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Old 10-18-2012, 07:06 AM   #1381
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Happy Thursday!!!! Thanks to everyone for all of your help/suggestions & CONGRATS to all of the losses and those who have managed to stay on plan (with losses or not)!!!

I coudn't help but be excited when the scale showed another drop this morning. 204.4!!!
Almost 7 1/2 lbs of serious water bloat gone this week! It will be nice when I know that the extra water weight is gone and I'm dropping fat, but I'll take whatever I can right now.

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D - thin sliced steak and eggs w/butter

coffee, water & iced tea to drink
1765 cals, 65/30/5

WOOOO-HOOOO I'm bouncing off the walls today (even though I didn't sleep well again). I hope this energy remains! Have a good day all!
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:06 AM   #1382
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Not too happy this AM. DD's hotel room is on the club level floor so instead of ordering room service, we have just been going into the club and picking up food there, a lot of snacky stuff. I tried to pick well last night, they had a duck salad and a seafood salad but hard to know what was in them. Also had cheese and nuts.
This morning bk was .03, way low and bs was 103, higher than it has been . Going to order from room service from now on. I don't want to get any more derailed
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Red you eat pork rinds,they have salt,I think you added way to much salt at one time,it's better eat foods with salt,do you take a bath?try taking a bath in Ebsom salt before bed! It helps me at night,
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:13 AM   #1384
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Red, sorry to hear about the high b pressure. If it is that high you really should see a Dr., you could easily have a stroke while trying to correct things yourself, also, those home monitors aren't the most reliable. Go to a fire station or somewhere that will check it for you. You might have to go on meds and work on quitting smoking, cutting back on salt and caffeine. Mine went really high one night and I went to ER and they did not mess around until they got it down. Scary and don't ignore it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #1385
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Red I don't think I can eat that muchI have a hard time now, maybe more co?
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #1386
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Red you eat pork rinds,they have salt,I think you added way to much salt at one time,it's better eat foods with salt,do you take a bath?try taking a bath in Ebsom salt before bed! It helps me at night,
Good observation PC! I added the rinds before the bacon.

If I could get back to prehypertensive I'd consider it a big short term win.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #1387
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Ya'll get ready though. When I run out of smokes today I'm going cold turkey.

Things might get messy around here.

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:18 AM   #1388
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Red I don't think I can eat that muchI have a hard time now, maybe more co?
Well, for the protein it is only 1oz of chicken to bump up about 10g and 50 cals. And a T of CO is 117 cals. So it is very little food to push up 300 or so cals.

Really, just a little bit of nibbling will do the trick.

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That's how I quit, a long long time ago. Decided driving home from work one day that I would not smoke that night. Then decided I would not smoke until noon the next day, then night, day by day but never smoked again. Great decision but it can be very hard. Don't give in.
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My husband stop 5 years ok he read this book and it really helped him a lot,smoked for 35 years. You can do it Red we are here to help you all the way!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:20 AM   #1391
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Happy Thursday!!!! Thanks to everyone for all of your help/suggestions & CONGRATS to all of the losses and those who have managed to stay on plan (with losses or not)!!!

I coudn't help but be excited when the scale showed another drop this morning. 204.4!!!
Almost 7 1/2 lbs of serious water bloat gone this week! It will be nice when I know that the extra water weight is gone and I'm dropping fat, but I'll take whatever I can right now.

Today:
B - coffee w/CO, bacon, cottage cheese
S - shake (if needed)
L - MACO salad
D - thin sliced steak and eggs w/butter

coffee, water & iced tea to drink
1765 cals, 65/30/5

WOOOO-HOOOO I'm bouncing off the walls today (even though I didn't sleep well again). I hope this energy remains! Have a good day all!
That is awesome!!! Congrats!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #1392
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Not too happy this AM. DD's hotel room is on the club level floor so instead of ordering room service, we have just been going into the club and picking up food there, a lot of snacky stuff. I tried to pick well last night, they had a duck salad and a seafood salad but hard to know what was in them. Also had cheese and nuts.
This morning bk was .03, way low and bs was 103, higher than it has been . Going to order from room service from now on. I don't want to get any more derailed
lol you'll get it under control

How is DD today? Has pain gone down?
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:23 AM   #1393
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Thanks ya'll

I quit and stayed quit for a full year several years back. I loved being a non-smoker.

I'm looking forward to being an LC non-smoker. I can't hardly imagine how good that combination will feel. Skinny, healthier than every in my life *and* smoke free.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #1394
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Ya'll get ready though. When I run out of smokes today I'm going cold turkey.

Things might get messy around here.

