Pain or Pleasure?

Well this is what my life has become, sticking myself twice a day to check my blood sugar and starting to like it..
I’ve been trying to eat better and have dropped some of my bad habits like candy, energy drinks, white bread and potatoes. But on the good side thanks to my mom I now like spinach, bell peppers and grapefruit. My blood sugar levels are getting pretty good 105-120 in the morning and 140-150 after meals then back down so I’m doing something right. My weight is down and I’ve lost 2 pant sizes and a shirt size so thats pretty cool too. Its hard to say no to my favorite snacks and now enjoy popcorn, pork skins and no sugar added fruit cups..OhBoy! And I’m also taking longer walks with my camera but not so much this week, its been raining where I have been driving for the last 6 days, I hope its better when I get home next Monday for my next checkup and a visit with the folks for more gardening and a trip to town, I can’t wait..:-)

Yep thats my finger and my blood..:-)

14 responses to “Pain or Pleasure?

  1. Keep up the good work Ed; the benefits in the long run are well worth the effort. Those blood glucose levels will keep dropping if you hang in there.! Happy you’re seeing good results!!! Go Ed!!!!!

  2. Heck…….even your finger is looking skinny! Maybe your mom can get talked into posting some hot pictures of you when you go home 😉 😉

  3. Hurrah, hurrah! (cheers from the sidelines). You too can become a “big loser.” Good job of pricking your finger…. I couldn’t do that. Give yourself a treat and use non-fat Kool WHip to dip your fruit into. Keep up the good work!

  4. Ditto on the cheers. Sounds like you are doing a great job of taking care of yourself so we can continue to enjoy your wonderful photography.

  5. Great blood sugars! One hint; try pricking your finger more to the side of your finger ‘pad’, still on the fleshy part. It won’t hurt quite so much. Thanks for sharing your awesome photos; I look forward to seeing your perspectives.

  6. If it makes you feel any better Pie has to check his blood 4 times a day plus takes 5 insulin shots… now that’s sticking yourself

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better though 🙂

  7. Now that doesn’t sound like a bit of fun. The “curse” runs deep in my family’s dna so far I’ve been lucky. Take care of your self!

  8. Well some good is coming from it, it’s nice that you are getting healthier. I agree, Dianne should post some photos of you!

  9. Good job, Ed. My hubby is really good about managing his diabetes as well. You learn what you can do and what you can’t…with an occasional indulgence. 😉

  10. Woohoo! Not so much fun to have that ailment, but so happy that you are starting to like some healthier foods. Post a pic when you get a chance.

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