I have decided to keep this post as an ongoing journal or my progress with the HCG Diet and myself as a type 1 diabetic.

Starting:  285 pounds, 64 Units Humulin N, 20 units Humalog

Day 3: 288 pounds, 20 units HCG, 8 units Humulin N am, 10 units pm, 9 units Humalog, blood sugar 9-16, tomato, chicken breast, 10 celery, Apple (500 calorie total)

Notes:  headache came and went for most of the day.  When it came, drank a litre of water and it seemed to go away.  Drank 5-6 litres total.  Hunger pangs came only in the middle of the day and lasted just 30-45minutes… Again drank water.  Tired at the end of the day so went to bad at 10am.  Had a really bad dream.

Day 4: 283 pounds, 20 units HCG, 10 units Humulin N am, blood sugar 18 in am gave 9 units Humalog, Blood 14 at 10am gave 4 more Humalog, blood 3.7 at 5pm, blood 10 at 11pm, 12 units Humulin N pm.  Food today:  Apple, chicken breast, chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, 8 strawberries.

Notes: really happy to be down 2 pounds already and 5 pounds in one day. Blood sugar running high but plan to carefully get that in line.  No headache today.  Belly was a little grumbly before lunch and dinner but water helped both times.

Day 5: 280.8 lbs, 20 units HCG, 12 units Humulin N am, 14 units pm, blood sugar 12.5 am, blood sugar good all day but 16.6 late, gave 3 humalog Food 4 celery, chicken breast, tomato, halibut,Apple,strawberries,

Notes: surprised how big of a portion of strawberries and celery I get on the HCG diet.  Tomato and cucumber is big too.  Hardest part so far is hearing my wife crunch a toasted tomato sandwich. 

Day 6: 280.4 pounds, 20 units HCG, 15 units humulin N am, 15 units pm, blood sugar 11.6 in am, blood sugar good all day and night. Food: 4 celery, chicken breast, Apple, chicken breast, cucumber.

Notes:  went for a walk and felt more tired than usual.  Very little hunger, no headache, feeling very good overall. Still drinking 5-6 litres of water per day.

… To be continued  

 

Posted by: hungryguy | August 27, 2015

Day 3: HCG diet and diabetes… Time to start losing

I woke up after my last day of loading up another 2 pounds.  I am now at 288 pounds.  Today I drop to 500 calories and I feel hungry already and it is only 7:30am.  However I know it is just in my mind.

The photo is the list of the ONLY foods I can eat to equal my 500 daily calories.  Basically 2 proteins, 2 fruits and 2 vegetables.  I plan on having a small Apple for breakfast, half chicken breast for lunch, half chicken breast and a veggie for dinner and another small apple in the evening.  I feel mentally prepared but Inalso have a headache already so I might be stressing a bit too much.  I am also taking some multi-vitamins.  But no omegas because oil is not allowed – not even on my skin (cream)

Diabetes wise my sugars staring at 11.5 which is perfect.  I have reduced my humulin N insulin to 8 units from 32 units. I will be testing lots to see what is going on.

Now I have to cook a chicken breast to use later.  However I can’t use butter or oil, etc.  so the BBQ is fired up –  LET IT BURN!  (In more ways than one) 

 

Posted by: hungryguy | August 27, 2015

Day 2 HCG diet and diabetes loading continued

I am getting closer to my 500 calorie start day.  Today is my 2nd and final loading day.  I gained a pound from yesterday so up to 286 now.  Today I ate:

Bacon egg and cheese wrap, sausage egg and cheese wrap, 2 hashbrowns, caramel latte, 12 chicken wings, 2 pieces of deep fried fish, large fries, 8 oz prime rib, potatoes, cheesecake, 4 large beers:

I don’t know if that is considered stuffing myself enough but I am stuffed.  Blood sugars were high most of the day.  One time they were perfect.  Had to give insulin all day.  I drank a bit more water so I felt a bit better today.

Going to bed early.  Done eating… Today and for a long time.  Tomorrow I start my new regime.  

Posted by: hungryguy | August 26, 2015

Day 1 HCG diet and diabetes monitoring

It is nearing the end of the day and I have been stuffing myself full of as much bad fatty food as possible.

