After 10 years, I am still med free and can officially say I no longer have type 2 diabetes! A few months back, I went into the doctor weighing 207 with an A1C of 6.9 (normal is 5.6 and below). Keep in mind, I hadn’t been to the doctor in over 5 years and had … More Doctor Day! My Results Are In!
This woman’s story it the perfect example for everyone to NOT rely solely on how much you weigh. It isn’t just about your measurements or your clothing size, either. It is a combination of everything, including just how good you feel! https://some.ly/FRNy7zC
Originally posted on Brenda Nolen:
Rachel McLish – The first woman I saw with muscles who still looked feminine. I do not hear this nearly as much as I did when I first looked into lifting weights. I hope it has something to do with people being more enlightened but I’m pretty sure they just…
It has been a year today since my husband’s surgery to remove a polyp that turned into a cancer diagnosis. It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. I spend my days alone, while he is at work, yet when he was in the hospital I was like a little child, lonely and … More A Year Today – Cancer and Life
Originally posted on Can Anybody Hear Me?:
After. It’s here. In my first post, Before, 3 years ago, I said “I’m not to After yet, but I’m closer to After than to Before.” I now weigh 117 – 120 pounds (depending on the day), and standing at 5-foot 6-inches, that measurement means that After is very,…
This year has taught me a lot and it’s not even over yet. I have learned that, despite being alone for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, I do not like being without my husband. I learned that, no matter how long I was physically away from my family, we still truly love … More 2015. So Far
I just received a message from someone on Facebook about a fantastic line of products that will get you into a state of ketosis in 3 hours. From the little I read, you drink two of their drinks (two separate products), eat their “special treat”, then subsidize the rest of your calories with meat and … More Get Keto Quick … I Mean Get Rich Quick Schemes
As I’ve said before, I flew off the rails once I discovered my fish/seafood allergy was gone. Well, life (my subconscious, the gods) have a funny way of throwing me back on the rails. As I’ve noted before, my husband has had health issues that coincided with not only my type 2 diabetes diagnosis but … More Quick Update
I know I just told someone that this way of eating was like a marathon but I was wrong (and Dick Talens was right). You need to read this article. Four Things Nobody Tells You About Successful Weight Loss
See, this guy … this is what I like to see. He is the kind of guy who doesn’t look for a politically correct or sensitive way to say things. He just says it. The meme he includes in the post pretty much sums up his way of thinking: You really should read this post! … More The Brutally Honest 6 Reasons You Are Still Overfat
Most of the time, I don’t like lists like this but since this one was from Bodybuilding.com, I thought I would give it a read. I like it! Obviously, there are some tips that don’t apply to those going low carb but too many of the others can help, especially if you have been low … More 50 Fat Torching Tricks for 2015
Well, for the first time in 16 years (that was the last time I quit for an extended period of time), I am in the process of becoming an ex smoker. I have gone from smoking 3 packs per day on Tuesday (for those who may be lucky enough not to know, there are 20 … More Cigarettes
This really is the secret to long-term success: give yourself time. If you don’t see immediate progress, give it more time. Some people (like I have mentioned before) see tons of weight come off immediately (or at least it seems that way) while others have bodies that are more stubborn than some. See, my initial … More Secrets From Your Personal Trainer – Give It a Year to Lose Weight
I have wasted … I mean thoroughly enjoyed this man’s comic strips! http://theoatmeal.com/
And another fantastic bit of wisdom shared by Elliott Hulse. I’ve never really been a goal setter. No, that’s not true. I’ve never set big, life-altering specific goals for myself. I set small ones all the time (like finishing a project) but I have always found it difficult to not only figure out “what I … More The 2015 Version Of You – Setting Goals
Well, before the recipe post-fest commences, I thought I would give everyone a proper update. My stats have been updated, reflecting my weight and size gains since August. In case anyone is unaware, I injured my shoulder when I re-started this journey in August of 2013. I hadn’t lifted weights since high school and immediately … More Update: January 3, 2015
I’m working on my You Tube channel and stumbled onto this video. I truly believe this is why I have been successful this time around. I shifted my focus from everyone else (look, she lost 50 pounds in two months and I’ve lost 2) to myself and what my body was capable of daily.
Well, this past week has been busy and full of experimentation. My typical physical training went out the door, due to the weather and my improved mental state (and physical). When we bought this house, there was so much that needed to be done (and only a month to complete it before we moved in) … More Update – July 15, 2014 – Blood Sugar Success
Look what I found! This is a fantastic interview with authors Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D. & Stephen Phinney, MD, Ph.D.
