(((Ginger))). It feels like we are losing a wise and wonderful friend BUT you need to do what is best for you and if posting on here is in some way keeping you from starting that next chapter, it makes sense for you to say good-bye. We will miss you though...a lot. You have been a wonderful support for me. 2 x 4’s when I need it but also lots of encouragement and solid advice. You, my friend, know where to find us if you ever need us.
If you do find that one guy who is worthy of you and has the good sense to stick around, please think about popping in for a brief update. Always good for people to hear of a LBS who has moved forward with living their best life and is lucky enough to have found love again.
Sending you lots of love and (((HUGS))).
Me 53 H 48 B/G Twins 13 SD 21 Legal SA - January 2019 Divorce filed - June 2019 Divorce final - November 2019
Together 14 years Married 12 years BD1 - May 2014 BD2 - September 14, 2018
I am so very happy that you had a nice vacation and now looking for to the next chapter in your life. I wish you all of the best and I'm not going to say goodbye, because I know where to find you and will be checking on you, your daughter and the pup from time to time.
The door is always open for you to return and give us an update on how you and your family are doing.
Sit quietly, the answers will reveal themselves when you least expect them to. The past is gone, the present is a gift and you need to focus on today, allow the future to reveal itself when it is ready.
Ginger - just read your update around insulin resistance. Been dealing with that and type 2 diabetes for a few years now and here's what I've been doing that works for me. Seems like you're already on a great path but I thought I'd share what has been good for me.
I took some metformin early on and it destroyed my GI system for a few weeks, but then it calmed down and I got a stronger dosage because I could handle it.
My main goal was to figure out how to manage the symptoms and HbA1c with lifestyle. Doc wanted to put me on insulin right away and I though that was kind of an extreme reaction. After lots of experimentation and doing my labs regularly, wearing flash glucose meter, here's what I'm doing.
- eliminated sugars and starches - diet is 90% meat and fat, 10% veg (avocado, onion, tomato, garlic, lemon/lime) - strength training - sleep well
I brought my A1c down from 12.3 to 6.7 in six months. My cholesterol markers were excellent, despite my endo being very skeptical about my approach.
I have to admit that during the pandemic this was very hard to do and I managed a few good months and then eating whatever, and then getting back on track etc. When I wasn't doing so good with the diet, I did take meds just to ensure that I wasn't doing too much damage.
I've come to this after a long time of experimenting and figuring out what works for my system. But I thought I'd share what I've done in case you want to explore further. Obviously consult your primary physician on this as this is not medical advice.
Diet is carnivore-adjacent and I'm fine with that. I'll occasionally eat a slice of pizza, dessert, rice, etc. because life is short and one dumb meal isn't going to reduce all the gains. Also, sometimes you need that slice of pizza and coke zero
A fellow insulin resister! It stinks! Lol. Iâ€™ve been on metformin since April and the GInaide effects killed me for a few months and eventually wore off. I luckily am not diabetic, barely pre diabetic, but I donâ€™t want to get there. You seem to have taken great control, that is an incredible improvement in your AIC! I also follow a similar carnivore diet along with intermittent fasting. Well, TBH, Iâ€™ve been halfway off the wagon since September. I havenâ€™t put back on the 15 I lost, but I have stalled. I am not a volume eater, but I am a sugar addict for sure. Been indulging a little but not like I used too. I am also a French fry addict and I have been having those sometimes as well, including a once a week bagel. I know I have to go back to my veggies and protein and fat. I can feel the difference when I donâ€™t. I have reactive hypoglycemia, so I can feel my blood sugar dropping again after the carbs . I also have to stop drinking as much as I do. My alcohol consumption went up. Itâ€™s not doing my diet any favors
Have you read â€śthe obesityâ€ť code by Dr. Jason fung? Itâ€™s an incredible book and written by a real doctor, a nephrologist who wanted to figure out how to help his obese diabetic patients with kidney disease, because it was obvious low cal and low fat wasnâ€™t doing it. Abs scientifically he is absolutely correct. Heâ€™s got some great pod casts too.
I have 15-20lbs to go and I will be happy and healthy there. Sometimes it is just so hard, and the foods I am supposed to eat make me nauseous. But Iâ€™ll take a break, and find an alternative then hop back on. Iâ€™m hoping to drop these pounds my March. We shall see!