Note to self: more red meat, spinach, chickpeas, Quinoa , pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate
Make note: “Foods that are a good source of iron contain at least 10 percent of the daily value for iron, and for a food to be high in iron it should contain at least 20 percent of the DV.” Source: https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/meat-contains-high-iron-4454.html
No workout this morning. Booo. I snoozed my alarm which doesn’t happen often. Was it worth it? Snoozing and missing my early morning exercise. Not sure yet. 50/50. So if a definitive answer is needed. Yes.
BS 132. It’s ok considering last nights carb filled meal.
Friend in town which gives some explanation to some symptoms I’ve been experiencing.
I have a physical this morning. Yuck. Who likes going to the doctors. I usually will r/s once or twice (shhh). So, today I have to go. I have two more in the short coming weeks.
Dinner was a bust but I know I can’t change every meal over night.
The good news is I didn’t have that muffin this morning!
-extra steps after dinner done. I read today that 10 mins of walking after every meal is better than a daily 30 min walk to lower fasting blood sugars. It will be interesting when I check tomorrow morning as I had over 100 g of carbs for dinner alone. Ya ya I know. Don’t judge.
Did 15 mins of walking, post dinner (in house) gained a couple thousand more steps!
My blood sugars have been higher than usual- I took off the nictotine patch as nicotine raises my blood sugars.
My BS was 165 post lunch. I know they have been higher past few weeks but I’m working on lowering my sugar levels! I use my net diary to count calories and macro nutrients. I get a ball park figure on my carbs. It’s a great app!
Anyway back to the nicotine… I used the patch for a week and with my determination, I don’t see the need to keep continuing. I have quit cold turkey in the past and the first week was always the worst. I’ve gone back to smoking because I wanted to… I missed it. IT was my best friend. No more! I’M my new best friend!
Looking forward to lower boood sugars and better health! One meal, day, and habit at a time. I can do it!
There just something about taking care of yourself.
I’m single and have been for quite a few years. I’ve dated here and there but nothing worth writing about. It’s usually when I’m on the dating scene, I shave (gulp), make better eating choices and overall take better care of myself. But the last couple of months I’ve started a new skin care regimen, bought new clothes and yes started taking care of myself physically and boy it FEELS GOOD!
When I get into my depressions I have to look back on this entry to remind myself to take steps, baby steps to get back to believing I’m worth it!
Woke up feeling tired and sluggish. Pretty sure the weather has a great affect,
but I did do my workout! 💪
Fasting BS: 135. Just a few shower weeks ago it would be around 110. My body starting to shut down. Last night 1.5 post it was 256! I admit I haven’t been testing so these numbers are shocking me. Feet (toes )hurting more.
“I can do it!” I will take care of myself! I WILL improve my health!
Day 9- no cigarettes! Smoking DOES raise blood sugars.
I will NOT have a muffin (again) for breakfast this morning I can do it! 💪 I AM strong!