Varcity's Journal, 30 November 2012

Dr.s scale said I'm 290, down from 312 two months ago and before beginning my best interpretation of a GI diet.

My A1C had reached the 7.0 threshold after coming up a wee bit every test (always up, never went down) for past several years and that was another reason to get serious about my health. Got more good news - I had dropped to 6.4. It went down! Unreal.

Using Nutrisystem Diabetic Men's choice for diet foundation and fairly strict about following the meal guidelines until dinner. For dinner I've been substituting (about half the time) the boxed, packaged or containered items with home brewed concoctions matching the nutritional balance of the prepared NS Dinner meals being careful to also target low GI load carbs for the slow burn goodness. Love to cook, so it's participatory therapy as well as tasty nutrition. Cooking less Italian, Mexican and German, and more Asian and Mediterranean.

Also using the FatSecret iPad app along with Myfatsecret web and that's made all the difference in the world! I'm following a 50/30/20 Carb/Protein/Fat formula and the App really simplifies holding the blend while keeping he calorie count to as close to 1500 as I can.

At first I tried to also work in foods that were friendly to my IBS-c and had to stop over-complicating the combinations; and sometimes it was nearly impossible to substitute because the low load Carbs can be IBS problematic. So, decided to work on lowering my A1C and weight - the IBS will do what IBS does and I'll just live wih it.

Bought my first scale in many many years and calibrated it to match Dr's scale weight.

Next entry will be at the next 10 pound loss benchmark. Based on past results I'm targeting 30 days and that will be tricky with the sugar coated Holidays in the middle.

Diet Calendar Entries for 30 November 2012:
2286 kcal Fat: 64.10g | Prot: 97.08g | Carb: 227.50g.   Breakfast: Cluster Crunch Cereal, Light Chocolate Milk Protein Shake (8.25 oz). Lunch: Cantaloupe Melons, Cottage Cheese (Lowfat 2% Milkfat), Fudge Graham Bar. Dinner: Marinated Mushrooms, Tabbouleh (Bulgar with Tomatoes and Parsley), Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves), Couscous (Cooked), Greek Olives. Snacks/Other: Sour Dough Bread, Scotch, Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ultra Light Beer. more...
3204 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 16 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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