Dec. 2009 Diet and Exercise

Edie
By Edie Latest Reply 2009-12-21 20:19:09 -0600
Started 2009-12-03 00:35:05 -0600

Sorry to be late again. This Month is during the Holiday Season. So lets make this Month about the things we have to be Thankful for.
Our Health, Low numbers, Fun in the Sun, And just any thing else we can think of.


18 replies

Edie
Edie 2009-12-21 20:19:09 -0600 Report

Starting Tomorrow I am going to be starting back on my Quilts. I am going to make as many Quilt tops as I can with the Material I have in the house and then get the material for the backs and the batting and put them together.
I am starting with the Lap Quilts first and alot of pot holders, place mats and such small things first to practice on and then move onto the bigger Quilts on the Frame. I will let you all know how it turns out so I won't be online as much as I usually am.

Edie
Edie 2009-12-21 13:05:04 -0600 Report

Hello Everyone;
How are we all doing? I am fine this great day. When Bill got home from being gone about 3 weeks he has lost another 25 pounds with out trying to do it. I still have over 100 pounds I want to lose so am going to try to do it this next year. I will keep you all posted on how I am doing it.

Well Ann now has transportation of her own so she won't need me to carry her any where in the future. Our Truck is in the Shop for a Brake job all the way around. Also haveing the Transmission checked out to as I was told there is a leak some where with it. Hopefully they find it and fix it. Maybe that is why the Check Engine light has been on since we got the truck as no one seems to know why that is. LOL
I had two pieces of pizza for lunch and only ate 1 1/2 didn't eat the bread sticks from last nite either. Hold on need a glass of ice water parched. Well I found my glass in the frig. and forgot it still has pink lemonade in it yet. Tastes great and is not sicking sweet either.
Here are my numbers for last week sorry a day late.
The 14th @7:02 am 103 @ 10:20 am 139 and @ 8:02 pm 176
on the 15th @ 5:52 am 82 and @ 6:33 pm 154
on the 16th @ 4:03 am 68 and @ 1:16 pm 193 and then @ 8:01 pm 177
on the 17th @ 6:08 am 162 @ 3:55 PM 117 AND THEN @ 7:29 PM 163
ON THE 18TH i ONLY checked it once and @ 6:06 am 71 then
on the 19th @ 7:00 am 63 @ 5:52 pm 185 and then @ 8:01 pm 112
on the 20th @ 5:41 am 71 @ 9:05 am 172 then @ 3:54 pm 299 and @ 6:02 pm 239 and the last one @ 9:16 pm 161
When I added it all up and then divided it by the 20 tests I got 145.35 so that is an average of 145 total. Not good but not real bad either. Hopefully this week it is better.
I am starting to make my New Years Resolutions and there is only going to be 3 of them.
1. Get a handle on my Health
2. Lose Weight and bring down my sugar numbers
3. Make all of the kids grow up and do what is right for them selves with out counting on me to carry them along.

Lets see how the New Year goes with this list this coming Year.
Hope you all Have a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
Happy Holidays ; Your Friend Always;
Edie

Edie
Edie 2009-12-13 05:44:22 -0600 Report

Good Morning to all of my Family and Friends here. This morning my Sugar level was back down to 64 it hasn't been that low in awhile now.
I was the only one home yesterday and I got all of my House work done and just layed around all day after I got done. I went to bed about 10 and Bill woke me up before 4 we talked for almost an hour. He has called me 3 times already this morning and it is only 6:25 here so far. LOL
Below please find my Sugar levels for the past week.
Monday the 7th @ 4:52 am 70 then @ 8:07 pm 364
Tuesday the 8th @ 5:12 am 132 then @ 4:34pm 237 and @ 7:46 pm 160
Wed.the 9th @ 9:44pm 197 didn't check it the rest of the day.
Thurs.the 10th @ 10:48 am 118 and @ 8:05 pm 306
Friday the 11th @ 3:51 126 and then @ 6:46 pm 159
Sat. the 12th @ 4:27 am it was 172 and then @ 3:08 pm 127 @ 6:03pm it was 172 and then @ 8:06 it was 158 and now this Morning on the 13th @ 4:52 am it is 64

On Friday I was so upset that I started Throwing up about 5:30 and then I checked my sugar level to see how that affected my sugar level and seen that it didn't go down infact it went up and everything I had ate for the day seemed to be coming back up. I finially stopped around 11 pm. One time while I was in the bathroom upchucking I asked what time it was and the kids said 911 I went back to bed and got up 2 more times before 11. Yesterday I only threw up once and then I seemed to mellow out. I have been at home alone since 9 am yesterday morning and It helped me alot to have some of the stress removed from my shoulders. Well I can't access the web site I need to go to Today so I am going back to bed for a little longer. Will finish this post tonight and I'll add my weight with the rest of my Sugar numbers for this week.

