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Each day that I make healthy choices I feel that energetic glow that makes life so joyous. And that glow improves with practice. I choose to embrace who I am today. And I take responsibility for the quality of my life by making responsible and healthy choices in all aspects of my life. The by-product of a Healthy lifestyle is a healthy body weight. I'm not exactly sure what number that is for me. If I keep my focus on living my healthiest every day, I am sure that a lot of different numbers will be healthy for me, along the way.

Member Since: 8/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,958

My Goals:
Lower my A1C!

Make Healthy Choices

Keep a Positive Attitude

Take full responsibility for my quality of life.


My Program:
On August 9th, I went back to my old account on Atkins.com and started following Induction (the first stage with 20 net carbs. Net carbs are total grams carbs - fiber grams.) At my Dr.s appointment 10 days later, I told my Dr. that my blood glucose levels were too low at bedtime (78) and she told me to go off meds (Invokana 100mg) and agreed to let me try and keep my sugar levels low by diet and exercise. I keep accruing information and have since acquired a copy of Dr. Fung's book "The Obesity Code" where he recommends a program of Intermittent fasting to lower insulin levels in the bloodstream. I have been eating a full day of a low carb diet one day and just eating dinner on the alternate day for about a week now. My body seems to be responding well to this and I am losing weight. Even more significant to me is my fasting blood sugars are in non-diabetic ranges. I keep waiting for them to creep up, but so far they have been lower than when I was taking medication. I will continue on



Personal Information:
I am a native New Yorker (upstate) who was transplanted to Texas (Katy)
61 year old mother of five - ages 34, 31, 27, 26 and 22. Four boys and one girl (26 year old). My husband and I have been married for 38 years.


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I am smoke-free since 2/15/2007

Newly diagnosed as type 2 diabetic started insulin treatment on 1/28/2016. Now off insulin. Oral medications only 2/15/16 UPDATE 8/21/16 off diabetes meds on low carb diet.







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  • v _RAMONA
    How's the keto challenge going?
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    5 days ago
  • v C28683
    Hi. I have been on here off and on for a while. I'm going to try to stay on here. I'm moving from The to upstate NY on Saturday. When I came to Texas 10 years ago I weighed 135. I Gained 30 lbs here. I also gained 10 years, I'll be 60 this year.
    20 days ago
  • v BUDGETMAW
    Thanks for stopping by my Kindness Blog and your frequent posts there. Thanks, too, for joining me on my Kindness Journey.

    Did varmints come along and eat the kitty food, or did the cat come back?
    36 days ago
  • v VTORIA3
    Hi, friend! Sounds like you are adapting to your new surrounding with success. Just managing the colder winter season in NY counts for extra calorie burn. I challenge you to meet the needle on your scale with no weight gain. emoticon Ahem, now for me. I have big challenges in front of me to lose the weight I have gained over late Fall. Busted. Well, time for a Nike moment as you say....."just do it! Texas probably can't come soon enough..... emoticon
    38 days ago
  • v ANUNGRAINEDLIFE
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog post. I am not sure how to comment back yet there..as I'm only just starting to use SP as a social engagement. Are you doing LC as well?
    41 days ago
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