I have been working and fine toning my meal planning over the past couple of months. I do believe I have found my mojo there. My new Endo and I also made some small changes to my pump (which we will continue to do in small amounts till we got it). I am going to be back on my fitness routine in about 2 weeks (need to get a little PT in before going full-time). I have created a set of reachable and small goals with a long end term goal and rewards for reaching each goal. i want to give you a view of how I am managing to get my BG down and get the weight off of me once and for all.
Meals are Planned out as this and I shop on a weekly bases now:
* Breakfast (weekdays)
- Special K Cereal (1/4 cup Smart Balance Skim Milk) or Cereal Bar with 6oz. Yoplait Light Yogurt and 16oz bottled vitamin water
* Lunch (weekdays)
- Special K Meal Bar, Protein Shake, or Light Salad with 16oz. bottled watered
* Dinner (weekdays)
- Sensible Low Carb meal with a 12oz diet soda
Meals on the Weekends:
- Sensible Low Carb meals
- SF Jello/Pudding, Special K crackers, Pkg Almonds, veggies & dip, cheese nibbles, Frozen Yogurt/Popsicles, and many other creative low carb snacks.
I also allow once or twice a month a special snack but I remain a limit to 40g carbs and nothing higher
Fitness Routine is done on a daily bases and for about 1-2 hrs long.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- Fitness machines, Fitness Class, and Strengthening
Tuesday, Thursday, and Weekends
- At home workout: walking, cardio/dvd, and fitness machines.
I always like to begin light and work my way up in my workout week. I prepared my music to make my workouts fun and hip. never be afraid to change up your routines to keep it interesting & fun. Fitness does not have to be dull or boring. Maybe make it a girls thing to do together to get a break from kids and everything.
Being that I am a nursing student, I can also study while I am working out. I utilize the plated portion size method and use a divided toddler plate. I measure all of my foods out. I also use the following books & magazines:
- Calorie King (online too)
- Nutrition in the Fastlane
- Fitness magazine
- Diabetic Living
These are some of what I am using to help me with my diabetes. It is slowly working out for me.
I decided that it was time to change how my family was eating too. Since I am the one who does all of the cooking and shopping. I gave them each two things I could not change on them. I got rid of A LOT of unhealthy things I seen we had in our house. Way too much junk food was going on with them. In fact, cold lunch chips just got a change. I took away chips and replaced it with fresh veggies.
When there are times I feel like I want to just give up. I remind myself of something my dad has always told me. I CAN do this… I WILL do this. Believe in yourself/myself…you can do anything when you set your mind to do it. Never give up, get right back up and keep trying. You have to learn to be willing to except responsibility for your actions and down falls. Do something about the issues, don't sit around and stew with it. If we do not back with our diabetes, than we are allowing it to control and beat us at the game. Let's stand up and take control back. WE CAN DO IT !!!!
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