I have been logging and monitoring my blood sugar levels, especially through my fasting cycles. As I was entering my blood sugar, I noticed an information button pop up in the app. I clicked on it and read this: The main target of diabetes management is to normalize your blood glucose levels. Weight control, diet, … Continue reading Triggered About Diabetes
So I've been fasting for a few weeks now. I fast on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I find it easier to fast during the work week than on the weekend. For one, I'm really busy during the work week and barely have time to eat anyway. Secondly, on the weekends I'm with my family and … Continue reading Learning to Listen to My Body
I will agree that having family support helps to be successful in this type of lifestyle change. On the flip side of that same coin, it is equally important to do this lifestyle change for you alone. I'm not going to always have my family there on a day-to-day, minute-to-minute basis to keep me on … Continue reading Family Actions and Reactions
It is true what some of these professionals are saying that you can't always count, literally, the pounds on the scale. It will drive you nuts. I have been looking at the scale every morning and I've gotten to the point of yelling at it saying, "YOU LIE!!!!!" Not that I'm gaining weight, but it … Continue reading Taking Measurements
So tonight was my first go at yoga. I have never done yoga before so I really didn't know what to expect. It was first suggested by my doctor a few months ago as a way to balance my health. Then when my sister-in-law came to visit over the Christmas holiday (she's a yogi), she … Continue reading My Week of Firsts: Now Yoga
I've been very hesitant to do the fasting portion of the Keto lifestyle. With type II diabetes, the thought of not eating gets a little scary. Typically when I don't eat I start to get shaky, nauseous, and I can just feel my glucose level dropping out. That would usually be only after 3-4 hours … Continue reading My First Fast
I will mention again that I am not a physician, but I am a Registered Sleep Technologist and I have been in Sleep Medicine for 13 years. Sleep is as important as diet and exercise. I'm sure you have heard this before and it doesn't come as a surprise. But what you might not know … Continue reading Side Note: Importance of Sleep
Happy New Year everyone! Yesterday my husband and I went on a drive along the coast. It was incredible. We are coming up soon on our 19th anniversary. Our high for 2017 was our family road trip to Washington - 9 days on the road and visiting places like Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, the Olympic … Continue reading Happy New Year!