I actually got overwhelmed with words throughout this time--too *much* to write about in regards to health and thoughts about it. I _have_ been exercising, sometimes I've been away from the computer, and I've also gone through a month-long testing period that confirmed that I have Type 2 Diabetes.
This morning's stats:
~ weight: 252.4
~ fasting blood sugar: 123
~ took morning synthroid
~ used 2 puffs of flovent
I woke up late, and got distracted by chores and life details, so all I've had so far are liquids: green tea with blueberries and 2 oranges freshly juiced. As soon as I finish this I'll make 1 cup of 8 grain cereal (I like the 10-grain better, but that's all the store had). I usually add blueberries, and sometimes have it with hemp-milk.
In the paragraph above is a long-term issue (long as in, since I started taking synthroid when my thyroid was ablated). Synthroid is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach (fine, first thing in the morning) and then a person is supposed to wait about an hour until eating. What has been happening since 2009 is that, if I haven't just gone back to bed from exhaustion, I've gotten distracted during that time and often don't end up eating until my family is around---which could be when my younger son gets home from school at 2:30pm. Then I've eaten the family meal at dinner, stay awake past when others go to bed, and then eat random snacks during the night.
Solution starts with adjusting bedtime / wake-up, and then being aware of the time in order to eat breakfast.
Goals for today:
after eating a good breakfast, and taking metformin (500mg),
~ figure out some of the finances;
~ go to the bank with my housemate
~ talk to my disability lawyer (re: severe PTSD, filing an appeal)
~ take my son to voice & piano lessons
Other than that, I'd *like* to: go to the new building of the health food store, Honest Weight, in Albany, mow a portion of the back yard (but it's sooo humid)....and we've been too busy to see "Monsters University" until recently and would love to see if that can happen soon~!
So here's to a good start