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thats good you were able to still lose, Dawn, yay!! You do YOU..what makes YOU comfortable!

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This morning I see my doctor. I am telling him that I am going back to KETO hardcore. I just feel too out of control, even with weighing & measuring things. I am also hungry all the time and when I am clean keto... I am rarely hungry. i KNOW that part of it could be my nerves and the stress of being stuck inside too much... but I need to get a grip. I have stuck with the average 1 pound a week weight loss, in spite of eating extra veggies.

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good girl. you can stay fully keto with the veg i listed...i have one serving most days. i like the variety. my sister has ZERO veg...she gains if she eats it and surprisingly enough has "plumbing problems" which she does not have if she doesnt eat it..totally opposite of what we've always been told!

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Thanks Holly. I will do just that. I am not adding fruit.

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so many doctors havent done their homework and research into keto, its a shame. was there a reason? were some of your labs not good? i am the first to say listen to your doc..about meds, exercise, etc. i remember the first time i saw my doc after being fat forever, her telling me at every appointment i had to lose, her helping me look into surgery. i had lost 40 pounds in about 2 months with keto..and she was horrified. i said look. you arent happy when i dont lose. now you arent happy that i did. lets make a deal. you let me do this for 3 months. then run bloodwork. if its not good i reconsider. if it is good,, you have to be supportive and do your homework on why its so healthy.
she is now very well versed in keto, recommends it to her patients, and is totally supportive of me..and my little to no veg. BECAUSE she did her research.

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I saw my doctor today. I was asked to eat more vegetables and consider adding fruit to my food plan. I explained about my KETO goals. He asked that I commit to more plant based foods & more veggies from today until March 30th... my next appointment. I am not happy but will be compliant. We will see what happens. My KETO experience has always been a good one and I average 1 pound per week loss. I don't want anything to stop that progress. I'll keep you posted. I am NOT throwing in the towel. James always says listen to the doctor.... I am giving him this short period of time.

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A few folks have posted on the wall that they are new to Keto.

Let me say, the first 3 days is a shock. Cutting the carbs, your body runs out of energy, usually late day 2. Its not that you don't have body fat, everyone does, only the leanest of olympic athletes have very little.

So you really do have fat reserves, but you body probably can't "get" to them from a biochemistry view. It takes until the end of week 1 when things start to get back to feeling energetic. Though days 4, 5 might be sort of OK. It just gets easier after that.

Trust me.

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I don't have panic attacks, but I do have some other strange emotional issues. They come and go.

I had brain surgery about 9 years ago, ... I came out a slightly different person. A lot of me is the same, but a few parts are not. Still wonderful to be alive though.

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Dawn I will send you an email when I get home with what I discovered and why. I eat very littl veg..one serving a day at most for me. You can do more but that’s what works for me.
I have breathing exercises I do for the panic attacks..will send you them too.
This is one thing I’ve found with keto. There are many, many people who profess to be expert, and they aren’t. I found 3 that I trust—they are science based, have excellent results, both with weight loss and people’s health workups. I stick with them and ignore the rest.
And then there’s my coach..he’s WONDERFUL. I can’t afford him all the time, so when I feel I need support I get him for a short period..he goes over everything and makes suggestions. He has a breathing/health method he swears by—I will send you the link to that, too..it’s free for the bacon stuff and that’s really all you need.
I will mail you tomorrow or Tuesday when I get home!!

