Friday, August 16, 2013
My battle with diabetes continues. At one point, I was doing so good with exercise and healthy eating that I got my diabetes under control. My A1C was down to 5.6 and my medication was even reduced. Unfortunately, I've slid back into bad habits and I've let stress get the best of me. Now, my diabetes is no longer under control.
One of my biggest challenges is stress. I've learned over the years that stress is my biggest enemy. When I'm constantly under stress, I don't manage it well. That's how I always end back up in a bad place. Of course, life will happen and stress will never go away. I just need to learn how to continuously handle it in a positive manner. Sometimes I do well considering the circumstances; however, most of the time I don't handle stress well. So, how am I going to finally get this stress thing under control?
I really don't know the answer to that question. I guess I'll just take things one day at a time and go from there. Maybe I should just try to focus on the things that I can change for now.
My doctor is changing around my medication to try to help me get my blood sugar under control. My job is to try to start making exercise a regular part of my life again and to get back to a healthier way of eating. That sounds great, but truthfully, it's extremely hard this time around.
When I first started Spark People. I had unshakable willpower and motivation. That led to me being very successful in my journey. Along the way, I lost both of those things. Unfortunately, I don't know how to get those things back. If I could, life would be so much easier.
Anyway, for now. I'm just going to take things day by day. Today, I did a 2 mile Leslie Sansone walking dvd. That's the positive task I've accomplished for today, or at least for part of the day. I'll work on trying to accomplish some other positive tasks before the day ends.
I can't let diabetes win!