article from Diabetic Living Magazine. I think I've read it at least 8 times, and it makes more sense every time. The article advises to concentrate on healthy eating to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and says that weight loss will follow. So, even though I've had a full week off from babysitting, I've done no sewing. I've been making plans for my new life. I've been researching recipes, easy healthy lunches, and yummy yet healthy snacks. I guess it's been like packing for the trip.
For the last 10 days of 2011, I was on a very strong antibiotic which took my sugar levels to an unhealthy high. They are coming down slowly, and that's my main focus now. I need to concentrate on healthy eating so that my blood sugar numbers will return to a healthy level. So, I'm going to make a contract with myself, and document my journey into good health. I've always been a list maker, and I think that writing it down in sort of a journal will force me to look at life and how I'm living it. I need to find my motivation, and have decided to hang a small mirror in my sewing room with a sign that identifies the person looking back as "My Motivation." It has to be me -- not anyone else. And it can't be weight loss, it has to be getting my health back. Forcing myself to move more will be the most difficult part, since basically I'm a sitter. But, it's a new year, and time to find a new me. Would you like to travel with me? I could sure use the company.
Welcome to 2012 and all the promise you hold for me.