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Amazing how dumb I can be.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

One of the issues I find with myself on this health and fitness journey is that I tend to be watching calorie consumption but not always paying attention to the results of my choices in regard to my blood sugars. I am type 2 diabetic. I know the need to eat wisely and to eat on a regular schedule...and to make good food choices.

Yesterday, I learned (I hope) a good lesson. DH and I were going to have a dance lesson at noon. emoticon That was fine. Got done at one and had planned to get lunch while we were out and about. HE decided we should stop BEFORE lunch at the social security office where we were to show them a document (marriage license). You KNOW nothing goes quickly in those environments...and even though our reason for being there was short, the wait was not so short. I began to not feel so good and correctly assumed it was because of our delay in having lunch. Next st0p was lunch.

OK...ate well, lean meat and lots of veggies and immediately felt better. I also served myself a very small taste of what I think was bread pudding. I KNOW better. I have been mostly off wheat for months now. Certainly didn't need the sugar content either and I knew all that. I had more bread pudding....thinking about the bread part...but not the sugar...and knowing I shouldn't have had any more. STUPID.

Not long after we got home, I started getting sleepy. We had planned to go to a dance last night but DH had a chemical reaction to someone's perfume or soap while we were in the SS office (he had to leave the building..his glands were rapidly swelling and he felt it in his sinuses and throat also). By evening, DH was feeling like he was getting sick...and I was ready and wishing to go to bed WAYYY too early. I was actually glad to NOT be going dancing. WHAT??? emoticon

This morning, I was wondering why I was SO tired last evening. Then I realized how much wheat I must have eaten. I am not gluten intolerant..or wheat intolerant so that was a bit much of a reaction to have. THEN it occurred to me that the bread pudding was probably loaded with sugar!!!! I probably sent my blood sugars through the roof (too bad we didn't go dancing...I could have worked some of it out of my system). I sure hope I didn't do serious damage to myself with that!

SO, today I am feeling fine. Blood sugar test was not out of the ordinary range for me this morning...but I am NOT happy at the dumb choices I made yesterday. emoticon I also realize that it is possible that the low blood sugars contributed to my not making good choices...though by the dessert time of the meal, I would have thought that would no longer be an issue.

I am hoping I will learn from this eating disaster of a seriously bad choice on my part. I am sharing it to help ME remember, and maybe to help someone else THINK about that shouldn't-have-it-but-I'll-have-a-taste choice BEFORE they pay the consequences.

  
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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 1/12/2013 7:14PM

    We all do this sort of thing! Does that mean we're all dumb? LOL I don't think so. We tend to be harder on ourselves than we are on others - just ask me. lol What's important is realizing it before we fall deep into bad habits that harm us in their repetition. You are very good at that!
So - forgive the past; move ahead and do better in the future!
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PICTUREME40 1/6/2013 6:53PM

    emoticon Live and learn. You might just have to give yourself a time out before thinking on having dessert. Don't beat yourself up to bad for not being perfect.

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CADDYBROWN 1/5/2013 9:37PM

    Hope you are all better now. We all do dumb things. Just us being human!

Caddy


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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/5/2013 9:06PM

    Hope you are much better today. I well know his reaction. Been that way countless times myself and it takes days to feel human again.

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CINA-MINI 1/5/2013 9:03PM

    I have been eating sugar WAY too much. I know better, but I have "hand to mouth" issues. After reading your post, I realize that I CAN and WILL do better. Thanks for sharing your lesson learned. Hopefully, I can learn it as well.

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Choose Life

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I was chatting with a friend this morning...she is struggling with her efforts to improve her health. I told her to stop expecting miracles (despite her great hopes and plans) and to focus on taking one step at a time, one choice at a time. Each day we face many choices..what to wear, what to eat, where we go, what we do. Those choices add up. Our results in reaching our goals are not so much a result of ambitions goals as making good choices...all those little choices we make each day.

There is a Bible verse found a Deuteronomy 30: 19 which I took out of context a bit and applied in a non-spiritual sense. I believe that God did give life to humans. I also believe that HE expects us to take care of the gift he has given each of us. In the scripture, God says: I have put life and death before you...and you must choose life in order that you may keep alive, you and your offspring."

No matter what our religious beliefs, we all can apply the thinking here...that each of the choices we make each day reflect whether we are choosing LIFE or not. Good health, a reasonable weight, balanced activity and a healthy diet all are requirements for keeping alive. Thus, I want to Choose LIFE...and encourage you to do the same.

CHOOSE LIFE that you may keep alive.

  
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MOMOSG 1/2/2013 10:59AM

    I CHOOSE LIFE! Thank you for sharing. I get what you mean about taking it a bit out of context in the sense that this scripture isn't directly speaking to taking care of our physical bodies. If we truly respect the life Jehovah has given us, then it's appropriate we take care of our bodies. It's so easy to see that smoking, drugs and abuse of alcohol dishonors God. So why is it so easy to ignore the fact that abusing our bodies with a consistently bad diet and a utter lack of exercise is really the same thing? I have been guiltly of this to varying degrees throughout my life and trying to be conscious of it every day. Not to make me feel some huge amount of guilt over each morsel I put in my mouth but rather to get me to the point where making better choices becomes a natural habit out of respect for the wonderful life I have been given.

