I am relaxing and listening to the sound track to "Forrest Gump" I sure miss the 60's and the 70's. Things seemed so much simpler. Life is so complicated.
I have had two pieces of toast with strawberry jam, two eggs fried in Olive Oil, and about 1/2 cup of potatoes fried in Olive oil with Lipton Onion soup packet sprinkled on top.
I have coffee with sugar and Hazelnut Creamer.
I have to get groceries but I am waiting for my food stamps to come in on Tuesday. I am afraid that I will not be able to stretch my food stamps out over the whole month if I am buying fruits and veggies. They are so expensive but I have to do something about my eating. Why does it seem that the fattening stuff (heavy carbs and fats) seem to be the cheap foods. I am going to make a list and check it against what I have in the kitchen and do the best I can to spend wisely.
I will go to Aldi's and use the bulk stores.
Yesterday is over! Today is all I have because Tomorrow was never a promise and may never come for me. We never know when we might end. My sister, I am sure, never thought she would be gone at 38 due to a brain tumor. My nephew never imagined that he would be gone at 18 killed by a drunk driver on the fourth of July. We are not promised tomorrow!
LIVE FOR TODAY! It may be all you have...I am going to work today to make whatever future I have be the best that I can make it. I do not want this diabetes and I have to work TODAY to do something about it or it may take my tomorrows away.
My cholesterol was 201 which is borderline high.
Fasting blood sugar was 121. 60's and 70's is normal for fasting blood sugar.
Triglycerides were 252. they are supposed to be under 150.
We like to say on Sparkpeople that losing weight is not a numbers game and we should make lifestyle changes, but I say (at least in my case) it is ALL about the numbers.
Do the best you can TODAY so you can have more TOMORROWs and don't worry about YESTERDAY. Tomorrow is still not a guarantee (no dieting or healthy eating would have saved my sister or my nephew) but why not give yourself the best chance possible.
Why destroy your own life bite by bite? It is not easy but with each success we gain more confidence. With each time we stumble we can learn what not to do next time. Every experience has the potential to be a learning experience if we are willing to reflect on it.