Wednesday, October 03, 2012
"If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results." ~Jack Dixon
Ok...it's been 12 days, not 7. Last Friday, we (DH and DD) were on a college visit. I walked, and walked and walked. :)
I'm feeling pretty darn good today. Using my light (SAD) - we are into day 2 of 4 forecast-ed for rain. I got meds and have been using...remembering a pill w/meals 2x a day has been a new habit to learn; I've forgotten some.
I used my blood glucose monitor 2x, one evening and one morning...106 and 109. My first try used up 6 test strips and 7 pricks....after the first 2 times, I've stopped testing. I'm still high, but w/in a tolerable range. Focusing on eating right and exercise for now.
I've been making good food choices! Ate out a lot over the 3 day, 2 night college tour trip, plus it was my birthday on Sunday. NO birthday cake, but we went out (Olive Garden). I ordered the salmon and took half home, which was my dinner later. Enjoyed a Light Strawberry Lemon Drop as a drink.
On the trip we visited a huge chocolate store in South Bend; I bought some very expensive sugar free chocolates which I enjoyed as a birthday treat. To tell you the truth, I find one Ghiradelli's dark chocolate square much more enjoyable.
2) logged food ++++++ (missed a bit while traveling; I have SP's mobile app, but it is slower and more of a challenge to log)
3) exercise +++ (walked a lot but haven't done the strength building exercises)
4) education +++++++ (learned to use the monitor, still reading and learning hints)
5)stress eating +++++++ (none the past 12 days. If I've chosen a sweet, it's been small, low or sugar free and w/in my available food ranges)
6) weight +++++++ (down another lb this morning)
I met w/my spiritual director last week and discussed how sometimes I feel this self evaluation is 'selfish' and 'self-indulgent.' She reminded me, and I do know that self care isn't selfish, it is necessary to be able to be present for and to care for others. I'm tracking and checking in weekly as I'm learning a new way to live.