Friday, May 30, 2014

Lovely day!

Hello! I must say that today was quite a successful day. I really tried to limit my snacking and I definitely stuck with my goal. I also managed to plan out my lunch and dinner in the morning which was great. I think I really like meal planning and will continue to do it. I really enjoyed not having to prepare something quick for lunch or dinner when I am usually very hungry or "hangry".. hahah. Besides I made sure to incorporate a good portion of veggies and protein which created extremely filling meals. I also included some carbs because everyone loves carbs and they supply so much energy! My blood sugar numbers were quite excellent as well. I had an average of about 127. WOOHOO! Well, that was pretty much it for today .. nothing too exciting ... but a happy diabetic day :).


My breakfast! Scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, WW english muffin w/ some PB. This was super delicious and satisfying! So delish! Ohh .. and I had a cup of coffee on the side. I am a complete coffee addict. It always accompanies my breakfast.

Lunch time! Romaine lettuce, turkey, tomato and onion salad with brown rice cake (a healthier version and less carby version of croutons) and a small but decent portion of veggies. You can never have enough veggies in your meals .. the only hard part is actually eating them. Let's be honest .. not all veggies are yummy and I prefer to give mine a little dirty look before I dive into them.

I also worked out for about 30 minutes on the treadmill doing sprints here and there. I am trying to become more active! Work it! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It is about time I lower that number ...

Hello! I created this blog to keep track of my journey to a healthier and happier A1C. After my recent trip to the endocrinologist, I can certainly say that I did not leave the office with a smile on my face. I knew my blood sugar numbers had not been perfect, but they definitely were not the worst. Well, it turns out that my overall average blood sugars over the last 3 months were not good and by not good, I mean 7.9. No diabetic wishes to have an A1C of 7.9 and especially when you are reminded that the ideal A1C is below 7. I always told myself that I would not let diabetes destruct my health, but realistically, if I do not get my A1C under 7, then I might let diabetes damage a part of me. So, with that being said, I have decided that I HAVE TO get my A1C down and what better way then to blog my journey. I have already told myself that I will be successful and I will lower my A1C. Let's just go day by day ... I'll blog the meals I eat, exercise routine, and any emotional bursts that may occur. So join me if you want to lower your A1C or watch along. Because us diabetics know how difficult it is to live with this disease. How every day is a daily struggle and that substance within the bottle labeled Novolog does so much for us. Well, now it is time for me to do my part and take control over my disease. Diabetes does not control us .. but we control it! :)