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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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    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today, Nancy, and thanks for the words of support! Man, some days are more of a challenge than others, aren't they?!
    61 days ago
  • v SKINNYGIRL1396
    Thanks for stopping by my page! I think I might have a red meat intolerance. The longer it stays out of my diet, the less inflammation and water retention I have on a daily basis. I also feel less agitated. 😬
    70 days ago
  • v L3ON3TOO
    Thank you for the comment on my blog.
    70 days ago
    I'm lucky my DH doesn't cook or bake, lol. I just wish I had time to test some LC recipes- I barely get dinner cooked and dishes washed. I gotta figure it out and quit pouting! I'll be up 10lbs soon if I don't
    76 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog--I have done a few LCHF cookie experiments too--and they are pretty good--but for Christmas I want my fav cookies.

    Please share whatever recipes you come up with; I made a pretty decent LCHF biscotti tht was sugar/sweetener free.

    79 days ago
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