My SANE journey thus far
Well, it's been just under a month since I opened The Set-Point Diet book, and what a difference it's made in my life. I started because I have Type II Diabetes, elevated Triglycerides and boarder-line elevated blood pressure.
When I made my first green smoothy, I really didn't know what I was doing and just used raw vegetables which included Kale and drank it quickly because it tasted terrible. Well, I paid for it, I vomited for 4 hours through the night, not the greatest start. But, I didn't give up and I tried again, after a couple of days. This time I used a bit of SANE approved fruit, a bit of sweetner and either Almond milk and/or protein powder. That made all the difference. I've been experimenting and my tastes are changing. I actually am able to use kale, bok choy, and all the leafy green veggies and little lemon or lime or apple cider vinegar (raw) and you know what, I'm really enjoying them and happy to be drinking my green smoothies.
I'm so pleased with the health successes I'm experiencing also. My glucose levels have been between 103 and 124 for two weeks straight. Before I started I was consistently running between 160-179. What a difference! Well, today I had to go for a skin cancer body check and they took my blood pressure (after I drank green tea and walked up the flight of stairs) and it was the best pressure I've had in forever. It was 128/66. Like I mentioned earlier it was boarder-line and now it looks like I'm going to be able to prevent medication for that.
For the very first time ever, I am actually looking forward to my primary physician diabetes check in September, because I can't wait to see what my blood labs are. I've always dreaded that in the past. What a great outlook on life's challenges I now have. I'm loving it! I know that my basic reason for joining the SANE family was to get healthy, but the weight loss is a bonus side effect. I know I can now do this for the rest of my life.
I'm very excited to be apart of this wonderful Group because I know all of you will always be there along my journey and now I will be there for you too. Thank you for the fantastic support!