I have made a new goal for the next few weeks in August now that I’m out of the 6 week countdown! This goal is to clean up my diet even more. No giving up now! Last week wasn’t the best in terms of processed foods. I am Learning every day.
I want to bump up the greens and plants and limit grains just a little. Doesn’t mean giving them all up completely – just reducing the amount of them I have been consuming. Love oats in the morning ❤️
Ultimately I would love to get out of the 200s …so around 35 pounds to go! I plan on doing this through a series of fun challenges to keep my interest high and my tummy full of highly nutritious foods!
I will be adding some helpful resources over the coming weeks to the blog for you all to check out, from helpful books, resources, mindset tips, ways to overcome binge eating and more.
I really can’t believe the difference here. I can’t really recognize the woman in the first photo. She was uncomfortable, embodied by just layers of unhealthy conditioning and physical ailments that got in the way of herself really enjoying and living her best life. Goodbye to her.
I can’t believe we are into week 5 already! Late as always but better late than never. This past week has been pretty busy! I haven’t been taking as much pictures – sometimes it just slips my mind!
So I had planned on doing interment fasting this week but I only managed to do so for 4 out of the 7 days. I’m not sure if I just picked a not so great eating window for me as I really felt shitty on the days I did IMF. I’m wondering if I need to stick to something like 9-5 or 9-6 if I try it again (I was doing an eating window of 10-3)
Monday July 28
Started at 10 with a coffee and a vegan ginger snap cookie
Breakfast: Cup of homefries (peppers, onions, no oil) 2 slices of toast with earth balance
Lunch: 1 Mango, 2 peaches, cup of watermelon
Dinner (but not really…doesn’t feel like dinner at 3 and I totally was NOT hungry!): 1 protein shake – 1 banana, 1 scoop chocolate sun warrior, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond milk, water and ice
Exercise: 2 separate 15 minute walks (as quite hot out today), 20 minute free swim
Not sure how I will like IMF but I hear it’s great for balancing sugar levels, insulin resistance, fat loss and to correct hormone imbalances.
Not sure If I can do it every day this week (going out Thursday with pals) but will try it the other days.
9:30 pm – SO HUNGRY!!!!
Tuesday July 30th
Breakfast: Tim hortons beyond meat sausage lettuce and tomato with hash brown and orange juice with chantel. It was fun to get together and Chantel surprised me with the most beautiful coconut bowls!! I have been wanting these forever and can’t believe I now have my very own set. I’m almost too afraid to use them! Chantel has been a huge inspiration to me when it comes to eating plant based and cutting down on meat consumption. She knows so much about vegetarian/veganism and great products to try.
Lunch: Another Tim hortons beyond meat lettuce and tomato with potato wedges ( don’t be disgusted) I enjoyed it and owned every bite.
Exercise: 25 minutes walking Lola early morning and then walked to tim hortons and back which is around 10 minutes.
Wednesday July 31
Feel really tired. Not sure if it has something to do with IMF or not sleeping very well? Or…here’s the kicker…maybe not sleeping very well because I am very hungry to do IMF.
Breakfast: Big bowl of oats with almond milk, frozen banana, peanut butter and maple syrup
Dinner: homemade veggie sub – lettuce, cucumber, pickles, pico de gallo, roasted red pepper dip (cashew) and vegan mayo with a side of veggie straws.
Coffee with almond milk
Thursday August 1
No IMF today.
Exercise: 30 minutes walk and 30 minutes of free swim. I love swimming!
Breakfast: 2 toasted tomato on ancient grains seed gluten free bread with pesto and vegan mayo
Lunch: cherries, mangos , salad with spinach Pico de Gallo, red pepper cashew sauce and homemade cashew ranch
Dinner: regular burrito from barburrito, whole wheat, black beans, brown beans, rice, guacamole, corn, onion, pico de Gallo, lettuce and hot sauce
I Went to see the Lion King tonight and enjoyed dinner out with Chantel and my husband Brent. The movie was Amazing! All of us got emotional within the first 20 seconds of the movie. I’m not sure it was just the nostalgia of it – but the movie was really well made too. I enjoyed half of a small popcorn that Chantel bought me (spoiled) and yes the popcorn was definitely a treat!
