Spark Coach Action Step- How do you Know?
Friday, January 18, 2013
How do you know your doing ok if the SCALE is broken?
The Spark Coach action plan today was to blog about how I would know if I was healthy, if I couldn't step on the scale. I cant step on the scale for the next couple of months because I donted my scale to the work's biggest loser contest. I can step on it at work but that isnt the same as naked fresh from the shower. SO, how do I know if I have had a healthy day?
The biggest indicator of health is my fasting blood sugar. Before I went off insulin, it was always under a 100. I choose to go off insulin, because it's easier to loss wieght without insulin and the healthiest thing I can do for my diabetes is loss the wieght. My goal is 150 -100. But I haven't been checking it regularly, I dont know what or how high it was been. Yesterday, it was 175. Today, 198. I need to not eat bread and bananas right before bed.
Second, is my trackers. I log everything I eat, and get the total calories and the nutrient breakdown. Sparkpeople reports tell me everything I need to know. I log my steps into the day, and look for a calorie differential. To lose my wieght, I look for a 1,000 calorie differential. The Sparkteam By the Numbers helps with keeping my numbers tracked and accountable.
third is my fitbit. Not just the goal of walking 10,000 steps a day but the hours of sleep at night. I know I have had a healthy day when I have high steps and at least 8 hours of sleep.
and all of that works together, for the biggest indicator, my energy level and mood. When I take my meds, do my steps, follow the eating plan, and follow my day routine, I am much more level headed, calm and happy. I have the joy that makes me want to run zoomies on the beach.