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Old 03-17-2018, 14:39   #21
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I've probably dropped 10 lbs of water dispite regular and frequent intake of water.

I'm still very happy, my legs have lost about 2/3 of their swelling. Their circulation is improved. It is too early to tell, but I believe that they are in a better state to benefit from my daily steps.

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last night I ate some italian sausage and onions topped with full fat sour cream and cheddar cheese.

So my 'day 1' became a 20 hour intermittent fast.

I have to be honest here, I broke my fast because I wanted to eat. I don't think I can blame it on anything else because I wasn't tripping out or craving anything.

on the off chance that something I ate or did triggered my choice to eat, I'll take note of:
1- i had 4 pks of artificial sweeteners. about twice as much as i ussually have while fasting.

2 - i spent the day cleaning my man cave, this might have triggered some stress because i am coming across alot of things that I dont know how to sort or where they should be located after they are sorted.

btw, I figured out an imediate action. I am creating kits( boxes) of like items, and I am not raising too much concern about where I put them, for now.

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I believe that I will do another intermittent fast today, then try starting my medium term fast tomorrow when I'm at work.

If I fall into a 5 day fast, 2 day Intermittent fast with keto.....that would be ok, too,

...provided that I see progress in my bg reaching low but stable numbers, and my legs(my new barometer) continue to feel better.

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It's amazing the things in our life that pops up when we undertake a new discipline. I think progress rather than perfection is the way to gauge this. I'm glad the swelling in your legs went down. That is very important.

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Day 1 - again (Higigigig!)

Today, I weighed the same as 1 week after my January fast.

That was the weight that I climbed back up to after my fast had ended. I stayed their for approx 2 weeks then turn the corner and started to lose weight.

It's been 6 weeks since, and I put almost 15 lbs on while learning to eat Keto and not counting my calorie. Things like peanut butter fat bombs can add up alot - LOL


Anyway, in my opinion, I'm back! And ready to make some more progress.

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PS the last 6 weeks included lantus insulin. If I really wanted to, I think I could blame it all on the insulin. lol

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Wonder why you don't try to bump the lantus back or stop it. I don't know the mechanics of it, but I think I read that blood pH affects how Lantus is used by the body. I know insulin helps shuttle glucose, carbs, and fats and insulin secretion stops ketone production, not sure how Lantus plays into all of that.

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I'm on Lantus and I stopped my morning dose. However, when it starts creeping back up, I'll take a morning dose. I know that the insulin gets in the way of my results and I hope when I'm able to fast for a longer time that I'll be able to cut back more.

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I'm on Lantus and I stopped my morning dose. However, when it starts creeping back up, I'll take a morning dose. I know that the insulin gets in the way of my results and I hope when I'm able to fast for a longer time that I'll be able to cut back more.
Something that was told to me a while back - hopefully it's correct or worth mentioning. The proper dosage of Lantus should keep your BG levels normal during a fast.

That's how I was able to set my dosage at 23 units from 42 units (about 5 years ago) and it seems to be working very well for me when I don't fast. Keep in mind this is coming from a Type 1 who also takes humulog for meals when he's not fasting.

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Something that was told to me a while back - hopefully it's correct or worth mentioning. The proper dosage of Lantus should keep your BG levels normal during a fast.
To me, that makes sense for finding the correct dose.

I am not sure if that makes sense when I am using fasting as a tool to expose my body to longer durations of low insulin.

What is more important? perfect glucose control or maximizing the affects of the fast? I am not sure what the best answer is.

I do know that if I was only fasting for weight loss, I would probably try to strike a balance.

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