Swimming = Diabetes Medication
I swim like a frog, but I can do it for a very long time, and I enjoy it. Added bonus: it pulls my blood sugar down more than any other sport I've tried. Today, I swam for 30 minutes, and my glucose level went from 148 to 87. That's as good as a... Read more
Since I was off work today, I finally had a chance to try the beginner's low Zumba class at the health club. I figured that would be the right beginning for me, and I was right.
The crowd consisted mainly of women in their 50s and up. The ins... Read more
My stomach was a bit queasy this evening, and I didn't feel like going grocery shopping, so I stopped at Walgreen's. They were out of bread, but had whole wheat flat bread, so I decided to try it. Heated it up in the microwave with ham and chees... Read more
Sugar Levels are Better!!!
Since the doctor changed my meds to metformin, I didn't see much improvement, other than nausea that lasted for a month. I did lose more weight, but it wasn't exactly comfortable. My sugar levels were still in the 150s to 170s in the morning - t... Read more
The Thug Look
My pants are starting to slip. I've been wearing a pair that was too tight for me for a few years, but they are moving downwards now, too. My students are looking at me funny; they probably think I'm getting into the thug look, lol! I have to di... Read more
The Secret Rooms Upstairs - Discovered
I've been a member of my health club for over two years, and I'm embarrassed to say that I never went to the upstairs level until yesterday. Downstairs are the indoor pool, outdoor pool (in the summers), as well as the locker rooms, and those ar... Read more
Lost 10 pounds and already getting compliments!
This is working much better than I anticipated. I started on the program last November, tracking everything I ate and did, and I already lost 10 pounds! I did not even follow the meal plan, and exercise has been in streaks, since I got sick a lo... Read more
Low Carb Dinner, yum!
Met some colleagues at starbucks, misread nutrition info before going, then realized that there were way too many carbs in the banana nut bread - after I ate it and was entering it into the SP app.
So a low carb dinner was on the menu. I scram... Read more
Lost 8 pounds since starting to log food on SP in November, so that's a good thing. All blood readings (cholesterol etc.) are normal, so that's something to be proud of. But my glucose levels have been way too high. The doctor switched me to met... Read more
New Year's is postponed!
So much for new year's resolutions. I'm having a terrible cold I can't seem to shake, and the metformin continues to make me nauseous. So, I have officially postponed anything that has to do with my new year's resolutions and projects until I'm ... Read more
I cooked salmon, and it tasted great!
Project Healthy Home Cooking is well under way. I bought some Atlantic salmon fillets at the grocery store yesterday, and I decided to make some today. I've had it at restaurants, but never made it myself. So I surfed the web for basic instructi... Read more
Jet Lag and a Cold
Jet lag will do funny things to you, especially in combination with a cold. After being awake for 28 hours (not counting airplane naps), I slept all day yesterday and only woke up to take more cold medicine and my other meds. I had some soup, cr... Read more
I went to the doctor because my sugars are still elevated. The good news is that they are not in the danger zone. She upped my meds, but I'm supposed to wait until Monday. I did find out that the recommended amount of carbs I'm supposed to be ea... Read more
Doctor's Visit tomorrow
So my morning glucose levels are still above the recommended range every morning. They vary throughout the day, but whether I eat too much or too little the day before, whether I exercise or not, they are high the next morning, and I can't possi... Read more
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Early Morning Leg Cramp
A terrible leg cramp ripped me out of my dreams at 6 a.m. I haven't had one of those in months. I wonder if it's because I've eaten less fruits, veggies, and milk products in the last week because my stomach got upset so easily. Any ideas what c... Read more