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Old 01-03-2017, 02:57   #11
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Well that was different! Sailed right through the holiday season, no slips no trips. It was much easier than I thought it would be to stay on track while everyone else had all the goodies. BG average is still mid 80's with no drops or spikes. I think it was the first time in history that I gained no weight during the holidays. In fact I am down over 40 lbs since this change in lifestyle 8 weeks ago. I feel great and have no other issues going on....except I think I have exhausted digging through the archives for old (smaller) clothes. In the gym 5x a week and no longer feel like an intruder. 6 more lbs til I get down to the weight I was at when I got out of the service...working on a strategy to hold at that point. 4 more weeks until my first labs since Dx, can't wait to see my A1C. Thanks for all the support!

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Chief....you are doing so well! Stay the course....I started LCHF on 04/01/15! By July of 2015 my A1c was at 5.8 down from 7.9! My weight dropped from 320 to 270 going from waste of 52" to 46"! My blood pressure went from 135/91 to 120/80! I have held my weight and not had an A1c over 6.4, my blood pressure has remained extremely healthy at 120/80 of even better.

I just started a new LCHF goal by keeping my daily intake of carbs to 50 or less...until now my goal has been 100 or less....

I hope to see a better A1c and lose more weight.

Good luck.....it really is that easy!

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I have stayed under 50 carbs/day religiously. It hasn't been hard at all, but then again I'm bullheaded, and willpower has never been a problem.

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Hi All,

It's been a bit since I posted an update, but I'm still hammering it! I've been strict on the LCHF with no slips. BG's consistenly at a mid-80's average and a couple weeks ago I hit 50lbs lost (I am now the same weight as I was when I got out of the service 35 years ago). The only drawback is I have pretty much gone through my archives of old (smaller) pants. I'm hoping to maintain my weight/size at the current level and started being a gym rat a couple weeks ago. My current experiment is to see how my workouts combined with my diet work on my BG levels. I've yet to go low or high, but I do see a little fluctuation. I've been steady at a 50g cap per day for carbs since my dx. I think as my workouts are becoming a steady routine as my diet and fasting, I may have to bump my carbs up a bit to maintain my weight, so if anyone else has done something to keep from looking like a skeleton, I'd be interested to hear. I have my first MD appt since my dx in 2 1/2 weeks. Really anxious to see my new A1C, and hope to shock the Doc into passing out....just for my own amusement lol,

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It's been a bit since I posted an update, but I'm still hammering it! I've been strict on the LCHF with no slips. BG's consistenly at a mid-80's average and a couple weeks ago I hit 50lbs lost (I am now the same weight as I was when I got out of the service 35 years ago). The only drawback is I have pretty much gone through my archives of old (smaller) pants. I'm hoping to maintain my weight/size at the current level and started being a gym rat a couple weeks ago. My current experiment is to see how my workouts combined with my diet work on my BG levels. I've yet to go low or high, but I do see a little fluctuation. I've been steady at a 50g cap per day for carbs since my dx. I think as my workouts are becoming a steady routine as my diet and fasting, I may have to bump my carbs up a bit to maintain my weight, so if anyone else has done something to keep from looking like a skeleton, I'd be interested to hear. I have my first MD appt since my dx in 2 1/2 weeks. Really anxious to see my new A1C, and hope to shock the Doc into passing out....just for my own amusement lol,

bump up fat , nor carbs

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First thought - are you eating enough, and enough protein for the extra exercising. Dr. Bernstein recommends eating more protein in order to gain weight.

I know, for myself, too much indulgence in nuts will cause weight gain.

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Cheif98............all good stuff you are really on track! I also lost 50lbs. during my first 6 months, of course I started at 320, now still at 270. My overall health has improved dramatically and it has not been hard to maintain, but it has been hard to go further.

I started in January limiting myself to 50 carbs per day. Then I promptly got sick with Bronchitis. Doctor finally decided it was bacterial and gave me antibiotics, but I have been sick since Christmas. Pretty much been on my 50g per day, but I first took 'Steroids' the doctor gave me and in two days my low BS for the day was 160....cannot recall being that high since I started LCHF...I stopped taking the steroids and my BS returned to normal within 48 hrs. I have been on antibiotics for 3 days now and I think I am seeing some improvement...

It happens.....one comment on seeing your doctor, you are going to scare the hell out of him! I think my doctor for a few minutes when I came in 50lbs lighter, with A1C at 5.8....he thought I was really sick and dying...it took me a while to calm him down and explain....in time he adjusted, but just be advised most doctors just don't get it about LCHF....!

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Okay, I did do some more reading and it is best to adjust for workouts with protein instead of bumping carbs...good call!

I'm prepared for the Doc, he is pretty cool so I don't think he'll freak out but he will definitely be surprised. He's used to my bullheaded OCD approach to things. He'll have my labs a few days before I see him so that should prepare him for the size reduction.

I am beginning to wonder if my BG is stuck 84, 85, 86, 85, 84 etc. Not that I'm complaining but I thought my meter was lying, so I did the control check and even tried a different meter. Same results, I guess my system just adjusted fast. Labs next Thursday, appointment Feb 9th...waiting to find out where my A1C is killing me. I'll be sure to post when I find out!

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I believe an A1C is a 3 month average I think.....

your BG numbers are excellent!!! keep up the great work!

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I think you will find your A1c is lower than ever, probably in the 5's...with your great BS readings your diabetes is not "killing You"...you have this disease under your control............and that my friend is what LCHF is all about!

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