Looking for Motivation Advice

BeckyJ
By BeckyJ Latest Reply 2009-12-03 20:41:37 -0600
Started 2009-12-01 20:14:05 -0600

I have been a little lax over the last couple of weeks in controlling my diabetes and am now paying the price. It started when my computer went down and I had to wait to replace it. I used that as an excuse not to check my BG, Log, or even monitor what I was eating. Since I wasn't e-mailing the doctor like they wanted I just didn't keep track. Well as you know that is not a good combination. Most recently I was with my Mother in the ER waiting to find out what was happening with her health when I got dizzy and started to slide down the wall. The nurse nearby noticed my ID tag and had me test my sugar. Surprise…499. Not the highest I had ever had but at 5am still extremely high. They had me take a shot at were talking about putting me in the bed right beside her if I couldn't get control and call my doctor as soon as her office opened. Since then I have been trying to get back on track but for some reason it is harder now than when I was first diagnosed. I keep resisting taking my shots even though I know that I need them. I also haven't been sleeping well and know that is a problem. Does anyone else have this problem? How do I get back on track? I know what I should be doing but I just don't have the motivation right now. I HAVE to get this under control or I will end up back in the hospital or worse. I am a caregiver for my mom so that is NOT an option. Any ideas on how to kick my butt into gear? I know that coming here was a good first step because I always got wonderful advice…just needing a little bit more. Thanks in Advance…Becky


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BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-12-02 08:33:36 -0600 Report

Thanks guys. I am doin a little better. I got my sugars down to 178 fasting this morning so I'm heading closer to the right direction. Got out my log book and started writing everything down, even made an appt to see the Endo. Maybe just getting back on here and reading everyone elses stories helped or maybe I just got a little wake up call. Either way I am at least trying. Thanks for the encouraging words.

MarineMomX2
MarineMomX2 2009-12-02 09:16:15 -0600 Report

Good for you Becky! Stick with you and do it for yourself first and foremost. We all falter sometime, but were here for you!
Nelda

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-12-02 21:02:26 -0600 Report

HOORAY!!! HOORAY!!!!!! HOORAY. (That was three cheers for you and the progress you've made the best I could do in an post.)

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-12-03 16:50:02 -0600 Report

Was doin pretty well until this afternoon. Had to do some running around to prepare for the carpet installer who is coming tomorrow afternoon and forgot to take my shot after eating lunch…oops. When I finally rememberd to check my BG was 419! Had a little snack and took a small bolus, well I THOUGHT it was small but dropped down to 68, yipes. Just got it to level out at 101 and will definately be careful with dinner to make sure that doesn't happen again. This stuff is making me so tired but I HAVE to get back on track. Goin in on the 17th to get my A1C done and I KNOW that it's going to be bad. I just checked a while ago and realized that the last time I truly kept track of my carb ratio was the first week of November. Bad Bad Girl…lol. Oh well. Can only move forward from here. Thanks for the encouraging words.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-12-03 20:41:37 -0600 Report

Keep trying BeckyJ…as long as I know you are picking yourself up and getting back on the horse it makes it easier for me to do the same thing.

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-12-02 07:22:18 -0600 Report

Ok Becky, you've heard it all before and your hearing it again, you've got to get back on to track not only for yourself but for your mom too. She needs you and we need you to be the healthiest you can be. We are always here holding your hand all your friends here at diabetic connect. Anytime you want to talk or need us just do it, come onto the site and start to talk. We will be their for you just like your their for us to help you get through it all. This is a fantastic place to start and end up on. In my opinion you are worth helping, and taking your meds cause they help you where you cant help yourself. So go ahead get your rump back on track!! We all feel like you do from time to time, it'll be alright.

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-12-02 06:09:00 -0600 Report

OK, give yourself a good lecture (and listen) then put one foot in front of the other to get back on track. Treat yourself to non eating rewards when you really do well - a pedicure, new perfume, good books, new Christmas music - you get the idea. Try to stay positive for your mother so you will be a good helper for her but do not neglect yourself in the meantime. Let us know how you are doing.
Hugs, Betsie

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-12-01 22:44:57 -0600 Report

One step at a time, one meal at a time, one blood sugar at a time…and before you know it you will be back successfully managing your blood sugar and feeling good in order to enjoy your life and meet your responsibilities. I am rooting for you!!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-12-01 22:44:57 -0600 Report

One step at a time, one meal at a time, one blood sugar at a time…and before you know it you will be back successfully managing your blood sugar and feeling good in order to enjoy your life and meet your responsibilities. I am rooting for you!!!!!!

Harlen
Harlen 2009-12-01 21:37:51 -0600 Report

If its not green dont eat it for three day and dont do it again lol
You are way to impotant to do that to your self
dont you love you ?
reed my poast LOVE under motivation
best wishes
Harlen