Best of luck to you!
I've tried a couple times......FAILED
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:30 AM   #1395
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Red, are you sure your BP is salt-sensitive? I had elevated blood pressure in the past, and, of course, the typical medical response is to cut back on salt. I did - drastically. I was tracking my food and consuming less than 1000mg salt per day (you know, less than HALF the recommended daily max). It did not affect my BP at all. I recall reading in the past (though lord knows I can't remember the exact source right now) that reducing salt only actually helps a pretty small portion of those with elevated BP. By all means, cut back and see if it helps, but it may not be the culprit (which can be even more frustrating because then you have to figure out what IS the culprit!). I hope you can find the right balance for your BP and cramps.
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I coudn't help but be excited when the scale showed another drop this morning. 204.4!!!
Almost 7 1/2 lbs of serious water bloat gone this week! It will be nice when I know that the extra water weight is gone and I'm dropping fat, but I'll take whatever I can right now.
7.5 pounds gone is awesome, regardless of what those pounds are made of (fat or water)!
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This morning bk was .03, way low and bs was 103, higher than it has been .
I have to say how awesome you are for noting a fasting glucose level of 103 as being high. I have communicated with a lot of diabetics (primarily type 2s) both online and in person, and I am astounded at the number of people, including medical professionals, who think anything under 120 (or even 140!) is good I could go on and on about what a travesty it is how the medical community in the US diagnoses and treats type 2 diabetes, but I'll leave it that for now
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:37 AM   #1396
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Ugh, didn't measure the oil in my protein shake this morning (just poured from the bottle into the shake) and can feel now that I added too much.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #1398
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You are right Jilly as for the BS reading but I have been keeping it below 100 and usually below 90 since starting this Woe. Tight BS control is recommended, along with ketosis to help lose weight on NK. For diabetes purposed, that reading of the low 100's in the AM is great. I am diabetic and on 2 meds for it, I have a lot of things that can hinder weight loss. 3 meds for High BP, 1 med for hypothyroid, 2 meds for diabetes, 1 for gerd. So, part of this is to just get healthier whether I lose weight or not, of course, I want to lose weight also.
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Howdy, neighbor! Not sure where Parkway is. I live up near the Dulles Airport area.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #1400
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That is awesome!!! Congrats!!
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Aha, good point even though he isn't sick. Always keep em guessing, "what did I do wrong"?, what have I don't wrong, what am I doing that is wrong?

Actually think I might have stumbled on to what is going on. Went and looked up several articles on low sodium and how it makes you feel. Pretty much like how I am feeling. I am going to the lab in a little while to get blood restested for the sodium so should hear from Dr. soon on where it is and what to do. Interesting fact was to not drink too much water when sodium is low, which makes sense, but of course I have been doing just that to help the leg cramps. Also, low sodium somewhat dangerous, especially in diabetics and older people, so I think I had better stay on this and figure it out.
Buffy, I know i'm posting about this 14 or so pages late, but I am a 'salt loser' which means that I lose more sodium through perspiring than average. I also am having adrenal fatique issues and one 'support' for tired adrenals is taking 1/2 tsp sea salt dissolved in some warm water in the morning. I add in a 99mg potassium tablet and a couple of 100mg magnesium caplets and I find I have better energy until about 3 pm. I'm going to research whether another salt dose with my supps at that time is ok to do, but the salty water really helps with not dragging my butt all day long. With adrenal and diabetic issues I think keeping our electrolytes balanced throughout the day will help with IR and other things that could throw off BG readings...JMO, hope you have figured out what you need to do for your energy levels.
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However, I logged off early yesterday because I was really feeling like poop. I have one of those wrist BP things...........
I don't think you should rely on this "wrist cuff" for an accurate measure. Stop in at a pharmacy with a self serve BP chair (I've heard these are known to register a little high to be sure not to miss a potential problem aka law suit) or stop in at a local rescue squad and let them take your BP. A regular cuff with a bulb and gauge to read, not digital, are typically more reliable. Not saying some don't do well with digital or different types, but it may be worth you pursuing this a little more. Of course, a visit to the doctor wouldn't hurt.
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I don't think you should rely on this "wrist cuff" for an accurate measure. Stop in at a pharmacy with a self serve BP chair (I've heard these are known to register a little high to be sure not to miss a potential problem aka law suit) or stop in at a local rescue squad and let them take your BP. A regular cuff with a bulb and gauge to read, not digital, are typically more reliable. Not saying some don't do well with digital or different types, but it may be worth you pursuing this a little more. Of course, a visit to the doctor wouldn't hurt.
Yeah. I hate those arm band ones! That feeling of the blood banging and pulsing in the my arm really bugs me lol.

But this wrist one is pretty accurate. I had a family member take it with them and compare it during an office visit.

I will get a better reading done next time I get a chance while out and about.

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Alizgurl - do you have EpiPen?? I have severe medication allergies, I have six of them. Do you know why this happens? Broth is miracle stuff! So is benadryl liquid, it can settle a tummy gone bad, extreme nausea, and stop a huge histine reaction.
No I don't have an EpiPen, this was the first time I had a bad reaction to medication. I stopped taking it, still feel a little fuzzy but better today. I'm very dissapointed that my Dr prescribed me such a strong medication for pain and sleep!!! He said he didn't like to prescribe narcotics which I was fine with, but he gave me something much stronger than any narcotic I've ever had to take!!! It will be the first and last time I go to him.

It's so hard to find a good Doctor. I've been to many since I moved to Washington and NO luck yet

last night I started to get hungry and ate lots. Had some tenderloin, broccoli, and then had some low carb ice cream (not something I eat often)

Got my #s up
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AMEN! I have struggled for years to find one who is on board with my WOE, understands my needs due to my WLS, and is willing to work with me and explain things rather than just hand me a prescription and send me on my way. I also prefer an office with some semblance of technology, such as email appointment reminders (my dentist's office does this!) and ability to download my lab results (a friend's doctor does this). I'm having trouble finding the right doctor for myself and a pediatrician for my son. The hunt continues...
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Weigh-in this morning ... ... ... 187.2!

I bumped my calories up 5 days ago and have shown drops on the scale 4 of the following days with the one .1 bump. Interesting. I'm pretty sure if I'd have slept in this morning I'd be in the 186s. 2.2 pounds to go for my initial goal!
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I'm looking forward to being an LC non-smoker. I can't hardly imagine how good that combination will feel. Skinny, healthier than every in my life *and* smoke free.
I'm right there with ya! YOU can do it!!!!
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I'm up .7 today. That puts me at 146.6 which is ok because I ate some low carb ice cream last night and I also know I am retaining massive water right now!!
My clothes fit nice so I'm thinking after about 5 more days I should drop under 145 I will be sooooo happy!

So for now I'll just stick to what I've been doing (without the ice cream) and the results should be rewarding.
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