Friday August 2
Breakfast: two toasted tomato with pesto
Lunch: gardein orange crispy chickun with green peppers, quinoa and wild rice. This was actually delicious. I haven’t tried many “meatless” products since my vegetarian days when I was younger. Yes fun fact…I was a vegetarian for at least 6-7 years in my youth. The products have come a long way because this was delicious.
Snack: So delicious cashew salted caramel dessert
Dinner: homemade veggie sub
Exercise: 1 hour of free swim and 30 minutes of walking. Feeling stronger and stronger especially in the pool. I am sore the day after but the pain doesn’t stick around for long!
Saturday August 3
Great Summer day spent with husband
Check out our lil veggie garden!
Enjoyed coffee with silk vanilla coconut creamer outside by the pool this morning.
Breakfast: toasted tomato on seed bread with vegan mayo and 2 juicy peaches
Went for a drive and got fresh Ontario Corn just picked
Lunch: 3 small cobs of corn
Exercise: Went for a swim and also did my workout – 45 minutes of non stop swimming!
Afternoon: So Delicious Salted Caramel Cashew Based Icecream treat
Dinner: huge homemade burrito topped with beans, green chilli, lime cilantro rice, pico de gallo, homemade cashew sauce, salsa, hot sauce and lettuce
After dinner exercise: – went for another swim and another swim work out this time 30 minutes
Had a relaxing time by the fire and and enjoyed 1 voda socialite drink
Sunday August 4th
I was so Sore when I woke up this morning …my upper body specifically. Swimming is no joke! Brent had to work 7-12 today but we made some plans together for when he got off work!
Breakfast: 2 coffees with vanilla coconut creamer and toasted tomato with mayo on seed bread with 2 juicy peaches
Lunch: 3 small cobs of corn with sundried tomato pesto and earth balance
We took a drive into town to this popular icecream shop. Well lets just say it was TOO popular. There was no driving anywhere and tourists over populated the city. Both of us are quite introverted and prefer to avoid large crowds so we decided to just make a wal mart run, grab some icecream and go eat it pool side. I decided on dairy free Ben and Jerrys. It was SOOOO good. I had around half of a cup which is the serving size on the back.
Dinner: Gardein meatless BBQ wings and loaded caulflower nachos. I topped my cooked caulfilower with pico de gallo, guacamole, veggies cashew sauce and hot sauce. Another yummy meal.
Exercise: 30 minute walk with Lola
Enjoyed a fire with the husband tonight and just enjoyed the last of the long weekend and being outdoors! When you are healing from any sort of trauma, PTSD, auto immune issues, diabetes, chronic illness or even obesity….it’s important to fit some leisure time into your schedule doing relaxing things that bring you peace and joy. Bonus points if you can do that outside.
Every day I take all of my supplements and I make sure to stay hydrated and drink water all day long. Lately I have been loving water infusions (lime, lemon or even orange)
I wasn’t quite sure if I would have lost any weight this week as I did enjoy my fair share of treats. But I did…this tells me that this way of life and eating really does work for my body. After years of being on and off every single low carb diet and depriving myself of vital nutrients from fresh fruit and good carbs – I am learning as I go.
Weight Loss Results/Photos
SW: 265 September
SW at Day one of High Carb journey: 250
Down another pound for 13 lbs in 5 weeks. I took some of the photos this morning (hair up) then had my hair done so of course had to take more with it down for a change 😅🤷♀️ Wore this skirt out today!!! It did not do up 5 weeks ago.
Feeling good. More blood work to be done Thursday and another appointment with my naturopath Monday as we continue to unravel the mysteries of my body 😅😅(pcos and hormones) which both have not stopped me in my weight loss journey 🔥❣️
Week Two and Week Three results coming at ya – a little late but better late than never. I had a great time on holidays by the lake and did not bring my laptop. We got home yesterday and just getting the chance now to sit down and share my results.
