I Did It.
Can You Do it?
By Bobbie Jo Lieberman
Yesterday I thought I had it down. My FBG was 94—I’d finally broken through the 100 barrier! I had a smoothie, and four hours later my blood sugar was 87! I rejoiced, but diabetes is a good example of “what have you done for me lately?” I was very hungry in the face of that number but was prepared—or so I thought. I made up a batch of veggie soup and added mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. Sounds good, eh?
Wrong! Two hours later, my post-prandial peak topped out at 160. (The ideal post-meal rise is 20 points.) I wasn’t there yet!! Really, it’s the peaks that determine your overall level of healing.
I rechecked two hours later and was down to 133. Better….
A small salad for dinner. Just before bed, one more check: 139.
I had a restless night, and got up a little later than usual. My FBG was 101. That was okay, but my timing for the day was now off. I had a small amount of leftover salad, a few nuts, and headed out for morning ranch chores. The heat about did me in. Came back inside and finally made my breakfast smoothie. Ah!!
I’m feeling emotional today. Stressed. By the heat, by the fact that we’re still in Texas when we long ago should have been in our summer place in New Mexico. The oppressive heat clouds my ability to think clearly and function. I feel stuck, as if trapped in a sauna.
I much admire my fellow program participant Linda, a schoolteacher, who is able to approach this diabetes reversal effort with calm, logical thinking. She makes a plan and sticks with it. Her numbers are down as well as her weight. She looks terrific!
Steps on the Journey from Participants