No more poopin around
Monday, September 28, 2015
My regular Dr and I have fought for 2 years about cholesterol. It was that time again, 6 month blood meds check up. I wasn't prepared for the results.
My A1C was 6, my fasting glucose 110, they had both JUMPED up. And I was out of pre-diabetic range 6 months ago.
My cholesterol was always high but now its higher, (286) my good chol went down, it used to always be down, but on Atkins it went up!! That was exciting!
My potassium was low, my sodium was oddly low, that combo worried her. I take a potassium supplement. I drink a lot of liquids.
I'm also having a breast biopsy that needs to be done under anesthesia, Dr knows I have trouble with anesthesia so she wants my blood work "better" (glucose, potassium, sodium) first.
Of course she wants me to take my Statin again and possibly Metform. She's warned me.
I had my Drs nurse call my Endocrinologist. The Endo said since the only change in that period was my Fasting I should stop Fasting. My Endo again recommends mini meals every 4 hours. She says its worth a try, just to see. But I don't know how I can eat if I'm not hungry??
Will the mini meals make me hungry?
My regular Dr thinks Fasting is bad period, whether your blood work is good or bad. :o(
I was doing 8:16 and switched to 5:2 again. The weight was starting to come off again slowly.
Fasting comes so naturally to me and I don't want to "mess" up my colon which loves those long breaks of no digesting. Fasting was incredibly hard in the beginning, but now its the easiest thing I've done.
If I seriously look at how my always thin 61 yr old husband eats I realize he (naturally) Fasts. BUT after his Fast he carb loads. Not a lot of food, but all carbs, with fat.
Stress also could be a factor. My marriage is at its worst point ever. Right before Grumpy hit 60 and now after; he has a "new" attitude about everything. Living with a man who can't tolerate you could make your blood work wonky! LOL!! I see so many women my age on SP with marriages like mine. I sympathize greatly with you all. These are not the Golden Years.
Or was it diet? My diet has always been Low Carb, but with feeding the kids Paleo and not counting their carbs. I was eating a lot of things I wouldn't cook for me. Not as meals but, tasting. Yeah lots of tasting. LOL! So on a day where I'd probably eat 100 g carb or less I was adding at a minimum 50-100 carbs more from Flax, almond flour, dashes of raw honey or maple syrup. It adds up so fast!
So I'm back on Induction. Monday is Day 4. No carb flu like 2 years ago. Since my sodium was low on my blood work I was already eating more salt. :o) Weight is not falling off, but my already many meds have lovely "side effects" that makes it slower. So I'm not going to even use the scale much. Pants were going down a size already from fasting and now with 3 days Induction I'm in a 16.
I will say after Living Low carb 2 years Induction is much easier! I eat exactly the same. And I'd like to think I'm "smarter".
Tomorrow I schedule another Dr visit to "fight" it out. I am not increasing my Statin, but I will take the low amount I used to take. I will not take Metform. But I will walk daily and monitor my BP and BS better.
Thanks for listening :o)
You are all in my thoughts and prayers as we figure this out together!