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July 24, 2015 - A Little Sad, And Feeling Good

Friday, July 24, 2015

The feeling good part: Successfully completed Day 3 of eating low carbs - have cut out breads, pasta, rice, added sugar and foods high in sugar. I'm a huge carb fiend and after watching a video on insulin resistance I realized a lot of my problem was not calories and fat, but carbs.

I knew I was insulin resistant because I was having to give myself more and more insulin (Type II diabetic). I didn't really have a clear understanding about this so googled it, and gosh, did
I get a lot of returns to check out. I'm trying to keep my daily carb intake at 100 gr and
was amazed at how many carbs are in so many foods! Considering I was eating probably close to 700 carbs a day (no joking! And portion control was also not a big thing for me) cutting back this drastically has been a learning curve. I'm tracking everything (which I used to do religiously) and actually having fun figuring out what I can eat that is satisfying, delicious and within the limits I have set. So far, so good.

I am a member of TOPS and am looking forward to my weigh-in next Tuesday to see how I have done.

The sad: I've been going through my Spark People Friends and am saddened to see that a number of people that were active when I was here 2009-2011, don't appear to be using the site anymore. I'm hoping that maybe, like me, they will return. There are a number of them that I miss.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!

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    Yes I have seen many leave and some return always nice to see a friend return. I am so glad that you are back and it is going good for you. Hope your weigh in is a good one.
    Take care and keep up the great job.

    Hugs and smiles
    2122 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    2124 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Great post! Looking forward to a great weigh-in
    for you. Keep us posted!
    2124 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Hoping you see good results with your new regimen!!!
    2124 days ago
    I know the feeling. Then again it makes me happy when people come back.

    I have nearly gone off my Metformin now. Normal blood sugars 99% of the time. I'm not sure how TOPS works but for me I had a copy of Prevention Magazine for diabetes and the eye opener was fiber. Carbs are not equal. My goal for a while was to get in 50 g of fiber. When you do that, anything without fiber, empty carbs, is just not worth eating. I could not eat enough food. Amazing how little fiber vegetables have.... but also how little some foods have. They had to have something good in them or they went back on the shelf. I started reading labels and started aiming for high fiber bread and cereal when I ate those... or adding flax to my toast with PB. Switching from white to sweet potatoes. I don't eat quite that drastically any more but I still choose high fiber content when I have carbs and obviously something has happened in my body. Oh, I can't discredit losing weight helping. But I had no control over that. Weight and I continue to not see eye to eye. But blood sugars... oh yeah baby, we can be the master of those! Good luck and let us know what you glean this time round on your journey.
    2124 days ago
    emoticon It sounds like you've really found what was "Off" in your System, and you are working to Fix that. I am looking forward to seeing how it changes your Life!!
    2124 days ago
    I see the same thing when I go through my friends as welll..SOOO many have left or ceased to be here....

    Look forward to hearing about your weigh in,.....woohoo...
    2124 days ago
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