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Ginger1 #2917926 04/18/21 03:45 PM
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(((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 4s 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))).


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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

Ginger1 #2917928 04/18/21 03:52 PM
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Glad you had a good vacation, G. You know you can always stop in and say hi.

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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.


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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.
Ginger1 #2917935 04/18/21 09:54 PM
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see you on the flip side G I know where to find me.


M 20+ T25+
S ~15.5 (BD)
BD 4/6/15
D Final 12/23/16

"You know who you were before & during your marriage. Find out who you are now. What are your core values? What do you really want? Then, live it!"
Ginger1 #2917952 04/19/21 01:05 PM
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I'm not saying goodbye, but see you later, since I'll see you in other virtual worlds. wink Best of luck to you. That vacation looked FABULOUS and so do you. smile


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Bomb drop 9/29/2014
Divorce from XH final 12/17/2014
Marriage #2 12/31/2019
5 adult (step)daughters (3 from XH's first marriage, 2 from current H's previous relationships)
6 grandkids
Ginger1 #2927328 12/12/21 01:18 AM
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Hey peeps. I haven't been on in a while. Nice to see some old names. Just wanted to say hello.

Tad.


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M 55 XW 56
Sons 36,32,30,27

The Sitch:
Married 26 years
EA w/ OM 9/10
Bomb 10/10 (5 weeks after 25th anniversary)
Sep 12/10
She wants D 1/11
W files 5/11
D final 10/11
XW marries OM 6/13
tadpole1025 #2927333 12/12/21 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by tadpole1025
Hey peeps. I haven't been on in a while. Nice to see some old names. Just wanted to say hello.

Tad.
How are you Tad? How are the kitties? xoxoxo good to "see" you xoxoxo


M 20+ T25+
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BD 4/6/15
D Final 12/23/16

"You know who you were before & during your marriage. Find out who you are now. What are your core values? What do you really want? Then, live it!"
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Ginger1 #2927345 12/13/21 03:50 AM
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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 smile

wish you all the best in your journey.


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Ginger1 #2927346 12/13/21 03:52 AM
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Also, lost weight without trying on this. Better focus and way more energy throughout the day. Sleep was excellent at night.


No one is coming to save you!

Ginger1 #2927365 12/13/21 05:48 PM
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Hi Maika!

A fellow insulin resister! It stinks! Lol. I’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 don’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, I’ve been halfway off the wagon since September. I haven’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 don’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. It’s not doing my diet any favors

Have you read “the obesity” code by Dr. Jason fung? It’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 wasn’t doing it. Abs scientifically he is absolutely correct. He’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 I’ll take a break, and find an alternative then hop back on. I’m hoping to drop these pounds my March. We shall see!

Great work! It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!

And hello tad! I hope all is well with you!

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