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Old 09-24-2014, 07:09 PM   #121
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Ha! How cute! Olivia would probably like them. I don't think I've ever seen them anywhere.
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A quick check in before work. I made a doctor's appointment for next week because of my glucose test results. My FBS was 84, after 1hr 190, after 2hr 150. I'm not sure what this mean but I'm nervous...hopefully with continuing diet and exercise my numbers will get better. All I know is that my FBS is good but the other two is not.

Btw weigh in was good, I lost 2.6 lbs.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:27 AM   #124
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Caramel, according to what I found online you are pretty close to normal. Your blood sugar is expected to go up after drinking the glucose liquid. How much it goes up and how quickly it comes back down determines your diagnosis. Here is the link. They show normal values in the section on Gestational Diabetes.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-proc...s/prc-20014814

Your fasting was in the normal range. Your 1 hr was only 10 points above the normal range and your two hour was in the normal range. Did they not do a 3 hour? I will be curious to see what your doctor says. Did you ever have an A1c? What was that? That shows your average blood sugar for the past 3 months. Some people think their blood sugar should be back to normal in 2 hours, and I used to be one of those who thought that way. It takes a few hours, and that's why our meals should be a few hours apart. I used to be a grazer and my blood sugar never got a chance to come back down. I think that's how I became diabetic, along with the weight I gained.

The fact that you are exercising AND losing weight will also help your BS readings. I wish I had those readings.

Shannon, according to what I saw online, these toys were discontinued quickly. I did see they are available on Amazon and there are some on Ebay. I only paid $1.99 for the two I bought at Goodwill. They are a little beat, and one of them doesn't completely work right. But I just bought them to play around with because I thought they were cute. I probably wouldn't have bought them if they were more money, as my grandson would say they are for babies. He's so into being a BIG BOY!
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That is so funny Carol Sue, my "big girl" always wants to pretend she's a baby!
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Carol Sue My doctor only odered the 2hour tests. I don't know what my A1c is, I've never had that done before. Thank you so much for your help and sharing that link, you just dont know how much stress you have lifted off of my shoulders! The assistant said that my results are high so I have to come in so that the Dr can go over them with me & I assumed the worse. I am excited about going in and her seeing my weight loss. I last went to her in July and she fussed again about me not being active and needing to do some sort of exercise. Btw you are doing great you will see those readings.
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Caramel, there are some people who say that the ADA guidelines are too high and they say that post prandial blood sugar should never go over 140. Some people try to adhere to that. I would say that according to ADA guidelines, your readings are "high-normal." My doctor never mentions my weight. One time he mentioned it when I lost weight after my heart surgery. Never tells me I need to exercise more or lose weight. But of course, I know that myself! My BIL has such a big belly he looks 9 months pregnant. His doctor told him to lose weight and specified "cut out carbs." But he said he doesn't know what has carbs in it. EVERYTHING he eats is carbs. He eats very little meat, hardly any vegetables or fruit, but lives on carby snack food with no nutritional value at all. I don't think he will ever change. He also told DH that it says in the Bible, that exercise wears out your heart and you die sooner. LOL I don't know what version of the Bible he was reading.

Shannon, when my DGS was around 4, he started talking baby-talk. My DIL would tell him she couldn't understand what he was saying, and after a while he stopped doing that. When he turned 5 he started saying things were for babies, and now that he's 6 he's definately a Big Boy! He just started kindergarten this year and she told him "blankies" were for babies and got him to give his up. So maybe Olivia will go through that phase and then become a Big Girl!
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I am now reading Grain Brain, and I am so glad I got that book! His theories are mostly that grains and other carbs cause brain problems, such as Alzheimers and other dementia. But he also goes into long discussions about sugar and describes in detail the changes it makes to your body. It not only causes problems, but actually makes changes in your body and how it works. I don't know if what he is saying is true, but it makes me never want to eat another piece of cake, or pie, or cookie ever again. So many times I have heard that to get rid of belly fat you have to give up carbs but it was never explained why. He said that if you are eating sugar, your body becomes a sugar burner. It "forgets" how to burn fat. If your glucose level goes down you start to feel weak and shaky and have to eat carbs to relieve that feeling. Even if you quit carbs cold turkey your body will not burn it's fat stores. It has to relearn how to do that, and in the meantime, you suffer the effects of low glucose for a while.

