Wow, thanks for all your wonderful comments to my post yesterday!  It was just the spark I needed to get me out of my funk, slow down, figure out what I want and make a plan to get there.

And to answer Shelley’s question about my blood sugar numbers, for whatever reason, there are peaks and valleys – I seem to do the same thing (i.e. take the same amount of insulin for a cup of rice) and sometimes get different results.  There are SO many variables that I just try to do the best I can – about 10% of my day is figuring out carbs, when to eat, how hard to work out – if I wrote about what a pain in the ass it was to manage my diabetes, my posts would be so boring and whiney! 😀

All I know is that being as healthy a diabetic as I can today, I’ll keep my feet and eyes later on in life.  I need to see Tony when we grow old! 😀

I had a great day yesterday.  I got up and did my “me” time of blogging, drinking coffee, reading the news.  I made an egg white sammie out of the bread I made the other day – when I weighed the original piece of bread I was going to use, it was 6 ounces which would have been 11 points on it’s own.  I cut the bread down, then scooped out some of the insides and ended up with a 3 ounce piece of bread for 6 points.  The rest: 1/3 cup egg white, 3/4 ounce cheese, 1/2 cup fresh spinach and a slice of ham with a cup of watermelon on the side:  10 points.

This picture is proof positive that just because you have a fancy camera, doesn’t mean it will automatically take great pictures! 😀

So while yesterday’s storms prevented me from working out at lunch, I wasn’t going to let 97 degree heat get in my way – I ended up doing a 50 minute walk/jog and it felt great.  I also discovered Pandora and put it on my blackberry!  I am sick to death of the songs on my iPod – as much as I try to shuffle songs, I don’t know why sometimes I hear the same song twice in 30 minutes.

One song that played was a song by Coldplay, and the lyrics really struck me:

Nobody said it was easy.  No one ever said it would be so hard.  I’m going back to the start.

So that’s what I am doing.  I am declaring a do over.  I can’t undo the past 10 days, but I can sure as hell make each day the best I can. 😀

I just enjoyed the music, thought about how nice the run will be today because the temps will be in the 70’s and sweat – glorious!  The only thing not glorious was encountering not one, not two, but THREE dead skunks in various forms of decay.  One was just a jaw bone and bushy tail – so stinky!  I had to change the side of the rode I was on 3 times. 🙁

Lunch was a cup of leftover fried rice from the night before, though I subbed in 3 ounces of cooked chicken and added 1.5 cups of broccoli to bulk it up – lunch comes in at 10 points.

Dinner was sloppy joe’s, but I decided to make a sloppy joe salad.  Two cups romaine lettuce mix, cucumbers, red pepper, purple cabbage, 1/2 cup sloppy joes, and fat free ranch.  Dinner comes in at only 8 points!

I really love purple cabbage in salads.

But I really have TJ to thank for pulling me out of my funk.  Just yesterday she posted this video and it could not have been more motivating for me.  So I am stealing TJ’s determination!  Who’s with me?

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 28 points
  • 50 minute walk/jog
  • average blood sugar 101 (nice!)