I've lost 68 pounds in six months eating Low GI Foods and exercising :-)

by Melany
(Pipestone, MN)

My reward for losing 60 pounds - a

My reward for losing 60 pounds - a "Grey's Anatomy" t-shirt!

On March 23, my significant other of seven years was admitted to the hospital with blood sugar levels of 500+. During the five days he was in the hospital, I didn't leave his side. Before we came home, I made a deal with him; whatever he has to do, I have to do. His doctor recommended that he lose 40 pounds. His doctor also introduced us to the Glycemic Index.


When we arrived at home, I proceded to clean out our cupboards, refridgerator, and freezer throwing out all the foods that were high on the GI.

I have always enjoyed walking and riding bike. Starting slow, I walked for 30 minutes every day. I gradually began walking longer, and then I started biking. For three weeks I rode 6 miles. The first week in June I decided to ride 14 miles. That went on for a month. Then I challenged myself to ride 22 miles. I did that for a month and a half. On days that it was too windy or the weather was yucky, I would walk/run on the treadmill. I first began walking 3/4 of a mile and running 1/4 for three miles. Currently, I am walking a 1/2 mile and running a 1/2 mile for 4 miles. Now that school is back in session (yes, I'm an educator), I joined a rec center that has a recumbent bike and other equipment. I have cut down my workouts fro 7 days a week to 5 days a week.

Since the 23 of March, I have not consumed a potato of any sort, a piece of bread, or any chocolate. We have only consumed foods that are low on the GI. I have purchased The Glycemic Revolution books (big and purse size). I use them every day. I do spend a bit more time at the grocery store because I look everything up. I downloaded the Glycemic Gourmet's cook book. It is truly AWESOME.
I take special pride in the fact that I have inspired others to jump on the GI bandwagon!

Before school began this year, I cleaned out every stitch of clothing in my closet and drawers and took it to a consignment shop and to Good Will. I purchased an entirely new wardrobe in a size that I haven't worn since I was in the sixth grade!

I feel wonderful. My energy levels are off the charts. Really, I didn't run in high school or college. I run. I run. It's crazy. I also stopped taking some of my high blood pressure meds. My doctor is amazed. My family has a history of diabetes. My significant other has lost 50 pounds. He also hasn't had to take insulin since the first two weeks we were home from the hospital. He is not taking any other diabetic medication. His blood sugars currently range from 80 to 120. He feels and looks amazing.

We still have a tough road ahead. This is our life style now. It is not a diet. We live the glycemic index every day. It amazing to see the difference what you eat can make!

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Aug 07, 2012
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Nov 14, 2011
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thanks for sharing
by: Nidge Brown

Congratulations on your success. I begin my journey to a healthier and more active lifestyle today. Your story is truly inspirational and I look forward to posting after photos once I lose this weight.

Mar 27, 2008
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Weight-loss Update
by: Melany

March 23, 2008 marked my significant other and my one year anniversary of living the Low Glycemic Lifestyle! On March 22, 2008 the scale told me that I had lost 80 pounds!!! Low GI ROCKS!

Dec 29, 2007
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WELL DONE
by: Anonymous

WELL DONE

Oct 18, 2007
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Congratulations!
by: Anonymous

Congratulations! Your story is both amazing and inspirational. It helps us know we can do it too!

Oct 12, 2007
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If sugar is food for the brain...
by: Anonymous

I suggest you eat some more of it with that kind of reasoning.

Oct 11, 2007
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about sugar
by: Anonymous

did you know that sugar is the food for the brain? and if you aren't diabetic, sugar must be an important part of your diet, the food you need to avoid is carbohidrates, red meat, fat fast foods, pasta and some mexican tacos or tortas, try instead drinking water, and nothing but water to complement your food, if you don't exercise you may develop "weak muscles sindrome", now do you think that this diet work, believe me I been here before and it DOESN"T WORK.

Oct 11, 2007
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Love your story!
by: Anonymous

I love your committment to your lifestyle and the way you and your husband did it together. My husband would never give up his sugar! He's lucky he's still thin. (Arg!) I am on a low GI diet for the last 3 weeks. It's working out pretty well. Found out I have PCOS and want to get pregnant, so had to change my eating habits. It's all ok, I haven't lost much weight but got alot of muscle now.

Your story of how you run now is encouraging. I have been exercising but not pushing myself much.

Keep up the great work. Trust me, I know it's hard. What a blessing to have your husband do it with you (or, more correctly, you doing it with him!!!)

Diet is about what you eat AND what you think. No diet works if your head isn't in the game. I think this time my head is more in the game than it has ever been.

Thanks for posting your inspirational story!!!

Oct 11, 2007
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tried
by: skeptic

I tried and doesn't work.
The only way that i was able to lose some pounds of fat of my body was exercicing, walking and running.

Oct 11, 2007
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If is true...
by: Anonymous

If all of this is true, where is the picture from six months ago, do you think that every person that you got their e-mail addresses is stupid, or don,t understand the before and after, and if you publish a picture after two days that mean that somebody has change the real image or modified the picture

Oct 10, 2007
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Way to go girl
by: Anonymous

Congratlations Melany,
You are an inspiration to all. I admire your determination, and hope to duplicate it.

Oct 01, 2007
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I NEED TO LOOSE AT LEAST 30 LBS.......
by: SEASHELL

I JUST DON'T REALLY KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN, I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, HAVE BEEN OFF AND ON DIET'S ALL MY LIFE EVEN IN HIGH SCHOOL....... I AM DESPERATE...... I LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND I DON'T SEE MYSELF ANYMORE....... I DO EAT SOME JUNK, BUT I DON'T REALLY LIKE MEAT, I LOVE SALAD AND VEGE......... I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA AND I AM IN PAIN 24/7 WHICH DOESN'T HELP ANY EITHER...... BUT I REALLY TRULY WANT TO TRY THIS GI DIET....... I THINK IT IS THE WAY TO GO, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START, I KNOW IT WILL TAKE SOME RESEARCH ON MY PART...... CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME IDEAS.......THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS .......SEASHELL

Sep 30, 2007
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Encouraging!
by: The Hamilton's

Thanks for taking the time to post your story! In the face of diabetes, every bit of encouragement, every story of bringing it under control is so important! Like you, I told my husband, "If you jump in, I'll jump in with you!" We've seen results that tell us to stay the course!

Thanks again!
Claudia Hamilton

My husband is an educator as well!

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