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Thanks Holly. Since you mention that you have anxiety disorder issues... may I ask...... Do you believe my therapist is off? He's a bit of a health nut & runner. He has yet to really accept my keto way of life and keeps pushing the veggies. Another friend recently shared some information with me about CARNIVORE eating and mentioned that it was supposed to help with depression. Honestly, I cannot see myself going there but I really do want to be a cleaner and better KETO person. There are so many people that come at your with every idea in the world because they all know what you need... especially in Jan when everyone decides that it's time to lose weight. This is my LIFE and I don't want to get off track. I feel like I have been trying to make other people happy by eating what they SAY that I need. I have a hard time following some of these podcasts and u-tube folks. Will you break down 1 day of your eating so I can see a typical day for you? I admit that I don't like to cook... but am trying to make myself do better. I guess I could just go eggs, meat & butter. Someone suggested that the heavy whipping cream & cheese that I normally use may be too much dairy. I admit that I am pretty frustrated at this point. Not that I would quit... I am totally dedicated to this way of life. I would just like to be able to sit back and DO IT without all the thinking about it. I would be perfectly happy eating the same thing every single day and just let go of the stress.

PS: I will be sending you some mail this week.

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ps.....when you post your daily totals on your blog, it doesnt break them down by what you had...so, for instance, if you said you had 60 g carbs when the recommended total is 20, you might hear that those were too high. without the information of what the specific carbs you ate were, people may assume you had bread, or potatos, or whatever.

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Dawn...you are fine. you may not lose when you are eating the higher carb amounts, and you possibly may have gone out of ketosis, or just been less into it...but really, eating the other things woud have been not good for you..you chose the better choices, as i would have done (and you know how very strict i am). you do the very best with what you have in front of you, and i think you did just that. I know its easy for me to say from here when you have anxiety over it (and as someone with severe panic attack syndrome i know anxiety well, and it sucks!!) but really and truly..you did not do damage. the only thing you may have done is slowed things a little..and thats NOT bad. Hang in..you are fine.

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I need some clarification. If I eat out of my macro range..... but still don't eat the no no's like starches etc..... and my carb range is too high because of eating extra green veggies.... THAT means that I am not keto? I have sort of been thrown into a tailspin by this. I was dealing with serious anxiety during the time that my sister was dying, the holidays and going to visit/meet my biological family. My therapist recommended that I add more green vegetables to my diet since I couldn't get in to see my psychiatrist for anxiety meds. I ate collard greens, cabbage, cauliflower and green beans. I also ate salads. THAT was my big carb splurge. Am I to understand that because I ate those things, I am not doing keto? I am not only confused but admit that I am freaking out. I work too hard to say I completely messed it all up with some darn veggies. I might as well have eaten some of the multitudes of goodies that surrounded me through out that time. I never touch 1 thing with sugar and stayed clear of all starches. I AM REALLY UNHAPPY. Please help me to understand. I know, it's over and done & I just need to move forward... however, I also need to understand and correct my actions.

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Thanks James. I am always interested in reading more about our way of life & how to better it.


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Dr. Furhman (author of "Eat To Live") had a great thought ... its too bad he's a vegetarian ... I just can't get that to work with Keto. From plant sources of protein you can get you enough protein (go get your about 50 grams of protein a day), but the problem with plants is that at the same time you get more carbs, too much to fit a Keto way of eating.

But his idea of getting the most of a nutrient per calorie consumed was great. Too bad he didn't apply that idea to protein ... he'd find that meat was his best choice then.

Anyway, what I'm thinking about is figuring out nutrient by nutrient what the best sources are. Most amount of vitamin C at the least calorie cost (looking like a coloured bell pepper of some sort). Most amount of a particular mineral, like zinc, per calorie ...

I'm going to exclude highly refined things like oils (which are going to have the most fat), and protein powders (most protein per calorie). Its going to be a little skewed, like cheese may have both protein and fat, and yet be a sort of jack of all trades, master of none.

I'm still pondering it.

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Me to James, when I was eating things with carbs in it. Now that it has been 21 days of not eating sugar (keeping my carbs at or below 20) I Do Not crave carbs. Most of the carbs I do eat come from the veggies I eat.

It seems to me that this is the only active thread on this team. I appreciate you, Dawn and Holly for spending your time coming back to this team to talk to me. So I will leave this team and go to your other team. Thanks to all of you.