Thank you so much for reminding me of this. I think I've overdone it a bit while visiting with my parents!

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 1/2/2013 9:01AM

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emoticon (SP needs an emoticon that says LIFE!) LOL
Wonderful application Asta! Definitely a keeper for me!
I'M CHOOSING LIFE!!!
Every day we make that choice - Every day is Day 1!

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CELEST 1/2/2013 6:32AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Im going with choosing life also. Wish we could still wear bands around our heads with the message dangling before our eyes. LOL

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TATTER3 1/2/2013 5:42AM

    I love this! I really do want to choose life!

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CADDYBROWN 1/2/2013 5:31AM

    YES. This is what I should be thinking in my head when I am making those decisions about food and activities. Thank you for putting that into words for me.

Caddy

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ANGELCOWBOY1 1/1/2013 9:03PM

    Great blog -I'm choosing life!

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SLIMINDOWN31 1/1/2013 7:15PM

    Love it! Choosing life!

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Fitbit - more stair climbing

Wednesday, December 26, 2012



Excellent! You've earned the Hot Air Balloon badge!
You've climbed as high as a hot air balloon travels, and that's 2,000 floors! You'll have to double it for your next badge.

"lifetime" is since early June 2012.

  
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MOMOSG 12/28/2012 11:33AM

    Thanks for the feedback on the FitBit. It sounds like a worthwhile investment. I wondered about the sleep tracking and other features. I'm sure it will tell an interesting story for me too. I'll save to get one sometime in January or February.

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MOMOSG 12/28/2012 10:27AM

    Excellent! So how do you like the FitBit? Do you find any advantages over this compared to say a pedometer?

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YVONNED4 12/28/2012 10:10AM

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FATDADDY531 12/27/2012 9:45AM

    I'll have to admit Asta, that is pretty cool! I'm inclined to think your floating on air about now! emoticon emoticon

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AGRLNKY 12/27/2012 9:17AM

    That's awesome!

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CELEST 12/27/2012 8:12AM

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TATTER3 12/27/2012 7:40AM

    Yea !!!!

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MA_DIDDLES 12/27/2012 7:05AM

    absolutely remarkable. A big emoticon for U GF. MA

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CADDYBROWN 12/26/2012 11:07PM

    Good job! You will be ready for those stairs at convention in no time.

Caddy

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/26/2012 9:14PM

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STEADFASTNSEE 12/26/2012 8:48PM

  WOW Asta 2,000 floors?? Great job!

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New glasses...you asked to see them.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



  
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SMILE2HAPPINESS 12/22/2012 1:58PM

    very cute!

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GAMOMMY3 12/19/2012 1:18PM

    Nice choice! They look good.

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CELEST 12/19/2012 6:21AM

    They suit you. I battle with the new look sunglasses, with mascara on, my eyelashes sweep the glass. I also stick to the older frames which are convex and not flat.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/19/2012 1:04AM

    I like them too emoticon

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CADDYBROWN 12/18/2012 9:15PM

    I do like them. They are pretty cool looking.

Caddy

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CINA-MINI 12/18/2012 6:49PM

    I really like them!

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COOLCALLALILY 12/18/2012 6:28PM

    Cute, Mom!

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TATTER3 12/18/2012 6:15PM

    Good choice!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 12/18/2012 5:44PM

    They look nice

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DETERMINED_ME 12/18/2012 5:41PM

    Cute!


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ARNETTELEE 12/18/2012 5:39PM

  Very nice and stylish!

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KATRINAKRAUT 12/18/2012 5:33PM

    Cute!

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The Tortoise and the Stairs

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I was wrong. The next Fitbit stair challenge was 75 flights in one day. emoticon I did it today. emoticon




I calculated how many flights I'd have to climb per hour over 10 hrs, 12 hrs, 14 hrs. I started just before seven a.m. and ended just before seven p.m. I just plodded along much like the tortoise in the fable. I can do one more...I can do five more. By the time I got to where I only needed 20 more, it didn't seem like so many!!! I am surprised that I am not finding the stairs more difficult at the end of the day. A few times, my heart rate seemed way up..but it also went down fast. I didn't push hard..or rush. BUT I DID IT! emoticon

The NEXT stair challenge is 100 flights in one day. Some day before too long, I will give it a try.

BTW...Fitbit says I have climbed the equivalent of the Golden Gate Bridge!

  
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SMILE2HAPPINESS 12/17/2012 9:38PM

    Wow! That's a lot! congrats! emoticon

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DETERMINED_ME 12/14/2012 11:52PM

    emoticon Look forward to hearing about your 100 flight day!

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Tami

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CINA-MINI 12/13/2012 12:04PM

    It's nice they give you something you can relate to. Way to go!!!

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    Amazing job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CELEST 12/12/2012 9:41AM

    I had to google the golden gate bridge to see HOW MUCH delight I had to feel for you. I am WAY delighted. Wow.

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STEADFASTNSEE 12/11/2012 10:28PM

  Truly a "Golden" moment for you! Way to go on your goal! HUGS

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