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9/27/13 4:54 P

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You can do this Lorraine! I started at 426 and I lost the weight and lowered my blood sugar by eating low carb and exercising every day!

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9/27/13 3:16 P

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Thanks for the invite. I notice Wildkat is 349. That is a number I dream of reaching. I was 350 for soooo many years, 2000 to 2011. Congratulations on cracking 350! I didn't take my condition seriously enough. Started being much better about taking meds a couple of months ago. Combining it with a positive change in what I consume and my numbers are better than they ever were. The low glycemic foods helped when I tried for a week or two years ago. They really do help cut down on how much you feel hungry since you feel satisfied longer. emoticon

Lorraine An attitude of gratitude makes all the difference. According to aerodynamic laws, the bumblebee cannot fly. Its body weight is not the right proportion to its wingspan. Ignoring these laws, the bee flies anyway.


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9/27/13 11:06 A

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Hi Dotti
I'm so glad you are here

It sounds like you are doing all the right things, sometimes our bodies just betray us. I had an Uncle who was "skinny" and ate all the right things - had the worst sugar in the family. So sometimes it just happens...all you can do in a case like that is to do your best to control how bad it gets.

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9/26/13 2:26 P

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I received your invitation to join this team. Thank you. I am not actually a diabetic yet, I am prediabetic, but my dh is a type 2 diabetic, so I am already living the life, and trying to keep from becoming diabetic. I have been educating myself to eat right, exercise and lose weight and trying to have my dh do the same. He eats what I cook so that is working well, but he isn't exercising or losing much weight. In several years time I have lost over 60 lbs. and yet with eating right, losing weight and exercising, I have become prediabetic. I find that very strange because at the same time my dhs doctors are very impressed with his good maintenance of his diabetes. How can this be?

I am already doing several weight loss challenges, but if you start one, I will join.

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9/26/13 12:51 P

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for anyone who did not see the new thread - the challenge is here

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9/25/13 9:22 P

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That's even better! Thanks . . . you know how short our attention spans get as we get older!! emoticon

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9/25/13 7:40 P

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I'll start a 5% challenge to the end of the year, instead of 10 for six months (6 months might be a little long for a challenge

I will put up the new challenge in a few minutes - thanks for suggestion

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9/25/13 1:26 P

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What would you think about resurrecting the 10% challenge thread, where you put you starting weight, current weight, and goal weight--each week, it looked like they did before. Or something along those lines--for a doable weight challenge?

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9/14/13 2:45 P

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I've never studied up on the low glycemic diet. I'm not good at keeping up with anything that gets complicated. I am lucky in that what I am doing is working for me. My doctor is the one who recommended it specifically for my diabetes and the side effect was that I started loosing weight. Once I added exercise to the mix I started losing a LOT of weight and my numbers just keep dropping.

I would not presume to tell you what "diet" to follow. However I do suggest if your a1c is going up that you do CHANGE the way you are eating. experiment a little and see what works best for you personally. Everyone is a little different so different diets work for different people

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A nutritionist suggest 60 carbs per meal, and 2 snacks if needed. I find myself always getting under those thresholds yet wonder why my A!C went from 6.2 to 6.9 within about a year. I can change my settings, but was wondering not just low carb, but exclusively following the low gylcemic numbers of less than 55 points per food item suggested. Somedays those low carb days make me feel really blah.

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9/14/13 11:41 A

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George, I firmly believe in low carb. I have lowered my sugar into the 90's most days - sometimes as high as 110 but still below 120, my A!C dropped from 8.9 to 5.8.

I have lost 72 pounds this year from low carb

I also exercise about an hour and half a day

As much as I love Spark People - I believe that they get the diabetic part of it wrong. I do not have my nutrition counter programmed for Diabetes because it sets my carb count too high. I stay below 50 carbs a day.

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Exercise, diet, and medication is so important. I have programmed my nutrition counter for diabetes, and am very watchful of my carb counts daily.
My question is personal diet. Some people have suggested low carb and others have suggested becoming a vegetarian. Does anyone here really adhere to the low glycemic index? And if by doing so, have you improved your diabetic A1C numbers, lost weight, or improved your general health?

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9/14/13 10:36 A

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In conjunction with the email message I sent. I have started this thread for any ideas you may have to revitalize the team. Your input is valued.

Please feel free to post any and all ideas you have.

Edited by: WILDKAT781 at: 9/14/2013 (11:13)
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