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Re: Losing weight

Post by cedartop » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:10 am

I have been a diabetic (Type 2) for 32 years. When diagnosed, I weighed 235 lbs. I now weight 158 lbs., though before Christmas it was less :). The thing that helped me get over my weight loss stall was intermittent fasting (in addition to already eating a low-carb diet). I recommend you check out Dr. Jason Fung's videos and book on the subject. He is a Canadian Nephrologist who necessarily sees and treats a lot of diabetics. I'm not going to get in a battle about diets here, just a fellow traveler suggesting that you check out what you find and consider it.
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Re: Losing weight

Post by mts132 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:11 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:15 am
Hello all, my name is Scott and I'm a fat guy. However, I'm not as fat as I was just a couple of years ago. At my heaviest I was 335lbs. That was just over two years ago. I am now at 271lbs and I continue to loose weight, bit by bit.

I seem to have hit a plateau, though, as I am only about one pound lighter than I was last month. Same situation the month before. I was losing about 3 to 5 pounds a month before. My doctor is happy to see me losing the weight, and he says that losing it gradually, like I am, is the only way to loose it and not gain it back. But, I am getting frustrated. I want to loose it faster. I can't exercise anymore than I am, and I'm not eating too much. I am diabetic and I eat a proper diet. I don't eat fast food (anymore). If I could just get below 270lbs, I think I would continue to loose weight. It just seems that I am hovering where I am at. Anybody else dealing with This? I am 6ft 1inch, by the way. My goal is to get down to 200 lbs.
My weight loss regime began at the end of September. Started at 275 and now I'm down to about 250. My target is 200, just like you. Also just like you, I hit a plateau around 257 but got past it with 2 things: staying active and using the myfitnesspal app. The app (or any app that provides the same functionality)has been the most helpful because I can now track everything I eat and do. You should try it out because I suspect you're consuming more calories and fat than you think, which is exactly what happened to me. Let me ask you a question. Why be so frustrated when you've lost so much already? 60+ lbs off your body is a MAJOR accomplishment and you need to use that to get further. Don't let the cravings stop you, don't let people stop you, and 100% don't let the unavoidable depression that naturally goes along with being obese stop you. The last one is a killer because it's always there even when you feel good. You need to be driven and you need to know your goal. My goal is to not to die b/c that's the road I (and you) was traveling. I want to see my younger family members and friends grow old. I want to experience there lives and not to mention, I don't feel comfortable with all this weight. I never have.
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Re: Losing weight

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:38 pm

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Hi dad69.. I was breathing CM and that was what was keeping me up all night)
Wow, do you mean carbon monoxide CO? I almost died of CO poisoning once. Be damn careful with that. I don’t know if I mentioned it earlier, but the Dr. Took me off metformin and put me on Actos. I also take 16 units of glargine (aka Lantus) which is a long acting insulin, every morning. I keep going into shock when my blood sugar gets to a certain low point, so we are trying to get my A1C down ever so slowly. Same deal with the weight....slowly. I weighed myself this morning. 267.2 lbs. I see the endocrinologist again in April. I will see my primary soon.

I don’t know how else to describe what I went through yesterday, other than shock. I was ice cold, shivering and sweating profusely, and was nauseated. When my blood sugar drops to about 200, I go through this, and by the time I reach 130, it usually subsides. But I also suffer from hypoglycemia, so each day is a constant juggling act of eating, checking my blood sugar 6 to 8 times a day, and trying not to let my blood sugar get too low, or too high. I do best if I eat 6 extremely small meals a day. I am going to ask about regular insulin, as I feel I could have more control over how I feel.

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Re: Losing weight

Post by David Gutowski » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:51 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:38 pm
David Gutowski wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:15 am
Hi dad69.. I was breathing CM and that was what was keeping me up all night)
Wow, do you mean carbon monoxide CO? I almost died of CO poisoning once. Be damn careful with that. I don’t know if I mentioned it earlier, but the Dr. Took me off metformin and put me on Actos. I also take 16 units of glargine (aka Lantus) which is a long acting insulin, every morning. I keep going into shock when my blood sugar gets to a certain low point, so we are trying to get my A1C down ever so slowly. Same deal with the weight....slowly. I weighed myself this morning. 267.2 lbs. I see the endocrinologist again in April. I will see my primary soon.

