Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Update

New Update coming on April 25, 2008. Stay tuned .......

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Diary Entries for April 7 to April 13, 2008

Here are this weeks entries:

NOTE: All readings taken prior to meal, unless noted

Monday, April 7:
6:40 am, 123

Tuesday, April 8:
6:39 am, 119
5:58 pm, 113

Wednesday, April 9:
7:10 am, 123

Note: I did 15 minutes of air rower before bed. This may have caused me to not sleep well that night.

Thursday, April 10:
7:28 am, 143 (after taking pills and drinking 16 oz. of fat-free milk) (before BK)
12:04 pm, 106

NOTE: I did 25 minutes of Air Rower this morning.

Friday, April 11:
6:32 am, 122
11:58 am, 111
5:53 pm, 106

Saturday, April 12:
7:49 am, 122

NOTE: Saturday was busy running errands trying to get my supplies for the vineyard dripline system.

Sunday, April 13:
7:43 am, 130

NOTE: I worked in the yard for 2-3 hours doing pruning work.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Vacation and BG

One might think that when one goes on vacation, one also stops taking readings of their sugar. But, as a Diabetic, whether T1 or T2, you cannot do that.

I am planning on going to Hilton Head, S.C. with my mom for one week from April 26 to May 3, 2008. During this time, to which I will not have internet access, I will log everything I eat, quantity and also the BG readings. I will post these results after I get back from vacation.

A1C Test coming up

On April 24, 2008, I have an appointment with my doctor to find out what my A1C reading will be. It has been 3 months since my diagnosis. I am holding well to the portion control plan, getting exercise at least 1/2 of the week and checking my BG reading daily. To date, unofficially I have dropped from 320 to 297. My BG readings are generally good, except for the mornings where they are still a little high, but I think this is due to the allergies - hayfever. I will ask my doctor at the appointment if he can give me a prescription. I will post the results after that meeting.

broke 300

As of this morning, the scale in my bathroom showed 297 lb!

I am finally under 300 lb.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Diary entry for March 31 to April 6, 2008

Well, this week stars the lawn mowing season. For now, I am using a push mower, not because I am nuts to mow 1.75 acres with a push mower, but because of 2 reasons; (1) The riding mower needs work on the deck and new blades and a new battery and (2) I need the exercise.

Continuing my battle with hayfever allergies, BG readings may be higher than normal. I am getting exercise daily now. Even have a new update on my weight to show this week.

Menu has been simple: cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread for BK, HB egg in mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacktime, salad (cucumber / tomatoe / cheese) & 1/2 roasted chicken for L, 1 pork chop and veggies for dinner. Lots of water and some decaf tea. No coffee.

Here are the BG readings I have so far:

March 31:
7:29 am, 128

April 1:
7:16 am, 116

April 2:
7:48 am, 132

April 3:
6:33 am, 140
11:56 am, 114

Weight as of April 3, 2008: 300 lb.

Note: January 1, 2006, my weight was 375 lb!

My next goal is 280 lb, when I can start adding jogging to my exercise routines.

April 4:
7:18 am, 126 (before BK)
10:15 am, 108 (after BK)
12:58 pm, 104
5:33 pm, 140 (pre-dinner)

April 5:
8:56 am, 115
6:39 pm, 113

April 6:
6:56 am, 125

Diary Readings for MArch 24 - 30, 2008

This week has been hectic at work, but I am trying my best to get exercise, what how much I eat and what I eat. Here are my BG Readings for this week:

All readings were done pre-meal, unless noted.

March 24 - none were taken this day.

March 25:
7:05 am, 134
1:17 pm, 103

March 26:
6:58 am, 132
12:10 pm, 119

March 27:
7:54 am, 125
11:55 am, 114
6:04 pm, 108

March 28:
7:38 am, 145
12:06 pm, 120

March 29:
6:52 pm, 116

March 30:
8:41 am, 115

Higher readings in morning due to hav fever medicine.