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Old 02-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #271  
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esammy It is unfair. One question for you ... do you use a blood glucose meter? If not might be worthwhile to invest in one to discover what's driving up your BG. I'd be testing before every meal, and 60 minutes after every meal. If you want links with more info about this, PM me.
Hi I'm Svelting. Thank you for the suggestion. I've been a diabetic for 5 years, I used to test my bs 5 times a day, I quickly weaned everything that spiked me out of my diet. I haven't consumed pizza, rice, cookies, cakes, pasta, potatoes, bread or alcohol of any kind in 5 years. I got to the point where I knew what even one bite of those items would do to my blood sugar, so I didn't have to test as often. I kept my fasting blood sugar (through diet and my nightly 45 minutes on my treadmill) at around 110-120 and never went post-pradial to more than 150-160. Within 1 week on IP my fasting was 85-89. I was astonished! Not only that I felt like I was eating more carbs on this program (BBQ ridges, Breakfast bars) than I had in years. Well, that caught up to me after 3 weeks and my fasting went back up to 103-105. Still not as high as before, but enough to tell my liver to store the excess as fat. It is very, very, hard for me to lose weight. Even with all my dietary restrictions (I was a low carb, mostly vegan, almost raw foodist who exercised an hour a day) before IP, I was still losing weight at around 5 lbs a year. It was exhausting and frustrating. But having said that, within 5 weeks of IP, I'm at a lower weight, and blood sugar level, than I've been in over 10 years. I gained all this weight very quickly 10 years ago - diagnosed hypothyroid, then had my gallbladder removed - I gained 63 pounds in one year, then diagnosed diabetic, gained another 30 lbs. within 2 years All while dieting and exercising. I'd taken almost 40 lbs of that off before IP. I can feel an end to this nightmare in sight, and I am beginning to feel hopeful. I'll cut the restricteds and it's been nice to hear that other people figured out that they can't eat them every day either.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:09 PM   #272  
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Ok No one else need reply to my "H" questioning.. Rondar sent me a very informative Private Message.. thanks again dear friend!
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Please don't get discouraged, we all have to tweak the program while still staying OP. I have found that I cannot have restricted everyday either. I tried but at the most, once a week. Also I seem to do better having my big meal at lunch instead of dinner. Also when I do have the restricted I used to have it as a late snack and have learned that it is a no_no. So now I will have it after breakfast or lunch. Try it for a week, it may be the answer.keep us posted because what may help you can also help others. just stay OP.
Hi esammy and Teresa,

I was a SLOW loser too and I couldn't figure it out in the beginning. The slow losses did take some of the steam out of me and I considered throwing in the towel at times. But, like Teresa, I decided to eat no restricteds and even limited my restricted veggies! Who would have thought (prior to IP) that too many tomatoes were going to cause a problem? I also did my real protein meal at lunch and found that it worked better for me because I didn't get that crazy- hungry-get- out- of- my- way-or-I-will-eat-you type hunger later on in the afternoon. I also forced myself to find some tea that I enjoyed and that helped me in the afternoons too. I am such a big coffee person and had to limit my coffee to one or two at the most cups of joe per day. But, keep plugging away at it and you will retrain your bodies and they will repay you by losing weight and you will feel great too!

Good luck everyone! Here's to a new month starting soon!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #274  
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Hi everyone! I wanted to make a quick stop and say hello.

I still haven't read carefully enough to respond to everyone. I did see couts new photo! YOU LOOK GREAT! I am so happy you are feeling confident about joining LaCrosse. You and your family must be so proud of all you are accomplishing.

I have some errands to run but, wanted to give a quick hello while I had a minute. I will stop back a little later today.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:24 PM   #275  
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I'm on my way out to do some running... Carla!!! it's just awesome to see you again! Awwwww, now I feel complete.

The kale chips rock!!!

ok, swimming out the door ~~~~~~>
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:09 PM   #276  
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I'm on my way out to do some running... Carla!!! it's just awesome to see you again! Awwwww, now I feel complete.

