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Weekly weigh in - Fridays

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Kyi, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Shelley6255

    Shelley6255 Type 2 · Member

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    Crossing my fingers for you hope they are good. My hbca1 is overdue a four week wait at my gp just to get a blood test! Last test was early May when it was 43 Blood meter readings averaging around 6 so just need to wait and see
     
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  2. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Fantastic achievement. Well done! :)
     
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  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Great achievements.

    Just bought a fitbit. Well it came free with new phone. No running machine in bedroom yet but I'm hoping it can, 2man job, moved soon. Although not sure if wide enough for walking stick too but could try without and try building up stamina. Not sure how its going to go but, we'll see.
    Low carbing again but not as strict as 60g like my first starting attempt.
    Roll on next friday for a more serious weigh-in for me.
     
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  4. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    72.1 Kg today. Down from 72.8 Kg this time last week. I did a lot of walking yesterday and resisted the urge for late night snacks. :)
     
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  5. Kentoldlady1

    Kentoldlady1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought of trying a recumbent bike? I read about these on someone elses thread and am thinking of giving it a go. They are an exercise bike where you are basically laying down. It puts no strain on your hips knees or back. I have not seen any negative reviews about them, and am going to do a bit more research, but they sound interesting. The only drawback will be the amount of room they take up. (And the cost, of course).
     
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  6. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    I love those atthe gym but not visiting gym at mo. I have a runningmschine which is dormant. Small bungalow with partner and 2 kids. I just havent the room:(:( :(
     
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  7. DCUKMod

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    Ickihun - I have posted about this a lot in the past, but when I heard the researcher speak, then had a conversation with his later, I was very struck by the findings of a relatively recent study (2015, but ongoing) at Leicester by Dr Joe Henson

    https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press...ber/standing-up-helps-prevent-type-2-diabetes

    More details here: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/7/1/e014267.full.pdf

    In the briefest terms, his team found that standing for 5 minutes ever hour significantly reduced blood sugars and improved insulin levels in overweight/obese patients; particularly women. Whilst he wholeheartedly embraces the 30 minutes, 5 days a week tenet, he feels that the 5 minute standing can be a linchpin, with anything else on top being a bonus, particularly for those whose mobility is reduced/impaired. The big impact is gained by utilising the large muscle groups required to actually stand up.

    Exercise doesn't have to be complicated or horribly exerting to be effective.
     
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  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    I've been using stable walking and keeping a log in the thread which a few use and snapsy is doing brilliantly on. Hopefully me one day.
    With a 4yr old and ill partner i am standing alot......waiting mainly. Ha ha
     
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  9. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My daughter has come on holiday from Kinshasa and she up changed my(sorry her) scale from stones to K so now I am 43.3
    CAROL
     
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  10. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    @DCUKMod I've just realised higher bgs on an evening lately as sleeping a lot more but off and on waking up at 4amish and not being able to go back to sleep. Not sure if thyroid related as only cold when near a hypo. I'll see how this pans out.
    Did more walking today but had to get a taxi back as I was in agony. More planned tomorrow. No matter the weather. Onwards and upwards. Ps. Far more healthier than this time last year. :) :) :) 4st lighter too. :)
     
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  11. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm keen to see what I'm weighing so far. May weigh-in mid week just to get some perspective. Otherwise I may need to weigh myself daily, just til weight loss in right direction again.
    If I stay the same I don't mind either as treats are in the home now for xmas. My Christmas ends with the grand finale of Christmas Day and a Boxing Day visit. I don't drink anymore so my old tradition of bringing New Year with alcohol has gone and cosying in to my children on New Year's Day has huge more appeal.
    Merry Christmas to all. ;)
     
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  12. Jenniewren1958

    Jenniewren1958 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Posting early

    2lb off & hit 2 stone weight loss today
     
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  13. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Weighed myself last night it was 120.90kgs and this morning as a mid-week weigh-in I'm 120.30kgs so heading in the right direction again. With water tummy (from tramadol and metformin).
    I did have 119.60kgs 8wks ago (1.5lb difference). Onwards and upwards! ;)
    I'm delighted. See you friday for full week weigh-in, for me.
     
