But 16+ years later I realize that I don't know as much as I should.
I'm on insulin now. It's my fault. I didn't take it seriously and loose weight or exercise enough or watch my diet close enough...
Now I am reading 2 books and educating myself. I can't depend on my doctor to do this.
I. Have. To. Do. It.
So today I have already take 2 15-minute walks. One was in the rain. I used an umbrella. I only got damp.
I'm counting my carbohydrate intake.
I'm checking my blood sugar level frequently.
I need to really up my intake of fresh veggies. Will make a run to Aldi tomorrow.
I created a spreadsheet modeled after one in a book.
On it I log what I eat, my blood pressure, my weight, my exercise, my insulin dose(s), and my blood sugar in both number form and on a chart so I have a visual.
It also has a comments section, for reasons, causes, excuses.
I use one page per day so that I can get a better picture of what is going on with my health.
Here is today's log so far:
|Exercise||15m, w||15m, w|
|Food||BLT-14 carb||nuts, 17C|
|Tea- 4 carb|
|Comments: On steroids for lungs/ viral infection, asthma|
I am determined to get better.
October was a bad month and I really slipped. I had been walking with David in the evenings almost every night for the previous 7 weeks or so. Then I had all those issues and felt so bad for so long that I just quite. And the weight has started to creep back on. So now I am back to exercise and being strict not as punishment but because it is good for me and I want to be healthy and I want to see my children get married and have families. I want to be able to be active now for my kids and later to enjoy my grandkids.
Merry Christmas and Good Health to you all,