Sunday, November 03, 2013
After a whole week of just hanging about with low energy, just making it to work and getting 10-15 minutes of walking in during lunch, I finally got some energy back yesterday. I suddenly wanted to work out!
So I went to a 1 hr. Zumba class - which happened to be taught by one of the students from the high school I teach at! I never had him, but he recognized me from the halls and happily waved at me. He did an awesome job teaching, and I actually kept up. Afterwards, I went for a leisurely swim for 15 minutes. I was tired afterwards, but today I'm not as sore as I thought I would be.
Today, my best friend called and asked if I wanted to go to Denny's for breakfast. I did the "create your own omelett" thing, with avocado, squash/zucchini, spinach, and ham, fruit instead of the hash browns, and I gave my friend one of the slices of toast, so I stayed in my carb range. Afterwards, we went for a little walk.
Around noon, I started feeling shaky and tested my sugar. It was very low, at 72. I actually had to eat something (cereal with nuts and cranberries). Wow!
I think I'm at the point now where I can take the 2mg of glimeperide off the list of my meds and just take the metformin, as long as I watch what I eat and get my exercise.
My goal is to lose 20 more pounds and get off the medication so I only need to watch diet and exercise to manage the diabetes. I'm finally seeing results!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It's great to do extra healthy lifestyle stuff, like eating that extra piece of fruit or going to yoga class, but some days, it's all you can do to just complete your daily routine. My motivation is low; I just want to stay home on the couch with my birds, drink tea and vegetate. I think it's because fall has arrived; somehow, I just want to find a cave and hibernate.
I did make it to work yesterday, even though I really didn't want to, and without the kids there (it was a teacher work day), my classroom was freezing cold. Today is training day, which is even worse. I am soooo tempted to call in sick. Granted, it would actually be true, because my blood sugar seems to be high, which accounts for the sluggishness, but if I drink lots of water and move a bit, waiting for my meds to kick in, I should be better in an hour or two.
So my resolution for today is not a fancy workout or cooking a healthy recipe; it's just to make it through the workday.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time flies! The first quarter of the school year is already over!
I've been extremely busy this year; took on an extra class, and there are more meetings than ever. So far, I've been enjoying the students, most of them are a lot of fun, but some have extra needs and health issues, so I made sure to really get to know all of them to spot problems right away.
I haven't been keeping up on the Spark program all the time, but I'm back in the game with a new Spark Tracker, so for the past week, I've been making sure to walk a lot to get my 6000 steps. My fifth hour class helps; they need so much attention that I walk around even more than in my other classes!
I didn't gain any weight back, except for a fluctuating pound or two, and my blood sugar is under control 90% of the time, so SparkPeople definitely helped me make lasting lifestyle changes.
I started tracking again, ready to lose at least 20 more pounds. I'm almost at the halfway point now.
Friday, June 28, 2013
I haven't been able to work on the Spark Solution program the last 3 days, because I've been sick. Nothing serious, just regular girl stuff, but enough to confine me to the couch, feeling like a beached whale. It hit me hard this time, so I'm glad I'm on vacation and the 2 classes I was supposed to teach this week were cancelled. I don't know how I usually make it to work like this.
Anyway, I wasn't able to exercise, but the fact that I can't really eat much, either, balanced it out. My diet consisted of greek yogurt, oatmeal, wheat bread, low sugar strawberry preserves, and low sugar peanut butter. I went to the 7 Eleven to get some carbonated water and bread (there was no way I would have made it through the grocery store without passing out), and I picked up some fresh fruit from the cooler - way too expensive, but then I haven't spent money on food the last few days anyway.
I'm going nowhere near the scale right now, because when I'm like this, I usually weigh several pounds more, but I'll hop on in a few days. The way my last few days went, I should have lost at least a pound or two.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Feeling much better today. Started off with the oatmeal, almonds, and blueberries (no sugar for me, brown or otherwise), but did not do the lunch or dinner. For lunch, I had the same as yesterday (turkey/swiss on whole wheat). For dinner, a friend took me out to McAlisters, and I had half a baked potato with angus beef and cheese, and half a chef's salad. Yummy. For snack, greek yogurt and raspberries.
I stayed under 1500 calories total, under 150 g of carbs. I also went swimming for 25 minutes. After swimming, my blood sugar was only 84, and a few hours after dinner, it was only 128. I think this is the first day in quite a while that I was able to keep my blood sugar under 150. Very happy about it!
I just haven't really gotten into the strength and stretching. Everything else is going well.
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