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Old October 19th, 2003, 01:00 PM
maralyn
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First off I have read Atkins and The new one. HI my name is Maralyn
and I would like to share my story. Sounds like a 12 step beginning
but here it goes.

Obesity and diabetis run in my family. My mother and older sister by
8 years are very overweight so this set the stage for my young eating
habits. When I readh teenage years it was the typical yoyo . I
managed to keep my weight pretty undercontrol for a long time.
However one time I was 220 lbs and went to 115. People told me at
115 I looked just as bad at 220. Both weights were hell and I was
miserable. I also have had the purge thing to add to my list. Well
what really changed my thinking and scared me is my sister is now
legally blind, from detached retinas. She was diabetic and I guess
the sugar that she did not control did not help but dont know if it
was the cause.

I have been on a low carb diet for 2 weeks started the first week by
really just cutting down because I was so out of control with carbs.
Must have been eating 400-500 a day. The first week I went to under
100 , the second I started really the induction but was at 40 so This
week will be the real INDuction, which now I am total prepared for. I
feel I have the rest of my life so I need to drop the carbs slowly in
the beginning.

I love the post here especially for Roger Z. I am going to do this
100 percent and be a low carber for life if it works well for me.
THanks I will be asking questions.
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Old October 19th, 2003, 02:57 PM
Jenny
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Maralyn,

Congratulations for taking steps to control the diabetes threat before you
have to! I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's situation, though.

Since you have to deal with carbs to control diabetes, not just as a
vanity/weight thing, it might be a very good idea to take it slow and
moderate so that you can maintain it for life. The biggest problem with
being extreme in your diet is that it makes it more likely that you will
burn out four or five years down the line. If you can keep the carbs low
enough to keep your blood sugar in line, but high enough that you don't feel
deprived all the time, once the initial thrill has worn off, you may have a
better chance at long term success.

The longer I deal with the diet and diabetes the more I see that there is a
real difference between the challenges faced by people with the disease and
those who diet for less health-related reasons. Gaining weight back sucks,
but if you have a healthy metabolism it isn't going to kill you or make you
blind. My mom has been overweight for the last 30 years and is on the way to
being a healthy 90 years old. Unfortunately, as your family history shows,
the stakes are much higher for people with diabetes.

So hang in there, but keep your focus on finding a way you can eat that
reduces carbs, controls blood sugar, and can be stuck to forever!



-- Jenny

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First off I have read Atkins and The new one. HI my name is Maralyn
and I would like to share my story. Sounds like a 12 step beginning
but here it goes.

Obesity and diabetis run in my family. My mother and older sister by
8 years are very overweight so this set the stage for my young eating
habits. When I readh teenage years it was the typical yoyo . I
managed to keep my weight pretty undercontrol for a long time.
However one time I was 220 lbs and went to 115. People told me at
115 I looked just as bad at 220. Both weights were hell and I was
miserable. I also have had the purge thing to add to my list. Well
what really changed my thinking and scared me is my sister is now
legally blind, from detached retinas. She was diabetic and I guess
the sugar that she did not control did not help but dont know if it
was the cause.

I have been on a low carb diet for 2 weeks started the first week by
really just cutting down because I was so out of control with carbs.
Must have been eating 400-500 a day. The first week I went to under
100 , the second I started really the induction but was at 40 so This
week will be the real INDuction, which now I am total prepared for. I
feel I have the rest of my life so I need to drop the carbs slowly in
the beginning.

I love the post here especially for Roger Z. I am going to do this
100 percent and be a low carber for life if it works well for me.
THanks I will be asking questions.



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Old October 19th, 2003, 09:11 PM
maralyn
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Thank you Jenny for posting. I am not a diabetic yet!! But
certainlly must watch due to family. I was the one in the family who
kinda went the opposite way for a while due to them being so
overweight. I was the one who worked out and was compulsive to a sick
degree (would not lick a stamp at one time ...pathetic) Now I am
155 and trying to get to 140. So I am doing low carb to lose but to
make this a way of life if it works for me. I am here for the long
hall. I am here to be healthy , not get a sugar problem and am loving
that I CAN EAT!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny, I have read your posts and you are a bright smart and kind
person!!!!
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Old October 20th, 2003, 02:11 AM
Jean B.
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maralyn wrote:

First off I have read Atkins and The new one. HI my name is Maralyn
and I would like to share my story. Sounds like a 12 step beginning
but here it goes.

Obesity and diabetis run in my family. My mother and older sister by
8 years are very overweight so this set the stage for my young eating
habits. When I readh teenage years it was the typical yoyo . I
managed to keep my weight pretty undercontrol for a long time.
However one time I was 220 lbs and went to 115. People told me at
115 I looked just as bad at 220. Both weights were hell and I was
miserable. I also have had the purge thing to add to my list. Well
what really changed my thinking and scared me is my sister is now
legally blind, from detached retinas. She was diabetic and I guess
the sugar that she did not control did not help but dont know if it
was the cause.

I have been on a low carb diet for 2 weeks started the first week by
really just cutting down because I was so out of control with carbs.
Must have been eating 400-500 a day. The first week I went to under
100 , the second I started really the induction but was at 40 so This
week will be the real INDuction, which now I am total prepared for. I
feel I have the rest of my life so I need to drop the carbs slowly in
the beginning.

I love the post here especially for Roger Z. I am going to do this
100 percent and be a low carber for life if it works well for me.
THanks I will be asking questions.


Welcome, Maralyn! You have found a great group of supportive
people.
--
Jean B.
 




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