Saturday, December 29, 2012
I forgot to mention on of the things that I need to focus on. DUH!!!
- Eat real food, not faux food
My health is part of my journey too. Having Type 2 Diabetes there are daily routines and meds that I adhere to. Actually the list above is part of what is needed for my care. the food and exercise impact my blood glucose and the mediation impacts my stress level which also impacts my blood glucose.
For so many years I paid so little attention to what I was doing to my health, sure I knew diabetes was coming along with heart disease. My mom died at 63. My grandmother had diabetes too, but she was a farmer and lived until she was 89. What was the difference? Diet and exercise.
Okay I'm getting a bit off track here, but since my mom was born a girl and to an older mom, I think my mom felt unwanted. I recall her saying she didn't have a childhood, So she lived it with her children. Cakes, cookies, pork chops for snacks. Don't get me wrong ... I am not blaming my mom... but what I learned was to give into my childlike desires. I grew to focus on my wants instead of needs.
Changing decades of behavior isn't easy, but changes are happening.
I need to:
Test my blood glucose(BG). Testing let's me know what is happening inside my body. Plus if my levels rise I know something isn't quite right. Like my GI issues.
Eat- we all need to eat but sticking to a schedule helps keep my BG spiking and dropping.
Exercise- helps keep the blood flowing and helps lower my BG and gets those endorphins flowing
Sleep- Getting enough rest helps reduce stress on my body.
Mediation- helps reduce stress in my mind.
My ultimate goal is to get off as many meds as I can.
Okay... so taking care of me is important. I kind of like me. So taking care of my needs is my primary concern.
Being here at SP helps me take care of me.