3-month Update

EllsBells

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Type 2
I've just passed my 3-month D-versary, so thought I'd post a progress update.

The good:
  • I have brought my sugars down to an average score of 5.9
  • I've lost 3 stone
  • My BMI now falls within the obese category - down from morbidly obese
  • I have lots more energy, no more brain fog and none of the diabetes symptoms I had in the Autumn.
  • My pants keep falling down

The bad:
  • Self-sabotaging by buying junk food and justifying it to myself. I'm not eating all of it but there is a constant trickle of naughtinesses in my shopping basket. I am worried about slipping back into old habits.
  • Snacking is creeping back in
  • Some weeks, I cannot stop the hunger pangs.
  • I'm probably still eating too many calories in a day (luckily fewer than I am using, at least for now)

The meh:
  • My hands are really cold, really dry and the skin is easily damaged. Without constant moisturising they crack and bleed. I also keep dropping and breaking things.
  • I still have a long weight loss journey ahead of me - about 5 1/2 stones more is the ultimate aim.
  • Remission is still possible but my pancreas has not magically reset itself after reaching the 15kg mark (35lbs). If I eat a chinese and don't exercise, my BG fasting levels are elevated for several days afterwards.
  • Weight loss is very hard work, once the weight water has come off.
  • The 3-month mark is when I usually ease up on things because it's something that is now routine. It isn't.
 

adrian1der

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Type 2
Great progress @EllsBells The weight loss is excellent and it is really good that you have more energy. My go to snacks are a chuck of cheese or, in extremis, pork scratchings. I had six stone to loss when I started but by setting little goals along the way I'm getting there having lost just short of 5st 10lbs.
 

EllsBells

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Type 2
Great progress @EllsBells The weight loss is excellent and it is really good that you have more energy. My go to snacks are a chuck of cheese or, in extremis, pork scratchings. I had six stone to loss when I started but by setting little goals along the way I'm getting there having lost just short of 5st 10lbs.
Thanks - I took a bag of pork scratchings and some individual cheese to drinks at my mate's garden last week because of you!
 

Vonny

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Type 2
Thanks - I took a bag of pork scratchings and some individual cheese to drinks at my mate's garden last week because of you!
Thank goodness I am not alone. The snacks for me are creeping back in the shape of pork scratching strips - I can't manage proper scratchings any more after an expensive trip to the dentist! But must cut them down to once a week max.
 

EllsBells

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Type 2
Thank goodness I am not alone. The snacks for me are creeping back in the shape of pork scratching strips - I can't manage proper scratchings any more after an expensive trip to the dentist! But must cut them down to once a week max.
Yep. All thanks to our resident scratching-pusher!! :eek:
 
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