1. Walk 10,000 steps a day. ~ This is one my doctor wants and I know that it's good for people to get up and move and try to get that many steps in, in a day, but seriously? Between school, work (which is life-guarding and teaching lessons so I can't even take my pedometer with me), and the exhaustion that comes with the fun hypoglycemia trial and error phase this goal just sucks. I have a pedometer I wear but only get about 1,000-2,000 steps in, in a day.
2. Eat 6 times a day; 3 meals and 3 snacks with no more than 30 carbs per meal and 15 carbs per snack. ~ This one is also a gem given to me by my doctor and since my band is still so loose it's actually doable and I'm not really having a problem until my "quick foods" like light salami and ham run out and I have to start actually thinking and cooking. Then I just look at my fridge with a fiery rage and wish it to damnation for not having easy things for me and forcing me to actually act like the grown up I'm supposed to be. :)
3. Cut all "white foods" out of my diet and cut out fruit for a month. ~ This one was all me (well okay, it was my mom, but I fully jumped on this band wagon and have no issues with it really.) We went through the house and threw out all the foods that had white flour or enriched flour. We then replaced those with things like brown rice, honey wheat sandwich thins (made with wheat flour), melba snacks, multi-grain seed crackers and lots of veggies and proteins. This actually falls right into alignment with a preferred hypoglycemic diet. The temporary fruit ban is to prevent my body from craving sugars while I'm trying to detox all the simple carbs from my diet and to prevent my insulin from dumping into my system, causing a spike in insulin (that I won't use), followed by a plummet in my level of balance, vision, and consciousness.
4. Exercise 30 minutes a day. ~ Also from my doctor, but not one I've been even attempting this week. I do have zumba tapes, I work at a pool where I can swim for free, and I work on trade at a gym so I have a free membership so I really don't have any reason why I can't do this I just have excuses. I'm too tired, I don't want to drive all the way to the gym, I'm too busy, blah, blah, blah. I know these are excuses but I can't seem to get past them; any ideas for that?
|Summer 2011. Probably in the 260s|
|My bored snap shot today sans makeup and hadn't even brushed my hair yet|
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