moondove's Journal, 15 March 2018

After waking up: Blood Sugar was 113. Ugh (I'll never understand how the body can have sugar when when on low carb.)

Lordy...I am happy as a pig playing in mud! Bloating and constipation gone. Weight back down from 280 to 276, but not down to my lowest of 274 this month. I didn't expect a drop since I took a sip of coffee w/regular creamer yesterday a.m., but I dumped it. On the road again!

Yesterday, I replaced some foods with Atkins meal bars and shakes to try to break my yo-yo. It seems to have worked. They are higher in carbs, but have lots of fiber, so net carbs are low. On the LCHF plan I am on, I'm not supposed to use artificial foods, but I was willing to give it a try so that I could turn things around.

I would like to thank everyone on FS that have supported me
and talked me through another army crawl.
276.0 lb Lost so far: 16.0 lb.    Still to go: 126.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 15 March 2018:
1519 kcal Fat: 119.96g | Prot: 78.22g | Carb: 40.91g.   Breakfast: Aquafina Water (16.9 oz), Butter (Salted), Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight Shake. Lunch: Aquafina Water (16.9 oz), Atkins Meal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar. Dinner: Pork Chops (Top Loin, Boneless, Cooked, Braised), Trader Joe's Unsalted Organic Butter, Cauliflower (Frozen), Marie's Marie's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (All Natural), Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, Fresh & Easy Romaine Lettuce, Aquafina Water (16.9 oz), Best Foods Real Mayonnaise. Snacks/Other: methylcellulose fiber caplets, Nature Made Vitamin B-12, Trader Joe's Women's Once Daily Multivitamin & Mineral Dietary Supplement, Now Foods Psyllium Husk Caps, Aquafina Water (16.9 oz), Pecan Nuts. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   losing 28.0 lb a week

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Holy Moly look what you did! Amazing! 
15 Mar 18 by member: 8Patty
8Patty, Thanks! And, so happy to see you again! :) 
15 Mar 18 by member: moondove
Great drop Moondove!!  
15 Mar 18 by member: Steven Lloyd
I've heard that we have a natural high value of blood sugar when waking up. Related to some sort of hormonal wake-up boost. A more correct value can be had an hour after waking up. 
15 Mar 18 by member: Diddlee
my bro swears by a cup of cottage cheese before bed. Says it lowers your morning sugars by giving the body something to process while your sleeping. 
15 Mar 18 by member: tlschwenn
Nice loss!!! 
15 Mar 18 by member: John10251
Wow! Nice loss! 
15 Mar 18 by member: Fritzy 22
That's good news!! Great loss 
15 Mar 18 by member: toeat4fuel
Because your body turns proteins into glucose when your low on glucose, try taking in more healthy fats and that should help combat that 
15 Mar 18 by member: Cairo209
way to go! 
15 Mar 18 by member: Gingerk65
My dietician when I had gestational diabetes said to have protein snack before bed to help with overnight sugars. String cheese, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt are good options.  
15 Mar 18 by member: kelleth
Nice loss! 
15 Mar 18 by member: lilpurplebug
Thank you to all you FS Friends for your support and tips. I understand that there is what is called the 'Dawn Phenomenon' for a.m. elevated blood sugar, mine has been slightly higher than usual. I am going to see what happens if I lower my protein for a few days. 
15 Mar 18 by member: moondove
Hey that is great, sometimes we really have to shake things up. 
16 Mar 18 by member: skwhite
every 5lbs you loose helps you sugar control. great job! 
18 Mar 18 by member: deblefave2
Skwhite, Thank you! :) 
18 Mar 18 by member: moondove
Deblefave2, Thanks! 
18 Mar 18 by member: moondove
I was 270 back in October. Lost 58 pounds now simply by counting calories and walking daily. I started with 1800 calories a day, then dropped it to 1500, then 1200. could not go below that...I was too hungry. At first, I had to eat a lot of "filler" foods, foods that made me feel full without adding a lot of calories. High fiber foods like Fiber One cereal and snacks. I also are a lot of carrots. This helped the initial hungry pains, but I also ate yogurt, turkey burgers, lean chicken, and lots of fruit and veggies. As my stomach shrunk in size, I got full sooner and didn't have to eat as much to feel satisfied. 1200 calories was possible for me. in also walked 60 minutes a day, everyday. Lost pounds a week until I reached my goal of 220. Slowly I'm increasing my caloric intake to avoid losing more. I'm back up to 1800 calories, still walking and seem to still be losing about 1 pound a week. Caloric restriction and exercise work. And eating the right foods helps to make it a lifelong commitment  
18 Mar 18 by member: pylesw
Pylesw, Thank you for your insight and congrats on your weight loss success as well as continued healthy journey. 
19 Mar 18 by member: moondove

     
 

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