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Old 11-30-2019, 03:16 PM   #841
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I have been following weight watchers, green plan, for almost three weeks. I lost 17 lbs on this plan three years ago, then gained it all back, of course im almost back to that loss now, yay. My blood sugar is averaging 155 (american!) fasting. I am getting better at eating regularly timed meals, which prevents me from getting crazy hungry and then overeating sweets. Altho it always seems like im eating too EARLY. But the strategy is working. I must have been a very inconvenient child.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:30 PM   #842
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I also noticed I eat less if I eat regular and my blood sugars stay lower too if I don't eat between meals. I got my sugars in the blood down from 490 to 280 but need to get
it down further to 90....in mmol /L that is a high of 28 and lower to 15 but need to get down to 5.
Got a way to go but as I lose weight, which I am very overweight, my blood sugar will come down more, so got scope for good progress. Going to a weight management class, last 90 minutes to learn how to eat to lose weight and study the psychology of weight loss. It is every week for 12 weeks starting January 9th,2020.
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I have attended WW for at least one decade. I cannot face the thought of writing my points/food down to save myself. Having said that I did lose weight and lots of it.

I have been struggling with over eating for a few days in a row. The Trulicity that I am on means that food stays in my stomach for much longer. Therefore a half binge of previous times will make me feel very ill. Why do I do it to myself? Damage is halved.

Least this week I have managed to got more exercise in this week. The front garden looks better. I count movement in general as a bonus. Today is cold and I am bunched up under a blanket.

Good luck with this new learning course Marilyn.
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Meat vegies and water with the occasional herbal tea Tamster? You are doing good.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:28 PM   #844
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I lost 4kg in a month, That means I am down from 22 stone seven pounds to 21 stone and ten pounds, a loss of nine pounds. Down from 142kg to 138kg or from 319 pounds to 304 pounds. It isn't a massive weight loss but I wasn't able to get my calories down as much as I could have. Try harder this next month. My blood sugars are coming down nicely though, the nurse is pleased that I made such good progress in a short amount of time.

I want to do much better and impress her I had an average of 15mmol/L which is 270mg,my lowest readings were around 8mmol/L which is 144mg and my high readings I had around 5 of them in a month due to eating white flour products not white sugar products was 22mmol/L which is bad and is 396mg,I want to eliminate those high readings completely, even 15mmol/L is too high, got to get them right down to below 8mmol/L,I want to get readings consistently at 5mmol/L or 90mg.I am trying my best but will do better. I don't want to eat foods that are bad for me so will do all I can not to. Before I started eliminating cakes etc from my diet my readings were as high as 38mmol/L or 684,so I have improved. When I went to my diabetic macular check she said the eyes showed an improvement to what damage was showing previously,so I am doing good.
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Marilyn you are doing great. 4kgs in a month is a sustainable and healthy way to do things. Improvement in your eyes is commendable. You rock.


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Congrats Marilyn. Keep up the great work!
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Thanks for your encouragement folks! Today my readings are 9.1mmol/L or 163mg so going in the right direction.
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By the way can you believe it? The diabetic nurse told me to have cakes and chocolate at Christmas, cos it's Christmas and I need to enjoy myself. WTF!!! Why is not overeating sweet treats and not having alcohol and sweet sugar laden drinks the road to misery. She insisted I wouldn't have fun and enjoy myself without those things. I told her I didn't want them,that I had been addicted to sugar and that it's a poison that made me very ill and that it had affected my eyes and I could lose my sight. She said she understands that scared me but doing it over Christmas wouldn't cause harm. I think she is totally mad.

The medical profession do not understand that the wrong foods, junk foods, make you ill and that to be well you have to exclude bad food from your diet. They have no idea what causes chronic illness and how to heal it, they only know about drugs and surgery not how the body actually works the biochemistry. I learnt a lot just watching the two hours liver documentary on how the liver works and how to reverse liver disease. I was ignorant for years, then I learnt about what to do right but still ate the junk and sugar, now the penny has dropped I won't get better if I don't make the changes to my diet that are needed to get well physically and heal. Also physical health affects mental health . If I don't do what has to be done and actually eat right and exercise and stay off junk and sugar then I am not going live longer. I have chronic illness, mental illness and I am 55.If I carried on the way I was I was going die in the next few years or go blind and die or have liver and kidney failure.

Anyhow I do what I am meant to do and stop sugar and the diabetic nurse is encouraging me to get addicted again cos it's xmas. Go figure!
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@Marilyn I dont think the nurse is actually saying go and binge on the sweet things more that if you want something have it. So if you want some fruit cake or sweet then have a piece. All within moderation on one or two days.

My dad was a diabetic and he was so good at testing himself and exercise and being the recommended weight. He always ate what he was supposed to during the year. For one day, Christmas, he ate things he wouldnt touch at all during the year. He might have some ice-cream, or savoury snacks and fruit cake. The food would normally be at another persons home therefore the temptation to continue eating the left over food was gone.

Having the occasional treat is not bad, its when the treats are everyday and sometimes many times a day that we create problems for ourselves. Denying ourselves forever and a day can be the downfall and result in us falling off the wagon so to speak.

Right now you are in a good place. If you really dont want to eat food that is going to make it hard for you then you dont have to have it. It might help you to feel safer and stronger.
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I got a reading of 5.4mmol/L that's 90mg...today so that's made me so pleased, the other readings were 10mmol/L ,that's 180mg before a meal and 12mmol/L 216mg,two hours after , just before bedtime I got the reading of 5.4.I am doing so well and the key is stay off of sugar, flour and lots of carbs and eat less, eat a lot less. That way the sugars stay low.
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