Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diet Meal Plans and Weight loss

Hello Neighbors!

Well, it has been over 1 year now since I was diagnosed with Diabetes.  It has been a year filled with trial and error. I decided immediately that I was not going to stay on the medication and I was going to change my eating and exercise habits.  My daughters have helped me research diet meal plans for weight loss. I count my carbs and try to keep them very low.  I have tried to cut out white sugar, white flour, pasta and just about everything high in carbs.  That includes fruits that turn into glucose.  I do allow myself the occasional snack, a measured 1/2 cup of ice cream, a yogurt parfait, but I limit these to once every couple of weeks.  I have been able to lower my count quite a bit.  When I was in the hospital I was over 300, now my glucose stays between 100-130, usually below 120.

I also started exercising by walking on a treadmill. Since I had a back injury, I started very slow.  I have finally worked up to 40 minutes three days a week.  I try to do other exercise on my off days.  Not only has my glucose level lowered, I have lost weight too!

Unfortunately, when we took our month long trip to Florida it really messed up my exercise and although I counted my carbs, it is alot harder on the road.  So, since we have been back, even though we take short trips I have been able to settle back in.  I am hoping to continue to lose weight and continue to lower my glucose count.  I am truly feeling better.

If you have any really great low carb recipes please leave a comment, send me a link or an email.  It is nice to try something different.  Thanks in advance neighbors!  See you At the Fence soon!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Xango, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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