no one else uses this product i guess. glucerna has several good bars, but the peanut/chocolate for me, is the best. i hate to see it go.
i've tried the others and they're ok, but i don't think i could eat as them as often.
i bought a couple of boxes of extend? i think they're called. supposed to keep sugar levels even for up to 9 hours. i'll give them a go for a few days and see.
for me, keeping the weight off is more difficult than losing it, and the worst part of keeping it off, is the cravings i have when my sugar drops. i'm not really hungry, i just feel the need to eat. if i can keep the sugar level, i don't get the shakes and don't get hungry. sometimes i forget to eat, even. can you believe that? never in my life have i had THAT problem!View Thread
as a hypoglycemic, i've used the Glucerna meal bars for years to help control my spikes. after trying all of the different bars, i found the chocolate/peanut version to help me the most. using the bar with carefully chosen meals, i've lost nearly 80 lbs and have kept the majority of it off for way over a year.
the past several months, they've been difficult to find, and i finally inquired at their website and was told it had been discontinued and they suggested i try another type.
sorry, i've been there.
i need a quick fix for this, my supply is dwindling (i buy ahead) quickly. the chocolate/peanut combo seems best at keeping the spikes from happening. maybe the fat/sugar content, not sure.
so rather than reinvent the wheel, i'm hoping some of you here have found a workaround?View Thread
should have said in the 2nd paragraph, that it wasn't just stopping the medication that made me lose weight. the medication was preventing the loss, even though i was restricting my calories.View Thread
the report from a recent MRI for neck pain included a side note about my pituitary gland. it appears atrophied, but in the reporter's opinion there's enough tissue to carry on.
being a worrier, i began reading about this on the internet and i wanted to confer with some folks here concerning it.
it seems like about a dozen years or so, my metabolism came to a grounding halt. i gained 80 lbs and haven't been able to lose it. i blamed it on medication, and last year found if i stopped taking an NSAID, i lost... and i have, 83 lbs!!! i've been counting calories and walking a lot too... so its not just the lack of meds... strange thing though, i was doing the same things before i stopped taking the medication and i couldn't lose.
because of a herniated disk in my neck, i'm once again taking NSAIDS and other pain killers... i'm gaining weight like crazy and retaining fluids... i try to do without the meds, but the pain overwhelms me and i cave.
is it possible there's a connection with the way i'm reacting to the medication and the pituitary?
i live in this body 24/7, and i see the link between weight gain and the nsaids... i'd like to know why?View Thread
i have added a hit of niacin/aspirin a metamucil cocktail as a mid afternoon snack a session on an elliptical after lunch - did 45 minutes yesterday. apples with lunch tuna fish or other fish with lunch
is this really going to help? hope so... last time i took cholesterol medication, my liver went into seizures... a doctor called me personally and ordered me to stop taking it at once... how many times does anyone get a personal call from the doctor?
i'm still looking at the naproxen thing... i had to take it because of an arthritis flareup in my foot/ankle and gained 5 lbs last week. doc says its fluid retention... perhaps so, this time... but 70 to 80 lbs of fluid? i'd be drowning!View Thread
i don't have records prior to these... i changed doctors and didn't get them like i asked...
i do recall though that the triglycerides were extraordinarily high!!! way back when, i had one doctor tell me they were the highest he'd ever seen!
there were a few members of my mother's family with heart disease... none in my father's... my immediate family has no symtoms.
i've kept pretty much to a 1500 cal per day diet and walk between 2.5 to 3 miles a day. i'm willing to go some more with the exercise... i'm considering weights... if i can find the room in the house...
i'm going for 100 lbs! even though the goal the doctor from the university hospital is only 5 lbs away. he measured my bones and stuff and gave me a goal for my structure.
i think i could go ahead and lose more though... i still have pockets of fat i want to get rid of...
i will admit that many times my diet would not measure up healthwise to weightwatchers etc... i'm kinda doing my own thing based upon suggestions the doctor i mentioned earlier gave me.
i wasn't always that heavy... 10 years ago, i began medicating for arthritis, depression, mild hypertension, and possible fibromyalgia...
i began gaining weight like crazy!!! i kept telling the doctors to find the problem, but noone would admit that anything i was taking would cause it.
after 8 years of struggling with this, i've actually been on a diet all this time... i accidentally found which one it was... since then, its been simple, because i've been dieting for so long, its second nature...
i'm wearing my old clothes from 10 years ago now... they're rather out of style but they fit!!! and some are too large!View Thread
i've worked my tail off, literally... i've slowly taken off 76 lbs over the past year and few months... this past week, i had blood work done and when the report came today, i was very disappointed that my HDL/LDL ration had barely budged...
both are at the opposite borderlines... HDL is 39 and LDL is 118...
i was proud of the triglycerides though, they came down nearly 50 points.
total cholesterol was 184...
question... i've been told over and over and over that losing weight would improve these... i've done that, and even with walking between 2 and 3 miles a day, i'm just about where i was last year...
i'm proud of the work i've done, but i'm so very disappointed by the report...