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    Post by Indy51 on Sat Aug 22 2015, 23:54

    Hello and welcome, @nomistheman!

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    Post by Pasha on Sun Aug 23 2015, 03:57

    @nomistheman wrote:Hello,

    Just thought I'd drop a post here to let you know I've arrived here - OMG I can hear you all groaning already! Wink

    Thank @merrylizard1314 for sign posting me.

    I see some familiar forum names here. Smile

    I'll get around to editing my profile when I have a spare few minutes - about time I updated the picture anyway!


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    Post by mo1905 on Sun Aug 23 2015, 08:38

    Good to see you here nomistheman :-)


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Aug 23 2015, 10:19

    A warm welcome from me too nomistheman sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 23 2015, 16:53

    Chuffed to see you here nomistheman, don't let our policy of total freedom of speech (subject to our minimal rules re the law) put a zap on you. I look forward to reading your posts.


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Aug 23 2015, 19:30

    ... I notice that 'itsoversugar' signed in earlier, a warm welcome sunny

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    Post by nomistheman on Wed Aug 26 2015, 18:48

    @zand wrote:Yay! Nomistheman.... welcome!  When is our next fat fast then? Smile

    I believe it was "touted" as mid September?

    Need to get Baruney on here and we'll be good to go! Smile
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    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Aug 26 2015, 18:59

    If anyone has a way of inviting Baruney and any others to this humble little forum then please feel free to do so. thumb-up


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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Aug 28 2015, 18:48

    @Paul1976 wrote:If anyone has a way of inviting Baruney and any others to this humble little forum then please feel free to do so. thumb-up

    ... spotted Baruney was signed in a little earlier ... so welcome Baruney sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Post by nomistheman on Fri Aug 28 2015, 19:23

    @Jan1 wrote:
    @Paul1976 wrote:If anyone has a way of inviting Baruney and any others to this humble little forum then please feel free to do so. thumb-up

    ... spotted Baruney was signed in a little earlier ... so welcome Baruney sunny

    All the best Jan

    I would just like to second @Jan1 in welcoming @Baruney to the forum - I'm eagerly anticipating his first post! Very Happy thumb-up
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    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Aug 28 2015, 19:24

    Indeed! Welcome Baruney-Good to have you here! Very Happy


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    @Baruney welcome Smile I think I know you from somewhere. Smile
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    Post by mo1905 on Fri Aug 28 2015, 19:49

    Good to have you on board Baruney !


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    Post by graham64 on Fri Aug 28 2015, 21:55

    Welcome from me too Baruney Very Happy


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    Post by Pasha on Sat Aug 29 2015, 04:04

    Baruney, welcome to the land of the free. All your FFF are here. [ FFF= fat fasting friends ]
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    Post by Baruney on Sat Aug 29 2015, 09:16

    @Eddie wrote:Chuffed to see you here nomistheman, don't let our policy of total freedom of speech (subject to our minimal rules re the law) put a zap on you. I look forward to reading your posts.

    I'not. Eddie you are so going to regret saying that.

    Morning troops.
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    Post by nomistheman on Sat Aug 29 2015, 10:20

    @Baruney wrote:
    @Eddie wrote:Chuffed to see you here nomistheman, don't let our policy of total freedom of speech (subject to our minimal rules re the law) put a zap on you. I look forward to reading your posts.

    I'not. Eddie you are so going to regret saying that.

    Morning troops.

    @Baruney - you cow!

    Wait! What? mrgreen

    Moooooo! :LOL:
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    Post by Baruney on Sun Aug 30 2015, 07:38

    Morning troops

    Thanks for the welcome.

    Feeling all Oatesey this morning.....I am just going outside, I maybe some time!

    Mid September fay fast then?
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    Post by nomistheman on Sun Aug 30 2015, 12:35

    @Baruney wrote:Morning troops

    Thanks for the welcome.

    Feeling all Oatesey this morning.....I am just going outside, I maybe some time!

    Mid September fay fast then?

    Enjoy your excursion around Kent today. I know you'll do well! thumb-up

    Fat Fast mid September - Yeup! I'm in! Very Happy

    Will start an intro thread somewhere ...
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    Post by zand on Sun Aug 30 2015, 14:52

    I think I'm in too, but I'll possibly do a water fast day first and then the 5 day fat fast because a couple of people suggested that to me after last time. Depending on timing I may just do my own laid back fat fast again. Smile
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 03 2015, 20:45

    Hey ... I've just seen we have another new member ...

