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Mr Studio City

Started Aug 13 and ready to go!!!!!!

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Hi everyone. I'm a Type 2 just started the Whole 30 yesterday.

This morning wake up glucose reading 5.5 after following and completing Day 1. Yesterday after each meal ...2 hours afterwards readings were about 6.1 (these are Canadian Glucose readings) 5.5 =100 and 6.1 =110

I've been watching my diet with Weight Watchers with success in being aware what I was eating by logging on the computer journal site.

The actual weight loss was not as successful as I wanted because 1 of the side effects was taking medications to help my Diabetes made you also gain weight so that was a battle.

Going forward a new medication was introduced 6 months ago along with what I was already taking and the glucose readings began to drop.

From my last A1c reading (Canadian numbers) was something like 8.6 whereas since the introduction of that new medication 3 months later and watching what I was eating my new A1c is 6.2 which is pre diabetic numbers which is lower than my first numbers when first diagnosed 16 years ago.

My weight has dropped but goes up and down by a few pounds so by starting this program with my doctor's blessing

I know I will get off the meds and end up a controlled Diabetic.

IMPORTANT Information YOU NEED TO KNOW: monitor your sugar more than just once a day...I know the strips are about a dollar a piece but you have to be aware or you can fall Hypo before you know it

My background in Diabetes is I had a very large Diabetic Support Group of over 450 members as president, trained by a Diabetic nurse to be able to host multi-ethnic multi-cultural support groups. Also I was a director on the board equivalent of the American Diabetic Association in Quebec (Canada) and affiliated with top specialist in the city.

So with all that why am I here......to be in a positive site with other positive people and to succeed for myself and share the success with others and to encourage them

I wish everyone well going forward and if I can reach out to anyone within my capacity I will be more than happy to assist

Farley

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My approach is completely different than yours.  I am a good student.  :D  I followed Tom, Dallas and Melissa's posts on this forum and blog.  They don't know me but I followed every single piece of wisdom about blood sugar to a Texas Tee.

 

I know a tad about branded dieting and the WW.   Many of my relatives are Legacy Lifer members.  Most of them have come close a time or two to their goal and bounced off of it with a glancing blow.  Some have been at it for decades and I do find that ironic.  :lol: 

 

I came here in tough shape.  T2 and 80 over the load limit.  I decided I didn't want to go out like that so I embraced the Whole 30 with everything within my being.   When Tom Denham said going slow was the way to go...I said alright,  I'll do that, too.

 

So I'm still moving at a slow pace but I haven't rebounded with a single pound.  It took me 15 months but I no longer have T2.   I can't advise anyone because I don't have a medical license.  I can encourage them as a Whole 30 Alumni member.

 

I worked with my doctor.  At some point, I stopped being a meter reader.  I quit Cold Turkey...reading meters and testing...with my doctor's approval.  My overall health had improved so much since the beginning. As I edged down slowly...those meds went away, too.  I had a plan and it was going to work come heck or high water.   Being 80 over my load limit, it did move faster in the beginning.  I did not cut portions one single day. I started swimming and hiking a high mountain ridge.   At the rate of 4 lbs per month...I'm in a much better place today.   That T2 is gone.  It took me longer than 30 days but it has been so worth it.  No more meds.

 

I now believe T2 can be reversed.  T1 is another challenge that other members can share with you. 

 

I hope you find everything you're looking for.   I did.

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Going forward 6 months ago I decided to do the right thing by changing my eating habits. 6 months ago my A1c was around 150. 3 months later 100 as of middle of July so losing 50 points was a major turnaround in 3 months becoming Pre-Diabetic.

Because I'm still on oral meds and not insulin, I am reducing my meds while in communication and constantly checking my

glucose as I was told by my doctor to monitor it vs falling into a low like in the 70's.

Since my next actual visit to my Endocrinologist is not until Jan/2016 I am communicating my data to his staff so they are assisting me that way.

This is Day 4 and I don't feel deprived and will advise the docs office to request a reduction of another med.

Tomorrow I start my gym program where I do 1 hour bicycle cardio and 1 hour free weights and machines since having undergone

3 major back surgeries because a young female student was too busy texting vs concentrating on driving ( unfortunately now I have limitations but making the best out of lemon situation....at least I can walk on my own)

So again I think and I feel that for myself I'm in the right direction and getting there 1 day at a time. Each person is different and each

has there own positives and negatives to deal with whether they are fortunate to reverse their Diabetes or deal with any of

the multiple side effects thrown your way.....neuropathy, retinopathy, renal, heart....etc etc etc

I appreciate the comments of your accomplishments and wish you continued success and success following this Whole 30. On a POSITIVE note, 2 meds are currently discontinued and expect to be where I was 8 years ago ...completely OFF ALL MEDS

If I can share one thing that I learned when I was trained as a support group leader is that if you can do 30 minutes of exercise a day any form of exercise ....you can break it up into 3 times 10 or whatever you want and lose if you can 7% of your weight.....you will see a change in your diabetes ( Information shared to me from a professional, not from me)

On another POSITIVE NOTE I am happy to be on this site to share and encourage other Whole 30 participants with their success stories and accomplishments in only POSITIVE POSTINGS

Farley

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Thanks for the info Meadow....glad things are working out for you....way to go

Seafarer hope the exercise info comes into play....you'll just feel better and end up seeing the results

quicker

Day 5 doing GREAT.... Doctor confirmed reduction of 1 of my meds.

