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you're quite welcome, I'm doing the Good Gut diet and I'm doing okay on it, but I need to go back to Phase 1 for a little longer, My FBS # were dropping and my weight was coming back down, but this morning I feel off from eating some of the carbs that I wasn't eating on Phase 1, I'll have to make a note on what carbs I ate and see I how I feel by not eating them. Have a Happy Monday



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Thank you very much for your input.

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when I talked to my Healthcoach, she asked me what do I do for Low BS, I told her I haven't had that situation, she suggested keeping orange juice, hard candy and the glucose tablets handy, so now I keep small cans of OJ in the fridges where I work, just in case. BHOLT_61, good luck and check with your Dr.



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Thank you so much for letting me know on this situation and of my low blood sugar,
levels it got really low like 49 and then jumped to 50 ugh I got scared and yes I did,
contact my doctor and was told to eat first then take my blood sugar levels and I do,
not do the shots I am only on pills No insulin for me cannot afford everything.

And yes my brother has regular soda out back so if I needed to I could but I am on,
a challenge and Not suppose to have soda's and I would hate to fail on this but @
times I may have too and if I do then my challenge will end for me ugh.


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I started having issues with that when I hit a little over twenty pounds down; lows were rarely a problem before that, but since diagnosed I've always had glucose tabs in my purse and bedside table for the rare occasion I went too long without eating. I was very glad for keeping them stocked when I started having lows. The glucose tabs are quick and to me, the most helpful when I'm really low (I was having lows down in the 40's). (But it takes some figuring out how many to use ... with my weight and metabolism along with a google search I figured out that each one will bring up my number about four or five points.} In an emergency regular NON-DIET soda with a little sugar mixed in is good and fast ... I saw this work years ago with my younger cousin, who was type one; we were camping and he left his glucose pen in an adjoining campsite, and he was losing consciousness when his mom yelled out the directions about the soda and sugar.

If it's just a little low my favorite go-to is an orange, or straight fruit juice. Whichever thing you use, you probably should eat something as well -- something protein.

I'm on pills, not insulin, so could not necessarily just adjust when the lows started, and could not get a message through to my doctor (hmo issue), so was on my own figuring it out for literally weeks. I wound up coming off two of the three meds I was on.

I really hope you are talking to your doctor about the lows ... you may need a change or reduced dosage of your meds, and for sure you need a long-term plan with he doctor for your continued weight loss/med actions. If you're like me, needing to cut back the meds was a whole new thing, but it will probably be ongoing as your weight comes down.

Naturally, this is free advice so take it for what it's worth. :D I hope everyone else will chime in. Hugs to you.

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I am back it has been awhile since I left but now I am back to do the right thing here,
with my type 2 diabetes I keep having questions to my answers and never hear anyone come back at me except for Barb and she is the best here.

I need to know when my B/S gets low what does a person eat or drink to bring it back.

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type 2 diabetic-lost 30 lbs-now pre-diabetic but want 2 lose more weight. aic is 5.8. weight is 196- 203 lbs.just diagnosed in july of this year.

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JANZDIET2014, welcome.

MSANN59, welcome. Is 121 how many pounds you've lost? Those your old pants? Wow!

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DEBEDEBE,
I started my nutritionally aware life with the Ideal Protein diet. They had a list of "approved" veggies, and a short list of not approved ones. I figured out the difference for them was carbs.

Basically their list was those things with 6% (or less) of their weight as carbs. Look at the first post in this discussion, which has lists of carb percentages:
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Of course no food is unlimited, I just eat normal or reasonable size portions of things. However if the carb percentage is closer to 6%, then I eat smaller amount of it. Carrots for example, at 6.8% are technically on my "don't eat list", but I eat some, but not big servings.

As for fruits, here is a reprint from that post:
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Blackberries (4.9%)
Raspberries (5.4%)
Strawberries (5.7%)
Tomatoes (2.7%)

In fact I just had an evening snack of plain Greek yogurt, flavoured with a bit of Mio mixed in, and 5 strawberries. Yup, strawberries make the 6% cutoff, but they are so close that I don't eat a heaping bowlful.

