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Health Update – Three Months

I know some of you may be wondering if I was going to update on my health since I started writing about my health back in January.

A lot has gone on since then….with my life….and the site having issues; so I haven’t kept you all up to date.

Since I had my three month check up Monday, I thought I would share an update here with you all.

My weight hasn’t really changed much since my last update. Honestly, my weight is near my starting weight (I’ll explain that later).

However, I do have good news to share….my a1c is now 6.2(which is an average of 131)! When I had it checked back in January it was 8.3%, so a 6.2 is amazing! My nutritionist says 6.2 is about where I should keep it, but I personally would love to at least get it to a 5.9%.

A1c is an average of your blood sugars over a 2-3 month span. I haven’t had anything in the 6% range for a long time.

When my blood sugars were at their worse was back in 2015; I found myself with an a1c of 11.8%. When I tried low carb the first time around in 2016 or 2017 I got my a1c down to the 7’s. I could never stick to the diet though, and my a1c went back up into the 8 % range. I haven’t had my a1c get down to under 7 since I got them under control back in 2012 or so.

Anyways, I was surprised my a1c was as low as it was because the last month I haven’t been doing the low carb diet as often as I should. That’s why my weight is up again….carbs make me hold onto water weight so bad.

Do any of you have that same problem?

I’ll try to update more often….if anybody is interested. Β Thank you for your time πŸ™‚

What do you think?

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    • Thank you very much πŸ™‚ Sorry to hear you think you have a problem with water weight….but that could definitely be a cause….I think processed foods with the additives also cause inflammation which could contribute to that…not 100% sure…..processed foods taste so good though!

      • That’s true! I avoid most of them, but occasionally I have a craving for something salty and I think salt is the worst when speaking about water retain. Hopefully we will find a soultion soon! πŸ™‚

        • Well in going low carb, I’ve learned that carbs are what make you hold onto water weight….so in a low carb diet salt is actually recommended to consume more of…Thanks, hopefully we can! πŸ™‚ Well I have my solution, just sticking to it is my issue!

          • I see, it’s great that you know what works for you! It’s half of the work done. πŸ™‚ I guess different bodies have different needs. I have noticed that salt worsens my problem.
            I have always been curious about the low-carb diet, but I don’t think it would be beneficial for me personally. However, I have heard about many people who eat low-carb or keto and it has improved their health significantly.
            Is your goal to follow it all the time, or do you do it with breaks? I know you have written about it before, but I think sharing more about how you personally do it, how you feel on low-carb and what foods you eat could be interesting and useful if you ever feel that you need a topic to write about.

        • Replying to your last comment here since there is not a reply button below it.

          That is true, it is half the work done knowing what works. Just the will to stick to it is the other half, lol.

          I agree though, low carb may not be for everybody. I know salt worsens my problem when I do eat carbs….so I understand!

          Eventually, my goal is to follow low carb/keto all of the time. I just do it with breaks right now because I have a hard time giving up the carbs.

          I could definitely write more about how I do it and things like that…if it helps anyone then it’s definitely worth it πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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