I don’t know how else to describe what I went through yesterday, other than shock. I was ice cold, shivering and sweating profusely, and was nauseated. When my blood sugar drops to about 200, I go through this, and by the time I reach 130, it usually subsides. But I also suffer from hypoglycemia, so each day is a constant juggling act of eating, checking my blood sugar 6 to 8 times a day, and trying not to let my blood sugar get too low, or too high. I do best if I eat 6 extremely small meals a day. I am going to ask about regular insulin, as I feel I could have more control over how I feel.
Yes, it was CO carbon monoxide from a natural gas pool heater and never really thought about it because couldn't smell it...it did smell a little funny some times but nothing that would alarm you just kept me from going to sleep, that and the heat from the hot tub before bed... got my body too warm. But much better now, using a huge fan to redirect the fumes and swim in daylight hours.

Sorry to hear about you going into shock and it is a very serious issue. I lost a good friend from low blood sugar, at least that's what we think happened. She was sitting most of the afternoon in the sun getting a tan and drinking vodka and they found her passed out and she died...she was not that drunk but probably skipped lunch and was not drinking water and was taking her meds but doc said her blood sugar went real low and it put her in a diabetic coma and no one was around to help her. Be careful with your blood sugar...I'm on met and glipizide and keeping it under control. I have a brother in law that just gave up on oral pills and went straight to insulin shots and he is constantly checking his sugar levels...and he can't go back to the pills. Eating small meals a day I think they call it" grazing"...did you get a chance to check out Maca root it helps with blood sugar...they don't advertise it for that but it has helped me. Only need one tablespoon a day add to your smoothies and get some Vega One plant based protein powder (has no sieva) and you have to add a little sweetener, I use Pure Monk Fruit (don't need much) and vanilla and it taste great (Amazon)...smoothies are the very best and efficient way to get nutrients into the body without raising blood sugar levels...I mix it with 2% milk and sometimes I think that's all I need for the day. But steak and other foods win out and I give in.

Keep on top of it and I do know the struggle but don't want to think of the alternative. Which reminds me, I was taking melatonin to help with my sleep problem and read up on it and what they said about depression and vivid dreams is correct...you wouldn't believe the dreams...constantly getting attacked by monsters and fighting them off and the like... and depression during the day with slight crying spells...I thought I was turning into a woman with my up and down emotions and my wife gave me some funny looks and offered sympathy but getting better. I have experienced depression before but never so suddenly...and I feel for people who are depressed.

Sorry...going on too long...nice talking with you; perfect stranger I've never met but have so much in common with...one of the reasons I love this forum...good luck and again, be careful with the blood sugar levels.
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Re: Losing weight

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:51 am

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Yes, it was CO carbon monoxide from a natural gas pool heater and never really thought about it because couldn't smell it...
Yeah David, I used to drive an 18 wheeler. I got stuck on Elk Mountain, just outside Rawlins WY, due to a wreck. Three trucks were involved. It was winter, and blizzard conditions. We all sat idling on the mountain for about 5 hours waiting for crews to clear the road. By the time the road was clear I was sick, like I was going to throw up. Twenty minutes more and I was in the truck stop and went in to use the bathroom. I saw myself in the mirror and my face was red, like cherry pie filling. I got myself to the hospital. They did a blood gas and it turned out I had CO poisoning. It turned out that I had a bad exhaust leak in my truck. I was so sleepy too. They said I was lucky that I didn’t go to sleep in the truck, and not wake up.

I was in the hospital overnight, and wound up in a hotel for three more days, while they got the parts to fix my truck. I was either extremely lucky, or extremely blessed👍🏻😁😀😃

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Re: Losing weight

Post by David Gutowski » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:17 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:51 am
David Gutowski wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:51 am
Yes, it was CO carbon monoxide from a natural gas pool heater and never really thought about it because couldn't smell it...
Yeah David, I used to drive an 18 wheeler. I got stuck on Elk Mountain, just outside Rawlins WY, due to a wreck. Three trucks were involved. It was winter, and blizzard conditions. We all sat idling on the mountain for about 5 hours waiting for crews to clear the road. By the time the road was clear I was sick, like I was going to throw up. Twenty minutes more and I was in the truck stop and went in to use the bathroom. I saw myself in the mirror and my face was red, like cherry pie filling. I got myself to the hospital. They did a blood gas and it turned out I had CO poisoning. It turned out that I had a bad exhaust leak in my truck. I was so sleepy too. They said I was lucky that I didn’t go to sleep in the truck, and not wake up.