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Thanks James

I saw that you keep your carbs under 50. What vegetables and fruit do you eat and do you eat unlimited low carb vegetables or a measured amount?

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If it was just metformin I'd say that your blood sugar can't get too low. That is what this article says:
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"Another advantage of metformin is that it does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) when it is the only diabetes medicine taken. "

I don't know about that other drug, Diamicron. It looks like it increases insulin production in the liver. But all in all you should have a blood sugar meter if you are a type-2 diabetic, and the half life of metformin is 6 hours. So if you reduce carbs and have low blood sugar it will happen within that time.

You should ask your doctor. But if you reduce carbs do it slowly over a number of days and see how you feel, not from one day to the next.

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how long have you been on Metformin?? not sure what help I can be, you should ask your DR.



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I have Type 2 and take Metformin. Dr just added Diamicron mr and my weight loss has stopped. It's a sulfonylurea and can cause weight gain. I want to cut carbs below 75 to 100 to get off of it but if I do, will my BS go to low. Last A1C was 7.

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I'm Type 2 and lately my FBS have been high for me, I've been dealing with a pulled muscle in my neck, and keep getting Yeast infections, I try not to eat sugar, but I also find I'm not eating the low-fast, low sugar yogurt. will see if that helps any.



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Hey guys working on getting a1c under 8 I have lost 165 pounds but my problems are carbs mostly I know so I got to eat more veggies and fruit I am type 2 take 22 units a day wish all of us luck!!

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emoticon I eat later when I'm hungry instead of when I first get up.

I eat twice a day. Brunch (between 10 AM & 12 PM) and Dinner with up to 7 cups of green leafy veggies. Never any fruit, because it raises my Blood Sugar.

Brunch, about 2 to 3 cups of Kale Smoothie, 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon.
The fat keeps me full.

Dinner, I have 3 to 4 oz. of protein and more green leafy veggies.

I Never eat White Starches or Wheat (they turn to sugar fast).

I am not hungry between meals anymore and don't crave sweets or salt like I use to.




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food is so critical for health. I'm glad you are finding your path.


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James,

I am on an anti-inflammatory diet (I have fibro too.) No wheat, no corn, no dairy, no citrus, no sugar, limited potatoes. I eat lots of fruits and veggies with my only grains being rice, oatmeal and buckwheat. I tried a low carb diet in the past and lost weight but it didn't change my blood sugar much. This diet seems to be helping me with pain and unless I overdue my extra sweet fruit, my blood sugar is improving.

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CATLADY1955,

I took metformin for 12 years, and in all that time I have no idea how much it really helped. But metformin permanently damaged my memory because it interferes with vitamin B absorption, and B is needed for memory.

You are right on the edge of where you might need vitamin B as the deficiency occurs over a very long time.

But besides metformin, what changes have you made in your diet? No white sugar? No pasta ...? My experience is that to more easily loose body fat one needs to cut the carbs way way down. It isn't all about calories, it is about calories and about insulin.

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I officially joined the team. I have officially have been watching my blood sugar for at least 5 years and taking metformin. I have been on the diet roller coaster my whole life. The doctor has told me in the past if I lose 10 pounds you numbers will get better. I lost 40 and nothing happened.

I am hoping if I just focus on healthy meals, exercise and sleep, that the numbers will eventually take care of themselves. I don't want to be like the rest of my family who just ignore the doctor and keep getting sicker.

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emoticon we're here for you, when I was diagnosed back in 2013, my first reaction was finally, I have a reason why I am so heavy, since then I've lost several pounds and my numbers have been good, then the Holidays happen ( Thanksgiving) and my numbers are creeping back up, still trying to lose weight. sorry to rant on, WELCOME to the team



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Hello everyone. I am brand new to the world of diabetes at the old age of 66. My doctor is starting me on the metfomin and will recheck at the end of february. I have gained and lost weight and he has told me that mmy huge weight gain since last year put me over the edge. Now I know what I have to do and will give the effort. Thanks for this wonderful team to learn from.

