Health and Wellness~~
I’ve been on this health and wellness journey since my 28-year-old son was diagnosed as a diabetic with very high cholesterol and triglycerides. He was basically a walking heart attack. His cardiologist had recommended for him to be on the Keto Diet. I am happy to report that he has reversed the diabetes and significantly lowered his cholesterol and triglycerides to normal levels. My doctor had been telling me for years that I was borderline diabetic. My son’s diagnosis and the doctor finally saying to me if I didn’t get my numbers down, they were going to put me on insulin; this was a wakeup call to me. I made the decision to take this seriously and I got on the Keto Diet.
When I say Keto Diet, I want others to know it’s not just about weight loss or it’s not healthy; there is more information involved. It’s not a simple diet thing, it involves checking your blood sugar in the morning and monitoring your blood sugar two hours after you eat. The diet consists of high fat high protein, vegetables, and low carbohydrates. There is a balance, education, and planning under a doctor’s care. To my delight I lost weight. Menopause had not been nice and had given me some weight gain.
Does the scale matter ~~
When my weight plateaued, I got discouraged and justified
eating carb friendly ice cream to drown my sorrows. Turns out that carb
friendly ice cream has calories and I gained a couple of pounds back. I decided
to just relax, quit looking at the scale, and just do what I needed to do.
Eating healthy is always the right thing. Being Italian from New Orleans, I
have been creative about cooking. Low carb can be delicious. Side note I do cheat
occasionally, but I don’t worry about my weight any longer because I am losing weight.
It’s not coming off fast, but after one month of not stepping on the scale I
lost another pound. It feels good to know that I am on this health and wellness
journey. I am moving forward in my goals to become healthy.
I think about this in my organizing business, that sometimes I can get so caught up in looking at the very big picture that I forget to celebrate the small accomplishments and victories. Remember, don’t give up and keep moving forward. Thanks for being on this journey with me on becoming uncluttered in life.
Lisa Giesler, Organizing Consultant, Speaker, Author of Uncluttered :discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life