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Dec 4, 2012 04:06AM, edited Dec 4, 2012 04:08AM
I'm sorry to hear that, auntienance. My husband was on the edge of being diabetic in the summer of 2011.
I was so concerned about it (my father had type 2 diabetes) that I suggested we go on the 17-Day Diet which eventually turned into the 17 month diet or more accurately, an overall change in our eating habits.
I intitiated it because several people in his family had experienced great results with this particular "diet" (I'm not really much for diets per se but this one is the first one that's ever really changed my overall eating habits). I needed to lose some weight as well and so, like you, I decided we needed to buy the book and bite the bullet.
Well, he ended up losing SIXTY POUNDS!
I've lost about 25 pounds.
The last time he went in for his bloodwork the doctor was amazed at the difference in all of his numbers. Unfortunately, his high blood pressure issues remain but they aren't quite as pronounced as they used to be (less edema, better numbers, etc.).
On the downside, I ended up with cancer(!); but I certainly don't blame the "diet"/eating changes - actually, my second-opinion breast surgeon said just the other day that the 25 pound weight loss might have ended up saving my life (I lost a lot of weight in my breasts and my tumor really stood out like the sore thumb that it was).
Good luck with the changes!
Editing to add: We've just recently started eating pasta/pasta sauce again on rare occasions. One reason being that I'm worried that we're not getting enough lycopene...plus, he's Italian and now that we've come this far, I don't think a "treat" (as in pasta or eggplant parmesan) is that bad - as long as we don't go completely overboard.
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