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BOBBIESOCKS-46,
for myself carbs are very addictive. If I eat too many my mind is asking for more.

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The hardest part is getting your mind in shape (mindset), once you do that the rest is easy (one step at a time). emoticon emoticon

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I try to limit myself to 20g of carbs or less. I keep my fat high to make the percentage stay low.

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Bobbie the main thing is to keep the carbs under 20. The percentages are not the important thing. Calories are not important unless you aren’t eating enough—it’s REALLY important to keep your cals up).

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Thanks, y'all.

Dawn, what are you eating to keep the carbs at 3%? Even on the days, I don't eat more than 13 carbs the percentage is 9 to 11% on SP tracker. Are you using a different tracker?
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I try to keep my ratio as close to 80%/17%/3%....that’s fat/protein/carbs. I actively exercise about 4-6 hours a day on the norm.

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I do under 20 total carbs , 50-60 G protein, and the rest fat. I don’t count calories at all.

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Oh my, I know what you mean. Just hearing you say it, I can smell the yeast now.LOL But, you know I have gotten to the point that my DH can sit right beside me and eat all the sweets that I use to love and it has not bothered me at all. So I know what you mean Holly. Good for you and me.
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I do have one question for y'all. What do you consider the ratio of carbs, fats and proteins to be?
I try for 20 to 30 on the carbs and about 75 on the fats but no idea on the protein.

(((Hugs))) Bobbie

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Bobbi I didn’t think I could do keto and the bakery. I seriously have zero trouble except in bread days. Then I just sit and inhale..and am happy with that!!

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Thank you, Holly, for noticing.

Thank you James for sharing.

The information really helps me. I'm sorry they didn't tell you what would or could happen to you when the Dr. gave you the steroids. By you posting that information on here you will help others. So thank you.

I have lost a few pounds but I'm more interested in my blood sugar and pressure (health).
Sun.11/3/19 ~ BS 118
Mon.11/4/19 ~ BS150
Tue. 11/5/19 ~ BS108
I had not changed anything since I started on 10/26/19. Confused me.

After~10/26/19 ~ These are the improvements I have noticed in myself as of 11/5/19.
(1) So far, my morning readings of BS have dropped from 250 range to close the normal range of 108
(2) I have lost 5.4 pounds.
(3) I'm getting out of chairs easier and walking faster.
(4) My right knee has stopped hurting.
(5) I don't need to urinate near as often.
(6) My stomach is not blotted anymore.

Bobbie



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I'm Type-2 Diabetic, Medication Free 5/27/20 ~ A1C was 5.0

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BOBBIESOCKS-46,
my experience with better blood sugar levels was like yours. Eat Keto and it gets much better very soon.

Yes excess body fat is also a factor. Insulin is trying to lower blood sugar by storing excess blood sugar into cells, both lean cells and fat cells. So more body fat, and the more it resists insulin. So loosing body fat also improves blood sugar levels (for type-2 diabetics), but not having the carbs to start with make a huge difference right away.

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BOBBIESOCKS-46,
I was on oral steroids, not a one time injection, or even a few times. It was daily. After a few weeks I noticed that my glasses were too strong, ... almost didn't need them. I thought this was great, steroids were curing my vision!

I had pimples break out all over, I was thirsty, and drinking coke while eating chocolate bars. This was pre-keto, about 25 years ago.

My blood sugar was all messed up due to the prednisone. Indeed, these days it is known that prednisone can induce type-2 diabetes ... which is what happened to me. All the symptoms, ... changes in eye shape (body trying to dilute blood sugar) , pimples (reaction to high blood sugar) , thirst (body trying to get more liquid in order to dilute blood sugar).

So this was over a number of weeks of steroids. As I've written before, my blood sugar was so high that when my doctor got the numbers he thought I was in imminent danger of having a heart attack.

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emoticon Holly, I still can't believe it. I didn't think I would see a number like that for months.