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hi all, new to the group (not to spark, apparently this name is very old)

I was diagnosed as T2 last month, also have high blood pressure

my a1c was 10.3 %, my next check up is in January, I am trying to lose 30 pounds by then (from October, so far, I am down 5 pounds *hadn't been as committed as I should be )



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I'm new to this group, but my sparkpeople account is old. I lost some weight about 8 years ago with it and then stopped using the site.

I was officially diagnosed with Type 2 yesterday. I expected it, especially considering my family history. My mother and one of her brothers is borderline while her other brother has diabetes. Not sure if my father has it, but his sister is blind from diabetes. My great aunt had it and I have cousins who have diabetes.

As much as I expected it, I am really sad about it. Of course hearing my blood sugar has been over 300 and that my A1C was over 13 terrifies me, but my doctor encouraged me by saying we can get this under control while I am still young (44).

So, I began this journey this morning by trying to follow the directions I was given. For some reason I was unable to take my blood this morning. Not sure what I was doing wrong. Neither my husband or I could figure it out. We couldn't get the monitor to prick my finger. Yes, the needle was in there. It worked yesterday in the doctor's office when they showed me how to use the device. I put it aside to revisit again. Hopefully, we can get it figured out by this evening sometime.

I moved on to breakfast and my prescription for Metformin, but skipped the Atorvastatin because I have two grapefruits and want to finish them before I start that since there are issues there. So weird to me. I have spent much of my day reading the materials that were given to me by the doctor's office, as well as the prescription information for that and this other condition I was diagnosed with called Costochondritis.

... and it's barely past 1 p.m. *sigh*


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not sure on that either, I have my A1c taken every 6 mos.and mine was 6.5 My Dr. was pleased with this # and said to keep doing what I'm doing. I know it is an average of 3-6 mos.



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Hello I am Amy, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in November 2015. I reached my highest A1C of 7.2 3 months ago and in the last 3 months I worked very hard and I had my A1C taken 2 weeks ago and now I am at 6.3. I am liking to get it below 5.7. I still don't quite understand things like how my A1C has gone down but my daily BG runs in the range of 160's to 190's.

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Hi, I'm Cathy. I was diagnosed with Type 2 DM 12 years ago. Recently regained serious blood sugar control by visiting my endocrinologist (first visit--was managed by my family doctor for years). I'm in my 60s and work from home as an RN Case Manager. My husband and I live in Texas with our 3 cats.

I've resumed exercising tough I am very far from fit. I just need support to stay focused in all aspects of my life on blood sugar control.

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Hi, my name is Vickey. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes several years ago and was doing pretty good with controlling my sugars until this year. After the holidays my sugar started tumbling out of control. At first I thought it was because I had not followed my diet well through the holidays but even when I tightened up my sugars still tumbled upwards. My doctor tried changing and adding medications and either I would have a reaction to the ones that seemed to add control or they wouldn't work. He finally referred me to an Endocrinologist and even with another new med and tight diet control I'm still struggling although my sugars are finally slowly heading in the right direction. I'm 59, married to the love of my life for 38 years, and I'm a mother and grandmother. I want to get healthier so I can be around a long time to enjoy my family. In addition to diabetes I also have degenerative joint disease, Fibromyalgia, and Arthritis. Although I work full time I do have difficulty getting around. I know exercise is important but it can also be very challenging and painful. I'm still learning a lot about Diabetes and I'm hoping this Team will be the right fit for me. Thank you for having me

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Hi I am Kelly! I officially was diagnosed with Type 2 in January of 2016. I have been resisting doing what I need to do, for the most part. I know what is necessary but I am just having a hard time committing. Although I want to do it. I want to live a healthy lifestyle for myself as well as for my family and not continue to be obese and not able to move and chained to several daily medications. This looks like a great group. I am excited to become a part of it!

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Hi, I'm Stormy. I have had type 2 diabetes since 2011, but known I was high risk due to PCOS since 1996. I had gestational diabetes with both my pregnancies. So, I know what I'm supposed to be doing, but I get burned out. I haven't had any side effects yet, but my sugars aren't rebounding from my latest round of "I don't want to take my medicine" like it has in the past. Trying to do this differently and see if I can make some lasting changes...

