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Fast trial #2

Monday, April 29, 2013

I tried to follow an IF yesterday. Didn't go so well. This is my second try in a week's time.
I don't know if it's age or diabetes, but I used to love fasting and it made me feel wonderful.
I was fine until bedtime rolled around. I had a lot of nervous energy and was tossing and turning. My body felt electrified, if that makes any sense. I wound up eating around 1 am because I felt so sick and shaky, but it didn't really help.
I think I maybe had 2 hours sleep, interrupted. So, now I'm irritable, tired, aching all over, and hungry! Not at all the desired effect.
I'm not sure if I will try another fast. I want it to work for me, but I just don't know that it will. I could do shorter fasts, but then I suspect I wouldn't really be getting all the health benefits and would screw with my glucose levels too much.

I heard from my pharmacy today and got approved for Victoza! Finally. I've been waiting since December. I don't have health insurance and my doctor was trying to get me into a program where I it for free.
It's a diabetes drug, but has the wonderful side effect of massive weight loss. Yay!
I'm a little nervous about the risks involved but my doctor assured me they were actually negligible and that she thought this would ultimately help me get off medication altogether.
I have a friend with 2 coworkers that were fired for stealing the samples of Victoza from their office. They weren't diabetic, it's just that good of a weight loss med!
Can't wait to try it.
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CAMAEL100 5/1/2013 8:08AM

    Maybe you tried the fast for too long. Remember a 24 hour fast can be from 6 in the evening to six the following evening. Also 14/16 hours has great health benefits. That is limiting eating time to eight hours per day. I don't do it every day or even every week but it is good when I have overdone eating - like this past weekend!!

I am reluctant to talk about fasting to someone with diabetes as I fortunately know nothing about it. Listen to your body and only do what works for you.

Best of luck with the new meds!

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MADTHENURSE 4/30/2013 6:36AM

    Sounds like the fast wasn't a good idea now. But sometimes, we just need to try things. That one isn't for me. I could do the fast but then I'd be like cookie monster the next day - consuming as much as I could, as fast as I could. I do much better when I plan and track down to everything that goes in my mouth. Sure, I still cheat, but I do much better. A lot of times when dieting, I get caught up in the feeling cheated because of the foods I'm restricting myself from. To counter that, I a lot of times choose my bedtime snack before anything else. Even buy special treats that I wouldn't normally do for myself (like skinny cow ice cream sandwiches).
Congratulations on the medication approval. I hope that it keeps your diabetes in check and that you do experience the weight loss side effects!! Keep us posted!!

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