I cannot seem to convince my DIL that part of my DGS behavior problems could come from sugar intake. In this book it says that sugar intake can cause ADHD and also Terrets. There for a while he seemed to be getting a facial tic and the doctor told them to ignore it and not mention to him that he's doing it. It did eventually stop, but I wish she would at least take him off sugar for awhile to see if there is improvement. Normally, he is only allowed sweets after he's had dinner, but from what he has told me, she allows him to eat donuts and brownies for breakfast.

Some people who are dieting would never eat like that (like DIL) but will let the kids eat like that because they don't have a weight problem. Did it ever occur to them that they may be setting the child up to have a weight problem later in life, teaching them poor eating habits?

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox. LOL
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Good morning. I had a great day yestereday, BS wise. We went to the casino and ate at the buffet. I took my meds with me to take when I ate, but forgot to take them. I didn't realize it until I got home at 10PM, but I checked my BS and it was 120. I only ate protein and vegetables...broccoli and cauliflower. I tasted 1 forkful of DH's mashed potatoes because he said they were so good (not great IMO). But because I ate a lot, I expected my BS to be higher. I was a bit hungry at bedtime and ate a hard boiled egg and my BS this morning was 113. I think if I could keep myself off starchy carbs 100% I wouldn't even need my meds.

Unfortunately, my weight is not coming down at the same rate.
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Hi Chickies, I'm still here. Not much to tell. I'm eating a little bit of grains at this time, but not over doing it. I've been reading, but I think I'm through reading and going to just settle on my plan.

Although I've never believed that you have to eat breakfast, I keep seeing that if you eat a good breakfast that you won't be hungry to snack at night. So I'm eating breakfast again trying to get into the habit of eating only 3 meals and if I need a snack, I try to make it nuts. I do try to eat one apple a day since The Daniel Plan says that diabetics should eat only 1 fruit serving a day and I do like having fruit.

My fbs was 133 this morning and I'm taking a 1000mg Metformin at me evening meal. I try to make the evening meal something lite. I bought a roasted chicken at Walmart today and had some of it for lunch and then I took some of it tonight and made a chicken salad. I'm thinking of using some of it one night with the Alfredo sauce like Carol Sue mentioned the other day.

I haven't got my exercise going on a regular basis either so I need to work on that this week. I'm thinking of moving my kettle bell to my bathroom so that I can do them first thing in the morning. At least I would be more likely to do it if I could do it 1st thing in the morning.

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Trish, you must have a bigger bathroom than I do. If I swung my kettleball in the bathroom I think it would go through a wall. We have just enough room to do what you need to do, but then, how much room do you need in a bathroom? LOL
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Carol Sue Our master bathroom is roomy enough for me to exercise in it as long as I'm the only one in there. I was able to do a good 12 minutes of exercises first thing this morning which is good because I don't have the privacy in my living room to do them with DGS living here. I never know when he is going to be coming through. I remember many of them from the dvd and I'm able to do a whole set of each of them just before I get dressed which is really nice because now I have no excuse for not doing them. Actually is easier to do and get the form right with a mirror to be sure I'm doing it right.

I actually start off doing about 5 minutes or so of back strengthening exercises that DH was taught to do by the therapist (which he never does) before I get out of bed. I've learned that I have to do these every morning or my back will hurt for 2 days until I get them going again. I didn't do them for about 2 days and my back has really been hurting. It will take me a few days to get back to where my back won't hurt. Then I did about 12 minutes of stretches and the kettle bell exercises in the bathroom. I plan to do those everyday. I am going to add 20 minutes of the recumbent bike 4 days a week added to my usual added movements of house cleaning etc.

I've been slacking lately on everything and made up my mind that today it all changes. I've got to get serious about all of this. I have about 12 or so weeks before my next doctor's appt and I want to see how I can do between now and then.

