Exercise and Diet #3

By Edie Latest Reply 2009-01-13 18:59:04 -0600
Started 2008-10-31 22:08:24 -0500

Well here we are Starting a New Month. I hope More of you join Gabby and myself here posting how you also are doing. We would welcome all that want to post here to give all of us more motivation and encouragement to beat our Diabetes. We can ask Eachother Questions, we can comment on how each other is doing and also give suggestions that might help us all. I hope to hear from alot of others here this month. Thankyou for joining us here and also thankyou for all of the support and help you give each and everyone of us here.
Your Friend Always;

79 replies

Edie 2008-12-01 18:52:19 -0600 Report

Exercise and Diet December 08 is under Other this time. I am trying something new for us. I hope all like it and I hope it helps us as much as the 3 before it. I am going to do it by the month from now on and keep it under Other from now on. I hope we have more posts and let me know what you think of it All.

Edie 2008-11-29 20:37:02 -0600 Report

Sorry I have not been on as much as I had been. I have had alot of Family problems to take care of in the last month to last me for the next 5 years. LOL
I have got my BG's for this time I have missed and they are not all good. From the 16th on they have been high again. And bouncing all around. I hope that in the next 2 weeks I can get back to a normal routine.
We didn't have the Reg. Thanksgiving Dinner this year no kids at home that day so I fixed us Spaghetti and sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls for supper. We also had Taco Salad that was from supper the day before.
Today I had a very quiet day and tomorrow will be another one I hope.
On Mon. I will get boxes to finish the packing for my family and then Gerry will carry them to the truck to put into storage. I hope we finish up on Tues. early so that I can get back to my quilting. It is the only pleasure I have now a days. I have not got to visit with any of my Grandchildren in over 2 weeks to say we spent time together.When I think of them I start crying all over again. I hope this also passes.

Well I'll close for now and get back on track this next week. See yas tomorrow nite I hope. I'll be here about 8 pm.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-11-23 07:59:53 -0600 Report

I am getting behinder and behinder...Here is Nov 22 info. You think I might actually make it tonight with current stuff? LOL!!

Walking: 1.68 mile (5919 steps)
Calories burned: 342
Water: 80 oz

After Exercise: 196
Before Beakfast: 175
Breakfast: Low carb ham wraps with cheese, broccoli, aloe vera, vinegar, agave, water
Lunch: Salad with nuts and dressing, tangerine, water
Snack: sunflower seeds, ginger snaps
Before dinner: 168
Dinner: Egg casserole (egg beaters) bean salad, peas, texas toast, water
Binge (oh, I mean snack!): icecream and cheerios...lots of cheerios.

I got really depressed in the evening with another letter from the mortgage comany...sheesh. I went off the deep end, sorry guys.

GabbyPA 2008-11-22 12:10:08 -0600 Report

My computer was being tempermental last night, so here are my stats for Nov 21

Walking: 40 min
Calories burner (with other activities) 875
Water: 48 oz

Before Breakfast: 196
Breakfast: pasta with meat sauce, aloe vera, vinegar, stevia, water
Lunch: salad with chili from Wendy's
Snack: Pistachios
Before Dinner: 165
Dinner: Chicken Salad bake, steamed broccoli, salad with apples and dressing, unsweet tea
Snack: vanilla icecream

Been working on christmas letter and getting things all ready for the holidays. Hope you all are having a great week.

GabbyPA 2008-11-20 20:24:33 -0600 Report

Today was cold by Florida standards and I had that carb attack...sorry guys.

Walking: 30 minutes
Calories burned: 288
Water: 64 oz

Before Exercise: 206
Breakfast: sauteed veggies, aloe vera, vinegar, honey, water
Snack: mini glucerna bar
Lunch: spaghetti with meat sauce
Before Dinner: 197
Dinner: Chicken Low carb wraps, celery with peanut butter, unsweet tea, water
Snack: Icecream

Short and sweet...litteraly. My PCF all said and done was not too off, but it was a high carb day for me. More hot tea tomorrow.

GabbyPA 2008-11-19 07:26:49 -0600 Report

I got really side tracked the last couple of days. Here are the last few days for me, sorry I bunched them in.

November 17
Walking: 45 min
Calories Burned: 342
Water intake: 40 oz (not good)

After Exercise: 201
Before Breakfast: 203
Breakfast: sauteed veggies, walnuts, agave, aloe vera, camomile tea, water
1 hour after: 224 (+21)
Snack: LC turkey wrap with sprouts
Lunch: salad with dressing, triscuits, tuna ball, water with lime
Before Dinner: 158 (good to see that again!)
Dinner: ham chowder, green beans, unsweet tea

November 18

Walking: 30 min
Calories Burned: 228
Water intake: 56 oz (I can tell it's cold outside, drinking more flavored things like coffee and hot tea)

Before Exercise: 192
After Exercise: 196
Breakfast: Ham chowder, salad with dressing, walnuts, coffee with creamer, stevia
Lunch: Beef soup, salad with dressing, water with lime
Snack: sunflower seeds
Before Dinner: 151 (Thank goodness...can we keep it this way?)
Dinner: Taco salad no shell, unsweet tea
Snack: coffee icecream, cereal topping

Edie 2008-11-20 14:13:53 -0600 Report

Where do you find what the calories you burn are from the exercises you do and how can you get the true count at the end of the day. I'm only getting from walking and I know that sewing, cooking, cleaning and laundry all burn caloories but I don't know how much they do burn, can you help me find a web site to get this information.
Thankyou Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-11-20 16:07:53 -0600 Report

I use www.livestrong.com for logging my food, getting my PCF ratio, and my calorie burning for what I do. My ped has been an on and off thing, so I am back to minutes for now. It calculates based on your weight and what you do. I burn more because I weigh more than you do. But it gives 100's of activities that you can just punch in your time, and it does the rest.