Ok here is the last number for today @ 9:58 pm it was 139 and my Weight is now @ 255.6 pounds down another 4.4 pounds this last month.
Your Friend Always;
Edie

donna13
donna13 2009-12-04 17:20:40 -0600 Report

After reading the posts about Thanksgiving and the problems it caused, I really became thankful for my family Was at my daughters and stayed until Saturday. She had almost the whole family there; 4 out of 5 of my kids, 11 of the 13 grandkids. Even though there are several different races, several different religions, and extremely different political views, there were no cross words, just gentle teasing. I'm so proud of my gang. As far as the food I made do with what I could eat and managed to fill up. My daughter did make a dessert she had found on a diabetic web site. I didn;t have the heart to tell her it wasn't exactly dibetes friendly, ate a small portion and let it go at that. And it was delicious.

Edie
Edie 2009-12-05 14:15:08 -0600 Report

Donna that is what Family is all about. Atleast she tried to make something that was Diabetic Friendly. My Son Billy asked alot of Family and Friends over for Thanksgiving and then forgot that he had asked anyone he says. We all chiped in to make the Meal but no one let me furnish any thing except the pie crusts. His Friends told me to just show up and so I did. It was great except for the Drinking so I left earlier than I was going too. But that is OK the Holidays are for Young People to enjoy themselves and I like it that way I got out of doing Dishes at least. LOL

beauty416
beauty416 2009-12-04 09:37:15 -0600 Report

I am thankful that my diabetes numbers are staying down. I went to the doctor 3 days ago and my A1C level was 6.5.

Edie
Edie 2009-12-04 14:28:53 -0600 Report

I am so glad your numbers are staying down. How was your Thanksgiving Day? Mine was fun. I told my Son, Billy I was staying longer just to keep every one from Drinking so much when I said that he told his Friends "Mom says she is staying to keep us from Drinking, So the Bar is now open" What a bum couldn't even wait for me to go home with the Grandbabies. Two of them 4 years and 17 months. Well I did get extra leftovers and went home with 2 extra pieces of pie just to get rid of me he said.

Monalisa
Monalisa 2009-12-03 12:20:00 -0600 Report

HI EVERYONE, I AM A DIABETIC FOR A VERY LONG TIME, I THINK FOR ABOUT 15 YRS, I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT IT; I BECAME DEPRESSIVE WHEN MY MOM BECAME BEDRIDDEN 12 YRS AGO AND I WAS THE ONLY PERSON TAKING CARE OF HER, WELL SHE DIED THIS YEAR, AND THE DEPRESSION GOT WORSE…NOW I AM TRYING TO LIVE…I AM TRYING TO LEARN ABOUT DIABETES AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF I ENROLLED IN A WOMENS ONLY GYM 2 WEEKS AGO AND I NEED TO REALLY BE MOTIVATED BECAUSE IT'S HARD TRYING ALL BY YOURSELF, THANKS FOR LISTENING…

Edie
Edie 2009-12-04 07:05:51 -0600 Report

Monalisa, you can talk to me all you want if you want I will even add you as a personal friend and give you my home and cell numbers if you would like. I am going to be visiting in Kansas next month and then 2 other trips during the rest of the year if we travel thru your area we will meet any where you would like and then maybe we can help you more.
I also have joined a Gym membership and try to get my self in there 2-3x a week. Haven't been there in the last month as I have a Daughter and Grand Kids living with us and don't like to leave them out here alone. When they get moved then I will get back to it till then I will walk around the Trailer Park. That is still getting exercise. I also found on www.accu-chek.com a testing in twins form for seeing how different foods and exercising affects your BS Levels on each sheet you can check 7 times and then move on from there. I made 9 copies of this printout and am using them to see where I am going wrong with my control. They have other tools there also to use. Check it out and join it is free to join and it helps me alot to find free sites for help with controling my Sugar.
Your Friend Always;
Edie

Monalisa
Monalisa 2009-12-04 15:51:00 -0600 Report

THANK YOU EDIE, I SEE WE HAVE LOTS IN COMMON MY SON'S NAME IS BILLY TOO! I HAVE NOTICED THAT MY FOOD CRAVING HOURS START AT 3 PM, I WONDER WHY…I HAVE BEEN TO THE GYM BUT HAVE TO CALL MY DR. BECAUSE I NOTICED THAT MY LEFT BIG TOE FINGERNAIL IS TURNING BLUE AND I HAVEN'T HURT MYSELF THAT I REMEMBER, IT WORRIES ME ALOT.