Breakfast McDonalds:  2 breakfast burritos, a mcgriddle sandwich, sausage and egg mcmuffin, 2 hashbrowns, coffee with double cream

It took me to 1pm to eat all that.  I ended up taking 30+ units of insulin when I normally would have had 5.  Blood sugars stayed high at around 15.

Lunch burger drive inn:  1 double cheese burger, extra large fries with ketchup and a large Oreo cookie/vanilla milkshake.

Again it took me hours to finish everything and I could not finish the fries as they were dry and awful.

Now I was starting to feel awful.  It was mainly from the salt as I did not drink any water.  Feeling sluggish and bloated which is no surprise.  A little depressed too.  All this over stuffing is not really great for the mind either I think.

Dinner subway:  I had to slow it down a bit but I did choose the worst sub I could – foot long meatball with extra Mao.  Also had 3 cookies, some bagged candy and some BBQ Doritos.  Still have to finish the cookies and chips but I will.

I am going to wash everything down with a 3 pack of beer and half bottle of wine.  My mind keeps wondering to day 3 when I will hit the brakes and live on 500 calories.  Considering I have to stuff myself like this again tomorrow I feel as if I won’t have to eat for a month anyways.  We will see.   

 

I have been blogging about my diabetes and weight challenges for something like 8 years now.  It is now time to put this weight behind me..: actually away from me all together and forever.  I have consulted my doctor and at 285 pounds I am going on the 26 day HCG diet.

Day 1-2 are the loading days.  I should be able to handle these.  I have given 20 units of HCG (actually 200 units but we are using insulin syringes) and I must now eat everything bad… Stuff myself as full as possible with fatty foods.  This is a very important step in getting through the first few days of what will soon be a 500 calorie diet plan.

I am a bit nervous about my blood sugar.  I increased my morning dose by over 20% Sinai hope that will help.  I am going to start at McDonalds with a breakfast sandwich and a half dozen or so hash browns.  Actually make that 2 breakfast sandwiches – ha!

I will keep blogging and tracking my food, weight loss and blood sugars.  My plan is to reduce my morning and night insulin from 32 to 8.  That will be when Instart the 500 calorie plan.  

I plan on losing 30 pounds.  My doctor does not want me to lose more than that in the first round.  Actual goal weight will be 250 so that might be closer to 35 pounds on my scale from my current weight.  The maintenance program after will allow me to keep the weight off while adding back in the calories.  The whole process should help reset my metabolism and get my body burning fat again.  I am excited… A lot nervous but ready to begin! 

 

Posted by: hungryguy | October 24, 2013

Type 1 diabetes no needles just pills for now

There is a new blood test I have not heard of before. It took 2 months but it confirms whether someone is type 1 or type 2 diabetic. It tests for some type of enzyme. For my mom, it confirmed that at 60 years old she now has type 1 diabetes (same as me).

However 2 months ago when we knew something was wrong, her doctor put her on pills. With pills, diet and exercise her sugar levels have been great. Only a few high sugar levels and not even that high.

So after confirming type 1 diabetes the doctor had no idea what to do. So they sent her to a diabetes specialist. The specialist said they will keep her on the pills as her sugars have been good. They feel her pancreas must still be producing insulin and it could for a long time still or a short time… They dont know.

She has also been taking garcinia cambogia. Now I dont want to start giving any credit to her blood control to garcinia but it could be a factor too, i think. My mom does not want to take needles (who does?) so this is good news for her. She is proper weight, exercises everyday and eats well. Along with the pills and garcinia it will be interesting to see how long she can manage her type 1 diabetes without needles or insulin.

As mentioned in my last post, I took 2 weeks off my garcinia cambogia. I started back on it and woke up in the middle of the night full of sweat… Blood sugar down to a staggering (literally) 1.5!! I am happy I was not in a seizure and I was able to go downstairs and drink juice.

The next night same thing 1.7. Third night 1.6. Finally I realize that my body is reacting to taking the Garcinia Cambogia again. So i lowered my nighttime insuling from 32 to 28. Still i woke up at 2.1. At least i did not wake up at 3am… I slept all night but still too low. I will reduce again tonight.

So my hypothesis is that the body reacts better to garcinia cambogia after taking some time off of it. Otherwise why would my sugars start plunging again when I was fine for months after the first 2 week blood sugar drop?

