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My Family on the Short side

Our Grandparents are: Creed & Martha’s children are generation No. 1. Then 2. CREED JACKSON SHORT and Martha V. Boggs. Creed Jackson was son of: 3. WILLIAM JAMES (Red Jeems) SHORT and Servilla Mullins. William James was son of 4. DAVID ESLIN SHORT and Mary Polly Cantrell. DAVID ESLIN was son of 5. CHARLES ANDERSON SHORT and Anna Mullins. Charles Anderson was son of 6. William Short and ELIZABETH BOLLING. Elizabeth Bolling was daughter of 7. BENJAMIN BOLLING (1734-1832) and Martha Phelps. Benjamin Bolling was son of 8. JOHN BOLLING (1700-1757) AND Elizabeth Blair. John Bolling was son of 9. JOHN FAIRFAX BOLLING (1676-1729) AND Mary Worsham Kennon. John Fairfax Bolling was son of 10. JANE ROLFE (1650-1676) and Col. Robert Bolling. Jane Rolfe was daughter of 11. THOMAS ROLFE (1612-1708) and Jane Poythress. Thomas Rolfe, son of 12. POCAHONTAS (1595-21 Mar 1616/17 Graves End, London, England) and John Rolfe (1585-1622 England.   John Fairfax Bolling - number 9 above (1676-1729) who married Mary Kennon is the ONLY one whose descendants are from Pocahontas. There were other children by his father Robert Bolling, but they were by a second wife named Anne Stith whom he married after the death of Jane Rolfe - number 10 above - in 1676 soon after the death of her son John Fairfax. The Bollings who are descended from Pocahontas are called the Red Bollings; all others are called White Bollings.     Kelly (K_dud) husband you'all find this inserting if you found The Hatfield & Mc Coys inserting

dice22

dice22

 

Updating my blog

:)Hi,   Where has the time gone Someone reminded me of my blog today and I thought I should update it Fill you all in on the last 18 months. Firstly the D well had a Hb1c of 6 last year my first ever . The last one was 6.8 I can live with that and I know my diet isn't as rigid as it was but you need to live. I swim nearly every day and I was doing either Curves or Contours . But decided swimming is for me not only iis it good for the body but great for the soul. I have been off my blood pressure medication since April 2011 (I had taken medication since 1989) I have gone from using lots of insulin to using very little (saving me lots of money LOL) Now for me I have just changed so much I have gone from someone who was too scared to drive a car at all to someone who drives 2000kms without thinking twice about it on my own Have done it 3 times now and about to do the 4th trip but more about that later I left my job of nearly 15 years in january to start a new job in a new city. 2000kms from family Though I have many close friends here. I walked into aged care with little expereince totally out of my compfort zone . Going from Children and public Hospital system to a Privately owned Aged Care facility was an eye opener. I managed and enjoyed the residents Learning a lot from them . I also started to board with someone I found on a site on the internet Not much accomadation up here and very expensive. Going from a city of 24,000 to 260,000 people Thinking oh well if I want to do this or go there I have to do it myself No one to do it for me I started swimming with friends but as we work different hours I found if I didn't go by myself I wouldn't get there Now the Pool staff all know me by name LOL Never in a million years would i have had the courage to do this before On my last trip home I decided I needed to spring my wings again So my next adventure is to go Agency Nursing This involves being sent to a hospital Nursing home anywhere in Australia The period of time varries but usually 3 months at a time. I do not care where I go but really want each place to last about 3 months My 1st contract is for4 months in Aged Care. The town I am going to I have been through a few years ago I know no one there (well I dont think I do but have a habbit of running into people that either know of me or are related:D) I reallly have no idea of what the accomadation will be like and I can't wait for it all to happen . (only next week) Someone asked me if I was nervous and I hadn't even thought of that There will be so many new places to see and explore in the time I'm in this town People to meet If they do not like me well that is their problem . I have been able to achieve this all through the support of all my wonderful friends and by becoming comfortable with who I am Also my belief that life is too short to waste a day being negative, bitter or angry

alicat61

alicat61

 

