Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I said in my initial goals set that I wanted to bring down my bs and control my diabetes without more drugs. Well, my bs this a.m. was 6.4 - this is like half of what it was before I decided to show this body who was in control, and it's not going to be the disease. I was a little worried last nite before bed when I checked and bs was 4.6. Since I had to take my 2 MF, I was in a dilemma. I decided I would only take 1 MF since I was so low already. Then I woke at 5am and I checked and it was 5.1. I had half a glass of veggie juice. (oh yeah, I forgot to add that to my tracker!) Anyway, pre-breakfast, I was 6.4.. I wish I could get my bloodwork done and see some results in writing, but this will have to do. IN diabetes, we can get a blood test done called the Hemoglobin A1C - it is a measure of our average blood sugar for the previous 2 to 3 months... It's a real indicator of how well you are in control of your diabetes. They want that number to be under 7 I believe, and mine was 8.? on my last test... so this would be a real measure of success to see it drop significantly.
Thanks to everyone who replied to my last blog and assured me I couldn't put on 3.5 lbs. from eating 200 calories over. I know that but psychologically, I needed you all to support me... I appreciate it.
So, tonite for my snack - taking some of your advice - I will be having bran buds with yogurt (it also meets my folate goals for the day as well as lots of fibre!)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Well, don't really have anything to say in blog today but I need exactly 3 points to get my trophy and I have earned all the points I can except in a blog.
I felt fine today, noticed a little hungry just before lunch. I usually don't eat anything except breakfast and then lunch. But, I did check my bs when I got home and it was 5.1. I was going to exercise so I didn't want a repeat of yesterday and so I had a couple tsp. of hemp seed... Anyway, have met my calorie goals for today with nothing to spare tonite for snacks. So, I better go read a book and stay busy and not think of food... I should probably check to see how I used up all my calories too, cuz that hasn't happened before.
I'm a bit disappointed cuz I was up 3.5 lbs. this am and I went over my calorie yesterday by 200 cal, the first time in over 70 days. I exercise almost every single day and I know I am doing the right things, so don't know why this gain, but I'm still holding out on posting it cuz psychologically I still need to see the 199 on my page... and I am successfully following a plan for food and exercise and I refuse to let a little thing like the scale sidetrack how hard I've been working! So hang in there, LIla and success will be yours... Keep the faith!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
What a day! I wasn't even hungry, so I had even forgotten to take my meds and after I finished the dishes, I realized that I needed to eat and take meds. So I had a big breakfast.... you know they say Breakfast Like a King... well, I did. I had a toasted ham, cheese, tomato, pickle and red pepper sandwich and then an orange and a bowl of roasted red pepper soup. Good eating! Then I fought with dial-up for awhile and gave up and decided to go do WATP and read. So, I did both. Then about 4 pm I decided to get up and make some lunch. I measured out my crab meat and was going to make a chop suey. As I prepped veggies I realized I was shaking. I checked my bs and found it was 4.3 (IN Canada normal is 4 to 7). So technically, I wasn't low, but low for me in a really long time. Anyway, I was shaking and not feeling good, so despite the fact lunch would be ready is less than 10 min, I drank a box of orange juice. Then I ate and was still a little shakey but feeling much better. I've never had a low before and only know from other's sharing their experiences what this was. So I had some cookies to round out my meal.
Wow, I can't imagine that some people feel like that all the time... I felt good when my bs was 7.3 yesterday and felt very successful in reaching one of my goals of lowering my bs. When I started SP, my a.m. bs would have been in the teens.... not good!!! Today, was an eye opener....
Anyway, have put off going to school to prep all day, so it's 5:30, better go.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Well, that's a sure sign that spring is coming....tomorrow we lose an hour... but I am trying to get adjusted to it now, but it passed me by, cuz it's already 12:30.
I planned to get in extra exercise today, and I did manage to do that. I planned to get some cleaning done and I did get a little, not my favorite thing to do and it usually gets to the bottom of the pile. I planned to read, but I didn't get to read more than 1 chapter yet. I planned to cook trout for supper and I did. Then I planned to fry up potatoes and onions to go with it and I did... Still I was so low on my calories that I had to just have a sandwich - so despite 3 slices of bread, noodles and potatoes today, I am still short on my carbs....
Well, really must get to bed - don't have much to say. so good nite.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Well, today I did it! I am one of those hoarders who keep all their clothes in hope of someday shrinking back into them or the too big clothes In case I put the weight back on. Well, I went through my closet after work today. I didn't throw away too small clothes... but I did throw out the too big clothes. It wasn't easy, I kept looking at some of them and "worrying" but I did it. I filled up a whole garbage bag...
Then I did something really stupid.... I put on my WATP video and wasn't really paying any attention, and started walking... I was at the last couple of minutes of it that I realized that I had only done the 1 Mile... I didn't notice the big 1 Mile sign on their wall, I didn't notice the blue r/t red tanks tops, and I didn't even notice the difference in the amount of and type of exercise.... Anyway, supper was almost ready by then so I couldn't do the 2 mile, so guess, as tired as I am, I should do the 2 mile now... Luckily, I have tomorrow off so I should be able to do a little extra tomorrow too.
I know I had more to say, but I'm tired so talk later.
I just made a discovery.... completely by accident... I am sitting typing (and that doesn't build muscles!) but I happened to notice a "bulge" on my upper arm and I checked.... I've got muscles!!!! Showed it to dh and his only comment was on the "underarm hang and swing". Well, I informed him, I just recently found that if you lift a weight from centre and move your arm backward, that is what works to help with the "underarm hang and swing". To h... with that, I have muscles!!!! This is really working!!
I have to share another time which comes to mind... I was working at losing and I was walking baby in stroller daily and swimming 40 laps at the pool about 4 days a week and also taking an exercise class... I was serious! I was complimented by exercise teacher on how much I was losing.... But that wasn't the case.... I went from 188 to 184 only.... but the exercise changed fat to muscle (which we all know weighs more!!) and I was wearing 2 sizes smaller, but not drop on the scale.... I don't know if this helps anyone else, but I think it is a darn good reminder for me and I have just helped myself..... (hopefully others as well!)
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