Cycling Saved My Life
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Bikes: '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra, '78 Medici Pro Strada, 80s Tommasini Prestige
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I am using the "Do the Correct Diet and Eating Plan or Else....." still and will be for pretty much the rest of my life, hopefully a long, long time. I made it through Thanksgiving without any sweets or junk food at all. My only treat was a sliver of pecan pie when Rowan and Machka visited on my birthday, probably around 1 oz of pie. No salt on anything anymore and Monica cooks without it to, nutritional labels are my buddies when I shop for groceries each week.
The Chronic Renal Failure, Stage 3B, diagnosis was all it took to make me change my eating habits. We just don't put the sweets or junk food in the house anymore. I have managed to loose 40 lbs since July with the eating control and by riding, these habits are not going to change. I feel much better now, the last lab numbers showed I had done well in managing the kidney disease and it had not progressed any. The thought of getting to the point of dialysis or worse, waiting for a transplant, is enough to keep me from junking my way down. I can still eat good meals, and enjoy the holidays without the bad stuff so I am good to go. Bring 'em on.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
"I did not choose to have Parkinson's Disease, I do choose not to allow it to control my life." Davis Phinney(paraphrased)