Saturday, February 28, 2015

shingles revisited :(

I started finally feeling better last week.  I'm convinced I had the flu.  Te odd thing is that everyone I know that got it was better before  week was done, but I had it for 25 days?!

So I am trying to get in the habit of going to the gym again.  It feels good!  Even though my legs are killing me and going up steps is painful experience!  But it's a good pain, ya know?

I seem to have what I call phantom shingles.  My arm has started to itch again, where the shingles were in November, but there is really nothing there but some scars.  I don't know what that is all about.  I still have nerve ending pain in my shoulder that I am dealing with.  But, from what I have read, and heard, I could be so much worse off so I try not to complain.

My eating is getting a bit better.  I have dropped a couple of pounds, but it's a work in progress.

I need to shower and start my day (post gym, I'm sitting here a sweaty mess).  We are celebrating my oldest sons birthday today, so I have things to clean.

Monday, February 23, 2015

getting it together

I have been sick for 24 days now, bleh.  I am getting better day by day but it seems like I take two steps forward and one step back.  My throat still hurts some days and most mornings when I get up I cough until I gag or vomit.  That is TMI, and ugly, sorry.

My eating... Well not pretty either.  I am opting for comfort foods instead of healing foods.  I finally weighed myself this morning and that made me want to scream.

Then I tested my blood glucose, which I haven't done in weeks.  But with the constant headache, aching legs, constant thirst, and lack of exercise due to being sick, I knew it was up.  It was 200, way up, ugh.

I reviewed what I ate yesterday, which included a lot of white processed carbs, valentine candy, and even Oreos and chips.  Um, what was I thinking?

Whatever I was thinking, I am no longer thinking.  I am stopping it.  Now!  I don't want to regain weight, I don't want to lose ground with my diabetes, I want to be healthy. 

A small set back does not mean failure, at least not total failure. 

So I am getting it together and getting back on track.  I am going to eat as clean as possible and cut out white processed carbs, get back to exercising, and watch my blood glucose fall, along with the number on the scale.