Week two was half at home and half on holidays by the lake. I will share a few pictures of certain foods/meals I ate along the way. I ate a ton of plant based food…glorious food! It was all worth it. Weight loss results (if any!!) will be at the end of this post 🙂
Monday July 8th
Weighed in today at 242 pounds. That’s 8 pounds in week 1. Onto week two! Fasting blood sugar level today was 7.3 – down from 10.1 2 weeks ago. I am so happy with the progress and going to keep going. I love seeing the lower blood sugar numbers as well as feeling great too. Lots of energy and less pain all over.
I had a lime water first thing this morning and took all of my supplements.
Breakfast: I had oatmeal with maple syrup topped with frozen fruit (unsweetened berries)
Lunch: I made Thai rainbow wraps. I filled the wraps with cooked rice noodle, red cabbage, lettuce from the garden and chives. I dipped the wraps in peanut sauce.
Dinner: I had two grilled Sol burgers (veggie burgers from costco) with all of the toppings along with grilled asparagus (no oil) and half of a left over baked potato with pico de gallo and cashew ranch dressing.
I walked over 50 minutes today – split up into two walks, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Feeling great! So happy about the weight loss and most importantly my sugar levels are coming down. I am eating a ton and feeling full and satisfied which is important to me especially coming from my past with binge eating. I do not feel deprived at all. However.. I do need to eat more veggies (making a note)
Tuesday July 9th
Breakfast: 1 cup of oats, 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1 tbsp of jam.
Lunch – Left over rice noodles, cooked veggies, peanut sauce, hot sauce, 1 Dr Pragers California burger
Dinner – 1 big baked potato with grilled onions, cashew ranch sauce, black beans with spices and pico de gallo
Snack – cup of strawberries
Snack – 2 slices gluten free bread toasted – with peanut butter and jam
PMSING I AM SO HUNGRY.
I walked the dog 25 minutes in the morning and swam freestyle 30 minutes in the evening. It felt good. Swimming is a great low impact full body workout which burns some serious calories! I definitely need to do it more. We have a nice little pool in our backyard and just had a heater put in so it’s easier to get in there daily over the Summer.
Wednesday July 10th
Feeling good! I get right up in the morning easily. Sleep is restful and deep. Body is less achy in the mornings.
Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with peanut butter and jam. Loving this combo. Trying to empty out our fridge before holidays so just eating what we have lately instead of going out to get more groceries. We Ran out of almond milk so I made the oats with water. Definitely not as good.
Snack – Half of 1 large orange
Early Lunch – Bout a cup of cooked veggies, rice noodle, peanut sauce and hot sauce
Snack – 1 dempsters wrap, 1 dr pragers California burger, mustard and pickles
Dinner – Dinner was on the go as we had lots to do tonight. Burritos were calling our names. I got a regular whole wheat topped with black beans, brown rice, guacamole, corn, red onions, lettuce, green peppers, tomato, pico de gallo and hot sauce. This was delicious and beans make a great protein source too. This kind of food sits better in my stomach too vs the typical fast food joints like Mcdonalds or places of that nature.
I got out a 25 minute walk this morning.
I had a relaxing pedicure in the evening. Haven’t had a pedicure since my honeymoon. I notice the bottom of my feet are less dry and less cracked since starting my new lifestyle. Before I used to get such deep and painful cracks in my heels.
We are leaving tomorrow for the lake and so happy! Not weighing myself until Monday so we will see what the results will be. I feel like my period will be here soon and so probably will be retaining a bit of water weight.
Thursday July 11th
I had a very busy morning – lots of running around, laundry, cleaning, prepping some food to take with me and packing.
Had lemon water to start and took my supplements.
