17 October 2017

out of gas

Going from Portland to Boston, we drove down the coast.
And just stopped wherever we saw fit!
It was such a healing trip!

I came home to resume my duties as a Home Health Nurse
And a patient is sitting there, eating ice cream!
In the middle of my Diabetic Teaching!
I just realized "That Was Enough."

Went to fix the lawn mower. 
Three guys said it wouldn't start.
Guess What?
No Gas. 
How could 3 so-called experts miss this?

Enough enough enough !
So I changed. Right then and there.

Life is never easy.
But simple? Maybe it could be more simple.

My Blood Glucose numbers were still high 
Even after having a Zero Carb meal.
Must be the protein. 
And cortisol from caffeine . 

Whilst fasting my numbers are much better - with no spike.
Bound to be much better for my h A1C.

Think about this.
If you eat 3 meals a day, and your BG rises for 2 hours PP,
You might be spending any where from 6 to 9 hours a day (or more)
With a high BG reading. 
Even though you are strict LC.

Good sleep is so important. 
I bought a new mattress... 
I was liking sleeping on Memory Foam.
So I went back to that.

So think about the money and time I save by fasting.

Shopping for food, prepping food, cooking food,
Eating food, cleaning up after meals,
One meal a day skipped would save like 2 hours -

And the money! 
Although I am not fasting to save money or time.
I am doing to reset something in my body 
That needs a break for heavy food.

So far, so good!
I find fasting to be very compatible with my needs for now.

15 October 2017

boston and new things

So - I went to Boston 

My goodness - 
It was a wonderful relaxing time with good friends.

I hopped on a plane and flew -
I stayed using Air BnB !
And I ate Lobster every day.
Except for steak days.

Hopped on a train and went to Portland, Maine

Came home,
Made the usual Instant Pots

This is Ribs in the Instant Pot.
New recipe!

So I started a fast.
Not an Intermittent Fast 
Where you skip lunch and call it good.
But a real committed fast.
This is called Snake Juice!
Its really just an electrolyte replacement.
So that when you fast, you won't get dizzy and faint.
The moderator of the group says basically
That is you are heavy you eat too much.
No brainer.
He advocates a Fasting Focused Lifestyle.
And Low Carb when you do eat.

I lost 10 pounds in the first 10 days.
I came back from Boston determined 
To make some serious changes in my life.

I got a new job. (Actually, I got the old one back.)
And a new mattress. 
I quit drinking wine and even coffee.

I have done a few 48 hour fasts.
Even a 72 hour fast.
Now I am on a 90 hour fast!
We shall see!

I have so much more time and energy.
I have so much more clarity.
I am much less anxious 
And much more confident!
I guess eventually people get sick and tired - Of being sick and tired.

This awesome blog will be a good way to chart my progress!
Thanks for reading along!

18 August 2017

work all day

The kittens are all Raw Food now.
They hardly have canned food.
They have access to dry food -
The kind with no grains or fillers, etc.
But they rarely go there

I am finally able to tolerate my hair being long enough 
To grow out - just a bit

Would you believe ANOTHER wreck?
I was sitting there, at a dead stop, 
And got rear -ended.

But Trekkie is as good as new. 
The fine people at EARTH collision even detailed her. 

The rental car had a flat tire. 
Enterprise fixed me right up.
Thank Goodness

So much beauty I see every day in my driving.

So much water. 
I try to drink  THIS much a day.

Sweet Potato Vines.
One of my faves.

Lots of prepping.
Lots of Instant Pot

Many Salads. 

Cold protein when it's too hot to cook

And me!
At work with a cute little kid.
I have two jobs now.... again....
I do the "baby" on the weekend,
And home health 3 days a week.
What's different about this job is
1) Easier software
2) Closer to home
3) A Fresh Start

I don't use a cane (much) and
Don't have any situation that impedes me
And I'm not on pain meds
And I don't have to drive an hour (each way) 
To get to work.
So yeah.

Up till now, in my career, I have only had 3 jobs.
NOW, I have had 3 jobs in 3 years.
Times - they are a*changing
Already changed.
And I'm pretty sure it for the best!