SHISMAMA's SparkPeople Blog SHISMAMA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Totally blew it!! Have not tracked food in over a week. Have not exercised in weeks. Grandkids are a handful and don't seem to fit well into my healthy life style. Will have to work on it more. Have been practicing portion control and taking kids to park often. My blood sugars are staying steady. Should head out tomorrow for Colorado. Don't know if the weather will hold. They are forecasting Snow. May have to go around through New Mexico. This will add an extra day of traveling. Looking forward to seeing DH. I... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:57:01 EST Staying active So my exercising routine has gone down hill in the five days i've been on vacation. We are eating out too much, although I have been good at portion control. Still not doing as well as I thought. Finding it very difficult to meet my calorie goals. My grandbabies are keeping me so busy I forget to eat. I have done really bad at meeting my nutritional goals as well. I have decided I am going to keep tracking my food everyday and try to eat more often to keep my blood sugar even. As for the exer... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:26:25 EST Dejected!! Feeling a little dejected today. Weighed myself for the first time in 6 weeks and I GAINED 8 pds. I have been working hard watching what I eat, working out and staying active. I cant believe I gained and didn't lose any weight. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 21:39:02 EST On Vacation Spent all day traveling. 10 hr drive. My body is sore from sitting so long. The grandbabies are wonderful!!! Had sooo much fun today. I still got in my workout and then we walked to the park and chased each other around until we were rolling around on the ground with laughter. Life is pretty darn good. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> PS This is the first time in over 15 yr of making this trip that I DID NOT stop for fast food. I prepared my meals the day before and stuck to it!!!! <em>244</em> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:43:04 EST Much better Okay so my Blood sugars are starting to return to normal. I have been meditating for about 15 min. a day or a short 5 min. if I'm feeling stressed. My DH laughed when he saw me, but since my sugars are returning to normal he's not saying much. LOL <em>2</em> I was really starting to worry about my BS so I was impressed when they started to reduce. I have decided metitating will be a regular part of my daily routine. <BR> <BR> On a happier note I will be leaving tomorrow on vacation. (Visiti... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:01:53 EST WooHoo!!! I did it!!! WooHoo!!! I did it!!! This week I not only met my goal for cardio but I actually went over. <em>248</em> Now to get serious about strength training. <em>2</em> one step at a time. Thanks to everyone for your words of support and encouragment. This week was very stressful and you guys really helped me to stay on task. It would have been to easy to blow the whole thing off. You guys are right though. I have worked hard to get here and I'm going to continue moving forward. <em>304</em> <em>2... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 14:26:05 EST Disappointed Fasting Blood Sugar this morning was 140. Had to increase my insulin 2ml to compensate. Positive attitude: one step back, 2 steps forward. Next week I go on vacation for 3 weeks and I know my stess will reduce. Them I can continue to reduce instead of increase. <em>39</em> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:37:15 EST Moving Forward Ok. So Stress level is high. Everyone here is sick, sick, sick. Taking care of them and me. Still excecising. I actually did 30 min. of cardio and 10 min. stretching. I'm hoping my immune sytem has strong flu antibodies. So far so good. So one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward. <em>41</em> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:00:35 EST OMG!! So my fasting BS this morning was 171!!! I am usually aroung 107. My guess is it's the stress. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:41:45 EST Stressed out I usually do a pretty good job of controling my stress levels. Not so this week. Due to unfortunate circumstances my nephew and his family have been temporarily displaced. I love them but...... any way I blew my eating today. I actually did good but I ended up at the high end of my nutrition goals. I usually stay on the lower end. Today I was told that they will be here for another 2 weeks minimum. I love my young nephews, they are 4 & 5 yrs old. They are complaining about eating to many vege... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:00:40 EST Dinner Party Ok. So dinner was a hit. Good food and good company. Life is good. What I didn't realize was that company was staying the week end, What fun, I love the sound of young children laughing. Spent most of Sunday on the dirt bike track out back on bikes,3 wheelers and 4 wheelers. Everyone has finally gone home and it's back to work and school tomorrow. What a wonderfull weekend this was. I did a fairly good job sticking to my nutrition plan. Now that the weather is getting better we will be doing ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:45:57 EST BS Sorry. BS is Blood Sugars. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 16:10:23 EST Company Coming to dinner So we have guests comming for dinner tonight. I'm so excited. I will be cooking an xtra lean hame, with baked sweetpotatoes and a salad. One of the gals coming tonight is also diabetic and we have been working together to bring down our weight and BS. Anyways I'm looking to have a little fun tonight and still stay on tract. I'll let u know how it turns out. