Saturday, March 23, 2013
I had blood tests earlier in the week, then my Dr's appt.
I was diagnosed with Diabetes, low potassium and high cholesterol. Already have High Blood Pressure.
Ok woke me up. I am digging in and getting myself back to health. I have been studying all areas of knowledge on this disease, and writing and working with the result of getting back on track.
My Dr. said you wouldn't believe the amount of people he has diagnosed with this. And the #1 factor is WEIGHT, and lack of exercise.
It's a cruel disease, and can take the best of us down with it, if we let it. Uh uh I am preparing for battle, have my shield and sword ready to slay this Dragon! When I walked out of the Dr's office, I went straight home, cleaned pantry and refrigerator of all sugars and glutens. Then went to the grocery store, and read labels for hours. I couldn't believe how much sugar was in everything. I had read somewhere if sugar was in the 1st 5 ingredients don't get it. I have been reading labels for trans fats, hydrogenated. Actually I don't buy pkg. products unless it's 100% organic and no man made items. I usually stay with whole foods.
But before the diagnosis, I tended to eat more sweets than necessary. So I am cutting that out of my life. Not even a little smidgeon. I want to conquer this! AND I WILL!! Mark my words and watch my nutrition and fitness guides, I am going to show that Dr. in 3 mos. on my next appt. that this girl is determined! Oh yeah and I ate fritos (corn oil) like they were going out of style!! No more of that!! (I ate them mainly because they are Vegan)
Just to add, I am watching carb intake and not eating things white (flour, sugar etc.) I am not that big on breads, I prefer my turkey burgers with green leaf lettuce as a bun. I think the bun takes away the flavor anyway.