Ok - I know that I haven't been on here in a while. We recently decided to start carpooling from out in Cocoa to Orlando everyday and it's a LONG time in the car for me. We get up at 5, get home by 7:30, and are in bed by 10:00 usually. I makes for some pretty long days!
Anyway, I had scheduled a doc apt for Terry and I to get our sugars checked, but I forgot to go in and pick up the new patient paperwork ahead of time so we lost our spot! Totallly my fault, but I was really anxious to see what our numbers were.
Then it dawned on me that I still had a meter with strips and lancets from when I was pregnant. So for the last week Terry and I have been taking our levels first thing when we get up in the morning to get a good average. Hopefully this is a good way to see what our fasting level is for both of us - that should work the same right? using the strips in the morning?
Anyway - Terry has been between 89 and 99 all week, but I on the other hand, have been floating from 98 to 115. That is until this morning! I tested and my first strip said 127!!! Then I tested two additonal times and came up with 117 and 120. I thought it was odd that the numbers were so different - but I tested the strips and they were still good. BUT this still says to me that I'm right on the edge and this is my absolute last chance to do something about this. I know that not only will I be letting myself down, but my whole entire family, and especially my little baby daughter Harper.
Diabetes is a horrible thing to get, but I can prevent it 100% at this point!!! Up till right now, when it is slapping me in the face, I have basically chosen to be selfish and basically started killing myself over a plate of fries! Losing my vision because of a candy bar! Getting my foot removed because of an extra helping at dinner! How would I explain that someday to my little girl who wants to know why her mommy is sick?!
It's that 127 that hit me right between the eyes. If that would have been my test at the doctor they would have stamped a big ol "TYPE 2" on my forhead. And that would be it - no more second chances then.
So we sat down and wrote up daily menus for ourselves. We are SO busy and on such a tight budget that we just set up what we eat every day for breakfast and lunch. We both have an egg sandwich with a little ham and cheese on whole wheat bread in the morning, and I have some soup with crakers for lunch, a fruit cup, and a mini bag of low fat popcorn. That brings me to a combo of about 1100 calories with like 52% carbs, 18% protien, and 28% fat. Which from what I've read is a good combo for keeping your levels ok. Then that night I add on a dinner that has about the same percentages and about 500 to 700 calories.
So far it's been working pretty well - makes packing lunches really easy in the morning. Also now that it's a little cooler, I walked for 30 min in the park today and I plan on doing an hour on the eliptical when I get home. I know thats a lot - but once I get back down below 200 I can cut back. Right now the weight needs to come off a little faster till I get my numbers under control.
I talked to my OBGYN who put me on my meter and stuff when I got prego and asked her to refill my strips just till I can get set up with our new doctor and she agreed. So I'm going to be testing myself every morning just to see how I'm doing while I'm taking the weight off.
Any pointers would be great! :)
10/25 Eliptical 26 minutes, 1797 calories - Carbs 54%, Fat 18%, Pro 28%
10/26 Walking 30 min, Eliptical 60 min, 1594 cal - carbs 49%, fat 33%, pro 18%