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Friday, August 26, 2011

Getting REAL Honest ~ Food Diary *YIKES* ~ My Journey with Type 2 Diabeties

Good Friday Morning Bloggie Friends!

Yep getting real stinks!!!
I don't think I mentioned when I was sharing about
the monitoring I am doing,
 that...
I have to keep a FOOD Journal!
YIKES!
Writing it down in black and white sure
makes you think twice before
putting anything into your mouth.
It also made me realize that I needed to take
this opportunity to be a little more diligent
in trying to loose 7-10lbs that I
feel I need to loose so that I can feel good about myself.

Here's a sample of my 1st day writing ALL
of what I have been eating and doing down.

I am already down 1.5 pounds in just keeping a closer
eye on what goes into my mouth.
This has been a better deterent for me and now
I can see why many weight loss systems have
you do this.

This was just taken after I had eaten my hard boiled
eggs mashed in butter (my mom did this for us as kids)
and a cup of coffee with loads of cream today!

After yesterdays rollercoaster ride...checking my sugars has
been very eye opening! I am seeing how my body is
reacting to foods.  I now realized that when my
BG (blood glucose) shot up to over
250 yesterday afternoon after I ate
1 cup of yummy Pita chips with cucumbers,
I cannot eat these unless I put some protien with them.
WOW is all I can say!

I am also working diligently to take a few minutes each
day to have some time with my Lord, in his word.
I am reading Psalms. 
My goal is to read until I
feel the message GOD wants me to have
is impressed upon my heart.

Today I came away knowing:
I am LOVED
and
PROTECTED
by the one Most High!
Does my heart good to know this!

Be Blessed!
Lorena


3 comments:

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens watching what you eat must be so tiring! Urgh! Well, I am proud of you and putting it in God's hands , your site is just darling! I love all of your pretty roses!
Hugs,
Olivia

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Lorena,
Years ago I went to a Behavioral Modification Weight Loss program and we kept a food diary. It is quite enlightening. We had to hand ours in then to the dietician.Of course, I would get down and kiss the ground now if I weighted what I weighed then now!! LOL!!
I am thinking of doing this now because I have gained so much weight and I know for health reasons, I really need to take off about a good 50 pounds.
You have inspired me to start a food journal and I hope it will help me get a handle on my weight!!

Hugs,
Deb

GardenofDaisies said...

I need to learn to be mindful about every bite I put in my mouth too. For different reasons, but still important.