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ThisIsIt2011 01-09-2011 07:56 AM

I am new!! Hi everyone!
 
Was just looking around for some information. I saw how helpful and supportive everyone is, I couldn't resist but to join.

I started the plan yesterday and for the first time, i am 100% determined to follow through with my dieting / weight-loss.

A little about myself. I am 6'1, weighed in on Friday at 244lbs. I didn't consider myself obese, but the Dr said I was....My ultimate goal is to be around 220lbs, but the Dr. said I need to be at 200lbs. I am 33 years old. With my new job and everything else that's happening, probably age also, I've noticed that I am starting to carry a lot of stomach fat. I am a diabetic, was diagnosed about 4 years ago, but it's under control. Of course, everything else that comes along with being a diabetic, I have.

I think I will be asking a lot of questions, so please bare with me!

I read on one of the stickys that I need to take the calcium supplement, but I was never made aware of this when I went to the Dr. What's the purpose?

I have also noticed that my urine is BRIGHT yellow, is this due to the shots?

I have the headaches that everyone's talking about, started late last night and still got it. Can I take something for it?

I've never really paid as much attention to food labels as I have in the last two days. There's a lot of food that have 1 or 2 carbs in them, is this OK for the first week? For example, Crystal Light, it has 1 card, will this work negatively?

Desert-Rose7 01-09-2011 11:55 AM

Welcome to the group! And to the journey to good health!

Come on over to the newbie thread for lots of good tips, information and helps for the first few weeks of the program:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/me...ek-1-a-66.html

....and of course our monthly thread for support and encouragement as well!

Jo

jbiggars63 01-09-2011 01:49 PM

:welcome: Just wanted to welcome you! Good Luck and keep us posted!

piratewoman 01-09-2011 01:57 PM

:welcome:

ThisIsIt2011 01-09-2011 03:10 PM

I am a diabetic, what should I watch out for? I just read that I need to monitor my blood sugar real closesly. This makes me a little uneasy.

ThisIsIt2011 01-14-2011 04:55 PM

Just had my first weigh in this morning.

Weighed in last week at 244 exactly.

Today - 234.

I am happy with my progress, hope I keep it up!

Desert-Rose7 01-14-2011 05:05 PM

And here is a great thread for that week one weight loss. Congrats!

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/me...ight-loss.html

Jo


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