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Confused, Angry, Frustrated

Sunday, July 20, 2014

About 6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with both Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. Frankly, I have never been so obsessed with what goes in my body as I have been these last few weeks.

I'm now on pills for both things, which I hate! hate! hate! I have no idea if the medicine for the cholesterol is working or not . I have been ultra -conscious of meats and dairy. I do not like fowl of any sort, but am forcing myself to choke down chicken and turkey. I've eaten more fowl in the last few weeks than in the last 57 years. ( I refused to east it beginning at age 3) I am one very unhappy woman. I am still eating beef some and lower fat dairy.

The carb issue is easier for me in taste and texture. I can quickly see improvement with the medicine and cutting back on the carbs. My major problem is that my numbers are all over the place and I have no idea what I'm doing right or wrong.

I've gotten almost afraid to eat anything. I am not getting enough calories unless I do some "make-up" eating late in the afternoon or after dinner. Not a wise idea. I am not really losing any weight either.

I wish I knew what I was doing! I've been trying hard to educate myself, but I'm getting more confused. I am losing sleep over food. That's just crazy!

Thank you for letting me vent.



  
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CHAUCERSGIRL 7/27/2014 11:02PM

    Don't get down on yourself. See a nutrionist and get back on track. You can do this! I believe in you!

Heather

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WEARINGTHIN 7/20/2014 5:43AM

    Right. When I read your blog, I thought the same thing. If you consult with a nutritionist or dietician (usually covered by health insurance), you will like get a plan, and will find there is some flexibility in it. Glenn

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MCMARTI26 7/20/2014 12:46AM

    I have a friend with the same concerns... and many more. Have you tried a nutritionist? They might help you choose the right foods to keep your numbers in check and eat all the nutrients that you need. Also, they might suggest dishes that help you and that you have not thought about.

Good luck. Don't despair. You will find the right answers,

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Bye to quick food

Friday, May 23, 2014

I'm coming to the end of week two back at SP. I'm feeling so much better from the change in my eating habits. We ate out a lot from mid-February to the end of April while we got ready, moved, learned new jobs, and got settled in. It wasn't all junk, but there was quite a lot of fast food involved. A couple of times this month we bought sandwiches from Subway. I made solid, healthy choices and stayed easily on track. (Gotta watch those oatmeal raisin cookies - 200 calories per!) My husband isn't on SP, but is very supportive of me and loves eating healthy again. We both are losing weight. emoticon

  
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ELIZACG9 6/18/2014 10:58AM

    I like subway too!! not too much though and no cookies... emoticon

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Back again - again!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Life has been crazy for a couple of months. Moving, new jobs, other life drama. What I said in February still applies, but it's May instead. That's OK. The scale broke during the move and I haven't bought another one. Going from the fit of my jeans, I may have gained a pound or two, but nothing serious. I'll get another scale soon.

Back to the plan.

One casualty of the move: strength! Who woulda thunk?I knew I wasn't as strong as I had been, but goodness - I joined the Spring Shape-up Challenge earlier this week and quickly realized that week one will take at least 2 weeks. I can and will do it even if it takes 8 weeks to finish. I don't think it will though.

I've always loved the nutrition tracker and it's even easier to use than before. Yesterday was not the best nutritionally, but the earlier days this week and today are well within guidelines.

Here we go again - on the road to better health!

  
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VIGILANTONE 5/18/2014 7:57AM

    Each day we make progress catapults us in the right direction! Just keep coming back when you have to! Hopefully things will settle down for you soon and you can concentrate on YOU !! Good to see you back!
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MCFITZ2 5/17/2014 2:06PM

    Do the best you can. That is all you can really ask of yourself. emoticon

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Back Again

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Well, I got so discouraged last fall that I gave up. At least, for awhile. I knew then that I would be back. I've gained 6 pounds, so that is my first short-term goal - lose the 6 pounds in 30 days. I know I can do it. I did it before. I am giving myself a year to do what I had previously thought would take six months. I will lose an average of 1 lb a week. I know that 6 lbs in 30 days is faster than that, but I feel that I can drop those recently regained pounds faster than the ones that have been with me for years. 2014 will be my year. I'm doing this for no one but me. I have wonderful support from my husband and adult children. The grandgirls are excellent motivators too.

  
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STEVEN_D 2/11/2014 1:05PM

    Welcome back, let's get to work!

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ARNETTELEE 2/11/2014 12:38PM

  Welcome back!

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Five Things I've Learned in Two Months

Monday, July 15, 2013

1) I can do this. It is going to take me longer than I thought. I had set my goal at 2 lbs a week. I've lost 7 and kept off 5 in 2 months.

2) Inches have come off even if the pounds haven't.

3) I feel great when I follow my healthy eating plan. When I don't eat correctly, I can really tell it. This should be simple: Eat right=feel good. Why do I have trouble with this?

4) I need support on this journey. My family and friends and SP friends are great. I'd like my husband to speak up a bit more, if he sees me starting to make bad food choices. I've told him this today and he says that he will - beginning now.

5) I need to vary my exercise more. I spoke with a personal trainer yesterday and will find more exercise options. I'm much stronger and more fit than I was at the beginning.

I'm looking forward to the next two months. I can and will meet my goals!

  
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VIGILANTONE 7/20/2013 10:38AM

    Great thoughts Kelly.....it's amazing what we've learned along the way.
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