So i expect again I will need to reduce insulin significantly for 2 weeks or so. Once my sugar starts going high in the morning I will bring insulin back up. But the ultimate question is: does the Garcinia Cambogia work better when taken in 2 week daily intervals and then stopped for 2 weeks? I will see how good my weight loss is during this next 2 weeks.

The warning to diabetics again which I did not heed myself: you should consider reducing your insulin when starting garcinia cambogia or when starting again after a break. Monitor your blood sugar carefully.

Posted by: hungryguy | August 16, 2013

Took a holiday from everything; results not good

I have a bad habit of taking holidays from not only work but everything else as well.

So the past 2 weeks I have taken holidays from:

Counting food points on weight watchers
Taking my vitamins
Taking my garcinia cambogia
Shaving
Brushing my hair
Overall self hygiene (yuck, i know)

So i have been a bit of a mess overall. Did my weigh in this morning an i am up 5 more pounds. Surprisingly I did not drink the usual 50 beer I would have in past summers. I did have wine and some other alcoholic drinks though.

I am back up to 254 pounds. Still down 30 from jan 1 but up 10 from my recent low. So it is time to refocus. I am back on garcinia cambogia, counting my food points and hoping to get back down toward my end goal of 220 pounds. Yes I am also clean shaven and smelling great in my suit and tie.

I have been away from posting as I have been on holidays last few weeks. Not taking garcinia cambogia and not counting my weight watchers points. Trying my best and hoping the scale is still kind to me when I get home soon.

My mom helped me with my diabetes since I was 12 years old. She did everything for me and showed me the way to be in as good of control as I am now. My mom is 60 and exercises everyday… Eats healthy and is not at all overweight. We were told 25 years ago in some testing that she has the gene which may har passed type 1 diabetes to me. However she has never developed diabetes.

This morning she asked me to test her blood… Said she was thirsty and urinating all night long and she felt something was wrong. I tested her blood and it was 22!! It should be between 4-7. I had her wash her hands to do it again but still… 22.

Perhaps at 60 years old she now has type 1 diabetes? Really? Sounds like absolute crap to me and totally not fair. I decided to play doctor against my brothers wishes (he feels she should go immediately tonthe doctor and holidays should be over). I gave her 3 units of my insulin and held my breath hoping I dont put her into a diabetic coma or give her an allergic reaction.

I tested her blood every 30-60 minutes for 5 hours and at the end she was down to a normal 5.6. I announced to everyone (grand kids, my dad, in laws) that grandma is cured… No more diabetes. But I dont know. Could she have just had a spike of blood sugar die to stress and overindulging during our family reunion or has she really developed type 1 diabetes at this late stay of her life.

She ate very little today but I told her to eat a normal dinner just now. She had salmon, half a potato and some salad. If she is diabetic her sugar will probably spike up over 7. If not, perhaps her sugar will stay below. I will test again in a couple hours to find out.

I hope and pray for the best but I do fear the worst. My mom is a wonderful and selfless person. Everything she does is for everyone else. If you read this please send your positive energy and thoughts for her into the universe. I will update and blog our results later.

Posted by: hungryguy | July 12, 2013

Really bad jeans and their dying moment

I decided to wear my really old FAT jeans out today to buy some new ones. They were waist size 42. Three belt loops torn off from pulling them up over my fat ass for many many years. Back of cuffs destroyed from walking on them and then cutting the strings and jeans off. Bad bad jeans and not in a good way.

The pair of 40 waist I tried first were also too big for me – awesome! A few of the jokes to the salesperson as I was trying them on:

“Will they shink”
“Just in length but they never shrink in the waist”
“What about after two Big Macs. Do they shrink in the waist then?”

No laugh, no comment back… I hate shopping for clothes.

“Ill drive these off the lot today if you will take mine on trade in” show old bad fat jeans.

No comment… He walks away and says something under his breath.

I will save you the pain of reading any more of my humor attempts as they only got worse from there.

I settled on a pair of nice fitting 40’s. could have went 38 but dont want to put it too far. Here is the photos of me throwing away my jeans at the store. My jeans were too bad for even their garbage… The girl in the little black skirt kinda cringed when she saw them crumpled up at the top of the bag. She was very careful not to touch them as she closed the bag… I dont blame her. Off to the denim gods they go.

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