Edie 2008-11-29 20:27:25 -0600 Report

Thankyou for the info Gabby. I will use it. I have not been feeling very well lately and with all the stress I have had thrown at me in the last 3 weeks I'm sorry I haven't been on here as much as I was. I have to finish packing out the Trailer for Ann and the kids. Her ex and his now wife have been trying to steel the kids again and now she is finally listening to me. She has packed the car and left with the babies. I know they are safe I talked to her yesterday and to a very close old Friend of mine that I grew up with and her and the kids are now settleing in fine. I will put all of their belongings into storage and then take to them in a few months.

Edie 2008-11-18 20:53:57 -0600 Report

Fri. the 14th. I checked my sugar once and that was before Breakfast. 114 I had a bowl of cereal and went running the roads with Sue and Toni. It was my last full day there and wanted to spend it with both of my sisters. Had a blast. Never knew where I was till I was almost back to Stormy's. LOL I ate a bowl of ramon noodle soup for lunch and then I had hot dogs and fries for supper then went to bed by 7:30 was back up at 10 to go get Gerry from the Bar he was spending one evening with his friends and only took $20.00 with him. I picked him up and was back in bed as soon as we got back to the house. I slept till almost 5:30 am and BG was 190 That morning. I had everything packed and put it in the back of the Truck so no more checking till I got home and got up the next day to unpack the truck. My BG on Sun. was 255 before lunch and 293 2 1/2 hours after. I ate 2 slices of toast before we left and then when we stoped for gas I got us Burger King I had Fish and fries with my 2Lt. jug of Diet Pepsi.
When we got home I ate 3 pieces of Bread Sticks and 2 Large pieces of Pizza both were good and then I went to bed. Got to bed at 1:30 am and was back up at 9:30 I ate 2 more pieces of pizza for breakfast and then I fixed chops and pasta with sauce for supper with peas.
On Mon. the 17th My BG was 210before Breakfast and I had 2 slices of toast and then hauled the blazer into the repair shop and dropped off the tow dolly to Uhaul. My BG before Dinner was 214 I fixed meatloaf and fried potatoes with onions and green beans. was in bed by 7:30 not feeling to hot. Got back up at 4:45 got bill off to work this morning and then I went back to sleep on the Couch with the Tv going.
My BG for this morning was 189 before Breakfast Had a bowl of cereal with splenda and then I was watching my youngest Granddaughter she was a hand full all she wanted to do was cry, to be held. At Lunch time BG was 173 coming down. I had left overs from lastnight dinner and then I fixed Chilimac for dinner tonight BG before dinner was 306 and 2 hours after it was 78 That was really strange but not crying about it. Will be back on tomorrow will be babysitting again tomorrow Morning. So talk to ya all tomorrow night. I will answer all messages in In box then.
Till then your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-11-16 21:12:17 -0600 Report

OUCH! I am a pin cushion today. I conducted an experiment starting with a pomegranate and it grew into an all day test-othon. Hmmm, I am kind of confused now on when is my best time to check my levels.

Walking: 40 min .61 mile (2152 steps, THANKS JOHN!!)
Calories burned: 304
Water: 64 oz

Ok...here goes!
After exercise: 203
Before Breakfast: 219 (darn it!)
Breakfast: pomegranate
30 min: 235 (+16)
60 min: 248 (+29)
90 min: 226 (+7)
Mid Breakfast: Gumbo veggies, beef, coffee with creamer
30 min: 232 (+6)
60 min: 275 (+49 YIKES! Must be the blackeye peas)
90 min: 254 (+22)
Lunch: salad with dressing, tuna ball, triscuits, walnuts, camomile tea, mango and acacia tea
30 min: 177 (-77)
60 min: 175 (-79)
90 min: 199 (-55)
120 min: 243 (-11) Hmmmm weird
Before Dinner: 173
Dinner: Talapia, sauteed veggies, salad with dressing, unsweet tea
30 min: 191 (+18)
60 min: 214 (+41)
90 min: 198 (+25)
120 min: 188 (+15)
Snack: coffee icecream, sunflower seeds, water
Before Bed: 203 (full circle, right back where I started...how odd)

So, what I learned is that I don't always peak at 2 hours, it seems that 1 hour is where I tend to peak...hmmm. I will have to change some of my testing times.

I also learned to appreicate all of you who have to test so many times a day. Today I checked my levels a total of 17 times...I ran out of fingers that were willing to participate! LOL

GabbyPA 2008-11-16 11:41:01 -0600 Report

I forgot to post yesterday, so here is November 15th information.

Walking: 15 min
House Cleaning: 30 min
Moving: 10 min
Calories burned: 444
Water: 72 oz

After Walking: 198
Before Breakfast: 212
Breakfast: sauteed veggies, aloe vera, honey, vinegar, water
Snack: apple
Lunch: salad with dressing, triscuits, tuna ball, water with lime
Snack: pistachios
Before Dinner: 182
Dinner: Short ribs, gumbo veggies (got my okra!!)
2 Hour after: 217 (+35)
Snack: coffee icecream

GabbyPA 2008-11-14 19:44:01 -0600 Report

World Diabetes Day!! Something I will be involved in next year. The lack of any awareness here of the day really made me sad. I even told other diabetics and they had no clue...I must step up and get the word out.

Walking: 45 min
Grocery Shopping: 90 min
Calories burned: 1091
Water: 72 oz

Before Breakfast: 218
Breakfast: sauteed veggies, aloe vera, agave, vinegar, water
Lunch: Salad with beans and dressing, dill pickles, triscuits, cheese and salsa dip. water with lime
Before Dinner: 188
Dinner: whole wheat noodles, spicy pot roast, seared green beans, water
Snack: coffee ice cream

We watched the shuttle lift off. Down here that is the entertainment about town. It still gives me goose bumps to watch it. I miss living in Melbourne where we could sit in our front yard and watch it, hear it and feel it lift off.

