I’ve been consciously not allowing myself to get upset each time the blood glucose reading is too high. If the doctor is satisfied with my results, and I picked him because he’s an aggressive Diabetes doctor, then the thing for me to do is just write down the numbers and quit stewing over them. I’ve been pleased so far with my efforts to be more nonchalant about it all. I’ll still use the higher numbers to help me decide if there is something I ate that might have touched it off, but when it’s the same thing I’ve been eating with good test results sometimes, and bad on others, I’ll just ignore it.
I’m also doing much better about exercising than I had been. Doing them every other day seems to have worked out pretty well, and I think it kick started my weight loss again, too. And that’s a good thing. That long month staring at the same number on the scale was no fun, since I knew I was being careful about calories. I’ve never been on an extended diet like this before, so I really didn’t realize that plateaus could last a whole month, but obviously they can.
I’ve spent the last few days rearranging one of our storage rooms for our plush toys. It’s been hard work, but it’s beginning to look better now. I’ve added a few more things to the Yard Sale box, too, which means they won’t be coming back in the house. That’s a good thing. We’re both pack rats, and that’s a bad combination! It’s somehow easier to put something in the Yard Sale stack than it is to put it in the donation box. Doesn’t seem quite as “gone”, if that makes any sense at all.
We almost had a yard sale this last weekend, but the Alabama game came on early, and hubby didn’t want to miss it – of course. So we’ll wait for another pretty weekend, now that it’s cooler.
Now if we could just get all those storage tubs down to the basement … I might have a house back! That part of the job will have to be when hubby gets in the mood and finds room for them downstairs. It wouldn’t be safe for me to try to walk down the steps carrying a big storage tub. I walk much better than I used to, but my balance is still a little unpredictable. Better safe than sorry.
So, all in all, I’m feeling very good about where I am right now. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving, and having all our family here, too. That’s helping me to do the cleaning I’ve been procrastinating about, and I’m getting more exercise, too!