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Some somments from people that have been doing KETO or canivore for a while. 07/27/19

What are some things that you DON’T do or have because of keto woe?!
After a lifetime – literally – of feet & leg cramps, I DON’T have them any more!
DON’T have to shop in Plus Size stores!
DON’T get HANGRY anymore!
And I could go on, but help me out here, what about YOU?!

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  • I don’t have to worry about my lower fat roll hanging to my knees! 😀 I don’t have to take medications for diabetes. And I don’t have major complications.
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  •  I don’t take meds for depression, ADD.
    I don’t have fatty liver anymore 
    I’m not obese anymore 

    I don’t dread vacation 
    I don’t dread dressing up 
    I don’t dread clothes shopping
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    •   I don’t take metformin anymore; I don’t take lisinopril anymore. I don’t eat anything in a box or bag with more than 3-4 ingredients. I do love 💕 life so much more now !!
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  • Do not take blood pressure meds anymore. A1c is normal now.
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  •  My mood has greatly improved. I still have a long way to go, but I feel so much better!
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  • Migraines, chronic neck & back pain (from a car accident in ’97), aching joints, depression, and brain fog…..all gone. 🙌
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  •  Finally got myself taken off of antidepressants.
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  • I DON’T have to stop by and get food on my way home to tide me over until dinner.
    I DON’T have to worry where or when my next meal is – IF has taught me I have enough calories on me to take care of me for DAYS, so a few hours isn’t gonna kill me.
    I DON’T have to be obsessed with food any longer.

    I DON’T have to sell anyone anything for them to join me in this awesome journey 🤟
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  •  I don’t have UC flares anymore.
    I don’t have RA flares anymore. 
    I don’t have constant pain anymore.

    I don’t feel embarrassed by my size anymore.
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  •  I don’t have shame anymore! That’s the BIGGIE for me! I lived in shame over how I looked every day!

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  •  I don’t snore anymore and, I don’t sunburn any more 😁

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  •  I do NOT have heartburn or IBS, nor have to take medication for it. I had GERD from birth and IBS from about 1989. Bye reflux.
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  • I do NOT have estrogen issues anymore and got off birth control pills.
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  • I don’t have pain in my hip or knee anymore. I don’t have to worry about fitting into an airline seat without “spillage”. I can shop in the normal, petite section instead of the fat lady section and have to hem everything.
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  •  I don’t have constant cravings.

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    • Me either! It’s awesome!
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  •  Can walk downhills without knee pain, can sleep and wake up refreshed, cognition and memory is strong. Energy great
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  • My life is no longer controlled by food.
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  • I wear shorts and tank tops now, I go to the pool, I don’t have to take three prescription medications every morning, I am no longer prediabetic, chronic joint pain and heartburn are gone forever.

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  • I am rarely hungry and never have that shaky feeling! My RX meds now cost $5 a month.
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  •  I don’t have to slather steroid creams on my hands all day every day or wear bandaids just to stop the bleeding, cracking, itching eczema.
    I can actually get my hands wet now.
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  •  I no longer get knee injections!
  • Migraines, diabetes, inflammation
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  • Mood swings, inflammation, headaches, sleepless nights
    For me?  No more joint pain. Feeling great.  Can tie my shoelaces without holding my breath and my gut in.  I don’t get sunburned easily anymore.  After years of dandruf…no more of that either. Blood pressure is normal. No longer pre-diabetic.
    I’m fluctuating between 162 and 164 pounds.  If I never lose these last 10 pounds, I’m okay with just because my health has improved so much.

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Wow, has it really been two years?

My HOA made me cut down my tree three weeks ago. It took some doing since it had grown up to the roof by then.  I loved all the shade it gave me late in the afternoon. They called it a weed tree.  I remember someone taking pictures of my front yard a few days before I got the notice to cut it down.  I guess they must have googled my tree.

Here is what I found:

Paulownia Tomentosa is a deciduous tree in the family Paulowniaceae, native to central and western China. It is an extremely fast-growing tree and is a persistent exotic invasive in North America.

I guess they got worried that it would spread even though it has never bloomed.

This is what it looks like now after I chopped it down three weeks ago.

It really does grow 12 inches a month.  I think I’m just going to pretend it’s a bush.

Not much is new around here.  I’m still in the townhouse.  My son, my roommate, and Silly, my cat still live with me. 

I’m still working at Miller Toyota, it will be 12 years this year.

I’m not interested in tiny houses any more but have shifted to van living.  It is more mobile, and I can move whenever I want.  I figure it will be another three years before I bite the bullet.  I have narrowed it down to the Pro Master 2500 High Top.  I’m getting super excited about it.

It’s been a while since I’ve visited my mom, so I just texted my co-worker to see if she can cover for me on Thursday. Got my fingers crossed.

Well, I’m hitting the bed. It’s been a long day.