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Drumroll, Please: 3 Month Update

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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

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Reflections on the 10-Day Detox

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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

My diagnosis: All good is coming from this situation

allgoodthingsI found out I had Type 2 diabetes via email on January 22, 2014.

After turning 30 recently, I was very proud of myself for purchasing health insurance and seeing a doctor for the first time in over two years. Being overweight and having a family history of diabetes, I was concerned I could potentially be pre-diabetic, but I had been making positive (though casual) changes in my lifestyle and diet for a few months. I didn’t quite expect that fasting blood sugar to come back at 170 (people without diabetes have blood sugar levels between 60 and 120). Continue reading