So you probably want to know who I am and why I’m doing this. The bullet points are easy:
- My name is Christie.
- I’m 40 years old.
- I am a Type 2 Diabetic, diagnosed when I was 25. I was diabetic long before that.
- I have 2 degrees:
- Paralegal Studies (AAS)
- Research and Intelligence Analysis (BA)
- I am incredibly introverted (INFP).
- I own a business with my (life) partner, Paul, that has nothing to do with this.
- We have a dog, Talaitha (aka Tallie Dog), an Australian Shepherd.
- We have a cat, Callie Cat the Calico Alley Cat.
- I really, really, really want to help you get healthy.
I’m still a work in progress and I’m at the beginning. I have a lot of damage to heal. I am 5’3″, and I weigh 170 lbs. I wear a women’s size 12/L. My fasting blood glucose is still way too high (around 180 usually). I had been able to stop insulin when I first started keto on June 27, 2018 and then I had to restart when I screwed myself up in October. I still haven’t been able to repair that damage enough to stop insulin again. But I will.
I’m not going to lie and say that I don’t hope to make ANY money from this blog. I’d at least like to pay for it’s yearly cost of existing. But I will never recommend a product that I haven’t tried and that I don’t believe in, and at most, I might eventually get a small kickback from Amazon if I decide to set that up.
I will always be transparent with you. I will always research the studies that I reference (how they’re conducted, who funded them, etc), because research is my Thing. And its important. The SCIENCE is far more important than what your 68 year-old family doctor in Small Town, America tells you. That said, I also have a paralegal degree and firmly believe in CYA – So, I’m not a doctor and I am not giving medical advice. Consult a local keto-friendly doctor before starting keto (or otherwise messing around with your diet.) Here’s a good place to start your search, but it is not all the docs out there.
Keto police will not be tolerated. Not here, not on my Insta, and not on Facebook. Keto should be accessible to everyone and I want you to feel comfortable doing what works for you – whether that’s artificial sweeteners and Quest bars or only grass-fed, organic, whole foods – that is 100% up to you and you are safe here.
My goal for this blog is two-fold: Personal accountability. I will check in from time to time about where I am personally. I’m also in a unique place with my education that allows me to research complicated ideas (my BA degree) and make them accessible (my paralegal degree) and that’s what I hope to do here. I want to cut through the BS and bring you those studies and articles and research that is truly based on solid evidence. I want to bring you the science.