Dec 15: Staying Between the Lines
Friday, December 15, 2017
I have been in Omaha 6 weeks, and have to be thankful that I have not gained weight, but I haven't been mindful nor particularly diligent in staying on my food plan.
So although I am not tweaking my food plan, I realize for the sake of my sanity I must make this my priority come what may.
The cost of not staying between the lines is the increase in my blood sugars. The high reading of 157 from a norm of around 112 was a real wake up call this week.
I can't eat like the rest of the family does, so I will be cooking separately. As much as I hate making two different meals, the reality is that the kids are picky eaters and there in no point cooking what they are going to leave on their plate.
I am dealing with some emotional issues at the moment, While I miss my old routines and my life in Tucson, I am enjoying being around the family. I realize that I need to fill myself because the last few days I have been rather grumpy. That isn't what I want to be. I put myself in time out Thursday night after I reacted badly to the 10 years old temper tantrum. Lesson learned for both of us.
Even Ringo has had his moments. He loves the kids and all the attention, but gets rather grumpy when the big black lab or the cats invade his bedroom space. Our sanctuary is my bedroom and it seems to be the family gathering space also! Actually it is kind of nice when they congregate, unless I just want to un-people for a bit. So for now, if the door is closed, everyone knows to leave us alone. If the door is open, then come share your concerns and day.
PT is going well. I have less pain and am becoming better at walking up and down the stairs.
One step at a time, in everything.
So everyone have a great weekend. Keep working your plan, and keep Sparkling!