Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I'm a little embarrassed about my blog rant last night. I am usually such a calm person who just goes with the flow. Except when I'm really hungry, apparently.
I have learned some things though. One, even if I'm very hungry and having trouble getting myself fed properly, I'm not gonna starve to death for heavens sake, so I can just chill out and get through the situation the best I can. That means I can get through the situation without overeating or eating the wrong things, as I proved to myself last night.
Another thing I learned is that even very good tools are not perfect, so I gotta learn to use those tools effectively for my situation, and just get over the fact that they don't always behave the way I'd like them to. This is not my toy box, it is my tool box; I am not playing games, I am working toward a better future for myself. The food tracker, while not perfect, is a good tool that I can use to help myself along.
I thought it was kinda funny that they announced a big change to the food tracker this morning. I read about it, and I'm not sure that it would make any difference with the specific problems I have, so I'm going to work with the old one for now.
The payoff for all my trouble last night happened this morning when I measured my blood glucose. First thing in the morning it usually runs anywhere from 160 to 210, but this morning it was 117! That's darn near normal, boys and girls! But wait, there's more! The scale also smiled down on me with a 4 pound weight loss. Even if it's just water weight, I'll take it. It really motivated me to pick up where I left off yesterday and make sure I stay within ranges today.
I decided to deal with the food tracker in this way:
I have a favorite breakfast that fits beautifully within all the category ranges, so it will be my breakfast of choice. For the rest of the day, I will divide the rest of my total calories in half to use for lunch and dinner, and just forget the snacks all together. I can use the daily totals at the bottom to keep within daily limits.
Problem dealt with - moving on!