Edie 2008-11-14 13:52:20 -0600 Report

Here is for Wed. the 12 thru yesterday.
Ok steps:3993
Breakfast: Cheese Toast (slice of cheese on toast) had 2 of them melted
Lunch was Bologna Sandwich with mayo
Supper was Pizza 2 slices of Mexican and 2 slices of Supreme
Drinks were 2/ 12oz.cups of Diet Pepsi thru the day and a 32oz mug of Diet Pepsi thru the night I put on the bedside table.
BG Level only checked once and forgot to take my meds for Wed. foundout that when I took meds for yesterday. BG was taken at 7:01pm and it was 230 I took all 3 Insulins at that time.
I was running Sue and Ken to their Eye Doctors in 2 Different Offices accross town from each other in Montgomery.

Now for the 13th. Thursday
I was in bed by 8pm my time in Indiana. that is the time I am Keeping on my counter and Meter also time on Stormy's clock in her bedroom also following that for bedtimes and getting up time. Otherwise the real time here is one hour earlier.LOL
ok up at 4:30a.m. I slept real good in Stormy's bed. She is out driving accross the US for Snyder Trucking. BG at 4:48 was 168 I took 6units of Humalog and 5mcg.of Byetta 2 shots. I will keep this log book with my meter to record everything I eat and each activity I do, don't know how many calories I'll burn with each activity I dodo but will find out after I get home and then post it at that time under edit this post. @12:53pm BG was 118 and am eatting a dish of chicken stroganoff on my way to Sue's house with Toni to ride to their job for a Inservice meeting before getting paid. I wrote down both my Cajun Chicken and Taco Salad Recipes for them both on seperate sheets of paper one on each side of paper. We went to a Chinese place for a late lunch in Pratville I had alittle of everything except dessert. Chicken,vegies,2 pork egg rolls,fried rice and such. We went to Publix Supermarket and walked thru 2/3 of the store with them. Then they took me back to stormy's. At 7:53pm BG was 228 took all 3 Insulins again tonite and ate a late supper at 8:30 had 2 hotdogs on bread and 2 hotdogs alone. Went to bed at 9:30

GabbyPA 2008-11-13 20:51:42 -0600 Report

I am beat today. Working in my morning exercise means early hours...the dogs are all too happy to wake me up at 4:45 AM. Now I am keeping Edies hours. LOL

Walking/calastetics: 40 min
Calories Burned: 305
Water: 72 oz

After Exercise: 205
Before Breakfast: 230 (why is it going up?)
Breakfast: sauteed veggies, fetta cheese, agave, aloe, vinegar, water
Snack: Celery with peanutbutter
Lunch: salad with dressing, fetta cheese, apple, water
Before diner: 160 (finally!! sheesh)
Dinner: Chicken Breast, salad, greenbean caserole, unsweet tea, red wind
2 Hours After: 247 (WHAT!)
Snack: icecream, water

I don't know why my numbers are so out of wack. It was a good day...not too much stress, no big deadlines...hmmmm

Edie 2008-11-14 13:22:51 -0600 Report

Gabby have you checked your meter lately it might be off. check with your meter control solution and call the manufactuor for it to see if something is wrong with it. I did and found out it needed to have the mositure dried out of mine. Had not dropped it or had blood in it was just mositure from being near the dishwasher while running. LOL now stays on the back of counter away from dishwasher or on kitchen table across the room.
Hope this helps you find out what might be wrong.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-11-14 19:36:58 -0600 Report

the humidity has gone thru the roof these past few days. Our cold front is long gone and summer revisited. We had a day of 89 degrees! sweat, drip, wipe....LOL. Perhaps that is it. I also started chaning my lancet only once a week, so maybe that is it too. It sucks when you run out of supplies and try to economize. I am getting some free ones soon, so I will go back to chaning every day and see if that helps.

GabbyPA 2008-11-12 21:29:05 -0600 Report

Today was a weird day. Salads and salads and salads and I still got really close to eating up all my calories....darn nuts! LOL

Walking: 45 min
Calories Burned: 342
Water: 64 oz

After exercise: 205
Before Breakfast: 224 (go figure!)
Breakfast: salad with dressing and beans, aloe vera, vinegar, stevia
Lunch: Salad with dressing and beans, triscuits, laughing cow cheese wedges, water
Before Dinner: 186
Dinner: Beef Roast, sauteed broccoli, salad with dressing, unsweet tea, horseradish
Snack: icecream (too much I'm afraid)with walnuts, sunflower seeds

GabbyPA 2008-11-11 21:33:00 -0600 Report

I feel good...getting back on track. Whew! I like it so much better.

Walking: 45 min
Calories Burned: 342
Water intake: 68oz

After Exercise: 206
Before Breakfast: 171
Breakfast: Progresso soup, aloe vera, agave, vinegar, water
Lunch: Salad with carabean chicken salad topping, apple, water
Before Dinner: 178
Dinner: chef salad with dressing, raw cauliflower, veggie dip, red wine, water
2 Hours after: 209 (+31)
Snack: turkey wrap, walnuts

John is sending me a pedometer to replace mine that took a dump. I will get to share more info once I have that attached to my hip again...I miss my "side" kick. LOL

Edie 2008-11-12 07:18:19 -0600 Report

Mine gave me more correct numbers when on my ankle but forgot to bring the strap with me. this thing keeps falling off of my waist. Will have to write more later have to take Sue for follow up from eye surgery yesterday at 8:30 this morning. She says we need to pull out in 10 mins. I still have to put on my shoes and socks.

your doing a great job. Keep it up. did you notice that my numbers have been low since getting here. LOL May not go home, right I'm heading there on Sat.

caspersmama 2008-11-12 12:52:32 -0600 Report

You are still like me. This morning I had tomato soup with Asiago cheese croutons for breakfast. everyone else had bagels. I just find lunch and dinner meals are lower in carbs than regular breakfast foods. sometimes I have brussels sprouts. Keep up the good work.