The kale chips rock!!!

ok, swimming out the door ~~~~~~>
I tried making kale chips once, they turned out horrible!!! I think I baked them too long. I 'm going to have to try them again!
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:51 PM   #277  
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Glad to see Carla posting. I really really want to see esammy12 meet her goal. I don't think there is any hope that Coloradodivegirl will ever be calm or boring ( thank goodness). Has any one heard from my friend Linden, haven't seen a post from her in quite a while. I am thankful for all the friends I have on this forum. I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. I am thrilled to be off the CC (Carb. Carousel). There is a great freedom in being full, satisified and not having to eat more and more carbs. to try to get to that point. 74 degrees today, I'm going to take a second walk in a few minutes. We will have some more cold days. We don't usually plant our garden this early, but we have already planted some veg., hope the chilly nights don't harm the young plants. Think I'll have turnip fries for supper.
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:55 PM   #278  
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Last Sunday I had been on a modified version of IP for a week and it inspired my mom since she saw the success that I had after only a week. A little background on her is that she is 65 with fibroymyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, high blood pressure, and many other problems that come with being overweight. She asked me many questions about it when I went to see her so I just took her to the grocery store and bought everything she needed to do it for over a week. She calmed this afternoon and told me that she had lost 10lbs since she started it Monday. She started out at 250 and weighed 240 and is 5'7. This is a big thing for her because she has been a lifetime yoyo dieter and she has really lost any weight in a long time and slowly progressed to where she is at. She is doing a modified version of it but I'm really impressed with her progress. She has told many people about it and is excited that she stuck with it and is finding it easier every day.
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Sandman - what a great story! So glad to hear that you have inspired your momma, good for you! I bet you will inspire many others before this journey is thru.

My hubby has neuropathy and honestly, it has ruined our lives. I keep thinking it will get some what better and we can move on, but it hasn't happened yet. I still have faith, but in a way I feel guilty because I am done sitting around, I'm on this protocol & the minute I get the go ahead I will be exercising and if he can't travel or dive, in November I'm going on a dive trip with the company and crew who certified me 11 years ago. I feel like I'm moving on in my life without him, and it breaks my heart. I don't know whats gonna happen to his business (owns a sprinkler system company) all he does is pop drugs, eats and sleeps. Cymbalta seems to help some what but he's still on Narco since his 3rd back surgery in August, I know he's addicted, Neuro doc was on vacation the last time they needed to be refilled, so they refilled the exact same script. They were suppose to start weening him off, well I guess thats on hold until next month. That ought to be a real fun experience.

If your mom has ever found anything that has helped with her neuropathy, I would like to know about it. I have spent hours and hours researching it, then most of the drugs they use and have worked for many, hasn't even touched my hubby's pain.


Welllllll.... that was a bit off topic (sorry) where's that carmel nut bar? I'm hungry...

lol.
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Sandman - what a great story! So glad to hear that you have inspired your momma, good for you! I bet you will inspire many others before this journey is thru.

My hubby has neuropathy and honestly, it has ruined our lives. I keep thinking it will get some what better and we can move on, but it hasn't happened yet. I still have faith, but in a way I feel guilty because I am done sitting around, I'm on this protocol & the minute I get the go ahead I will be exercising and if he can't travel or dive, in November I'm going on a dive trip with the company and crew who certified me 11 years ago. I feel like I'm moving on in my life without him, and it breaks my heart. I don't know whats gonna happen to his business (owns a sprinkler system company) all he does is pop drugs, eats and sleeps. Cymbalta seems to help some what but he's still on Narco since his 3rd back surgery in August, I know he's addicted, Neuro doc was on vacation the last time they needed to be refilled, so they refilled the exact same script. They were suppose to start weening him off, well I guess thats on hold until next month. That ought to be a real fun experience.

If your mom has ever found anything that has helped with her neuropathy, I would like to know about it. I have spent hours and hours researching it, then most of the drugs they use and have worked for many, hasn't even touched my hubby's pain.


