What's your New Year's resolution?

By KarmannGhiaChristy Latest Reply 2017-01-07 23:25:11 -0600
Started 2016-12-26 21:41:03 -0600

My new year's resolution is going back to a more responsible diet, more like Keto again. The last couple months I've done some cheating - I call it experimenting. I'm finding out that certain things don't affect me as much as they used to… like popcorn, which only raises my BG about 15-20 points. That seems weird, since it's a carb, and it comes from corn, which gives me more of a raise than the popcorn…go figure.
When "experimenting", I have noticed that even if I get a temporary rise in BG, within about 3-4 hours, I'm back in a safe range. So I'm assuming things are working better than they were during the first year.
I wish you all a very happy New Year!

12 replies

Pegsy 2016-12-27 20:10:25 -0600 Report

I don't normally make resolutions but this year I am making an exception. I've really been too hard on myself. So I've decided to lighten up in 2017. I'm only going to test once per day and stop stressing about it. I'm going back to exercising for the stress relief and fun of it and just enjoy the added health it brings. I'm going to take more bubble baths and read more books and take more trips and not feel so guilty when I can't follow the perfect diet every bite. It's OK to mess up once in a while. I'm living a lifestyle that works well toward good health. I don't plan on changing that. I just need to relax on the plan and enjoy its benefits.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2016-12-27 17:13:19 -0600 Report

I never make New Year's Resolutions. I make changes when the season's change as my diet and activity will also change. Works for me and I don't have to try to stick to something for an entire year and end up hating it.

Meredith B
Meredith B 2016-12-27 10:37:58 -0600 Report

I let go a little too much over the past few days with the holiday blitz (all the kids home, 30 for Christmas dinner). My resolution is to get back to more disciplined eating, lose the 20 pounds I regained, and keep up my exercise routine. The latter isn't too difficult because I like it and now have the hubby in the habit of going to exercise classes with me. Plus my classmates give me endless grief if I miss! My big challenge is on the eating and weight side, and if I don't get those securely under control, I lose the battle and probably the war. So the crap carbs leave the house today and onward I go!

Kittiebitty 2016-12-27 10:21:06 -0600 Report

My resolution is to do what I'm supposed to be doing. Testing, switching out my pump and CGM like I should. Tying to eat right. I have fallen off the bandwagon. . . . . It's like I'm in the denial stage now after finding out I'm type 1. First was anger, then depression and now it's denial. Anyone else do that?

sweetslover 2016-12-27 09:21:31 -0600 Report

My resolution—to have a more positive attitude and to concentrate more on the things I can still do and not what I used to be able to do.

BB42 2016-12-27 08:16:27 -0600 Report

Much the same. After a bout with the flu and pneumonia, my goal is to stay healthy and that means getting back to exercise and giving myself a bit more leeway concerning what I eat. You also have a healthy 2017

haoleboy 2016-12-26 22:26:14 -0600 Report

My "New Year" starts January 8th … the date of my stroke. My resolution is the same every year … make it to the next year. That entails doing anything and everything I can to make it to the next "New Year". Also to live the most meaningful, purposeful life I can, while getting as close as I can to an understanding of life.
So far, so good.