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Self-Care Action Plan, Week Four

Monday, August 03, 2015      3 comments

Here goes with Week Four. I'm way late with it, but better late than never! I'm seeing a health coach who focuses on mindful eating, so I've been incorporating her suggestions into my plan. MONDAY: 1. Exercise. 2. Five fruits/veggie... Read more

Self-care plan, week three

Friday, July 24, 2015      4 comments

I'm a day late putting this plan together, but here goes: SATURDAY: 1. For one meal or snack, try to pay attention to my body and how much it needs for food. 2. Five fruits/veggies. 3. When tempted to eat for reasons other than hun... Read more

Self-care action plan, week two

Thursday, July 16, 2015      15 comments

Well, my self-care plan was pretty helpful last week. So here goes with week two's plan. For this next week, I'd like to focus on making my food portions smaller. My blood sugar spiked higher than it's ever been yesterday, which was quite alarmi... Read more

Weekly self-care action plan

Thursday, July 09, 2015      4 comments

I read a book that was really helpful: "The Art of Getting Well," by David Spero. It's about self-care when you have a chronic medical condition, which in my case is Type 2 diabetes. The diabetes really doesn't limit me or cause discomfort at th... Read more

Bad, bad sugar! :-)

Sunday, May 24, 2015      4 comments

Well, I went back to waffling on the sugar issue, trying ONCE AGAIN to find some kind of moderation with it. One difference between now and past years, though, is that I can test my blood glucose after eating an enormous peanut butter cookie and... Read more

My "new hobby"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      4 comments

This is the fourth day of my streak of writing blog entries. I start out not knowing what I'm going to say, but pretty soon, it seems, something I needed to say just comes out. So I'm glad I'm doing this. I've been thinking about something ... Read more

Maybe some clarity

Monday, May 18, 2015      5 comments

I wrote this once and then somehow lost it. Ugh! I think I may be gaining some clarity in the eternal back-and-forth inside me about food, diet, and my health. I seem to worry so much of the time about all the things I think I should do: Ea... Read more


Sunday, May 17, 2015      6 comments

Looks like I may have to give up sweets again. I stopped eating them when I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but recently tried to start eating them "occasionally." That didn't work very well! As much as I'd love to be moderate with them, I d... Read more

Starting a streak

Saturday, May 16, 2015      2 comments

I'm going to try to get a streak of writing blog entries going. I think it would help me to write about my efforts to get my blood glucose down and reach a healthy weight. Only right now I'm not sure what to say! I've lost 44 pounds in... Read more

New food plan

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      7 comments

I've been thinking a lot about what kind of food plan will work best for me. I'm finding now that what I'm doing is actually working -- who knew that i could already be doing something right? Read more

New challenge

Friday, November 28, 2014      4 comments

I found out recently that my blood glucose is in the diabetic range. Now I really have to get serious about losing weight and changing my eating habits. I've been doing OK -- have lost 24 pounds in the past year -- but eating way too much sugar.... Read more

Balance and fun

Monday, April 21, 2014      6 comments

I'm writing today to remind myself that I CAN change my eating habits and attain a healthy weight. I don't have to do it quickly, but, little by little, I can do it. Doubting myself became a self-fulfilling prophecy. That is going to chang... Read more

Limiting and defining

Friday, April 18, 2014      3 comments

In keeping with my goal of simplifying this journey, today I'll walk to the gym, where I'll do strength machines. The walk is about 4 miles round-trip. It's a beautiful day, though chilly. I'll track my food, with an eye to getting in those vegg... Read more

One simple change

Thursday, April 17, 2014      8 comments

I go to a nutritionist, and she has a way of keeping things simple enough that I can remember to do them and don't feel overwhelmed. The following is pretty much a standard recommendation, but for some reason it was straightforward and doable en... Read more

Day Two of Positivity!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      5 comments

I'm going to try to blog every day, as part of my new program of changing my attitude to a positive one. The other day in step aerobics, I looked at the instructor (someone I have a lot of classes with) and decided that an aspiration might... Read more

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