Welllllll.... that was a bit off topic (sorry) where's that carmel nut bar? I'm hungry...

lol.
My mom has tried many things and nothing has really worked for her. I have tried to really encourage her to do her best and get the weight off then try some whole food diet and see if anything helps or hurts her. I think the weight has added a lot to her pain. She told me that when she loses some of the water weight she feels better.
As for your husband, is he overweight? whats his diet like? In my opinion many of the medications just try to put a bandaid on the pain and not really help. I'm in grad school for mental health counseling, so I have some empathy for you and his situation. Because when he starts coming off of that stuff he will probably not be to easy to get along with. You need to be proactive about it though. Try to put a support system in place and prepare ahead of time. Prescription drug addiction is a rough thing to overcome. I hope things get better for you and him.
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Glad to see Carla posting. I really really want to see esammy12 meet her goal. I don't think there is any hope that Coloradodivegirl will ever be calm or boring ( thank goodness). Has any one heard from my friend Linden, haven't seen a post from her in quite a while. I am thankful for all the friends I have on this forum. I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. I am thrilled to be off the CC (Carb. Carousel). There is a great freedom in being full, satisified and not having to eat more and more carbs. to try to get to that point. 74 degrees today, I'm going to take a second walk in a few minutes. We will have some more cold days. We don't usually plant our garden this early, but we have already planted some veg., hope the chilly nights don't harm the young plants. Think I'll have turnip fries for supper.
Hi, my determined friend. I had to make a hurried trip back to the states where my father is quite ill. A long and ugly story about going to a hospital to get pneumonia; mistaking acute dehydration for dementia; (Well, but he's 99, says the nurse); and other miseries, like not being able to bring my few remaining IP packets back into the states and having them confiscated. So much for the spring challenge. But I'm back on the internet now and thanks. You're doing so well. I guess I'll tag along in your shadow for just a little while linger.
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Hey Sandman...

wet nails here so bear with me.. lol. He's probably overweight by 5 or 10 pounds. Thru both his surgeries this year he lost a lot of weight, and hasn't put much on. He eats breakfast burritos, steaks and chips and salsa, so nothing really all that great. He is eating much better now that I'm on IP and he consumes large quality's of pepsi. Thank god he finally got off the Crown Royal (DT's really bad in the hospital) so he is making changes.

I'm never really believe in RX's but you do what you have to do I guess. I read one time that gluten free maybe somewhat helpful but I dont think he's quite ready to attack that yet... lol

The sad thing about it is he use to dive, climb 14er's, ice climb, hunt. You couldnt keep him down, but she has done it.
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Hi, my determined friend. I had to make a hurried trip back to the states where my father is quite ill. A long and ugly story about going to a hospital to get pneumonia; mistaking acute dehydration for dementia; (Well, but he's 99, says the nurse); and other miseries, like not being able to bring my few remaining IP packets back into the states and having them confiscated. So much for the spring challenge. But I'm back on the internet now and thanks. You're doing so well. I guess I'll tag along in your shadow for just a little while linger.
Awwww, so sorry to hear about your dad. It's very hard watching your parents getting old and sick. I hope he recoops in a hurry!

They confiscated your packets??? WTH?

What, did they think there was bomb dust in them?
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Hi everyone,

Like all of you here, I've fallen in love with this site and I can't get enough of it...LOL This is only my 2nd post, I did post an intro but just wanted to comment on the genuine support and camaraderie that's here. It's also great to see so many other Canadians on here. I'm in southern Ontario, in St. Catharines. I thought I saw someone posting on here where I was reading that was from Niagara Falls but was doing the program through a place in St. Catharines. It's no telling where I read that and it could have even been an old post.....I've jumped all over the place reading....

I started my journey with IP almost 2 weeks ago and like so many others, just didn't think it would work for me. The first week I didn't feel like I'd made a dent in things but was shocked when I discovered I'd lost 8 lbs. the first week! That's just been unheard of for me.....and yes, I was hooked...LOL

I'm looking forward to getting to know some others on here and being able to share in everyone's joys, as well as frustrations. I think the biggest thing I'm looking forward to is knowing this time it's going to be for good.....and the rest of my days will be spent living the way I was designed to be!

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I want to give ya a big I guess I don't have to tell you because you all ready know how wonderful this place is!
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