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oh, and while I'm at it...

I'm kind of in a holding pattern with the weight and the blood sugar, if three days at the same weight and (more or less) the same BG counts for anything. Right now I'm at 375.6 pounds, and the morning BG has been oscillating between 95 and 105 for the most part, mostly in the 90s. Which is okay, I guess; while I'd like to see the BG drop a little further so I can cut down the insulin some more, I can be patient. The same is true of the weight. If I keep my calorie and carb intake down, the weight will come off.

Made two discoveries this weekend: one, I do in fact have the discipline to eat dinner in a Chinese buffet and avoid all the dietary landmines therein; two, Waffle House hash browns (scattered, smothered & chunked) are not much worse for me than an English muffin, which they don't serve there anyway. Waffles, however, are definitely right out.

The ulcer on the right leg, after a long stretch of oozing constantly and requiring twice-daily changes of the ABD pads, has suddenly decided to stop oozing and start drying up. The left leg is doing likewise but being slower about it. God willing, I can get both of them healed up to the point where I can hit the pool before it closes on September 6. Perhaps predictably, the VA has resumed sending me ABD pads...

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 8th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
sounds like things are good - and as long as you don't go backwards
you can spend a few days at "idle" and maintain the BG and the weight.
Just know that when you screw down the bolts and get back to it seriously,
you will maybe take a few days to see the results start.

Right now, you body is taking your slightly more lax control and is stashing
all those carbs you are doing in various places around your body - weapons
caches so to speak. Once you cut down you may expect to pick up with the
weight loss where you left off - but it won't happen - your body will start using
all the stuff in the weapons caches - and thus you will continue to be stalled
for a few days while you use up all of those cached sugars (made from your
carbs you are eating right now in your stall period)

The fat stores are sacred things - emergency stores - and they don't get touched
until you 1) stop taking in new sugar/carbs, 2) burn up all of the cached sugars
(made form sugars or carbs) and 3) maintain that very low input for a while to
convince the body that it is time to switch to the emergency systems.

It can be frustrating that getting on the horse, and getting the horse moving are
not the same thing happening at the same time - you get on, and then have to stay
on a while before the horse starts moving. make sense?

Doug
wombat_socho
Jul. 8th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
"It can be frustrating that getting on the horse, and getting the horse moving are not the same thing happening at the same time - you get on, and then have to stay on a while before the horse starts moving. make sense?"

Actually, yes, it does - hardly anything happens immediately with the body, it always seems to take a while to overcome (chemical?) inertia and make things happen.
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