How are you doing? I know if I were you I would have a tuff time baking pastries and not tasting. You're such a good girl.

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Bobbi those sugar readings are amazing!! well done!

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Thank you, James, for sharing about why you had to go back on medication. I was wondering if you took the steroids in a shot just once or many times. I was given a shot in my knee several years ago. I think it was a cortisol shot for inflammation but I'm not sure now, it may have been a steroid shot. I guess I better find out.

On the bright side, my Blood Sugar was 118 this morning. Last week I was getting between 250 and 300 readings. I'm just amazed. Now if my Blood Pressure would just come down too, that would be great. Still working on it.



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the "Keto flu" is really a hydration issue. The first few days to a week of Keto can be rough. You are dumping a lot of water which is associated with stored carbs, which is glycogen. It is about a pound of carbs, and about 4 pounds of water that is associated with that glycogen.

So in week 1 you can loose about 4 or 5 pounds. It is a big shock to the body's balance. Salt or electrolytes, like powerade zero with electrolytes really helps smooth the transition.

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BOBBIESOCKS-46,
for myself, my blood sugar got much better in a very short time, less than a week. My blood sugar medication (pills) went from very high, to needing none at all right at the start.

I would have thought that the excess body fat would have been the other factor in my blood sugar numbers, and I didn't loose that until much later.

I'm back on blood sugar medication after many years of Keto, but I don't blame Keto for that, its just my body. I do blame it on some steroids I took a long time ago to try to try to deal with internal inflammation. Bad idea, bad bad idea. I should have just suffered with the inflammation.

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11/2/19 12:33 A

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Hi, y'all I just think it's fantastic that you lost 130 to 150 pounds, Dawn and Holly. I will do it too. I'm hoping by Christmas 2020... I'm glad to hear that , that loss rate fits right in there.

For now, my blood sugar is still going down and I'm just amazed at that. It was 144 before breakfast this morning.

I'll have to check with some of the stores in the next town about the bones. I was shocked when the local stores don't sell them anymore. I'm not concerned enough to make a special trip though. I probably won't even think about it when I go.

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Actually 8 mths and 130 lb loss is about 3.5 lbs per week. 2-4 lbs per week is supposed to be healthy. That loss rate fits right in there. Good job!
I bet the first few weeks it was more than 3.5 lbs per week. The first week or two are mostly body fluids. For example, I lost 5 lbs my first week, and the scales look great. But I know that my actual fat loss may not be reflected in the scales. Weight is only part of the equation.

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yay to feeling better Bobbie!! and yeah i agree. i had tried EVERY diet known to man, starvation, everything. along comes keto. i'm not hungry. i'm eating everything i was always told to avoid. i feel better, and the weight just fell off. i was very strict, but still!!!

My local grocery sells bones. marrow bones, any kind of bones they have. if you can find a butcher nearby betting they can help you out! in the meantime, buy steak on the bone..when you have eaten it bag the bone and freeze it..wont be long till you have enough!!

and dont buy into the "bone broth" hype. its just stock, boiled a little longer. people are getting rich off this buzzword stuff. Collagen? find plain gelatin. thats collagen. and its cheap, unlike the stuff labelled collagen. IF? its just going without food for a time..you do that naturally between dinner and breakfast. plus keto itself gives you all the same benefits.
took me a while and a lot of research to find all that out. now everything is affordable without buying all that stuff!!

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Hi y'all, Dawn, Holly and Isabelle...

Isabelle... you said something about you are going to make you own broth. If you can find a place to buy beef bones (other than online) Please, let me know. None of our local grocery stores around here sale bone any more. I was going to do the same thing a few weeks ago. All the stores I talked to said the bones are sold to dog food companies now. I guess you could buy them at a slaughterhouse.

