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How do you feel about growing older?

Thursday, November 21, 2019

1st this:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Years ago I lost 50 pounds on Atkins and just as I was getting used to being thinner my daughter had a stroke. Of course, I went to take care of her (she is fine now) but, in the process of my attention being focused on her, I fell back into my old southern style habits of eating and gained the 50 pounds back and then some.

Ok, I said all that to say this. I just started the Ketogenic diet last Sat.10/26/19 and yes it is like Atkins in that it is Low Carbs so, it was probably easier for me to adapt to the idea of cutting out STARCHES & SUGARS.

Once I made up my mind to do this I went to my kitchen and through away my bread, potatoes, rice, pasta and anything that was high in carbs (I could do this because it's just my husband and me). Don't worry I kept the things he really likes and he's fine with it. Then I made my list of allowed meats, veggies and condiments and off to the grocery store I went.

When I did Atkins I didn't know anything about diabetes, as far as I knew I didn't have it back then 1996/97. I did try several times to go back to doing Atkins over the years but, my mind or body just was not ready or willing to do what I wanted. I "KNOW" LOW CARB works so I started doing research and found Dr. Berg talking about Keto and Intermittent Fasting on YouTube. It was just what I needed to get me to do Low Carb again but healthier.

Mon.10/21 it was BS~289
Tue.10/22 it was BS~286
Wed.10/23 it was 289
Thur.10/24 it was BS~302
Fri. 10/25 it was BS~296
Sat.10/26 it was BS~254,
Average morning Blood Sugar ~ 285.

SUNDAY emoticon of "NO MORE SUGAR" Cold Turkey!!! emoticon
Sun.10/27 ~ BS~194,
Mon.10/28 ~ BS~185
Tue. 10/29 ~ BS~174
Wed.10/30 ~ BS~179
Thur.10/31 ~ BS~144
Fri....11/01 ~ BS~147
Sat...11/02 ~ BS~150
Average morning Blood Sugar ~ 167.57

Sun..11/03 ~ BS~118
Mon.11/04 ~ BS~150
Tue. 11/05 ~ BS~108
Wed.11/06 ~ BS~127
Thur.11/07 ~ BS~100
Fri....11/08 ~ BS~111
Sat...11/09 ~ BS~123
Average morning Blood Sugar ~ 119.57

Sun..11/10 ~ BS~113
Mon.11/11 ~ BS~124
Tue. 11/12 ~ BS~121
Wed.11/13 ~ BS~112
Thur.11/14 ~ BS~117
Fri....11/15 ~ BS~114
Sat...11/16 ~ BS~109
Average morning Blood Sugar ~ 115.71

Sun..11/17 ~ BS~120 I did a test and cheated with a bite-size piece of chocolate
Mon.11/18 ~ BS~130 The very next morning up to high.
Tue. 11/19 ~ BS~128
Wed.11/20 ~ BS~121
Thur.11/21 ~ BS~118
Fri....11/22 ~ BS~
Sat...11/23 ~ BS~
Average morning Blood Sugar ~

I stopped taking my BS meds a year ago. So I'm super glad I've found what works for my body. I can't wait to see my Doctor in Dec.!!!

2nd this:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

How do you feel about growing older?

Oh! I thought your age was just a number. I Love may sliver hair and how everyone is so attentive to me when I'm about to climb a ladder or lift anything over 10 pounds. Seriously though, I feel fine about it now. I didn't a few months ago.

On Sun., Oct 27, 2019, I made up my mind to take charge of my lifestyle. First I Stopped eating Sugar to get my blood sugar down from 250/300 range and that only took 10 days to get it down to 100. Plus, my blood pressure has come down too. I had already stopped smoking two years ago on Nov. 10, 2017.

I have lots more energy and my mood has lifted tremendously since I started eating 4 to 8 cups of greens a day and No Sugar at all including starches and reading labels to cut out hidden sugars. I feel 15 YEARS YOUNGER.!.!.!

After~10/26/19 ~ No More Sugar ~ These are some of my changes.

(1) So far, my morning readings of Blood Sugar have dropped from 250 range to the normal range of 100.
(2) I am losing again.
(3) I'm getting out of chairs easier and walking faster.
(4) My left knee has stopped hurting.
(5) I don't need to urinate near as often.
(6) My belly Is NOT bloated anymore.
(7) I'm sleeping so much better too.

(((Hugs))) Bobbie
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Did Atkins twice and South Beach once. Both diets lost significant amount of weight but not much of a meat eater (love my carbs), so couldn't sustain this way of eating and gained the weight back fast.

    Age is relative to how one feels and when I'm at a healthy weight, I feel like I'm in my 30s as for the rest of my body, fat or skinny... forget about it. No matter how young the face looks, turkey neck, sagging breasts and buttocks, tummy pudge, stretch marks and crepe skin are dead giveaways..lol ... BUT... we can always improve by taking off the excess weight, staying hydrated, eating right, building muscle, staying flexible, de-stressing, positive attitude and being able to laugh at ourselves. Been doing lots of that lately.

    Congrats on your progress. Keep up the good work my silver sister!

    ps.. i'm 6 mos into growing out my silvers cold turkey and loving it. The demarcation line is drastic so I wear my hair up in a messy bun most of the time. Recently started keeping it down and braided to one side or wearing it up with the dark hair and silvers purposely enter twined to show the difference and I'm really liking it. I think DH had a hard time accepting the "new look" but when I explained why I was doing it and how difficult it is to go cold turkey, he became more sympathetic. Can't wait to see what I look like when it's all done.
    54 days ago
    I'm happy for you! I do think Dr. Berg is fantastic and have several of his books. He has a lot of videos on YouTube and I find him very easy to follow and understand! keep on keepin' on my friend! emoticon
    58 days ago
    When I was doing low carb, I found Guy Fierire Low Carb BBQ sauce. Got it on Amazon and it is great.
    64 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    emoticon I love that you picked yourself up, dusted yourself off, and continued on your journey towards becoming the healthiest you can be!
    64 days ago
    I hear ya!

    Turning 50 last year wasn't as traumatic as I was expecting but there is (and always will be) a small amount of resentment that I didn't pay enough attention to my health and well-being through m y 30s and 40s.

    I've accepted it and I still hold on to that feeling so that I don't waste the upcoming years.

    I'm at about the 50 pound mark of lost weight so far and, like you, I feel so much younger.

    So happy to see your positive results!
    64 days ago
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