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Old 06-23-2018, 01:40   #11
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I have a rant.

Not that I HAD a life BEFORE diabetes, but having diabetes has curtailed what little life I did have, pretty much to a solid stop.

At first it wasn't nothing, I was still able to lose weight, I was keeping it off, I wasn't tired, I wasn't allergic to everything, and I had energy and gumption to get out and go for a walk or wash my vehicle or ride my bike, or just go out and DO something.

Now, I can't lose more than 10 pounds no matter what I do. I'm SOOOO TIIIIRED ALLLLLL THE TIME now....I can barely stay awake at work, and I can barely move after I get home. I have to literally FORCE myself to move....it's like working my body as a puppet. I rarely go for a walk anymore, as I can barely make it to and from my vehicle just going to work, much less for a fun walk. I have absolutely NO energy for anything at all. My vehicle is filthy, which is driving me nuts, because I HATE dirty vehicles, but I'm SO freeking tired and everything hurts SO bad all the time, I just can't move.

Even now, writing this, I just want to fall asleep, because just doing this minimal motion has tired me out.

I'm also getting hyper allergic to pretty much anything with man made chemicals in it.

The dr says there isn't anything wrong that he can see. I've been to a blood specialist too, and she said she didn't find anything. I'm going to an ENT specialist in two weeks, just to make sure everything has been checked.

My legs hurt, my feet hurt, my toes are constantly cramped, and feet are always going numb.

I'm tired of it. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired....and no dr can find out WHY.


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I always ask to substitute sides and most places I've been do that.

Today we went and had a recall issue fixed on BH's ride and decided to go eat at a new fish/seafood place about an hour away. The meal came with fries and hush puppies. I asked if there were subs and was told I could sub anything on their side list for the fries, but only the fries. I asked to have the grilled squash. Not sure if someone mistakenly didn't put the hush puppies on my plate or figured out I was low carbin'.

The only 2 times I've been asked about what I order just happened to be at 2 different Sonic drive-ins by the car hops, foot long cheese coney, no bun. First one asked if I was diabetic. The last one asked if I was eating Keto, I said I do eat keto and she said, cool. Cool, that's what I thought too.

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I guess I just need to get out more.

In this particular case, it might have been hard to find a sub. Maybe another keto omelette ingredient that wasn't a protein since there already was plenty of that.

I've actually asked for subs in the past. Most recently, my wife and I were eating at a Vietnamese restaurant and I asked if they would stirfry some cabbage and serve my chicken and broccoli on top of that instead of rice. No issue; no upcharge. It does work. But sometimes the other food on the plate is enough or there's nothing I want to add to the meal. ("Yes, could I have about four more pickles with my reuben?")

I'm just tired of removing substantial sides from meals without even a little price break. They can tailor the order; why can't they tailor the bill?

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I guess I just need to get out more.

In this particular case, it might have been hard to find a sub. Maybe another keto omelette ingredient that wasn't a protein since there already was plenty of that.

I've actually asked for subs in the past. Most recently, my wife and I were eating at a Vietnamese restaurant and I asked if they would stirfry some cabbage and serve my chicken and broccoli on top of that instead of rice. No issue; no upcharge. It does work. But sometimes the other food on the plate is enough or there's nothing I want to add to the meal. ("Yes, could I have about four more pickles with my reuben?")

I'm just tired of removing substantial sides from meals without even a little price break. They can tailor the order; why can't they tailor the bill?

Don't know if you do this or not........do some research on restaurants in the area you will be going. Most places have their menu's online. You can also call or email them to see if they serve A'la Carte or if they have low-carb, Keto, "diet" meals....as some places do have those, but again, you have to ask.

Maybe also look for "health food restaurants", especially if you are in a large city. These places tend to have A'la Carte because they charge more for "healthy" foods, but at least you get what you want without the hassle of having to substitute.

Have you written emails or letters to the corporate offices or owners of these restaurants and told them it would be nice if they had A'la Carte on everything because of peoples needs to only eat certain foods?

Some of the places I worked "back when" only initiated changes on menu's when so many requests by customers were made. If they didn't have enough requests they didn't change anything.

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Chaidragonfire, on your post on why your tired, sore, no energy. Go see an Endocrinologist and have your thyroid checked

Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)
According to Bianco and resources from the Endocrine Society, symptoms include:

Feeling cold all or much of the time
Chronic fatigue or muscle pain
Dry skin
Hair loss
Abnormally heavy periods
Weight gain
Constipation

The thyroid gland produces and regulates thyroid hormones. These hormones can affect energy levels, mood, even weight. They can also be factors in depression. Read on to find out what causes thyroid-related depression and how it's treated.

Your doctor may order blood tests to determine levels of certain hormones, including:

thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, which isreleased by the pituitary gland)
triiodothyronine (T3)
thyroxine (T4)

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Smile Gripes and Groans.

