BAPKTM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BAPKTM BAPKTM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ breaking the stagnent cycle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428251 I have been stagnant on my weight for about 6 months. I stopped eating almost all grain definitely not gluten. I lost 10 pounds, and have just stayed where I am. Although I am off all my medicine but one. <BR> <BR> I'm back from Vacation. I actually lost 2 pounds WOOOHOOO. <BR> <BR> I'm going to have to kick this up a notch. Here are some ideas that I think will help. <BR> <BR> I am going to each more vegetables. I eat a lot vegetables already, but I'm going to kick it up to mor... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:43:15 EST Doctors frustrate me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300914 Nothing is more discouraging than making huge strides in your health and going to your doctor and have her get her panties all in a bunch because you quit taking medication that you don't need because you have TOTALLY lowered your blood sugar and A1C to the really low level by eating a healthy diet. 4.9 A1C BG fasting less than 95 2 hours after eating less than 100. <BR> <BR> WHAT????? I'm not going to keep taking medication that makes me sick, that I don't need just because you hav... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:33:23 EST Paleo 6 weeks in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285023 I'm 6 weeks into eating healthy. I'm following a Paleo type eating plan. I've lost about 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> I need to keep refining. I am off all but one of my medicines. But I have to say, that i'm really tired. Really struggling with sleep (as I have my whole life) I keep saying NO I won't go back on those pills. No I won't. But when I wake up every hour at night and sleep so lightly that even the dog turning over wakes me up I have wonder. <BR> <BR> I think I will take a na... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:55:45 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270391 We went out to inner last night at a wonderful place that cooked everything to order to my special dietary needs. They had a bread made with no gluten and no grain. I LOVED it. I had three small pieces with butter. It was such a treat. It was made I think with garbanzo beans. <BR> <BR> I knew It wasn't paleo, but I figured it would be ok because I need to stay away from gluten, not so much bean. <BR> <BR> I paid for it today. It ripped me up. <BR> <BR> BUT it was good. I have ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:09:30 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268304 Things are going better. I got off of my metformin, and am feeling so much better. I have lost a few pounds, and my blood is staying normal. <BR> <BR> I am totally off my sleep medicine. I've had a few rough nights sleeping, but I just don't want to take the pills anymore. I got a better night sleep last night, but I have to say I was pretty tired. <BR> <BR> I had dreams last night about eating gluten and it really messing me up. It was weird. I wonder if that means I'm getting to ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:57:21 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259718 I don't know what happened this week. I have not gone off my "paleo" eating plan, but my blood sugar went up a bit. I got scared and started taking my pills again. Which of course made me sick. I gained 3 pounds in 2 days. <BR> <BR> My blood was 95 in the morning. After a long talk with my sister, I have decided to stop taking the pills and see what happens. My blood sugar is in the normal range, just seems high for me. I have a drs apt in a month so I think I will keep on this and ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:05:14 EST Starting Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254816 I have been eating a healthy lifestyle for 3 full weeks. (I don't think I have only eaten healthy food for this long in my life.) Even when I was on Weight Watchers I would eat low calorie food, but not really healthy. <BR> <BR> How has it gone? Well actually incredibly well. The food isn't an issue. I have had no cravings. (I find this odd, and am just waiting for it to kick in ~ hopefully it won't) <BR> <BR> I am not on this to lose weight, I am doing it because of a health conce... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:04:42 EST Sunday Evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245646 I had a lovely dinner tonight. Chicken Caccaitore http://www.paleoplan.com/2010/01-04/chicke<BR>n-cacciatora/ We had a lovely bottle of Cana's Feast 2009 Pinot Noir. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my new life style. While I'm not eating any gluten, I'm also not eating any grain. Although we went to a wine tasting today and I had a few bites of some polenta and potatoes. They were very nice, but I didn't feel like I had to stop my new eating plan in order to have them. The one thing I really... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:40:35 EST Viedo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239902 This is a video that I was sent from one of the paleo websites I've been reading. http://vimeo.com/58335792 <BR> <BR> What do you think? Wed, 6 Feb 2013 08:59:54 EST Super Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235690 I'm not into the game, might have it on as back ground, but then again the puppy bowl is on and I love that one!!! HE HE HE <BR> <BR> It is Super Sunday for me because of my new start in life. This is really working for me. I've never had anything work before. I've never had anything that I felt I could really stick with. <BR> <BR> I not only feel like I can stick to this, I'm really enjoying the food I'm eating. I feel like I have found so many wonderful treats. <BR> <BR> I think... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:34:16 EST One week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232432 I have followed a Paleo ** diet for a week tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Positives~~ My blood sugar is AWESOME, I've lost weight, I have more energy. Have no idea about my thyroid. That will have to be tested by a blood test. <BR> <BR> Negatives ~~~ So far none. The only time I was hungry was when it was lunch time. I'm just not hungry!!! Thank you! <BR> <BR> So far I haven't had any cravings for sugar and bread. <BR> <BR> The girls are making brownies. I'm ok not tasting them. I d... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:11:23 EST Things change!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226776 I'm starting over again. Not so much working on my weight, but on how I'm doing it. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with Hasimoto's disease. I have been told by my doctor, and have done a lot of research and the best way to combat the Hasimoto's is to get rid of carbs in my diet. Not all carbs, just grains (Gluten) I have been following the Paleo diet. Basically it is fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. <BR> <BR> I've done it for 2 days. Yes I know, not very long, but so far there are so... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:15:30 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3646250 This year, they moved my document camera to my desk. Thus while I'm giving notes and work problems, I am sitting down. I hate it. I have never sat down while I'm teaching. I feel like I don't get as much movement as I need in my day. <BR> <BR> Exercise TV on demand has this walking program. You do it right at home. It is pretty nice. I just have to do it. If I could get it on the computer I would have it in my classroom and do it on my lunch break. I have to figure this out. <BR... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:51:13 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3643214 I worked late last night. Back to School Night. I'm tired today. I have been so hungry lately. Seems like even when I eat, I'm still hungry. The good thing is I'm eating healthy stuff. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful day everyone! <BR> <BR> Happiness <BR> Patricia Thu, 16 Sep 2010 08:41:47 EST