Breakfast : 1 cup of oats, coconut cream (silk), peanut butter, jam and 1 banana
Lunch : one baked potato, half cup black beans, pico de gallo, cashew sauce, hot sauce.
Dinner: Massive salad utilizing lettuce from our garden
I made a big batch of my Cuban style black beans, pico de gallo and Cashew ranch (vegan, no oil) to take with me on holidays as well as a few veggie burgers, flat out wraps and gluten free buns. Just taking some of my favorites which should also help me out in the long run as I KNOW I can become very easily tempted by other foods that don’t really align with this lifestyle. Not to say I won’t indulge in some plant based treats…but it’s a slippery slope!
We packed up our gear along with Lola and her gear and made the two hour trek up to the lake (where my parents live)
They had an awesome sign made for Lola lol
Friday July 12th
Just an FYI…some of my regular at home routines fell by the way side while I was on holidays. It is what it is! Ya…I had coffee instead of lemon water most mornings. I also got my period today. Bah humbug.
Breakfast: Coffee with silk coconut creamer. I had a full icewater and took my supplements. Forgot my vitamin D at home though – one of the most important supplements that I have to take ugh. This is the last meal with Brent before he leaves for his week long guys fishing trip. We took a nice little drive along the lake and I enjoyed the beyond meat breakfast sandwich at Tim Hortons while we parked by the lake.
Lunch: was a big salad with the food I packed. Garden lettuce, Pico de gallo, black beans, guacamole, cashew sauce and salty crunchy lentils which my mom gave me!
I ran to the town Health shop and picked up vitamin D with K supplement. I refuse to be without as my levels were super low. I will be interested to see if they have raised any at all by September.
My mom introduced me to the Pea Pod a vegan and vegetarian restaurant in town. It has the coolest menu and chill vibes. I definitely will be eating here a lot during my stay.
Afternoon snack: “the cookie dough smoothie” from the Pea Pod which contains banana, dates, cacao powder, almond milk, almond butter, sea salt, cinnamon and spinach. This was super delicious but SUPER filling!
Dinner: I enjoyed vegan tacos made with walnuts and black beans and such yummy toppings. These were also super filling. I was extra full today. I definitely ate more calories than usual which is fine. Usually I eat between 1200 and 1300. I track everything on Chronometer app to make sure I’m getting enough calories, protein and vitamins.
I Went a 25 minute walk with lola around the campground
Had a great sleep. Bed time was 10 pm and up at 6! We are surrounded by trees and birds and they wake up early!
Saturday July 13th
Breakfast: 2 coffees with silk soy cream. This is the first time that I have tried soy creamer for coffee. Cutting out half and half has been the hardest thing for me. This is why I just avoided coffee the first week. However I like the soy creamer much better than almond or coconut creamer.
It’s been nice to chill outside on the deck WITHOUT mosquitoes and enjoy the early morning peace. Just me Lola and the birds! At our home mosquitoes swarm the place and we can’t enjoy the outdoors. Self care doesn’t always have to be costly spa trips or massages. To me – self care can be those little moments of peace where you can be alone with your thoughts, the outdoors and nature.
This morning to eat I had one raw 1 banana and a cup of cherries. I had a huge glass of water and took all of my supplements
I took Lola a 20 minute walk around the campground.
My mom and I went to Port Elgin Veg fest for something fun and interesting to do. I believe it was the first ever Veg Fest at this location. They had lots of vendors and goodies. Food is still food though and everything looked so good. My mind frame is not the best…“I’m on holidays” and so, indulged a bit. I tried a cup of vegan mac and cheese, bought a handmade bracelet, a book from a local author and 3 bliss balls (made with oats and lots of other yummy ingredients).
Lunch was rainbow wraps with peanut sauce and a Zevia tea from the Pea Pod. It was kinda nice not having to make these myself and they were MUCH better than my own haha. I loved the addition of the sprouts and pineapple. The peanut sauce was also very salty.
Snack : A strawberry vanilla bliss balls – super delish. I must figure out how to make asap!
