Try the Diet ( & a bit 'o bragging too )

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   Posted 1/14/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Had my '6 months since diagnosis' meeting with my Doc today ...

~ my random fasting number was 4.7 ... down from 16.0 before starting the diet / 10.1 two weeks after in July '08
~ my A1C came out to .05

These are Canadian numbers so I'm not sure what they equate to in other parts of the world but nonetheless, Doc told me that anything below 6 is normal in both cases :-)

In fact, he said, "If I showed these numbers to another doctor, he would say 'That guy's normal.' Chris, I'm going to put you in my Hall of Fame!"

Heh, heh heh ... "Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the latest addition to the Hall of Fame ... PROMINENT CLAVICLE!" (old joke ... read old posts)

All kidding aside, I owe this latest bit of success to, Lanie, Jeannie, Kris and everybody else on this forum who shared their personal feelings and advice. As has been said many times around here, this disease is personal. I took it 'personal' and made it my business to do something about it. It worked (so far ... knock on wood ... scratch a cat ... whutever). I'm down 34 pounds since July '08 and I hardly feel like I've been working at it (I'll report back in a couple of years and the story may be different but the way I feel right now, I highly doubt it). The weight loss is amazing for the first couple of months and somewhat disconcerting ( 'disappearing bum' ... again, read old posts ;-) and tends to slow down after a while but I think the trick is to STICK WITH THE PROGRAM! After a few 'daily weighing plateaus' (no loss ... a bit of a gain), I was a bit discouraged but I STUCK WITH THE PROGRAM! and the weight is s l o w l y starting to go away again. I think this is because your body is not stupid ... or rather, it it smart. Too much of a good or a bad thing will naturally be reined in if you are essentially doing the right things.

The key (for me) has been the 'Eat Nothing White Except Cauliflower, Cottage Cheese (not much) and Ice Cream. (OK, I was kidding about the 'Ice Cream' part ... sue me! ;-) ... but as I told Doc this morning, once I started thinking selfishly, I had no problem keeping to the plan. As a matter of fact, I eat MORE now than I ever did ... just DIFFERENTLY.

Editor's note: An interesting (annoying ???) side-effect of eating properly is RUNNING-OFF-AT-THE-MOUTH-EDNESS, otherwise known as 'excessive verbal displays in public forums' ;-)

Gotta go ... 'Da Barracuda' (pet name for wife) says its time for supper. Ummmmm ... Baked Broccoli with Sand Sauce!!! Yummy!!!

(actually, its Pepperoni Pizza but with my current mindset & Da Barracuda's cooking style, that's what it tastes like to me ;-)

Yuh gotta have a sense of humour! Sure, people look at yuh funny ... but at least yuh look happy!

Editor's note to Jeannie: "Time to make lemonade!" ... if you catch my drift? (' ..., world hands you lemons ...," ... you know what I mean :-)

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   Posted 1/14/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
You make me laugh so much!!! And your success is amazing. KOKO! (Keep on keepin' on!)
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Lanie G
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   Posted Yesterday 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah, a poster child!  I love it.  Isn't it great when something in life actually works?  And that we can control it?  As for your 'no bum' - well, I've read that using the elliptical trainer backwards helps develop those muscles.  Or, you could walk up hills backward.  Try it and let us know.   
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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   Posted Yesterday 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   

You are a cornucopia of awesomeness!!! An A1C of 5% is fantastic! You're my hero! (Love the attitude :-)

- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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   Posted 1/17/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the kudos :-) I would have said so earlier but I got busy. Some pelican told me a while ago that 'life slows down' as you get older. That particular pelican LIED!

Kris: I was happy about the random fasting number but don't quite yet understand how the A1C works. Guess I'll have to do more reading/Googling.

Lanie: ... but if I used the elliptical trainer backwards, wouldn't that make me eccentric?!? OOPS! Too late ;-)

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