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Results, or not

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I survived the endoscopy! The worst part was getting the IV in. Cried, cried cried. The procedure itself was nothing. And that's what they found... nothing. A little erosion from NSAids, but that isn't causing my issue. I'm supposed to call him in a month and let him know how I'm doing.

My blood sugars have been a little high since Tuesday as my eating/medication habits got skewed. I am hoping things settle down by the weekend.

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GOLFGMA 4/26/2013 8:44AM

    Glad you have it over! Hope you will be feeling better soon. emoticon

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Yesterday... and tomorrow

Monday, April 22, 2013

Had a bit of a backslide on good habits this weekend, and paid for it with a 4 lb gain. That's all I'll say, I am getting back in the saddle today.

I have been having nausea and vomiting issues for a year. Tomorrow I go for an endoscopy (camera in the stomach) to see what is going on. Not looking forward to the procedure itself, but glad to be starting on the road to fix it. And I am trying to embrace the "only liquids after midnight" as a guarantee that I should be behaving on Tuesday! I've stocked up on jello and will add some apple juice to my refrigerator tonight to ensure I can keep my blood sugars up before my 2pm procedure.

I had a good moment this morning -- picked out my breakfast and logged it BEFORE I ate it so I was sure it was within my goals. Of course then the deli at work didn't have mixed fruit available but oh well. I need to really push my water today and in the morning so my veins cooperate for the IV! I don't expect them to find anything, but glad to be doing "something".

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GOLFGMA 4/24/2013 8:33AM

    Hoping that this procedure will give some idea of what the problem could be. You're right that you have to start somewhere. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/22/2013 7:39AM

  Good luck with the procedure! Be well! emoticon

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MidWeek Reality Check

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I plunked down my $48.99 yesterday for a year of Spark Coach. I am hoping it will help keep me accountable. No weight loss yesterday, but a bit of drama over dinner. I was tired, so the rest of the family ate earlier, then my husband offered to go pick up dinner for me. Would you believe I actually cried over trying to pick a meal that stayed within my calorie range, carb range, and interested by taste buds?

With a 10.6 lb loss in about 10 days I should be jumping for joy. I faxed my blood sugars for the past week to my doctor today so he can decide whether to adjust my insulin dose (just started 4/9). I am doing better out of the gate today with water than the past several days.

I have hopes that soon I will begin to feel like I am controlling what happens with my blood sugar and my weight, rather than observing and documenting. I want control!

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GOLFGMA 4/18/2013 2:40PM

    I am sure you will get this. Hang in there for it will take some time to get used to eating differently. Wishing you tons of success with this! emoticon

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Last day of SparkCoach Trial

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I *THINK* I am going to subscribe, just actually have to pull the trigger. I've dealt with weight issues all my life, so alot of this so far isn't new, but the "accountability" factor is alot...

Stepped on the scale this morning, down 10.6 lbs from last Monday. I wish I could pinpoint what I am doing right; my caloric intake has been closer to 2200 calories this week. Blood sugars are improving, but not ideal yet. I have to fax in my readings to my doctor so he can determine if my dose needs adjusting.

We'll see how the remainder of the day goes!



Saturday, April 13, 2013

So I'm on day 4 of my 7 day sparkcoach trial. I am thinking about enrolling for a year, but haven't decided. I know the steps and suggestions are useful, they just haven't "moved" me yet.

We went out to dinner last night, and I brought 1/2 my food home - YAY me. Sometimes I struggle more with the diabetes than the calories. It's like fighting a two headed demon. Since weighing on my doctor's scale last Monday I've dropped 6 lbs. I still feel pretty bloated, but I am encouraged. I need to lose another 10 at least before I feel like I'm close to be being back on track.

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GOLFGMA 4/14/2013 7:45AM

    6 lbs is great! I feel sure you are going to be successful for there is so much info here for diabetics. I have a friend who is struggling with this and when she first began we spent a lot of time with a carb and calorie book when we were together for meals. Now she has memorized much of the menu items where we go to eat. I only get to see her about 4 times per year since we are 5 hours apart. Wishing you success with the goals you have set! emoticon

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SHESMITH1 4/13/2013 8:11AM

    You're making great choices! Keep up the good work. You'll get there!

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