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Old 07-29-2022, 05:24 PM   #121  
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I just lost another post!

I buy low carb pitas at Walmart. They are Joseph痴. The same company that makes the Lavash.

it痴 possible that low carb is causing my potty issues but maybe in time my body will adjust. I am not ready to give up yet. If my blood sugar was coming down nicely like yours and your husbands it would be different but this is the first time I致e had it come down. I need this.

Today we went out for fish and Mac and cheese. I am proud that I ate half of my Mac and less than half of my fish. I am not hungry but if I get hungry later I can eat some leftovers. I知 learning that I have been eating more than my body needs. I would finish all my food even if I stopped being hungry. I am eating over 1000 calories and carbs under 50. This is what works for me.

Here痴 hoping we can both keep up the good work.

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With my fish Mac and cheese my calories went up to 1192. Carbs at 72 and fiber at 14. Not the end of the world. My blood sugar went up to 163 but I hope it comes down some by bedtime. I think 1 mg of G is enough. I don稚 want to take more and run a chance of a low overnight. The leftover fish and Mac is calling my name but I知 not hungry and I have to stop the eating when not hungry. I know that at some point the weight drop is going to stop or slow so I知 preparing myself mentally. Every little bit I get makes me happy.

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Old 07-30-2022, 12:47 AM   #122  
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I lost it today and end up with a terrible eating day. I got hungry and gave in to the hunger. I won't be surprised if weight and FBG is up tomorrow. It's one time so back OP tomorrow. I wasn't in the mood for the pizza and making it with the SLMG didn't satisfy. So lesson learned. Hopefully my ACV routine will save me from having too bad results.
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This morning my weight was 181.8, down .4. I知 just going with the flow. I really wanted that Mac and cheese last night but abstained. During the night blood sugar was 87. At 9 am this morning after coffee it was 167. So I am still getting the dawn phenomenon but I blame it on eating the Mac and cheese. It might be a very long time before I get rid of the dawn phenomenon. I don稚 know if I will ever understand it. Also, the Mac and cheese was causing me to crave. But guess what. Mac and cheese is one of those things I will not give up. It has been a favorite since I was a child. It will be a favorite til my dying day. I will try to moderate, that痴 the best I can do. If I reach a point where I cannot moderate I will consider giving it up.

Trish, we all have days like that. None of us is exempt. If you were hungry, you were hungry. Was there something you ate that might have caused that? You might have been better off just eating the regular pizza and been satisfied. Sometimes we make things worse trying to do the right thing. Anyway, it was just one day.

When I talked to DGS he told me they were leaving Saturday for the shore. Something changed. Step son texted that DGS birthday party is tomorrow. I don稚 know if this is a last minute change. Either way, we will go. DH wanted to go to the casino but I told him we will leave the party and go to the casino. I hope this works out. He will be upset if it doesn稚. We cannot blow off DGS birthday for the casino even though this is a last minute invitation. Things happen.

We haven稚 heard from Mad for a long time.

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I read about the Dawn Phenomenon. It says that all people get a dump of glucose in the morning but insulin takes care of it. In diabetics they are insulin resistance and insulin doesn稚 work properly. The fact that you and your DH don稚 get that tells me your insulin resistance is improving.

There is also The Somogyi effect. That is when your blood sugar goes low during the night so your body releases extra glucose to offset it. Do you remember back when I was eating 1 egg at bedtime and had good blood sugar the next morning? I might start making hard boiled eggs to keep on hand. This is more important than worrying about breaking my fast. One egg won稚 do much harm.

i forgot about the ACV and lemon juice. I might try that if I remember instead of the egg. Or I will try both on different days to see which one works.

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Carol Sue Congratulations on the 181.8. That is terrific. I think the higher bs just happens. DH still bounces up a bit and so does mine although I don't get high #s any more. Example, I know that any nuts that I eat at night is going to make my FBG higher the next day. Remember yesterday FBG reading was 88 and this morning after eating nuts, it was 100. So it happens, but I think as we get it under control those highs will not be as bad. According to the lab report I got last time, I noticed that the consider normal bs is between 70 and 110. A1c was 4.8 with an average of 99. I expect it to be the same or less when I get my lab done on the 9th of August. DH A1c was 7 but I don't know what his average bs was. I expect his A1c to be in 6s. I suspect if you keep eating like you are that yours will be much better next time.

