now because my dr. just called with my latest test results and my a1c is a bit higher than it was last time. I know I haven't been eating all that well but my blood sugar readings had been trending better overall so I don't know what's going on. I do need to take more non-fasting readings though - it might be that I'm ok in the morning but spiking during the day.

As for the move I'm super excited - we're going from a small townhouse-style condo to a much bigger townhouse with lots more light and a big kitchen! Our current place has a galley kitchen and it's just about impossible for more than one person to be in it at a time. We have a lot of fixing up to do in our current place but the new place is totally move-in ready, which is such a relief.
WELCOME bmillion! We are glad to have you here!! We just moved to a new house as well, almost double in size - so awesome!!! You will really enjoy the new place!! Our new place was move in ready as well and we, too, are having to do alot with our old place. Painting the entire house is going on right now, new carpet and new countertops are coming next week. We moved about an hour away so it's been a pain trying to coordinate things. We were hoping to have our house on the market next week but it's going to have to be during the following week to get all the work done.
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Thought I'd share - here is the old picture of me that I mentioned from the sewing retreat - I'm in the front in the coral shirt and here is a before and after (this is the set I *think* is going to run in the magazine)
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We went to the casino today and I ate a lot of food at the buffet, but no carbs other than vegetables. I was very proud of myself. I came home and checked my BS and it was 105. I was pleased with that. I also did a lot of walking around at the casino so that probably helped.

Wow, Shannon, that's really a noticeable difference! Good job! And I'm glad you found your cords and pedals. Well, DH found them. LOL

Bmillion, I think it's important to check your blood sugar throughout the day to find out what foods spike your blood sugar and which ones are safe for you. It's usually the carbs, like sweets, bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. Some people can eat a very small amount. They all spike my blood sugar.

Trish, I am almost finished with the Cholesterol book and am going to reread the Doctor's diet book again before I take it back to the library. I'm already starting to forget all that he said. I'm glad I have that website I bookmarked to refer to when I no longer have the book. I like the way he explains the why of everything. Did you ever watch the show? I am not really into TV doctors because I always figure if they are such good doctors what are they doing with a TV show, but he seems to know what he's talking about and he looks to be in great physical condition, so he must practice what he preaches.

I'm glad to hear that you got to spend some time with your son.
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A quick flyby this morning.

bmillion You are young and can get the prediabetes under control before it becomes actual disease. I did that years ago when 1st diagnosed. I sit sometimes wonder why I ever let it get back to where it is. You can do this.

Shannon So glad your hubby found the cords and pedal to your machine. Sounds like things are actually falling together. The pics really tell the story of your hard work. You are still doing great.

Carol Sue No I haven't seen his show. I read some yesterday when traveling to and from Charlotte. Even read some to DH. Last night before it got late, I planned my meals for today ahead of time like he said. I just adjusted some things on it and printed it out so I'll have it to go by today.

Well, the last few days have been like "let's just pig out". Don't know why or what I was thinking. Weight is up, but I was amazed that my FBS was 116. Can't understand that one. Oh well, got to get started doing what is right. I've got my plan and am determined to follow it today.

Got to run. Y'all have a nice Saturday.
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Good Morning! Nothing is really new today. Yesterday, I ate a ham and cheese wrap at the baby shower. I figured a wrap would be lower carb than a bun. The wrap was a little soggy so I mostly just ate the filling and some salad. At dinner time, DH and I went out to eat and I had a hamburger without the bun and a cup of soup. I also ate 3 or 4 of his french fries. When I got home I took a glimiperide because I figured I had eaten some carbs. At bedtime my BS was 191!! I was tempted to take more meds but I'm glad I didn't. I woke up at 4AM and checked my BS and it was 119. Sometimes it takes several hours for the glimiperide to lower my bs. I don't know why. I think I'm supposed to take it about 30 min before I eat, but I didn't have my meter with me to test and didn't want to take it if my BS was already low. DH made pancakes this morning but I didn't eat any. Yay! I froze the leftovers because my grandson will eat them if he comes over. I am not hungry yet so I probably won't eat until lunch.

My weight is up a bit too, but that's nothing new. I just keep going up and down, but gradually my "down" is getting a little lower. I need to get more serious about this as my doctor's appointment is in mid October.
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Hello ladies I hope you all had a great wkend! I was not able to do the glucose test yesterday because that lab do not do it on Saturdays.
I did not do good this weekend although I didn't just do horrible either. I had a smoothie with flaxseeds this morning and I was drinking the detox water with lemon, cucumber, mint leaves, and ginger.
Do any of you drink green smoothies? How did it effect your BS?
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Caramel, I don't drink smoothies at all. I just never got into it. I usually go for regular food.

I just read an article in WebMd about the importance of eating breakfast. It states that some people say they don't eat breakfast, but they do have a snack sometime before lunch, and the people who do that rather than not eating anything until lunch fare much better. They made a final statement that eating breakfast lowers your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Well, I have ALWAYS eaten breakfast, and I have both.....too bad I wasn't in their study. LOL
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Good Morning Chickies.

I didn't do great the last 2 days myself Caramel. We just take this one day at a time. I am back OP today.

Carol Sue I am slowly reading Dr. Stork's book. I found it interesting that he does admit the importance of protein in our food plan. Not sure I can have all the starchy carbs he recommends. I think they just set me off. Any way, I am interested to see how he says all this works in the body and decide from there. I actually think that his way of eating could be fitted into the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet way of eating. By eating one starchy meal a day, but I will have to see if I agree with the things he says or not.

He uses research to prove his points, but then so do all the other doctors such as the Swedish doctor I read about who proves why LCHF is the best diet. So the research idea that any of them use just isn't proof enough to get me following the plan. It comes down to how it works for me personally.

I ate more starchy carbs this weekend using more of his idea of eating and my fbs went up to 130 this morning and that is with me taking my 1000 mg Metformin later in the evening. My weight did hold at 117 with an increase of .2 lbs. BP is good too so all that is fine. I just want to be able to get my FBS back down under 120 again and I think I've proven that low carb works fine doing that. I'm not throwing in the towel yet, but I am going to be careful. I've come to far to screw it up now.

I have doctor's appt Wednesday morning. I am curious to see where I am with blood work, but not looking forward to it either. Today, I am back OP of More of a LCHF way of eating. I did put the CO in my coffee this morning, but did take Doctor's Diet recommendation of measuring the 1 teaspoon of CO rather than estimating. I agree with him that our estimations are not always accurate. I know one time I told my doctor, "I am eating healthy". And he answered "Maybe you are eating too much of the healthy food." That could very well be a problem for me.

Shannon I hope things are going good with getting the old house ready to sell. I know you are ready to move on and put that behind you.

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Caramel, I don't drink smoothies at all. I just never got into it. I usually go for regular food.

I just read an article in WebMd about the importance of eating breakfast. It states that some people say they don't eat breakfast, but they do have a snack sometime before lunch, and the people who do that rather than not eating anything until lunch fare much better. They made a final statement that eating breakfast lowers your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Well, I have ALWAYS eaten breakfast, and I have both.....too bad I wasn't in their study. LOL
Carol Sue I read that in this book about how important it is to eat breakfast and how that people who eat breakfast weigh less. Well all the years that I did not eat breakfast, I did not have diabetes or a weight problem and when I ate breakfast, I not only gained weight, but I developed diabetes. So I busted that theory. Goes back to One Size/Diet DOES NOT fit all.
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