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April 4th- Touching Base

Tuesday, April 05, 2016


Whole Foods has a new feature called the Vegetable Advisor. Answer the questions and it gives you feedback as recommendations to add to your food intake. For me I was low in chromium, and the only recommendation was to add Sh**take Mushrooms. I know Chromium is important to regulate Blood sugars. I intend to add mushrooms to my pantry. Sorry when I tried to post, SP thought I was cussing emoticon

Stress is also know to raise blood sugars. Well all I can say it that since the 19th of March, my morning readings have exceeded the recommended range 9 times. I can honestly say I have not been managing my stress well.

Somewhere along the way what with the hospital visits, erratic schedules and sick hubby, I didn't hold on tight enough!

We did take a short road trip Saturday and Sunday to visit some very dear friends who are here in Arizona. It was very pleasant.

The news from Barrow's Institute wasn't as good as we expected, but it was still not bad. We have a care plan, emergency medical procedures in place, and a team of medical care providers who have agreed to work with Ashley in Omaha and report back to Barrows here in Phoenix. She will have an MRI every 6 months, and follow up here in Phoenix on an annual basis. The surgery risks outweighed the benefits due to her age. As she matures it will be re- evaluated. For those who are interested you can read her journey on her face book page:
Ashley Mitchell Journey 2 a Cure.

On a funny, ok not funny note. My daughter broke her hand and injured a tendon trying to decapitate the chocolate Easter bunny - No stress in this family at the moment- LOL
Children's Hospital had given Ashley a huge Chocolate Easter bunny. My daughter tried to break it up into pieces to share with every one. Not one of her better ideas.

So everyone returns to Nebraska the end of this week. I am going to BREATHE and enjoy the time with them. And I am going to try to hold fast to my Manifesto.

The WATCH WORD FOR APRIL is CONSISTENCY!. Day by Day, Inch by Inch. The plan is a good one. Just have faith that it will work for me.

I weighed this afternoon and weighed what I did last week. I have had a lapse in tracking food, so was pleased to see a neutral number. As I plan this weeks menu I will try to reduce the carbs a bit, and also commit to eliminating the night snacking. I won't tempt you all by confessing to what I have been snacking on. But I will report it on my food logs as I try to get them caught up.

Exercise. I did join the water aerobics classes last week and will be continuing them on Wednesdays and Fridays. I am also doing Physical Therapy on M,W,& Fri. I need to find the conversion table to report these as steps walked. I told my daughter I was doing well, but wasn't ready to take on a 5 K race. She replied " Well that is ok, you have never done a 5K".
I love her to death!!

So I will be doing the Lifestyle Cha Cha, more like a TANGO- for the next few days. I am going to enjoy my Granddaughter and my daughter. And be grateful for the many blessing that I have.

Goodnight to you all with peace and blessings.
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    You definitely have a lot going on! And a neutral number in the midst of that is a great victory. I love the cha cha idea! I'll have to adopt that for myself this week.
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    I loved reading your update, sorry about your daughter's hand!

    Stress does such terrible things to our bodies and minds and spirits.
    It's good that you acknowledge it and are working to get it more under control
    in your hectic life...not easy!!
    1862 days ago
    Awesome blog again!!!!---- Stress does make the blood sugar rise--- Lynda
    1862 days ago
    May God bless you today, Sunny. I am staying busy the rest of the day to de-stress.
    1862 days ago
    I hear you on dealing with stress and trying to deal with blood sugar readings, too!
    I am going to suggest something so very simple but effective...in the middle of something stressful, right after or even when you are alone trying to recharge...stop, close your eyes, take a deep breath through your nose and then slowly release it through your mouth and just "BE"! It is a mini meditation and to my surprise it works! Thanks to Deepak Chopra!
    Hope things start to go well for your families health issues! I must admit to a chuckle on your daughter's broken hand over the Chocolate Easter Bunny attempted decapitation!!! That's going to be told through the years!
    Enjoy your eve!
    1862 days ago
    Thank you for sharing the vegetable advisor. That was interesting.

    I hope your stress lessens soon! emoticon
    1862 days ago
    emoticon for sharing! Life sure has it ups & downs..but you are doing great handling it all. Sorry to hear about your daughters hand...
    Sending thoughts & prayers ..hope it helps. emoticon emoticon
    1862 days ago
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    You are amazing, your spirit soars through all the many stresses. You are inspirational.
    1862 days ago
    It's tough when the youngsters are not feeling well and that is a lot going on for her and your family as well. Sorry to hear about your daughter's hand. Yikes! Sounds like you are doing your best with everything and I hope you find a way to manage your stress, although I know that can be an uphill battle!
    1862 days ago
    You certainly have a lot going on. I can see why you've had a lot of stress! Good job staying focused on what is good and making a plan to adjust things for the better in the future, while continuing to deal with the things like throws your way. My thoughts are with you and your family as you go through all of this. I'm going to check out your granddaughter's facebook page.

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    1862 days ago
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    That's a lot going on and I thought I was busy and stressed. Praying for your granddaughter and daughter. Take care of you so you can help take care of them.
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    1862 days ago
    Sounds like your life is pretty stressful right now. I know it is a proven fact that stress and losing weight don't do well together. Hope things improve, so your stress level levels out a bit.
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    So sorry to hear your daughter broke her hand. Hope it heals quickly.
    Great blog as always. emoticon
    1862 days ago
    Wow, Sunny, both smiles and tears in the same blog post! You are a master at capturing emotions.

    Keep doing the Cha-Cha! It's great exercise! LOL

    Saying prayers for Ashley, and for your daughter's hand too. I think the hospital should be liable! (JK)

    Enjoy your family and all the love you share. That's the best gift of all.

    1862 days ago
    Wow a lot of stressful situation in your life! Stress is the one area of my life I've been trying to grab a hold of also. One moment at a time. Enjoy your time with your family!
    1862 days ago
    Thank you for sharing, a well written blog. Sorry for your struggles. Stress is a definite factor when it comes to sugars but it sounds like you have great plans on conquering the morning highs.
    Broke her hand on a bunny..poor bunny!~I do hope your daughters hand heals quickly.

    huggles you're doing great!
    1862 days ago
    HUGS and prayers. Know the Life Stress Cha Cha well! Good luck!
    1862 days ago
    Sorry for your struggles, but I have to say this was a great blog. You have a great attitude about your challenges and I know that will help you achieve your goals.

    1863 days ago
    Yes, while we are on this journey we have to recognize the important things in life - family and life.
    1863 days ago
    emoticon for writing this blog .
    I enjoyed reading it !
    1863 days ago
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