Joined November 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
141.8 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
141.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 6.8 lb
I'm 53, 5'2" and want to get down to about 125 I think. I work in IT so I'm at a desk all day, but I do get out to walk my dog for an hour about 3-4 times a week. I am on the Insulin Resistance diet for my hypoglycemia and weight issues. Married, 3 kids (1 in college, 2 high schoolers).

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  No More Fast Food for The Rest of 2012!
status: Completed
ended: 01 Jan 13
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So glad to be off Atkins!
Diablo... your name means Devil. Take your sarcasm somewhere else please. I'm glad that you found something that works for you. It doesn't work for me, OK? I found something that works for me, OK?

Discussion over.

posted 16 Nov 2012, 08:36
So glad to be off Atkins!
Yes Ingria.. I understand what you are saying about eating defensively.. I used to do that before I found out about my condition and what causes it, and more importantly HOW TO PREVENT IT from happening. Insulin resistance is HEREDITARY also, and I also had it when I was a teenager weighing 100 pounds. All of my sisters and also my daughter has it. So, I know it is not due to my overeating.. my overeating is due to it.
I worry whenver I see someone eating something really sugary by itself.. or OMG I see someone eating a candy bar and drinking a soda with it! That would probably KILL me. I can eat a candy bar (or part of one) but I need to drink a glass of milk with it or have some other protein with it.
posted 15 Nov 2012, 12:52
So glad to be off Atkins!
Diablo360x wrote:
You can eat anything, no need to mix macronutrients at all meals.


I looked at that link. And I stopped reading when it said that Insulin spikes are actually good for you. Obviously who ever wrote that has never had a hypoglycemic episode. Definitely NOT SOMETHING you want to experience, believe me. And it is not only obese people who are insulin resistant. I am not obese and I am insulin resistant. So, yes, some of us do have to pay attention to the macronutrients at all meals.
posted 15 Nov 2012, 10:15
‎"Americans are fat and sick because they eat too much and don't exercise enough." - n
Nimm... great reply.
posted 15 Nov 2012, 09:02
cheat day
I don't have a cheat day because I can pretty much eat whatever I want on my strategy, but sometimes I do go over board on something (like eating 4 pieces of my cornbread in one night)... I don't think I would do a whole day, but the meal you described actually is not that bad. Assuming you are not going to eat the whole pot of macaroni.
posted 14 Nov 2012, 15:47
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