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My Self-Management Plan

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. emoticon

This is not a diet ~ it is a progression to a healthier life. One day at a time!

emoticon Everything in moderation.
emoticon My stomach is not a wastebasket.
emoticon It is okay to put myself first and say "NO" to others.
emoticon Here's to the rest of my life - healthier!

Kimi 06/19/13

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JFROGSPYDER 6/30/2013 11:27PM

    Kimi ~ Good for you!!!! Good plan.....Good choices!!!! About time we all put ourselves first!!!! You CAN do this!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 6/20/2013 10:48PM

    emoticon Kimi's going to start taking care of herself and Spark more!!

You have concrete goals and a way to keep track of how you're doing. Great plan.

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SNOOPY6180 6/20/2013 7:29PM

    Ha ha ha ha. I'm loving your little posters in this entry.

And yes, it's good to have a plan, a reasonable one!

(And thanks for your support on my blog)

Good luck!

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Revisiting old writings to find some motivation

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I was looking for a document at work today and found some old writings that I had done or saved from others. WOW! I've got lots of good stuff hiding in my computer doing me no good. Hmm.....it's got me thinking, which is good.

Let me back up a bit.....I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and over the last 8 or 9 months have been in constant pain or numbness or both. Little things can be extremely difficult - like putting on a necklace or holding a pen while walking. I've had all the tests, been to the specialists and they recommend surgery to release the tunnel and give the nerves more room. emoticon

The dealings with the workers comp insurance carrier have not been all good. First they were trying to deny coverage because I'm a diabetic. Yeah, I have diabetes; but I've also worked for this company for almost 24 years sitting at a computer. The last 6 years or so have been at a wooden desk that I can't adjust. Independent second opinion called it 50/50, insurance company finally declared it covered under workers comp. The first surgery has been scheduled for July 19th.

I'm so stressed out from this whole situation and scared about the surgery. Stress is not good for me because it leads to eating. Eating leads to high sugars, high sugars leads to all sorts of other problems. This morning, I get a call out of the blue from a nurse who is a "resource" for me during the workers comp & surgery process. I wanted to scream that I'm not 5 years old! My brain knows what I need to do....I need to get rid of the stress so that I can do it. Basically, I need to get my blood sugars into range relatively quickly and keep them there so that my body will heal better.

I've done it before and I can do it again. I need to focus! emoticon

Reading some of the blogs I've written has been helpful this afternoon. Tonight I will find myself a notebook or journal to use while I get myself under control.

Here's a good blog from back in 2011. Lot's of good tips here.....and a terrific place to start.

cheerleaders welcome on my journey..... emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 6/18/2013 10:29PM

29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
emoticon I'll be one of your 3 people!!

34. God heals everything.
That thought should help relieve some of your stress/anxiety.

I'm glad you're cleared to have the surgery. Imagine the pain leaving your body - Ah, what a feeling. Wishing you well. I'm here (always) to cheer you on!!
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New Year's Resolutions

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!

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JFROGSPYDER 12/29/2012 6:45PM

    LOVE the reverse psychology!!!! LOL!!!! I might have to try that!!!! emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 12/29/2012 4:55PM

    emoticon I like the reverse psychology!!

We will be successful in 2013. Positive Thinking -- Positive Actions!

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HONEYLEA 12/27/2012 6:01PM

    I may have to try that reverse psychology!

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/27/2012 3:47PM

    This is our year, Kimi! Let's do it!


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CAROL494 12/27/2012 3:34PM

  Happy New Year to you! emoticon

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PJBONARRIGO 12/27/2012 3:29PM

    Wishing you a successful New Year. We can do this; one day at a time :-)

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TOPCAT93 12/27/2012 3:27PM

    we all make them but how many do we break and get mad at ourselves?

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Wanting vs. Doing

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

This morning as I was laying in awake in bed (really early for me), I actually took the time to read a few of the SparkPeople e-mails that arrived in my inbox overnight. At the bottom of the "100 Workout Songs from the '90s" e-mail was a quote that struck a nerve:

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
Wanting and doing are not the same things. Don't say you want something. DO what's necessary to get what you want.

Pretty powerful words for 5:00 am!

I WANT to lose weight - what am I DOING about? Well, I have been doing better choosing the foods I eat. I am becoming more active with the FSC team.

I WANT to take less insulin - what am I DOING about it? I am choosing better and more balanced meals, which is helping me keep my blood sugars in better control. I have had a few lows in the past week, so I have slowly been decreasing my long-acting insulin.

I WANT to do more exercise - what am I DOING about it? Honest answer is nothing. I have grand plans to walk the dog longer or go down to the exercise room.....instead I plop down exhausted from the work day and don't move.

The list could go on forever...WANT, WANT, Want.....it's time to turn some more of those wants into DOINGs to get them.

It seems to always come back to that wise Jedi Master Yoda's quote:

"Do or Do Not - there is no try."

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JFROGSPYDER 12/7/2012 4:50PM

    Ah, yes, wise Master!!!! I agree with your wisdom.....thank you for sharing!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon emoticon

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ASTRA58 12/5/2012 11:58AM

    This is so very true. We could waste our entire lives wishing and wanting, but action is what makes it come true.

Love the Yoda quote. It's one of my favourites! Good Luck! emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 12/5/2012 11:33AM

    I loved the quote too!! So true! Good luck to you!

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May I Gloat?

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. emoticon

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JFROGSPYDER 11/14/2012 8:28PM

    Kimi......how beautiful!!!! I am SO proud of you!!!! I love your new pic!!!!
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DEEGIRL50 11/14/2012 6:35AM

    You gloat girl. You earned it. I love the Princess Pose. It's so you!

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RICHILA 11/12/2012 10:56AM

    Spark On! You Got This! emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/11/2012 10:37PM

    emoticon Definitely gloat all you want! And thanks for sharing!!


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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/11/2012 8:37PM

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!!

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