I had bad cramps on and off today thanks to shark week and was quite tired so took an afternoon nap. Why not? I’m on holidays 😉
Dinner : was a big colorful salad
I had a raspberry tea and water in the evening . I like to drink raspberry tea in the week leading up to my period and over the course of my period as it helps to alleviate cramping and lightens the flow. Medical medium has lots of great info in regards to raspberry leaf in his book “Life Changing Foods” .
Sunday July 14th Today is day 2 of my period. The worst. Not as heavy as usual though. I attribute that to drinking raspberry leaf tea throughout the month and perhaps even the diet changes I have been making?
Breakfast : A bliss ball , 2 small cups of coffee with silk soy milk creamer.
Snack: a cup of cherries
Lunch: Celery and baby carrots with cashew dip along with a cup of vegan oil free Moroccan chickpea and carrot salad
Dinner: I enjoyed a massive salad with all the fixings (black beans, pico de gallo, lime juice, salty lentils). Getting tired of salad but brought up lots of lettuce from garden and don’t want to see it wasted. My body enjoys the salad.
Took Lola two walks today. Both around 20-25 min each. I spent lots of time relaxing outside all day, yay for vitamin D and bird watching. Lots of water throughout day and raspberry tea at night. Took all of my supplements.
This weeks weight loss results
Down 2 pounds in week 2
SW: 265 September
SW at Day one of Plant Based journey: 250
Not the same location or same clothing but it will have to do!
I started my WL journey in September….a little wishy washy, not 100 percent motivated but I plodded on. And I’m glad I did
I can now walk twice a day up to an hour at a time where as before 10 minutes was a struggle. I can swim 30 minutes without stopping. I can take an hour long zumba class without being winded.
On the food front I was doing everything today’s society tells us is good for weight loss (low carb to everything in moderation) but it left me very hungry, grumpy, with severe gall bladder pain, always feeling swollen and bloated and my sugar levels were sky high.
Obviously it was not working for me.
And so after reading a few books and doing some research (life changing foods, liver health by medical medium, eat to live by Joel furhman and The starch solution) I challenged myself to go plant based this Summer (high carb lower in fat) for furthering my commitment to my health. It was a foreign concept at first but it’s working!
So far so good! A few weeks in and my body is responding. Sugar levels have decreased and inches melting. I eat a lot of beans, oats, veggies and fruit 😂💯 I have a long way to go and maybe you do too but this is not a race. Every body responds differently and it’s trial and error.
Sometimes we need a reminder of that. This is not a race. Our health and vitality has to mean more than that. Let’s enjoy the journey and learn lots while doing so!
This is coming to you a little late! Starting to type this out Monday evening but I know realistically I will not be posting until Tuesday lol. These past few weeks (and few days) have been super busy! We are both trying to get our shit together and pack for our holidays. Brent is going on a guys fishing trip which he does every year and I will be going to the lake where my parents live with Lola! Cannot wait to smell that fresh lake air.
Ok let’s get right too it!
My first full week of high carb/plant based eating went really well! I wrote out what I ate and how I felt each day so I’m just going to copy and paste those notes here. Full Weight loss results and photos will be near the end. Some photos are included but not all.
Monday July First
Start Weight – 265 (September)
Current Weight and Start of Week 1 PB – 250
Breakfast: Warm lemon water. Half cup of oatmeal with almond milk (unsweetened) and almond butter.
Lunch: Protein shake (Sunwarrior plant based chocolate protein powder)
Dinner: A mix of riced cauliflower, onions, peppers, mushroom broth, spices
Snack: Cherries and watermelon
Went for walk in evening – not long enough but it’s so hot out. I need to schedule a walk early morning and evening so that I knock it out. Brent offered me chicken today. I had to remind him of the plan and that im going to see it through. Slightly irritated but feeling good. Took all of my vitamins/supplements. Early to bed.