Holly... thanks for the list of things to do for the Keto Flu. I haven't had it yet but I'm expecting it.
I think losing 130 lbs in 8 months is pretty darn fast, correct me if I'm wrong. I want and need to lose weight but, that comes second to me and what comes first (my health) I think will take care of my weight.

The struggle of No Sugar or anything that turns to Sugar in my body is getting easier for me. But, I'm to full to eat all the 1800 cals a day. I'm lucky if I get 800 down a day.

I already feel better. The yeast problem is gone, a pain in my left knee that stopped me from doing some exercising is gone, and so far my BS is staying down.



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Stay the course Isabell. You won’t be sorry

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Isabelle...
powerade zero
salty chicken broth
just mixing half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water
dill pickles and/or pickle juice.
all will help with the "flu"

I dont know if this will help you or not..it did me those first couple weeks when i was struggling. Someone said something very smart to me...
do you know that every time you slip it takes a couple days to get back on track? is that taste that is in your mouth for seconds worth starting over again?
and this was the real clincher...dont let yourself get hungry. want something crunchy? have pork rinds. Just bored and wanting to eat? cheese and pepperoni or meat sticks. have the urge to cook? make a keto recipe.
I did zero sweet anything but the powerade zero my first 3 weeks on keto. if i had any sweeteners i wanted more sweet...so figured out that if i just stayed away i didnt want the sweet any more. when i added it in it was in small portions.
and if you think you are hungry..try cup of hot tea or coffee, or a glass of ice water..and tell yourself if you are still hungry in 20 mins you will get something. usually that urge is gone by then.

and dont forget..keto is NOT a low calorie way of eating. you should be having a minimum of 1800 cals a day, depending on your height. but thats pretty much minimum for everyone. i'm 5'8 and my "sweet spot" is 2300 cals a day. i was shocked to find i could eat so much and still lose well. especially in the first weeks, eat all you need to to stay the course..just choose healthy fats, moderate protein. make some snacks you can grab when the urge his you...hard boiled eggs. many like boursin cheese. cream cheese, cheese sticks , cut up summer sausage or pepperoni.

not sure where you are getting your macro info from, but many are far, far off from what most experts recommend. if you want a good, accepted calculator ask..i can message you the link.

you can do it!!

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I'm glad I found this team!

I've been on a finding-my-lifestyle journey for a couple of years, I started with paleo/primal - I stuck to it for a couple of years - than I did a Whole30 and found out a couple of things such as being intolerant to gluten and lactose and being allergic to soya. I have an autoimmune condition so the AIP food list also apply to me too.

A couple of weeks ago, I started reading Dr Perlmutter's Grain Brain book and I decided to launch into a keto lifestyle. For the last 2 weeks, it's been a bit hectic. Weekends are really my weaks ends and so I slipped the last 2 - nothing major the second one but still. Work in progress.

Now, my problem is.. keto flu I guess? I'm tired, dizzy, hungry, a bit nauseous... my macros are a bit off but I mean, a couple of grams off, nothing major (or is it?)

I've read a lot about it so I'll go to the grocery store tonight to buy bone broth until I can make some myself. I just wanted to share and hear your own adaptation stories =)

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I LOVE the keto lifestyle. I feel much more energetic. I’m rarely hungry. It’s easy to fit around my life style.

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Thanks Bobbie!!! And congrats on your BS going down more—that’s fantastic!!
It took me 8 months to lose 130. The rest just snuck up. After the first 4 months for me it was about feeling better—for the first time in my life my weight and food didn’t consume me. If I’m not doing a challenge I only get on the scale monthly.

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Hi Holly,
Congratulations on you 3rd ketoversary anniversary!!!
emoticon down 150 lbs!!! How long did it take with strict keto?

I love to go for long walks outside and take in all the nature but when the weather is to bad I walk with a DVD by Leslie Sansone. The DVD is ok but I would rather be out and about.

By the way my weight stayed the same but my blood sugar went down more to 174. I just can't believe it. I stopped taking the meds a year ago. Boy, is my Dr. going to be surprised!!!

