I’m on a Journey

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!

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At 51, I stopped. Stopped with excuses. This blog will be both my public accountability as well as my way of sharing as I learn. Come join the journey, either as a witness or fellow participant!

2 thoughts on “I’m on a Journey

  1. Way to go! I have also started looking at living again. Lots of Dr appointments and have just started working out again. The meds they have me on have affected my weight and I have gained 18 lbs. 😣

    I’m so proud of you! Keep at it and I look forward to your updates. You are beautiful inside and out!


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