Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
220.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.0 lb

Current Weight
218.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
220.0 lb
Still to go: 2.0 lb
I'm a conservative hippy - I crave peace, love and serenity, but have fairly traditional values, with an open and accepting mind.

I'm a wife, a mom to three - four if you count my husband and a grandma (Mimi) to 5 - four boys and a girl. I work in Information Technology, most recently as a business process analyst, which means sitting at a desk all day long.

Beyond that, I'm a type 2 diabetic (since 2011) and I'd like to get off all diabetic medications because I have adverse reactions to every one I've tried so far. My goal is to use OMAD and the Keto diet to eliminate the need for meds, however I'm not very good at it. I eat super low to no carbs or even fast in the mornings and by the afternoon I have a headache and get shaky and feel sick and then I dive into carbs for dinner to feel better. It's a bad habit and one I need to break, so feel free to offer suggestions.

Sparks1971's Weight History


last weighin: losing 2.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 12.6 lb a week Up
Highland Heather
last weighin: losing 2.8 lb a week Down
Chef Martin
last weighin: losing 1.9 lb a week Down

Sparks1971's Cookbook

cals: 64kcal | fat: 6.80g | carbs: 0.48g | prot: 0.41g
Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs
An easy to make high fat snack for those following LCHF diets.
cals: 370kcal | fat: 30.29g | carbs: 4.54g | prot: 18.95g
White Castle Hamburger Pie
A high fat and protein, low carb delectable pie suitable for a low carb lifestyle.
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Sparks1971's Latest Posts

Type 2 Diabetes
Nidoqueen wrote:

12 weeks ago, my A1C was 10.4. My average morning blood sugar levels were 286. I take Glipizide, Januvia, and a weekly shot of Truluvia. For years, nothing good happened with the medications and my A1C kept rising.

Today, my 30-day average blood sugar reading is 99. I've seen beautiful numbers below 75 on several occasions. The only real thing I changed about my diet was reducing the carbs (granted, that changed *everything* about my diet...) but I feel better, have more energy, less mental fog, and most of all, just plain healthier.

Thank you for that! I was really hoping to hear that someone had real success with LCHF/Keto in regard to their blood sugar.
posted 21 May 2018, 11:53
Type 2 Diabetes
golfpsycho wrote:
I have been trying to eat Keto for a couple months, but it ends up just being LCHF, and I have sabotaged myself by having a weekly cheat day when I meet friends for lunch. Even so, I have lowered my A1C from 6.6 to 5.6, and lost 35 lbs. My average carbs for the 2 months as been 44 gms per day ... gross. Net is much lower as fiber is subtracted. I'm sure it would work even better if I can maintain the standards and eliminate cheat days.

I think you are doing pretty darn well! I'm working my way there. Right now doing OMAD and not worrying too much about the carbs for now. I'm just casually hoping to keep them @ or under 100 total.

I've read that doing OMAD will decrease my cravings a bit and I'll start naturally gravitating toward eating healthier. I think there may be something to that. I noticed the first day I did OMAD I was ravenous when I finally got to eat and I ate an entire personal margherita pizza and two giant handfuls of peanut butter M&Ms, I was so full I had trouble sleeping. The next day even after not eating all day, I really didn't have an appetite and I didn't stuff myself and yesterday I did pretty good as well. The Hello Fresh is higher in carbs than I'd like but it'll do for now.
posted 18 May 2018, 06:24
Possible to keep only Journal private?
Ah perfect idea! Although now I'm getting used to the shared journal idea. This is the first time I went "un-private" and when I realized it opened up the journal I was a bit self conscious because the whole time I had been journaling I was operating under privacy, so I was a little worried that people might be critical, but nope everyone has been super positive and helpful so I'm feeling better about it now Smile
posted 17 May 2018, 08:24
Type 2 Diabetes
Thank you all, great information here!
posted 16 May 2018, 14:39
Possible to keep only Journal private?
Thank you! However, it seems that weigh-ins and diet calendar are tied into the journal, kind of like an all or nothing deal. Do you know if there is a way to just block the journal?
posted 15 May 2018, 10:42
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16 June 2018

I had a cheat day today. I'm not sure if that's allowed but I'm not sure I'll ever do it again. Doing one meal a day has made me feel like crap. Its ...

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