Carol Sue Interesting info from the Grain Brain book. Makes me wonder if that isn't the reason it took me so long to get a low carb diet to start working for me. Maybe the fact that I grew up on so much sugary/starchy carbs and then carried it over into my marriages big time because it was cheaper to cook that way, my body just didn't know how to burn fat.

I'm still not ready to give up all grains. However, I do think I can cut them back drastically. Although I do seem to lose pretty good when eating them in small quantities. The doctor's on The Daniel Plan eat them and then there is the one doctor who does the brain testing where he learned how foods affect the size and function of the brain. I really believe if it was so bad for brain function that he would say so. I'm keeping some in my diet. In fact, knowing what we've learned the old Carbohydrate Addict's way of eating is looking like a good way for me to go by just eating my starchy carbs only once a day. I think I could change the plan just a bit to make it more doable for me.

Sorry, I'm so wordy. I have been so busy learning how to make a plan of a way of eating that I can live with and is more comfortably doable for me. Now to get with it. I am going to go ahead and use the MFP mainly because I don't want to get way out there thinking I'm eating healthy and find out that I'm going wild on calories/carbs.
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Trish, I will never give up grains/starchy carbs 100% either. I might not eat them every day, but if the occasion arises, I will eat them and go on with my life. I don't see myself eating any sweets, though, because they just don't appeal to me anymore. This morning DH went to McDonald's and got breakfast for us. Many times I don't eat the biscuit, but today I ate it. I was in the mood for it and hadn't had any starch for a while. That doesn't mean I will eat it all the time. Also, because they aren't in the house, eating that one biscuit didn't turn into a biscuit binge.

I think I have my nutrition in line, but I still need to do something to start the pounds dropping. Grain Brain recommends intermittant fasting and he is talking about a total fast of 24-72 hours. I don't think I could do that except when I was in the hospital and they didn't give me a choice. But I can do a 16-18 hr fast. He also recommends CO, as little as a teaspoon per day. I think low carb is having a rebirth as some doctors and medical professionals are recognizing the benefits, even beyond weight loss. I also need to get back to exercising regularly.

I have no way of knowing if everything said in Grain Brain is true. For all the studies they can quote proving that high fat low carb is good, you will find an equal amount of studies that say it's bad. Each person has to make up their mind themselves what they will believe and what they will follow. We are all going to die in the end! Choose the path that gives you the best life while it lasts.

I have become hooked on grilled Talapia. I know a lot of people say don't eat it because they are bottom feeders, but I love it. My step-son would yell at me and tell me not to eat it, but I will turn around and tell him I will quit eating Talapia when he quits eating sugar. LOL Won't happen!
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Hubby was out of town all weekend so I had my mom come Friday night/Saturday which worked out well. I got some cleaning/organizing done since my daughter was following my mom around, lol! Worked in the yard several hours and scrubbed and sprayed clean the woodwork around our front porch. Started working on a burlap wreath for the front porch door but ran out of burlap ribbon so that is on hold til I get to the store.

With my mom over we ate out alot and I went off plan all weekend so I am probably going to struggle to get back on plan the next few days. I need to grocery shop tomorrow during preschool so we can eat at home this week again. Finances are scary til our house closes. We are still waiting to hear back from the home inspection.

In two weeks I go on my annual sewing retreat in the mountains. We get there around lunch Friday and sew til around 10 am Sunday. I bought some cute laminated fabric to make a few wipeable baby things for my niece being born in Nov. this week I need to get my list of projects together so I can make sure I have everything I need. Hubby was at a kite sewing class Sat and Sun....he made a beautiful huge butterfly kite for Olivia. She loved it!

Wow, I just realized I had my 6 mth anniversary since my ah ha moment of deciding to start reducing carbs! Time flies! Well, I guess for my anniv I decided to embrace them again - Ha!!
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Carol Sue and Trish in my old house only one of us could even get in our bathroom at a time but in the new house our master bath is really nice and roomy. It has tile floors so no kettlebells in there, lol, but I could do some stretching maybe!
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