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Switching focus - 4/18/11

Monday, April 18, 2011

Well, blood results show the high end of normal for blood sugar. I often hear stories of people who change their diets and this improves. Not new information at all - I've been ignoring it. And the possibility of adding medication to my BP and cholesterol meds doesn't make me happy. I've just been feeling yucky. Not so much because of blood sugar but because of just feeling bleh - not so great energy and moody. And I got a huge boo boo on my leg that is slowly healing. Nothing to do with blood sugar but it's big and ugly and hurts sometimes. And it got me thinking - what if?

This past weekend I decided to change to the diabetic tracking diet which focuses on carbs. Not that I'm going carb postal - LOL - but I'm watching. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family and when I was a little kid my numbers ran high. You would think this would have been enough to motivate me. Well, now I'm thinking... And guess what! I feel more energetic already as I try to stay within the limits. It's really only taking some minor tweaking and it's not like I don't know the deal. And the best part is that SP is there to guide you without having to scour all kinds of websites for sketchy information at best.

So my question is...why do we wait til we are pushed against the wall? Or til something happens that gets us thinking in real time? I guess if any of us were truthful about any of these kinds of questions we'd be rich...and thin. So as I try try again here' s hoping that these numbers stabilize, that I'm on the path to a more radiant healthy weight and all that comes with it. And yes, I have checked with my doctor about what I'm doing since she said to drop a few. My goal is 40 lbs and see what that's like. Maybe go lower but I'm not looking at model looks, just feel good, look better and get those #'s down. Exercise includes a stepper (the Brenda Dygraf one which I love), Leslie Sansone walking tapes and Zumba !

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