Well, this is a rather dramatic development in my life....... I have not had to have insulin for a week now. I was injecting 4 times a day, 20-40 units of insulin each time.... and its over. Today I put away the insulin as a symbolic ending to this part of my life.
I have been eating differently, for just 12 days. NO grains, NO dairy, NO additives, sugars subs, preservatives or anything fake.
I am only eating REAL food and only fruit, vegetables, meats, nuts, and olive oil.
I am able to make a ton of different things with these food groups. My physical cravings have stopped. I am back in the gym swimming, today was day 4 of aquacize and swimming, 90 to 110 minutes a shot. I can have pure olive oil and vinegar dressing so I can have the Newman's Olive oil and vinegar. I can make my own too out of the right real ingredients.
Obviously this is the Paleo or caveman (woman) diet. I never thought I would be able to eat this way. I kept hearing about it, my renal dietician told me about it a year ago. I heard about it from a fave baseball player most recently. I kept hearing about it, and I was desperate. I have been sick, severe diabetes, failing kidneys, overweight, NO energy, No motivation.
Its all turned around now. And SparkPeople has helped me track my food, my exercise all of it, I love the people I have connected with. Who knew?
It took me a little willingness to get onboard with the Paleo, I was not too eager, but I did not know what else to do.
The inflammation has decreased and the energy increased. I am about 50% now, which is better than the 10-20% that I was a couple of weeks ago, or rather 13 days ago. Yes, I said dramatic and it is that for sure. So I will hope to remain willing and to do this one day at a time..... its kind of essential.