I'm really getting worn out fighting the diabetes. I slipped back over the holidays/cold season (I call it hibernation mode): ate too much, exercised too little, gained a few pounds back, and as a results, my blood sugars are going haywire. I've... Read more
New Year Goals
I hope the new year will bring fewer emergencies and more consistency. Here are my goals:
1. Reach my target weight of 170 pounds or less by logging my food daily and exercising at least 20 minutes 6 days a week.
2. Reduce the need... Read more
This healthy living thing has unexpected benefits. My balance is much better!... Read more
Even my hairdresser noticed how much weight I have lost since May. Not that much on the scale, but quite a bit in appearance.... Read more
Spent an extra 2 hours in the classroom after school today, and I am nowhere near done. So much for exercising.... Read more
Finally my meds are working better. The healthy lifestyle is paying off.... Read more
I'm really bummed out today. I went to the doctor after having had my blood tests, and my cholesterol and A1c are up. So she put me back on the medication I had weaned off of, and she prescribed me cholesterol medication. She said with my family... Read more
23 Pounds and Counting
After a plateau, the scale is finally moving again. So far, I've lost 23 pounds in 1 1/2 years. I'm almost at a healthy BMI now, just about 6 pounds more. My goal is to lose 13 more pounds, then I'll be at my target weight.
I've finally be... Read more
I've really been struggling with the diabetes. My sugars have been too high, and I'm just sluggish. I'm a teacher, and by this time of the year, we're all tired.
I'm chipping away at it, though. I started a 4-week "Dining with Diabetes" class... Read more
Life is what happens when you're making other plans!
The last 5 months have been crazy. After exercising, eating well, and keeping my blood sugar under control, I caught one of those bugs that were going around after Thanksgiving.
Then, I had to fly to Dubai, where my sister lives, to help bapt... Read more
Antibiotics, 2nd round
My sinus infection is gone, but the bacteria relocated the party to my lungs. I'm still feeling miserable; not running a fever, but feeling feverish. I went back to the doctor for more meds; he gave me an inhaler and antibiotics.
Since the fi... Read more
20 Pounds Lost - More than halfway to my goal!
I haven't been very active on the site, because I've had 2 very bad sinus infections between Thanksgiving and now, so I had to suspend my workout routine for quite a while. On the bright side, I was well during Christmas break and was able to sw... Read more
Zumba + Swimming = - Meds
After a whole week of just hanging about with low energy, just making it to work and getting 10-15 minutes of walking in during lunch, I finally got some energy back yesterday. I suddenly wanted to work out!
So I went to a 1 hr. Zumba class -... Read more
It's great to do extra healthy lifestyle stuff, like eating that extra piece of fruit or going to yoga class, but some days, it's all you can do to just complete your daily routine. My motivation is low; I just want to stay home on the couch wit... Read more
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