First let me say thank you to everyone who has tried to help me understand the carb vs calories, but I really felt like I was tying to learn a new language…LOL
So I had a mini melt down inside my head this morning trying to wrap my head around a pre-diabetic diet…It was so straight forward just counting calories…..I have never been a number person in any form and this was no different…so I called to get in with a nutritionist, and lucky for me she had a cancelation at 11:30a….I was there 15 minutes early with all my info I had collected and my food app on my cell…she had reviewed my chart, and had already printed out information to help me…bonus!!…as we sat talking it was soon apparent we were both talking about different lab values as I was saying 91 glucose verses her 5.9%….she mentioned the A1c test and I told her it never showed up on my labs, so I was going by the glucose…well my MD forget to check the little box to let it be seen on my profile…so now that that mystery is solved I can take a deep breath and understand it all…I am at the very low end of there chart so that’s good….and my glucose has dropped since last year, another good sign..so after learning about the carb counting in calories and all the other interesting factoids…I realize I am going to be busy journaling my food and the breakdown…I am committed for the next 3 months…with my exercise and weight loss lets hope this will be just a bad memory after January….
Been a good day….I am at 813 calories and I am at 107 carbs. I will spare you all the other numbers…so that’s all good…I will work for lower carb numbers, (I am allowed 90 to 160grams) I could go a little lower but that’s my range. I am sure it will get easier as the days go by…just need to do some research….
I went to the gym and jogged for 30 minutes and another 15 minutes doing H2O aerobics…and then the hot spa…..so that felt good…arthritis has been reminding me its still trying to be in control….an ugly fight but I soaked it out in the hot water today…LOL
I messed in the flower beds for awhile…and just sat outside in the fresh air…unfortunately my husband has caught some bug…and has him under the weather, with his COPD it doesn’t take much to knock the wind out of his sail…