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  14. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    I've noticed when no seafood or veg my thyroid is becoming my friend again. Great help when thyroid is happy to play ball.
     
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  15. Contralto

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    maybe I should test try this? And here I have a frozen bag of large safe shrimp from clean waters, the mustard seeds brown and yellow, the onion, the garlic, the kosher salt, the iron pan, the different colors of pepper from the Republic of Georgia, the last of the fresh summer okra from the Pakistani market, the Meyer organic lemons, the slices of salami made without nitrates, the file gumbo (American sassafras powdered) - Think Pavre petit Mamzell Zhizhi gonna have herself some gumbo before trying out a couple seafood free weeks.

    Back from various useless activities, I continue the post by confessing that I have been not only gaining weight but for some reason have become ravenous. Whatever that reason it happens to me at the beginning of winter as if I am going into hibernation and need to see myself through a harsh winter with an extra layer of fat. As if the information on my whole body scan were not negative enough with 41% central body fat! I need to trust the winter to be as mild as global warming and hypnotize myself into slim sobriety
     
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  16. Contralto

    Contralto Other · Expert

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    My old health club used to have this great elliptical stepper with two ski pole things to hold . Much safer than yer average running machine and safer around small one while working more major parts of the bod. Unfortunately, a quick look online puts the price of this thing, a Bowflex cross trainer, out of the realm of most mortal well paid folks

    http://www.bowflex.com/max-trainer/why

    maybe a cheap rental of a used one? The thing about this is that it is low impact on the joints while working a lot of muscles in a short amount of time
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Goonergal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all.

    According to my scales I am 0.7kg heavier than last week, but have taken my belt in another notch this week and have lost 1.5cms from each of my waist and hips over the past 2 weeks, so happy with that.

    @Contralto interesting what you say about hunger - mine has also gone up this week. Will be keeping a close eye on that.
     
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  19. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Started 115.3 kg BMI 39.8 5.4.17
    Today 66.4 kg BMI 22.9
    Lost 48.9kg

    Not trying to lose any more - but hanging out on this thread as I try to maintain :)

    0.3 kg down this week - despite the huge amount of baking I've done for Church Christmas Fair tomorrow.
     
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  20. Kentoldlady1

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    Morning all.
    Started 101kgs.
    Today. 67 kgs
    Lost. 34 kgs.

    Had a bad week. Granddaughter 3 has been in hospital with croup again. Fourth time this year and she is only 10 months old. Blue light ambulance from the out of hours doctor service. My poor daughter in law. I have had the other children and been staying at thier house to help because daddy works away from home.

    Her sister has also had it but is older so coped a bit better. But sleep is a distant memory. Last night was better. Home this morning for change of clothes and going back in a minute. Luckily they dont live too far away.

    Hopefully she is not going to get it again. She is home now and has an inhaler etc so hoping we can manage without going back to the ward.

    Anyway, I have not been eating well. So although I am down on last week for weight my bgl has been creeping up. Probably due to the chocolate I eat in the middle of the night, but not eating any dinner. Hoping to get back to normal this week coming.

    I am in the odd position of having lost weight and for the first time in my adult life not being very happy about it. Would much rather have had better bgl control. It scares me when it goes high and I know its partly because of something I have done ( chocolate) but mostly because of things outside my control ( stress, worry, fear and tiredness).

    This week has really made me realise how much we are at the mercy of diabetes. I take medication for other health problems, and if I keep to the tablets etc its mostly fine. Diabetes isnt really like that. Although I KNEW that, I didnt really see how it would affect me. Now I do .

    Sorry about the moaning. Nobody else to.tell that would really understand and I wouldnt dream of mentioning this to family. We have all had a really bad enough week!

    Hoping that she is over the worst. Last night was much better.

    Hoping you are all well. So much respect for all of you who cope with so much on a daily basis and manage to have a good life.
     
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