Saturday, June 8, 2013
OMG! It's been two whole weeks since I began my journey to a healthier lifestyle. These 2 weeks have been hard, but I tried to stay motivated and focus on the bigger picture. I've exercised most of those days. I haven't had any fast food, potato chips, diet sodas, chocolate, cookies, candy, cake... okay I could go on and on with all the wrong foods I was eating, so I'll just stop now. But seriously, I haven't had sugar in 2 weeks and for me, that's nearly impossible.
You know, in the past, I would reward myself with a cheese steak sub, or pizza, or fried chicken, then have a really fattening dessert afterwards. After all, I was celebrating, right? Unfortunately, that kind of thinking has always gotten me into trouble. My one meal binge sometimes turned into a full week of pigging out. Anyway, I figure instead of messing up just when I'm slowly but surely getting my diabetes better controlled, I've decided to reward myself with a pedicure instead. It won't take long, it's affordable and the best part is it's calorie free.
Here are some awesome things that have happened to me in just 14 days:
... my glucose has gone from 299 to 146... down by 153 points.
... I lost 14 pounds. My weight has gone from 196 to 182.
... my vision is improving.
... I don't have the pains and tingling in my hands and feet like before.
... I feel healthier.
... my pants aren't super tight anymore and the bruises along my stomach are healing.
... I have much more energy than before.
... I'm sleeping better.
... I'm noticing a difference in my skin. I'm not breaking out as much.
Inspiration picture: Al Roker
Weight: 182 - Glucose:146
Daily Food Journal:
Breakfast: Special K with berries, decaf
Lunch: Tuna on 12 grain bread, 1 apple
Snack: 15 grapes
Dinner: Haddock with squash, zucchini, tomatoes and basil, 8 walnuts
and green tea
Notes: I lost my internet connection last night, I guess it was probably due to the weather. I wasn't able to put up the new post yesterday so here it is... a day late. I don't want to put up two in one day, so I'll start with day 16, tomorrow.
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.