GabbyPA 2008-11-12 14:45:33 -0600 Report

Yeah, I have a hate hate relationship with cereal. It hates me and I hate it LOL!! Like today, I had a salad for breakfast. I just can't eat a traditional breakfast, and I didn't feel like cooking veggies this morning. I posted an article on egss, and though they are okay to eat...we can't eat them every day. So I move to veggies...they are my best friends.

Edie 2008-11-11 18:14:26 -0600 Report

Here is my check in for Nov. 8th thru the 10th. I have been a very bad girl down here after you read what I have been or not been eatting then yell at me.
I'm going to start with all BG numbers and times
8th @8:30 am 77; @6:10 pm 130; @8:59pm 113
9th 8:44am 111; 11:27pm 193
10th 7:47pm 179
11th 7:25am 80; 278
now walking numbers
8th steps:5939
miles: 2.437
Calories: 160.3
9th- now 5:51pm on the 11th.

Like I said I have been bad for Breakfast on the 8th I had Oatmeal with a pat of butter and 1pk. of splenda lunch was 1 bag of shromp flavor ramon noodle soup. Supper was Hamburger Helper beel stroganoff with a cup of diet pepsi ran out of my C.F.diet pepsi yesterday. the 9th I burnt the bacon and scrambled eggs so I took 3 bites of them and ate my bowl of cereal with milk and no sugar had left my splenda at Sue's. LOL and 2 slices of wheat toast. then we headed for Georgia and I had 2 doughnuts and a bottle of milk and a Coldcut combo with all of the Vegies at Subway with oil and vinegar and 5 triangles of cheese on the sandwich.
Yesterday I had a bowl of cereal with 1/2 cup low fat milk and one slice of wheat toast. Then I came over to sue's and helped her clean out her closet in her office Toni was here to help also. I had a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and speghetti for supper, with a glass of Diet Pepsi.
then today I had a bowl of cereal and went to the eye surgery with Sue then for lunch I fixed bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich and a cup of diet cola. Haven't had supper yet and don't know what I am fixing yet. will post it later.
Your Friend Always;

BethP 2008-11-12 00:00:15 -0600 Report

No yelling from here. Your honesty is very helpful! Where in Georgia were you? I live in Marietta GA.


GabbyPA 2008-11-12 07:05:32 -0600 Report

Wow Edie,
Did you do a marathon on the 9th? That is a lot of miles, good job!

Edie 2008-11-12 07:14:43 -0600 Report

No that was for more than one day.I forgot to write it down and then when posting last nite I realized my mistake that is the reason for how I posted. LOL
Will do better today, I promise.

I first went to Riverdale and met Sparky's mom and then went to Augusta and met Coolgrandma. It made for a long day beleive me.
Your Friend Always;

vgarrison 2008-11-10 01:16:21 -0600 Report

Ok all I'm back…been a really difficult couple of days. My father-in-law passed away Friday night. He lived with us, and the hard part is that my hubby was the one to find him.

With that being said, my numbers have been really low for me the last couple of days, mainly because I know I'm not eating…I have to physically force food down myself…then spend the next 30 minutes trying to keep it there.

Also haven't been walking my usual 2 miles the last couple of days, but will resume again tomorrow…

Blessed Be

GabbyPA 2008-11-10 07:21:12 -0600 Report

Hey Vicki,
Stuff like that is what makes life, and you can deal with things as they come. What a horrible thing to find, much less have to deal with so close to holidays. That is the hardest part, and it isn't over yet. Hang in there, we will encourage you in anyway we can.

vgarrison 2008-11-10 11:32:16 -0600 Report


Thanks so much!


Edie 2008-11-11 17:43:18 -0600 Report

Just take one dayat a time and it gets easier. My husband called and let me know they finally got his mom's marker on her grave last Friday. Was glad to hear it finally made it there one month after being paid off. will let the rest of family know as soon as he can he says.
Vicki just eat when you feel you can otherwise just drink fluids to keep your self hydrated atleast if it makes you sick to eat. That is how I made it last year from March 18 thru June 9 after 3 deaths and emptying a 4 story house for my best Friends family after she died out in Utah her house was in Peru, Indiana.
I went to my Sister Sue's Eye Surgery with her today and she is sleeping at this time and so is her husband while watching tv LOL I got back to her home town from Mountgomery with out getting lost. LOL Had a back seat Driver by the name of Toni telling me how to get back there. Both Sisters worked lastnite so Toni slept while I was inside with Sue and then I drove back.
Your Friend Always;

vgarrison 2008-11-11 20:30:23 -0600 Report

Edie glad to hear your doing ok. Isnt driving fun??? Remember how much we all looked foward to getting our first license?? Now look at all of us…lol


BethP 2008-11-12 00:06:20 -0600 Report

Vicki and Edie…so sorry for your losses. I lost my Mom May 25th of this year…she battled cancer for almost 5 years. I was with her when she passed away. At the time, it felt peaceful. Lateley, I've just felt sad. I promised her I would take better care of myself. Sometimes wish I hadn't promised! :)

Vicki…I am sending you and your family light and strength during this time. I admire you for reaching out…


vgarrison 2008-11-12 19:28:57 -0600 Report


Thank you so much…I can use all the strength I can get right now. I am more worried about my hubby than anything else…he isnt really reacting to this yet, and I'm afraid it will hit him hard and I'm just not sure when…


BethP 2008-11-14 11:44:51 -0600 Report


I'm sure you know, everyone reacts differently to loss. When my Mom passed away, my daughter showed her emotions outward and was so upset that my son did not. I explained to her (and reminded myself) that just because its not shown outwardly, does not mean he isnt sad or affected by the loss. My brother was also very quiet..and did not show much emotion. It was a great lesson in seeing that we all responded in different ways..and that was ok.

