Thursday, April 29, 2010

Taking care of . . . ME !

That's my new goal. It's something that I haven't been doing, not for a long time. I've been lazy and depressed all winter. I've been eating what I want, when I want, and cooking like a deranged french pastry chef. I honestly couldn't remember the last time I took a blood sugar reading. I know that it's been more than a year. (The batteries in my glucose meter croaked a long time ago and I just never got around to replacing them.) See, if I don't take my blood sugar, I can pretend that everything is hunky dory. And to be honest, my quarterly blood levels have been . . . uh, okay . . . but steadily going down hill. So, last week, I gathered my courage and ordered a new glucose meter.

"The box" arrived Tuesday morning, so my first reading was a morning, fasting blood sugar level. When I read the number that popped up on the screen, I almost fell outta my chair!
I mean, it could have been worse, but then, I probably would have cried. The first thing I did was run to the computer and work up a diet diary sheet, that has a place for my before and after meal blood sugars, and started using it faithfully. Since then, I've been a very good girl and the numbers are steadily going down. At this point, the goal isn't to lose weight. The goal is to keep my blood sugar under control by eating healthy and exercising. Losing weight is just going to be a natural consequence.

I'm also documenting my exercise time to see how much effect it has on my blood sugar. A couple of weeks ago, Roy brought home a bike for me. As soon as he gets around to lowering the seat so that my short little legs can reach the ground, I'm going to check out all the lovely bike trails here in Olathe. Lord, I hope that I don't kill myself - I might be too old for this crap.








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christopherc said...

Glad to hear you're working on your Glucose levels... Water and exercise ... same thing I told Mom yesterday re: her cholesterol and glucose levels.

As for the bike... never too old, maybe too clumsy, but not too old!

Auburn~haired~artist said...

Ewwww! Water, yuck! It'll have to be Diet Coke and exercise. I'll just have to see how brave I become over over the next few weeks - as far as the bike is concerned. LOL.

christopherc said...

Darn it lady; I SAID DRINK WATER and I meant it!

Add some lemon or orange to it to add flavor if you have to...just increase the water intake...it helps flush your system out; and it's like brussell sprouts, good for you!

If I have to come out there and pour water through a funnel into your gullet, I will!

Love ya!
-C