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Old 09-25-2020, 20:30   #1
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Iím new to this diabetes thing and still learning.
T2 and on 1K metformin twice a day.
I quit smoking. Started eating better.

I could walk into a wall and get a bloody nose instead of just bouncing off.

I can walk up a hill without losing my breath or worrying about rolling back down.

I trimmed my toenails without blacking out.

I donít have to lean over to see my feet or anything else.

Iíve added 4 holes to my belt, and about to get new jeans.

I have no clue how many pounds Iíve lost, but I topped out at 300.

Iím no longer worried about sinking my kayak.

My BG hasnít gone over 134 in over a week... itís only gone over 120 a couple of times.
Except yesterday. I spiked at 176. Sue me, itís MY birthday cake dang it!

Iím actually thinking about lowering the warning threshold on my meter. Itís set at 135, Iím thinking of lowering it to 125.

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Old 09-26-2020, 05:08   #2
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Congrats, I'm proud for you too.

Those accomplishments are something to be very proud of. Hitting milestones like those are worthy of bragging about, sounds like you need set a few new ones now. Persistence does pay off, never give up.

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Welcome SHC, I hope you stick around. This group is very supportive, and I have learned a lot from everyone here. You sound like you have a good handle on your diabetes.

Hope to see you around.

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Welcome, SHC!

I hope you're liking this group of people as much as I do!

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I went a bit overboard yesterday. After a long day of fishing on the riverbank with family and friends, we went home quite hungry.

I had what would have been a light meal for me a few months ago: two ballparks with spicy mustard, cheddar, onions, and sauerkraut. Well fries go great with hotdogs of course, and I miss fries... so I had some. About the equivalent of a happy meal size serving. I had a good helping of green beans too.

That was enough. Two hours later I was at 167.

OUCH! I think in a few days Iíll try just one wiener and some beans and see what happens.

Also planning to get a waffle maker and try these chaffels I keep reading about, and my wife wants to see if I can eat this stuff called ďcloud breadĒ.

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I've heard about chaffles; a friend of mine gave me this ancient waffle maker and someday I will try them. I've heard good things about cloud bread, too. It's quick and easy to make. Never tried it, though. Please let us know how (if?) you like it. It's cool that your wife wants to be on board in helping you manage your diabetes!

Be careful with the beans -- aside from the carbohydrates in the beans themselves (which at least is compensated for somewhat by their high fiber content), baked beans often have a very sweet sauce with a lot of added sugar.

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Just checked my fasting, 104. Yes itís kinda late. We stayed up until 0400 binge watching the walking dead.

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I've heard about chaffles; a friend of mine gave me this ancient waffle maker and someday I will try them. I've heard good things about cloud bread, too. It's quick and easy to make. Never tried it, though. Please let us know how (if?) you like it. It's cool that your wife wants to be on board in helping you manage your diabetes!

Be careful with the beans -- aside from the carbohydrates in the beans themselves (which at least is compensated for somewhat by their high fiber content), baked beans often have a very sweet sauce with a lot of added sugar.

Iíve been steering away from a lot of the stuff I canít identify, and baked beans were specifically something Iíve recently passed up because I didnít know what was in them.

And Iím a barbecue nut. Iím originally from a town just south of Memphis.

Iím a total foodie, and that makes it so hard. I grew up on Memphis BBQ, mamaís biscuits and gravy, now Iím in Louisiana with a whole other cuisine I havenít fully explored yet.

I went to a fair a while back and saw something I just had to try: a foot long, double dipped, jalapeŮo cheese bacon corn dog. I had two. The peppers, cheese and bacon were mixed into the batter.

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Barbecue is a weakness of mine, too. I've learned to order my 'cue "dry" or at least with the sauce on the side. You can really tell if they know what to do with the meat they're cooking if it's tasty without the sauce.

The sides? Tough to pass on cornbread or beans or fries. But I make do with greens. I like greens very much and, though it's not hard to make them, it's nice when someone else does it for me.

The corn dog sounds intriguing. I'd have gone for a bite or two. Or three. But two dogs? My digestive system would rebel!

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Likes the chaffles, and BBQ, I too ask for the sauce on the side. The fair dog sounds good. Cloud bread, I'll have to look up.

Other than green beans, I eat Pinto/Anasazi, beans too. Research retrograded starch, resistant to digestion. You cook the beans, let them come to room temperature, and then refrigerate them for 24 hours before eating. I barely warm them in the microwave, getting them too hot may cause some of the starch to lose its resistance.

Retrograding works on potatoes too, I do the baby potatoes. I'll boil a bag of them and then either make a batch of potato salad or eat a few at a time. Potato salad can be a cold food so no problem there, but if eating a few at a time I usually take what I want out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature and either mash or chop them up. Then just melt some butter and pour over over them.

I've found that there are a lot more foods that I've added to my menu than what I've dropped from it to eat Keto and control my BG. That's not counting that I had already cut out eating most sugary and starchy foods and drinks back around 2010-2012 before I went LCHF (Keto).

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