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Thursday, October 17, 2013

I'm probably looking at a "stay the same" this week. (official wiegh in later today.)
I feel very "scattered" right now on my weight loss journey. I tried weightwatchers "other" program. Simply Filling technique, also known as their core progream. I thought SFT would be my answer because I couldn't keep up with double tracking WW for points and SP for details about carbs. But after trying it for 2 wks, I don't think it's right for me. Part of it is my fault for giving into the desire to eat some poor choices but some of it is (if I'm correct in thinking this) that SFT is both low carb and low fat. That combination is not working for me. It may be because of my condition of being pre-diabetic. I've been low carb and low fat these two weeks and yet my blood sugar numbers are not as good as they were before I started SFT. I'm confused about what changes I need to make from here. I might have to focus more on blood sugar right now and then later figure out what to eat to lose weight using that information.
I'm not done losing weight and I know I'll have to follow some restrictions to keep myself from gaining it back after I'm at goal. So I'm not going anywhere.
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    thank you for your suggestions. I had forgotten I was in the middle of reading a book and kind of forgot about it. the focus was on reversing diabetes. I need to go back and finish reading that book. I implemented some of the suggestions but I need to make more changes. I keep reading that its carbs and insulin control whether or not we store fat and contrary to what I've believed for so many years, fat is not the culprit that puts on extra weight. I focused on low fat for a long time and did lose weight. but my health condition its telling me I need to do something different. in the weeks ahead I will be investigating suggestions and diets. and I need to make the lifestyle changes that are best for my health. I appreciate hearing about these books that may have some insight into the changes I need to make.
    1552 days ago
    I, like Letha, I am also going to give some suggestions.

    I joined Indygir team and we have a thread about a book "You on a Diet" by Dr. Oz. I like this book because it talks about how our body reacts to food. It talks about the biology, chemistry, mechanics, mental, brain anatomy, etc. of the digestive process and the way the nutrients and/or toxins get to our cells. It has a lot of cartoons to explain processes. It has recipes, menus, and exercise. It talks about diabetes a lot.

    I have followed a lot of diets, including WW and Abs diet. The one that really worked for me is the SP diet. Now I am complementing with the eye-opener emoticon emoticon information that I am getting from the book.


    1553 days ago
  • LETHA_
    I know you didn't ask for advice so forgive me if I'm overstepping. But since you said you were confused and seemed unsure what to try next, let me suggest you check out this book.

    Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: He advocates a plant based diet. Check out the reviews on Amazon and then see if your local library has a copy you can borrow.

    Best wishes.
    1553 days ago
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