Thursday, June 20, 2013
My Self-Management Plan going forward is:
1. Test blood sugars before meals
2. Make sure to take meds/insulin on schedule
3. Prepare meals at home at least 75% of the time.
4. If dining out, opt for salads and grilled/broiled proteins. NO FRIED FOODS.
5. Walk at a fast pace at least 10 minutes everyday, not just sauntering along with Gus.
6. Drink more water.
7. Think positive to avoid stress
Why am I doing this? For ME!!! With my upcoming surgery, I am scared and stressing about how its going to go. Stress leads to higher blood sugars from overeating and that's bad. I must keep myself in control to prevent complications with the healing after surgery.
Focusing on this plan will help me stay in control. (God willing) I can do it! I've done it before. I must do it for me. No excuses.
How am I going to do this? Tracking, Tracking, Tracking!!!
Writing it all down - blood sugars, what I eat, what I do for exercise, how I'm feeling will give me in no uncertain terms how I am doing.
Everyday will present itself with challenges and I have the knowledge and tools to overcome them. Staying active with SparkPeople threads will also help keep me focused. My internet friends are a great source of support, motivation, and helpful tips with the click clack of computer keys.
This is not a diet ~ it is a progression to a healthier life. One day at a time!
Everything in moderation.
My stomach is not a wastebasket.
It is okay to put myself first and say "NO" to others.
Here's to the rest of my life - healthier!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I've been scrolling through funny statuses on Status Shuffle in the Facebook world. I came across a good one for resolutions in the new year.
"Since it's traditional to break my new year's resolution, I think this year I'll try for being fat and lazy and see what happens."
Reverse psychology? Maybe it'll work?
Regardless of what may happen, I resolve to live each day to the best of my ability. I will have great days, soso days, and bad days too but one bad day will not undo my journey thus far.
Happy New Year!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I spent a good part of today at a family brunch with my Dad's clan. It was a pot luck and I did well to not overeat or splurge on the sweets. I made it a point to stay in a different room from where the food was. There were a lot of cameras snapping pictures and I usually try to hide. Not today because I want pictures of me with my uncle, aunt, and cousins. I look forward to seeing some of the pictures that were taken of me and my sisters; me and my cousins, and all the other family members. My cousin Danny took one picture of me that I actually posed for and I'm pretty pleased with it.
I was able to cross my legs! I have never been able to cross my legs. I feel so proud of myself in how far I'm come on this journey.
Thanks for allowing me to gloat a bit.
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