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Testing to Rule Out Prediabetes ...

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Right now my doctor ordered a lot of tests to rule out possible pre-diabetes, because he noticed a weight drop since last visit. Back in the summer, my blood work had shown slightly elevated blood glucose levels [nothing to worry about (yet ...)]

This drop in weight came about through starting in with the (undressed) lettuce binges again, ditching the granola bars (in favor of low-sugar trail mix bars), eating South Beach Diet foods, etc .. and doing somewhat more aerobic exercise and pilates than I had before ... in addition to the yoga ... which you should realize is overwhelmingly my S.E.A. Change vinyasa yoga (which is yoga/accessible corework fusion) ... in its varying incarnations. And, incidentally, I might need a ghostwriter (with an R.Y.T. possibly from the Himalayan Institute, ISHTA or one of the power yoga schools) for its physical parts; but I could assure anyone, not for its intellectual/philosophical parts ...

Now, the lettuce binges overwhelmingly have evolved (only periodically) from my dietary roots in sports nutrition ... but could even date back to when I'd actually had a personally-commissioned nutritionist whose prescriptions had been Rotation Diet-based ...

Everybody knows that dieting with too much variety in the diet will FAIL in the long run. So, the Rotation Diet may not have worked for me for that reason alone (there had been many more reasons, however)...

Pretty soon, the membership I'd won at My Yoga Online will come to an end. With my slow transmission speed I cannot stream. So, I purchased several downloads... little by little, they had started becoming more cardio-based. Such as Hemalayaa - until my knee problem. And all of the belly dance videos on that site.

The one instructor most like the practice I'd innovated for myself--a little on the softer side of vinyasa yoga--seemed to be a little on the repetitious side.

With my nutritional plan, calorie-for-calorie, I need a base-level of variety; but at the fringes, it must be monotonous emoticon emoticon emoticon. I guess the opposite holds true for exercise, unless you subscribe to Power 90 or P90X principles ... or somehow ... cross-fit emoticon - and are pretty hardy, young, strong to begin with ...

If emoticon emoticon worked so well, it would not be such a strain to me, and my waist girth would decrease faster than my weight gain. Better the monotonous emoticon emoticon emoticon
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