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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: 11,548

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 ODAT1117
    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my Irish blog!! It's going to take me some time to adjust to being a little Irish, but I'll manage. :-) I'm sure each year will get a little better and better.

    Have a great weekend!!
    41 days ago
  • v L3ON3TOO
    Thanks Nancy!
    41 days ago
    Hey, Nancy, I'll bet you have a couple of minutes right now to do some stretching!

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    46 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/12/2017 1:17:23 PM
    Thank you for the goodie and brightening my day.. Had a good laugh at your note. Doing better today. I think I am going to handwash the car - hasn't been washed for months. needs it.
    49 days ago
  • v ODAT1117
    Thank you SO much for stopping by and commenting on my tracking blog. You make some really good points and I appreciate your insight about the macros. I've got my tracking set up for a diabetic diet because I prefer the high protein diet in general. I'm not diabetic but I used to have trouble with hypoglycemia so the diabetic diet/nutrition plan is a good choice for me. I could just track and ignore the compartmentalization of the SP tracker or I could figure out a way to manipulate the macros. Great insights! Thank you so much for your input! :-)
    52 days ago
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