If you’ve read my blog at all you know that weight is an issue for me. In the last blog I wrote about weight I weighed in on my home scale at 250. My blood pressure was high and I was showing blood sugar numbers that put me in the borderline diabetic category.
Two weeks ago I decided that I was going to jump on the Keto bandwagon. I didn’t go in full force but even with my slow cautious start I have had some success. Let me just tell you, it’s not an easy lifestyle to adopt. The main thing I have to wrap my head around is the fact that 65% to 80% of my calories come from healthy fats. 0_O Haven’t I been taught all of my life by the powers that be that fat is bad for you? I really have a hard time getting my allotted fat in because I keep seeing all the “data” saying my cholesterol is going to shoot through the roof and my arteries are hardening by the second. Slowly but surely I’m getting the hang of it though. I have mainly started watching Matt and Megha on YouTube. Their channel is KetoConnect. There are other channels but this one has been the most helpful in getting me started.
So, how am I doing so far? My weight is 247 so down 3 (according to my home scale). My blood pressure is 129/89 (That’s with medication that I hope to get off of soon). My fasting blood sugar is 112 down from 135.
I’m happy with the results. I am cautiously optimistic that I can stick with this and finally, after 30 years of struggle, get my health on track.
These are the tests I have to have now that I’m 50.
1. Physical – done
2. Mammogram – done
3. Bloodwork – done
4. Colonoscopy – (ok, I’m afraid of this one, but am getting it scheduled today)
5. Sleep study
I’m going to have more bloodwork done in 3 months to monitor my blood sugar.
It’s time. I’ve gotten my finances heading in the right direction to be a millionaire by retirement now I’m getting healthy so I can enjoy it.