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- was extremely lazy over vacation.
- got sick right after new years, currently dealing with residual phlegm, yay --> still being extremely lazy.
- despite not doing anything to aggravate it for 3 wks, my hip isn't happy yet.
- will go back to PT next week.
- not happy that at this rate, i won't be able to run any distance in the coyote hills race at all. i will have to gently amble.
- joined a group of stargaze friends in a biggest loser competition that started on monday.
- started logging food again today.
- current daily nutritional goals: <50g of carbs, ~100g protein, 1600-1800 calories.
- i'm finding that it's not hard to get enough protein, and i can keep the carbs down reasonably well, but it's a challenge to get enough fat, even putting butter and heavy cream in everything. this is where bacon would come in handy i guess... must expand fat sources.
- bought a glucose/ketone meter because as mentioned before, i'm not only interested in getting into ketosis, but i'm concerned about my glucose levels as well.
- worked out how to use the meter tonight, before dinner, and glucose was at 97, so not great, but not bad i guess for only a few hours fasting? ketones were actually at 0.4, which is almost into ketosis territory, and i haven't been watching the carbs too closely lately, so that seems within reach.
- and as usual, have lots of stuff i really should've done months and months ago that i'm still procrastinating...

Date: 2013-01-17 11:17 pm (UTC)From: (Anonymous)
My recollection is that glucose of 97 before dinner is fine--why are you thinking it's not? That would high end normal for first thing in the morning, though.

FWIW, in-pregnancy (when they want you to be really normal and not just okay) fasting target is under 90, 95, or 100 depending on the doctor. The 1hr post meal target is 120-140, again depending.

(Also--if you find yourself spending a fortune on test strips, you might consider the Walmart's reli-on prime with test strips at $0.18 each.)

Date: 2013-01-18 02:55 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
(I was the anonymous). I don't really know for sure, either, because I'm not normal. And pre-meal sugars are not something I was told to check, so I really only check them to see if I have room to eat.

Carb restriction doesn't have much noticeable effect on my fasting sugars. (But I'm weird in many ways.)

Date: 2013-01-18 07:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It could be illness. Even a minor cold can raise glucose levels. It could be time of the month. It could be you had something sugary on your fingers.

But, FWIW, my glucose goes up overnight. I can see the post-dinner spike, have it end, go to sleep, and when I wake, my glucose is higher than when I went to bed. What it is when I go to sleep has only a little noticeable impact. (I have seen an impact from exercise, though.)

If your fastings are consistently above 100 (or some people say 110), it may be worth consulting a doctor, as some doctors might elect to prescribe metformin for you.

Date: 2013-01-20 12:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
You are a better woman than I for actually testing bloodsugar/ketones. I'm curious, but I'm such a freaking chicken about pricking my finger. :-P

Date: 2013-01-21 05:54 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I think I'm going to give my current strategy at least a month, maybe 6 weeks, before I even bother trying. If things are otherwise working, I feel like it would just give me an extra number to worry about.

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