Uphill Battle

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Yesterday was NOT a good day!!! After struggling for a week of getting my blood sugar back in the acceptable range my 6 month hemoglobin A1C came back a tenth of a point higher at 10.3. It really depressed me! My co-worker is awesome!!!! She reminded me that I've only been exercising for less than a month and really watching and logging what I've been eating. She's right - if I keep exercising and logging what I eat it will come down. I was really hoping that it would be below 10.

I fell off the wagon last week after a conference dinner blew my blood sugar. It was NOT a diabetic friendly meal and the way the line was set - the salad, raw vegetables and fruit were at the end of the line with a small plate instead at the beginning where I could have exchanged plates and taken more salad. The planners chose a pasta bar. White pasta shoots by blood sugar sky high. I tried to estimate the number of carbs I was taking & took my insulin to accommodate, but an hour later by blood sugar was 396. To which I took more insulin. My fasting blood sugar the next morning was still 314 and I fought all week to get it back down. Finally, Thursday morning I had a 113.

Today . . . my resolve is back! Although my fasting blood sugar is 265, I will not let that deter me from my goal of an A1C of 7 or below in January 2013. I also need to get back to training for the Virtual 5K. I will not complete it by Halloween as planned, but I will complete the race even if I am a week or 2 late.

My brother-in-law and his wife are doing a late birthday party for Gary's son, Austin. So, I need to be really conscious and plan what I eat today to compensate for the cake and ice cream tonight. They will probably be doing hot dogs (not my favorite food unless they are all beef), so I probably should take my own sandwich, fruit, and scale to weigh an ounce of chips. It's really interesting that Gary & Michelle's kids usually want what I'm eating. They love fresh fruit as much as I do.

The morning is just flying by! Can't believe I slept in until 8:30am. Sure beats 4:30am when my husband gets up. i need to get breakfast and get to my office to get orders out the door today.
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    hope you find the balance you seek . it is a hard road to walk as i walk it also . can not find the answers and get in trouble with all life has to offer .
    2406 days ago
    Sad news to hear about your test results. But your co worker is correct, if you stick with tracking you will bring your numbers down.
    2407 days ago
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