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  2. Giving a speech on March 20, 2018

    I would read anything you wrote meyery! Whom ever hears you speak will be in for a real treat and an amazing and inspiring tale. Have been a fan since you signed on the forum and followed your terrific progress all the way! I've been out of the "room" for a while, congratulations on becoming one with the Moderating Staff:)
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  4. Flies are a PITA

    I hate flies...
  5. Flies are a PITA

    This poor heifer got all tied up when swishing flies away from her butt. The farmer gave up trying to untangle her tail, reached for the chainsaw & cut the tree down https://www.f3nws.com/news/heifer-found-stuck-to-tree-by-tail-on-top-end-station-f75fe8d
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  7. Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Friday, March 16: 5:31 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 103 Breakfast: avocado, Hebrew National beef frank, coffee 8:31 AM: 114 12:36 PM (before lunch): 90 Lunch: innards of a grilled salmon wrap (salmon, roasted veggies (red bell peppers, eggplant, onion), feta), side salad with red wine vinaigrette 3:18 PM: 98 6:05 PM (before dinner): 83 Dinner: salad (lettuce, cucumbers, hard-boiled egg, sliced ham, leftover steak, Havarti), low-carb banana ice cream with SF caramel syrup and whipped cream 8:32 PM: 101 Then snack: 1/4 bar Montezuma's Absolute Black Average for the day: 98 Macronutrients: 78 grams carbs (22 grams fiber), 116 grams fat, 75 grams protein Calories: 1,744
  8. Daily Chat

    I'm sure I will be complaining later today when the temperature exceeds 40C / 104F but I have such a a lot to be thankful for. Yesterday I watched a miserable movie about a mans experiences when his wife gets Alzheimers." Away From Her ". I'm thankful I dont have a partner so wont have that worry. I realise its sad when a partner gets it or dies, but divorces are usually more traumatic. I just wish the DVD ( Very Happy Alexander ) I'd ordered had arrived so I could see the flip side of life. "Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and inactive. Just a dog is occupied to carry food and newspapers to him." Another reason to which I'm thankful is that in the movie I saw snow building up & a man shoveling it even though he wasnt in the mood. Huh... I wasnt in the mood for mowing either but I can let it go a couple of weeks in winter & one just cant do that with snow in snow country.
  9. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    Lee, I am fine when I am in the 40's....or the 30's...or the 20's. When I saw the reading of 49, I was surprised, because I didn't feel low, which I normally do when I'm in the 40's. Before I tested, I washed my hands, made sure they were thoroughly dried off, then went into the dining room where my testing supplies are, wiped my finger off with a cotton ball, soaked with 91% alcohol, let the alcohol dry, and tested. When I am in the 40's, I can feel that I am low, so when I saw today's reading of 49, I wondered if it was wrong, but since I washed my hands, and wiped my finger with the alcohol soaked cotton ball, I don't see how I got a bad reading. But a 49 is better than the 29 and 28 readings I got recently.
  10. VEGAN/Plant-Based diet and pre-diabetis or type2

    Kudos to you for going vegan and you have my best wishes. Theres one member that I can think of thats vegan so keep an eye out for her posts under jwags I tried vegan many years ago but wasnt well, which couldve been from other causes. I'm now lact/ovo pescetarian
  11. Daily Chat

    Hopefully my posts will be easier to read. I have upgraded my iPad to an iPad Pro which has a keyboard/cover you can attach. I bought the Logitech brand. I like the keyboard better than the Apple brand, better construction, better keys, and the keys are backlit, it takes the power from the iPad, so no seperate charging required. It runs all the apps including being able to use Word and Excell Apps. I will store most files on the cloud. You still use your finger instead of a track pad. I had a newer IBook laptop, by Apple. I just do not need all the power and flexibility to run any program you want. It was too heavy to carry around and rather bulky by current terms. I think this will be just fine. And weighs 1.5 pounds think and the keyboard flips over to make a cover, less than 1/2 inch thick, so you just fold it up and slip it on a shelf. FYI I have been working with computers and graphic programs since 1969, so I was happy to put all that behind me when I retired. Happy with my new toy.
  12. Daily Chat

