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    Williamsburg, VA
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    Swimming, sewing, my German Shepherd dog, reading, container gardening, walking, domestic travel, learning and then learning some more, peace, satisfaction, and last, but not least, my family (husband and three children).

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  1. On day 3 of my first Whole30

    My glimiperide was cut in half; it lowers blood sugar too much and one has to eat to the low. That's counterproductive for the diabetes and overall health. I do still take the Lantus, but it's long acting and doesn't lower the sugar. The endocrinologist said we might consider discontinuing the glimiperide altogether if the trend continues. My blood sugars have never been better since I started this second W30. Now to keep the numbers down after reintroduction, but that's 20 days away and I have time to plan.
  2. On day 3 of my first Whole30

    I'm seeing the same blood sugar results. I woke up to an FBS of 90 this morning. I can honestly say I've never seen it that low. It usually runs high 100s or low 200s, which is not a good thing. I have heard that fibro can be assisted with eating paleo and doing a W30 reset for yourself. We need to learn from this and keep it up!
  3. Diabetes R Me

    I am on day 5 of my second W30. My blood sugars have normalized and at times, plummeted. I do take a blood sugar lowering drug and am meeting with my endocrinologist today to talk about cutting the dose in half. What makes me wonder is why I don't eat this well all the time. I'm seeing dramatic results right away. I saw dramatic results with the first W30 three years ago. It's amazing what eating appropriately can do. Our bodies know.
  4. My thoughts to all in the area.
  5. How much fruit is everybody eating?

    P.S. I only keep juice around for blood sugar lows. Other than that, it is off limits for these 30 days other than cooking. I also have read the book from cover to cover in 2013 and re-skimmed it in 2016. I'm hopefully not encouraging others to eat too much in the way of fruits
  6. How much fruit is everybody eating?

    I am meeting with my endocrinologist tomorrow to talk about halving my diabetes medication. I had an appointment with her already, but it's convenient that I'm seeing her during the Whole30 (day 5 tomorrow). I'm okay with less fruit. Right now, it's a balancing thing. I had a blood sugar of 67 before dinner and did have a cup of juice to treat it to avoid hard candy or other such traditional methods. Dinner included protein, tons of vegetables, and a small serving of shredded potatoes in the stew/soup. I do not advocate for others to eat the amount of fruit I'm having right now. I wasn't on this medication for my diabetes when I did the Whole30 three years ago so it was not a problem. Hopefully, after tomorrow, I will be cutting it back. The carbs in vegetables just aren't doing the trick in concert with the medication.
  7. How much fruit is everybody eating?

    I'm a veggie fool. I eat a ton of them. It just makes me feel better.
  8. Sugar and Reading Labels

    For the record, a lot of farmers markets sell fresh sugar-free sausage and bacon. I get both from Wellness Meats. It's a bit pricey, but for the two of us, it's not a bad deal.
  9. Couple of items: pickles, V8

    I use this kind of thing for cooking rather than as an item itself. Good stuff.
  10. Couple of items: pickles, V8

    Wondering now if my WF carries Bubbies. I will certainly look!
  11. How much fruit is everybody eating?

    I eat fruit to keep my blood sugar in control, especially if I'm not having another carby food at a meal. That means that often I eat fruit 3 times a day.
  12. My first Whole30 was in May 2013. I've tried this and that since then - paleo, primal, low GI, and the SAD. I am the healthiest and the happiest in the paleo/primal range, but I need a reset. I've attempted a second W30 several times, but this is the one. I've ordered the updated ISWF (mine was loaned out and never returned; I guess she needed it), and the pantry is just about ready. I've done more planning this time than the other attempts at round 2. I feel good about this and look forward to feeling more like me. Applause to all of you doing your first W30. You'll be glad you did. You'll never look at food the same way ever again.
  13. Still "moderating" Chowstalker?

    I noticed a few recipes that include questionable ingredients. There are some great ideas out there, but as one who is starting a second Whole30 tomorrow, I'm looking through a microscope at those ingredients. I never knew y'all were ever moderating the recipes on Stalkerville.
  14. Starting April 7th

    Day 6 here and feeling like I can conquer the world. Need to get some exercise today and already have all my meals planned. The weather is gorgeous, so getting outside to move around a bit shouldn't be too hard.
  15. Starting April 7th

    Day 5 is done. How's everyone doing this beautiful weekend?