My random ramblings, mostly about sustainable living with a husband and 5 kids.
31 December 2008
I see it has been over two weeks since I last posted anything here. Terry has an appointment for Monday for a physical and to go over the results of lab work he had done this past Monday. We have done a lot of reading about diabetes and insulin and blood sugar and are adjusting to a new diet. After doing some quick caluclations, we realized that he was consuming somewhere around 1000g carbs each day, 750 from soda alone. The USDA recommends 300g per day, and I know that is way higher than it needs to be. He is reading The Schwarzbein Principle right now, and we have read Eat Fat, Lose Fat and some articles by Dr. Mercola and Dr. Rosedale. We are awaiting Life Without Bread through interlibrary loan so it is next on the list. After just this short amount of time with no soda and cutting way back on carbs, his knee has mostly stopped bothering him and he isn't so grumpy. Other symptoms have dramatically reduced as well. I have high hopes. We do however have to buy him some new clothes. These last several months he has lost so much weight that his jeans are now 4" to big in the waist and his shirts are hanging on him. He just got these clothes last February and they fit him perfectly then. So now we just wait for his doctor visit and he wants to get a glucometer.
I am a full time mom to four wonderful girls, Cait (13), Moira (10), Lauren (7) and Rowan (5), and a boy, Eirik (3). In 2004, I started really thinking about how we live. I started researching the holistic lifestyle - nutrition, vaccines, parenting style, etc. In 2006 I learned about peak oil and have obsessed ever since. Now I am homeschooling my children and working towards one day owning a large farm where we can grow all of our own food, and have a "green" house.