Ok so I am still trying to figure out all this Keto diet stuff. I came across something called Keto Masterclass with Robb Wolf. I figure I would take it and see if it helps. I thought I would let ya’ll know how it is going as I travel down my new road.
The first module is called The Foundation. The audio I listened to was interesting but a lot of it I knew like things that can affect your health. That stress is not good for you. I even knew that you should hang with like-minded people and your life is so much smoother. He talks about the 4 Keto Levers; Macro, Movement, Sleep and Stress. I know if I don’t get a good nights sleep that I have a bad day. If I use my CPAP then I do have to admit that I sleep a lot better. Besides David doesn’t have to listen to me rock the house. Macro is all this great junk food we have. He said that does something to our genes that cause them not to tell us when we are full. I can relate to that feeling. You know when you get up from dinner and are thinking what can I eat now. I don’t feel full, you say to yourself. He talked about epigenetics. From what I can gather you can change your genes. I don’t mean change you DNA. I kind of look at it like training a dog if you are training a dog with love he will behave well but it you are cruel to it the poor thing only knows how to act cruel. So if we only give our genes bad things they will not behave but if they are given good things your life will change. He showed a set of identical twins where one was a runner and one a weight lifter. Their body shapes were totally different because one burned more carbs than the other or one ate more protein or the different exercise they do. I guess this is why they say the Keto diet is a life change.
This something that was printed out to read. There is more too it but I just copied this part.
Epigenetics is the study of changes in your physical characteristics (your phenotypes) that are caused by how your cells read your genes. Your cell membranes are the regulators of your body, determining which molecules are allowed or not allowed into the cell. These molecules also have the ability to influence which characteristics are turned on or off.
Something I read the other day when I was researching Keto diet and breastfeeding for my daughter. It said that babies are born in Ketogenic which I found interesting. Anyway it says there is not a problem to be on the diet while pregnant and breastfeeding.
Well I will keep you posted as I travel down this road.
I didn’t get this written last night because I was too tired. We ran a ton of errands and I went with David and Dusty to look at some jobs. We chased down the original owner of the truck Dusty, my youngest child, and finally got it in his name. Hurray!
Back to the diet. We had a really good breakfast, who would ever think of baking an egg in an avocado. You should give it a try because it was great with a little cheese on top.
We dropped the groceries off. Yes, I am really getting things in house that we can eat. I also had to buy the briskets I am going to BBQ for the church picnic. I then made a protein shake to fill the empty whole in my stomach. It was wasn’t bad at all.
We had to go out to the valley, Wasilla to be exact, to look at a job. After leaving David says let’s go to one of the breweries out here. I am thinking, oh no our second day on our diet and we are already screwing up. Actually we hadn’t eaten that many carbs yet, so I thought we might be ok as I gulped down my beer with a guilty feeling.
We went to the Last Frontier Brewing company. We had been there before and I had enjoyed it then too. We had a very nice brew. We could tell it was where the locals hung out. You can check them out here.
We got home and I fixed stuffed chicken thighs. They were stuffed with cream cheese, spinach and bacon. They were very tasty. We had a chopped salad I had bought at the store. All in all I didn’t think we did too bad.
Right now I am waiting at the doctor’s office to get my A1C results. I did loose a little weight already though. That makes me feel great about my new life change. A1C is down to 6.3. I have to come back in 3 months to see if I can drop down on Metformin or come off all together. He also said people have had good results on the Keto diet.
I have decided that we really need to do something about our weight. Actually, I don’t think David needs to lose as much as I do. I would love to weigh what he does. Also, our A1C has just stayed steady at 7.4 and it should be below 7. We have been kind of sticking to the low carb diet but I just have been slipping a lot lately. I would like to get it down where we don’t even need to take our pills for it. I had mine down to 5.7 and got off all my pills. Then when I had all my surgeries the last 2 years it went up again and now I am on twice as much. David has been on the same amount for a long time.
Today is going to be the beginning of a new life style. I have done a lot of research on different diets and decided this is the best for us. I have bought the food we need, downloaded several cookbooks on kindle and have got the right mind-set. Like they say at our church, “Change your thinking, change your life” that is what I am following now.
I will keep everyone posted on how the new life change is working for us. I will post how I am feeling and how it is working for us.
Wish us luck and anyone out there that is on the diet that can give us any help I would appreciate it.
So we got home yesterday and today we watched our granddaughters for a few hours. My daughter knew we would watch them so our Son in law could do some work because we had not seen them for 5 weeks. David and I couldn’t get over the fact that they each have started to get fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff t their own personality already. Rebecca is going to be the thinker we think. Katharinelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
This is what happens when you try to blog after a few beers, a shot of whiskey and jet lag. I kept falling asleep with my fingers on the key. I gave up and figured I would start again this morning.
