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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: 10,908

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

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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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    Nancy--I think you know about the Julian calendar--you probably just did not know it had a name. It is a countdown calendar. On the corner of each day (of our regular Gregorian calendar) it shows a fraction. The first number is the numbered day of the year; the bottom number is how many days left. So Jan 1st is 1/365. December 31 is 365/0. Today Nov 5th is 310/56. 310th day of the year with 56 days remaining. It was started by Julius Caesar so people knew how many days they had to pay their taxes. Back then you could pay your taxes a head of time--so x amount money gave you x amount of days and you could just add the days and see on the calendar when your next payment was due. Sorry if that is long winded--I was a history major, I cannot help it.

    I love the Julian for countdown of days for writing my goals and measuring progress.

    26 days ago
    hey :) Thanks for following my blog! I hope it's helpful with information about keto and fasting.
    30 days ago
    Thanks for popping by my blog and dropping that teaser of bread in a cup--please share!

    38 days ago
    You are right about 85% dark chocolate. I have a hard time over eating it. Its been my secret weapon in the past. As much as I try not to keep it in my desk drawer I may have to stash some for awhile. I think it will help me get past this sugar hump I've gotten myself back into.

    I love your "greens" pic on your page. I was on the app the other night and someone posted in #keto that they could never eat "those foods" forever. I wonder what they think you eat on keto? So when I look at your picture of all the healthy weapons you have what I realize is those people are really saying that they could never give up processed junk food and just eat real food for the rest of their lives. Do they know how ridiculous that is?
    42 days ago
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    Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    I need to treat myself as I would with a dear friend. I use all sorts of mind tricks to do or not do stuff, but in the end, I'm the one paying for it. I need to keep my mind clear with the reasons I am doing this. To focus my energy where it pays and makes me feel great!
    Have a Fantastic Friday too!
    It's pouring rain, in here Quebec! But it won't stop me from going walking!
    42 days ago
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