FFF – 11-2

Welcome to my health and fitness blog, only more like my non-health and non-fitness blog.  I’m averaging 5,200 steps/day, which is an improvement on last week – but that’s a low bar.  My weight is back up a bit – I’m hitting between 155 and 157, which is heading in the wrong direction.

So drat and curses.  I’m eating too many carbs and my glucose levels are up too.  Not crazy-out-of-control, but up.

On the other hand, I’m going through a huge life transition and doing ok with it.  That’s something.  I just need to turn this trend around and get back on track.

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If I think in terms of the change cycle, I’ve gone through pre-contemplation and contemplation, moved through preparation and action, and now I’m in what should be relapse prevention or maintenance, only I’ve gone for relapse instead.  Which is predictable.  We do that.  I just need to move back into recovery.

And I need to do that by identifying some micro-changes I can make, rather than a global “DO BETTER” approach.  Right?  So I could start by planning meals rather than waiting til I’m real hungry and then thinking about what might taste good.  I could eat dinner – and then quit eating.  If I did those two things, I would probably be fine.

In other news, i am organizing my house!  Not to the standards of Fly Lady, but to my own standards.  So that’s good!

And Sir and I are doing ok.  I’m a little concerned about his health, but he insists he’s fine, so I will take his word for it, and keep my fingers crossed and one eye on him.

 

 

9 thoughts on “FFF – 11-2

  1. Read your post. I have similar issues. Just told by my Doc that my A1C is 6 and therefore I am diabetic. Doc wants me to start Metformin, but I bargained that I can control this with diet and returning to exercise. So I’m back at Weight Watchers. I have eliminated sugars and starches from my diet.
    As Donna Summer would sing, “I will survive”.

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    1. Oh, I’m sorry to hear that!! But 6 is not very high – it’s not barely diabetic. (Ok, no, I’m not a doctor, but I google well. And often.) You could join FFF if you want to and do check-ins on Friday!! That would be fun. And yesss. You will survive. ❤

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      1. 6 doesn’t sound like diabetes to me. At the clinic where I work we allow fasting glucose levels between 4 and 7. and you’re well under 7. If you’d like to join us for our weekly check ins just jump on board. It doesn’t have to be about steps counting or any one particular thing. Have a look at these –

        The Inaugural FFF Post

        The FFF Page

        You’re more than welcome to come on board!

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  2. Re: micro changes

    This is NOT ADVICE (unsolicited advice is sooo, just… GRRR!), I’m just sharing information. 🙂

    One of the changes I made when I started my dietary changes 20 months ago (and I’m down 50 pounds — woot!) was to cut down/out “drinks” calories. Flavored teas, fruit juices, sodas, creamed/sugared coffee, etc. all have calories, and mostly useless ones. So by eliminating most of those empty calories, I was better able to manage my total daily count. Also, because I was getting my target/allowable calories from foods instead of drinks, I stayed fuller longer and avoided the need to snack past my cut-off time. (I stop eating at 7:00pm. It helps me sleep more comfortably and my food digests better.)

    So: drinks. Just a thought.

    And again: not advice, just sharing. 🙂

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