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Days 4-11 Challenge to meet Diabetic Goals

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Goals for Challenge:
My goal for May 1, 2018 is to have my A1C down to 7 or below. It is currently 8.1.

My goal for March 30, 2018 is to have recorded my BS 4 x daily and keep my pre-meal BS 145 or below.

The past 7 days have been a challenge for I and my family. Living in upstate NY we have had 2 major snow storms leaving us with an additional 26" of snow. Many places have been without power,but we have kept ours, thank God. Roads have been blocked by down trees and travel hard. We have only made necessary trips out. I have planned our meals each day. I have stayed to my plan. I have checked my BS 4 x a day. Pre meal BS have been 90-145 except breakfast hich has been 154-170. Dr has increased my evening long acting Insulin dose starting today so will see if they come down. My Wt is 273. I have set a goal to lose 2 lbs this week. I am eating 3 Freggies at least a day right now. Took all my medicines as ordered and on time.

I will be getting in groceries over the next day or so and stocking up on water. Another storm is predicted for Monday. Making my list and sticking to it. Planning out all snacks. Using nuts right now and granola for snacks. Fresh fruit is expensive this time of year so use more packaged or frozen. Hot oatmeal is making a good breakfast for me. This week I am measuring out portions to keep me on track. It is easy to go over by eyeballing it. Need to practice.

I am hoping to be back daily now. Mina is feeling better now so less care for her. She had an upper respiratory infection and needed to be held and kept warm the last week and a half. She is more independent now. Still on my lap a good deal though. She is my cuddler.
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  • LINDAF49
    Soo good to read how you are doing - This has been a more normal day for me - the two jury days were very hard for me - I am frustrated with our justice system as never before but Know I did well in my decision making. came home emotionally and physically drained which affects my medical issues - rested all day Saturday and Sundays are always fairly restful - long nap and ready to settle into a while of spraking then off to bed early again - will spend most of this week in my office working on bills, filing thing into the tax files and begin to struggle with that - farm forms are always a challenge. wanting to have things well organized before my week away and travel 22-27. Blessings on your efforts - the month is running way from us!!! Easter is drawing close.
    1050 days ago
    Karen, you are doing super with all the tracking necessary to keep yourself healthy. I'm sorry Mina has been sick, but glad she is feeling better now. You are a good "furry pal mom"!
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  • AURA18
    Wow It's amazing to survive all the snow storms. Takes patience and ability to set priorities. Good to hear your family is warm and cozy. Mina is feeling better emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/8/2018 1:08:14 PM
    Awwww, you've had more than enough! Hugs and prayers that all is well for you with the storm. Blessings.
    1053 days ago
    You can do this Karen, ultimately in the long term future aim for an A1C of six. It will be easier as your weight drops and it be easier.
    1053 days ago
    So good that your power is on. emoticon
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