MJLUVSANIMALS is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Wow! I cannot believe how Diabetes can control your life, once it takes a hold of your system. I was never given the opportunity of pre-diabetes. If you get this red flag, take heed, be warned to fix it right then and there. Once diabetes takes up residence in your body it's there for life, you can put it in a dorment state by not feeding it. But just like fat cells, it's there to begin again if you disturb it by returning to SAD diet. You know that old saying "You can't go home again" Same with D2. And as you age, it gets even harder. I tried to fend off medications for a long time with just diet and exercise. But again if you return to old habits of eating (mine is sugar) It becomes a game of "Who wins?" And in the end, as I have seen in the statistics it always will be D2. I had a friend I am sure I blogged earlier on that was on the meds, insulin and very sedentary, that wouldn't change his way of eating. He had a stroke recently, and he just thought the meds would do the trick
and he could continue to eat poorly. Well, that was a wake up call.
To beat diabetes 2
Low carb eating, more exercise.
Secrets of Success
|327 Days until: One year
I was a type 2 diabetic. I changed the way I ate and started mildly exercising. I still need to lose weight, but when I went to the doctor Sept. 12, 2016 my A1C was 5.5. My doctor told me I was no longer a diabetic. It took me a little over a year to get there. I know that I have to keep eating right and exercising to maintain my numbers though. Good luck to you with your endeavors.
180 days ago
Happy Day To You. Progress, the LCHF is working for me I just know it. Now.... my husband is onboard yayyyyy. I even setup a spark people account along with HIS settings and had him add food in it. He was very surprised to see how important it is to log and track and keep carbs no more than 20 per day. We are getting creative with getting fats up. No sugar, just started using Stevia today tastes just like sweetener. Hope you are doing well!!!!
198 days ago
Tell me--no added sugar or no sugar whatsoever? I'd really like to know. Thanks.
Thanks for your reply!
I can recall using Stevia a few years ago. I bought it at Roots, a nearby health food store. I don't think I liked it. If I drink tea, I don't have to use any sugar, so perhaps that's what I'll start doing. I'll look for the other sweetener you mentioned and let you know if I find it (Amazon might be the place to find it, you're right).
200 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/9/2016 3:57:13 PM
OK this is good thanks for your insight. I adjusted my settings to reflect my low carb high fat program. I thought I would take a look at say .... yesterday .... and what an eye opener! For example, yesterday I thought I would start low carb high fat. I messed up from the start LOL. I am not "counting" yesterday as my real first day but .... if I did, I would have messed up. My carbs were too high, my fat and proteins were too low and my calorie intake was just right. I really think I am addicted to carbs. I also adjusted my ticker to the day we are taking a trip to Ireland -- I'll be celebrating my 50th bday! That trip .... and looking good..... is a true motivator for me. Your question on cholesterol. My mom does not struggle with weight issues, she is on cholesterol medication. My last doctor visit my weight was the highest it has ever been as well as my cholesterol. So I need to drop the weight, lower my cholesterol. I'm a huge pinterest fan and have tons of Paleo. I also post Paleo pics on Instagram. Those were mostly fruit. I'll need to limit fruits now! Please please wish me luck. Nothing else is working for me..... apologies for the long post here LOL!
203 days ago
Hi there! Congrats again on your most awesome milestone! Super terrific. I started doing Paleo and really enjoyed and in just 3 days my aches and pains were gone. While doing Paleo, I was having a hard time with the Spark People food tracker for obvious reasons, fat is too high etc. I want to get back on but don't want the "shadow" of I'm doing something wrong on SP because when I run my daily nutrition tracker, everything is way off. Does this make sense? Can you tell me how you tracked your progress on the low carb high fat program? I absolutely have to try again.... I'm motivated! Thank you in advance!
204 days ago