Health expert I am not. But through
- Listening (to God, Self and others)
- Asking Questions(Dr and experts)
- Reading (starting with the bible, then on to the internet, pamphlets and food labels)
- Testing (learning from the failure too)
I have been a diabetic since 1988, and routine is important for me to manage it well
- 7+ blood glucose tests a day (on a good day, week)
- Insulin shots with each meal and at bedtime
- Keeping a food journal (I use www.sparkpeople.com)
- Seeing my doctor regularly (I am getting better at this)
- Prescriptions in presorted pill boxes (AM and PM)by my bathroom sink
- Exercising 3-4 times a week (not as routine with cold/flu season hitting me and my household hard)
I have been weight challenged all my life. But following the routine above along with removing my new dietary speed bumps, gluten and casein intolerant, I have shed 12+ lbs since Dec 2010.
Awareness to my food intolerance started with a very public embarrassing moment I wish not to relive in print. I am thankful to those who came to my aid. I didn’t fully listen to my body’s signals till Thanksgiving 2010, when IBS symptoms were occurring often. My doctor performed a blood test to rule out Celiac Disease (neg). By process of elimination (trial and error) we came to the conclusion that I am gluten and casein sensitive.
Although challenging, I am finding new ways to adapt and eat well with these speed bumps. Remember what works for me may not work for you…but lets enjoy the journey together.