Joined July 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
273.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.0 lb

Current Weight
265.0 lb
Performance: losing 3.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 65.0 lb
Hi I am trying to eat a lower carb diet and lose weight. I tried a very low carb but I felt terrible at first but I am getting accustomed to it. My goal is 30 net carbs a day but if I go over that's okay. Last year I was 314 pounds - 54 inch waist and 2-3 XL shirts. Now I am a 46 inch waist and not sure of the new shirt size - haven't gone shopping.

I started walking about a mile a day with wrist weights. They make a giant difference - help with cardio but also they are resistance so they build muscle mass. I enjoy bicycle riding and that was the only exercise I got for awhile. I did a lot of exercise for a couple of years but I need to get back into it.

Lastly. I am interested in functional medicine - the whole body experience of eating, stress reduction, exercise, hormone balance, nutritional profiles etc etc. I am very evidence based - I read studies, collect my own health data, read labs and basically don't go to extremes if I don't have to.

I am a professor in real life and at times yes, I overthink things. The folks here are great at giving me supportive and corrective feedback - it is appreciated. I journal frequently for my own benefit and education - if you want to read and it helps great but I know everyone is different.Best of Luck to everyone!


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Well, the good news is losing weight and lessening calories usually has a very positive effect on your blood glucose levels. Everyone is different but I tried going extreme and then more gradual. For me changing gradually worked better. I am on a lower carb diet and not low carb. My A1C is below 6 and at one time was as high as 10. So, good luck, step at a time and keep involved in the community
posted 28 Jan 2019, 19:15
confused about serving size in food and recipes
Patti: That drives me nuts too. I look when the ingredient is still in the list and it will say 100 grams or 3 oz. Then when add it it says one serving so I write in the directions one serving = 3 oz. It is ridiculous but stay with it.
posted 24 Aug 2017, 21:53
One Small Step
I'm trying to do a lower carb diet. Usually, I can spot the carbs in foods. But , tonight I made a great dinner with pork chops. But, I cooked some tiny small red potatoes and mashed them. So one and a half little red potato was 40 grams of carbs. Shoot, it knocked me over my 100 gram daily limit.

Also, I had a slice of Ezekiel bread and that didn't help but that I was aware of.

Oh well try again tomorrow.

posted 10 Jul 2017, 21:24
HELP Night hunger
I cant eat veggies as a snack and feel anything. I heat up a cup of coconut almond milk with some chia seeds and 1/2 small banana. It gets to a tapioca consistency.I add Truvia (Stevia) as a sweetener and it seems to satisfy me. Although you still need to save a few calories (200) for this
posted 10 Jul 2017, 15:43
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