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James just how do you determine what is good for you? I say within the carb counter that spark gives you but my sugars still fluctuate. I'm looking for consistency.

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Just to make eating too many carbs more difficult, I rate foods by what percentage of their weight is carbs.

If something is say 2% carbs, then you have to eat a whole lot of it before you get any significant amount of carbs. Like bacon, pretty much 0%, and eggs about 1%.

My cutoff is 6%. My blood sugar is good if I eat about 50 grams of carbs a day, or less.

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Hi my name is Betty and I'm a Type 2 Diabetic for over 5 years now. My sugars fluctuate constantly and I'm here to get ideas on how to be more consistent with my numbers. My A1C is 7 which is good for me. I've dropped .4 points in 3 months. What I really like about this site is the carb counter. I never realized how many carbs there were in everything, including your fruits and vegetables. I mean I knew, but until I constantly saw them in black and white, I never realized just how much I was consuming. I'm looking forward to exploring this group to help me understand further what I need to do to control my sugars. I need all the help I can get.

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Hello to new members!! yes your lifestyles change when you just "find out" about your pre diabetics/diabetes words come out of your Doctor mouth. but you CAN DO IT and be around for more fun in life!!! Hope all is well with everyone..

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Hello group. My name is stephaney. I am technically "prediabetic" based on a1c of 6.4. Haven't tested since May. Just started testing again yesterday. 2 hr pp was 189 :/ hoping to learn to eat healthy and get rid of potatos and carbs.

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Hi everyone!
I had been pre-diabetic for most of my late teens to mid-late twenties. Now in my thirties I am officially a type 2 diabetic. I thought I could get away with not tracking anything then my a1C crept up to 10. I've been trying to get my eating under control bc I do exercise 4-5 days a week. But I don't see much improvement in my sugars. I'm excited to be a part of this community.

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I've been Type 2 since 2013, I thought I've been doing pretty good keeping my BS under control, I go to my Dr at the end of the month for my A1c check up and I have a feeling it's going to be higher this time, I've gained a few pounds since my last visit and can't seem to lose them.



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Hi my name is Donna. I have had Type 2 Diabetes for 12 years. I appreciate being a part of this group. I hope that you can help me be accountable for what I do.

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I'm new the group and can relate to all of the messages. I'm 5 years in and really have been in denial, I think up until recently. I try notnot look back with regrets (although I really wish I would have made these changes years ago...ok, done...now forward ) This site and this group are a powerhouse of information and support. Thanks to everyone of you for taking time to share and work toward improved health.

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Thanks so much for the warm welcome! Yes, that result was from two hour after eating. I've been checking before I eat and two hours after the first bite. I seem to be better able to handle carbs for lunch or dinner, but only a small portion of carbs for breakfast. I think it's because my morning (fasting) levels run higher than my levels later in the day. For example, my morning numbers may be 110 to 120, so it doesn't take many carbs to push me over 140 with my breakfast. But my pre-lunch and pre-dinner numbers are lower, between 85 and 105, so I can handle more carbs then.

I hope that makes sense. I'm having trouble finding guidelines about how many grams of carbs to have with a meal, but I'm learning from my testing results. My understanding is that as long as the two-hour post-prandial number is under 140, the meal was okay. Correct?

Thanks again!

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Hi, Rosemary. BS shortly after meals can be quite high, particularly depending on the size of the meal and amount of carbs. That's true even for the non-diabetic. My doctor has me check 2 hours after eating ( Postprandial) and has given me a range she wants me to be in. Ask your doctor what he / she wants your goal to be for fasting glucose and postprandial tests and how soon you should check after meals. That will give you a clear idea of your target and avoid the anxiety of not knowing if you're where you should be.

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emoticon 4ROSEMARY, how soon after breakfast do you test?? I've also learned that BS after a meal can go up to as high as 185, my numbers are far from perfect and I guess I'll see next month when I go back for my 6 mo. check-up.we're here for you



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Hello Team!

