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Pick a Style of Life and Stick with IT!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I have spent the last month being very confused. Several of my friends went on Weight Watchers, so I pulled out my old books and counted points with them. Problem, I wasn't eating enough protein with my meals which as a diabetic I need to balance my carbs. I was eating too many carbs which as a diabetic I find I need to watch and stay low with them.
So I pick a style that includes more protein and less carbs. I am back being a true Sparker - tracking my food and working on my goals of low carbs and eating enough to meet my calorie intake needs.
I have to do what works for me, just as you have to do what works for you. We are different and our style of eating will be different as well.
I am still learning how to balance my food intake with the insulin. At least, my doctor put me on so many units for each meal and so many units at night. This way I don't have to do calculations for each meal.
I have been maintaining so I feel good. I want to maintain over the holidays and then try to lose the last 10 pounds. Most important right now is my health.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OLDERDANDRT 11/24/2012 7:22PM

    You will do fine. That's why it's called a journey. You will learn the proper ins and outs for you and your health and reach your goal!! And then maintain!! Yes you will! emoticon

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KERRY4614 11/22/2012 10:41PM

    You are right. Our health is the most important thing. I look at sparkpeople at somewhere to watch my way of living to be living healthy and getting the support I need. I did not want to quit smoking because I know the way my metabolism normally is and without exercising more because of the lower metabolism without the nicotine.

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Q8PRINCESS 11/21/2012 12:11AM

    You know best what you need so better to follow your own plan.

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GOOZLEBEAR 11/20/2012 11:01PM

    You are right that each of us has to find out what works the best for our bodies/life styles/medical issues. I'm proud of you for finding the balance that you need. You are doing great!!!!

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ANYVAR54 11/20/2012 9:53PM

    You are doing well to be keeping track of your diabetes. Congratulations.

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JOYINKY 11/20/2012 7:31PM

    Sounds like you've got it! I think maintaining through the holiday is a good plan. January is a great time for a fresh start; but you don't want to have a do over! Enjoy the holidays!

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