SLY_REDUX
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My "before" picture, taken with my stepdaughter and son-in-law Christmas of 2016.




I wasn't always overweight. I wasn't always older than dirt either.




Rosie the Wonderbike! (Electra Townies ROCK, btw)


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I am a carb addict. There's no getting around it. I have no off button where the consumption of carbohydrates is concerned, especially the sweet and starchy ones.

This got me into a lot of trouble around the time Susan Powter started making all her noise. That's when the yo-yoing began. And that's when I embarked upon my steady progression to twice the weight I was before I got it into my head to be "healthy."

Once every year or two, I take it upon myself to virtually starve myself in anticipation of a trip, or a cruise, or an event. And I do generally manage to get to where I want to be. A week later, I'm carb-loading like nobody's business, and three months later, I weigh more than I did when I started. Rinse, lather, repeat, times decades.

Fast forward to 2017 and my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. I am now insulin-resistant, and those carbs I love so much could very well kill me. Fortunately, I've read a lot, and I know the stuff the ADA does in bed with Big Pharma is still illegal in some States, and oughtta be in all of them. I'm not falling for it. Instead, I'm following the guidance of Dr. Richard Bernstein, himself a diabetic, and following his LCHF diet to get my diabetes under control. So far, so good. My numbers are getting better.

The beat goes on!


Member Since: 12/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 17,641

My Goals:
1. Normalize my blood sugars and related lab values.

2. Reach a normal BMI and then stay there.

3. Become and remain physically fit.


My Program:
LCHF with macros as follows:
A maximum of 20 grams of carbs a day, with carbs comprising 5% of my intake, protein 15%, and fats 80%. This differs somewhat from the standard keto diet, as diabetics also need to be aware that too much protein can lead to glucogenesis.



Personal Information:
Sister, mother, grandmother, wife, friend, wedding officiant, big mouthed Libertarian, envelope-pusher, and lover of critters and naps. Coffee, karaoke, and cruises are good too. That about covers it.



Other Information:
Older than dirt. Army Brat. Army Wife. German and Italian. Like my silver hair. Like my silver fox husband. Like Minnesota when it's not snowing and forty below.




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  • v WHISPERINGPINE9
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    WELCOME to the............ WORLD'S BEST GRANDMAS AND GRANDPAS TEAM.


    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    Marj


    Leader: Fat Busters Team
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    1871 days ago
  • v NSWEETU4IA
    Congrats on being in the Sparklight!! emoticon
    2026 days ago
  • v REFITKIM
    Congrats on being Motivator of the Day! I too am a recovering carb addict, have tried South Beach Diet and other low carb plans only to have the weight come back on and then some. Now I'm just trying to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise. I also see you are from Minnesota, too. I live in an East St. Paul suburb.
    2026 days ago
  • v BPURDY1
    How did you put that rabbit background page on? emoticon
    2026 days ago
  • v BPURDY1
    You are SO funny!!!!!!! All the best!! emoticon
    2026 days ago
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