Confused and annoyed

I have been trying to do right, eating what I should and getting proper rest. I just started taking walks on yesterday. Gotta say it does feel good to get out there again. I walked for 30 minutes yesterday at a leisurely pace with my little shih-poo and weighed in this morning at 182.2 I'm up .2 from yesterday/ I'm not sure why. My fbs this morning was 151. I wasn't happy with that at all. It sucks that I did everything I was supposed to do and can't get decent numbers. I thought that I was getting better with my fbs only to find out that the ranges I got on the ADA website weren't correct. So I haven't had one good reading yet.   Today I made a chili, with Texas Pete hotdog chili, 1/2 cup pinto beans, shaved chicken with green pepper, onion and chili powder. It wasn't bad at all and my bs was 124 so I thought that was a plus. So happy with that meal and my reading. I'm hoping for a good number in the morning on my meter and on the scale in the a.m. I'm a daily weigher so I know that my eating better will help shed the weight. Oh and I forgot to mention that I walked with a friend for a little over an hour this evening. I'm proud of me  

Rennie

Rennie

 

It's been a few days ...

I don't know what the 6th was like other than going to work and going to Bible Study. Oh just checked my fbs was 214 due to sugar free/gluten free pasta that I ate the evening before. But it was good the remainder of the day. Yesterday my fbs 162. That came from me eating the top off of snickerdoodle muffin my son had made. It was really good . You would have thought that I would have got the message and I didn't. I was running late yesterday morning and there was a bottom of a muffin sitting on the stove and guess who ate it with two cheese sticks. ME! ... I got to work and was so light headed it wasn't funny and my eyes were all out of focus and blurry. smh ...   My fbs was good this morning 138. That made me smile . I have a sick child home today so I am hoping to get some things done. I ate meatloaf and squash and zucchini for breakfast with a cup of coffee. I'm hoping for good numbers when I test.   Oh my new trial/test/discovery or what ever you want to call it. I think that if I eat at 7pm and not after my morning fbs will be better because I will have had a full 12 hours of fasting. I hope I can prove myself correct and see numbers in the correct range   Have a great day Everyone

Rennie

Rennie

 

I don't know what to title this day ...

I got up to 140 better than yesterday but again not great. I thought I was a little nauseous when I got up but it turns out I just needed some food. After breakfast my bs was 138 not bad. I had a doctors appointment so I didn't get to eat lunch right away. My daughter and I went to her fiance's place of business and I had a fish and shrimp combo with fries (regular ketchup) one hush puppy and Cole slaw. I decided to check my sugar before I ate and it was 91. I'll be honestly I was happy to see that my sugar can get down that low . But 2.5 hours after I ate (all of the foods that weren't good for me) my sugar was 204. We know that had I taken my bs in time it would have been way higher. My daughters car broke down almost two weeks ago and it has been at the mechanics all that time so we went to pick that up. (Great because she can now stop driving my mini van that she said she would never drive .) She is finding out that you must take care of your car. Like Jiffy lube says be good to your car so your car will be good to you. Well while there I had the mechanic drive my van because my daughter had hit a pot hole or curb and my van was shaking like it was having a fit. Come to find out I had a huge bubble in my tire. Thank God the tire held up because we were just on the road for over 6 hours round trip on Friday for my Uncle's funeral. Then I got a not so great call from my Mom's husband. I don't even want to go into detail but I pray that there is not a horrid outcome with this. God is in control I know. I haven't had any dinner yet, not sure whether I am hungry or not. It's getting late so I need to decide soon. Hey just thought about the Jiffy Lube jingle ... Be good to my body so my body will be good to me

Rennie

Rennie

 

