I feel better already
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
So far so good. I stayed in my calorie range although I didn't track the banana I ate in the middle of the night. My solution to middle of the night free range snacking was to institute a rule: Don't. BUT that being said, if I do find myself doing it anyway, then the snack has to be a piece of fresh fruit or a handful of nuts and that's been working good.
My blood sugars have been staying between 135 and 150. I had some raisins in my total cereal for breakfast which caused a huge spike so I'll be sticking to berries today and then I will find out whether it's the cereal itself or if the raisins were the sole culprit. I'd like to get those sugars down to the 90's range consistently without having to resort to insulin shots. I'm already on two thousand units of glucophage and 5 mg of glipozide. I've got a stock of invokana I haven't tried yet and quite a few syringes of insulin.
I'd much rather control my diabetes without medication because some of it can be brutal.
I feel good though. The joint pain has diminished by 90 percent. I think it's because of the weather warming up. I walked last night. I went down to the seafront to see the bioluminscence phenomena otherwise known as red tide.
First time I've seen it in person. It was restorative to both get out of the house and to get the exercise.
The most important thing for me to do now is the action step of tracking. I have a plan to walk again tonight. I had a nice surprise yesterday. My family went in on a portable spa for the backyard so that I can hot soak when I need to. What a great gift! My birthday and mother's day usually coincide nearly so this was an early present.
What a job to set up though. It came with an fairly incomprehensible pictograph of the "easy" set up routine, was missing the groundcloth you put underneath the thing and the youtube tutorials had a tutorial for every style of portable spa except this one....lol. I'm hoping the outlet socket is heavy duty enough to handle the wattage as what instructions did exist mainly took the form of electrocution warnings.
I don't want to die.
So today one of our family members is procuring the pool chemicals, a heavy duty tarp and replacement filters (because if you let the water get out of hand apparently that's a bio-hazard) so hopefully we will soon get it up and running and manage to enjoy it without electrocuting or poisoning ourselves. Much like myself, it's a work in progress.
So the focus is on tracking and taking a walk. Those are my action steps for today.