1. I have a dry spot on my right ankle area, and it never goes away. And it seems to be because of hypo-glycemia.
2. I can never give up potatoes, and I saw hash browns mentioned. I am just going to go ahead and die, if I have to quit taters.
3.I might be able to quit soda pop, I use it for hypo attacks, or that is my nominal reason for drinking it. It gets out of control though, and I normalize it.
4.My legs feel like somebody pounded on them with a rubber mallet sometimes. And they get really stiff, is that a symptom of bad circulation?
5. When I ride a bike or go for a walk, when I get home, I shortly drop in my tracks. And I sleep like the Mummy for 10 hours.
6. I get stiff and sore all over sometimes, and I can hardly stand up straight. What are some things that might cause that?

[PS: I am on Synthroid, and I get that checked every quarter. So, if my thyroid is screwing up, it is getting past the screens.]

OK, I am stopping at 6 complaints, but there are more. If anyone has some wisdom to share that would help me, feel free.

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Don't know if you do this or not........do some research on restaurants in the area you will be going. Most places have their menu's online. You can also call or email them to see if they serve A'la Carte or if they have low-carb, Keto, "diet" meals....as some places do have those, but again, you have to ask.
Thanks for the tips! This particular stay was through Priceline so by the time I found out where the hotel was I didn't have a lot of time to research restaurants around it. Usually I have more time. But, then, sometimes I'm hampered by not knowing how easy/difficult it is to get around ("Oh, that restaurant? Yeah, it's close. You can see it from here -- see? But you gotta get across the 10-lane expressway first. No, the next exit is about a mile and half from here.")

I was in a larger metro area, so I know there were restaurants around which could have served me food safe for a keto eating plan (steakhouses, places with big salad bars, etc.). It's not like I went to The Spaghetti Factory and got disappointed by the pastapastapasta menu there. I don't find it that hard to eat keto though some variety would be nice ("Oh. Boy. Cobb Salad. Just like Tuesday.") Curiously, one of the skimpiest menus was at "The Good Earth", which had almost no dishes which were not centered on grains/starch.

Even the breakfast place I went to could handle keto. I'm not supposed to be eating three eggs and maybe 5-6 small sausage links and some cheese in one sitting, but I had the ability to tailor that somewhat. I also don't feel compelled to eat all of a portion I do not serve myself. So I did leave some on the plate. There was an option to get two eggs any style with a side of sausage/bacon, but I eat that most mornings so I was in the mood for something different.

What grinds my gears about the experience is paying the same amount for my meal as someone who sucked down the entire omelette, the sausage on the side, the hash browns, the toast, and probably grabbed a packet or two of jelly for the road.

Maybe a la carte is the way to go. Given that airlines anymore charge you for where you sit on the plane and when you want to go and whether you want Wi-Fi or a headset or space in the overhead bin, maybe it's best to break down menus that way, too:

Egg, any style: 2.50
Sausage/bacon: 3.00 per serving (3 pieces)
Potatoes: $1.25 per serving (1 cup)
Toast, slice, with one packet butter: 95 cents
Additional packets of butter or jelly: 15 cents each

Done. Lots of math but people get just what they want to pay for.... Maybe I need to write a letter or two to some restaurant owners.

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What's wrong with 3 eggs and a half dozen sausage links?

Would that be butter or "spread"?

What would you give for a cup of bullet proof coffee?

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1. I have a dry spot on my right ankle area, and it never goes away. And it seems to be because of hypo-glycemia.
2. I can never give up potatoes, and I saw hash browns mentioned. I am just going to go ahead and die, if I have to quit taters.
3.I might be able to quit soda pop, I use it for hypo attacks, or that is my nominal reason for drinking it. It gets out of control though, and I normalize it.
I can't respond to all your points, but I'll hit these three.

1. I have random dry spots all over my body. My doctor suggests (based on their location and appearance) that they may be a sign of psoriasis or (possibly; don't dwell on it) psoriatic arthritis (maybe some of those other symptoms of yours come into play there).

2. A few times in my life I've had to give up what I loved. There was the suspected corn allergy that killed my (deep) love of Doritos. Later, when I hit 40, I found out that I loved bell peppers way more than they loved me. I don't eat them anymore if I can help it. And I still haven't had even a spoon full of beans since last July -- and I used to eat beans for breakfast. Not on the menu anymore.

What does it for me is remembering how physically bad I feel when I indulge in the stuff I'm not supposed to be eating. Most of the time these days I feel so good that I don't want to feel like I did. So I steer clear. I get that losing a long-time favorite is tough. But eventually you may be doing so well that you don't want to eat something that will make you feel bad. Or, like some here, one certain food will call to you, like a siren among the rocks, and you'll have to resist the call.

3. I donate platelets regularly. They make you eat and drink after your donation. There's nothing keto/low carb on the table. When I remember I bring a piece of cheese. But sometimes I forget. That's when I can enjoy a few Oreos Minis -- the only time I ever eat cookies, and not too many of them. My diabetic dad found that his hypos let him eat a favored candy bar, so he minded them a little less. You never want to have to go for that sugary whatever, but if you have to endure them, at least you can get out of it something you like.

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4.My legs feel like somebody pounded on them with a rubber mallet sometimes. And they get really stiff, is that a symptom of bad circulation?
5. When I ride a bike or go for a walk, when I get home, I shortly drop in my tracks. And I sleep like the Mummy for 10 hours.
6. I get stiff and sore all over sometimes, and I can hardly stand up straight. What are some things that might cause that?
Do you take statins?

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