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3/4/18 11:06 A

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If you have medical issues you should be dealing directly with the team that is treating your medical issues. We might be well meaning on the boards, but we aren't medical professionals and we don't have your medical history in front of us. You might be at a place where getting your glucose in line is step one and weight will be step two once that is steady. Again, we are not a part of that process and different medical needs require different solutions for different people.

Another thing to remember is that while being active is better than not being active, it's not exactly calorie torching. If your fitbit says you walk 5+ miles a day, that's not really exercise if it's what you do as a basic part of your day. You might burn slightly more calories than someone with your same stats who walks 3+ miles a day or you might be healthier with regards to some other measurements, but it's not an end all, be all solution to your weight. The other bad habit that people tend to have when looking at steps is that they add to their calories like they were doing all those 5 miles in 30-40 minutes, which is not the same as when you space them out over eighteen hours.

6-7 lbs in 2 weeks is 3-3.5 lbs a week. It's an average loss for someone who weighs 300-400 lbs and it's pretty aggressive for anyone smaller than that. What numbers were you expecting to see if those numbers are too low for you?

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2/28/18 9:07 P

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That never occurred to me. I do eat only fresh veggies and the only fruit recommended has been fresh berries I have eaten very few nuts. I will increase my intake of dairy and healthy fats. Thanks so much.



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2/28/18 4:40 P

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If you are truly exercising that much and only eating 1000 calories a day, you are NOT eating enough. I think the minimum Spark recommends is 1200, but with that exercise regimen, you should probably be eating at least 1550-1700. Try increasing your calories by adding in healthy fats (raw nuts, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.), fresh fruits and veggies, full fat dairy, etc. and see what happens.



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2/28/18 11:55 A

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Thanks so much for the advice. I will be adding strength training every other day.



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2/28/18 11:41 A

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Losing 6 pounds in 2 weeks is pretty commendable. What's a greater accomplishment is being able to lower your fasting blood glucose by 60 points in such a small amount of time. 1000 calories a day is extremely unforgiving..you may have to revisit that. Remember your non-scale victories (NSV): lowering blood sugar, decrease in stomach bloat, clothes fitting better...what you're doing is working. Keep up the good work! My only suggestion would be: instead of 7 days of massive cardio..split with weight/strength training. Continue to walk your 5 miles/daily and, instead of the additional 30-40 minute cardio routine daily, switch to 20-30 minute strength training sessions every other day, so you have a day of recovery in between.

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I know progress is being made but the scale is just not moving down any more. I am logging in all meals and exercising. I walk 5 miles or over 13,000 steps daily and also I'm doing 30-40 minutes of cardio. I have limited myself to 41-45 grams/daily carbs, and calories average 1000/daily. Per doctor's orders: no bread, no starches, no sugar for the next couple of weeks. I haven't lost but 6-7 lbs. However, my clothes do fit better, my stomach has gone down, and the most important goal of lowering my daily glucose levels is occuring . This morning was a low of 140 fasting (down from 200). I know I'm on the right track but I just want to see more results before I return to my doctor.



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