Again emoticon


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I walk daily. I do no fasting except the normal fast between supper and breakfast. And I eat very little veg.
Down 150 with strict keto. Today is my 3 year ketoversary!

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Thank you Holly, yes I'm so happy about my blood sugar drop, it was unbelievable when I saw it. That did sound like I was taking a 3.4 pound loss for granite. Believe me I know how precious .5 or 1 pound loss is. I have been stuck like everyone else. I may be up 3.5 pounds tomorrow. I'm really more excited about the blood sugar drop.

Dawn, what you have already done is amazing and are still doing is fantasktic. I know how hard you've worked and the dillagens you must have. But, is't it wonderful that we have found what works for us.

Holly and Dawn, I know for a fact that Low Carb works because I lost 50 pounds in 1996/97 on Atkins. So now with all the greens that (I don't remember eating a lot of back then) we can have and the add knowledge of the Intermittent Fasting we can go to town using all of our bag of tricks.

Do y'all like to take long walk? I do when the weather is dry!

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Welcome Bobbie Ann. Don't give up. Sometimes the weight loss is fast. Sometimes it's slow. Just like any weight loss plan, there are plateaus. Don't get discouraged. I have been doing this since July 23, 2018. I have lost over 100 pounds. I was stuck on a plateau and now have lost 7 pounds in 7 weeks. Just keep on doing the next right thing. Both James & Holly are awesome team leaders and a wealth of information for all of us. Don't be afraid to ask questions or share concerns. They have helped me so very much.

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welcome Bobbie!! and ONLY 3.4 pounds? thats HUGE!!! expect to lose around 2 pounds a week after the initial 2 weeks of more.
and the blood sugar drop is fantastic!

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Hi y'all,

I'm new here so I don't know any of you but that's ok, I'm not shy.
I like a small team so we can get to know each other. emoticon

It's so exciting to already see good changes after only 2 days of No Sugar. First a drop in weight (only 3.4 pounds but I"ll take it.), then a drastic drop in my Blood Sugar (it went from a 250 range down to 185) I can't wait til it gets down to normal around 90. I haven't been on diabetic med's for over a year so it is exciting to know I CAN CONTROL my Blood Sugar. emoticon Do you know how BIG that is???

((HUGS)) Bobbie

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cut back on cheese added a few grean beans 2 strawberries one slice apple and bluberries I think after a 2pound loss this might be helpful

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Its actually its 4 weeks and 2 weeks IF
The struggle was protein but using protein powder and almond milk so that going better
I just struggle with eggs too I can eat fried ok but need a piece of bread but making shreded cheese waffles that I use for sandwiches
Can eat scrabled but hard boiled cant
I am getting better and feeling better My daughter and I share recipes and as much as hubby thinks what I eat is horrid I watch him eat cookies donuts candy ice cream ect its tuff emoticon

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JAZZYGF,
struggling with what? Isn't this about week two for you? Is it your energy levels, since you like to run?

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what can we do to help, Jazzy?


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still struggling emoticon

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I think while you are getting through this the extra is fine

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That's what I thought I should do but wasn't sure if the added calories would be a biggie. THANK YOU!

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add fat Dawn. it will fill you up and more wont hurt you.

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I am having a struggle this week. I was out of the pool of for over a week. It about drove me crazy. I have been back to work for 2 days now. I worked out 4.5 hours in the pool yesterday and 5.5 hours in the pool today. I just have to share that I am feeling REALLY hungry! I know that I should not be hungry. I am eating right at my caloric range (closer to the top) and my macros seem right. IS IT REALLY TRUE that if I stay with my macros, I can eat MORE or higher calories without having to freak out? I don't think that it's emotions or stress. I am happy to be back in the pool. I just really HUNGRY. Suggestions? In the meantime, I am drinking lots of water & tea. Thanks for being here for me.

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