Well it has been ages since I wrote a blog and there are a number of reasons why... I guess, in part, I didn't think I had anything to say or anything anyone else would find interesting... I have been doing OK with University and I'm in the home stretch for the Masters... Health wise I have been kind of bouncing along... not great... not terrible... I appear to have entered menopause and for the past few months I have felt like I'm permanently experiencing severe PMS... I've been pretty grouchy, very snappy and a bit paranoid... I described myself to a friend today and told her that TLOML doesn't seem all that into me at the moment and she said (rightly) "Who would be into that?'
Well I thought I would start blogging again because yesterday I got some not great news and today I have begun the first part of a journey designed to turn my health around... (at least as much as possible).
Yesterday I got the results of a Glucose Tolerance test and it is the first test I have flunked since high school! My baseline fasting glucose was 7.2 (130 for my North American friends), then I drank the sugar drink and 60 minutes later it was 14.3 (258) and after another hour (120 minutes total) it was 13.5 (243)... The doctor (who I have never named but she took over after Dr McSincere left) said she doesn't think it will be able to be controlled by diet but she wants to give me a month to try and get the levels down and then she will repeat the test (lucky me it cost five needles getting the test done the first time).
So here's the challenge... I am going to start a Primal/Paleo diet. Taking sugar and grains out of my diet will not be easy but the alternative is most unattractive.
So here goes... Today, without knowing it, I did the wrong thing by having some cereal for breakfast... no more cereal... lunch was a hearty ham and eggs which, as counter-intuitive as it sounds, is apparently one of the best things I can eat... dinner is on the stove chicken, brussel sprouts, broccoli, sweet potato, red cabbage, onion, garlic, chili, ginger, with a dash of wine (not much I promise). I have ordered Krill Oil and will start that on Thursday.
Well I intend to find a site online to track my progress... I have a friend in the US who has cured her own diabetes readings with this diet and she is going to coach me online... I'm going to weigh myself but I'm not sure I am going to share that with you lot...
Wish me luck, I have not really done much with dieting in the past... I did the juice diet for most of a week last year... I spent a few months on a low fat diet back in the mid 90's... Still I never had as much motivation as I have right now - today!