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.
I feel like I am back at squre one before I started this blog. The past week I haven't tested my blood sugars, have eaten loads and loads of crap and done no exercise. In my defense I have been on the third week of my course and it was the most intensive week so far. I was absolutely exhausted at the end of every day and quite a few days felt totally overwhelmed by the course content and my ability to put everything I was learning into practice on my return to work. As is my way when I feel down I turn to food and I am ashamed to admit how much I have been eating but I want to come clean. I would have breakfast at home and then buy a sandwich and a danish pastry at the train station to eat on the train. I would have a sandwich, crisps and chocolate for lunch and then on the way home I sometimes got a burger or another sandwich and then ate tea when I got home which the majority of the time was takeaway. Is it any wonder I have managed to put on 8lb since I started this course. So I am clearing my conscience by telling you my secrets. Next week I am back at work, the week after I am holiday for a week with my parents in Wales and then the third week I complete the last few days of my course and then it is back to normal. So I am wiping my slate clean and starting again.
Next week I will
Test my blood sugars at least once a day
Get some exercise everyday (I am sure my sister will help me out on this one)
Cut down on the amount of food I am eating
I am also going to try and get back to updating here every few days as I feel it helps to hold me accountable.