HOUNDLOVER1   15,524
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Health and Fitness for Life

There are hundreds of different methods to lose weight and many of them work - for a while.
My goal is to be able to live, think, eat and exercise like an athlete, someone who is physically, mentally and emotionally capable of moving closer to their dreams every day.
There are hundreds of different methods to lose weight and many of them work - for a while.
My goal is to be able to live, think, eat and exercise like an athlete, someone who is physically, mentally and emotionally capable of moving closer to their dreams every day.

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HOUNDLOVER1 now has normal blood sugar levels
set 3 days ago



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Member Since: 2/7/2011

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My Goals:
Really living my life!
That means staying open-minded to new ideas, new activities and new blessings.

My Program:
My program changes every day. It depends on the weather, how much time I have and what interests me at the moment. I love riding, running with my dogs, swimming, ice skating, rollerblading, hiking, yoga, ballet. But there are always new things to explore.

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Never giving up too early is important. We build our future on our mistakes of the past.

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4/10/2014 4:52:23 PM

I am finding Dr. Bernstein's book very interesting. He has explanations on the " dawn phenomenon ", exercise, and the Chinese restaurant effect, and how even low carb foods can spike blood sugars, confusing diabetics. Plus the idea of delayed stomach emptying to explain why you get a low blood sugar after a particular meal, and then much later it spikes AFTER you return to eating healthy.

I also have to agree with your idea of several posts back.. we should make a HgbA1c test part of our annual physical. It seems so simple, you wonder why it isn't automatically done.

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4/10/2014 4:18:03 PM

Oh boy, I'm glad I made the comment. Are you serious that I can get A1C for $10? I didn't know that. LOL. If that's the case, I'll get one done now. emoticon

OMG, You're right. I just did a search. I'm heading out to Wally this afternoon. Thanks.

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4/9/2014 5:59:12 PM

I am so glad that you've found a special treat that doesn't mess your sugars up! Erythritol, mannitol, xylitol . . . all the sugar alcohols are unkind to my metabolism. Oh well. I am satisfied with my once-in-awhile dark chocolate treat.

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4/9/2014 4:12:00 PM

LOL @ First world problems.

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4/9/2014 9:45:05 AM

Decided to try following the Bernstein plan, and see if I can drop A1C down below 4.6. I have 20 weeks + the next 6 days till I get it tested again. That gives me 6 days to find out what vegetables I can eat, and then 20 weeks to drop it. I am doing 3 days a week of exercise now, so hoping that helps some too, although i was already doing 45-60 mins of cardio a day. I know cardio lowers blood sugars, but not sure if weight training does. Right now, I am just doing 7 sets on each of the 3 days, and taking my time in between sets.

Following your blood sugar trials makes me want to see if I can replicate his results.I have some limitations due to being on Coumadin ( limited greens ), but also have the benefit of not being on any meds, so it's kind of a wash between pluses, and minuses. It does seem like his " acceptable " list cut out everything I eat..lol, and is heavy in greens, but I am probably going to be getting a lot of fresh veggies, like zucchini, and scallions, and less canned vegetables, and no tomatoes, peas, or onions, which are the base of my current diet. I can still have fresh mushrooms, and canned green beans ( sorry ), but thinking a stir fry with some broccoli, and zucchini might be okay. Studying things like okra, and artichokes to see if I can choke them down..lol. When i started low carb, I felt it was OK because I replaced corn and potatoes with tomatoes, onion, and mushroom, but I still lack variety, and if I don't expand, it will be green beans, and mushrooms for the full 20 weeks, so I now am going to have to start eating veggies I had no idea existed 5 years ago.

Hope you are having a nice, stable blood sugar day. Today i have a 45 min walk, and then legs @ the gym. Then my goal is to finish the Bernstein book, and catch up with my DVR. I find that with all the exercise, I am getting to bed by 11:30 p.m., and falling behind on T.V.

Have you read about Bernstein, because he also tested 8X a day, and i am wondering if you borrowed that idea from him, or just came to the same idea on your own. I used to test 4 times a day, so it took me a little longer to work through which foods were good/bad. I was on Medicaid, and working part time, so I couldn't get extra test strips. However I don't hear anyone else ( diabetics ), even talking much about using those numbers, or testing more than twice a day, as if it is a chore, and those numbers are for the doctor, and not information to base you diet on.

I doubt that Bernstein, you, and I are the only ones who have done this, but it seems rare. Diabetics seem to have just accepted that they are on an unchangeable path, and this is being reinforced by doctors. I think it is sad.

Thought I missed half the Reversing Diabetes Summit, but the e-mail today let me know it is a month away..lol. I tried connecting, and it wouldn't, so I thought the link was messed up. That gives me a month to read some of the authors. I do wonder why Bernstein isn't there, since his blood sugars are lower than anyone else I have read. I though 6.0 was incredible, but 4.2? There is no one else who say that is even possible, yet he says he can make it happen. Seems like he should be the prime speaker at an event like this. Still, i have at leat 9 people I want to hear, including Sisson, Moore, and Kresser, as well as the people talking about diabetes without drugs. I think getting off the drugs should be the first goal. Most people don't think it is even possible. I think it very possible for Type 2 diabetics,

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