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KATIESMOM8 Posts: 226
1/5/10 8:07 P

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That nutritionist was nuts. What a self important nasty to throw your whole plan out! Better to listen to the doctors. Where I work the docs say no one really *needs* carbs, just the same fiber & vitamins that you get in healthy fruits and veggies.

One big tip I've gotten where I work is milled flaxseed. It's much much healthier than whole grains because it has even more fiber and vitamins than whole grains BUT has no digetible carbs.

My last thought for you is, don't let yourself be intimidated by anyone. As you can see I've been doing homework on this, and I hope it helps.

Take care,
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1/5/10 7:28 P

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Just a comment on the low carb in the previous post.
A few years ago I went low carb, eating very little whites such as potatoes, rice, even bread (I don't like whole grain so rather than have white, I had none.) I WAS eating veggies, fruit and protein.

My endo at the time thought that was good and that was the way I should go. However, when I had an appt with the nutritionalist at the hospt, they were appalled and told me I HAD to have whole grains. Basically she threw my whole mealplan out the window, but didn't really give me anything to replace it with. No directions, or anything that I could follow.

For the past couple of years, I have felt rudderless because I can't find my old manual that had the old exchanges. I understood that and never had any problems following that.

Fast forward a couple of years. New city, new doc and new nutritionalist. I have an appt later this month, so we shall she what she has to say.

Edited by: LITTLEWIND53 at: 1/5/2010 (19:30)
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KATIESMOM8 Posts: 226
1/5/10 12:50 P

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It was really inspiring to read your story. You've done so well, congratulations! One thing you said caught my eye, that you're eating less whole grains? Me too. My doctor said they're just carbs after all, & that you can get the same fiber & vitamins by eating fruits & veggies. I think that's what is making it easier for me this time. I can't believe I'm still at it, and of course still always fear I'll fall off the wagon like I've done so many times. But your story gives me hope about me. Thanks again for telling it.
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KATIESMOM8 Posts: 226
1/5/10 12:47 P

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It was really inspiring to read your story. You've done so well, congratulations! One thing you said caught my eye, that you're eating less whole grains? Me too. My doctor said they're just carbs after all, & that you can get the same fiber & vitamins by eating fruits & veggies. I think that's what is making it easier for me this time. I can't believe I'm still at it, and of course still always fear I'll fall off the wagon like I've done so many times. But your story gives me hope about me. Thanks again for telling it.
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1/2/10 9:24 A

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congrats to u..

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1/1/10 10:27 A

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emoticon I'm so happy for you...
And that part about being grumpy? Not just sleep deprivation but it's a SYMPTOM of HIGH BLOOD SUGAR, too! LOL

It's nice the solution to one problem can help with another one, huh. LOL

Way to go!
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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 1/1/2010 (10:27)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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1/1/10 2:24 A

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Sleep deprivation has been linked to obesity and to diabetes. It is great that you have been able to concur that monster. emoticon to get your sugars under control.

(I am still having trouble with getting restful sleep so my doc has ordered a sleep study.)

emoticon on your weight loss so far.


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12/29/09 10:10 P

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It can be done if you really want it badly enough and it is about making food changes,not dieting.CONGRATULATIONS! You are on your way to a healthier life.lucie641

YARNCRAZY102 Posts: 71
12/29/09 4:05 P

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Thank you all! I forgot to add that I've lost 12 pounds while doing this. I'm not dieting anymore either. I'm just eating differently. I didn't think I had lost any weight as I feel "fat". I hope you all understand what I'm talking about. My daughter made me get on the scale today. I was shocked. As the only being we have in the house that we know the true weight of, we weighed our Corgi. He weighs the same as he weighed at the vet's so I'm going to go with the 12 pound loss. Made me dance!

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12/29/09 2:52 P

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That's awesome to hear. Mine finally went down when I started walking 40-60 min a day, along with the rest. Good job!

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12/29/09 1:18 P

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It is great when I see others succeed. I hope that it continues because I am working towards that same goal.

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12/29/09 11:08 A

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emoticon I'm Very Happy to hear that continue on with your goals

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12/29/09 10:53 A

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Some time ago, I asked about reducing blood sugars because mine had been so high for over a year and I had been put on insulin. Well, I want to share with all who gave me encouragement, words of wisdom, assurance, and "just being there" that my blood sugars are now back to "normal". That means, for me at least, that I average nothing higher than 120 - if I mess up with food. I'm averaging from 100 to 115 daily. I haven't changed much of anything except I'm eating more veggies and fruit, making an honest effort to avoid grains that start up my Celiac problems, getting more "movement" in my daily life, etc. All good things. However, I think the most beneficial thing that I'm doing is SLEEPING!!!! I make every effort to get at least 6 hours, preferably 8 hours. If I wake up during the night, I relax myself and fall back to sleep a bit easier now. Since gaining more sleep, I'm not as grumpy - something my family loves, am less "hungry", binge less, have less pain, etc. -- all good things. I'm just thrilled! Again, thank you all for every word you shared with me!! It truly helped.

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