This year, I decided that I needed to STOP.
Stop the fear of what other people think or say about me.
Stop procrastinating on getting healthy.
Stop letting everyone and everything come before myself.
So I sucked in my fears and April 2019, took step 1 – I called my doctor.
This one call started a ball rolling that I am really grateful for. My Diabetes was way out of control, my cholesterol was more in control that I, and my weight was a bit shocking. Here’s the thing, my doctor threw me a life line. Keto and IF (Intermittent Fasting). The true name for what I am currently following is TRE – Time Restricted Eating.
A day for me at the moment looks like this:
Wake at 6:00 am (body seems to like that time, I am not using an alarm)
Take morning Blood Sugar test
Exercise and drink water with the occasional salt added to help with electrolytes ( mom asked if they were used to help the blood find it’s way in the dark… I cringed.
Morning coffee – black or sometimes Bulletproof (I add a little butter)
wait a bit, test blood pressure, check email and social media while finishing the coffee.
11:00 am – Food time. I am eating a Ketogenic Diet, so I usually scramble an egg and add some cucumber to cleanse my palette, and bacon or small breakfast sausages til I feel satiated. At this point the medications I am on are taken.
The rest of the day I work on art, or find things to do around the house as I help mom with whatever she may need! (Mom has Parkinson’s, diagnosed over 22 years ago)
At around 3:30 or 4:00 pm I eat dinner. Lots of veggies, salads, steaks, salmon. all kinds of choices. I eat whatever I’ve chosen until I’m satiated again.
That’s it! Then I spend the evening doing whatever comes up! read, watch a show, play a game.
It’s been just over a week. The changes have been a great surprise! I’ve lost some weight (12 lbs so far), I’ve moved down T-shirt and pant sizes and my energy level is the best part! I actually went looking for an exercise to start.
I’m slowly working the time I exercise for up and will start looking for a fun way to continue this new love of moving!
The other added bonus – I don’t have constant headaches.
I also made the decision to go back to school for natural nutrition. I’ll muse, rant and chat about that starting in September I’m sure!
So for now, I’ll wish everyone a great Wednesday and will M C and R at you again soon!