|Start Weight:||(24 Mar 14) 172.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(30 Oct 14) 167.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||175.0 lb|
following: The Paleo Diet
performance: gaining 2.5 lb a week
Type II diabetic since 1994. Weighed 255# in November 2011, just before my gall bladder quit on me. Lost 35# by restricting carbohydrates in the 5 months after my gall bladder surgery. Started Atkins in June 2012 to get some order in my diet and to try to stabilize my blood sugars, which had continued to fluctuate despite my self regulated restricted carb diet.
Three months into Atkins I had lost another 22#. Blood sugars are much better regulated now that I am consistently on low carbs. Also, have reduced my insulin requirement by appx 1/2. I credit Dr. Bernstein's writings for turning me around and Dr. Atkins for showing me the way.
One year on Atkins and I had reached my initial goal weight of 187#. I lost 35# on Atkins for a total of 70# lost since my highest in November 2011.
In September of 2013 I started the Paleo Blueprint as proposed by Mark Sisson. I was down into the 180's and wanted to get on a lifelong system of eating, exercising, and living that was healthy and sustainable. Paleo is all of that and more.
In February 2014 I started eating the SANE lifestyle, as in Jonathan Bailor's book, "The Calorie Myth." this method of eating follows most of the tenants of Paleo, but simplifies it by simply saying to cut out starches and sugars, then eat copious quantities of low glycemic veggies, get plenty of high quality protein and substitute high nutrition fats wherever possible. No counting calories is necessary.
Since March of 2014, my weight has stabilized in the 165 - 170 lb range (-90lbs). I can't ever remember being that low except maybe just after graduation from Basic Training. Size 32 trousers are loose on me and need a belt to stay up. I feel great and have a huge amount of energy and stamina. My daily insulin requirements are ~1/4 of what they were in 2011. I am off all my cholesterol, blood pressure, heart, asthma, and allergy meds. My blood test results continue to show excellent health.