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I've been fat my whole life-- a healthy fat person in general who went to the gym and ate lots of luscious wonderful local organic vegetables, beans, meats and other wonderful clean foods. Unfortunately, despite the healthy habits, my weight stayed around 306 (in periods of stress it shot up to 322, but I could always lose that again quickly).

Unfortunately, my blood sugar decided to go haywire on me. A routine test showed I had a fasting blood sugar in the 130s, although it was pretty normal the rest of the day/ after meals etc. A1C was 5.8. My mom who is diabetic has high blood sugar in the morning too. I don't mind being fat, but I sure as sh!t wasn't going to become diabetic.

In 2016, when this went down, the doctor told me to lose weight and the issue would take care of itself. I lost 20 lbs, which should have helped some, but my numbers were exactly the same in 2017 when I finally went back for a check up (doctor had been very dismissive that I could weigh as much as I did and have healthy habits, which turned me off to going back for longer than it should have).

So, I researched how to eat to lower blood sugar-- the answer is a lot of nonstarchy veggies, nuts, pastured animal products, and healthy fats. My fasting blood sugar is now 104, very close to normal, and I've lost 40 lbs without really trying or feeling like I was dieting. It's hard to eat at restaurants, but otherwise pretty easy. So I'm riding this vegetable low carb train as long as I can.


Member Since: 1/3/2015

Fitness Minutes: 26,737

My Goals:
Jog a 5K without walking in under 50 min by December --completed (or very nearly so) Dec. 9 50'11" October 2018, 48'45"
260 by Xmas-- missing this one, body decided to hold on to weight all fall despite my efforts, 278 now (Dec. 23)... Now 267 Nov. 1 2018-- body really is holding on

269 By June
Walk a half marathon on May 19 in under 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Run a pumpkin 5K in October with a time better than my last 5k.


My Program:
I've moved from low carb to macros after starting a crossfit like workout-- apparently if you want to lift weights you have to eat some carbs, or so they tell me.



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  • v STARVING__POET
    Wishing you a happy, healthy week!
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    407 days ago
  • v STARVING__POET
    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

    NEVER GIVE UP! I believe in you!
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    Stephanie
    418 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    I learned a great lesson how my body reacts to sodium by the 10 pound weight gain.

    My husband and I did enjoy our meals at Red Lobster. I have been drinking water to try to get rid of water retention.
    833 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
    s_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Teresa
    919 days ago
  • v SABLENESS
    By the way, my blood sugar was a lot better at my last checkup. Losing more can only help!
    945 days ago
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