After being dropped down and out of full-fledged Type II Diabetes, I feel I have won such a great battle and that these small battles are changing me for the better and at one point may let me win the war.
By: Krissy Warning
Hello, My name is Krissy and I've been heavy my whole life. Last August, I weighed 379lbs. I was down to 307 last month and for some unknown reason, I was 315 at my Dr. appt. yesterday (time to do some investigating). I was doing what I thought was "low carb" until November of 2016. I went to a new Dr. and he motivated me to go on a diet. Truth be told, I didn't tell him I was already on one. I was 339lbs when I first went to him. Shortly after that I started surfing videos on YouTube for low carb recipes and I came across several of your videos and I am hooked. I am completely Keto now. Before I go further, let me give you some info about me. My whole family is pretty "thick" in body type. I am 53 yrs old (54 next month) post-menopausal and some of the things I have are; hypothyroidism, HBP, IBS (constipation), ADHD, Dry and thinning hair, Type II diabetes, diabetic neuropathy in my feet and hands, fibromyalgia, arthritis in my hips and hands. In the last 18 months, I was told I had a fatty liver. In my 20's I was diagnosed with endometriosis and was chosen to do a blind study for Nupron Depot to see if the effects of the drug were the same taking it for 6 months as opposed to 1 year. After 6 months, I was definitely getting the placebo instead of the actual drug because all my pain came back - as time went by, I grew hair all over me and I have to shave like a man-ugh!. I started going through menopause around 47 and THANK GOD I don't have to deal with that crap anymore! WHEW!!! In July of 2014, I thought I was having the most horrific UTI ever and a VERY long story short... I was told I had Vulvodynia/Vestibulitis by the Gynecologist they sent me to. I had to lay there and have two nurses hold my hands to even be able to go through the exam, as I was a grown woman crying hysterically like a 3 yr. old. I could write a whole book on how this turned my life upside down and sent me into a deep, deep depression. My Mom was diagnosed with Lung and Breast Cancer the next month and she came to live with me so I could take care of her and get her to her appointments. She beat that, but 6 years later, the cancer is back in her other lung and now she also has Alzheimer's. I am on Levothyroxine, Lisinopril/HCTZ, Atorvastatin, Gabapentin, Effexor, Metformin, Glimepiride, Adderal and have to have this one or the other give me Hydrocodone when the Vulvodynia or Fibromyalgia get me into a slight hysteria. Since I went full Keto and have been watching your videos, I cleaned my whole house out of any food I couldn't eat. I gave away 6 banker's boxes and 3 X-Lg cloth shopping bags of food as well as a freezer full of crap. I prep my meal now on Sundays or Mondays and have so much focus on doing this forever. It seems my Dr. doesn't know that much about Keto, so he just tells me to keep on doing what I'm doing. Yesterday I had an appointment and had my blood drawn the day before to check my Thyroid and A1C. I'm happy to say that my A1c went from 6.9 3 months ago to 5.8 now. It was in the 7's or 8's when I first went to him in November. I'm as happy as a pig in...poop about this! The thing that has him baffled is that my Thyroid reading was 15. I had been on 112mcg and he bumped me up to 125 after the last blood draw. My family has a history of bad livers. My grandmother died of cirrhosis of the liver - never drank. My uncle died of it also, but he was an alcoholic. My dad died of pancreatic cancer, but also had cirrhosis. I just know I need to pay better attention to my liver and have started taking Milk Thistle and just got enzymes with bile. I also started taking magnesium every day and wow has that improved bowel movements. It took a little while, but it started working. I was scared because before any of the keto or watching videos, I only had a movement once...maybe twice a month! Oh... and I put Sea Kelp and Nutritional Yeast in my salads now too. With just about every one of your videos, I feel I should be taking one of your supplements because it pertains to something I have. Unfortunately, finances are an issue so I will go with what I can handle. I really want to thank you for your great explanations in each video and also for having a sense of humor.... more people should laugh! After being dropped down and out of full-fledged Type II Diabetes, I feel I have won such a great battle and that these small battles are changing me for the better and at one point may let me win the war. I have to be honest because a few years ago I could care less. Sorry, I have no recent pics of me, and the only before pic I have is when I was a little thinner a few years back. (You could also look at several pics on Facebook under Kristine Warning) Thanks for all you do ! Krissy