This blog is well a record of my journey on a Raw foods Diet. Most likely the only way to keep me accountable as I am known to start all sorts of Diets and fail miserably. Hmm there was the Cabbage Soup Diet, that come with being starved and lots of gas! The Atkins Diet, being a former vegetarian this cam e with tons of guilt. Ohh the ever popular grape fruit diet in high school, yes girls lets starve ourselves and eat grapefruit, until one of my friends decided that a bagel only diet would be much better. Yup you guessed where that one ended up. Then those lovely shake diets, ahh those were fun, yes you too can loose weight by drinking sugary shakes. Blech!
So as much fun as diets were I really gave up on my eating habits after having my 6th baby (yes #6) that pregnancy was a high risk one and I ate very carefully. I didn't gain more than 15 pounds and was pretty proud of my self! Of course walking out of the hospital at 220 pounds wasn't exactly a great achievement.
We ended up moving in with my in-laws for a bit and I started eating what they ate. It was easy and tasted good. White bread, coke, red meat, cookies cakes pies. I mean my mother in law had full blown diabetes and if she was allowed to eat like this so could i right? Wrong.
I started getting sicker and sicker. I have struggled with my Adrenals for several years. To the point collapse and hospitalization sick. Not much fun. I had to take 3 medications ust too keep me going during the day. Keep me going, just to keep me awake. I was grouchy just felt like crap.
About 2 months ago I had a miscarriage and got even sicker afterwards. To the point where I again was in the hospital 3 times. I was diagnosed with diabetes on top of my Addison's. I left the hospital at 7 am the last time sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Once I was home in a late night search I stumbled upon this video and just about died! I looked like a pregnant walrus. Not only am I pretty sure I am not a walrus, I was most definitely not pregnant, in fact my "baby" was over a year old! I still have a hard time watching this video right nowI was determined than night to figure out a solution.
In my late night google searches I stumbled upon the Raw Foods Diet. I saw before and after pictures of people who not only lost a dramatic amount of weight, but gained back their health. After watching this documentary, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days I was convinced that the Raw diet was what I needed. Like any sane person with diabetes I gorged my self on all sorts of treats on New Years knowing that I was starting the most restrictive diet of my life. I was out right scared.
Well that was 5 days ago. I have found I love eating raw! I feel so much better, I have no cravings, I no longer need to take my medications, and while I have not weighed my self, I feel like I am loosing weight!
So join me anyone out in cyberspace who wants to watch me through my trials and errors, enjoy a laugh or two, and maybe even cry a little.
So at my start on January 1 2011 I was
5 foot 4 inches tall
I have a blood pressure of 139/90
Mt last Fasting insulin was 120
Lets see what I can change in 30 days!