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Uphill Battle

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Yesterday was NOT a good day!!! After struggling for a week of getting my blood sugar back in the acceptable range my 6 month hemoglobin A1C came back a tenth of a point higher at 10.3. It really depressed me! My co-worker is awesome!!!! She reminded me that I've only been exercising for less than a month and really watching and logging what I've been eating. She's right - if I keep exercising and logging what I eat it will come down. I was really hoping that it would be below 10.

I fell off the wagon last week after a conference dinner blew my blood sugar. It was NOT a diabetic friendly meal and the way the line was set - the salad, raw vegetables and fruit were at the end of the line with a small plate instead at the beginning where I could have exchanged plates and taken more salad. The planners chose a pasta bar. White pasta shoots by blood sugar sky high. I tried to estimate the number of carbs I was taking & took my insulin to accommodate, but an hour later by blood sugar was 396. To which I took more insulin. My fasting blood sugar the next morning was still 314 and I fought all week to get it back down. Finally, Thursday morning I had a 113.

Today . . . my resolve is back! Although my fasting blood sugar is 265, I will not let that deter me from my goal of an A1C of 7 or below in January 2013. I also need to get back to training for the Virtual 5K. I will not complete it by Halloween as planned, but I will complete the race even if I am a week or 2 late.

My brother-in-law and his wife are doing a late birthday party for Gary's son, Austin. So, I need to be really conscious and plan what I eat today to compensate for the cake and ice cream tonight. They will probably be doing hot dogs (not my favorite food unless they are all beef), so I probably should take my own sandwich, fruit, and scale to weigh an ounce of chips. It's really interesting that Gary & Michelle's kids usually want what I'm eating. They love fresh fruit as much as I do.

The morning is just flying by! Can't believe I slept in until 8:30am. Sure beats 4:30am when my husband gets up. i need to get breakfast and get to my office to get orders out the door today.
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  • v SUGARSMOM2
    hope you find the balance you seek . it is a hard road to walk as i walk it also . can not find the answers and get in trouble with all life has to offer .
    1344 days ago
  • v ANNESYLVIA
    Sad news to hear about your test results. But your co worker is correct, if you stick with tracking you will bring your numbers down.
    1345 days ago
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