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Goal Reached!

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Been plateaued for some time, and still trying to keep my blood glucose normalized.

I have a possible diagnosis of MS, so that keeps me struggling day to day.

Recently, I bought the Wahl's Protocol book which is supposed to help MS symptoms. I haven't read the book yet, but I think I've been at the level 1 for some time as I gave up gluten. I have had many improvements in my body since then, but am struggling so hard in other ways. That's why you don't see me posting online much. It is very hard for me to do. I am physically unable to do it, and it causes me much pain when I do.

I need to increase my veggie amount a lot per the protocal; so I am bringing out my spiralizer. I am going to start eating veggie "pasta" as it really helps with my diabetes to be lower carb.

I recently am consuming 50 net grams of carbs per day from 125 grams of carbs. I finally made my goal of 225! As of today, I am 224. Now I will set my next goals.

Always know I am thinking about you Spark pals and hoping for the best. Take small changes at a time and incorporate them into your life. That is what is working for me.

God speed in your endeavors!

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    Great news about you reaching your goal! MS is a tough one, keep doing what you are doing. You have a lot of prayers coming your way for sure. Remember to pace yourself throughout so that you don't overdue, a mild challenge for yourself is good. Sorry old habit. I was a CNA for over 25 yrs.
    God Bless🙏
    107 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/12/2020 7:47:19 PM
    All the best. We Sparklies are here for you. emoticon
    230 days ago
    Wow, that's GREAT!!! Even with a new possible trial looming up, you are rising to the challenge and keeping a good outlook, that takes a strong person, which you are!!! Both DietDoctor and Dr Jason Fung have helped me keep focused and on plan! Keep keeping on!!!!
    280 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/23/2020 11:57:43 PM
    Wish I had seen your spark mail earlier. Congratulations on this great accomplishment. Love the little goals.
    319 days ago
    PS I have reversed my Diabetes through low carb and fasting so I feel like you are on the right track.

    359 days ago
    Yay! I am so glad for you! And I hope the protocol works. I know other people who are doing low carb for MS. But my goodness you have had your share of challenges. Thank you for sharing this grateful moment. It brings joy to my heart. We can do anything. Hugs, Justyna
    359 days ago

    Hugs to you, sweetheart. Hang in there.
    373 days ago
    Glad you posted and are reaching goals. Sorry you're having to deal with so much illness though.
    Take care emoticon
    376 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I’m so sorry to hear of your MS diagnosis. I’m so glad you reached your goal. That is fantastic. You inspire me. Take care of yourself. Praying for you and sending you love and gentle hugs my friend❤️
    376 days ago
    Sorry about the MS. Grats on reaching your goal.

    382 days ago
    Sorry to hear you are struggling with MS, but happy to hear that you reached your goal.
    383 days ago
    emoticon Becca--what emoticon news! I am so happy for you! emoticon
    Yes, it takes time, but emoticon emoticon babysteps will get you to your goals! emoticon
    Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon
    385 days ago
    emoticon on your goal!!
    Lately, my favorite easy veggies are roasted. Not necessarily fast b/c of the roasting process taking a while, but the prep is fast and easy. And once it's in the oven, there's nothing to do but wait. And everything is so delicious roasted. I also prep a lot of fresh crisp style veggies (like green beans, brussels sprouts, broccoli) in a skillet, fill the bottom with the vegs, add about 1/4 c water, cook on medium to medium high, until water evaps, then add like a half teaspoon of oil or butter and stir it until they brown a teeny bit. Sometimes I deglaze the pan with red wine or a red wine/soy sauce combo. This makes a little bit of sauce that clings on. This really doesn't take much time or effort, but tastes so good. The added oil or butter only adds about 40 calories to the whole dish.
    388 days ago
    Happy to see you reached your goal and that you are hanging in there. That gluten is a real problem for many. I have to watch it so as to not get inflammation and all that pain that goes with it, Take care of yourself Becca. emoticon
    388 days ago
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    388 days ago
    It's so good to hear from You Becca. Congrats on reaching your weight goals! I'm wishing you the best going forward!
    388 days ago
    Thank you for checking in. emoticon
    388 days ago
    388 days ago
    Glad you posted! Think of you often. Congratulations on meeting your goal and right away setting another! Stay strong! Many of us are thinking of you!
    388 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    emoticon I hope you get some clarification on your health soon.
    389 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Sorry to hear of that possible diagnosis... You've made a LOT of awesome changes & improvements!

    Sometimes we just need a reminder to appreciate each day that we have & do our best w/ what's in front of us.
    389 days ago
    emoticon on reaching your goal, sweetie!! emoticon to move on to the next goal. I hope you get some physical relief soon. Take care of yourself! emoticon
    389 days ago
    I hope you don't have MS. I have R.A. so I know the problems you are dealing with. Some days it takes a lot of energy to just get out of bed and take care of yourself. You are making some good changes for your condition and have already made some in the past like getting rid of the gluten and controlling your blood sugar. I really hate you having to struggle so much. I know how that is. I have limited energy so I have to pace myself. I do things in short spurts, then rest. I try not to sit longer than 20 minutes at a time or it is hard for me to get going again. There are some things I can't do any more, like lifting and carrying heavy bags of feed. Lower carb helps me too. Congratulations on meeting your goal. You are an awesome person and I will be praying for you.
    389 days ago
    We are always happy when we hear from you, even though it may be a long time between postings. YOU MATTER! That's why taking care of yourself in the ways your body needs is so important. You know the team is there when you need us. emoticon
    389 days ago
    Hugs and good health to you! I've never tried spiralized noodles. How do they taste? I like spaghetti squash and imagine it's similar?

    I have a partner with MS. Hugs to you and wishing you an easy path ahead.
    389 days ago
  • KURTZIE1998
    Glad to hear from you, congratulations, I have friends with MS so understand, you seem to be on the right track on working and improving your eating habits. emoticon , emoticon and blessings, emoticon and keep in touch as you can.
    389 days ago
    yay great goal to reach
    you are doing so well.. you are emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    389 days ago
    Wahls is one diet, an updated Swank is also good, cleancuisine.com also. One size does not fit all. Most look for 5 -9 fruit/veg a day. No gluten, yeast, white sugar, dairy. Check out the MS Gym. They do have a freebie.
    389 days ago
  • --KREN
    Becca, Congrats on losing weight to your goal! And for working on your way of eating, fine tuning it to suit your current circumstances!

    I've heard from more than one person online that the book you mention has some very good advice and it works for a lot of people to diminish your symptoms in various ways. The only way you'll know how it works for you is follow it carefully.

    I found a lot of Keto vegetarian meals online so I could go really low carb and not give up my veggies. I still believe they are so good for us. Besides spiralizing veggies, also try riced veggies and oven roasted ones. So many great ways to get more veggies in your diet!

    I hope some or all of this helps you. I didn't realize you were having issues like this but I know I have been missing you online!

    Keep on researching and trying. It's always too soon to give up!

    389 days ago
    I'm glad you posted. I've been wondering about you. Take care!
    389 days ago
    Congratulations! I have struggled with my weight for my entire life and it wasn't until I started to significantly lower my carb intake that I too began to see results. I think you are on the right track with your MS. My sister has MS and since going gluten free she has seen a significant reduction in inflammation. Good luck to you!

    389 days ago
    OH gosh, so sorry you're dealing w/MS on top of everything.
    389 days ago
    I am so glad that you have reached your goal! It must feel really good to know that you accomplished something. I will be praying for you that you do not have MS. Please keep us updated.
    389 days ago
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