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Monday, July 13, 2020

Weekly Weigh In 2020: Week 28, July 13, 2020

Weekly Weigh In will go live every Monday, and it will share how I'm doing health-wise, and it will give me more accountability with my health.

Here is my twenty-eighth weigh in of 2020:

1. The Selfie: The selfie is me as of today, July 13, 2020.

2. Weight: My weight is down the three pounds I gained.  I'm happy, and I do hope it continues.  We shall see.

3. Health News: I averaged just over 7,700 steps per day last week.  I am hoping to get at least my 6,000 steps per day average this week, and will do so as long as I can be out and about.

I heard from my doctor's office today that my endocrinologist appointment referral was declined for some unknown reason.  I'm not sure if my doctor will want to try to get me in somewhere else to see an endocrinologist, if she wants to run some tests herself (specifically if there are any tests to look for adrenal issues which is something my OBGYN wondered about and my reaction - racing heart rate - to sugar and caffeine suggest there is an issue with), or if we're just going to take a "wait and see" approach as I am doing well when I strictly avoid sugar and caffeine (and limit carbs - more on that in a minute) and take the Coreg.  We'll see what she says, and I'll keep you posted. 

Overall, I'm doing pretty good, though.  I'm still having some back issues, but the chiropractor is helping with that.  I'm very grateful they are still open to say the least!

4. Diet News:  So, I figured out something yesterday after having a crazy racing heart episode after eating a meal with no sugar in it (save a little honey which I normally do not react to) and lots of protein that had me baffled...until I looked at the carb count which was probably well over 100g.  I got thinking back about other meals I had had which caused similar reactions, and realized that they may not have had added sugar, but the carb count may still have been higher than I realized.  That being said, I am going to have to be a carb counter, sort of, on top of avoiding sugar and caffeine.  If I have carbs (of any sort) in a large amount (let's say higher than about 40g per serving) no matter what, it's going to cause me issues, even if there is a decent amount of fiber, protein or fat in the meal.  I also figured out that an item that has even a lower amount of carbs per serving (as low as 10 or 15g), no matter what the carb source, causes me issues if there is no protein, fat and/or fiber in it.  So, my best bet has been to limit carb counts to 20 or less per serving AND make sure that there is a decent amount of fat, protein and/or fiber (preferably protein and fiber over fat).  I've been able to handle a higher carb count (up to about 40 g/serving) at times, but generally I do best if I have a lower carb count.  And I try to keep that carb count (2og or less, but definitely no more than 40g) as per meal for breakfast and lunch, and I try to keep anything after that (dinner and any snacks) without carbs or extremely low carb (10g or less) if at all possible.  It does make a difference in how I feel.  It may be taking awhile, but I am learning! :)

5. Other News: Please continue to pray for my middle kid.  For just over 9 months now, he has been dealing with an unknown health issue.  Though he is essentially stable, he is still not 100% (though he is doing much better than he was).  Pray for wisdom for us as we try to decide what to pursue, what to wait on, etc.  Thank you!  If you'd like more of a current update/rundown on his condition, you can click here.

As to our week, it's looking like it will be another busy one.  We're having some issues with our washer, so we're looking at probably needing to replace it soon (which will be a bit complicated as our water shut-off isn't working properly), along with some other house maintenance issues, so we'd appreciate your prayers for wisdom in regards to these matters.  Thanks so much!

How are you doing?  Do you have anything you want to weigh in with?  Any health progress or goals you want to share?  If so, please leave a comment below (with a link to your post, if you have one and wish to leave it), and I'll respond ASAP.

Have a great week!

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