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    I'm continuing to drop pounds, but slowly. A big advantage, however, has been the reduction of my blood sugar levels. Most nights, I don't need any insulin. No long term insuiulin last night and my waking blood sugar was 85.

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    -30 now. I looked in the mirror. I don't see the missing pounds but I do see the pounds that still need to come off.

    I'm coming up on 6 months since last RTX infusion. Headaches returned 3-4 weeks ago but so far no other symptoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    A few years ago I had a heart attack and got several stents installed. After that incident, I went on a strict diet and lost 50 pounds. I was feeling great. Shortly after that, I started getting massive headaches, I had double vision, then one eye swelled up to touch my eyeglasses, giant nasal crusts.... I was in and out of the hospital for several months and on Prednisone for these symptoms. The 50 pounds came back with a vengeance. It was another year before I was diagnosed with GPA.
    Fast forward. I have been off of Prednisone for several months and I made a decision to try to lose weight again. I am now back on the diet. Also, I am diabetic.
    This morning my waking blood sugar was 99. I had 2 cups of coffee and will drink 4-5 glasses of water before eating lunch at 11. I'll have one poached egg on wheat toast, 4-5 strawberries and some cantaloupe. Then take 5 units of fast acting Insulin. For dinner, I'll eat 10 sautéed shrimp, a piece of wheat toast with honey butter and more fruit. Followed with another 5 units of fast acting insulin. Lots more water throughout the day. One Diet Pepsi around 8:30. I'll test my blood sugar before bed and determine if any slow acting insulin is needed.

    I've already lost about 15 pounds, the first pounds come easy.

    Am I risking a flareup?

    Hi John,
    I don’t think this diet will trigger the WG. There is research that suggests fasting 12-16 hours & eating 8-12 hours a day is beneficial & helps with weight loss. I don’t know if fasting will trigger an immune response however. I do know that eating healthy such as the autoimmune diet can help a lot with inflammation. I personally try to keep close to the autoimmune diet but I find it extremely difficult. Please keep us updated. I am interested to know how you feel! Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by NatriceRomeo View Post
    Hi John,
    I don’t think this diet will trigger the WG. There is research that suggests fasting 12-16 hours & eating 8-12 hours a day is beneficial & helps with weight loss. I don’t know if fasting will trigger an immune response however. I do know that eating healthy such as the autoimmune diet can help a lot with inflammation. I personally try to keep close to the autoimmune diet but I find it extremely difficult. Please keep us updated. I am interested to know how you feel! Good luck
    Natty


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    My most recent blood test showed that my SED rate was much lower than the previous month.
    I'm not following the Autoimmune Diet as I usually eat one egg and a piece of wheat bread daily. I am eating lots of fruit, drinking lots of water and trying to keep to 3-4 ounces of meat per day. No snacking. And I end the day with one, deliciously fabulous Fanny May Trinidad. I think next month, I'll switch that to a Pixie though.
    Last edited by John S; 09-20-2018 at 12:07 AM.

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    Still at -30. I hate being on a 2 week plateau. My blood sugar has been getting pretty low (70) and I've been feeling depleted so I have been slowly cutting back on insulin. For the last two days, I haven't had any insulin. I do take 1000 mg of Metformin twice a day.
    My blood sugar is now hovering at 95-115. I'm feeling less run down now so I'm going to resume exercises today.

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    A 30lb weight loss is great. It really gets harder as we have less to lose.
    I am sure that it is even harder when you combine the DM, with weight loss. Keep up the good work and give yourself a pat on the back for the changes you are making!
    Jana


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    It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop!


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    SED Rate is 9. Now hovering around -35 pounds. Current pants are loose but next smaller size is tight. This is what we call a "First World Problem".

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    -40 today. The last ten pounds took 45 days. Sheesh. Put away some of my 3x shirts that were looking pretty baggy. Hello 2X, I haven't seen you for awhile. Now I can buy clothes from the regular mens department instead of the "Big & Tall" section.

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    Look at you go!! Congratulations!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NatriceRomeo View Post
    Look at you go!! Congratulations!


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    When I do look at me, I see that my "Man Boobs" are still bigger than many women's. I see 60 more pounds that I need to shed.

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