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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: 10,393

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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    Oh, you are going to love The Obesity Code! Dr. Fung is so awesome :) I had the pleasure of seeing him at Low Carb USA in San Diego last month, and he's a great speaker. If you haven't yet, you should watch his Youtube videos. He makes things so easy to understand :)
    26 days ago

    Enjoy your reading. - (I'm not psychic, I saw your comment on Vhalkyrie's blog) Both are good books. the whole 30 is a great way to clean up your diet and find out if you have any issues with food. and 'the obesity code' is just plain amazing.
    27 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2016 9:37:08 AM
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    You mean Broadway for shopping in Saratoga Springs, NY? emoticon

    Can you hardly believe it that I didn't take a single photo while on our trip in August? Sure is a pretty town though.....my next trip I promise I will photo journal for you ....the Victorian Homes and gardens are pure eye candy .... investment in real estate is really strong there right now based on the number of properties that have been restored in the past 5 years and it is prettier than ever!

    Nice to hear from you ....enjoy your week....and make it a good one! Are you teaching this year? emoticon
    27 days ago
    Whole 30 is a self elimination diet to see if you have any particular food sensitivities you aren't aware of. I know what my sensitivities are, but I still find the diet guidelines useful for staying with my natural food diet. I don't follow the program exactly these days, but I certainly keep it handy for staying on track.

    Hope you enjoy your books - let us know what you think!
    28 days ago
    Thanks for the support on my blog. The video is really long so I'm surprise anyone actually watched it! I like all the research he presents that show the benefits of fasting. It's not for everyone and I respect that. My n=1 experiment is to see if it is for me.
    28 days ago
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