Daily Snapshot

I suppose it’s necessary to have a where-the-hell-am-I-now post, for the sake of comparison.  Oh and by the way, I’ve decided to curse a lot more in 2018.  Hope that doesn’t offend, but it if it does, too fucking bad.

Current weight: 210.8

Current fasting blood sugar: 164

2-hr postprandial blood sugar – don’t know, I just woke up.

Blood pressure: 141/90, heartbeats per minute: 82

What I’m eating:  Low fat, lowish carb, generally low-histamine, not counting calories and eating to satiety.  The lowish carb is not to induce a state of ketosis – it’s to keep my blood sugar under fucking 300.  I would like to increase carbs as my blood sugar drops over time.  Example: For breakfast I just ate 2 eggs fried in chicken broth (no additional fat), a bunch of random veggies (onions, garlic, brussels sprouts, mushrooms), a couple tablespoons of kidney beans.  For lunch I’ll probably have something similar, but maybe chicken breast instead of eggs.  I’ll be keeping fat around 30-40 grams a day on average, but not planning on counting anything at this point.

Exercise: Walking on a treadmill or eliptical during my lunch break, yoga in the AM for 10-15 minutes.

That’s it for now.  Gotta do yoga.  Learn to de-stress.

2 thoughts on “Daily Snapshot

  1. Cathy B.

    Hi Lanie! I look forward to your swearing!
    🙂 I love swearing. I think it really helps to reduce stress, sort of like crying. Particularly the F bombs.

    One thing I have started doing recently which I find helpful is to stop being so judgmental. Like if I vary from a plan that I have made for myself, I no longer see it as a failure, merely a change in course. And I study the change and make observations without judgment and find I learn as much or more from those variations as I do from when I stay on a plan.

    Like three months ago I decided I needed to go off gluten because my health was in bad shape. I started thinking a lot about going back to gluten a few weeks ago and did so this weekend. In the past I would have viewed that as a failure and just written it off as yet another failure. But this time I continued to make notes and observations about it just as I do when I stick with a plan. And those notes are quite helpful. For instance, I now have a record of the fact that I made this decision because my health was no better and possibly worse than it was three months ago! I find a lot of gluten-free starches to be harder on my gut than gluten. I noted my current health problems which will be useful next time I consider going down this path. Since I normally feel well on sourdough bread and imported Italian pasta, I am going to try to eat those as the primary sources of gluten. And I will note my body’s reactions to it. This will also be helpful going forward.

    As I said, in the past, I would have just written this whole chapter off as a failure but by viewing it now as a change in course and making observations and notes without judgment, I will learn a lot more from it. I will learn there were good reasons for it and might even be some health benefits as a result!

  2. Cathy – I admire you so much as a voice of reason. Your post was just in time because my low-everything diet aint fucking working. I keep forgetting which things I can and can’t eat and then giving up because I’m too fucking busy. I should really just fucking give up and go on insulin, for fuck’s sake. But maybe I can just take a more objective approach and be aware of the response I’m feeling. Like yesterday I had a diet coke and felt asthmatic the rest of the night. That’s a new one! Whatever, body! Anyway, nice to hear from you. 🙂

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