Mechanical Technician, Elias Gutierrez, Whole30 What Is Your Why? To Be Medicine Free

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Two weeks down and two more to go!

I was just telling Neil Dudley this isn’t so hard.  Although, I really am missing dairy and a cheeseburger still looks really attractive.  But, I have stuck to this challenge and I am going to see it through the full 30 days and then some!

Then I remember 3 weeks ago when I was in a bind with my blood sugar.  Remember, I am type 1 diabetic… if you want a challenge, try dealing with diabetes.  It’s really hard for me, because I really am in love with food.  I can be having a really bad day and a good meal perks me up every time.  Unfortunately, my old diet resulted in huge and unmanageable spikes in my blood sugar.

I started on the Whole30 a few days before January 18, 2016; it’s been at least 22 days for me.  I have actually started using less and less insulin through my pump and I am having to make a real effort to keep my blood sugar high enough in the morning.  So, when I think about that cheese burger vs. having a spike in blood sugar, it’s a pretty easy decision to make.  My goal is to remain on a Whole 30 inspired diet and get off my insulin pump all together.  I have heard about people being able to do this and I know I can get there.

Week two, I feel really good.  I haven’t felt this good in a long time.  Two weeks ago, I would wake up in the morning and feel sluggish and overall had a really “down” feeling.  I have more energy now.  I am normally in a great mood, feel good and like to work hard.  Two weeks ago, was dragging.  Now I have energy.  It’s not just energy to do stuff, my mind is more focused.  I was really having problems with being distracted and would just forget stuff, important stuff.  Not only am I sharper minded, I feel better about myself. 

I am convinced it’s getting all the sugar and all the things with hidden sugar out of my life.  It’s made a big impact on my overall life so far. 

So like a lot of things in life, it’s a trade-off.  I might not get to eat cheeseburgers, dang.  I have heard I might be able to start eating some of the things not allowed in this Whole30 Challenge after the 30 days.  I am not like most of the rest of the people on the challenge.  I have to monitor my blood sugar all day.  I know exactly what a cheese burger does, or a glass of milk or a pile of cheese.  You aren’t supposed to get on a scale to weigh during these 30 days; however, I have to measure the blood sugar all the time.  I really think if I change to a Whole30 lifestyle all the time, I will be medicine free in 2016. 

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