Your journey has been very interesting! Great Job!
I found for me, what worked for me for a while was super, too, but then I got tired of eating almonds and 1/2 an apple for dessert and some of the other things I was eating.
So...be aware that this "might" happen with you, and try to vary things a little more that you also don't tire of the same foods.
I'm back to being stricter again, and doing better, also.
Let us know what your A1C number is doing this regime! I'll be curious about that. I'm also curious to know if you've been testing your bs numbers two hours after eating the pasta, and what you've been getting. Were the numbers you posted your morning fasting numbers? Do you test during the day? It sounds like a really good eating plan for you! Keep up the good work.View Thread
I found when I was more hungry that my blood sugar levels were up. Check your blood sugar levels when you are feeling this way.
Hungry for me could be stress...that makes me hungry.... It could be feeling sad about something...food soothes me... It could be you are drinking a lot of diet drinks which have the sugarless component in it like Aspartame, etc. That makes you hungry, too.
For me, I try to be aware of "why" I'm feeling hungry.
Are you including some carbs in your meals to go along with the protein? That might help. Talk to your doctor/dietician about how many carbs you should eat for a meal.
Also, when I was heavily working out, I seemed to be a lot more hungry than now.
These are just some ideas I'm throwing out.
I'll never forget when my doctor told me that taking the Metformin, I'll be losing weight. I did no such thing. I tried and tried and couldn't lose weight. I think other people have intestinal problems with it and lose weight, "or" it brings down their bs numbers and they're not craving things.
Are you eating anything that might be setting off your bs numbers to go up?View Thread
Often food allergies can make gas. I'm allergic to milk, so have to be very careful sometimes. I also have IBS, which causes bloating. I've read that chewing gum or talking a lot while you're eating causes gas by swallowing too much air. I've also read gluten allergies may cause bloating. Try cutting out certain foods that you notice "might" be the cause, like beans, cabbage, etc., and see if that works. Cut out some milk products. Just try different things.View Thread
Den, I figured out where you got that statement. It was from a t.v. program I happened to watch last night that was a comedy. I didn't understand what you were talking about "With great powers comes great responsibility". Do you know what that means? How about with maturity comes great responsibility. When you take responsibility for your actions, you will do much better. When you know you really are a diabetic, and need to watch your carb levels, you will be out of denial.
Not one person on here is ever perfect. I know for me, I'm working really hard to be stricted again. So far it's working fairly well. I still can go up higher in my numbers if I have too many carbs at once. I "am" diabetic. I'm taking the lowest dose of Metformin, and I don't feel it does me very much good. What does me well is being stricter with my choices. Right now I'm having smaller meals, spaced apart. This seems to be working, and I have lost five lbs. I'm also not able to do my exercise. Possibly I have lost muscle mass. I "am" swimming once a week, and doing the exercises my physical therapist has me doing for my hip flexor.
I'm focusing on me right now, Den, and you need to do that for you.
David just became blind this year. It hit both of his eyes, first one, then the other.
By the way, I'm the one that talked about a group home, and I mentioned that I didn't think you needed one, as you can do it alone, BUT you need to do it.
Den, there's no one that takes care of me, either. I went through years of therapy to learn to take care of myself, and not depend on others. Yes, we all know you have a learning disability and mental problems, but I have know some people your age who have both, and are functioning well. The medicine they take for mental illness helps them, but they also take responsibility to help themselves.
There are group homes you could live in where you have a counselor, but they evidently think you can do this on your own. The more you're pampered, the more dependent you'll be and not do things on your own. The more you'll play computer games and not eat right. Unless you find a caretaker type woman, they won't take care of you, either, so the sooner you look at reality, the better you'll be, Den. Not one person on here feels sorry for you at all. You would not want that. You have to be the one to change. You have made some good changes, but you keep looking for someone "else" to make you better. The thing is this, Den, you need to make "yourself" better. Once you do that, people will want to spend more time with you. You won't blame David or any of the rest of the posters here on why you're not getting better. The key is look inside of you, and build up strength there.View Thread