I joined this team because I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. My fasting glucose has been pre-diabetic for years, but the last one was 147. My latest hemoglobin A1c was 7.1. So, now I'm "officially" diabetic.

Just this morning I used my glucose meter for the first time. I thought I was doing pretty good with a fasting glucose of 112. I had breakfast, which had 32 grams of carbs, and my post-breakfast number was 157! I guess 32 grams of carbs is too much for me. My plan is to test before and after meals and try to figure out what meals are good and what I have to change. Lots to learn!

I'm currently on metformin 1,000 mg with breakfast and 1,000 mg with dinner.

I look forward to meeting new friends, sharing helpful tips, and learning what I can to stay healthy. Nice to be here, and good luck to everyone on the team!
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Hey Barbara,
I wanted to tell you your not alone in your struggle. My hubby is unsupportive too. I'd been telling him for months something was wrong with me and I needed to see a doctor. I had tingling in my feet and hands that wouldn't go away. I knew the signs. All four of my grandparents, and several uncles and aunts had full blown diabetes. He just said, "You're the healthiest person I know. There's nothing wrong with you." Well then he took out a life insurance policy on me and when they called and rejected me because of my A1C which is 6.8. THAT's when he decided I need to see a doctor. I'll go on Friday. My blood sugar fasting was 100. He has done nothing to help me control it. He believes in 'magic pills' and not diet and exercise. (He likes me big)
Don't get discouraged. That's what is good about this website, there are others here that know your struggles. My kids and my sister-in-law are my biggest support system. They encourage me, and my oldest son he got me a gym membership, and my youngest daughter pushes me and leads by example. If I didn't have them and the help from here I'd be lost. So don't give up.

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also ask about seeing one who is trained in Nutrition for Diabetes, they do help with menus and meal planning.My Dr. sounds like yours, handed me a Blood testing kit and I had to figure it out myself.



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Hello. My name is zoewmu and I'm from Michigan. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 3 weeks ago. My doctor handed me a prescription for metformin and told me to come back in 3 months. I'm researching and learning that I need to be following a diet (seems like low carb is the way to go?) and monitoring my blood sugar? I'm going to make an appointment with an endocrinologist who might be able to give me more guidance. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello everyone,
My name is Barbara and I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes on May 13, 2010, at the beginning I was able to control it with medication, exercise and diet. When I lost 95 lbs in 6 months using Sparkpeople the doctor said something that changed my life "you beat diabetes". At that point cue the go back to what you were doing. Well 2 years ago I ended up in the ER with a blood sugar level of 460. I was out of control. Since then I have found a doctor and have been put back on medications but I am still in control. My sugars bounce around between 200-270 fasting. I am tired of being like this, it has prevented me from having knee replacements that are needed because the fear of throwing a clot, infection and so forth from my doctor, who I truly appreciate because he is honest with me and not only looking for a payday. Where I am getting at is other than my 16yo son that is at home with me I have no support from anyone with my diabetes. My husband does not see an issue and believes if I stay on insulin it will work itself out. I am in need of people that encourage me and motivate me who understand what I am going thru.

Today marks the day that I have come back to sparkpeople and am making a difference for myself and my health.

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Hi everyone! My name is Shellie and I've hav Type 2 Diabetes (diagnosed 1 year ago). I still struggle with consistency with diet, exercise and checking my blood sugars, but have recently gotten back on track. emoticon

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emoticon I'm Elayne and I'm 67 years young. I was diagnosed 1 yr. ago in June with Type 2. I am not on any medication. These past two months I haven't been eating well..choosing to have ice cream and snack size candy bars. Because my blood sugars have been good almost every day, I was fooling myself. I get my A1C checked on June 26 and see my Dr. on June 4. My last A1C was 6.1, but I expect it to be high again. I need help tp stay on track. Glad to be here. emoticon

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same here, I lost a lb only to gain it back again



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I am @ a standstill as of today ugh.

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emoticon Bobbi on the weight loss, I can't seem to lose more than 3 lbs at a time only to gain it back again, I'm trying different things but can't seem to find the right one.



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