Today started out with a high fbs

My fbs was 155 this morning. I'm really not sure why. I went to bed late I took my bs at 12:07a.m. on 5/3 and it was 168. I didn't go to bed until after 1:30a.m. my husband told me. Wow I didn't realize it was that late. I'm not sure if that could have had something to do with it or not. I had a pretty good day. I had a quick on the run breakfast before church my bs was 151 at 2.5 hours after I ate. Then I came home and had a late lunch my bs was 173 not over 180 so I'm ok with that. My next snack was a turkey sausage and a grilled hot dog no bread with mustard my bs was 112. I made a gluten free/flaxseed meal pancake and ate it with s/f syrup along with a small piece of oven cooked barbeque chicken. My bs before I ate was 110. I don't take it again until 11:28p.m. I hope it's good. I just remembered I forgot to take my Metformin this evening. It completely slipped my mind. Gonna do that now. I found some bread today made by Alvarado St. Bakery - low glycemic bread. Not bad, kind of hard but it's ok that's what I had right after church with some s/f fruit spread and some less sugar pb. Not the greatest tasting but I can do it. I did a little light cleaning this evening. So I feel like I got some exercise in for a change. ... another thing I need to work on  

Rennie

Rennie

 

Starting from yesterday ...

fbs on yesterday wasn't great it was 142. I was a tad bummed but about an hour before bed Thursday I had a low carb Breyers ice cream cone and something else. I don't remember but the two should not have been together. We had a 3 hour trip to attend my Uncle's funeral. I had two eggs with cheese for breakfast, my bs was fine after. Didn't really have a lunch had 2 Sargento cheddar cheese sticks and a pack of Buddig ham. After the funeral we got back on the road. I ate two more cheese sticks. I couldn't stomach another pack of the ham so I ate the cashews out of a SB nut pack along with some honey roasted peanuts I had in my purse. Riding home I'm thinking my goodness I'm hungry. My Mom suggested we stop at ihop for dinner. I'm thinking oh my goodness I don't want to go there. But we went and I did make a great selection for my meal. I ordered the grilled tilapia with broccoli. It came with garlic bread and a ton on red roasted potatoes but I gave them to my husband. One of the kids didn't want all of his pancakes so I decided and did eat two with old fashioned syrup. Oh my goodness were they good I took my bs when I got home it was 269 Not good at all. I did expect it and don't plan to eat that again anytime soon.   Now today I woke to the best fbs I have had since diagnosed ... drumroll 118 not the greatest but I am proud of me. I've done well today so far. I went with my daughter to a place to try cupcakes for her wedding and had two gluten free cupcakes. One regular and one mini, my bs after was 161. Not bad. I thought it would have been higher. I made a pumpkin mousse that I saw a recipe for and had a half of a cup of that after a nice salad. Hope my bs is fine after the mousse. Everyday is a new day.

Rennie

Rennie

 

Doing well today ...

I have to say today was good day. My fbs was 136. I was very happy to see that. My breakfast read was 138 and my lunch was 129. I am very happy to see these numbers. I am also please to say that I went to my sons track banquet (not a real banquet) they had 38 pizzas and sheet cake. I can resist pizza no problem at all but sheet cake is my weakness. I sat and watched everyone eat that cake with a friend sitting beside me telling me how good it was. I so wanted just a thin piece but I don't have the discipline that I need yet to do that. So I looked and I looked as that cake was continuously cut. My son brought home pizza for his siblings but despite my request for him to get them cake he left it there. He said, "No Mommy you don't need it!" boy does he know his Mom . I looked up Walden Farms products and found that I can purchase the things I like online. I'm hoping that I will find a store some place that carries a decent line of their products. I also looked up Maple Grove Farms s/f pancake mix. I am determined to do right and eat with my family and not feel like I am being excluded. That is not a great feeling. I watched them all eat white rice last night which I love but it's a no-no. So I just ate my beef pattie with a little teriyaki and some broccoli with cheese. I need to look up some recipes on here so that I can add some variety.

Rennie

Rennie

 

Not feeling well this morning ...

