Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Living With Diabetes
When I've got some free time, I might peruse them and see what they've got to say. Always good to read what other people's experiences are with this disease...the good and the bad.
It was one of those days when nothing gets done, just because I didn't feel like it. Drove my wife to work, and on the way back, dropped in at the office to see what was going on.....business is dead right now. No one really orders printing or design work during this "holiday" week.
In terms of health, I weighed 219 lbs. this morning! Great news, I finally broke the 220 lb. barrier! Hope this keeps up...I really could use the boost in weight loss and confidence in knowing that all the sacrifices I'm making in food is actually paying off! Did a few stomach crunches this morning with the girls, haven't done those in soooo long, years actually! I'll see if I can continue doing them every day until the stomach muscles are flat again. I've got some slight discomfort in the lower parts again, maybe because of the crunches (or running up the stairs from the basement a few times to get the phone). Let's see how it all feels tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
For those who are diabetic, like myself, here are a few sites for easy recipes specifically for diabetics:
Diabetic Gourmet Magazine - Recipes
Sugar Free and Diabetic Recipes
InformationAboutDiabetes.com - Diabetic Recipes
As of this evening, my lingering headache has passed. But my sinuses are still stuffed up. Think I'll take some Tylenol Sinus before going to bed tonight. Up until now, I've been able to drink 1.5 litres of water today, along with a medium iceberg salad (which we all know is basically water).
For some reason, the past few days, I've gotten headaches around noon time to afternoon. It's possible it's the medication I'm on (Nexium 40mg) for my stomach or it's the lack of coffee. I've been drinking only 1 to 2 cups a day, as opposed to 6 or 7 cups per day that I'm used to. Also drinking more water, trying for at least 2 litres per day, to flush out those kidneys. No way I want to get another kidney stone, that's for sure!
I also think I'm coming down with a small head cold; waking up in the morning all stuffed up. I'm used to that, happens every winter...must be the lack of humidity in the house.
Started breakfast with a small bowl of cereal with 1% milk. Then had a cup of tisane (strawberry or raspberry flavour, I don't really remember), with two slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter. I didn't spread it on too thick, since there is quite a bit of fat in peanut butter. Should be enough until I decide to have a snack, probably around 11:15 am.
Have to get off my butt and do a few things, since I'm off from work this week. Need to take the battery out of the car and charge it up. It's completely dead! Finish up the laundry, fold the clothes, clean up my corner of the basement and work on a few websites. I'd love to get my directory site and business site completed this week....it would be hard to pull it off, but it's possible. Also have a few web design quotes to finalize, probably by tomorrow....also a few business cards to design. Wow, what a vacation!