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Old 07-18-2017, 08:12   #11
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No just fats, carbs and protein.

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I have to count calories. I do not lose weight at 1500 calories whether I eat carbs or not. I use CalorieKing to make it easy to track both carbs and calories. Some people (men mostly) do VERY WELL losing weight on low carb alone and not paying any attention to calories and clearly, I don't fall into that group. Mostly though, I find that I overall eat fewer calories by adding some fat to diet because I'm not hungry all the time.

I'm at 30-45 carbs daily now. Still a work in progress. Some days go better than others and I just have not found alternatives to bread/popcorn for taking aspirin.

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I just have not found alternatives to bread/popcorn for taking aspirin.
What is it about aspirin that required these foods?

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I don't know how long I will continue to do so, but for now it is something I am testing because I also have some thyroid issues.
It won't take me long to get sick of tracking them though.
I hear you cricket. What exact thyroid problems do you have? I know there are a few on the market....I ask this, as I am struggling with the same thing. Hyperthyroid..I lost so much weight my family and friends were "talking amongst each other" as to my wellbeing...yet now I'm near normal levels.. as a result of carbimozole, I've stacked the weight on again. It's gone the opposite way where hypothyroidism is a possibility. My endo says my BG level has come down as a result of Graves' disease under control with the meds....I believe this not to be true. I am a diabetic. I was a diabetic before the hyperthyroidism. The thyroid maybe linked but total different scenarios for me. I did tell him this.
I know I've got D2 under control for myself through LCHF Way of eating and have lessened the amount of time I've had to take carbimozole to correct hyperthyroidism as a result. Lucky I'm onto to it as I've actually reduced the medication myself to how my body feels to me long story...
I understand these are all auto immune diseases.
My endo did say one thing that rang true when I asked him, "why am I stacking on so much weight now" he answered, when you were hyper, you were hungry all the time and full of energy, now that your " normal" and not feeling you have so much extra energy ..maybe you should be looking at the portions you eat.
For me personally, I can't have counting calories in my life on top of everything else. I refuse to daily weigh myself. My clothes and how they fit are a good enough indication to me. I'm almost scared to type this for repurcusion from people but I have a huge spiritualist attitude. My spiritual mentor told me that Diabeties deep down is caused by unhappiness...so she told me point blank..get happy! No matter what it takes! So that takes away the whole blame thing that I may have had 2 ice creams in my life or a cupola Easter eggs lol I'm a non believer in anything, untill I prove it to myself...but I gotta say..I think she's right. We can have all the diet advice and meds but I believe We should look at our own psych too..then we cover everything best we can. Just my thoughts anyway.
Guys..please be nice when u read this. X

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The small tumor on my pituitary gland has been there for a very long time (well over 30 years) and has never grown.

The growths on my thyroid were found during my initial diabetes hospitalization and biopsies were done.

They told me the biopsy would be a little pinch. THEY LIED. It hurt like a son of a gun and my neck looked like I had been badly beaten! LOL The results were not conclusive and not thought to be cancerous. So, MY decision was to monitor it, not to have surgery. I have followed up with ultrasounds since then too.

A few times my blood tests have shown hyperthyroidism and other times it has shown hypothyroidism. The doctor mentioned that my thyroid seems to work similar to the way my pancreas does. WHATEVER THE HECK IT FEELS LIKE THAT DAY!

Most recently, it appears to remain in the hyperthyroidism range, instead of back and forth. Unlike a lot of people, I did not experience weight loss because of it but my heat rate has always been fast. Every now and then I do experience slight shakiness in my hands though.

On a side note, I have been ADHD my entire life and have no desire to get rid of that part of me. It's just part of who I am.

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Seems you are very similar to how I am. My kids detest watching movies with me as I can never sit on the lounge long enough to watch it through..just one example. I think we are on the right track thou. It will be ok cricket. Hyper and hypo have different shades of grey. Being auto immune diseases tied in with Diabeties. I truly believe we are on the right track. My body tells me so.

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