Yesterday I went to work. It was an overall pretty good day. I got to talk with a lady there who also takes Metformin but only 500mg 2-3 times a day. (I can't remember what she said). She said that her fastings are always high. I didn't think that was good but not my business/position to critique. I didn't do well with my eating while there. I don't think I had enough to eat so by around 2:30 I was feeling a little sick. I ate some nuts which made me feel better. I came home and was quite hungry. My daughter wanted go pick up a dress for her wedding and I still hadn't eaten so we stopped at a convenience store. I got pepperoni and cheese but also picked up some goldfish crackers for my other daughter which is a no-no for me in the car. Of course I ate way too many goldfish. I took my bs before bed last night and it was 267 not a surprise from all of the carbs. Also know surprise this morning because it was 180 upon rising. I've got to gain some control. I have been nauseous since I got up this morning. I'm not sure if it's from all of the carbs or the Metformin. But I don't like it.

Rennie

Rennie

 

The Diabetic Warrior Goes To Court Afterall

So The Diabetic Warrior, Steve Cooksey, is going to court afterall. Is Advocating the Paleo Diet Against the Law? A New Institute for Justice Suit Stands Up For Free Speech Against Occupational Licensing Law - Hit & Run : Reason.com   The North Carolina Dietitians, now called the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, dropped their charges against Steve, but apparently Steve wasn't ready to let it go, or other parties were not ready to let it go. The Institute for Justice has decided to get involved and is sponsoring Steve in filing a lawsuit, Cooksey v. Futrell et al., in federal court against the state Board.   I like this decision as it may help clarify what can and cannot be said publicly by citizens and residents in many areas, not just nutrition.   This case is about a professional organization imposing its beliefs on people: nutrition is the same as medicine and people shouldn't be able to advise others about it in any way. I suppose the legislation was intended at professional practitioners, but the way it reads, anybody feeding or advising anybody else on what to eat breaks the law. *I'm not referencing the laws. I usually do, but today I'm not. If you are really interested, you can find them on your own. Hint: check Steve's blog.* Such cases might include a mother feeding a child: that child became obese so we're going to charge her for breaking this law. Many such relationships exist. One can argue that the lunch cart operator or the ice cream truck man are all breaking this law by offering foods not approved by this board. If the government cafeteria offers birthday cake for someone, say a retiring staffer who is diabetic, and that person ends up in diabetic ketoacidosis, then the givernment itself might be guilty of breaking its own law.   Regardless if you agree with these scenarios or not, many believe that this law -- these laws -- infringe on free speech. The question lingers of when can government restrict free speech. Can governments restrict the public's free speech by creating a professional organization to control all the relevant speech? Let's create an association of movie critics and license them. Let's make a law that only licensed movie critics can publish movie reviews and ratings. Let's do away with all the IMDBs and Rotten Tomatoes websites which only hurt movie sales. Let's make sure only qualified the professionals handle movie ratings properly. Who would go for that? Every one of us would brush it off and dare the government to challenge us; because we know we'd win. I have every right to say the Harry Potter movies were awful. Evelyn Beatrice Hall's words "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" loom large in American culture.   So why not nutrition advice?   The professional dietitians around the country believe it's medical advice. In some respects this statement is true. Many of us believe poor (wrong) nutrition causes many if not most modern diseases. We in the first world currently suffer from them on a large scale - pardon the pun. Changing your diet and losing weight is common advice given by health professionals. The benefits of becoming slimmer and fitter are apparently well known, though such studies cannot be easily layed on a table for display. [i'm not even going to address the failure of professional exercisers to band together and professionalize that industry. I don't want it becoming illegal to tell my wife to go out for a run so she can lose all that excess weight. By the way, she's down 18 pounds and feeling and looking like a new woman on my nutrition advice.]   I say nutrition is too fundamental to be considered medicine. It's so fundamental, we call it essential. There are three physical essentials: oxygen, water, and nutrition. Without one of them, we die. It's a simple fact. With no air we die in minutes. With no water we die in days. With no food we die in weeks or maybe months. But we die.   How to you legislate an essential component of life? How can you say the Standard American Diet is the only one that can be eaten and only a person educated and certified in SAD can advise you and anybody who feeds you otherwise is breaking a law? Who made you God?   I hope Steve takes them the distance. I hope he makes them look like communist whores. I hope in the end that all of us are free to write whatever we want about food.   I want us to also realize that such freedom comes with a cost. It comes with responsibility. We shouldn't feel free to feed our babies milkshake diets or advise our blog readers it's okay to eat nothing but coconut oil. We are free to say these things, but recipients are also free to challenge our advice. And when things go wrong, these challenges can become expensive, as they should.   Keep your head up Steve Cooksey!

xMenace

xMenace

 

Start of a New Way of Life ...