As I was saying Rebecca is going to be the thinker. She is the smaller of the twins but doesn’t miss a thing. She is always looking and moving. David thinks her first words will be a sentence.
Katharine right now is the one that wants all the attention. She has always been the better eater and you can tell because she is catching up to her age faster than her little sister.
They were born 7 weeks early but they were healthy. They were never on oxygen. Katharine weighed 3lb7oz and Rebecca weighed 3lb2oz. They needed to learn how to suckle and weigh over 4lbs to get out of the hospital. They both left together after a month. Heather was only giving them breast milk but now she is having trouble keeping up, so they are having to get a little formula.
Heather just told me they went in for their 4 month check up and Katharine weighed 11lb2oz and Rebecca weighed 9lb7oz.
This is the girls when we left.
These are the photos that Heather sent me while we were gone to butter me up before she asked if I could watch the girls once a week when we got home. They don’t seem to be able to get anything done. Can’t imagine why. Let’s see they are raising twins, Heather is the CEO of the largest manufacturer in Alaska and Dan in trying to run his real estate business. So now Grandma and Grandpa are back and we can help out when needed.
These are the pictures that I took while we had them yesterday. They really are good babies. They fuss if they are hungry or fighting sleep. They are girls and are afraid they are going to miss something if they are sleeping. But to their surprise Grandma knew how to get them to sleep after raising 5 children and the 10 grandchildren before they were born.
If you can’t tell we are very proud of our little girls and will enjoy watching them grow up.
After church we stopped at Midnight Sun Brewery for lunch and our last pre-trip Juju, Panty Peeler Beer and orange juice, so good. We said bye to our two friends Judie and Kim, then headed home. We change clothes and David sits on the couch. I told him I was taking Dusty grocery shopping. He is like fine I will probably be asleep when you get back. Dusty and I get home from shopping and sure enough David is sleeping. Dusty and I go do some things we had to do around the house. I get my stuff done and just before I seat down David wakes. He grabs is phone out of his pocket, then he says, “It’s 4:38”. I reply, “yea why”. He then says, “Our flight was for 3:20”. To which I reply, “Yea, tomorrow”. To his relief we didn’t miss the flight.
ONE DAY TO GO, JUST OVER 22 HOURS!
I don’t know how many of you have kids out there but I have five, 3 boys and 2 girls. They age from 44 to 35 this year. You know we all love our kids no matter what stupid things they do. Of course, I have to remember the dumb things I did when I was young and survived. The boys as they grew older slowly got their head out of there; oh what would you call it, Oh yea ASS! Anyway so my youngest finally got his head out and just got out 6 months of rehab. We are all very proud of him for this. So he has decided that he should not drive until he gets his license back. I guess he decided seven years without was probably enough because those driving without a license fines and jail time was not fun. So we were helping him get a truck today so he can get his interlock in it and then he can get his license. Anyway he finds a $800 truck he wants. We take him over to look at it and he buys it. I am thinking great we can get everything done before we leave on Monday. I call about getting the interlock put in and am told that because it is almost closing time and a holiday weekend they won’t be open again until Tuesday. Then we found out that he has to take the driving part again in his truck with the interlock in because it has been so long. Which means he is going to have to fix the passenger seat because the back of it is in the back seat. The truck needed an alternator, so we took him to pick that up. We go back to the truck and he puts it in. We jump it and of course, it is empty. Off to the gas station with David, my husband, driving and me following. We gas up and get onto Diamond, a main street in Anchorage, Alaska, at rush hour. What happens then you ask? It dies at a stop light. I have to pull up next to them, so they can try to jump it. I now have blocked the turn lane and have now pissed off tons of people because they can’t get a round us. So the guys decide we will pull it with out Subaru Outback. All we have is some nylon rope that they have doubled and got us tied together. As we start off the rope breaks. They fix it and we get pulled into the nearest parking lot. After tightening up connections and charging the battery the guys get it running. We are off again home. Oh yea, I forgot to mention that the guy that had the truck had a ton too much oil in it, so it is smoking to high heaven. So we have smoke going everywhere and then this guy in a convertible goes zooming past us. I am thinking I bet you are trying to get out of the smoke. I remember driving down some Interstate one time and saw signs that said don’t drive into the smoke. I could never figure out what that sign meant but now I am wondering if it has something to do with this. Anyway, the truck is home. My son then says I think things are starting to go my way!
THREE DAYS AND COUNTING