So, after a month of inactivity and a week of stretching/strengthening my shoulder, I did my first weight training this morning. I feel great, though my muscles already are a bit upset that I did more than sit in the chair all day. My shoulder isn’t sore at all and I think that’s because I … More Fitness Is A Skill article and another mini-update
It’s been approximately one month since I stopped all training (weight and otherwise). Once Spring sprung, it was like getting slammed into a wall. So, I had decided today was the day. Of course, I was up at 12:30 AM due to my allergies but I digress. I went back to bed with the intention … More A Month Of No Training
So, this isn’t a talk about poo (I’ve already done that one). This is something else. Out of curiosity, I clicked on one of those paid links Facebook is now including on our home pages about the one weight loss secret for women. I sat there, listening to one of those annoying 3 minute “videos” … More Fiber and You (Leptin Resistance)
I’m not sure how “normal” my thinking is. I’ve always been a “what if” kind of person. If you have looked at my website (wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t … it’s still pretty pathetic) or my other blog, you can probably see a ‘theme’ of what ifs: What if you lose your job? What … More Carb Reloading
You really should read this. It’s listed as an opinion piece from the New York Times but the fact that “we” have been experimenting with antibiotics causing weight gain in animals AND humans since the 1950’s is interesting, to say the least. I have been seeing article after article bashing the “Paleo diet” for this … More Not Quite O.T. – “The Fat Drug – How humankind unwittingly joined an experiment on antibiotics and weight gain.”
Well, the only change I can report is I think I have finally turned the corner on my kidney issues. Today, it has been a week and I feel better than I have all week. I even dropped down to 178 for two whole days (then, today, 179). My stats are here and I know … More February 25, 2014 Update
Well, I don’t know if what is going on is solely kidney related or not but I decided to find something I could do about it now (I typically down unsweetened, natural cranberry juice for all things urinary-related but don’t have any). So, I’m sitting here yesterday with pain in my back. I’ve had it … More Parsley Tea – Kidneys
As I so romantically told hubby this morning, “Happy Hallmark Day”! Aside from Mother’s Day, this is the one “holiday” that I truly think is intended to make every male in the world feel inadequate in some way. If you love someone, make them feel special (or “special”) all year long, not just on certain … More February 14, 2014 Update
Not only is it Groundhog Day (I guess we get to see 6 more weeks of Winter, which is fine with me as long as it involves more rain … California) but it’s Superbowl Sunday (which has absolutely no significance to me whatsoever except the television will NOT be on at all today) AND the … More February 2, 2014 Update – Let’s Talk Poo
I’ve added a new weight training program to my Physical Training page. So, why am I doing this? Well, because I’m bored. I’m bored and tired of having to remove exercises from my training because of my shoulders. So, while I was trying to work myself into training mode this morning, I stumbled on an … More New Weight Training Program
Well, I think I have to accept that my shoulder issues are not going to go away on their own. As I mentioned before, this week’s second weight training session went fine, with normal muscular pain which morphed into tendon pain in my right shoulder, then (since my left shoulder felt left out) the pain … More Shoulder Injuries
I have seen so many people who truly expect the miraculous when it comes to diet and exercise. That WAS me back in 2010. And, occasionally, I find myself with a slight tinge of … envy(?) when I see someone who weighed about the same as I did this go around (August) who, in just … More Ask Yourself About Your Progress
Most of the time, I toss these things aside (well, I read them first, say to myself, “Yeah, right” then forget them). This one, I actually agree with (all of it). They even talk about the benefits of fat in your diet! The first slide talks about carrying exercises. I am no fitness guru so … More 6 Habits of Highly Effective Lifters from Muscle and Fitness
Well, now that we are over a week into the new year, I figured it was time for me to take a look back at my progress since August of 2013. As much whining as I have done, to see the numbers in black and white is uplifting, especially on a day when I have … More January 10, 2014 Update
This week has been good but kinda “meh”. Hubby worked Monday and was off the rest of the week, so I let exercise slide a bit. I didn’t have set “cardio” days (usually Tuesday and Thursday). The weather here … I usually don’t talk about it this time of year because everyone else is freezing … More January 4, 2014 Update
So, I’m 185. I didn’t measure today (neither my body nor my blood sugar). I have something else to say on my update post. I found out something horrible yesterday that is still weighing on my soul. Someone that I’ve known for may years online was murdered. It wasn’t a drive-by nor home invasion. It … More December 7, 2013 Update – Glad To Be Here
This is a great post from “Living Atkins Every Day” about the influence of the Biggest Loser on our mental health and weight loss. I can’t agree more. When I hear of people who first start Atkins (or any low carb way of eating) and they lose massive amounts quickly, I’m happy, envious, and furious … More Biggest loser damage…. and mini journal entry.
