Migraine-induced deep sleep
I had a migraine yesterday, so I ate (too much) after work, took some tylenol, and took a nap. The plan was to exercise after waking up headache free.
I woke up when my alarm rang - at 6 a.m.!
I must have slept 12 hours! So much for my pla... Read more
Got to my conference early, walked 15 min.... Read more
So I finally went to the doctor. It was as expected; 8.9 A1c, it should be 7 or lower. Since there have been so many changes in my life due to moving and I'm getting back into a routine now, we agreed to keep the meds as they are and focus on li... Read more
I managed to eat out (On the Border) and still stay within my limits for all the nutritional categories. The Border Smart Fajitas helped. My blood sugar was actually within normal ranges - still elevated, but at least much closer to target. I'm ... Read more
Back on Track
I really got off track the last half year, but at least the causes are easy to identify. I got my American citizenship, bought a house, and visited my parents in Germany for 2 months this summer. Of course I also had to work, and in addition, I ... Read more
I'm really getting worn out fighting the diabetes. I slipped back over the holidays/cold season (I call it hibernation mode): ate too much, exercised too little, gained a few pounds back, and as a results, my blood sugars are going haywire. I've... Read more
New Year Goals
I hope the new year will bring fewer emergencies and more consistency. Here are my goals:
1. Reach my target weight of 170 pounds or less by logging my food daily and exercising at least 20 minutes 6 days a week.
2. Reduce the need... Read more
This healthy living thing has unexpected benefits. My balance is much better!... Read more
Even my hairdresser noticed how much weight I have lost since May. Not that much on the scale, but quite a bit in appearance.... Read more
Spent an extra 2 hours in the classroom after school today, and I am nowhere near done. So much for exercising.... Read more
Finally my meds are working better. The healthy lifestyle is paying off.... Read more
I'm really bummed out today. I went to the doctor after having had my blood tests, and my cholesterol and A1c are up. So she put me back on the medication I had weaned off of, and she prescribed me cholesterol medication. She said with my family... Read more
23 Pounds and Counting
After a plateau, the scale is finally moving again. So far, I've lost 23 pounds in 1 1/2 years. I'm almost at a healthy BMI now, just about 6 pounds more. My goal is to lose 13 more pounds, then I'll be at my target weight.
I've finally be... Read more
I've really been struggling with the diabetes. My sugars have been too high, and I'm just sluggish. I'm a teacher, and by this time of the year, we're all tired.
I'm chipping away at it, though. I started a 4-week "Dining with Diabetes" class... Read more