Edie
Edie 2009-12-05 14:11:17 -0600 Report

I have 2 Son's Billy (William Jr.) and Gerald and everyone at work calls him General there are 2 Gerry's that work there and so they had to find a different name for my Gerry his one nephew called him General and so did his brother when they were younger so that is the name he has at work. I have 3 Daughter's Ann who was named after both my sister Sue Ann and my Mom Joyce Marie ( Ann Marie), Mary who was named by Ann as I thought I was going to have a son and not to be had at that time so She was Named Mary Ellen (Walton) LOL Ann told me to take her back to the Hosp as her Sister's name was not Huyck (Hike) and then Pamela Sue named after her Aunt Peggy Sue but she never liked her first name so our's got Pamela we call her Pam. Ann and Mary are the 2 oldest and Pam is the youngest of the 5 with Billy and Gerry in the middle.
Ann is lacking 2 days of being 3 years older than Mary and then Billy is 10 Months and 2 weeks older than Gerry and Pam is lacking 20 days of being a year younger than Gerry.
So from Nov.5th to the 25th Pam and Gerry is the same age and then from Nov. 25th to Jan.11th the 2 boys are the same age. Funny right.
My Hobbies are Quilting and Cooking in that order too.
Used to be Cooking and Reading now the Reading is with making Quilts and then the Cooking.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2009-12-03 07:02:46 -0600 Report

Went to the doctor with my usual feeling of dread - for me it's like going to the principal's office. What's my report card gonna look like THIS time???

I got an A! 6.1 HbA1c; cholesterol and blood pressure good; kidney, liver, and thyroid functions all fine. Plus I lost another 4 pounds (40 down, 25-30 to go…)

Phew. Great relief - until next time!

Edie
Edie 2009-12-03 10:44:53 -0600 Report

See there was nothing to dread and you did good too. Keep up the good work and I will post mine again in March as I see Dr. Quin again on the 1st of March. Haha I know it will be better then as I will have some alone time to get myself back on track again soon. Bill called this morning and he is not happy with the Company he chose to work for so is taking a time off already and checking out the other 3 companies that has contacted him about working for them.
Hopefully he finds one he is happy with.
Edie

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-12-03 06:55:14 -0600 Report

Thats true my friends their is much more to life than feeling down on ourselves, we got to live and live it up. Life is short and life can be fun, as long as we take good care of ourselves and our bloodsugars. We all have to do the necessary things in life to help maintain good health. And we all can do it together here on diabetic connect.

Edie
Edie 2009-12-03 10:41:17 -0600 Report

You are right and I just love this site. Give me all the critizizem you want. I am a very good listener to sometimes. Sorry for the spelling on some words not very good with it yet.

Harlen
Harlen 2009-12-03 06:26:15 -0600 Report

Bad bad Edie
Late again ok whos got the string to spank Edie ????
there is more to life then Diabetes and life is good work on it keep track of it but best of all live it
hugs and smiles to all
Harlen

Edie
Edie 2009-12-03 10:39:46 -0600 Report

Ok you spanked me already so now we move on. I am going to start to put it together on the last week from now on. If you want to call and get on my case when I am late, drop me a line in the inbox and I will give you the phone #
I am doing better today and I feel great so far today.

Edie
Edie 2009-12-03 01:45:03 -0600 Report

Ok I will be the first to comment on this Month's discussion.
I am thankful that Thanksgiving is now over. Just two more Holidays to get thru with out pigging out and then I am on the road to easy street. I have told the kids that I will be gone for Christmas and then this way I can fix what I want and know that I stay in the bounds I have set for while Bill is on the Road if he makes it home for Christmas then I am going to make enough for the two of us and keep it quiet to the kids so as not to be pushed into eatting with them again I had so much on the plate they gave me on Thanksgiving I took most of it home and put it up for the rest of the day and ate it for lunch and supper the next day.
I will post my numbers for the first week of Dec. on Sunday night and then I will also post my new weight in on that night also. Keep your fingers crossed that I lost another pound at least.