Weight stayed the same 182. That is pretty good considering 3 days of fast foods we had this week. It has been the same for most of the week. If I can hang on to it until Monday, I will start next month with a 1 lb loss for July. Not great but at least not a gain. I think I need to tweak or make some changes to my woe in August but want to wait until after doctor's appointment. I don't think I'm going to continue trying to do just 2 meals within 5 or 6 hrs. I think I will extend it to 8 or even 10 hrs because my bs has always liked the 5 to 6 hrs between meals. Plus the problem I always had with CAD was that I was eating ALL my carbs at one meal. This makes me eat way too many calories in one meal. I remember the Prevention diet which was more of a fiber diet. It had you eat 400 calories 3 or 4 times a day... spreading out your calories over your eating window. I'm thinking of 3 meals 5 hrs a part. If I wait and start this after my appointment on the 16 of August, I will have 6 months to work on it before my next appointment. Right now I've just been trying to stay where I am before I see him. The nurse who checked me in last time asked me what I weighed and didn't weigh me. I am up one lb as it is so I don't want to gain any more before I see him.

I've been thinking about Mad too. I think they were spending time at their cabin and she had to go to town to library or somewhere to get online. I figure she is just staying busy. Hope to hear from her soon.

I hope everything works out for y'alll to go for DGS party then go to casino.
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Trish I think the reason they changed from CAD to CALP is for the exact reason you mention. People were eating too many carbs at the Reward meal. With CALP you were allowed carbs but it had to be the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 deal. So it wasn稚 a lot of carbs.

I drank some ACV and lemon juice to see what it does to my blood sugar. I took no meds today. This is just a test.

Tomorrow they are having hot dogs, Mac and cheese, and corn on the cob. I will eat a hot dog and some corn but no Mac and cheese. I will take a small bottle of water with ACV and Lemon juice to drink before I eat. I知 not going to screw this up now. I知 glad they are having hot dogs because that is something DH will eat.

I can稚 remember ever losing weight like this before. I know a lot is water weight, but I don稚 understand the change in my eating. This came on so suddenly. I知 waiting for the other shoe to drop. Dear Lord, please allow me to maintain this loss. In Jesus name we pray, Amen

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DH ordered some apps from the local pizza shop. I went crazy with onion rings and blood sugar went sky high. ACV did not help but I think you are to drink it before you eat. I had to take my full rx of G. I did stop eating at 3:30 so only a 3 1/2 hour eating window but a lot of food in that window. I don't know what's going to happen on the scale. Nobody's perfect!

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Better day today. Calories 1176 and net carbs 95.
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My weight is up .2 to 182.0. It quivered on 181.8 but went up. Yesterday I had 1080 Cals, 72 carbs, 17 fiber. Carbs were a little high but net were ok. I don稚 usually count net.

The fiber was from SL bread and avocado. I just think the onion rings were bad. Breaded and greasy.

DH bought McMuffins today then I will be eating a hot dog. It痴 up to me to not overeat.

Right now I知 baking brownies for DGS. I took my shower and need to dry my hair. I need to find a top that does not show my big belly.
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My weight today was down to 181.4 and FBG 87. I'm doing the because I lost 1.6 lbs this month. Today I wanted cherrios so I had .5 c with .5 c blueberries and plain yogurt and sprinkled some cinnamon on it. We are having breakfast for main meal today so I am going to make myself a pancake made with the type of mix that we were allowed on WW only I will eat half a serving instead of toast with my eggs and bacon. I drank a protein shake last night and I've decided to go back to doing that every evening. Calories will be less than 1200 and net carbs under 100. MFP says if I eat this every day that I would weigh within the 172 lb range in 5 weeks. I don't know if that is true for me, but I sure would love to be in the 170s.

Carol Sue, we will get into the 170s soon. I'm not setting a goal of when, I just want to believe that it will happen. Hope your day goes the way y'all want it too and enjoy the time with DGS.

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We had a nice time with DGS. I probably ate too much of the wrong food but it was all so good. I better get back on plan or I will mess up my progress. I知 glad you are doing well and are back to 181.

We also had a nice time at the casino. We came out a little bit ahead. DH always likes to go out for breakfast on Monday. He is a creature of habit. We also need a few things from Walmart. I have been getting eggs and sausage with no bread and that is good because it痴 no carbs. I might get bacon instead of sausage. I will also buy some bacon at Walmart because we haven稚 had any for a while. If I make sure I have low carb foods on hand it will be easier for me to get back on plan.



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Not my best eating day. Way out of control. I may be getting into trouble eating more carbs than I should be.

Glad your day went well with DGS party and ten the casino.
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This is scary. Step son and family was supposed to go to the shore with friends, leaving Saturday. Friend came down with Covid so they delayed for 2 weeks. I would be afraid to go. What if someone else in friends family gets Covid? We have decided we are going to stay away from them for a very long time after they come home.

