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Old 04-29-2014, 03:15 PM   #13921
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Mid November (my six month checkup), my doc at my weight. Since then I've changed my eating habits and the pounds are slowly melting away. I'm doing this mostly for health reasons and of course a little vanity.
Well, it's been about 6 months and I got my blood work results today.

After months of better nutrition, exercising and losing a butt-load of weight (ok a little pun intended) I was thrilled to hear the news.

My bad cholesterol is down, my good cholesterol is up and most importantly my blood sugar is back to the normal range. If my sugar level had edged up just a fraction (from 6 months ago), I would have to start taking meds. Diabetes runs in my family and I was very concerned... I might eventually develop it but for now I'm outrunning it.
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Good going! DW has been fighting the same battle as you and has also managed to 'outrun' it. Stay after it!
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That's good news! Keep on running.
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Diabetes is no fun.

Both my mother and my sister have to watch their glucose level now, as they are prediabetic. No, they are not overweight. I guess I will have to start eating less carb and more meat.
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Well, it's been about 6 months and I got my blood work results today.

After months of better nutrition, exercising and losing a butt-load of weight (ok a little pun intended) I was thrilled to hear the news.

My bad cholesterol is down, my good cholesterol is up and most importantly my blood sugar is back to the normal range. If my sugar level had edged up just a fraction (from 6 months ago), I would have to start taking meds. Diabetes runs in my family and I was very concerned... I might eventually develop it but for now I'm outrunning it.

Great news !
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Thanks everyone... Changing my habits was not easy, but after about four months I noticed it seemed the norm. I'm not doing anything radical, so I'm sure I can stick with my 'program'.

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Diabetes is no fun.

Both my mother and my sister have to watch their glucose level now, as they are prediabetic. No, they are not overweight. I guess I will have to start eating less carb and more meat.
I've read so much about diabetes, I was nearly cross-eyed. ....and yes, it's my understanding that slim people develop diabetes as well. That makes me think eating healthier makes more of a difference than losing weight. Of course when one eats healthier, at least a few pounds will come off.

The changes I made were eliminating sugar as much as possible. I get most of my sugar from fruit. I cut way back on 'white food'.... potatoes, rice, bread and pasta. My meals usually consist of olive oil, lots of veggies, nuts, chicken and seafood.

When I really crave a particular food, I'll eat it. But now I have a smaller portion. It's working for me and I hope it continues....time will tell.
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bbbamI, that is GREAT news!!!! Congratulations!!!

I have been battling prediabetes for 2 years now. It was brought on by high dose steroids. Has nothing to do with my weight, as I am fairly lean to start with. I had to do strict carb control for a while, but my body seems to be "healing" finally - not nearly as many spikes - even with more carbs - which I am thoroughly enjoying having back in my diet! I am now no longer prediabetic - hopefully it stays that way.

The other things I did that may have helped (in addition to low carb diet) are:

1) started taking 1 tsp psyllium husk prior to most meals to slow the digestion of my food through the gut
2) started taking 100 mg of CoQ10 instead of 50 mg daily
3) when I can, exactly 30 min after each meal I go for a 30 minute walk or ride the recumbent bike for 30 mins to use up the glucose and prevent the spike (this was REMARKABLY effective, just not always so easy to do)
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The changes I made were eliminating sugar as much as possible. I get most of my sugar from fruit. I cut way back on 'white food'.... potatoes, rice, bread and pasta. My meals usually consist of olive oil, lots of veggies, nuts, chicken and seafood.
Yay, you've got it right, despite the message from the ADA:

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We went on a day trip to Brookings, OR. I didn't have my surfboard, but the waves were small and nice:



It's exactly here that Lena got this shot in the past:






There were a lot of whales there, and I have some video of their spouts, but they are a little hard to see, so it's not worth uploading them.
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bbbami - Congrats! great news on your health numbers and its good to see that someone lost the weight that I found
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Keep up the good work...
Thank you seraphim. Even tho I don't like the four letter word 'work', in this case, I'll make the exception. It does take work to improve our health sometimes.

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bbbami - Congrats! great news on your health numbers and its good to see that someone lost the weight that I found
.......I swear Ronstar, I can smell cookies baking and I gain a pound.
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bbbamI, that is GREAT news!!!! Congratulations!!!

I have been battling prediabetes for 2 years now. It was brought on by high dose steroids. Has nothing to do with my weight, as I am fairly lean to start with. I had to do strict carb control for a while, but my body seems to be "healing" finally - not nearly as many spikes - even with more carbs - which I am thoroughly enjoying having back in my diet! I am now no longer prediabetic - hopefully it stays that way.

The other things I did that may have helped (in addition to low carb diet) are:

1) started taking 1 tsp psyllium husk prior to most meals to slow the digestion of my food through the gut
2) started taking 100 mg of CoQ10 instead of 50 mg daily
3) when I can, exactly 30 min after each meal I go for a 30 minute walk or ride the recumbent bike for 30 mins to use up the glucose and prevent the spike (this was REMARKABLY effective, just not always so easy to do)
Thank you simple....ummmm, super girl. Great info and congratulations to you!!!

I take psyllium husk as well. I take one tablet each day. I knew more than likely I wasn't getting enough fiber, so I started taking it in November. Another great thing it does is suppress my appetite.

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Yay, you've got it right, despite the message from the ADA:

Thanks Al....

There is so much conflicting info out there. I had to wade through countless articles...and had to make the best decision and hope it worked.

I don't really think carbs are evil..it's just most times high carb foods can be high in calories. I'd rather eat a plate full of veggies than half a cup of pasta. At this point I'm averaging 1200 calories a day, so I take advantage of low calorie food as much as possible. I simply can not tolerate hunger pangs.

btw...love the beach photos!
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Cooked three truly awesome racks of baby back ribs in the BGE. I've been doing this for about three years now, and I believe I've finally got the technique nailed. So much better than any restaurant ribs I've ever bought anywhere.
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I just kind of sat in my recliner and goofed off all afternoon and evening. Felt good....
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To deal with the conflicting info, probably the best way to approach it is to measure you blood sugar after eating different things. Most agree that anything that spikes the blood glucose is bad. But it's tricky and error-prone, and no fun to be pricking your finger a lot.
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We are having a global warming day. In the first ten years we lived here, it never went above 60 degrees. Right now it is 70.

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We saw some whales after the ride, and I tried very hard to get some photos or videos, but failed.
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