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Feeling rather disgruntled with the getting healthy thing

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So, here I am watching my food intake, exercising and doing all the things I have done to manage my diabetes and yesterday I get home from walking into town to purchase a few items and my blood sugar is closer to 600 than anything. How, why, and all the other questions going through my head. A diabetic friend had the same issue yesterday, so where does that leave me. The barometric pressure is playing havoc on my blood sugar and Monty's? I started this because my Dr. told me I was just where I needed to be with my diabetes and not to change a thing. But how can being healthier be a problem?

  
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NEWMOMOVER40 1/10/2009 3:57AM

    How are you doing? I came to your SparkPage because I noticed the beautiful photo (are you a photographer or an artist?) -- it's really striking, especially the way you framed your face against the clouds.

Anyway, I can really sympathize with the leg cramps stuff. When I first started walking a lot, after many years of being sedentary, this happened to me almost every time. Stretching immediately afterwards helps a *ton*. There are some great stretching videos on SP that show you just how to do it so you can stay safe. The good news is, after a couple of weeks the cramps stopped completely and my only challenge was making enough time to walk each day. I hope you're still sticking with it!

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SUPERDUPER26 10/30/2008 1:43PM

    Bodies are fascinating with all of their checks and balances, at least until one of them stops working and you are left trying to figure out how it all works!
If you change part of your routine, even for the better, it is a change and changes are stressful to our routine-loving bodies so they react as though something like eating vegetables, getting exercise and drinking more water are a HUGE stress and all goes haywire! It doesn't last long, but at least in my body if I try to mix things up I am okay for a few days... but then all of a sudden my body notices that things are different now and it freaks out and I spend a day or two trying to get my blood sugar back to where it was before I tried to be good. Not fair at all, but it does go away as long as you keep trucking along despite your body's disapproval.
Good luck!


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Day 2

Saturday, October 25, 2008

So my walk home today was not bad. I wonder if I will ever get home without being winded. I realized today that I have spent so many years just dealing with my diabetes that I never dealt with my health in general. As if over all better well being would net make improvements in my control of my blood sugars.

  
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SUPERDUPER26 10/29/2008 2:43PM

    We've got a few things in common it seems... I also spent quite a while only counting carbs and dosing insulin and pretty much ignoring the rest of me because its not as important. Ha! I'm slowly finding that my blood sugar is better when I take care of my other parts too, eat a balanced meal, drink water, get exercise, whatever... If I can get enough other parts balanced, it makes the diabetes part easier to manage, which leaves more time to have a life and that feels good! Congrats on seeing the connection and good luck making it work for you, its not always easy but I'm pretty sure its worth it!
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Friday, October 24, 2008

I am feeling disturbed by how unhealthy I truly am. I decided that this would be a great time to take on my health as I am now carless and have to walk everywhere. The problem is just that, walking every where. This morning on my way to work, I got a leg cramp. Then on the way home, which I might add is up a very steep hill, I had to stop multiple times to stretch out the same leg.

  
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SUPERDUPER26 10/29/2008 2:36PM

    I am carless also and am trying to bike and bus everywhere, but more often than I'd like to admit I miss the bus and "get" to walk home... Some days its definitely a trudge, not a walk, but I've learned it ALWAYS feels better the next day if I take 10 minutes out of my day to stretch when I get home. That doesn't mean that I always do it, but I know it helps...
Good luck with all of your goals and happy walking!
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