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:25:02 EST Interesting So I noticed this morning that the only pills left in my pill minder is the 2 aleve I can take a day. I have been adding 2 Aleve a day to my pill minder to help with a stiff knee and hip for the last couple of years. So every morning when I take my pill I assess wether I need to tale the Aleve or not. I try not to use it if I don't need it. This morning I realized that I havent taken any this whole week. I have also exercised 5 days this week for approx. 20 min. a day. This I believe is due t... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:56:30 EST I feel like a winner!!! So I have been eating healthy and excercising for the past month. Don't know if I've lost any weight but I feel better and I have reduced my daily insulin by "12ml" I'm so excited!!!! That is HUGE!!!! I feel like a winner :-} <BR> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:00:33 EST ?????? Stomach upset again! Relapse? or is all this healthy food messing with my digestive tract? Is this normal and has anyone else had this experience? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:05:10 EST Valentine Dinner Yesterday was valentines day and I wanted to make it special for my sweetheart. But I didn't want to mess up my new eating habits. I finally decided on Rib eye steak, Shrimp Scampi with linguini, baked sweet potato, and a salad. No dessert. I didn't have any of the shrimp. This kept my Calories, Fat, Carbs. & Protien within my target. I had never had baked sweet potato before and it was yummy. I will definitly add it to the rotation. My husband Loved his dinner and we were both satisfied. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:46:17 EST back at it Could only do 15 min. cardio today. Still not feeling 100% but I just can't put off what I need to do. I will do better tomorrow. Going to try some strength training today too. <BR> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:21:37 EST Better I am feeling better today. I will rest again today and tomorrow it's back to the grindstone. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:44:54 EST still ill Stomach still sensitive. Going to take it easy today. <BR> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 15:00:00 EST Still ill Still feeling under the weather. Going to stay in bed again today. Stomach really neasous. To much moving around seems to upset it more. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:24:38 EST Sick Not feeling so great today. Throwing up, headache, body hurts and really nauseous. I'm thinking possible flu? I think I will go back to bed and see how I feel tomorrow. <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:46:38 EST It's getting easier So I did great today. I managed to meet my goals for Cal., Fat, Carbs & Protien. I excercised for a half hour too. I have a routine now that is easy for me to follow. Wed, 9 Feb 2011 22:32:55 EST Good Job Self !!! I did it!!! I did not want to work out this morning. But I gave my self a pep talk. Since procrastinating is one of the things I want to work on and that is what I was doing. So I made myself get going and excercised for 20 mn. "Way to go Self" Good Job!!! Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:50:48 EST Changing my lifestyle for a healthier Life. Good Day Today. "GO STEELERS" !!!!! Today I have chosen to stay home. We have been invited to numerous SuperBowl Parties. But I don't want to blow my progress with all the FOOD. I love football food and today is the Biggest Foot Ball Food Day of the Year. I am more comfortable sitting at home watching the game with my sunflower seed. Maybe next year I will be able too have some restraint but right now I feel like it would be to soon. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 18:33:53 EST Not too good Today was not a good day. I decided not to excercise today, Which I totally regret now. Then totally blew my eating by going way over on my calories, carbs., and fat. Of course I feel guilty now that it's too late. I made bad decisions today and will have to work extra hard tomarrow to make it right. Tomarrow will definetly be better than today. I owe that to myself. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 23:51:05 EST Changing my lifestyle for a healthier Life. So I did well today and it is actually getting easier. I am still having some issues with excercising and it doesnt take much to distract me. I am however trying to keep the distractions down while I am working out. I will start doing strength training next week. There is some equipment I need to get started. I will continue to read articles and reading member blogs. They seem to motivate me. It helps to know that I am not alone in my struggle to regain some sort of control over my body and m... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 20:28:22 EST Lifestyle changes Okay so I have been slightly over weight my entire life. Now I am obese. I have 2 grandchildren. Shiloh is 3 and Leena is 11 mon. I want to run and play with my grandchildren and at the present moment this is not an easy task. I also worry about the stain this extra weight puts on my heart, I weigh 235 pd, I want to see my great grand children born. I hope to improve my self esteem as well as the quality of my life. I am married to a wondrful man who loves me for me. He doesn't complain about... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:37:28 EST