Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sugar...Oh Sugar Honey..You Are My Candy Girl?

                                             Down...but not out.

So, most people who know me KNOW that I am not into sweets.  I never have been.  I AM, or was, into carbs as in pasta, potatoes, and bread.  Also love eggs and cheese. I love me a martini every now and again..but no booze since Jenn and I shared one at the coast!

I counted carbs like crazy this week. I exercised. Did not focus on weight.  Took my glucose readings.  Coffee makes my sugar go up by 20 points!  My fasting glucose on Wednesday was too high but was lower than a month ago.140.

I did weigh yesterday even though I said I was not going to focus on pounds lost..just on glucose readings.  Guess what?  (chickenbutt)

I gained two pounds and fasting glucose was 160! Normal is 100 or below. I'm going back to Paleo and I will take fenugreek (thanks Shankari).  I lost weight doing Paleo and that has to make a difference.  I know it. Perhaps my cardiologist was wheat of any kind for me. Dr. Shah said.."apple people like you cannot lose eating wheat or legumes. No grains.  PERIOD.

I will find what works for me.  For me.  I'll tell ya this though..I was so fricken' careful this week and I gained two pounds AND my fasting is UP....not gonna do it. 

I'll let ya know how it is going next week.  Gee..I sure will miss that 1/2 cup of oatmeal for breakfast every single day.


Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh man, that's tough when you're working so hard at it, but you'll get there-- I can tell by how informed and focused you are.
Stay strong, jj

Melody Elliott-Koontz said...

Thanks JJ