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Dealing with What Life Hands You

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Well, here it is a new year, and already new challenges. Just before the new year I found out that I have reactive hypoglycemia. I had been getting headaches a couple of times a week and I would get shaky, tired, irritable, not to mention my depression would flair up. My doctor had me take a glucose tollerance test and I found out that I have reactive hypoglycemia. All of my symptoms were from my blood sugar dipping low. I talked with my father and found out that he had the same thing for 10 years or so before he developed diabetes. I do not want to go down the same path my father has had to go down. Instead of just rolling over and saying "Oh Well" I decided to deal with it. I have read many books and articles. I have joined the hypoglycemia group and I am working with my trainer. It turns out the diet she wanted me to follow is actually really good for my hypoglycemia. When I thought back to my eating in my food tracking section and when I had my symptoms it all started to make since. Before I was watching my calorie intake and excersicing, but I was letting too much time go between meals. I was also having too many processed carbs without protein. When I was eating more frequently and paring the carbs with protein I didn't have symptoms. (Which is what my doctor recommends for me.) Now, I am eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours, working with my doctor and my trainer, eating clean, using vitamins and supplements, and exercising regularly. I must say that I feel much better already. I plan to stick with it because I don't want things to go back to where they were and I don't want to end up like my dad.


Getting Back on the Wagon

Sunday, November 09, 2008

I started out doing really well using this program. I had a goal in mind, going on a cruise with my husband over the summer for our anniversary. Then once I got on the cruise I put on 8 pounds. Then, when I got back I went on a 10 day road trip with my parents and put on another 10 pounds. In the past I would have just given up. From what I have learned I knew that giving up was not an option. Yes, I had put the weight back on. But, I knew I could take it back off. I am happy to say that I have taken it off and then some. Anyone can lose weight, you just have to be willing to try your best and know that when you "fall off the wagon" you just need to get right back on it. emoticon

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BETRME100 11/9/2008 9:21AM

    What an important lesson for all of us...when we slip and fall, don't waste time kicking yourself for falling. Just pick yourself back up and start moving forward once again!! Thanks for the reminder.


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