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experiment day 1-4

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Out of work. Out of healthcare. Out of diabetics meds. Have been off metformin for a couple of months. Off the other one for a month. I knew I was out of control. Blurry vision and extreme tiredness was the norm. I finally bit the bullet and took my morning reading... 283!!!

Holy crap.

So I've read about breaking 100 naturally and decided to give it a try. If I had not been so desperate, I probably would laugh it off.

So at 283, I started drinking LOTS of water. More than 8 glasses.
I ate:
brussell sprouts 2 egg whites with mushrooms and onion w/ olive oil
hand full of almonds
salad with tuna applecider vinegar and olive oil
1oz cheese
salad with chicken applecider vinegar/ olive oil
1oz cheese at bedtime

The next morning my reading was 253! progress.

I repeated the day's food.

Day 3.

Reading 265. Blah.
I did some research and figured that I need to combine low glycemic index with low carb cause veggies do add up in carbs. Learned that exercise is key. I cut down some portion sizes and had a zero carb dinner. Add ten minutes of cardio as well as all day cleaning.

Day 4

Reading 233! Such a long way to go but 50 points is a good start.
Today I walked during my break, did 15 minutes of stepping and kept on my feet and moving as much as possible at work.

Let's see how tomorrow goes....

Should add that I am taking cinnamon supplements as well as using apple cider vinegar. Bitter Melon is on it's way to my house as we speak.

Figure I need to work on portion controls some more. Definitely need to exercise as much as possible. This will not last forever. If my numbers continue to go down, I will ease up a bit. I will also add more complex carbs whole grains and fruits. But for now, the target it flushing my system and veggie carbs with proteins. If I plateau or if my sugar climbs again, I will try to see if I can go to a clinic.

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