    What a magnificent animal is the shark. Theres a White Pointer breeding ground at a shelf near me & one cant help but admire them. That link of yours Mike has taken me to a few more interesting sites. I was amazed at the travelled distance of a male Tiger Shark that had been tagged . "This PacIOOS Voyager map shows the movement of a 9.3 ft (2.8 m) male tiger shark who was fitted with a satellite tag (tag ID 133369) near Kihei, Maui on October 19, 2013. This tag intermittently tracks the shark's location over time as its dorsal fin breaches the water's surface."
  13. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    7.2 Opposite of yours Hammer.. that was low, are you OK? It was too hot to move yesterday. Summer just wont go away. 38C / 100 F & today is predicted to be 40C / 104F
  14. VEGAN/Plant-Based diet and pre-diabetis or type2

    She is either full of it or ignorant (most likely). I agree with your endo. Fasting and before meals under 100 1 hour post meals under 140 2 hours post meal under 120. I personally go for stricter, but those targets will usually get you under an A1C of 6, which is where the chance of complications drastically drops according to the CDC.
  15. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    A 49 (2.7) for me today.
  16. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    109 this morning. happier
  17. Giving a speech on March 20, 2018

    You just read the article. If you want to see more you’ll have to go to Hawaii to see him drop his pants.
  18. VEGAN/Plant-Based diet and pre-diabetis or type2

    There are enough restrictions with a low carb diet. I don't think I'd want to do without meat, fish, eggs and cheese. I felt and feel much better restricting carbs. I have more energy now than I ever had on a high carb diet. What I'm doing works for me and it keeps my BG low. The trouble with vegan is that it is very hard to get the right nutrients and protein and still keep a low BG. Instead of vegan why not try vegetarian which would allow you to eat protein rich eggs and cheese and cut down on some high carb stuff Your doctor is wrong and your Endo is right. 130 or less is a reading get at 1 hour after meals. Many doctors don't know enough about diabetes and have poor information
  19. I recently switched to a completely plant-based (vegan) diet. Prior to this I tried everything to increase energy, but nothing worked. I have been on Metformin on metabolic syndrom for a few years, and I just quit cold turkey about a month ago. Today I had a doctors appointment and my fasting blood sugar was 116. I was mortified, but she said that it was ok as long as it was under 130. It was just a regular doc, not an endo. Do you think she doesn’t know what she is saying? Or has something changed? My endo always said it HAS to be under 100 fasting. And she didn’t tell me to go back on Metformin on anything. Any feedback? My energy skyrocketed since I went vegan and I feel great. I’ll wait until the rest of the blood work comes back, but I feel much better. I haven’t lost weight though, because I didn’t exclude carbs from my diet. I am not raw or anything, just don’t eat any animal products or anything containing animal products. Also please share your experiences bad or good if you switched to vegan diet with metabolic syndrom. What happened, what did you do, share best practices. Thank you.
  20. Giving a speech on March 20, 2018

    I read the introd and got down to his comment about wearing his sizee 44 pants to ...I can show that it worked but THEN WHAT DO I DO TO READ THE REST? I tried "go to articles (left button) and "Next read article ()right button) but I could not find the article. Maybe I'm just stupid but ? Thanks.
  21. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    Today's reading was a palindromic number, 99.
  22. Daily Chat

    Apparently Tiger Sharks find Maui to be No Ka Oi (number 1) https://www.mauisaltandsage.com/single-post/2018/03/16/Maui-leads-in-Shark-Attacks-Scientists-know-why
  23. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    96 today. I spent the day yesterday with my daughter . We spent the day meeting with advisors, and an attorney. Reviewing my financial an legal status, such fun. no pending issues with me. But you never know. A friend of my daughter’s family is now going to court to get control of her fathers finances. Because has blown through what was once a good retirement nest egg. So so just like a medical directive and giving my daughter the power to make decisions if I can’t. ‘She now has the power and the knowledge of my finances to take over for me if necessary.
  24. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    97 this morning. Hope everyone has a good weekend.
  25. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    164 Painting the kids bathroom today. Woo hoo.
  26. 2018 Morning FBG tests

    My reading this morning was 89!
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