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2014 - The Big 50

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I turn 50 this year. My age has never been a big deal to me, it was a number, a marker, whatever. But 50 thats special. It's really a thing for me. One of those things that makes me look at my life and say what have you done, what do you want to do. Well at 49 I have reached my goal of getting my Bachelor's degree. So check that off the list. I absolutely positively do not want to turn 50 weighing over 200 lbs. I want this year to be the year that I come off insulin. I want my blood sugars to be good, and I don't want to spend a ton of money on medicine, when I can spend it on other things. I've tried many different programs. I'm convined that not one thing works for everyone. So it's trial and error. We learn each from other, we try and see if it works, if it doesn't then we know.

Right now I'm doing Low Carb..It's working, my blood sugar numbers are great, the weight loss is slow, but it's happening.

If you have any words of wisdom, if you've had success using this program. Would love to hear about your experiences. So the big Five O, is end of July. I'm on a mission, I have a goal and yes I'm trying again…

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  • GLC2009
    i'm going to hit 50 this year too. and i feel a lot of the same things. emoticon emoticon
    2739 days ago
    Hey, and did I mention that you TOTALLY do not look anywhere near 50!
    2739 days ago
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    Hi Patty,

    Welcome to the FABULOUS FIFTIES!!
    I don't know which low carb you're doing, but it's all too true you'll gain the weight back if you eat carbs again, so pay attention to hidden sugar.
    I found the 100 book by Jorge Cruise the latest science and sound advice if you plan to make healthy a lifestyle.
    If your mood suffers from lack of serotonins, you can do just 2 days of the 100 and the rest of the week include good carbs to keep you happy.
    The important thing is to adapt it to what works for you once you know how your body functions.

    There's lots of resources if you want to find out more. emoticon


    2744 days ago
    There are so many versions of low carb available today to help us find the variations that works for us as your bodies continue to shift and change. If it's working for you -- by weight and especially by health markers -- keep at it and tweaking it for what meets your body's needs! I had best success with whole foods low carbs several years ago, losing 30 lbs and keeping it off for two years until a challenging pregnancy and post-delivery. After experimenting with everything else I"ve found myself back to it to and the scale is *finally* moving in the right direction again. I'm reading an interesting book, 'Your Personal Paleo Code' seems to have solid, well researched insight and advice on how to tailor for the weight loss, maintenance, and how to adjust to each body's individual needs. Keep up what works for you! emoticon
    2744 days ago
    Come on over to the team forum and ask your question there. There are a bunch of people who have been able to get rid of their meds through low carb dietary changes.


    As to gaining back fat after losing it on low carb? If carbs made you fat once, they will always make you fat. Sad story? True story.
    2745 days ago
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    emoticon on turning 50 in July, your Bachelor's degree, your low carb working for you, emoticon blood sugar numbers, and your weight loss! WOW, that's a lot happening and it's all GOOD!!!

    Patty, be careful with your low carb lifestyle change. I did a low carb DIEt, back in the day and lost 100 lbs. but when my coach told me to slowing reintroduce the carbs into meals, that was all she wrote, as all the weight I had lost and then some, came back on me, in short order. For me the low carb was only a temporary fix, and not a good one at that.

    I don't think that you're trying again, as I think you've been working it all along! there may have been some slow times, or gains, but you NEVER GAVE UP!!! Since you never gave up, you're not trying again, as this is a lifestyle change, and it will be with you the rest of your life.

    Be blessed,

    - Nancy Jean -
    2745 days ago
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