About me I'm a 46 year old married, Mother of 5 (two girls 19 & 8 and three boys 14, 13 & 11) recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I can't say that I am surprised. With each pregnancy after my first I had gestational diabetes. I was able to control it with diet with the next two (I didn't exercise at all), with the 4th I was on human insulin one shot a day and with the 5th I was on human insulin twice a day. After I had each child, I was told to just keep an eye on things. Each time I would have a physical I was told I was borderline and to keep an eye on things. Well as of 2006 loss our insurance so wasn't able to get a physical without paying an arm and a leg. In 2008 I started to notice my weight was not healthy at all when I tipped the scale at our oldest daughters birthday 220lbs. I thought wow this is crazy. I would yo-yo diet and lose a few pounds only to gain them back. Then in 2010 on May 27th I decided at 195.4 that I was going to do something about my weight and decided to walk and eat right. When I first started I could only walk for about 20 minutes. I was wearing a size 18/20 and the 20's were getting too small. I eventually got up to walking 3 miles a day with my husband 5-6 days a week and got down to a size 12 by September 25th 2010 weighing in at 165lbs. I started working overnight and got into the 170's and it has been all downhill since. My current weight as of today is 185.6. I weigh daily out of habit. I have been a member of 3FC, FatSecret and now MFP, oh and Loseit. I have done a little of everything to get the weight part under control but have not managed to do as well as I did in 2010.   I am currently in a tight 14, kind of loose 16 and diabetic as you all know. I know what needs to be done to lose the weight but for whatever reason I am not as motivated as I was in 2010 even though I have a GREAT reason to kick things in gear. What on earth is wrong with this picture? My children are so helpful. Since I have been diagnosed which is only two weeks as of today, they have eaten most of my carby snacks and other crappy things that I shouldn't be eating. And when I look like I am going to eat something I have no business eating they quickly say, "Mommy/Ma don't eat that!!" I love their support. I do have to figure out a balance to all of this without over doing it. When I say over doing it I mean without feeling like I am totally deprived because I know that outcome won't be a good one. I am learning so much from this site. It's a great source of information.   My fasting on the first day I was given my meter was 373. that was at 12:50p.m. on 5/21. I thought I had a doctors appointment so I hadn't eaten anything. Then the next morning at 7:18a.m. it was 281 The next few days are as followed:   05/23 ~ 247 @ 7:15 a.m. 05/24 ~ 198 @ 7:18 a.m. 05/25 ~ 202 @ 8:45 a.m. 05/26 ~ 202 @ 8:53 a.m. 05/27 ~ 234 @ 8:04 a.m.   Today was 150 at 7:14 a.m. I was so happy to see that number. (not good at all for fasting but much better than my previous readings) I haven't seen a number that low as you can see. I also did a test today with 100% whole wheat bread (just one slice) and found out that it is a no-no food for me. So I won't do that again until I find this glycemic index bread that I read about on here. I need to put notes around so that I can remember to write down the time I started to eat so I take my bs at the right times consistently. I have to work tomorrow so this is going to be interesting to see how I fair with my eating and testing. I know it can be done I just have to be more attentive and do it. I typically snack on apples while at the register and drink water all day, but not this time. I'm gonna have to take some celery and hummus? a SB nut pack and eat a salad for lunch with some deli ham and cheese. I will get through this .... plan plan plan.   Oh this evening I took my Metformin after dinner with 50/50 orange juice (couldn't find sugar free). I had been taking it with my breakfast and with my dinner. So on a suggestion I am trying it this was to see if the gas and nausea are alleviated.   Have a great night ALL ... hoping for a better fbs in the morning        

Rennie

Rennie

 

