This is my first blog entry. I'm not totally sure what to put, so I guess I'll just write about what's going on in my world.
I'm 27 and my recently I saw a new doctor. He said that I'm on the road to diabetes if I don't change(which my mom has been saying for a little while but nobody wants to listen to their mothers all the time). So he put me on a strict diet. It's "no sugars and no carbs." It's very similar to Atkins, but not the same. I asked, but I'm not sure how they differ except that I am required to eat more vegetables than Atkins requires. I'm supposed to keep my carbs to about 20 net carbs(carbohydrates - fiber - sugar alcohols) per day. I usually come in closer to 30 net carbs per day.
This doctor, he is great, he put me on Metformin because my A1C is high(6.4). I think the Metformin is making me depressed, hangry(hungry/cranky) and very irritable. I believe this mainly because the day I started taking the Metformin I started having these side effects. My doctor said through the grape vine that it's probably the diet. I don't believe him, since I was on the diet for 5 weeks before the Metformin and I was doing AMAZING.
Then suddenly I'm having a lot of negative side effects, on the same day that I started taking the Metformin......that's too big of a coincidence to be ignored. Plus, I didn't take the Metformin yesterday and today and I feel a lot better(not as AMAZING as before, but still much better). So I may not take it any more. My doctor and I will be having some words when I see him next month.
So I've started reading "Ballerina Body" by Misty Copeland. So far she has put a bunch of emphasis on mental health, visualizing what you want, positivity, and goals. I think that's all really important stuff. I work on my mental health every day. I think no matter how much weight you loose, you have to be happy with yourself or at the end of the day it's inconsequential.
I work with this guy Joel. Joel like to read self help and business books. And then Joel shares his own summary of each book. Joel's the kind of person who inspires you to be better and do more. So now I've started reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
I like reading multiple books at once. I've also started reading "The One Thing." And because I must be a glutton for punishment, I'm also a student in addition to working two jobs.
Anyway, I suppose that is enough for one day.