Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Time To Step Back and ReThink

After months of not taking my diabetes seriously and thinking I could cheat just a little (which quickly and easily becomes a lot), I find that my number are a good bit higher than they should be.  My weight hasn't come down much, but luckily hasn't gone up.  And basically, I just don't feel as good as I should and could.  So, it's time to take a step back and rethink my life habits.

I've become a Facebook addict.  No really, I spend way too much time on Facebook.  I keep telling myself that I play all the games because it keeps my mind young.  Maybe that's the truth, but it isn't doing anything for my physical health.  I'm so out of shape that exercise isn't really much of an option for me.  I've been doing some extra cleaning out in the kitchen, and in the process found the meal plan that I was given when I received my diabetic diagnosis.  I've started to take it seriously, and have made up my mind that I will find a way to stick to it over the Thanksgiving holiday.

I've looked over my eating habits, and have discovered that I do pretty well during the day, but at night when I'm watching TV, I eat and don't even realize that I'm eating something taboo until it's already in my mouth and chewed.  I have to decide what things that I could do and not want to have dirty hands while doing it.  So far, hand-piecing is one of the things I want to do with clean hands.  Either reading or playing games on my Kindle is another.

I joined a  brown bag swap few months ago, and decided to use my swapped  fabrics to make a sampler quilt for my living room.  Since our quilt has to be finished by March 1,  I decided that I'd better get started.  This is a block called Castles in the Air, and it's my first finished block.  I really love the card trick block, and this looked like a variation to me.  Now I have to get another cut and ready to piece.

Today I will be busy making bread and pies.  But I'm figuring that while the bread dough is rising, I can work on quilting the three baby quilts.  I got all three pinned onto the fleece yesterday, and want to get them started.

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.


JustCindy said...

Linda, I'm in the same boat. Wish I knew what I ate yesterday that is making me so sick today.Plus I haven't walked this week. I have to do better next week. I will encourage you if you will encourage me.

Pat said...

I think a lot of us are in the same boat with being out-of-shape and not doing much about it. I need to get myself under better control, too. HEY....I got a Kindle....will post about it in a few days. So far, I really like it.