Awww, shucks, Jeannie! Sorry to hear the roller coaster of Life caught you by surprise recently.
I know it's just a bump in the road for you, though. You've faced mountains before and managed to find yourself on the other side, often gracefully I might add, so I have no doubts you'll meet this challenge head on and find yourself within your usual BGL/A1C range soon.
Just look at your own words to see how much you accomplish on a daily basis. You're the care-giver of 4 adults (including you - YES! Count yourself!) and a little one at home, not to mention how much effort it takes to run a business and "care" for all the people involved with that. I can only imagine how exhausted you must be at times.
The only encouragement I might give, Jeannie, is to put yourself first (for a while). Care-givers often care for themselves last, if at all. Maybe that's what happened? Taking care of you first also allows you to take better care of those around you.
It may seem like another thing to add to your already full plate but, making decisions about
what you put in your mouth has to be yours and yours alone. I think it's great that your daughter can shop & cook but make sure you are accountable for what you eat; not just eating what's conveniently prepared, especially if it doesn't meet your diet standards.
We're into the fresh veggie season - no excuses now
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus