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Aaaahhh, I am having serious trouble staying motivated eating this ~50g of carbs per day! It's not that it's hard but it's not resulting in what I was hoping which is:
a) weight loss
b) better blood sugars (secondary)
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I am not losing weight at all! In fact, I was losing weight faster before than I am at this point.
And, the past few days my blood sugars have gotten kind of crappy. Which just reaffirms my thinking that food is NOT the only (nor biggest) impact on my blood sugars, for me. Which then makes me really unmotivated! My statistics for the past few days:
38% of readings 4-7 (70-125 mg/dl)
38% of readings 7-11 (125-200 mg/dl)
7% of readings >11 (>200 mg/dl)
12% of readings <4 (<70 mg/dl) Those are pretty much similar to the types of results I was getting when I was eating 100-120g of carbs per day (which is much easier in terms of planning mneals). I do want to give this a chance, and I don't think 10 days is a fair chance. If anyone has any suggestions about my problems, please share, it would really help my motivation if I at least had something to work with.
Also, last night I had a bad infusion set, and within two and a half hours of changing the set I felt sick and had massive ketones (like darker than the darkest colour on the strip!). I have NEVER developed that high a level of ketones (usually, if a site is bad, I'll have maybe small or moderate ketones at two or three hours), so now the whole idea of eating so low carb that I'm spilling ketones constantly is just sooooo unappealing (even though I know technically they are unrelated).