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    My name is John and I'm a carbaholic......(Hi John yells the crowd)

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 2004, and my awesome doctor [eyeroll] says "here take these pills, go to this nutrition class, and eat better." I go to the nutrition class and learn all about how I should be eating whole grains instead of white, and oatmeal cause that's good for diabetics, and lean meat, and lots of fruit and vegetables.

    Fast forward 7 years.... I've gained 30 pounds, my meds have increased to where I'm taking 5 pills for diabetes, blood pressure, and gerd, still eating all this whole grain shit that doesn't even taste that good, but it's what the awesome doctor and nutritionist [laughter] has told me to do.

    Fuck this, I'm sick of taking all these pills everyday, I feel like shit and I'm disgusted to look at myself in the mirror.

    July 25th I decided to do Atkins again (I did it for a few months while in the Marine Corps and it worked for me to lose weight). So started to read about Atkins on myfitnesspal forums and was amazed to read that the results people were having with their A1C, blood pressure, migraines, IBS.... I was so excited I went to the grocery store and bought 2 lbs of bacon and a big juicy ribeye...lol

    So July 25th I started, read a lot more about Atkins, South Beach, Primal, Paleo, everything I could read low carb. I decided to try and keep my carbs around 25g a day. Between July 25th and August 25th I lost 11 lbs, my pants fit better and my fasting blood glucose has gone from an average of 150ish to about 90ish!!

    I just ordered Mark's book and am looking forward to the challenge and possibillity to win prizes and stuff, but most importantly get healthy to live a long life with my beautiful wife and wonderful kids.
    July 25 - 231.4
    Aug 25 - 220
    Sep 26 - 214
    Oct 26 - 208.8

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    Welcome. Sounds like you are well on your way.

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    • #3
      Holy shit I'm weak!!

      I did my assesment from the Primal Blueprint Fitness e-book.

      I got.........drumroll........

      Pullups 3
      Pushups 31
      Squat 52
      Divebombs 5
      Plank 96 seconds
      July 25 - 231.4
      Aug 25 - 220
      Sep 26 - 214
      Oct 26 - 208.8

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      • #4
        Went to the doctor today... I got my results back from my recent lab. My lab draw was on Aug 31st 1 month and 6 days after starting low carb.

        Nov 2010
        A1C - 8.0
        TC - 206
        HDL - 35.6
        LDL - 96
        Tri - 372

        Mar 2011
        A1C - 7.6
        TC - 200
        HDL - 35.4
        LDL - 101.6
        Tri - 417

        Aug 2011
        A1C - 7.0
        TC - 161
        HDL - 33.1
        LDL - 96.7
        Tri - 156

        I can't wait til February to see what my numbers are then.
        July 25 - 231.4
        Aug 25 - 220
        Sep 26 - 214
        Oct 26 - 208.8

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        • #5
          Did some 1 rep max lifts today.

          DL 365
          SQ 275
          B 225
          July 25 - 231.4
          Aug 25 - 220
          Sep 26 - 214
          Oct 26 - 208.8

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