Sounds like you are there for your husband, and allowing him to deal with his loss in his own way. What a gift


vgarrison 2008-11-14 14:40:22 -0600 Report


Thank you for reminding me…I do sometimes forget that not everyone wears their emotions on their sleaves like I do.


Edie 2008-11-14 15:20:58 -0600 Report

My husband Bill didn't show his feelings as much as some did and our son Billy went to pieces he couldn't even carry her to her grave as he said he wanted and showed his butt when he was passed over for others to do it. Our son Gerry helped carry her there, but he said he promised his grandma he would do it. She had her 2 son's 3 grandson's and 3 grandson-in-laws all carry her. Her Son's Bill Mitchell and Raymond Mitchell
;(grandson's)Gerry Mitchell,Jerry Gates, & Charles Gates and then my daughter Ann King's Ex-Husband Mike, Sarah's husband, and Becky's Ex-Husband can't remember Bill's Sister Debbie's girls last names or the guys names.LOL

GabbyPA 2008-11-09 22:30:32 -0600 Report

Ok, I am back in the game! John said he was going to kick my butt, and I know he can do it! LOL Enough feeling sorry for myself, and giving into frustrations. I have to get my game back on. You guys have helped me so much, now it's my turn to return the favor...

Walking: No ped still and today was a lazy day
Water: 64oz

Before breakfast: 227
Breakfast: sauteed vegies, camomile tea, stevia, water
Lunch: Chicken wings, mac and cheese, salsa, water
Before Dinner: 191
Dinner: Tilapia, salad with dressing, steamed cauliflower, unsweet tea, water
Snack: sunflower seeds and lindt chocolate

There I am with my bad self...thanks for your patience with me. I will be doing better. I got too much to loose if I don't!

tinafrosty 2008-11-09 18:59:29 -0600 Report

What are your suggestions on how to stay away from chocolate until I can be better disciplined on portion control and better management of my sugar intake?

morris.js 2008-11-09 19:15:25 -0600 Report

Hey all, I sent tinafrosty here to get your help and support as I know you will help her out like you've always helped me… :) Thank you for taking her under your wing so to speak…LOL

And Gabby, Don't make me drive all that way to Florida to give you that "kick in the butt" to get you back on track. I've got enough to deal with myself to take the time to do it, but you know I will if I have to…:) Yes, I'm still tracking how all of you are doing…hee hee
Love ya all!!! ((((HUGS))))

BethP 2008-11-09 19:58:55 -0600 Report

Hi all

I just discovered this board. I am in such need of this structure and accountability. I've shared with John how I am not doing what I need to do to manage my blood sugars. I also dont like giving a "bad" report. Must be the accountant in me! Hate to give bad news!

YOu guys are so honest and supportive of each other. I'd like to join in as well. The tough part for me (and I'm sure others) is that I "know" in my head what I "should" be doing, yet I resist doing what is good for me! What's up with that? So…am ready to jump in, of course…starting Monday! :)


2008-11-09 21:04:23 -0600 Report

Hi Tinafrosty,
First of all while you are learning to control portion size, don't buy it, don't have it in the house or at work. That way if you want chocolate you need to make a conscious effort to buy it. That's what I did, wouldn't allow it in the house at first, now I can keep it around and just have a piece of dark chocolate from time to time. You'll get there

GabbyPA 2008-11-09 22:24:12 -0600 Report

Yep, I use Lindt dark chocolate 85% Cocoa. It takes a little getting used to, but have the bar is a serving and it is only 8g of carbs...it is not sweet like milk chocolate, but I find 1/4 serving usually does great for me.

caspersmama 2008-11-10 11:12:39 -0600 Report

Actually I did not give up chocolate. I switched to dark chocolate. I allow myself a couple of squares at times. But the more control I got the less I had the craving for it. So I go days with out it now. Plus the sugar free chocolate puddings from Jello are excellent and very tasty.

Edie 2008-11-07 19:44:04 -0600 Report

Here is yesterdays;
Before Breakfast BG was 141 took 4units of Humalog and had a choc. and carmel pudding cup with a lunch meat sandwich. Lg. glass of water. I think it was a 24oz. one.
before lunch 179 took 6units of Humalog and had ramon noodle soup for lunch with 6 snack crackers roasted veg. kind.then I had supper with my sister Sue and Ken we fixed chicken strogonoff over mac. BG at bedtime was 126 took 2units of Humalog and 80units of Lantus no snack this night.
My numbers are as follows:

Now for todays;
before Breakfast BG was 95 had 5mcg. Byetta, had a small bowl of cold cereal and 1/2cup of low fat milk no sweetner as I forgot it at my sisters. after Breakfast BG was 114 Before Supper BG was 164 took 6 units of Humalog and my 5mcg. of Byetta I had ramon noodle soup and a brotworst for supper. also had my c.f.diet pepsi. and I had one graham cracker for snack. Will post more when I can.
Numbers for today are as follows;
Was in the truck alot today and didn't do alot of walking. Tomorrown will be better as I will be helping Sue sort out boxes and getting her home righted so that she can keep up after I leave. She has been in poor health also. Worst than Me I beleive as she has to have someone to drive her everywhere now and can't see to do her paperwork at work for her charting. So her and Our sister Toni work as a team and toni does all of the charting. Not good for Sue. She said that it is like a veil has been pulled over everything to her for awhile now. Didn't want me to worry about her with my medical problems I have been having. That is why she has not joined us here. Can't read the screen to do much of anything.
Well I'll close for tonight.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-11-07 07:18:40 -0600 Report

I apologize, but I am just having a really bad bout. I can't seem to get my stuff together. I am eating the same kinds of things, but my exercise has dropped and my numbers are climbing. I am so frustrated, I ate a doughnut today. Grrrr!! I need a kick in the butt, big time!

