|Start Weight:||(20 May 15) 185.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(28 Sep 15) 173.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||120.0 lb|
following: "Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution" (2002)
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week
I am a Bible believing Christian, it is the first part of every day and everything I do. I quote scriptures. Everything I am and have is because of God and my salvation in Jesus. If this offends you, you may not want to read my journals or be my buddy, but my health struggles are real and my journey can help many, as many have helped me with their journey. I respect anyone's beliefs, and ask only that my beliefs are respected as well.
I'm 55, 3 kids, 8 grandkids, work full time from home. I have a darling husband who is dieting with me, and have cats and dogs. I had lost some weight, but health issues made me gain it back. I also suffered from no energy and extreme exhaustion.
I have an ileostomy, got ulcerative colitis at 16 and in three years almost died. I got the standard ileo at 19, a BCIR in 98 that failed until 2014 when I got it fixed. My food goes through me quickly and sometimes doesn't digest. I watch what I eat, can't eat raw veggies or much fiber. Used to be only starches made me feel good but caused me to gain weight. I am a picky eater and don't like most food. My doctor also told me in April that I had type 2 diabetes, tried to put me on meds. I refused the meds, through my new way of eating have got my blood sugars down and my A1C to the level of no diabetes.
I've been doing low carb/high fat for a couple months, I feel great, my digestive track is handling it well, We should exercise more, however we live in the country and our gym is quite a drive away. Going into town is an entire evening affair, so we used to g, then get fast food (high calorie, high carb) cause we would be home too late to prepare food. We live in a 16 foot by 34 foot home with no room for equipment. Our area here is rough to walk (twisting my ankles the ruts and rocks). But I'm down 15 pounds in two months. With God all things are possible.