Joined September 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
237.0 lb
Lost so far: 82.0 lb

Current Weight
155.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.0 lb
Still to go: 10.0 lb
Started 2017 bedridden with spinal stenosis excruciating pain @260 pounds.
Nothing helped the pain, then I got to thinking. I've had spinal stenosis for years
A result of pounding the pavement delivering the mail for 25 years.
Then the light went off! But, I wasnt over weight then.
So to test my theory I would lose the pounds.
Sure enough I dropped the pounds got under 200 on Thanksgiving 2017.
Haven't had any spinal stenosis pain since!

No excuses, like holdays birthdays anniversaries if I want to live to see more.
Remind myself dailey to stay on track!
Get on board or get out of my way!
This is Serious!

Then September 14, 2017 I found FatSecret, and many supportive people,I weighed 237.
I was hellbent on ending diabetes.
Ironically I learned more on FS than in any doctors office.
Cut my carbs, drank 8-10 glasses of water, ate chicken, fish, shrimp and more chicken!
Am I sick of water, you betcha, do I still drink it yup!
My determination proved successful, I am NO longer a diabetic!
Did I ever waiver, cheat or go off plan, NO!
The way I looked at it dieting is a mindset and theres something to be said about being a Taurus
that stubborness paid off!

My goal is no longer the blue line, my goal is my health!

Update March 29, 2018 I have lost 100 pounds!
I no longer take any medicine I am no longer considered a diabetic. I no longer have high blood pressure I no longer have acid reflux!

8Patty's Weight History

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posted 17 Feb 2018, 13:46
Zero Carb Pasta Recommendations
Have you tried to rinse it throughly, boil it, then cook in without any liquids dry pan to dry it out!
Then when you put it with a sauce it will hold the flavor of the sauce good luck!
posted 06 Feb 2018, 13:17
Have you looked at your diet calendar?
posted 21 Jan 2018, 07:53
Adding a food that is not on your list of food.
If you mean it's missing from fs, then you can add it To your cookbook!
posted 13 Jan 2018, 17:39
im ready
If your ready, let's do this!
Diabetes loves carbs, the more you eat the worse it gets.
By cutting your carbs your body uses your own stored fat for
energy, thus you lose weight. Hope this helped you in understanding
How the body works and how to put diabetes in it's place!
posted 09 Jan 2018, 07:24
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22 April 2018

A picnic in the park beautiful Sunday! Fresh shrimp and pineapple kabobs!
on diet 8Patty's own diet  

21 April 2018

NSV yesterday we walked the beach as I was bending over picking up beach glass it dawned on me. Hahaha I didn't cut off my own circulation as I once did ...
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Dieting Diabetics
A group for diabetics wanting to lose weight, slim down, reduce BMI or otherwise get and/or stay healthy.

Keeping up with ketosis
People on a low carb and high fat diet and want to go into ketosis (body using fat as energy rather than carbohydrates)

60+ with 50-100 lbs to Lose
60+ with 50-100 pounds to lose.

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