Tuesday July 2
Breakfast: Warm lemon water. Half cup of oatmeal, almond milk, 1tbsp almond butter, 2-3 tbsp frozen fruit (mixed berries)
Snack: Cherries and Oranges
Lunch: Chopped salad with homemade pico de gallo, cucumber, cabbage, celery, lemon juice, peanut sauce
Snack: Leftover cooked caulfilower and mixed peppers
Dinner: Two veggies burgers, cooked veggies with peanut sauce
Went for a 25 minute walk in the morning. It was so hot and humid. I have this hunger pit in my stomach. I took my vitamins and supplements.
Went for a drive in the evening – husband got iced coffee…I politely declined – the scent waft of Tim hortons made me salivate…muffins, churros, bagels, sausage…I want it all – happy with myself for saying no.
TMI alert but there has been LOTS OF POOPING..is it normal to poop this much???? Wow.
I have noticed that I get bored a lot so instead of snacking I get the H20 – results in more hydrated self and lots of peeing. I never drink enough water before so this is good. Didn’t get my evening walk because of rain. Early to bed. Good sleep last night although up once to use the washroom. I’m a pooping machine.
Weighed in 245.6 (started this at 250) ok so wow..weight loss! It’s happening.
Breakfast : Water with lime. Protein Shake – Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder. Should just be a hemp protein powder single source but this is what I have and it’s plant based so going with it. I blended it with almond milk, half a frozen banana, water and ice.
I Took my vitamins and supplements.
Snack : Cherries
Lunch: Rainbow rice paper wraps (was quite proud of these) I used 3 rice paper wraps and the filling was mixed greens and cilantro with lime juice, cucumber, red peppers, red cabbage and peanut sauce to dip.
Dinner: chopped salad – lots of mixed greens, cucumber, red pepper, red cabbage, sunflowers seeds dressed with Dr foos coconut sauce and lime juice.
Internet was down most of the day and evening – watched 2 episodes of season one the OC, leafed through the Kind diet by Alicia Silverstone which I bought back in 2009 – I guess I have always been interested in plant based, vegetarian, vegan eating but could never really see it through! We planted onions in the garden tonight and going to be in bed by 10:00.
Something I’m noticing – not waking up feeling swollen (hands, feet) and sinuses are so clear. Usually congested when I wake up mornings in the summer due to seasonal allergies. But everything is so clear. It’s a nice feeling.
Thursday July 4th
Weighed in at 244.2
Not going to weigh now until Monday as I know it will soon start to taper..so that’s almost 6 pounds since Monday and just over 20 pounds altogether since I started this weight loss journey.
Was very hungry when I woke up..I’m learning what true hunger is (pit in the throat, feel it in the back)
Breakfast: I had just over half cup quick cooking oats with unsweetened almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, 3 tbsp of frozen fruit, 1 tsp manuka honey and 1 tbsp almond butter.
Lunch was quick and easy : half cup cooked rice noodle, left over cooked frozen veggie, peanut sauce and hot sauce
Snack: handful of cherries
Dinner was on the road : vegetarian burrito: Filling: black beans, rice, guacamole, lettuce, pico de gallo, hot sauce, corn etc etc Should NOT have got the green jalapenos. Not feeling the best this morning (sore stomach)
Friday July 5th
Woke up had glass of water
No weighing today as I know it will be tapering down now. Will weigh Monday morning to see the total amount lost for the week. As of yesterday I was 244 and started the week at around 250ish (Started in September at 265)
I enjoyed a Teccino Coffee alternative – tea – roasted dandelion and caramel nut. It’s not so bad if you let it cool for a bit and I also used a coconut milk creamer. I haven’t had coffee in almost two weeks. That is huge for me. Coffee is a stimulant and I really need to give my adrenals a rest right now and nourish them back to life.
Stomach is a bit off and im tired today – maybe it’s because I haven’t had coffee? Lol No headaches..just tired. Also I should not have got spicy green jalapenos on the burrito last night. That has thrown my stomach way off.
