Wow, thanks for all your wonderful comments to my post yesterday! It was just the spark I needed to get me out of my funk, slow down, figure out what I want and make a plan to get there.
And to answer Shelley’s question about my blood sugar numbers, for whatever reason, there are peaks and valleys – I seem to do the same thing (i.e. take the same amount of insulin for a cup of rice) and sometimes get different results. There are SO many variables that I just try to do the best I can – about 10% of my day is figuring out carbs, when to eat, how hard to work out – if I wrote about what a pain in the ass it was to manage my diabetes, my posts would be so boring and whiney! 😀
All I know is that being as healthy a diabetic as I can today, I’ll keep my feet and eyes later on in life. I need to see Tony when we grow old! 😀
I had a great day yesterday. I got up and did my “me” time of blogging, drinking coffee, reading the news. I made an egg white sammie out of the bread I made the other day – when I weighed the original piece of bread I was going to use, it was 6 ounces which would have been 11 points on it’s own. I cut the bread down, then scooped out some of the insides and ended up with a 3 ounce piece of bread for 6 points. The rest: 1/3 cup egg white, 3/4 ounce cheese, 1/2 cup fresh spinach and a slice of ham with a cup of watermelon on the side: 10 points.
This picture is proof positive that just because you have a fancy camera, doesn’t mean it will automatically take great pictures! 😀
So while yesterday’s storms prevented me from working out at lunch, I wasn’t going to let 97 degree heat get in my way – I ended up doing a 50 minute walk/jog and it felt great. I also discovered Pandora and put it on my blackberry! I am sick to death of the songs on my iPod – as much as I try to shuffle songs, I don’t know why sometimes I hear the same song twice in 30 minutes.
One song that played was a song by Coldplay, and the lyrics really struck me:
Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be so hard. I’m going back to the start.
So that’s what I am doing. I am declaring a do over. I can’t undo the past 10 days, but I can sure as hell make each day the best I can. 😀
I just enjoyed the music, thought about how nice the run will be today because the temps will be in the 70’s and sweat – glorious! The only thing not glorious was encountering not one, not two, but THREE dead skunks in various forms of decay. One was just a jaw bone and bushy tail – so stinky! I had to change the side of the rode I was on 3 times. 😦
Lunch was a cup of leftover fried rice from the night before, though I subbed in 3 ounces of cooked chicken and added 1.5 cups of broccoli to bulk it up – lunch comes in at 10 points.
Dinner was sloppy joe’s, but I decided to make a sloppy joe salad. Two cups romaine lettuce mix, cucumbers, red pepper, purple cabbage, 1/2 cup sloppy joes, and fat free ranch. Dinner comes in at only 8 points!
I really love purple cabbage in salads.
But I really have TJ to thank for pulling me out of my funk. Just yesterday she posted this video and it could not have been more motivating for me. So I am stealing TJ’s determination! Who’s with me?
Stats for Wednesday:
- 28 points
- 50 minute walk/jog
- average blood sugar 101 (nice!)