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post #71 of 82 Old 01-05-2013, 01:00 AM
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I have tried to read all of the posts on this thread so if I repeat anything please forgive me.

First you need to make sure you are not diabetic. One of the signs of it can be rapid weight gain. If you know someone with a tester test yourself after fasting for eight hours and then 2 hours after eating. the fasting one should be 90 to 100, the after eating one should be around 130 to 150.

Fat is not your enemy, sugar and refined foods are way worse for you. This means no candy bars, pop and no more than a serving of popcorn. Stay away from white foods. Eat enough to keep you going so your body does not go into starvation mode. Those candy bars he drops on your desk, throw them back at him.

Walk continuously for an hour a day at least 4 days a week. Get some strength training in a couple times a week.

I have lost ten pounds in the last two months by following these guidelines. Hope you have continued success.

Please do not compromise your values for weight loss.
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post #72 of 82 Old 01-06-2013, 09:19 PM
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I can relate to what you are going through. I ordered Chia Black Seeds that just came in and I started drinking it in my water today. While I am typing this I can hear my stomach making all kinds of noises. I am hoping that means its working. After reading that you had fitness pal loading down on your phone I did the same thing. I also have a friend who is trying to lose weight. She has lost 25 pounds but she is taking some kind of diet pill and I won't do that . I will let you know if the Chia seeds work. It is suppose to be safe and have a lot of health benifits according to Dr. Oz. I am going to try it for this month and use the fitness pal to help get me started on a healthier life style. If you haven't heard of Chia seed you might want to look it up. I don't know how to ad a link or I would do it for you. I am so technology handicapped. Good luck and I am sending you a big hug and well wishes. Tomorrow is a start of a new day .

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post #73 of 82 Old 01-21-2013, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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So, a couple of weeks ago I got transferred to the wash bay at work, so now I wash cars for 8 hours a day, five days a week. I'm proud to report that I've lost 15lbs since transferring to the wash bay!
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post #74 of 82 Old 01-21-2013, 08:24 PM
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post #75 of 82 Old 01-22-2013, 10:47 AM
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i believe your blood glucose [i assume thats what you are referring to] should drop down to pretty close to normal 2 hours after eating. if its that high i recall that you would be prediabetic/ heading that way. when i take my blood sugar 2 hours after eating i am in a normal range, at 84. you want to be between 80-100.

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post #76 of 82 Old 01-22-2013, 02:23 PM
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Great news, Drafty-I've been wondering how it was going for you. 15 lbs is a lot, especially in such a short time. I'll bet you're feeling much better,hmmm?
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post #77 of 82 Old 01-30-2013, 12:05 PM
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Of late I have been reading a lot on gluten and what it does to over half the population. Almost everything prepared has it if wheat flour was used as a thickener. And of course it's in bread. Just for hellery yesterday I went gluten free. Today I feel more energized. Coincidence? Maybe, but I think I will stick with this for a week and see if it's more than coincidence. My son was gluten sensitive, bordering on allergic and it was cut out of his diet. He became like a new person, much happier because he was feeling better. When it came to myself I think I just ignored the symptoms blaming the fact that my gall bladder had been removed and that can cause digestive disturbances. We'll see.
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post #78 of 82 Old 01-30-2013, 01:23 PM
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That is wonderful news, Drafty!
It would be good to get that physical also.

Keep up the program.

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post #79 of 82 Old 02-16-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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I'm honestly beginning to wonder if I'm pregnant.

Here's why I think I might be:
-I've gained back the weight that I lost (and NOTHING had changed, except if anything my activity level has gone UP)
-I've gone up a pant size...again (I'm now in a 22W)
-Thursday night, my boyfriend and I had sandwiches for dinner. We had the exact same thing, except he added mustard and cheese to his. Within two hours of eating, I threw up everything I had eaten all day until I was dry heaving.
-Friday morning, I had two pieces of toast for breakfast (whole wheat toast with butter). When I got to work, I threw up. I washed one car, then my manager sent me home. Note: I never actually felt sick, just tired.
-I go to bed between 9:30pm and 10pm, wake up at 7am, and am more tired than when I went to bed.
-I've been getting a lot of headaches (I normally get one a month, now I have three to five a week).

Now, for the reasons I think I'm not:
-I've had my period relatively on time every month (I've never been super regular...however, they haven't been "normal" periods).
-We haven't been active in the bedroom since...November or December.

I know the only way to check is to "pee on a stick," but I'll admit it...I'm afraid to. *sigh* If I'm not, then the next probable answer is my thyroid...or my body just hates me. Lol
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post #80 of 82 Old 02-16-2013, 05:59 PM
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OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, is this good news or bad??? Would it be your first??? Get the stick!!!

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