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Do I track my food or my insulin shots?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I set a goal for myself of walking/ or elliptical w/ high resistance 20 miles this month. I did 31 miles. I started to exercise mid Feb. Not really wanting to- still not feeling the joy- but knowing I had to. I hired a personal trainer, cut down on going out to dinner, and decided that I would either pay a trainer or have to pay a doctor. Twice a week I meet with her. $40 bucks a week. How much would insulin cost me a week??
Then in march I set a goal of doing 20 hours of exerceise for the month. I did 13- and 31 miles!

The scale was still not moving. I went to get lab tests I was suppoosed to get in October. My doctor told me a year ago that if I didn't lower my weight (and therefore my glucose level,she would put me on medicines. I didn't go back in October. She had said I needed to loose 20 lbs. I hadn't lost any. Well I had, but then I gained them back :/ So when I went to get my blood drawn I remembered again-- something I had thought about before.

Do I want to track my food or my insulin shots??
Tracking my food intake is a pain in the ass. But having to track my glucose levels and my insulin shots would be a lot worse. So I tracked my food for 5 (or 6) days and already lost 3 lbs.
This is not easy. I asked the trainer if I will ever enjoy working out. She said yes! when you loose 30 lbs and feel so much better you will! She should know, she lost oover 100 and is 5'3" tall. It's not how many times you fall that makes you successful. It's how many times you get up.
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  • MEXGAL1
    I could not live without tracking my food. And if you use sparks and the add to favorites it gets easier and easier. and the feature of coping one meal to another day works great. I have been tacking for many years now and I find it to be the one tool I do that really helps me maintain my weight loss. I know it can be a pain in the butt but the feature here on sparks is wonderful. and I like being able to do a report at the end of the day to give me a report showing what goals I met and what I was low on and what I went over on.

    Anyway.....track, track, track! you are worth the time that it takes to do so.
    Have a great day!
    Sallie
    2124 days ago
  • BETH4SUCCESS
    You can do it!
    2124 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14347559
    Nothing worth while is ever easy! emoticon for stepping up and taking control of your health! I've fallen off the wagon too, esp.ly with exercise recently.....but there was a point where I enjoyed getting out of the house and going for walks. I could see the increase in energy a little, knew my clothes were fitting a little less tight, etc. You'll get there and I'll get there again! As you said.... It's how many times you get up! It truly is!!! Best of luck to you. emoticon emoticon
    2124 days ago
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