Friday, July 26, 2013

Whole 30

Last week I began to receive daily emails from whole 30. I decided ...what the heck...maybe I will discover the reasons for my headaches. I have already cut out grains, beans, sugars and all processed foods. Now I was asked to cut out dairy...what's left?  Well 4 days into it, I stopped having headaches. dang...why dairy?  Probably because I love it on too many non paleo foods. So now I am dairy free and so far headache free.
I attended a cookout at Dana Carpenters home in Bloomington Indiana. I was able to meet Jimmy Moore and his lovely wife Christine. I met Dr James Carlson and his wife. I met Dana and Eric. What a wonderful group of people. Any Dungan and Rebecca Skvorc Latham. The both have low carb blogs. Everyone at the cookout is working on N=1 experiments. Everyone has differing degrees of metabolic syndrome and is trying to find the sweet spot of health. It was pretty enlightening speaking with Dr Carlson.. He is very personable and lights up when asked about health issues.  He informed me that according to my blood sugar readings I am a type II diabetic.

My first Paddle board race. St Joe Michigan . 2013 Sweetwater Paddle board race

I was in a standup paddle board race in St Joe Michigan the end of June. I finished and I was not last...The water was 53*. I found that out by being cut off and knocked in by a 20 something racer. I was the oldest racer that day. The race  did a 5 K and a 10 K  . I am glad I participated. I am not sure if I will do it again. I really like to paddle> I like looking for wild life and just clearing my head. Concentrating on not running into anyone and trying to finish faster than I usually travel is not my cup of tea. The lady in the black shirt and the black shorts finished after me. The woman at the back here with the baseball hat on and the green capri's is my hero. She is an EMT. I met her after the race. She was injured on her job and got a knee replacement 3 weeks before the race. She passed me  during the race. She said she worked the whole race to do it. As she passed me I yelled out " You are looking pretty good passing me up there!!"  It was fun... I was tired afterwords. I think hitting the icy water and then swimming to my board may have had something to do with that, I am in the bright blue tank top in the center of the pic. My bright yellow/orange life jacket on my back and I and holding my paddle straight up and down waiting for the starting horn.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

It has been raining and storming on and off for two weeks. You think that could be the cause for my daily headaches???   Today was thunder and lightning and pouring down rain. Earlier in the week, it rained so hard that our basement  flooded. I don't think the monster is awake. I have been in ketosisland for awhile now.

On the husband bought me a new old age sports car. I needed a new paddle board hauler with better mileage and not so high a lift kit in it. We bought a used Ford Ranger splash. This thing sat in a garage for 7 years. Only has 63,000 miles on it. We got it for less than half of blue book price. It has a whole new front end and new paint job. Beautiful. I usually do not care about what I drive as long as it runs good. I love my new truck. I'll post a picture when I get some down loaded.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

78* winds at 2 mph. Wonderful SUP day!!

Today was perfect...I perfect day to paddle. There were a few kayaks out. Lots of swimmers on the small beach. A couple people asked me about my board. It would be fun to see more SUP's out on the lake. I got about 4 miles in today.

what is the best dietary book to give a patient that will explain Paleo/low carb?

 My doctor just called me and asked me that question. At 730 am this morning on his way to work.

My journey has come from numerous blogs, books, emails, podcasts....etc.  I was put on the spot,  I'd have to think about it.  So I am thinking about it.

First off I said... "Genocide, How your doctors dietary ignorance will kill you." Dr James Carlson

My doctor has my book, but has never read it...( hmmm...does not help if you do not open it)

Then I guess,  "Protein Power Life Plan." Dr's Michael and Mary Eades...their Purist diet in the book is closer to Paleo than the other two programs they suggest.

After that, I would promote   " Marks Daily Apple"  blog

Jimmy Moore and his podcast  " Livin la Vida Low carb "

I also read Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain

Paleo Answer by Loren Cordain

Books by Robb Wolf ( Paleo Solution),  Volek and Phinney ( Art and Science of Low carb living),  Atkins, Dr William Davis(Wheat Belly),   Dianne Sanfilippo (Practical Paleo)  Mark Sisson ( the Primal Blueprint).

By the way. many of these books speak about the evolution of man. I  think that the whole Paleo thing should not be about mans evolution but about the evolution of FOOD. Thank you, thank you very much.

As a side note...a patient was in our office yesterday. Her boyfriend works at a place that takes grain and makes it into wheat germ, wheat germ oil and flour. The processing plant also extracts vitamins from grains and add vitamins to grains. (sprays them) They sell their products to cookie and bread and cereal factories. When a train car of grain comes in that is full of bugs, the close it up, bug bomb it, air it out and then process the grain with all the bugs and the bug bomb residue. Business as usual. This girl has stopped eating processed food. DUH!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A new niece! A new Grandblessing!! (grandson)

Our family has a new a matter of fact,,,Two new members

Katy was born to my baby sister  on New years day.  Orion was born to my daughter on February 8!! I am so blessed!

I have been working on a quilt all month for Orion. An Adaptation of this shooting star wall hanging. I needed to adapt it to be baby quilt sized. My squares were all 2,5 inches square and the whole quilt top is finished now. 6 more feet of binding to sew on by hand and I will be ready to take it with me this Thursday when I go to see my brand new grandson.....Orion...A shooting star to go with my little constellation who just fell to earth.