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Day 4 of Low Sugar

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

End of day 4 of low sugar and am loving it. Thinking I will have to cut out the gluten free bread (don't have it often anyway) and also way down on potatoes, though I am already avoiding them. I can just feel the subtle shift in my mood when I have things that turn to sugar quickly. The only thing like that not affecting me is fruit. Fruit boosts my mood and energy, potatoes and gf bread, does the opposite.

This is more a note to self than anything


Cheers!!!

And oh, by the way if you have not tried freezing grapes yet.... wholly cow-- they are AWESOME!!!!
everyone in the house is raving about them now and I can't keep enough of them stashed in the fridge :)

  
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RICKHANN 9/2/2014 11:26PM

    That's great. I've been working on lowering my sugar too, except from fruit.

I know fruit is boosting your mood, but I've read that eating non-glycemic foods with fruit also helps (for example, having almond butter with an apple).

Keep up the good work.

PS. Love your main page with the horses.

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JERICHO1991 9/2/2014 10:45PM

    I have froze blueberries, but not grapes. I' have to try that.

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Lumo lift a dud & SUGAR

Monday, September 01, 2014

I have to give Lumo Lift a one star for effort, though the thing is horribly inconsistent. Would try to slouch and it did nothing- at other times was sitting tall and perfectly correct and it would not stop buzzing. Don't waste your $$ on it.

On a brighter note, I am day 3 of being what I will call low sugar--- not no sugar. By low sugar I mean I am not adding teaspoons of sugar to my tea or coffee. I am not drinking any product with sugar added to it. No candy, no ice cream etc. What I know still has sugar in it that I have occassionaly are my low sugar Smuckers preserves with my Cashew Butter on Gluten free crackers. No sweet BBQ sauce- So, it's pretty low sugar, compared to what I used to be. On day three here I have added back in fruit and I feel from what I've read that if you eat natural sugar (in fruit) there is enough fiber in the fruit to slow the absorption of sugar and it doesn't have the same impact that eating sugar cubes in your tea has, or downing a mountain dew or donut has.

So, what have a noticed? Massively improved even mood. Even energy, skin is glowing now-- didn't know my skin could feel so soft or look so good. Also dropped to my lowest weight in years when 2.2 extra pounds dissipated. My hair is now growing emoticon and it has literally not grown in years. Not kidding or exaggerating. And it is filling back in. It has been so thin that you can clearly see my scalp. Not attractive at all. Only time I could fain confidence was to sport a baseball cap with rhinestones and a ponytail. (what little pony tail I could muster--- about the size of a sharpie in diameter. Now it is about as thick as three sharpies. No more aches and pains in my joints and my endurance is up. Hmmm.... and my morning blood sugars have been between 86-94. I am not diabetic, though it runs wildly in my family and I have monitored it occasionally to see how it affected my moods, and boy does it.

Well, I just wanted to let you all, whomever reads this. If you haven't taken a sabbatical from sugar, I did/am and am quite impressed with the benefits. Will try to keep you updated as it goes. Am thinking this is like going gluten free---- and will have to be a lifetime change for the benefit of my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

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CHRISTINALOVES 9/2/2014 10:44PM

    Thank you GrannieC1,
Isn't it ironic that everyone thinks of a sugar rush, when it's really a sugar collision? And avoiding it is the rush with no crash?? emoticon

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GRANNIEC1 9/1/2014 9:21PM

    It's hard to break the sugar habit. I am diabetic and have found since I started the SparkPeople 8 week diabetic challenge and really started watching my intake of sugar, carbs, and fats that I am also feeling better. Have a little more energy which is so wonderful, and my moods are more even. Hang in there!! You got this!! emoticon emoticon
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- 2 more pounds

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kiddos back to school soon and hopefully I will be able to get revived soon. Awaiting our LUMO lifts in the mail, this new device is to track more than activity, also posture. Jim and I are looking forward to it, he calls it his new Star Trek communicator. Having our new little foster son has really taken a lot more out of me than I expected. Prayers please, I'm feeling pretty drained.

  
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BRAINBENTT 8/22/2014 11:04AM

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New Kiddo & Knee soreness

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello Friendlies;
Been off the SP board for almost a month while acclimating in a new 2 year old foster son. And was resting my left knee. Tried to double up workouts and it bit me in the left knee. Ouch. Knee is better, kiddo is settling in. MAJOR life changer. Cute, but demanding.

Also got a bit discouraged as activity tracker is not calibrating right emoticon

  
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CHRISTINALOVES 9/1/2014 9:03PM

    Carol, Thank God my knee did recover, boy was I worried that I had really messed it up, though it is great now. 2 of the kiddos go back to school tomorrow, and teenager goes back on Weds. That leaves me with little 2 1/2 year old. Can't wait to see how it goes. My other little hands (1st and 3rd grader) have really been helpful in keeping eyes on him when I do chores, etc. So, how will this go with trying to accomplish everything with just me and the little guy??? Hmmm... am hoping that my mom will watch him a few morning so I can sneak in some horseback riding before snow flies!!!! emoticon

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 8/11/2014 5:33PM

    Blessings on you for fostering a child. More people need to do that.

Hope your knee gets better!!

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Riding with my Daughter today

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Went horse back riding with our daughter today. Fun to see her learning to ride and enjoying it. She's doing so well at the trot, and learning to work with the horse, but slightly panicked when the horse canters. We worked through it and she was doing fabulous towards the end of our 6 mile ride. LOVE these horses, they are so beautiful and just great horses. So blessed.

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 7/8/2014 8:09PM

    Sounds great!

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MCFITZ2 6/29/2014 12:51AM

    Wonderful. You are blessed.

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JUNEAU2010 6/29/2014 12:15AM

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