Alive and kickin'...Starting some more new personnal challenges
Monday, May 18, 2009
I had a relative good weekend, especially by recent weekends standards, of late. LOL
I actually behaved myself Saturday and would have done even better but this diabetes thing can kick all my good choices to the curb. By 3 pm Saturday afternoon, my blood sugar readings had dropped to 75. That is pretty low for me, as anything below 90 and I get irritable, OK, more irritable, LOL. When I get to 70 or lower, I find that my body tells me to eat, actually it tells me to EAT!!! No matter what I do, it seems that I eat too much, I guess my body is just trying to compensate for the lack of blood sugar. This has been a problem for a white a while. Maybe I'm ready to change the amount of medication of my morning dose of insulin. Thing is, I was on track for a super day, then the rug gets pulled out from under me by my EXTRA food that I was not planning on having.
I'm staying focused and motivated, just ticked off that this actually happened to me twice this weekend, yes, it happened again Sunday. My DW was getting hungry for lunch and I hadn't even had breakfast yet but I was ready to eat. But before I knew it, I had that distinctive feeling that I'd better test my blood sugar and VIOLA, I was 70. So, not enough time to fix lunch, as we were ready to go shopping at Lowe's Home Improvement store. We ate at McDonalds. Whoda thought it? I recorded my meal and didn't do too badly. Not the best choice but I got out of my dilemma for the time being.
I'm gonna try a few new things starting this week. I've been drinking a pot or two of coffee per day and I've cut the creamer out and cut my Equal sweetener in half and will probably eliminate it all together. I usually count the coffee towards my water, but found that I might log it on my food intake and try to drink my eight glasses the real way.
Another observation that I have had is that fact that I'm a big guy and would have thought that I might have lost weight even faster in the beginning. Well my philosophy here is, I'll take every ounce OFF that I can get, whether its fast or slow. It did not come on me over night, so slow progress is some progress. The fact that I'm fighting two battles, weight loss and controlling my diabetes makes it more difficult in my mind.
Hope this helps some others learn that they are not alone in this journey. It is a learning process and I am so very thankful for all my friends and cheerleaders here at SP. Once again, thank you all for everything that you do.
Keep the faith,