Breakfast: half cup oats with almond milk, almond butter, 2 strawberries mashed up and 1 tsp maple syrup.
Lunch – 2 wraps: 1 cup refried Amys organic beans, lots of homemade pico de gallo, mixed greens, red pepper, cucumbers, and 1-2 tbsp of the homemade cashew “sour cream” that I made – grilled up served warm.
Just feeling tired and irritated today. People working on our house so I have to be home at all times. Lots of loud noises and haven’t been spending much time outside and haven’t gotten my walks. Feeling lazy and sluggish.
Dinner: Asparagus and a mix of riced cauliflower with pico de gallo, spices and cashew sauce
Saturday July 6th
Busy day today
Had my lemon water
Breakfast – two beyond meat sausage biscuit sandwiches and a tecchino dandelion caramel nut tea. I know this was a “processed food breakfast” But I’m ok with it. Doing the best I can and my choices are still a great improvement from how I was eating before. This was a nice weekend treat and I was super curious to try this popular “beyond meat” movement! It was actually pretty good.
Lots of running around today – busy getting Brent ready for his fishing trip.
Did a ton of walking around Costco LOL Does that count for my walk?
Brutal heatwave happening around here. Can’t wait until it breaks. It’s not safe to take Lola for walks in this heat.
Lunch : Left over asparagus and lots of fresh local strawberries and watermelon
Dinner – Loaded baked potato with cooked black beans which I just added a bunch of spices too and veggie broth, pico de gallo and cashew cream sauce
Was out all evening visiting sister in laws new house
Sunday July 7th
Today seemed to be the busiest day of life.
I took care and entertained our 2 neices today while Brent was at work.
We did lots of walking outside, swimming in the pool, and lots of different activities (how do moms do it? Lol) By the end of the day I was so tired.
Breakfast: half cup of oats, almond butter, maple syrup and almond milk
Lunch: one wrap, black beans, pico de gallo and cashew sauce
Dinner: I was offered an ooey gooey cheese and olive pizza (my fave) I politely declined and sat and ate my meal in a separate room to decompress a bit from the day. Brent and the girls ate their pizza. I had a giant baked potato the size of my head topped with grilled onions, cuban black beans, pico de gallo and cashew cream sauce.
A few days ago I picked up a blood testing meter at Costco (just to test periodically to make sure I’m on track)
Two weeks ago my A1C level was over 10 (diabetic) The past few days I have been getting blood glucose readings in the 7.1 and 7.3 range for before breakfast blood sugar level readings and a few hours after meals. I love seeing the green light reading “within range”. This tells me that I am on the right path with what I’m eating, what I’m doing for exercise and overall making the lifestyle changes I have desperately been needing to make. Hopefully with consistency my A1C continues to lower as well as stabilizes. I will continue to test and share with you the results. The naturopath will be checking my blood A1C again in September.
Just for reference
Diabetes Canada (formerly the Canadian Diabetes Association) suggests the following A1c and blood glucose ranges as a general guide.
Most adults (non-pregnant)
A1c: 7.0% or less
Fasting and before meals: 4.0 to 7.0 millimoles per litre (mmol/L)
2 hours after meals: 5.0 to 10.0 mmol/L or 5.0 to 8.0 mmol/L if A1c targets are not being met
I have been eating all of the fruit, oatmeal and good healthy carbs (that most of the medical diabetic community tells us is bad for those with diabetes) But I have also been keeping fat low and each time I have tested my blood it has been within range.
I feel like so much of what is out there for the diabetic community is a scam. They keep the diabetics in “maintenance mode” not really getting any better but not getting any worse off with potentially harmful medications and harmful diets such as low carb and high fat. It has been scientifically proven that many of the diabetic medications out there have damaging effects on the liver and the heart.
Monday Weigh in – End of Week One
I weighed in today at 242 pounds. That’s 8 pounds down in week 1. Onto week two! I am so happy with the progress and going to keep going.
Cheers to week two!
I have more photos to include in the next post but for now I will leave you with this one.