Every time that I make a good choice NOT to eat or drink something, I make a list on the "notes" page of the nutrition tracking page. At the end of the day I feel much better about any slip-ups that I have had if I can see the "slip-ups" that I prevented.
By making a list (e.g., "didn't drink beer or eat nachos when watching the NCAA game") of the good choices, I find that I am much easier on myself when I do not make as good of a choice as I would like with my food!
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Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working. Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it works hardest and how long it lasts. Look for patterns of high and low blood glucose then make adjustments so that you are within the target range most of the time.
Keeping a record of your insulin use and blood glucose results can help you and your doctor understand how to better adjust your insulin.
Record the downs! The weight loss downs, that is - every time you drop a pound or two, record it! But don't record the ups. Recognize that they're there, but leave them off your record. It helps keep you inspired when you look at your ticker and keep seeing that downward trend!
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