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Since I was in my late 20's I have been tired, dead tired, so tired I can sleep 16 straight hours.
When I feel the best is when I am eating healthy and walking regularly. but most of the time I do not have the strength or energy to do so. Sounds like an excuse even to me, but it is a fact.
My weight has gone up and down for yrs I fight so I do not develop diabetes as both my parents had it.

I crave sugar. breads, sweets you name it. if it is carb friendly I crave it.. so I went to OA and I got a meal plan and a sponsor. I kept the weight off for a yr and half.but everyday several times a day I craved Carbs.

Bang I gained the weight back again.when I was trying to introduce back some healthy carbs back into my diet, the cravings got worse..

I have tried to go by the meal plans again. it is so hard to get the weight get off even with my healthy meal plan.
to make a long story short I just flat did not understand the problem. so I turned to the medical field, to help me.

Last week I was applying for life insurance, the nurse asked everything under the sun about my health and medical history. I told her I have sleep apnea and they feel I have narcolepsy also. they think I have it but i have to go through another sleep study to prove it and get medication for it.


The nurse who was a diabetic nurse for years, she said "you have Carbohydrate intolerance, you have a family history of it."
, noone had mentioned this to me accept this nurse. and the light bulb went on in my head.

ok I am a nurse was for 14 yrs. I have heard of glucose & lactose intolerance but not Carb. well with Carb intolerance you are lacking a enzyme which converts carbohydrates to be used in the cell for energy.and yes it gets worse as you age.
I began to research it and I show every sign of it. so Tom I have an appointment to see my md and see, I have it. I am 98% sure already I have this problem. So many foods I just cant have anymore.so many food that I love and enjoy I cant have anymore.
so now to low carb diets and maybe keto diet plans. I have been going about this all wrong.

The good news is this is treatable without allot of medications.
the story continues

I need to change this picture it is old


Member Since: 2/23/2011

Fitness Minutes: 13,563

My Goals:
I am eating healthier than i even had before. I follow a simple meal plan. eat three meals a day.
I have weighed and measured my food. I eat a balanced diet. If it is high in Carbs it does not go into my mouth that is my new goal.
instead of counting calories I know count carbs.


My Program:
talk to other sparks people to keep motivated. lot at blogs, notes etc study all I can to learn how to be healthier get support from friends and family



Personal Information:
I eat drink and breathe Genealogy and am a artist and a stay at home mom who teaches home school...


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I am a Happy with my religion, latter day saint.

I do genealogy, paint am very creative. garden, can and eat alot of what we grow. luv to bake and am learning how to bake healthy foods..have kids in thier early 30's and a five yr old have been married 16 yrs to my best friend ...




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  • v CORKYTHEMOM1
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    Ginger, WELCOME to the Friends In Recovery team that we both belong to! It is a wonderful group of caring friends. I'm looking forward to our SP friendship and being a part of your journey. Embracing you in support and hugs. Have a magnificent Monday!


    emoticon H = HONORED to be spark friends!

    emoticon U = UNITY in support, encouragement and motivation!

    emoticon G = GRATITUDE to be a part of one another's journey!

    emoticon S = SUCCESS because YOU ARE a WINNER in all that you do!


    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    1687 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    For some reason your comment on my page got double posted so I deleted one of them. Not sure if a member gets alerted to such a thing. I wanted to reassure you that I welcome your comments!
    1687 days ago
  • v GINGERSTX2STEP
    the best thing to be is fruit taste so sweet and good now.. it has amazed me the difference in taste..
    I as at th epoint I was going to need medication for my blood sugar
    and my colestrial was 186 the highest it has ever been
    but since i have lost the weight and do nto eat sugar
    my suagr levels are within normal range and my col levels are 138
    I also decreased y throid medication to the lowest dose..because the dose i was on was to much

    both my parents were diabetics my mom a fragile one..
    so the way I eat now is very good for me...i even have learned hwo to make yogurt :) emoticon

    1687 days ago
  • v GINGERSTX2STEP
    also i have added Ezekial bread home made..
    i do use honey & frozen apple juice. & olive oil to make it
    ezekail bread to me is very healthy
    I sprout my wheat etc to make it
    it is a complete protien also.

    i have altered the meal plna I have also started eating spagetti but I add mushrooms.onions and bell peppers to it ... i figure 8 oz there
    i also eat meatloaf but add brown rice to it, seasoning and salsa
    but again I weigh 4 oz each of hamb and rice i add carrots and onions to it also


    1687 days ago
  • v GINGERSTX2STEP
    I do have a meal plan, where i eat a very balanced three l meals a day...it is not complicated so I can adjust when i need too. the first thing I did is kept and made a list of all things I binge on. and took those out of my meal plan period. second I
    i weigh and measure my food and what I drink
    breakfast is one serving of cereal without sugar. such shreaded wheat etc, 58 oz or one serving: 2% milk and 4 oz of fruit
    lunch 4OZ of meat, 12 oz of veggies
    2 table dressing I make my own
    4 oz of fruit

    dinner
    4 oz of meat, 12 oz of veggies
    4 oz of starch such as corn, peas squash, sweet potato
    8 0z milk
    1 tab butter

    I have added a nother starch/fruit for snack at 8 or 9 pm

    1687 days ago

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