Need a little encouragement ... or something.

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Got back my labs and talked to doc. Fasting was 134. (At lease I know my meter is accurate.) Glycohemoglobin was 6.4. Never been over 5.6 in my life... Doc says that considering our home situation of daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter living with us, recovering alcoholic (grumpy) husband, and my little wedding cake business bearing the lion's share of the load of supporting all 5 of us...

She said, "If you have a few carbs to cope, so be it!"

I almost wish she would have yelled at me. Talked with daughter who does most of the cooking and grocery shopping and we are going to start having V8 with dinner every night and lots of veggies again. Just been too easy to eat what is prepared and what's convenient. Gotta get back on track and be healthy again.

Good choices start at the grocery store and so she is going to do better by me.
~ Jeannie
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/17/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
(Get ready for a pun.)  You have a lot on your plate!  Everyone slides back a little for different reasons but you know very well that when that happens it's a wake-up call you shouldn't ignore.  So, you re-group, re-evaluate, re-commit.  You have already talked to your daughter about food and cooking.  I'm sure she has lists of food to buy and that she does most of her shopping in the produce department, right?  :-)     Are you still keeping a food log?  I think it's important to have the whole family understand the reasoning behind these food choices.  The food plan can benefit everyone including your granddaughter!
 
I started to eat several raw broccoli and cauliflower florets with a boiled egg and sometimes a slice of turkey bacon for breakfast.  For dinner I have a piece of meat/chicken/pork or fish, the florets and sliced cukes and some lettuce leaves.  Sometimes I actually eat the veggies as a salad but more often, I just eat them all on the side. 
 
What are you going to eat tonight?  :)
   
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 5/17/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
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 :-)

Cheers,
Kris
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eddysgurl
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   Posted 5/17/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I have learned that God Only gives you what you can handle and although it feels overwhelming at times by taking a step back and reevaluating the situation sometimes helps to improve your attitude and coping skills.

Our house is full of ups and downs with 4 boys...three dogs and a husband plus a full time job as a supervisor everyday is a new adventure. Being the only female in the house besides one smallish dog can leave me feeling like I have to be wonder woman! Take care of everyone and everything. I have learned that to stay healthy and on track I need to put myself first sometimes even if it means not completing laundry...delaying dinner so I can take my daily walk with the dogs and my friend...making others here accountable for some small chores and not doing them for them when they "forget". Taking time out for "me" time helps me keep my sanity and stay healthy.

The boys don't always choose to eat the way I would like them to...but I need to remember I need to! Have my next diabetic check up June First and am hoping the news will still be good. Have managed to keep levels between 5.4-6.0 most days with a lot of hard work Much better then when diagnosed at 17 - 20!!!

Chin up and look forward to each new day as a gift and a new adventure! We are all with you!

TVEditor
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   Posted 5/18/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
When the going gets tough, I go out to the backyard, lie on my back on the lawn and stare at the sky :-)

Sure, people point & stare but it works for me.

Give it a try Jeannie smilewinkgrin
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I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right


Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/19/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all. I appreciate you. After a few days of doing exactly as I am supposed to I got a 104 before bed and awoke to a 146. sad I know, dawn phenomenon and all that... I have 24 cakes to bake and layer up today plus the 12 I baked yesterday. Maybe this busy hard work will help... Five weddings is great when the checks are coming in but it's heck on wheels when it's time to bake and decorate them! Lucky for me they are spread out over Fri-Sat-Sun...

Gonna get to work and stay the course. Eventually this will work or I'll go back on the Lantus.

You all are the greatest!
~ Jeannie
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/19/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Jeannie, I don't know how you can work with all the cake around you!  Keep bowls of nuts, crunchy veggies like radishes (I know you like them.), broccoli, cauliflower and cheddar cheese cubes around to nibble on.
Lanie
 
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Marburg
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   Posted 5/27/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jeannie,

Hang in there. I know you can do it. I'm going through some of that myself right now.

Marburg
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