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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...


Other Information:
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 OOLALA53
    Can you let me know if you got a welcome note from Living Binge Free and send me a copy if you did? Thanks!

    Have you got at least a general idea for a food plan? I"m not a big fan of traditional diets, but I don't think you have to be on a diet to decide to incorporate whole foods into an eating plan. I've found having a routine for regular meals eaten during routine eating "windows" has been crucial for helping me say NO when binge/random eating urges come. I KNOW I had a decent meal awhile ago and will again. I am not starving! I am simply allowing my body to "snack" on its reserves until it's time to eat again.
    1688 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Praise the Lord!! Sister, I am so excited that you have joined "Keep Walking In Jesus". We are so looking forward to walking in Christ and losing weight together as well as getting to know you personally. We can do this together and all things through Christ. I am awespired of your weight loss, You can do this and all things through Christ. Please visit our team leader singinglady's spark page for some awesome inspiration. I know for me that Judi (singinglady) is an inspiration for me!! Praise God!
    Love You Always your sister in Christ
    Jill

    2377 days ago
  • v GINGERSTX2STEP
    to cool how do you do all of that :)
    2381 days ago
  • v BEFIT020
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    Just peekin' in on you...to see how you are doing. Keep up the great work!


    2381 days ago
  • v CATIATM
    Thanks very much for the friend add! emoticon
    2383 days ago
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