Here you see the implement of torture my dietitian has me consuming in an attempt to get my glucose under control! Yes, the Galligan brothers come from a long line of diabetics, and having my luck, I’m the one with all the fat and all the sugar in my bloodstream! Recently it has gone a little haywire. I try to keep my glucose between 90 and 140, but lately it has been climbing up into the 2 and 3 hundred range. I am trying to keep from having to take mealtime insulin, so my dietitian recommended I do what she calls a re-boot, and what I call torture.
If I can get things under control by restricting calorie and carbohydrate intake I might be able to actually reduce some of the medications I am currently on, and just be healthier overall . Given that our father just died from complications of diabetes and heart disease (thankfully no sign of the later in my health profile) I thought that drastic measures were needed to “right the ship” so to speak and try to get on a healthy path and get balanced in my life.
So this re-boot is supposed to last a couple of weeks, but honestly I’m thinking it will probably go on a lot longer than that because, although it is hard, I’m liking the results I’m seeing. First and foremost my blood glucose seems to be back in check. I have the occasional elevated reading, but it is more like 175 instead of 250. This is great for my overall health and will have long lasting benefits. Secondly, and equally pleasing is I am dropping a ton of weight. I’m not sure exactly where I am right now, but I have already lost 40 pounds from where I was at this time last year, and I haven’t been weighed since I really started working at it. But all the signs are there, my clothes are fitting better, I’ve had to tighten my belt all the way, my watch is loose, I’m moving easier, and I just have a bit slimmer look in the mirror as well. I’ll let you all know where I am at when I have my next appointment on the 19th.
I tell you all this to tell you this, one of the byproducts of this crazy diet is 1) no beer at all, and 2) I have to limit my whiskey intake a bit too. Not because the whiskey is so bad, it is far better for me than the beer, but because my digestion has been giving me fits, and whiskey doesn’t even remotely sound good right now. I think it wouldn’t sit real well in my stomach.
I’m sure some of you have noticed that I have slowed my posting a bit, and the reviews have basically stopped. (I do reviews, Jim doesn’t because he doesn’t want to work that hard!) Don’t worry, I’m planning to slowly work back into them, but for now while the re-boot is happening I’m taking a bit of time off from the actual drinking. Hope you can hang in there with me, and in the meantime I will be covering industry news etc. like we usually do.
In the meantime it is two shakes a day and a sensible dinner! Have any of you done this before? What were your results?