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4/15/20 11:29 A

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It's always nice to see new members on the team. If you have any questions we can answer come on over to the main chat thread and join the discussion.

Bev Anne
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"Everything will be alright in the end and if it's not alright then it's not the end" -- Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.



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4/15/20 6:18 A

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Good morning team,
I am Annie and I am from North Carolina. I joined the team to help me get refocused on the Keto lifestyle and hopefully get my blood sugars back down to normal again. I've been doing Keto since May 2019. I initially lost 30 pounds in about 6 weeks. In recent weeks with the pandemic, working remotely and being less active the scale and my blood sugars have started to creep back up. I have a number of health problems (won't go into all the details), other than Type II diabetes, which are complications of being diabetic and years of poor eating habits. I am happily married, I have 6 adult children and 4 grandchildren,,

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4/12/20 12:26 P

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Welcome, if you have any questions come on over to the chat thread and ask away.

Bev Anne
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"Everything will be alright in the end and if it's not alright then it's not the end" -- Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.



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4/12/20 11:57 A

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Hi,
I think I had joined this team before....I went 3 months strict counting and only lost 6 lbs.
I gave up. I need to make sure I am doing this correctly.
I am 72 years old and no real health issue except too much fat on me. I need to lose to
be of some good to myself and everyone else.
I am starting today reading up on all the good advice here.
Thank you for being here.


Chalotty

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we will serve the Lord Joshua 24:15



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1/28/20 2:41 P

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Welcome, welcome, welcome!

I did the same -- dumped a lot of weight (low carb, then Keto, the latter for longer) with a scant 10-15 to go. Moved back to my home country and ate my way through months and monrhs,and months of transition and loneliness, gaining back half my loss.

But we're back on. I know we can do it!
Great group here, and lots of information and support!

Debb
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1/28/20 2:22 P

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Welcome to the team -- there are many ways to do keto and we have to find what works for us as individuals. You can be in ketosis and eat anything from vegan to strict carnivore depending on what works for you. Keto is closely related to the Paleo diet -- it's a lower carb version and allows dairy if you can tolerate it.

Keto was originally a treatment for seizures before there were meds to control them but meds kind of took over -- I would think that diet is a safer treatment if it works -- I have heard that it depends on the kind of seizures.

Feel free to ask any questions you think of.

Bev Anne
Okotoks, AB
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"Everything will be alright in the end and if it's not alright then it's not the end" -- Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.



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1/28/20 1:50 P

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Hi! I'm new, and I guess I'm new to doing Keto right! I found your team from another link and checked out the description of the book on Amazon, it sounded like just what I needed, so I bought it and the cookbook that goes with it (though only about half of it is a cookbook, lol).

I'm a gastric bypass patient, so I do have to eat a few more grams of protein than you normally would because I don't absorb all of what I eat, so in order to get what I need I have to eat a little extra. But I spoke with my dietitian and she said I could do Keto as long as I continued to do one protein shake a day. So one meal will be a specific type of protein shake, the other two meals and one possible snack (though according to the book I won't need a snack) will be Keto.

I lost 100 pounds doing my 'mostly keto' diet from before where I was just kinda going off of pinterest and free on Amazon books that contradicted each other. I gained 20 of that back when a family member passed away last year and I've been struggling not to gain more back since my doctor told me he wanted me on Paleo. Finally talked to Dietitian and am okayed for Keto. Whew! Again, with my one shake a day for protein. This time I want to do it right. I can see from the little I read from the books, which I just bought like 20 minutes ago, how much I've been doing wrong. But I'm looking forward to learning and starting to doing it right.

I found on the wiki site that Keto can help kids that have seizures uncontrolled by meds, and I have a friend whose kid, well teen, is that way. I suggested she talk to the doctor about this diet and sent her the link and offered to buy her the book if she ends up going on it.

Anyway, I have nearly 60-70 more pounds to lose (I'm short, 5'1) before I will be at a point where I start deciding what weight my body feels happy at, I'm at 188 and I want to be around 120-130. Then DH has promised to get skin surgery for me, because I will have a lot of extra skin (I started at 270).



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"Fear doesn't have to control you. It is okay to be afraid, but it is not okay not to try" - Ruth Soukup


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