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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alien Aspie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    For your fast do you just drink water? do you count coffee/tea or only if no almond/non standard milk?
     
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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...much cooler here thank goodness even a slight breeze but the threat of another thunder storm is lingering in the background...reading about the exam fiasco so many pupils downgraded it stinks...lots of people advising them to appeal the decisions some will but lots are likely to find the cost prohibitive...I had no idea you had to pay to appeal a manifestly unfair decision based on an unpublished algorithm so effectively those who want to appeal will be stumbling about in the dark...ooh the machinations of dirty politics will no doubt be long lasting...paperwork to do today so another coffee then to work...woke to a 6.5...keep safe everyone.
     
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  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    4.2 this morning had been down to 3.5 in the night after breakfast oddly down to 3.8 not feeling too bad though still not had any of the promised thunder storms just dull overcast sky and a bit cooler today.
     
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  4. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    The fast went really well but the strange thing was the fasting has triggered a craving for broccoli and celery soup. A very weird craving to have - especially in a heat wave.
    It wasn't classy at all. I threw celery and broccoli into some chicken bone broth made in our multi cooker and just added salt, pepper and the Levi Roots seasoning. Then served with shaved parmesan. Delicious. Mr K wouldn't eat it. He does not like broccoli and celery soup.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Mostly I just drink water or Redbush tea with no milk. But I sometimes do have coffee with a teaspoon of cream during a fast. I did read that Jason Fung drinks coffee and cream when intermittent fasting so I am in good company.
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    A righteous and Godly decision. The man is a legend. :angelic:

    Serious question: Does my usual 17 hrs on just tea with almond milk and almond milk latte count? I'm allergic to Fungs - (his audible books are amazing for sending me to sleep though. Highly unlikely to ever progress far. 5 mins is plenty)
     
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  7. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Not like me in Cyprus 20 years ago, I use the Cif instead of the sunblock! :)D.

     
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  8. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    At least you came clean about it
     
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  9. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My feeling is (although I am not an expert) that your almond milk in tea is on a par with cream - or maybe it is actually better than cream as it is lower carb. The almond milk latte looks ok also, although it does depend on how much of it you use.

    I have read that the sweetened Almond milks are very high carb - but the unsweetened ones are absolutely ok on keto.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen and all who are pondering the mysterious almond milk. For me and me's we just started drinking tea and koffy in its naked form black, now we that is all of me can't drink it any other way.

    A 5.5 this morning, the meter is planning something, but bitter experience has taught me that high ambient temperatures put my obese body under stress which affects my blood sugars.

    I hope your day is progressing along desired routes with minimal deviations, but I guess that would make things far to simple.
    Did you all get good grades in A level art yesterday? I do hope so.
    According to Mrs J who deals with such things I got a PhD in being under her feet, but I have studying for 41 yrs and 11 months.
    Now I must sign out and enact asking her stupid questions pt 3.
     
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  11. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks. I mainly use h/m - water and small particles of the 60 gms almonds in A/M kettle, well strained - or unsweetened which claims to be 0 carbs. Please don't use the K word before the watershed (won't someone think of the poor children).Michael Mosley didn't:angelic:
     
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  12. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds way better than cream - ideal for fasting. I promise I won't use the I word before the watershed.
     
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    What a day! Then just before sitting down with a GandT I was trying to be helpful and vacuuming Mrs MCs study the belt on our old Hoover broke and left black rubber marks on the nice pale carpet. 1 hour on my hands and knees scrubbing and it's better but more spread, new carpet me thinks. :banghead:

    So a very quick A4 watercolour sketch to layout composition for the final of my Beech Tree Hill Circles, 15 minutes. Will work on the actual watercolour Saturday.

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    I got a Grade 2 back in 1967 do you thing that if I complain they might up it to grade 1?:)
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about your ruined carpet :(

    I like this sketch @Muddy Cyclist
    Very atmospheric.
     
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  15. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    good evening all :)

    was 4.6 this morning

    cooler last night which improved the chances of sleep :)
    a quietish day today after our day out volunteering yesterday. We had a damp and misty start but now the sun is out and the temperature is going up again, good job Katy had her clip on Monday, a big standard poodle with long hair has just walked along the street outside our house with it's owner and the poor thing looked so hot and miserable :sorry:

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)

    @ianpspurs - late to the party because I had to catch up reading but congratulations on your latest test coming back with good results :joyful:

    @dunelm three stunning artworks, I liked the treescape with the orchids in the foreground very much and your latest has a lovely, simple elegance of line which is not easy to achieve.

    @gennepher - I'm enjoying the way this app is performing for you and I love how you use deep contrasts and vibrant colours, I especially like the moon and seascape :)

    @Muddy Cyclist - Hugs for the black marks on the carpet :(

    good to see the beginnings and then the finished work, I like to see the different stages, it's instructive ;) Nice finished painting, you're always so good at rendering the light, though I can understand why you added a wash of purple into the deep shadows and should imagine it would enhance that area (I find handling purple a bit tricky myself because it seems to depend so much on the shade you use :sorry:)

    Interesting composition for the next painting and I look forward to seeing it :)

    art bit - thank you all for your kind comments on my 'John Blockley' style ;) I enjoyed trying it , perhaps I'll do another, it's a bit different from my usual

    I quite like to do flowers and plants but I'm inclined to fiddle about too much so here are a couple of the letterbox style things

    no 1 - I'm an oldie so a base pallet is Red/Blue/Yellow to me but I notice that a some people now use Cyan/Magenta/Yellow - is this because of the influence of light mixing for digital media ?
    quick experiment using it for a change

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    no 2 - my usual - seascape with cliff just because ;)
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  16. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you for the congratulations and the art. Interesting that you liked the cooler conditions for better sleep. It was cooler here last night and my sleep was shorter and score was lower.
     
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    @gennep
    Thank you. MRs MC was wanting a new carpet anyway so she is not so mad with me.
     
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  18. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to be quite muted with my colour choices but have suddenly found Cadmium Yellow light hue and sap green figures a lot in my paintings. The purple I use is Permenent Mauve I have also added Mineral Turquoise from the sennelier range of paints.

    Thank you for your appreciation.

    I really like both of your watercolours today, the added colours to your usual choice work very well. I like the way you have a light hand with the intensity of colour, mine always turn brighter and heavier I might as well be useing oils.
     
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    On our walk today Melody captured this photo of a butterfly that caught her eye.

    butterfly1.jpg
     
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  20. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @geefull

    I don't know anything about colour or the theory of it for painting, so I am not much help.

    I like your second painting the best. I like the colours in it better too.
    I could do with a swim in that water...
     
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