Friday, July 06, 2012
Hope not to jinx this, but sometimes sharing is good. I hope that I can keep to the goals that I have set for myself.
Last time I was at my Doctor’s office, I requested an RX to attend a Diabetic class that was being provided by a local hospital.
I was looking for that ‘kick in the pants’ to wake up, to be better educated about food and to try and make a difference in my sugar readings.
The class met once a week for four weeks. I came away with a much better understanding of reading food labels and when I should be doing my ‘after meal’ blood tests. When eating out, I work at making better choices and when possible, only eat half (as we all know, restaurants provide very large portions). Despite my ‘plantar fasciitis’, I try to exercise (i.e. stationary bike)…which is more than I have done in a long, long time…but it’s a start.
Following the end of the class and unbeknownst to me I have a follow up appointment in September with the instructor. (This gives me all the more reason to adhere to my regime). My blood readings at home have drastically changed, but what concerns me is my A1C test, that is the number I want to change lower and of course, drop about 10 to 15 pounds. The latter is a slower process, but I hope to make a change there too.
September, I will be checking back in with my results, and I pray that I will be successful in reaching my goals.
I hope that you are all doing well in reaching yours too.