Category Archives: My Story

Dealing with Denial on Everyday Health

Hey there, blog readers. It’s been awhile. I spent the past few months in a bit of a funk, and I’m finally pulling myself out of it. I wrote about dealing with denial over on Everyday Health, so go check that out:

Dealing With Diabetes Denial: Getting Past the ‘Not-Normal’ Blues


Check Me Out: Everyday Health’s New Type 2 & You Column

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 12.41.15 PMRemember when I wrote a piece for Everyday Health? Well, they asked me to be a regular contributor to their new diabetes blog, Type 2 & You!

My first post is live, Detoxing for Diabetes: My 10-Day Jumpstart to Better Health. You can find me writing over there twice a month 🙂

My Story on One Medical’s Blog

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Happy summer, everyone! I’ve been traveling quite a bit in June, and I came back to an email that One Medical posted an interview with me on their blog! Check it out 🙂

Drumroll, Please: 3 Month Update


Selfie, May 7

Alright, everyone! It’s the moment I’ve been counting down to for the last three months: my followup test results. Let’s see how I did: Continue reading

Reflections on the 10-Day Detox


Sorry for the radio silence, everyone. As you can see by the box to the right, it’s a mere hours until I go in for my 3-month blood work and I thought I’d give you all an update on how the 10-Day Detox went!

Overall, it was a pretty great experience. I wasn’t hungry (the food is tasty), I felt energized, I was less stressed, and it produced results. I lost about 8 lbs in the 10 days, and I’m motivated to continue with the plan (with just a pinch of slack) until I have healthy lab results.

Speaking of results, I can’t believe my blood tests are tomorrow. I don’t know what the numbers will look like, but I do know that I feel much better these days. I’ve started going to Zumba, doing more yoga, I bought a rebounder, I can (usually, almost) take a fistful of supplements with ease, and I eat more healthy fat & protein and piles of veggies than I thought I could and still see the scale go down.

I’ll have the new stats next week, so stay tuned!

Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox: Day 1

blood-sugar-solution-detox-day-1-shake Yesterday, after a weekend of supplement delivery snafus and celebrating the Boston Marathon, I finally started the Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox. Overall, Day 1 was great. Going gluten- and dairy-free a few weeks ago has helped avoid the cravings, though taking the fiber supplements before each meal means I’m not ever experiencing crazy hunger pangs. Plus, the food is pretty tasty thus far. Continue reading

Blood Sugar Solution: Saying Hi to Low-GI

In the final weeks before my follow-up blood tests, I’m going to be making some drastic changes in my diet. Starting Thursday, I start the Blood Sugar Solution 10-day detox, followed by the 6-week advanced program. I read the Blood Sugar Solution in 2 days, and identified with Dr. Mark Hyman’s research and results, so I’m going to give this low-GI (glycemic index) plan a try.  Continue reading