I have been making slow improvements with managing my diabetes, diet, and exercise. I am just now going back to my exercise routine gradually (because of a BAD knee injury). I started off Monday with a 30 min half mile bike ride, to a wonderful 1 1/2 hr. 3 mile bike ride. It felt WONDERFUL bike riding and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. I have been checking my BG faithfully ALL WEEK with the new changes and have had NOTHING over 200 but staying in the 140's - 160's. I even had a couple of BG with normal levels. I have been feeling more WOW feeling. I have had more energy to do things. I am just amazed and lost for words for everything I have been doing and feeling lately.
I have been doing A LOT of following of Jillian Michaels and Biggest Loser with a Spin off of the Special K Diet. I will begin my counseling to help me with my brick wall I must face. This last road block in my fight will help me cope with stress and using food as my out when I am upset. Learning I can not eat like a college student when I am in school. I was given this sheet for "Self-Management Behavior Goals" and began filling out these goals I wanted to accomplish. I set out to accomplish one goal at a time though. I made sure that they were realistic and achievable for me to make. I know I can do this… I Know I will do this…I want to do this…seeing is believing and having faith in yourself.
I have to ask myself when there are times I want to walk away from it all: Would I be helping MYSELF? Would I he helping my family? How can I be a nurse and take care of others, if I can not take care of me? It's been a BIG reality check for me. I also want to set and be a good role model for my dad. Who has just been recently diagnosed in the past few months as Type 2. He too has been doing wonderful as well. So I know it can be done… I can only wish and hope for the very best to all. We can do this!!!
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