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Gluten-Free Folks Eating Low-Carb / Low-Glycemic
Newbie here. Hello! 
17th-Jul-2008 07:55 pm
I'm Victoria and I was browsing around LJ for "organic" groups. I know it's rather broad, but I'm glad I found some potentially good groups. The low-down on me was that 3 months ago I was stuffing my face with fast food juicey hormone injected burgers and downing gallons of cokes and loads of snicker bars like there wasn't a tomorrow, but tomorrow did come...in a different sense. In the back of my mind I thought that tomorrow I would start eating right or tomorrow I would workout, but many times tomorrow never came. 
However, it all changed when I came back to the states from my month long enlightening journey in China and my rainforest adventure in Costa Rica. I wouldn't know how to best describe it, only that those trips seriously changed my life and now I noticed that I brought back a lot of the customs particularly in eating manners and lifestyle choices. 
I think I've become more open to things around me and I feel more complete and less depressed. I'm glad the transition is going well because my best friend is vegan and she's really supporting me in my choices to eat healthier and to swing by the farmer's market more often than I do wal-mart. Like I said, it's something new to me and I love it! So I just wanted to say HI and maybe I will see you in other groups I'm checking out. 

I'd love to hear some advice too. I recently, in fact today I made my very first batch of homemade soy milk straight from the seed to drink and it took me while to strain it all out, but it was definately worth it. I also have been planting some veggies with organic mix and I'll be getting a pound of wheatgrass seeds so I can start juicing. :)  

Thank you and have a nice day! 

P.s I've been looking into things like lgi, sugar free, etc. I bought a book this week about lgi and want to eat healthier. My mom's diabetic, actually my while family is and I'm starting to scare myself into it since I'm getting older. I see all the meds she has to take and the pain in her face when she injects and I don't want to experience that. I hope it's not too late.  
18th-Jul-2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I agree with you with the having to watch someone inject themselves daily. My mom has diabetes and basically everyone on her side of the family. I'm always worried I will become one so I decided to change my lifestyle to help not cross that line any time soon.

Had my blood tested last month and I'm still on the safe side of the line :)
18th-Jul-2008 01:52 am (UTC)
i'm proud of you, i hope you continue to stay safe for a very very long time. how long ago has it been since you changed your lifestyle?

before i left on my trips i took an insurance physical test for my life insurance-- my mom thought i wasn't going to come back, though that would hurt her so, but we had to make sure that i was covered just in case. with those results everything seemed good and now i'm more aware of carbs and sugars.
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