This Whole 30 is easy so far as personally I feel like I am not missing anything. Portions sustain me till next meal by which time I am ready for it.

Still monitor my Glucose only because I'm still on orals and 1 of them is strong and has made an improved

difference since 6 months ago. Pulled 2 readings yesterday in the 70's.

This Thursday will be starting 2nd week ....time goes by quick CAN YOU BELEIVE IT!!!!!!

Hope everyone out there who reads my post is having a GREAT DAY

Farley

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Day 6 feeling great woke up with a 5.2 Canadian reading 100 American even with having a couple slices of ham and some Macadamia Nuts an hour before going to sleep.

Meals are in my opinion a good size .....my wife gives me more protein on my plate because I'm not a short... small person.

Being 6' 7" and the size of a football player....the appetite comes with the territory.

I can feel the changes in my clothes (floating) so that part is obvious....looking forward to the next 24 days.

Hope everyone has a great day

Farley

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^ Just check your ham for added sugars - it's almost impossible to find one that's compliant....!!

Also, your portions should be in proportion to the size of your palm - the length, width & depth of it - with the recommendation being for 1-2 palm sized pieces of protein per meal, more if you need it to stay satiated for 4-5hrs.

Keep up the good work  :)

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Thanks JMCBN......I know better....I check my list of have's and have not's and I really read thoroughly the ingredients.....any CHEMS or sign of SUGAR......FORGET ABOUT IT like they say in NEW YORK but with the accent......LOL

take care

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Good morning everybody....hope everyone is doing well today. Hello to Day 7 for my wife and I.

Feeling great...made a big breakfast....feel full but comfortable, drinking water and as a diabetic

woke up to a 85 reading....4.8 Canadian......so I'm in good shape.

It is steaming hot today as we experience this HEAT WAVE till next Monday....with the moist humidity not dry like California

it should hit 100......AAAAAAH AIR CONDITIONERS.

Hope everyone has a great day....stay healthy....eat well.....have fun

Farley

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Day 9 going well feel good....my glucose readings are great gonna need to buy new jeans soon.....pants getting too big and my watch wrist band is getting loose.

No cravings....drinking enough water.....took an afternoon nap yesterday afternoon....must have been that grapefruit I had for lunch with my meal.....learning as we go

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missed a few days posting....finished Day 13......my diabetic numbers are great. Eating well since my wife does the lunch and supper....I prepare a hearty breakfast.....17 more days....this program works

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You are doing great! And I completely agree about the short activity sessions. I try to walk the block twice several times during the work day. If I do that three times during the day it equals 2 miles. Plus it really helps clear my head.

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end of Day 15.......half way there......again doing great no issues.....enjoy cold fresh water.......especially doing 3 hours of physical work helping out my mom clean up  while she gets some rooms painted in her apartment by the landlord.......such a good son.....time well spent.

 

sugar readings still great

 

be well everyone

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Good morning everyone.......already reached Day 21. No problems following this program. 9 more days to go.....went by very quickly just summer is almost over.

My health is great....my glucose numbers continue to maintain sometimes dipping lower close to meal time so the meal takes care of that.

 

Have to include some more activity....Hot humid weather puts you in a different mood and other things come into play interrupting your intentions but I will find a way.

 

After completing the program, I personally don't see any real reason to deviate as the old saying " if it's not broken....don't fixit" well I am enjoying the way I'm eating . I'll get that activity thing happening.....I know....faster results

 

I know I lost weight....need to replace some now bigger sized pants.....that's a good thing ( I'm sure I weigh less than when I was first diagnosed with my current doctor 8 years ago and 16 years when first actually told being type 2

 

Other than that I hope my friends are doing well and the days being on this program are finding you in a good place.

 

be well

Farley

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This time next week and Whole 30 .....the 1st 30 days will be complete then we see what can be reintroduced....I don't look forward to that as I personally enjoy my regime the way it is,

 

My sugar reading continue to be great.......need a new belt.....with a full schedule for this month I anticipate a bigger weight loss.

 

Have a great long weekend

 

Farley

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This is day 30.....soon going to have a great breakfast, my sugar again was a great reading. Doing things to keep busy, shared my info with my medical contacts and will hear any recommendations going forward med wise or anything else.

 

Was an easy program to follow and to stick to. Can and most likely will continue eating this way......if it's not broken....don't fix it.

 

stay healthy everyone

 

Farley

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