Good fiber choices

I had to stop eating cereal for breakfast. I do eat a Thomas's English Muffin, Hearty Muffin, 1/3 daily fiber. I believe it has 27 carbs, and 8 g of fiber, net 18 carbs. I eat it with sausage or bacon, and cheese. ymmv I also found Mission tortilla, Carb Balance, has 19 carbs, 13 g of fiber. Again neither of these may work for your mom. Test 2 hours after she eats to see how that food affects her BG. Just an aside, I had to limit the fruit I ate until I got my BG's under control. I have introduced some now and they are not a problem. Bananas were the worst. They are full of sugar. Good luck. This is a lifetime journey and it takes awhile for her body to adjust to all of the changes your mom will be making.

sweetstar

sweetstar

 

I Choose Health 2

I maintained a bg in the 10 (180) range today from 4am to mid afternoon. My normal response would be to get frustrated and do a big bolus and then eat whatever because the day is already wrecked. I managed to hold on and maintain low carb meals and voila she came down at 4:30 PM. Not being a bad tube the contributors to this must be the half km that I ran the evening before with a reductin is basal by 25 % for 2 hours and the one slice of buckwheat bread with dinner. So...no buckwheat bread and no basal reductions for now. At least there were no hypos today.   I believe that well controlled bg's are causing more clarity of mind.

Grammy

Grammy

 

I Choose Health

I hope that it is acceptable for me blog on about my conversion experience. I feel the need to blab on about my experience of late with grabbing control of my diabetes and holding on real tight. I find that mostly all my questions are answered by reading forums posts.   I was worried there for a while that the momentum was leaving me but not so - I am back on track. My adventure began on February 22, 2012. I made the choice not to be sick anymore. Yes, sick. When you don’t control your blood sugars you are sick. My acceptance that my tiredness, anxiety, lack of motivation, crabbyness, weight gain, shoulder, hip and wrist pain, cramping legs, etc is not bad thyroid levels, not low iron, not laziness, not unhappiness.....it’s the bad A1C.   I’m on my second book. First was the Berstein book and now I’m onto Gary Taubes. I forgot to bring it to work today to read at lunch but no sweat, I’ll read forum posts for an hour.   I have adopted the low carb, higher fat and protein diet. It is working out splendidly. A week or so ago I didn’t have much in the house to choose from so I cooked up a package of bacon. Intending to eat some and make homemade bacon bits with the rest. Nope....I eat the whole package with a salad with a ton of mayo. Dream supper I say.   I’m totally off wheat which has eliminated any spikes. I seem be able to tolerate humous and plain chick peas which is a blessing. I walk by the Subway every morning to get to my office and the smell of the baking bread was killing me last week. Today, not at all because I had a suburb blood sugar weekend. So the choice is made.   Canadian Easter is this weekend. So I am quite convinced that I shall fill up on turkey and gravy and the root vegetables in fairly large quantities. The root veggies, will be another test because if I deny myself and stay too tight I may fall into my old ways and just eat a bag of licorice because I want to. (or maybe the entire chocolate bunny).   Speaking of licorice I bought some, weighed them and put them into 15 gram packages. My plan is to use those for treatments of lows. I have an absolute inability to treat a low properly when it’s a strong one especially if I am alone. Does snarfing down 300 grams of your favourite stuff sound familiar? So although I hate asking for help, I have given my husband a challenge which he has accepted. That is that if I say the words “I’m low, can you help me out?” he will monitor whether I can use the licorice to get the bg’s back to a reasonable level. My husband is an old NLP practitioner and I am quite certain that this will bind me into complying as I don’t deal well with being perceived as helpless.   My hubby is a marathoner who lost 90 pounds 3 years ago. A great story for another day. He is teaching me to run. I seriously cannot do more than a half km from the ability side and from the effect on the bg side. I have already determined that I have a big response to a small amount of exercise. I reckon it isn’t smart to make all these changes at the same time but I am an on/off, yes/no, black/white kind of person. I don’t do gray.   I’m 48 and could conceivably be on the planet for another 30 years. I choose health.

Grammy

Grammy

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