July 24, 2015 - A Little Sad, And Feeling Good
Friday, July 24, 2015
The feeling good part: Successfully completed Day 3 of eating low carbs - have cut out breads, pasta, rice, added sugar and foods high in sugar. I'm a huge carb fiend and after watching a video on insulin resistance I realized a lot of my problem was not calories and fat, but carbs.
I knew I was insulin resistant because I was having to give myself more and more insulin (Type II diabetic). I didn't really have a clear understanding about this so googled it, and gosh, did
I get a lot of returns to check out. I'm trying to keep my daily carb intake at 100 gr and
was amazed at how many carbs are in so many foods! Considering I was eating probably close to 700 carbs a day (no joking! And portion control was also not a big thing for me) cutting back this drastically has been a learning curve. I'm tracking everything (which I used to do religiously) and actually having fun figuring out what I can eat that is satisfying, delicious and within the limits I have set. So far, so good.
I am a member of TOPS and am looking forward to my weigh-in next Tuesday to see how I have done.
The sad: I've been going through my Spark People Friends and am saddened to see that a number of people that were active when I was here 2009-2011, don't appear to be using the site anymore. I'm hoping that maybe, like me, they will return. There are a number of them that I miss.
Wishing everyone a great weekend!