Edie 2008-11-07 19:16:46 -0600 Report

Ok Gabby;
Now that you have given yourself that kick lets forget the hard time and get back on track. We all have bad days. You seen mine while traveling, so what now not traveling going to start over and get back on track.
I found myself 2 new Quilting books while here in Alabama and a new Sue Henry book to read also then send to my Daughter in Alaska. I called Mary today and told her I got a new one and as soon as I read it and get home I will send up to her to add to the Collection. She is collecting Sue Henry Books and as I read them that I buy I sned to her. While visiting 2 years ago I read the ones she had at the time and decided to get all of them and read them. I had 5 gotten and read them when she came down for her Grandmas Funeral she took them back with her. I think there was five. I had them packed in a box to ship with some other things to her and she shipped them to herself along with my newer slow cooker it was to big for Bill and myself so we gave to her and kept his moms for us. LOL

I am enjoying my trip down here the weather is great and it is very beautiful in this area but I am still going to go back home and injoy it more than I have been as all I am going to be doing down here for the next week is cleaning to help my sisters as much as my health will let me.
Your Friend Always;

Edie 2008-11-05 10:18:06 -0600 Report

Here is everything for Oct.4,2008
I got up at 4:00 BG was107 took Byetta 5mcg. and ate 3 Breakfast Burritos on the road also snacked on grapes, snack crackers,pickle bologna,pringles potato chips,and had 2 lunch meat sandwiches during the 10 hour trip, and 2 Liters of Caffine free diet pepsi to drink just finished the pepsi this morning with my meds.for today.
Other BG levels for yesterday were
@7:26 214 and @2:06 331 I forgot to check the rest of the day.
Supper I had Spanish rice at Sue's house. haven't had that in a long time was very good and only had one dish of it.
My sterps for the day while riding and after I got here are as follows:
steps 5252
Miles: 2.155
calories burned:141.8
I layed down at 7:30 and didn't get up till this morning. Slept thru the night.
Next time I will stay up till I take the last shot for the day. Don't want to sleep thru the last check and shot. But my BG this morning at 9:31 was124. I got up at 5:40 and called bill we talk 3x a day and I'm not changing our rutine. I miss him and will be glad when this 2weeks are done.
Your Friend Always;

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Starfire - 23364 2008-11-04 09:02:17 -0600 Report

Up at 5am took BG and it was 110 took meds had a cup of coffee with sweet&low plus creamer. Breakfast was 2 pcs. 7 grain toast with 2 pats of butter, and 2 teaspoons of apple jam .10:00 had a scambled egg (only) with a cup of water. Mondays readings were 9:00am BG 84, 1 hour after lunch it was 223, had KFC 2 pc.dark chichen and slaw with glass of sweet tea. before supper BG was 221 took meds late after supper at 8 PM BG was 166. took meds I was late taking them, 10:pm took 100ccs of lantus. On Sunday Bg was 94 @8AM Lunch 1 hour after BG was 194. Sunday was a lazy day husband sick forgot to log before & after Supper *pm took meds 10:00pm 100ccs of lantus. I think I'm doing better just got to get in the habit of loging everything and taking pills on time. Have a great Day Love to all. Dina is calling she ready for her nap she was up at 5 am with me this morning Later

GabbyPA 2008-11-04 06:19:47 -0600 Report

Election day is upon us. I hope my stressing will go away. My numbers have been so bad lately.

These are for Nov 3:
Walking: 30 min (my pedometer is DOA)
Calories burned: 206
Water: 48oz

After exercise: 233 (Good Grief!!)
Before Breakfast: 215
Breakfast: egss with sauteed veggies, alo vera, agave, vinegar, water, camomile tea
Snack: gala apple
Lunch: Salad with dressing, hamburger with bun, trail mix, water
Before Dinner: 172
Dinner: tilapia, salad with dressing, steamed broccoli, unsweet tea, pomegranet seeds.
2 Hours after dinner: 220
Snack: (more like a raid on the kitchen, sorry guys) trail mix, chef boyardee raviolis, water

Have a great trip Edie! We hope to see some great pics when you get back. Tell Bill to be good.

Edie 2008-11-03 20:01:21 -0600 Report

Here are my numbers for today.
Before Breakfast @4:41am 194 I had 2 egg rolls and 8oz.water when I took my morning Meds.
Morning snack 1 graham cracker 4oz. Diet Pepsi
Lunch was I can't remember eating lunch so I must have forgot. I was baking cookies and Brownies for Bill for while I'm gone. I had one cookie to see how they turned out. I used Splenda in my baking so I was able to eat them too. Bill don't know I didn't use reg. sugar.LOL @2:58 185
@5:40pm 166 I took my Byetta and nothing else. We had spaghetti for supper and I drank 16oz. of my Diet Pepsi. @8:46pm 123 I just got done takeing my shots Lantus 80units and 2units of Humalog. Not going to eat a bedtime snack tonight as I want to get to bed early so I can pull out when Bill leaves for Work. I asked CCS to ship my Lantus order to my sisters in Alabama so as not to have to wait any longer.
Will post my trip down tomorrow nite after I get in. Don't know how long it will take me to get there. Have never been to AL before.
Now for my walking Steps:7050
Calories burned:190.4
That is it for tonite. Will talk more tomorrow nite.
Your Friend Always;

vgarrison 2008-11-03 11:09:25 -0600 Report

I was able to get some more test strips so I am back to testing regularly…yippee (never thought I would jump up and down at the thought of poking my finger more often..LOL)

Yesterday morning BG level…119
Before Lunch 92
After Dinner 112
Before Bed 128 (had a peice of Lesley's Halloween Candy)

This am so far it was 98

I am so glad!!! I don't know if I was supposed to or not, but I uped my own dosage of Lantus from 30 at bedtime to 40. I fired my last doctor for being incompetant, but do not see my new doctor until Nov. 11th. I will tell him then what I did with the Lantus.