    A warm welcome skinnydipper sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Post by zand on Thu Sep 03 2015, 20:49

    Hi skinnydipper, welcome Smile
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    Post by skinnydipper on Fri Sep 04 2015, 14:22

    Thank you for the warm welcome.  This is the first time that I have posted on a forum so please excuse any gaffes.

    I have been a lurker on "the other forum" since I was diagnosed as T2 in 2013.  The high blood sugar was picked up by the ambulance men when I was admitted to hospital for another problem.  I had previously been to the doctor with blurred vision and other vague symptoms but never had BG checked.  

    Following the brief admission (when the hospital advised to see my GP re BG) and before seeing my GP, I started looking into solutions and discovered low carb.  I already had a meter as my late brother in law was an insulin dependent T2 and for some reason I kept his meters.  Incidentally he committed suicide by stopping his insulin. My GP suggested Metformin at that time but having read extensively I decided to give low carb a go first and it worked.  My GP tells me I am no longer diabetic.  I know that I am only achieving good results through low carb.

    Since starting low carb my kidney function has improved from eGFR of 55 to 84. GP hadn't bothered to tell me it was down to 55 about 5 years ago and only told me when the results were improving! - I was furious.  Reason for not being told - not at treatment level.  Obviously just waiting for further deterioration.  I now make sure I know all my results and ask for copies.

    My autoimmune hypothyroidism has improved and I now only need 75 mcg of Thyroxine instead of 125.  I understand from reading up on it that the thyroid function improves as a consequence of lower insulin levels - GP hadn't heard of this.  I assume I had insulin resistance and was producing massive amounts of insulin to try & keep my blood sugar down.

    I had been diagnosed with early cataracts some years ago but no sign of them now.  I understand they can be caused by high blood sugar and called "sugar cataracts"

    Another bonus is the weight loss, I have lost about 4st without any effort other than the change in diet and am now slim. I do not count how many CH grams I eat but just follow LCHF guidelines and eat real food.  Even though I have no gall bladder I have had no problem eating high fat.

    I have also been able to stop the proton pump inhibitor for reflux that I had been taking for many years and which nobody told me caused osteoporosis.  As you can see I now read up on everything.

    Against my doctor's advice I stopped taking my statin and despite his pessimism my triglycerides are now excellent.  I also stopped one of my BP meds.

    At the time of diagnosis I was told I was just over the borderline into T2 so I realise I am very lucky not to have been further down the line.  I feel blessed to have been so ill that day I required an ambulance as if my blood had not been checked by the ambulance man then I would have continued to abuse my body by eating junk and probably caused more permanent damage.  All my improvements in health I put down to eating a low carbohydrate diet.

    I just wish that I hadn't always accepted medication as the solution but looked into the cause of the problem and tried to put that right.  Still, its never too late to take responsibility for your own health.

    I have probably told you more than you needed or wanted to know and will likely just go back to lurking.

    I have learnt so much from the knowledgeable low carb folk and continue to learn.  Thank you for your guidance.
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    Post by zand on Fri Sep 04 2015, 14:33

    Hey don't you dare just go back to lurking . Smile Your story has given me a huge lift. It's amazing! Very well done. I had the same with my eGFR I wasn't told it was around 60% either, or that I had fatty liver. If I had known I would have acted sooner, just like you.

    So thanks very much for telling your story, I hope you decide to stick around, you have made my day. Smile
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    Post by Eddie on Fri Sep 04 2015, 14:38

    Thank you for your stunning post, which I hope is the first of many. However I appreciate people have other priorities. I have seen  turnaround's in peoples health  by low carbing many times, but your story probably rates the best I have ever seen, a truly stunning achievement. Very well done indeed.

    I write and contribute on various other sites and would love to spread your good news far and wide, can I have your permission to do so, I know it would bring hope to many people.

    Thank you for joining here and posting. The very best of luck and health to you and yours. And thank you for reminding an old renegade like me, why we continue to work for the low carb cause.

    Regards Eddie


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