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Blog entries by timerich

  1. 2 months in hospital, latterly the Hallamshire(can't rate it highly enough) to be given a clear diagnosis.which can't be cured, so they're just 'medicating the symptoms' Despite all this including the high carb diet in hospital! My husband's BS never went higher than 9. Back home now and it's...
  2. Without going into too much detail, my husband has been suffering from cellulitis and gout, the acid from the cellulitis has created ulcers. Despite 5 courses of antibiotics and gout medicine the situation has worsened and he's now in hospital, the less said about the treatment he's received so...
  3. I know it's a bit late for wishing everyone on here a Happy New Year but I've been off the site during the festive season. I'm kept very busy over Christmas and into the New Year as it always turns into a mammoth cooking fest for me, due to children and grandchildren coming over and eating me...
  4. The results from the liver scan were good, so no worries there.:D But then we had the required check up with the 'specialist' diabetic nurse. Everything was going well until she asked what bs readings were before bed, generally between 5.5 and 6.7, she was genuinely horrified and we were told...
  5. So my husband has lost 3 stone since April and sugars remain stable. The only cloud on the horizon is that he has to go for a liver scan, but hopefully it'll be ok:)
  6. About 2 weeks ago my husband had a small cut on his left calf. His skin is paper thin in this region. Previously he had large deep ulcers here, it still has the scar tissue. Within a week two ulcers have developed and he's returned to weekly visits and dressings by the district nurse. :(...
  7. Ok so slowly working my way through the Primal Blueprint and to date (this is day 11) I've kept pretty much on track. I've upped to 50g carbs maximum just so I'm not having miniscule meals. So far so good, then went for a day out to Teg's Nose country park, to give the dog a good walk and tick...
  8. To date (since April) my husband has lost 2stone 9lbs and according to the GP his HbA1c is 4.1 yaay!! Cholestrol is down too.:D:D We haven't got the full breakdown as DN couldn't make an appointment as she's away on holiday so will get results on September 16th !! Meanwhile my husnand went to...
  9. Ok, so today my husband had his INR, some concern expressed as it was 'too thick' so he was asked what had he been doing, he thought for a while, yes he's been taking prescribed dosage, he's sticking to LCHF so he's losing weight, neither of us have any medical background so it felt a bit like a...
  10. Despite not being very impressed with the Primal Blueprint (PB) info.:( I've re-read it and Begining tomorrow I'm going to embark on the 21 day challenge or 'Going primal' lol I love the way Americans say things:D. I've looked at the PB food pyramid and it's quite close to LCHF [ATTACH] It...
  11. Well weight coming off but then I had an oops moment or two! Went to the local farmer's market and decided to have lunch. At first felt very smug as I ordered courgette and cheddar cheese soup without the bread roll :smug: But then I succumbed to the luxury salted caramel ice cream, it was...
  12. Currently following Zana Morris's High Fat diet. If followed exactly it promises a 10lb weight loss in 14days. I'm on Day 3 and I've lost 2lbs :joyful:already..hope it lasts:meh: I'm following the recipes in the book and they really are delicious, it's also helped me to understand the...
  13. It's a well organised book with clear points about eating primal which is basically a moderate LCHF diet. But I found it pretty disappointing:( as I've actually gleaned a lot of info from the LCHF forum and Diet Doctor (free trial) all for free. I've only been doing this since April and felt...
  14. [ATTACH] Finally tried celeriac chips (9 carbs for 100g) cooked in oil to go with a cheese omlette cooked in butter...it was delicious:happy: Meanwhile my husband has lost another 3lbs and BS remain stable! :)
  15. :depressed:There are days (today was one of them) when I get fed up of eating LCHF!!! I know I'm doing it for all the right reasons and my husband's health is the main one, but sometimes I wish I could just shove on some rice instead of grating cauliflower. Then I read Dr. Bernstein's book and...
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