Good day to you all.

Edie 2008-11-03 14:18:41 -0600 Report

If it drops to much overnite then go back to your old dosage. But be careful changing without a Drs. Ok. My BG droped so fast following a specialist that I asked my family Dr. if he would take back over my Sugar aswell now I'm on the right track. My BG this morning was 194 been without Lantus for 2 days. Will ask Doc if I can get one vial from his office so as not to be off tolong.

caspersmama 2008-11-03 15:22:52 -0600 Report

I go to the same doctor for everything. diabetes, back, pain, female. everything. I have had to do that about asking for a vial to get to the next payday. The doctors office was very accomadating because they would rather you have it than do without.

Edie 2008-11-03 19:42:57 -0600 Report

Bill picked it up on his way home. Doc said to have a safe trip, and call him when I get back home. If still having problems with CCS Medical when I get home will change companies and get my meds closer to home like I use to.

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Starfire - 23364 2008-11-03 06:46:53 -0600 Report

Thats a good idea My bg this morning was 84 I have a new Doctor and he warn me about my A1C mine is at the moment is 10.4 way to high so he has me keeping a log of everything I eat and the times also I am testing more. Since I have been keeping tract of the food my week-end bg was with-in range. I guess that I was in denile of having diabetes and how dangerest it is. Well I'm wide awake now. I have to be around to see my Dina grow up and have a good furture. Shes my heart, and shes my motavation. I'll keep you all posted hope to see my A1c come down soon. Starfire

vgarrison 2008-11-03 11:03:51 -0600 Report


I am so glad you were able to open your eyes. Yes that beautiful little girl is deffinetly worth staying around for. I have a 3 year old, and I use her for my motivation as well!!!…I want to see her graduate and become a mom…get married…(better be a great guy, cause daddy has the shot gun ready)…LOL…

Blessed Be

Edie 2008-11-03 06:37:26 -0600 Report

Good Morning all;
Here are my numbers for Sunday Nov. 2nd.
@6:25am BG 100 I ate a bowl of Special K with a half cup of milk and 2 slices of toast for lunch I fixed a chicken sandwich and baked fries with cream corn to drink I had a one liter bottle of Diet pepsi which I finally finished just before bed.
For supper I fixed homemade Egg Rolls
when I got done there was a total of 42 made. I put 6 on my plate and ate all but 2 at supper put in frig for this morning. I put the rest in sandwich bags for Bill to take to work for lunch 5 per bag. and had 2 left over so I ate those 2 with the 2 I had from last night that was breakfast this morning.
My Sugar was 172 @8:05 last night before bed time.
My other numbers are as follows:
Walking: Steps-7732 miles-3.172
Calories burned:208.7
Not to bad for yesterday but will do better today I hope. Talk to ya all later.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-11-02 07:32:33 -0600 Report

Hey everyone,
Glad to see the new post is started. Edie, are you going to be able to post while you are traveling? I really want to learn how you deal with traveling. I have done it a little and it has been hard to keep contorl of my levels when I do.

Hey Vicki,
Great job!! I am glad you are joining in with us. Post what you can, it helps everyone see what we can do, and sometimes what we can't LOL.

I apologize, I had a really bad day yesterday. My dad's birthday and today is my brother's. Both are gone and makes the one two punch kind of hard. I am feeling really out of control and have not been able to get a lot of the suplements that have been helping me. Numbers are up and emotions are down...bummer. I think once I get some things off my shoulders, I will back to my Pollyanna self...soon. I hope very soon! Feeling like this is crummy.

I will talk with you guys later, look forward to a great November!

Edie 2008-11-02 14:37:03 -0600 Report

Gabby when I went upto Alaska 2 years ago in March I had all Meds with me on the plane and took at reg. times. When I got to Alaska I stayed on my time zone for Med. reason so as not to throw myself into a tizzy. I am going to do it that way again while traveling by road. Will stay on my Med. Schudle and go day by day as they are only one hr. behind us I think they didn't have to drop back an hr. this morning so I might be on the same time as them now. I hope so that is.LOL My niece Stormy said I could stay at her house if I want to and she has a computer online there and her mom also is online and said I could stay intouch on her's also. I will be posting as usual and see how I do traveling this time as my BG Levels are down from last trip I took.
Your Friend Always;

Edie 2008-11-01 17:02:47 -0500 Report

Ok here are my numbers for today. Weight: 256.2 on my son's scale was 252 on Drs. scale on 10/24/08 in the am
Now for the rest of the day.
@7:52 76 @10:49 121 @5:44 173
Breakfast was a bowl of Chilimac.
Supper was cat fish and fried potatoes with mixed vegs.
Drinks: so far 64oz. water
24oz. Lemonade and 64oz orange juice and 4ox. Vodka That is it for today.
Walking: (steps) 5209 (miles) 2.137 and calories burned:140.6 No more drinking Vodka for the next month or so.
Your Friend Always;

vgarrison 2008-11-01 02:53:02 -0500 Report

First off, Edie you and Gabby are both big inspiration to myself. You two are truly very wonderful women.

Ok now on to me…I haven't been checking my sugars very much the last week or so, only because I don't have a Doctor's appt until the 11th of this month. It's a new doctor so I don't think he will prescribe anything for me until I see him. I am going to call in the am and find out. I only have about 10 strips left, and I want to save them for when I'm low and need to check.

I have on the other had been feeling wonderful the last week, and I am assuming my numbers are good. I have been checking randomly once a day and they have all been in the great range..no higher than 130 for me.

I did some baking the other day and used splenda in it, and it turned out quite well. First time I have used splenda to bake with.

I stepped on the scale yesterday as well..I only weight myself once a week on the same day at the same time. I have lost another 2 pounds this week!! That was the sound of me patting myself on the back. That brings my grand total now to about 47 lbs since the beginning of September.

