Don't worry about
weight loss slow-downs -- this is normal. It takes a while for your body to adjust to new ways of eating. In my case, I lost 10 pounds in the first month, then nothing for 3 weeks, then 30 pounds in the third month! For a while I leveled off at about
a 40 pound loss (which is great) but for no apparent reason, I lost another 9 pounds in just this past month (there was some considerable stress involved so that may have been a factor). I'm still trying to figure out what normal is ;-)
Have you noticed the positive side effects yet? If not, you will. Again in my case, I no longer have indigestion, gas, bloating -- I think all because of the carb cutting. When I cheat (we all do occasionally), all this returns. Good motivation to get back on the wagon.
As to 'good PP readings'; I'm no expert (I've only been at this about
15 months) but I go by my doc's advice. He told me I should aim for around 6.0 (Canadian scale ... 108 U.S.) so you're not that far off. He also told me that when I get readings over 7.0 (126 U.S.), I'm damaging something. Again, you're in the ballpark
Personally, when I get 4.7's (84) or 5.2's (93) , I feel like I'm Superman
Anything below 4.7 makes me feel awful ... too low for me. You have to determine your own best range.
Like you, my morning readings are always the worst so that's where I have to pay the most attention. These days, I tend to overeat before bedtime (nuts & cheese mostly) to give my body something to work on overnight. My morning readings are still higher than I'd like but within reason.
Have you had an Hba1c test yet? If not, ask your doc if you could have one. As I understand it, its a 3 month average of how much glucose is floating around in your body at any given time and a good indicator of your progress.
Keep at it
Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes
~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July 2008 ~ Dropped 49 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice ~
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on headI used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right