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My Fight to Be Fit: Linda Michaels

Linda is a producer and lives in Virginia Beach. Come back each Monday and Wednesday to follow her progress.


June 19, 2006

Sweet Scale Success

Well, the scales finally moved this morning and I’m down a total of 7 pounds. Yahoo!

When I went to my doctor last week, I asked her about the “carb” debate. She said she had recently read a long term study comparing low-carb diets to low-fat diets. The results were that both diets were equally effective. But she said low-carb diets were much harder to stick to. She suggested that I just choose better carbohydrates with whole grains.

I took her advice and went to a local bakery that makes wonderful whole grain breads. One of the breads is called, “Bible Bread” and has an amazing 6 grams of fiber in each slice. In addition to being healthy, it tastes great and is very satisfying. It’s now a regular part of my diet.

One of the reasons I’m so motivated to lose weight and get healthy is that my doctor diagnosed me as being pre-diabetic a few years ago. My mother lost her sight to Type 2 diabetes, a cousin of mine also lost his vision and another cousin had to have her legs amputated as a result of the disease. So this is a diagnosis I do not take lightly.

Although I’m not diabetic yet (and hope to never be), I test my blood sugar once a week as a precaution. I was very excited to see a more than 10 point drop in my sugar level this week as a result of the additional fiber in my diet.

That, plus the two pound drop on the scales this morning has me shouting, “Hallelujah.”

Please log on to our weight loss discussion board to tell us how your “Fight to be Fit” is going.

Previous blogs: How I got Roped into This, Dodging the Donuts, Why Losing Weight Takes Faith, When the Scales Won't Budge, Ask the Experts


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