Well, I haven’t actually been hiding. I’ve been stuck in work-mandated training that has no access to the internet. Ewwwww…. I’ve got a couple days break, so I’m catching up on all sorts of internet goodness, including writing this post. =)
I’ve made a few more tweaks with Lucy and my blood sugars have been fantastic! We’re talking like nearly completely normal numbers fantastic. I had a couple days where either I was sick or I had to SWAG a lot, but other than that, I’ve been averaging around 120. Sweet.
- I added in a short higher basal section in the early morning to combat a small dawn phenomenon
- Upped my insulin: carb ratios again. 1:8.5 for breakfast and 1:9 for the rest of the day
- Upped my overnight basal rate from .60 to .70
Now I can wake up around 75, have post-prandials in the 130-140 range, be 85 or so before meals and go to bed at 100. Now, a small note about waking up at 75. That may seem low to some people, but I am trying to prep myself for having kids someday. 75 is not the end of the world.
I have also come to the realization that I desperately need to lose 10-15 pounds. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but it really hit me a couple days ago. I’m going to continue to work on reducing snacks or having lower-calorie snacks, but the big thing this time is exercise.
GiR and I have worked out a decent outline for exercise goals for me. We’re going to focus on running since that’s quick, easy, and GiR likes to do it too. =) My long-term goal is to be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes by June 30th. Shorter-term goals include 1 mile in 10 minutes by April 30th and 2 miles in 20 minutes by May 30th.
Then, the weekly plan includes a point system. 30 minutes is worth 1 point (15 min is 1/2 point, 1 hour is 2 points, etc), and I have to earn at least 5 points in the week to get bonus points. Additionally, I have to exercise at least 5 days during the week to get the bonus points too. For example, if I only do 15 minutes one day, that counts towards the number of days, but I will have to do 45 minutes another day to get back the missed points.
Every once in a while I cash in my points for various stuff, like a video game, yarn, or discount on a larger item. It’s not quite a 1-1 point-dollar ratio, but close. Like, 7 points might get me a 5 dollar item. This system has worked well for me in the past as a way to keep myself motivated to exercise.
I’m hoping that by June 30th, I will be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes and that I will also be closer to my goal weight. In my dream fantasy land, I will get down to 120, but I have the feeling I will end up at 125, which is fine. I’m just getting sick of seeing 132 or higher on my stupid scale.