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Monday, June 17, 2019

Numbers are important.
Knowing your numbers is important! The American Heart Association recommends that you be aware of five key numbers: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Numbers are one measure of needing more work in an area or showing a gain.
Currently, I'm closely watching my blood sugar levels, especially my morning pre-breakfast number. Since January 2019, Here are my most of the pre-breakfast numbers:
169, 94, 134, 154, 131, 146, 145, 105, `65, 139, 119, 105, 165, 139, 113, 159, 147, 139, 141, 132, 141, 140, 133, 146, 150, 107, 130, 146, 157, 140, 163, 157, 141, 152, 124, 151, 159.
On 6/15 I started a new change. Now I'm waiting until after my body wakes up a bit before I take my morning reading. My numbers are a slight bit lower with the wait.
131, 138, 143
I'm not completely sure what this means, but on Tuesday, I meet with my diabetic counselor and I'll find out.
In the afternoon, I do a post lunch check. Here are my results since January 2019:
189, 137, 98, 135, 134, 124, 104, 98, 147, 128, 118, 128, 132, 107, 106, 102, 168, 105, 120, 107, 114, 107, 97, 107, 117, 161.
Friday, 6/21 is my last day of school for the year. I will be hiking and biking more. My stress level will be lower. I'm hoping that my blood sugar level will also go down. My lunches are taken straight from the garden, and they are healthier for my body. That should also make a difference in my numbers.

So many programs fail because people don't see their progress. I am a special education teacher, and I keep kids motivated with checklists and short challenges (much like what I see at Spark). These tools keep kids on track.
Every child in my class has an IEP (individual education plan). I personally believe that every child in school should have one. I am far more productive because I have a plan that I use. I follow the Spark Plan, and I use the Full Focus Daily Planner to keep me on track. When I work the plan, the plan works!
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