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I've lost 7 pounds but have been struggling for over a year to lose more. Part of the problem has been that I have been on a medication for diabetes type 2 called Glimepiride which makes me produce more insulin. It's very hard to lose weight with insulin levels high.

I'm now on my 8th day of a new eating program in which I have eliminated most starches from my diet. I have beans occasionally and sweet potatoes occasionally. No bread, pasta, potatoes, rice or other grains.
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I've lost 7 pounds but have been struggling for over a year to lose more. Part of the problem has been that I have been on a medication for diabetes type 2 called Glimepiride which makes me produce more insulin. It's very hard to lose weight with insulin levels high.

I'm now on my 8th day of a new eating program in which I have eliminated most starches from my diet. I have beans occasionally and sweet potatoes occasionally. No bread, pasta, potatoes, rice or other grains.

After 6 days I measured my blood glucose levels and they were normal before I took my Glimepiride, so I didn't take it and measured by glucose after breakfast and again in the raised but normal range. I saw my Doctor the day afeter and he was pleased with my results and agreed that I can stop taking Glimepiride on a daily basis and just take it if I get high readings in the future.

Woo Hoo! Hopefully now, my hormones will start getting back to normal and I'll start losing around 28 pounds by the end of the year. That is, as long as I keep exercising too.
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Member Since: 2/10/2011

SparkPoints: 39,641

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My Goals:
Lose 28 pounds by end of 2012. Have blood lipids in the normal range as well blood glucose.

My Program:
Learning to live without starch or added sugars and using exercise bike, kettlebells, walking and occasional running.

Basically, I'm aiming to live according to Primal principles.

Personal Information:
I'm from a village near St Helens, Merseyside in England UK.

Nearest city: Liverpool (7 miles)

I have one son and am about to be a Granny in a week or two. Due date: 8 Aug 2012.

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CHRISTINAUK
4/9/2012 5:52:14 PM

Thanks Bev!



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BEVPRESLEY
4/6/2012 8:01:38 AM

Welcome to the Freedom Riders Team, glad to have you. Love your picture watercolors. I gotta do some of those.



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7/21/2011 7:39:32 AM

Welcome to the fringe spark team!! Join righ in!! So glad that you have joined us!! emoticon
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4/19/2011 2:06:57 PM

Welcome to the Home and Garden DIY team! Come on over and introduce yourself. Jump into the conversation. We've got a great community.



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CHRISTINAUK
3/8/2011 5:04:08 AM

I hope you are feeling better today.



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