Thanks for listening everyone, and I hope you all have a great day.

Blessed Be

Edie 2008-11-01 08:26:55 -0500 Report

Great job Vicki, keep up the good work. I also have to be careful for awhile I ran out of Lantus last nite and told CCS on Mon that I was running out on Fri. Have not gotten the new supply yet. Hope it shows up today as I have already called Sue and told her husband that unless I get it today I won't be leaving tomorrow morning heading their way. I need it everynight can't go without it. Numbers shut up thru the nite without it. So can't go without for 2 weeks. Will have lost all the ground I have gained. Will weight myself tonite about 6 and post everything at that time as we are going out for the nite. He wants to have some fun before I leave he says. LOL not leaving if no Lantus today. HaHa HaHa.
Your Friend Always;

vgarrison 2008-11-01 11:55:46 -0500 Report

Too bad you don't live closer Edie, I'd bring you some of mine. I never use the whole bottle before it expires. I take 40 units at bedtime. I just upped it from 30 and wow what a difference does that make. My numbers are better than ever (or I think they are)…LOL

Good luck on getting your hands on some Lantus before you leave!!

Blessed Be

Edie 2008-11-01 13:18:51 -0500 Report

I'm not going anywhere till it gets here I already called Sue and told her I'm waiting for the Lantus to get here then I'm on my way south. Take care Leigh and thanks for the offer.
Your Friend Always;

Deedy 2008-11-06 22:26:30 -0600 Report

Hi Vickie, I have not been paying attention to my weight, as all of my clothes appear to fit the same way. However, today I just found out that I am down to 258 lbs from 267 lbs. I know that 9 lbs is not a great victory for most of you, but for me, it's extremely encouraging.

Now to get the smoking and exercising to improve:)

GabbyPA 2008-11-07 07:16:41 -0600 Report

That is great! any weight gone is always good. 9 pounds is wonderful. It is always great when we can loose it without really trying hard...I love that weight loss best.

caspersmama 2008-11-07 08:52:06 -0600 Report

Since going off the insulin this week. I have dropped 4 pounds. To me that is huge. So any amount of weight loss is great. Lets all keep going

Edie 2008-11-07 19:07:50 -0600 Report

I have lost a total of 13 pounds now in the last 4 months. Even if I only lose one pound a month that is great to me as I have always had a hard time loseing any weight at all. This is just since the 10 of July. I will get the rest off by the end of 2010 one way or another. If not then I will give myself another good talking to and set a new date and keep doing this till I reach my goal of 150 pounds. When I get there then I will do my best to stay there for atleast one year then go to 135 pounds where they think I should be. LOL

Deedy 2008-11-09 15:22:57 -0600 Report

Well it's official, I am down 10 lbs. I now weigh 257 lbs.

Deedy 2008-11-18 22:50:21 -0600 Report

I haven't posted in a while or even visited this site, I've been busy. I just had to log on to inform everyone that I am now 252 lbs—down from 257—top weight @ 267. I haven't even started my program yet. I am definitely encouraged!

GabbyPA 2008-11-19 07:17:16 -0600 Report

You go! That is fantatic. Just imagine what you will be able to do once you start. How cool is that.

Deedy 2008-11-21 09:01:31 -0600 Report

Thanks for the wonderful words of encouragement you guys. I will keep everyone posted on my successes or failures.

Edie 2008-11-20 14:10:01 -0600 Report

Great Job Deedy you go girl. I am with you on getting down on the weight its a slow proccess and avery worth while goal to acheive.
I got my new scale from Avon its a Curves scale and it says I now weight 235.6 as of Tues. Morning. What do you want to weight? I am heading for 150 pounds first then I'll see from there.
Again good job. Post with us and let us encourage you on your way to where you want to be.

Deedy 2008-11-21 09:05:45 -0600 Report

I have lots of healthy eating type of websites stored-up on my personal Yahoo page. I also have medical info stored on that page. My goal is to have plenty of access to this type of information during my "life alteration". If you or anyone else could point me towards a website offering "free" information on YOGA I would appreciate this to all ends.

Deedy 2009-01-13 18:59:04 -0600 Report

To give everyone a little background… my top weight @ 6', was 267; slowly, but surely, I have been dropping weight. I am now down to 244lbs—still 6':)

I am so happy that my older clothes are fitting great. To add to all of that (as if that wasn't enough), I have not been taking my meds EVERY day, Twice a day (Metformin & Glimepiride) because my ranges have been good with out the meds—until I forget that I am diabetic.Even then my highest numbers were 167 & 153 after eating.

Don't worry, I am nobodies fool (not for long anyway:), I know that Type II Diabetes is much like being an alcoholic or addict: once a diabetic, always a diabetic.

This may just be a good period for me, so I am prepared to eat as if nothing has changed (Just in case it don't last).

I am very pleased. I am sooo used to eating better that when I don't I feel stupid, ya know. Besides, this whole healthy eating has benefited me (see weight loss)even though I still eat large portions.

My current goal is still killing me: I still smoke a pack & a 1/2 daily. I have had good spells where I only smoked 5 or 6 cigarettes per day, but for the most part, this is still a major problem for me. I won't give up on hope though.

Everybody Be Blessed!

Forever hopeful;


vgarrison 2008-11-16 13:00:04 -0600 Report


Oh I am so with you on the smoking and exercise…come to find out that the excersie tapes dont play themselves or magickally make me move…darn it..i was so hoping…and woman 9 pounds is a great thing!!!!! Don't compare with anyone else…you do your thing…and that is what is going to work for you…a friend of mine is a trainer and he tells all his clients not to get on a scale…just keep paying attention to how your clothes fit…thats the best inspiration…and he's right…because I am as big as I am…230…5 lbs is great, but doesn't feel like much to me, so if I go by how my clothes fit, then I don't get hard on myself…

Good Luck
Blessed Be

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