Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What's in the Bag?

So yesterday I decided to check out the little bag o' goodies I received at the weight in on Saturday. If you are wondering why it took me so long, you can read the blogs below. :) Not to mention the fact that it wasn't thrown in a drawer or closet somewhere was a pretty big accomplishment in the first place!

Each person that signed up for the challenge received a logbook and being a diabetic, I am familiar with these things. I have several packed away somewhere and all of them have about 4 days logged, never in order, and never complete. I guess this is why I purchased a blood glucose monitor that stores and logs automatically and then is uploaded to my PC! SWEET!

Anyhow, I decided to take a look at my book and figured I would try using it. What a surprise! My breakfast and lunch choices that I have practically daily are really not very calorie packed. So that made me realize that my big problem is my dinner choices.

I love the internet. I was able to find nutrition info on almost every restaurant and Fast Food joint around and it really helped me look and choose which foods would be best for dinner. and did you ever notice that EVERYTHING has the calorie content right on the package?!?!?

Yes, i did feel like an idiot but counting calories is really not that big of a deal when you look at it as a game. Ok, you had a 100 calorie packet of oatmeal this morning with 2 packs of splenda and a tablespoon of butter substitute (another 80)! Then your can of soup was 110 calories and those 5 crackers added another 80 calories on top of that! Drink your 8 glasses of water. Only drink Diet soda and you are doing good before din din time. With exercise and a low calorie dinner I should be good to go and struttin my stuff in no time!

2 comments:

ron ragsag said...

I'm proud of you man! I did mention to Jaz last time we met that I am praying for your health. This is very challenging. I'm glad you're doing something about your diabetes! Guess what! I just been diagnosed being hypoglycemic! Your opposite! wohoo! Anyway, I'm still praying for you! Keep it up! Your on the right track! see ya saturday!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Hey George,

Dinnertime is my hardest too. In fact, it's the entire evening, after I get home from work.

It's like I'm real diligent and determined from the start of the day all the way until I get home. Then it's like I'm tired and let loose a little bit, and before you know it I've eaten a 1000 calorie dinner (it's not hard to do)!

And that all goes hand in hand with my diabetic control. If I let my control slip in the evenings, then go to bed - I usually wake up with a high BG in the morning, which starts the next day bad.

I think that diet control and diabetic BG control go hand in hand, so we are working on a double benefit for ourselves. More "bang for the buck"!

The key for me is the evenings.

On the right track for sure!