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Guest post: My mom’s biometric results

My mom posted on LCHF America’s Facebook page today.  I knew she was going in for her biometric screening, but I didn’t know the results before I saw her post.  It put a big smile on my face to read it.  She’s been a diabetic for years, and LCHF has really been helping with her daily glucose readings.  Her post really speaks for itself; with her permission, I’m reposting here.  Please feel free to pop on over to our Facebook page to her original post to comment!

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I’m a 50-something, overweight, diabetic woman. While I don’t follow the LCHF regimen as tightly as my daughter does, I adhere to it pretty strongly. I had my labs done today, and I’m happy to share the results. Note that my LCHF or NSNG odyssey began in early June, 2013.

Per the Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/cholesterol-levels/art-20048245

Total cholesterol desirable < 200 – mine 161
LDL cholesterol ideal < 100 – mine 71
HDL cholesterol best > 60 – mine 63
Triglicerides desirable < 150 – mine 136

And the best news for me…as a diabetic (from http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2013/feb/meet-your-a1c.html )
“An A1C of below 5.7 percent is considered normal, while A1C levels of 6.5 percent and above call for a diagnosis of diabetes.”

My HbA1c today was 5.7! 

While I will always be a diabetic, the amount of medicine I take now has to be lowered. I’ve had some weight loss (quite needed), but it is not the focus of my way of eating. NSNG or LCHF is just a sensible (and delicious) diet for this woman.

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One year of difference… check it out!

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Haven’t weighed in this month yet (still doing the no weigh in challenge) but I think the pics speak for themselves.  Left picture is from last January, right picture is from a couple days ago.  Bacon is so bad for you, it makes you drop weight like crazy! 😉

Be well!

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My Weight loss Anniversary

Image courtesy of anankkml / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of anankkml / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Today is the anniversary of the day that changed everything.  One year ago today, I was sitting in my doctor’s office crying, wanting so desperately to lose weight but having failed so bad so many times before.  My doctor is great, and she worked with me to come up with a plan.  That first visit, the plan was not LCHF.  The plan was the standard low-fat, calorie restricted diet that I’d always tried.  But eventually I got on this great path which solved so many problems beyond my weight: migraines better, fibromyalgia better, more energy, and so much more.

I’m part of a “No scales” challenge until February 1st so I can’t give you an exact 1 year total, but as of 2 weeks ago I’ve hit 133 lbs gone.  I’m able to find food to eat at any restaurant I go to, grocery shopping is a breeze, and I’m never starving.  I’ve discovered a love for vegetables, learned so much about how the food we eat affects the way our bodies function, started a blog, and learned how to eat it seems for the very first time.  

So there it is!  My one year check-in.  If you’re wondering how I celebrated, I had a bacon and egg brunch with Superhusband, snacked on some pumpkin seeds, and had meatballs for dinner.  I might go crazy and eat an apple later 😉

Be well!

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Look how fantastic SuperHusband looks after 4 months!

Pic on left is from our wedding last year, pic on right is from yesterday.    He has lost over 50 lbs and that even includes gaining muscle.  I’m so proud of him doing LCHF!

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my City Stadium Run 2013 – 5K results

my City Stadium Run 2013 – 5K results

I just completed my first 5K!  And you know what… I was really slow.  And I couldn’t be happier!  Let me explain why…

First, it was even a fluke that I had a timing chip to share my results with everyone.  They accidentally had me listed as a runner instead of a walker, and only runners got timing chips.  But, even of the walkers, I was nearly last by only a few seconds.  I’m still so pumped.  Wanna know why?

I did it.

I didn’t do it to be first.  I didn’t do it to be in the middle of the pack.  I did it because a year ago I never could have completed it.  That’s what matters.  It was really cool to get to do it for a good cause too, as the City Stadium Run is in honor of our veterans.

In two weeks, I get to be proud all over again, when I do another 5K!

Thanks for being patient with the slowdown of posts while I was training to get ready.  There’s only so many hours in a day, and I needed to make sure my body was in proper shape to avoid injury.  I appreciate it!

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Wedding dress and jeans

I thought it would be interesting to try on my wedding dress this week.   After all, very few people weigh less than when they got married, never mind over 60 pounds less, I should really treasure this!     Ladies, you know how much undergarments and structure go into wearing a wedding dress, and they are a necessity to get a dress to actually zip up, and it usually requires at least one other person to help you.  When I was able to zip the dress up MYSELF without sucking in, wearing a corset, etc, I was in heaven.  When I had my husband take pictures of me and I compared them to last April when we got married, I was even more surprised.  What a difference!  Not just in how I look different, but how the dress sits different on me.  While the dress doesn’t fall off me (most of my weight loss is from the waist and below), it is now easily a size too big and at least an inch too long.

If you’re wondering if our best man behind us in the bottom left photo is sexy-dancing with a glass of beer: yes, yes he is.

You can see how the dress was even a teeny bit short on me for the wedding (and I wore flip flops, so shoes didn’t make the difference), and now the dress drags in front.

I also FINALLY got some new jeans that fit.  They are FIVE sizes smaller than what I wore in January!  Just for kicks, I tried them on this morning.

BWAHAHAAAA another person could live in these with me!  I’ll just stick with my new jeans on the right, thank you!

 

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Do you see the difference?

Besides that I need a haircut, of course 🙂

The first pic was taken after about 3 weeks, when I had already lost around 20 pounds.  The picture on the right is from today, at the 75 pound mark, which means the difference between the two pictures shows 55 pounds in 5 months.  I’ve got a long way to go, but I’ve come a long way!

70 pounds!

I normally haven’t been calling out my weight loss milestones on here, but I’m really proud of myself!  I’ve only been working at this since January, so I’m definitely making some steady progress.

If you’re on your weight loss journey, please keep this list bookmarked.  It was fun at 60 pounds to announce on facebook “I’ve lost an elephant’s penis!”  (It became hilarious when my parents commented on it.)

1 pound = a Guinea Pig 

1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

Please note that I did not create this list.  I’ve seen it posted several times, without being able to find the original author.  If you are aware of the original author, or you are the original author, please let me know so I can add a credit.

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