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Keepin' my fingers crossed

Friday, February 05, 2016      3 comments

I have been doing a lot of the right things--portion control, fresh foods, almost daily exercise and it has been very tempting to step on the scale. I'm feeling better and am at the point where I miss exercising if I don't get it done. My clot... Read more


Saturday, January 30, 2016      2 comments

Stressful day at work, not getting the blood sugar results I think I should--very few carbs today, lots of veggies and fruit, not enough protein--but some, very little fat, and my blood two hours after dinner was 163. So, feeling a little defea... Read more


Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

So my reward for losing 10 pounds was to go out and buy a digital scale. Okay--so that sounds a bit twisted, but with a dial scale, it is so much harder to tell what is happening when the scale is in 2 pound increments. Watching the weight dec... Read more

The big 1-0

Saturday, January 23, 2016      6 comments

I am so excited! I have lost 10 pounds! I haven't been able to lose more than 2 or 3 pounds for the last few years. I feel so proud of myself for putting forth the effort, tracking food, measuring portions, getting more exercise, making bette... Read more

Minor stall

Saturday, January 23, 2016      0 comments

Got a bit derailed this week with the exercise--two-day conference meeting with very little time to walk between sessions--but not enough. One day got out early enough to walk when I got home. Then, trying to play catch-up after two days away.... Read more

Good news, bad news

Wednesday, January 20, 2016      0 comments

I was at an all day meeting today and was worried about getting out of my routine. I had to get up earlier than normal, breakfast was earlier so I got hungry well before lunch was served. Even though I had some protein around nine, and even th... Read more

Tomorrow, today is another day

Tuesday, January 19, 2016      0 comments

Yesterday I shared the trouble I had on the treadmill. I took the suggestion from retireesmith's and varied my speed and incline and didn't even feel my shins until the 20 minute mark, so changed it up and was able to go another 13 minutes with... Read more

Momentary pause

Sunday, January 17, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday I had difficulty with the time on the treadmill. I was having pain in my shins after only 10 minutes at 3.3 mph. I wanted to quit after 15 minutes, but by that time I had slowed down to about 3.1 mph and figured I could do a little m... Read more


Saturday, January 16, 2016      4 comments

I've been able to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes twice this week. I was up to 3.4 mph today for 8 minutes and then I had to slow down to 3.3, then 3.2, then 3.0 by the end of the 30 minutes--but it is still progress. I had been doing 20-... Read more

Things are looking up

Wednesday, January 13, 2016      2 comments

So, last night after the birthday cake and eating dinner out, my blood sugar was 170 at bedtime. Having just had a conversation with the pharmacist about my sugars all being normal with a plan to stop the Metformin.........I seriously questione... Read more

Metformin Day 4

Wednesday, January 13, 2016      3 comments

This has been a fabulous day. It is my son's birthday, first and foremost. I had a good day at work. I got off a little early and stopped and picked up my son's present. I had to get gas and the station was FULL, cars out to the street almos... Read more

Metformin Day 3

Monday, January 11, 2016      3 comments

I am a little disappointed my husband finds it difficult when I measure out my food portions or ask to see the box labels (he does most of the cooking). I know he can't empathize completely and we both realize my condition is not as serious as ... Read more

Metformin Day 2

Sunday, January 10, 2016      3 comments

I'm not convinced I need this medication since the highest blood sugar today was 104. I haven't done my bedtime one so expect it will be higher...that seems to be the trend (if 2 days can be a trend). So far I haven't noticed any adverse side ... Read more

Metformin Day 1

Saturday, January 09, 2016      1 comments

I started on Metformin this evening. I'm monitoring my blood sugar before meals and at bedtime. I don't know yet if the last 24 hours is typical---but before I started it I only had one reading over 120 and that was my bedtime one. All 4 read... Read more

To medicate or not to medicate

Friday, January 08, 2016      6 comments

So, I picked up my glucometer and all my supplies and just before dinner, set up my meter, read through the instructions and prepared to check my blood sugar. I was supposed to start Metformin with dinner. My blood sugar was 105. That is in th... Read more

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