I have been a diabetic for over 12 years now but have never really altered my life the way I should. I am starting this blog as a way to try and hold myself accountable. I know that this blog may not be of any interest to the majority but if you should take the time to read it please leave a comment with an encouraging word or a kick up the bum depending on the need at the time.


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Saturday 7th May 2011

After my last post I continued to have a really good day - for the first time I can ever remember I didn't have any chocolate at all.  Friday however was a different story.  I don't know why but there are some days where it doesn't matter how much I eat I am still hungry.  I snacked all day at work and could tell my sugars were high (although I didn't test) as I was nearly falling asleep at my desk in the afternoon.  It was a colleagues birthday and they had brought in chocolate chip cookies so I had a couple of those, another colleague was retiring and they were having a get together at lunch time and I ate more than I should have there and then we had a takeaway for tea.  My insulin pump ran out just before I was going to bed and I was so tired I didn't change it before bed so I also had a whole night without the insulin I should have.

I am still feeling motivated with all your support but it's so hard.  I haven't tested my sugars at all today either but haven't had such a bad day food wise.

When I listed my goals in my first post these are all the goals I want to achieve long-term not all at once.  However I think I am trying to concentrate on too many things and getting a bit overwhelmed.  It's difficult to decide what I should tackle first though because what I eat will affect my sugars but if I don't measure my sugars I don't know how it's affecting them. 

I think for now I will just concentrate on taking my blood sugars and I am starting small so for this week I am promising you all that I will test my blood sugar levels at least once a day.

Now for the very scary bit for me - I said in my previous post that I would weigh myself and then publish on here how much I weigh - well yesterday morning I weighed 222.8 pounds.  I will try and weigh myself every Friday but at this moment my goal is not to lose weight but just to try and eat a little healthier.

If anyone has any suggestions or motivational words they'd be appreciated.


Lou said...

Testing once a day is a great start and you've got to start somewhere!! And by eating healthier you will start to shed the pounds, which will help overall!
I know its going to be tough but i also know you can so it! I don't know if there is a specific time of you day you should test, if so then make this part of your routiene so that before long you are testing your sugar before you even realise that you need to do it.
And keep in mind that we all love you loads and want to see you reach all you targets xxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Keeping 1 goal to start with is a great idea. Lou is right, doing it at the same time every day will help. Maybe keep the testing kit by the computer so it reminds you when you sit down to blog!!!
I read that it takes 26 days to make a new habit so maybe that could be a target?
You don't mention exercise as a way of controlling your weight, how far do you walk each day? Maybe you could think about increasing that as well as cutting down on food treats?
Finally, an hour of cross stitch burns approx 86 calories. Unfortunately that's only about 3 more calories than sitting doing nothing but every little helps!

Stacey G said...

I agree with Lou, eating healthier is a great start to losing weight. From there it will all fall into place :) Just work on the most important things first, like you said, your blood sugars :) x

Kylie said...

I'm fatter than you, does that help ;) I'm 253 pounds I think (I'm a kilos girl)

I think the biggies for me were drinks. I was drinking ridiculous amounts of calories, so just watch that.

Mindless snacking. If you want something naughty, have it, but count it in your calories and carbs.

Have healthy alternatives nearby - or even bake some, and freeze and just take out what you want to eat that day.

I agree that just focusing on one thing and getting that right, and then adding another thing is a good way to go.

You can eat an elephant, but you have to take one bite at a time.