Monthly Archives: October 2011

Vegan Myths

ShareI really appreciate all my friends who are concerned about my new diet. However, there are a few myths about the plant-based diet that need to be dispelled: Persons on a plant-based diet don’t get enough protein.  Here’s a chart … Continue reading

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Sammie and Me

ShareI was worried my blood sugar would be high this morning because I cheated on the diet a bit yesterday. I took Sammie for a long walk to make up for it. It wasn’t my fault really. I had a … Continue reading

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Three Biggest Problems

ShareI started this dietary experiment at the beginning of the month and it’s been amazing. I’m down from 2 medications and 4 pills a day for diabetes to 1 medication and 2 pills a day. I’ve lost quite a bit … Continue reading

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I Learn a Lot from My Students

ShareI had asked one of my favorite students to come by to see me and she stopped in for a visit today. She’s one of the sweetest, most positive persons I know. She’s a Coptic Orthodox Christian from Egypt. We … Continue reading

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Progress Is Good

ShareGreat news! I’ve gone from taking four pills a day to only three. My sugar was 103 (or 109) this morning. I’m going to move to only two pills a day soon. This is huge for me because a couple … Continue reading

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Weekend in Long Beach

Share This past weekend I was in Long Beach at a conference. While I was there I ate this veggie burger at the Zephyr Vegetarian Cafe. It was great! In fact I had one the next day too. While I … Continue reading

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Back in the 70s Again!

ShareI had two days in a row when my blood sugar was 116. Then I had two days when it was in the low 130s. That’s not too bad. Better than it was before I began my vegan-tarian experiment. Today … Continue reading

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This Can’t Be Right!

ShareMy blood sugar was 116 this AM! Hasn’t been that low in a long time. I was a bit scared because I pigged out on carrots and grapes for supper. I also had brown rice with mushrooms. Dropped 2 more … Continue reading

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Blood Sugar

ShareThe last two days my readings have been 133 and 129. That’s the best I’ve seen in a long time. I didn’t get finished at work until 9pm last night. It would have been easy to stop by somewhere on … Continue reading

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October Experiment: Kind Diet

ShareI’m trying out a couple of things in October. I’ll share one now and another at the end of the month. I started doing without meat and trying to be as vegan as I can without going nuts about it. … Continue reading

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