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Old Sun, Oct-15-17, 17:42
HappyHop HappyHop is offline
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Plan: Atkins/Bernstein
Stats: 215/212/170 Male 5 foot 10 inches
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Default Diabetic ready to get sugars lower and lose weight!

I have been a type one diabetic for 40 years. I have come here for emotional support. My journey has been one of doing well for a year low carbing/tight sugar control, fall off the band wagon for a year eating carbs, and eventually back at it etc. So I have never been able to be consistent with my low carb eating for more than a year. I'd like that to change and am seeking support from all you guys. Thanks and nice to meet everyone!
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Old Sun, Oct-15-17, 17:58
tess9132 tess9132 is offline
 
Plan: general lc
Stats: 214/158/130 Female 5'3"
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Hi HappyHop! Welcome! This is a great place for support. Id recommend starting a journal. I find it very helpful to write down my food and exercise each day - I see patterns emerge as far as triggers and binges go. Sometimes other posters see the correlations before I do. Maybe youll find a journal helpful too.
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Old Sun, Oct-15-17, 18:43
HappyHop HappyHop is offline
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Plan: Atkins/Bernstein
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Hi Tess9132 - nice to meet you and thank you for the journal suggestion. I could see that being helpful so I will definitely keep that in mind.
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Old Sun, Oct-15-17, 22:19
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never2late never2late is offline
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Plan: My plan, my way
Stats: 233.8/175.6/179 Female 5'4"
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Progress: 106%
Location: Eastern USA
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I'm a Type 1 also.
I'm not consistent in eating low carb.
So far haven't had any side affects from the diabetes.
Although I do have heart disease also.
Best wishes to you and welcome to the forum.
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Old Sun, Oct-15-17, 23:31
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Plan: lc, highish fat,
Stats: 224/154/124 Female 64 inches
BF:44%/29%/20%
Progress: 70%
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
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Welcome Happy! Looking forward to your journal start...
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Old Mon, Oct-16-17, 04:20
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JEY100 JEY100 is online now
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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Welcome Happy
There is a forum for Dr Bernstein's diet and other diabetes information under the health section...http://forum.lowcarber.org/forumdisplay.php?f=45.
There are new posts on managing T1D with LC, people like Dr Keith Runyon (his e book is also good) and Dr Troy Stapleton, both athletes. You likely know about Dr B's "Diabetes University" and the TypeOneGrit FB group. We are all here for you with emotional support, there is even another sub-forum on Emotional Issues if that is what you need, or maybe join a buddy group or start a journal.
All the best,
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Old Mon, Oct-16-17, 10:26
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khrussva khrussva is online now
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/208/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 101%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
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See the success that others here on this forum have had making low carb a permanent lifestyle change was highly motivational for me. Just knowing that it really is possible gave me the confidence that I could do it, too. This forum is like a reality TV show for me, with emphasis on the reality. Reading about the struggles people have with staying on-plan and consequences of falling off the wagon are just as motivational. I have a life-long history of off and on dieting. I identify with that struggle. I lived it for decades.

Somehow the finally took hold in my brain. I HAVE TO STAY LOW CARB FOR LIFE. I don't have a choice. There is no other way for me to succeed. The struggle to stay on plan fades with consistent LC eating. I fear falling off the wagon and the life of struggle that will return if I do. I have been eating low carb for nearly 4 years. While I've never returned to eating pure junk, I have walked the slippery slope... that fine line between eating too many carbs to stay in control. For me more carbs means more struggle. I keep hoping that I've learned that lesson for good.

I wish you the best. Your life will be better if you can find that thing within you that will make this WOE stick. It is not easy to make a lasting change. Know that it is possible and that YOU can do it.

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Old Mon, Oct-16-17, 10:41
Bonnie OFS Bonnie OFS is offline
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Plan: Dr. Bernstein
Stats: 188/160/135 Female 5 ft 4 inches
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Progress: 53%
Location: NE WA
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SWhile I've never returned to eating pure junk, I have walked the slippery slope... that fine line between eating too many carbs to staying in control. For me more carbs means more struggle. I keep hoping that I've learned that lesson for good.


I've done the same. Each time the lesson gets more entrenched in my brain - I hope to someday never fall off the wagon!
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