Last month I received the diagnosis of type 2 non-insulin dependent diabetes. This did not make me happy. As a matter of fact it down right depressed me. I did not want this. This disease is the reason I lost my Daddy when I was young. Of course there are better tools to keep it under control now then there was for him. I have a meter and I am to stick my finger everyday, twice a day. Not so bad. I know of some that have to do it 5 times a day. I also have a pill I have to take every morning. Actually I have 2 to take. 1 hour before breakfast I take my thyroid pill then I take my diabetic medicine with breakfast. No more skipping breakfast, or eating whole hog. I have 1800 calorie diet that I must follow. It is hard to do. I have to lose 40 pounds. This is even harder to do. I really do not want to lose weight. I am afraid of "dieting". In order to help me, I bought another tool, bathroom scales. I bought them Monday and I dared to step on them Tuesday morning. My weight? 186 pounds. Am I going to weigh myself everyday? Yes. I know that some say don't while others say do. I do know that there will some day's when I will gain( I am female LOL). What I hope for is that actually seeing my weight will help me not snack on the stupid stuff. I have to increase my water intake. I am not a big drinker. Diabetics have a tendency to have kidney trouble and I have a tendency to keep myself a bit dehydrated. That is not good for anybody. I have to stay motivated. I want to be alive to see great grandkids and great great grandkids. It is possible. Control my sugar, lose weight, exercise ( I hate this), lower my stress level, get serious with the whole thing. I have diabetes and can't get rid of it.
Snack time, I eat 5 times a day now in order to keep my levels even. Today it is a grapefruit half and a piece of toast. So if some days all you see is an entry that has food or numbers listed it may just be me recording my blood sugar levels, food intake and weight, exercise times, stuff like that. You can ignore it or not up to you.