adefwebserver's Journal, 16 February 2019

Day 1 of a planned 3 days of eating
Blood sugar 103 mg/dL

My goal over the next three days is to not get over 177 pounds.

My “real” goal is to not EVER hit 180 pounds. I need a bit of ’cushion’ for this goal, because I can gain weight, even after I start my normal ‘no solid food’ fast, on Tuesday (I did that last week).

So I am ‘motivated’ to ‘not go crazy’ this weekend. I plan to eat, but, sitting on the couch eating truffles all day (at 200-300 carbs a day), makes my blood sugar skyrocket and stay there for nearly a week. During this time I pack on 2-3 pounds a day. I have repeated this pattern every single three day weekend since September.

My plan this weekend:

🥛 Keep my carbs under 100 each day
🏃🏾 Run 7 miles a day
🏋🏾 “lift heavy” at the gym each day

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
172.0 lb Lost so far: 35.0 lb.    Still to go: 8.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 16 February 2019:
1676 kcal Fat: 88.84g | Prot: 113.32g | Carb: 91.52g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. Dinner: Fresh & Easy Spicy Tuna Roll, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Cheese, Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Smoked Turkey Breast, Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Smoked Turkey Breast, Cheese, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Whole Foods Market Parmesan Cheese Crisps. more...
2665 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 50 minutes, Weight Training (Bodybuilding) - 30 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 40 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
losing 7.0 lb a week

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💪💪💪👍👍👍 You know what you do and understand how to plan. I learned a lot from you and started planning weekly. This helps a lot. It is important to keep carb 100 g less, and keep your calories as much as you make an effort, is that true? 
16 Feb 19 by member: Nadeen 31
@Nadeen 31 - Thanks! - The reason I am only thinking about the 'carbs' this weekend, is that looking back on my data, I-gain-weight-on-200-carbs-a-day. Not 1 pound, but 2-3 pounds. Now, I SHOULD just keep it under 20 carbs and I would be good!, But, I achieve that during the week, when I only drink "protein shakes". On the weekends I want-to-eat-solid-food :) My past experience has shown I can't keep it to only 20 carbs a day when I am 'eating solid food' 😣 Once I start 'eating' I "crave" 'more' carbs and... So, trying to limit myself to 100 carbs seems a 'reasonable goal', but, it will still be a 'challenge' (sigh). Anyway, good luck to you this weekend! 
16 Feb 19 by member: adefwebserver
Maybe you need to sneak in a new activity to get your mind off food. Go in o a new direction. Maybe a movie, maybe a new hobby 
16 Feb 19 by member: Fishingwidow
Wasn't finished yet. Maybe volunteer for a needy cause. 
16 Feb 19 by member: Fishingwidow
@Fishingwidow - Yes, I plan to stay busy this weekend. I have some 'community projects' planned today, but, when doing them is when I tend to eat :(. Another advantage of 'exercise', is that I can't eat and exercise at the same time :) So, if I spend 4 hours today getting my weight lifting and running in, that is 4 hours of not eating :) 
16 Feb 19 by member: adefwebserver
Good point. 
16 Feb 19 by member: Fishingwidow
16 Feb 19 by member: HCB
Weekends were a problem for me then I got them under control. Now they are creeping back. Eternal vigilance gets tiring. Good luck with it adef! Good work figuring out a plan! 
16 Feb 19 by member: TomLong
@TomLong - Yeah I just 'keep trying'. Glad to see you have had success :) 
16 Feb 19 by member: adefwebserver
just checking? You know your blood sugar is in the prediabetic range 
16 Feb 19 by member: celston
Enjoy working your plan!!! 
16 Feb 19 by member: John10251
@celston - (sigh) Yeah. T2 Diabetes throughout the family. Did the research, came to the conclusion that I either 'cut the carbs' or get on the 'insulin train' (where you end up taking higher and higher doses of Insulin or Metformin). If I keep my carbs low I'm fine, but when I 'spike my blood sugar' it goes high and stays there-for-days. When I get checked up by the doctor, I check out fine because I don't go there in a 'spiked out state' :) There are a lot of people like me. I wish they would check their blood sugar (only takes a $35 meter from Then they would stop listening to people who say that 'carbs are not a problem'. For people like me, you-will-F**king-die-an-early-debilitated-death! Good luck with your weight loss when your fasting blood sugar is spiked out at 110+... Anyway, I can only do the best to take care of my *own* body. I hope to have a lower reading tomorrow if I keep the carbs below 100 today... 
16 Feb 19 by member: adefwebserver
Adef's blood sugar is at a safe range. For the average person, it is 70 to 105 mg/dl in a fasting state. (Diabetes is diagnosed when the fasting blood glucose level is at or above 126 mg/dl.) 
16 Feb 19 by member: keyten77
@keyten77 - The only reason I feel I 'have an issue' is that once I get into the 105mg/dL range I stay there for days. Last week I 'carbed up' for three days and hit 108mg/dL, then started *fasting* and went UP to 111mg/dL then 112mg/dL then 104mg/dL before finally dropping down to a normal 98mg/dL. I just don't think that is 'normal' :) But, you're right my doctor wont diagnose me at T2 at my current leevls. However, I feel that if I 'carbed up' for several weeks, I would start hitting 120mg/dL fasting levels (and I would be back to being obese). 
16 Feb 19 by member: adefwebserver
Update: Did the Gym, then did the run, intra-day weight 169lbs... (no it wont 'hold' - - I still plan to eat dinner tonight...) 
16 Feb 19 by member: adefwebserver
I wouldn't even be alarmed at 150s. I had days I was even at 162 but the A1c cleared it at 5.9%. It's the A1c that really matters for most doctors. But I totally get why you would panic, although in my opinion, you're doing fabulously fine. I use a diabetic app called "Diabetes:M" to measure estimated A1c.  
16 Feb 19 by member: keyten77
@Keyten77, interesting tip on "Diabetes:M." 
16 Feb 19 by member: Miraculum
@Miraculum - there are other apps too...but Diabetes:M is user friendly and has very good reviews.  
16 Feb 19 by member: keyten77
Diabetes:M website is: 
16 Feb 19 by member: keyten77
@keyten77 - That is a great app. The irony is that they probably buy their food database from the company that owns FatSecret (I think that is how FatSecret really makes their money) 
16 Feb 19 by member: adefwebserver


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