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So, Who Am I and Why Am I Here?


I am a married 40 something over-weight type 2 diabetic who intends to remain med free. That is pretty much all those pages up there, rolled into one sentence. Of course, if you want more information, just click on the pages above. I’m brutally honest about myself. I’ve been heavy as far back as I can remember (my first double chin was in 4th grade). I was resigned to remain that way until 2010, when I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. I began Atkins, lost 10 pounds (got off my meds though my doctor didn’t know about it), thought my blood sugars were under control since I wasn’t gaining any weight, so I fell off the wagon. At the beginning of August 2013, I went back to the doctor. I was wrong. So, I embarked on Atkins again but this time I could not control my blood sugars (amazing what happens when you continue to test yourself, huh?). While desperately searching for the cause of my blood sugar swings, I stumbled upon the nutritional Ketogenic diet. It has been a life saver (literally).  So, check out the pages above (see some awful pictures of me) for more information. On my stats page, you wil find my weight, measurements, and fasting blood glucose reading for the day and here you can find my physical training schedule.  I recently update the About 1972 Atkins page to include a snippet about the first week (Level 1) AND the menu included in the original book.

5 thoughts on “So, Who Am I and Why Am I Here?”

    1. That’s wonderful! I think what I love most about it is each person can more easily adapt it to their own bodies (or at least that’s the way I see it). I’m very “religious” when it comes to diets. With Atkins, I went by the book (literally) and it got me nowhere. With Keto, there really is no “book” so you have to decide what works and what doesn’t for your body. If I was still doing Atkins, I couldn’t eat almond flour yet. I just need to find a tortilla recipe that isn’t a crepe and I’ll be happy as a lamb. We went to a Mexican market to get carne asada meat (both chicken and beef) and picked up some fresh flour tortillas for hubby. I was getting high just by smelling them!

  1. I am sure you have probably already read the fascinating book “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes. It is a short instruction manual for the human body, it took me just a day to read the entire thing. Some sections of it I have reread and I have posted comment and excerpts at my blog “One Small Change” at
    Please pop over and give it a look, and do get the book, because it will validate everything you are doing, and it might convince fence-sitters in your circle of friends to join you.

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