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.