Both DIL and her mother gained at least 20 lbs since we saw them last. DH noticed it, too. I don稚 know what痴 going on with people who normally watch their weight so well. Neither of them were actually home bound during the pandemic.

I did not get on the scale yet but I will. I expect a bump up.

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I did get a bump up, to 183.2. I知 not surprised because I knew my eating was poor choices. I知 taking a different attitude. I am still lower than I致e been in months and I知 capable of getting back on track right away. I知 going to extend my fast as long as I can and keep carbs low when I do eat.

DH accepted my decision not to go out for breakfast. I have nothing planned for dinner but wherever we go I can eat low carb. I would like to have salmon but that means Texas Roadhouse or Rodney痴 so I will let him decide. At all of our local restaurants I can order a protein and 2 vegetables so I知 all set.

Trish, carbs have a tendency to increase your craving for more carbs and also cause you to get hungry sooner. I hope you can work this out so you can eat the foods you like.

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Carol Sue, I think the stress of all that is going on these days with health and economy has caused people to gain etc. I noticed even on some of the weight loss groups on FB aren't as active as they used to be. My niece used to work so hard at losing weight and DH and I were shocked to see them order a whole plate of nothing but carbs. They both ordered chicken and dumplings meal and for their 3 sides she got all mashed potatoes and he got potatoes 2 ways and mac n cheese. Even her Mom said, "Your going to go home and sleep aren't you?" That much carbs would wipe me out.

Well, my weight bumped up to 182.2 and FBG 102. I guess that isn't bad considering the carb overload I had last night. I think I need to work at cutting my carbs back too. I think I will try to keep my net carbs between 50 and 75. In fact, I'm thinking about a strict keto after my doctor's appointment later this month. I don't want to do keto for the long haul, but maybe I could do it long enough for a jump start to losing again. I only have 32 lbs to lose to get to where I want to be. It can be done if I just buckle down and do it. I'm thinking Atkins again.

I've got codfish on the menu for today. That is an easy lower carb meal for today. Brunch will be eggs and bacon. Some how, I've got to stop this eating in the evening.

Have a nice day.
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Plan for today according to MFP Calories 1251 net carbs 63. A planned protein shake to end the day also puts my protein up where it needs to be so that percentages of macros are as it should be to be low carb. It will also help me to stay within a 6 hr eating window so that I am back on IF ratio of 18:6.
Every time I get this close to 170s, I mess up and gain instead of going down. I don't know why I do that, but I will not let it happen this time. Back OP.

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I know what you mean, Trish. I feel I am going to get in the 170s if it kills me. I知 tired of 180.

Well, I didn稚 get my salmon. DH wanted Bob Evans and I was hungry for a grilled chicken salad. I have to be in the mood for salad and I was. It痴 right next to Walmart and we got a few things we needed. We only spent $27. I was shocked.

I read about supplements and buy them then I forget what they are supposed to do. I bought Alpha Lipoic Acid and I have to read again what it is for. I think it痴 for neuropathy and my toes have been tingly lately.
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My day went very well. DH hasn't decided what he wants to get for takeout tomorrow. We need to only go to one store and I aven't decided if it will be local or Walmart since we don't need too much. Need milk and salad stuff. Will be going to bed soon.
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I stopped taking magnesium because it wasn稚 doing anything. It is supposed to help sleep so I took one last night. I slept straight through til 6 am without getting up for the bathroom. I only took one. Two is a dose so maybe I will take Two tonight.

I got on the scale and saw 184 so I got off and didn稚 let it register. I will weigh again later. I do not want to watch the scale go back up to 187.

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The scale still wants to say 184 so I won't let it register. I'm declaring war today.

I think I'm The Book Queen. I'm now reading "Obese No More: How To Stop Dieting And Lose Weight Forever.". It is not a diet plan. Its about how to change the way you eat gradually. I have already been doing one of his recommendations. I have a hard time giving up bread, but I no longer eat it every day. I need toast if I have eggs with runny yolks but I no longer have it with scrambled eggs.I no longer order toast in a restaurant. I PLAN on only eating half a slice but end up eating it all. So I didn't give it up altogether but have really cut back. This book explains how to make changes, gradually. It is helpful for me, but others may prefer to make changes all at once.

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So far I'm at 372 calories, 12 carbs, and 9 fiber. So I have a lot left for dinner. I don't know what we're having but I would like chicken. Right now I'm making zucchini bread wIth zucchini my BIL got at the farmers market. I have 2 more zucchini that Step daughter gave us. Everybody likes zucchini bread. I will give a lot of it away because DH won't eat it i freeze it. It sounds healthy but it has a cup of sugar in each loaf!!

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