Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Addition to the blog

I have added a few of the blogs that I follow. I found Zen Habits, written by Leo, about a year ago. It is a great place for learning to incorporate a "mindful" theme into your everyday life. Leo doesn't smash you over the head with one specific ideology. He Presents mindfulness in a way that can be support whatever your belief system may be.

The next is a site written by Dr. Mark Hyman. It is the UltraWellness blog. This is a great source for treating your body and mind in a more holistic way.

Read and enjoy......

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Great workout

Had a great work out yesterday. It is getting me right back on course.
I am meeting with my fundraising specialists (hi Z & T) this week. We are going to work around how to raise the the money to meet the budget for my upcoming endeavor.

As for today, I'm taking it easy. I've caught a really bad cold. I should be better in a day or two.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bad news with a great future

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed as being a type II diabetic. I must admit it came as a total surprise. The doctor immediately prescribed Glyburide. Me being the obedient patient, I went right out a bought the meds. The dosage was 5 mgs. I took the first dose and felt horrible. It dropped my blood sugar so low I had a horrible "hypo". For those who don't know, a hypo is when your blood sugar falls too low and you have a hypoglycemic reaction. If it falls too low you will go into insulin shock. That;s bad. Really bad. I felt that horrible. I bust out in a torential sweat. It was pouring off of me. The doctor tells me to break the pill in half. I did but it still made me feel sick.

I reached out to the village and was turned on to a book by Dr. Jullian Whitiker named "Reversing Diabeties". Amazing book. I have since turned to a fully natural suplement treatment.

But for everyone with type II the key is diet/weight management and excercise. I don't just mean you walking around the block a few times. No. I mean get on the floor and don't get off until you're dripping. I started the journey at 225lbs. The first few months I managed to lose 30 lbs. My goal is to get down to 175 lbs.

Karate is the other journey.