I was in the hospital overnight, and wound up in a hotel for three more days, while they got the parts to fix my truck. I was either extremely lucky, or extremely blessed👍🏻😁😀😃
Probably both, extremely lucky and blessed. One main reason I went to college and became a special education teacher and taught for 40 years was because I felt lucky...and, I guess a little blessed. Remind me to tell you some of my war stories. I lost count of the times I came back from fire missions or flight escort duty with my helo all shot up...not to mention the loss of some good pilots and crew members on the aircraft... and here was I, unscathed with all my body parts-ready to do it all again the next day for thirteen months. Of course, at that time I just turned twenty-one and felt invincible...and as it turned out, I was...and lucky.

Did you order some Maca powder? It's a dried root and does help with what we have...and the smoothies flavored with Pure Monk Fruit (best brand called 138 Amazon)...and get some Vega One plant based protein mix...it all helps.
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Re: Losing weight

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:50 pm

David Gutowski wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:17 am
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:51 am
David Gutowski wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:51 am
Yes, it was CO carbon monoxide from a natural gas pool heater and never really thought about it because couldn't smell it...
Yeah David, I used to drive an 18 wheeler. I got stuck on Elk Mountain, just outside Rawlins WY, due to a wreck. Three trucks were involved. It was winter, and blizzard conditions. We all sat idling on the mountain for about 5 hours waiting for crews to clear the road. By the time the road was clear I was sick, like I was going to throw up. Twenty minutes more and I was in the truck stop and went in to use the bathroom. I saw myself in the mirror and my face was red, like cherry pie filling. I got myself to the hospital. They did a blood gas and it turned out I had CO poisoning. It turned out that I had a bad exhaust leak in my truck. I was so sleepy too. They said I was lucky that I didn’t go to sleep in the truck, and not wake up.

I was in the hospital overnight, and wound up in a hotel for three more days, while they got the parts to fix my truck. I was either extremely lucky, or extremely blessed👍🏻😁😀😃
Probably both, extremely lucky and blessed. One main reason I went to college and became a special education teacher and taught for 40 years was because I felt lucky...and, I guess a little blessed. Remind me to tell you some of my war stories. I lost count of the times I came back from fire missions or flight escort duty with my helo all shot up...not to mention the loss of some good pilots and crew members on the aircraft... and here was I, unscathed with all my body parts-ready to do it all again the next day for thirteen months. Of course, at that time I just turned twenty-one and felt invincible...and as it turned out, I was...and lucky.

Did you order some Maca powder? It's a dried root and does help with what we have...and the smoothies flavored with Pure Monk Fruit (best brand called 138 Amazon)...and get some Vega One plant based protein mix...it all helps.
I haven't ordered the maca powder yet. I need to talk with my endocrinologist first, and I don't see her until April. You aren't the first to recommend it. There are others on this forum who use it. I am on 19 different medications, so I have to run everything by her, even natural and over the counter items.

My son is in the infantry, and he's had some interesting stories. He is a rifleman and SAW operator. He will be going to the board for Sargeant soon. And he is having Lasik done in about a week. He is hoping to make Warrant, as he wants to fly Apaches. He is currently on his second enlistment as of this month.

I was in the Air Force. I was in medical. I was a nurse. I never saw any action, or even deployment, as I worked in women's health. I was the only male that lasted more than two months at that job. I actually did it for two years. Then when I got out, I couldn't find work in women's health, as I was too male. So I went to school and became a Respiratory Therapist. It was nice not having to do enemas or other things in peoples nether regions.

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Re: Losing weight

Post by David Gutowski » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:41 am

Hi Scott...thanks for the heads up on the discount. Hope your son makes pilot. I was a crew chief on a Huey helo and did have some memorable days flying. I was looking for a low dose melatonin and called the number on the bottle (found 300 mcg brand) and the agent told me there are several other things you can use for sleep problems. He recommended glycine or bioactive milk peptides as a substitute because mel does have some side effects, but after more research on my part, I came across a product that helps stabilize blood sugar. It's called Milk Thistle. I, of course, ordered some. When you get time, look it up or ask your doctor about it...and I'll let you know if it helps. It's originally designed to clean the liver but also helps with diabetes...so they say.
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