Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

ColinUK

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Diagnosed last week. In a rather unsatisfactory manner. (See my Bit of a Shock) thread in Newbies.

I’ve been 16st something for a while now and I know I really needed to shift at least three stone... worth noting that max weight over the last four years has been recorded at 17 1/2 stone.

Just wanted to share that today for the first time in living memory the scales showed my weight starting with 15! 15st 13 1/2lbs to be exact!

I’m not kidding myself that tomorrow it won’t be 16st something again but the trend is absolutely downwards!

Yay me :)
 

trophywench

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Just remembered the instructions on how to eat an elephant - ie divide it up into bite-sized pieces !
 

Drummer

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I got a severe shock when I stood on the scales and they showed three stone just gone, I know not where. I had been so fixated on the blood glucose levels I never even realised I'd lost weight until my clothes started sliding south.
 

SueEK

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Well done Colin, great result and you seem determined to get it down further, along with your bg levels. Good on you x
 

ColinUK

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15st 11.3lbs today :)

So that’s 100.4kg and my target is between 80 and 85... that does seem a long way away... I look back at photos of me when I was that weight and I only had the one chin. Can barely recall what that’s like.
 

SueEK

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15st 11.3lbs today :)

So that’s 100.4kg and my target is between 80 and 85... that does seem a long way away... I look back at photos of me when I was that weight and I only had the one chin. Can barely recall what that’s like.
The point is that you are doing something about it - good on you and keep us informed of your progress - downwards. We are rooting for you Colin x
 

rebrascora

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Thanks Sue!
I’m sure there’s going to be ups as well as downs and putting them here is partially about accountability so it’s helpful :)
Well done Colin and I agree that it is important to acknowledge the blips as well as the achievements, because otherwise people reading this assume it has been an easy journey and wonder why they are struggling so much.
I had a really difficult day yesterday when I craved desperately all afternoon and whilst I did not eat anything as horrendous as I would have pre diagnosis, I was still really naughty and 3 Fibre One Brownies and maybe 15 jelly beans from my hypo stash got guzzled as well as loads of cheese and nuts before I succumbed to the sweet stuff.. I am doing much better today and trying to put it behind me but I think it is also important to own up.
 

Jodee

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Way to go Colin, keep going in that direction, everything will be working out for you :)
 

Drummer

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The weight I lost just vanished, I know not how or why. It was only when my clothes started to slide south that I realised anything had altered.
 

ColinUK

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First pre/post meal testing today too. Pre 5.9. Two hours post 6.6.

So so close to target!
 

rebrascora

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What do you mean close to target, those are both great "in range" readings.
Do you mind me asking what your meal consisted of?
 

ColinUK

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Chicken soup, roast chicken breast, broccoli, a few slices of carrot, strawberries and blueberries.

I didn’t have the kneidlach in the soup or the roast potatoes or the apple crumble
 

rebrascora

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Well done! Your low carb selections from the meal on offer were great and reflect in your meter reading. Did you find it difficult to pass on the carby elements and did you feel satisfied after eating or were you still a bit hungry?
 

ColinUK

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Wasn’t hungry at all and yes I fancied a roastie but it didn’t feel like I was missing out.
 

rebrascora

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That is great!
I sometimes find that I fancy something carby every now and then, like a roastie or a Yorkshire pudding and then when I eat it (bearing in mind I can inject insulin to cover it), it is such a disappointment. In those situations now I try to remember that and resist the temptation but have a low carb treat which I know I will enjoy instead, like a chunk of really nice cheese.
 

ColinUK

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I’m really missing bread/pasta/rice/biscuits today. And I mean REALLY missing them.

I’m about to make mushroom mapu tofu and I’m going to have it with konjac noodles as they’re absolutely zero carbs.
 
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