Usually, when I say the word water, I make a face and say the word like a little kid agreeing to do something they don’t want to do. I am not naturally a water drinker. As a matter of fact, I typically have to force myself to drink any. Well, I wanted to tell you … More Water
Well, still coughing but I’m able to do more. My sleep pattern is still off. Two nights ago, I learned a lesson. My cough syrup’s dosage is 2 teaspoons. Well, I didn’t want to walk all the way (my house is 800 square feet) to the kitchen, so I grabbed the medicine cup from another … More October 25, 2013 Stats
I can’t tell you how many times throughout the years that I have heard (read) that studies have shown a blood sugar spike when low calorie sweeteners are used. Most of the time, I didn’t read the studies cited because, to be brutally honest, they were too long, too technical for my state of mind … More The Roll of Low Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management
I, as you can see, tend to have a strong opinion. This “controversy” that is sweeping through the local (and now national) news is a disturbing example of what is wrong with this country. People (mostly women) are up in arms over this photo. And what is wrong with this photo? Women are viewing her … More Maria Kang and the “What’s Your Excuse?” Controversy
I know, it isn’t Halloween yet but it was just Thanksgiving in Canada and one of my friends posted about his Keto Thanksgiving meal. Actually, I think I originally found him on reddit (/r/keto) and he was generous enough to “friend” me on My Fitness Pal. My mouth started to water when he mentioned green … More Thanksgiving And An Awesome Man
I just have to share. I have a cold (yes, I’m still whining about it). Last night was the first night I slept over 2 hours in close to two weeks and THIS is how I did it. Nectar of the gods! LOL! http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Diabetic-Tussin-Maximum-Strength-Cough-Suppressant-Liquid?skuId=901334
I am a married 40 something over-weight type 2 diabetic who intends to remain med free. That is pretty much all those pages up there, rolled into one sentence. Of course, if you want more information, just click on the pages above. I’m brutally honest about myself. I’ve been heavy as far back as I … More So, Who Am I and Why Am I Here?
Well, good Friday morning everyone! Boy, has this been a fun week. I told you last week about weighing 199 for the first time in YEARS! Well, I held that weight until Tuesday (can you believe it lasted that long?), when I woke up with a chest cold. That day, I shot up to 201. … More October 4, 2013 Stats
If you don’t know how to cook (or didn’t grow up with the “use everything more than once” principle) this recipe is for you. Well, it’s not really a recipe. It’s more like instructions. I woke up with a chest cold (it’s been REALLY windy here lately so I was hoping it was allergies … … More Low Carb Chicken Broth
Well, good Friday morning everyone! I think, after what seems like forever (actually, I consider September 16, 2013 my starting date on Keto since I have officially been in Ketosis since then), my body has officially adjusted to the Keto diet. My blood sugars have only been over 100 twice: Once after eating some bell … More September 27, 2013 Stats
I’ve constantly fought my “I can’t do that” demons. What a wimp I’ve been! Check out Barbie Thomas’ story: http://gma.yahoo.com/armless-body-builder-inspires-fitness-world-her-ability-101506751–abc-news-health.html
I need to find a new doctor. I started seeing him because he was there for the birth of my husband (yeah, he’s that old). The whole family goes to him. But after today, I need to find a doctor that will support the changes I’ve made in my life. So, the first words out … More Doctor, Low Carb, Weights, Anger
I may not be the most “natural” eater (I do use supplements and Whey protein, after all) but I don’t understand some of the ingredients that are “must haves”. I’ve been reading (yes, mostly reading since I’m so out of shape) about health and fitness for most of my life (We recently started watching “The … More What is Wrong With “Normal” Foods?
This article supports the answer I got when I asked if type 2 can be cured. The answer I received was, “My suspicion is that it is like high blood pressure. When you’re heavier, your BP may cross into abnormal ranges but be normal at lighter weights. I believe type 2 diabetes is similar in … More Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?