Carrie Floyd

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I have struggled with my weight since I was in elementary school. Diet after diet and I rarely saw successful until this past year.

I have several medical conditions that make me more predisposed to being overweight. It was a nasty cycle because the weight gain would make the medical conditions worse and would, on many days, cause me to not want to participate in my day-to-day life.

Late last summer I was struggling to find that work life balance. As a mom of three active young kids, I was always putting myself last and it showed. I was determined to live my best life for myself and my family. I wanted them to have the best version of me.

So I joined the gym and knocked sugar from my diet. I like to call it lazy keto. I have been on this journey for 6 months and I am happy to say I have lost 33 pounds. As my friends like to remind me, I have lost a preschooler. Most importantly, my medical conditions are now under control and I have the energy to run with my 11 year old son. I have a long journey ahead of me but for the first time in my life, I know I will succeed.

Carrie Floyd BSN, RN is a Senior Market Development Professional at Humana.
 
Posted by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN on Sep 6, 2019 7:10 AM America/Chicago

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Carrie, great job! Struggling as well with health issues and 3 active kids, I have been thinking that "quitting sugar" is likely my solution as well.  Thanks for your encouraging story!
  • Posted Sat 07 Sep 2019 08:23 AM CDT
I want encourage you to stay with the keto diet.  I have worked cardiology for 35 years as a NP and I myself have dieted all my life.  Recently I have been following labs on pts on keto.  Cholesterol LDL improves and so does glucose to the point they can come off medications.  I think in another 10 years AHA will not be promoting low fat diet but low carbohydrate.  There are small studies now showing how keto and paleo improve cardiovascular health. Another bonus Sed rates inflammation markers improve.   We work hard as nurses and the last thing we want to spend our hard earned retirement money on is medicine!  You Go Girl!
  • Posted Fri 06 Sep 2019 07:23 AM CDT

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