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Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on November 8, 2010 at 12:23pm
So you allowed yourself to have a little escapade... so what? Thin people do it too! lol :) Just as long as we don't eat like crazy 100% of the time, but maybe every so often... than it's okay. :D I still eat fried food, too... lol :) No biggies. No worries. Just forgive yourself for being human, and move on. :)
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on November 8, 2010 at 11:27am
Hey, no problem! :) I do hear ya on the distraction thing... I walk every morning (before breakfast or anything else), a casual walk, for about 20-25 minutes... and then I do another one 20-25 min before bed. Sometimes I get distracted with morning things, or with night time things. lol I've set an alarm now for it, and if not, my husband is also another "alarm" like clock. hehe "Are we going for a walk, yet?" :D I focus on how great it feels, so I just don't feel like it's a chore... I don't ever wanna do anything, eating right or exercising, cus it's a "must do" chore. lol Cus I will fail, and I know I will... But the crisp cold morning air, and how good I feel out there... or in the evenings... is good enough for me. :) If I can't, one day, no big deal. We'll do it the next time around... :) We're just human, after all. A little baby in Africa is not gonna die cus I didn't go out for my walk, you know what I mean? heh :) I try to keep myself in perspective... I can be so militant.
Comment by Creed on November 8, 2010 at 11:12am
BTW: I do appreciate the comments here. Thanks for caring!
Comment by Creed on November 8, 2010 at 11:12am
There's no doubt that I am my own worst impediment. :(

I have been trying to make sure that the goals I set for myself are S.M.A.R.T. goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. For example, "I will walk for at least 15 minutes today." That's a specific goal of measurable activity which I feel is achievable and relevant to glucose control & weight loss, and is to be accomplished within a specific time-period. The problem is there are too many days that I can't/don't/won't keep the goals in mind and let them slide on by.

I don't think it's that I am uncomfortable with activity/exercise, I just get absorbed in what I'm doing at the computer-- which is my job-- and days can go by before I realize I dropped the ball. (Although I wonder what goes on in my subconscious sometimes.)
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on November 8, 2010 at 10:23am
Yeah, meanwhile, the endo probably goes home and doesn't lift a finger for the rest of his day. lol hehe :) I just think... that we set ourselves these "rules" in stone, and then we sabotage ourselves that way, too... We focus on the "chore," and the "rule," and the "you must..." and we don't focus, for example, on how great it feels to move our body just a little bit... to do what WE are comfortable with, as a start... There's no hard and fast rule for exercise. They say that because "studies" say this, and say that... But the studies are always changing. try to focus on what is doable for you, and what you can comfortably commit to, without feeling a "gun to your head," if you don't do it. :)
Comment by Creed on November 8, 2010 at 10:14am
Why 30 minutes? Because that's what the endo says I should do. That's the goal. I'm defining "exercise" rather loosely at this point, walking or bike riding are the two activities I am targeting because they are enjoyable and accessible for me. While keeping the 30 min/day goal in mind, I have set an intermediate goal of 15 minutes/day. Yes, I believe in baby steps.
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on November 8, 2010 at 9:50am
The best way to tackle this monster, Creed, is by doing baby steps, every day. Why does it have to be 30 minutes every day? Can it be a casual walk around the block every other day? And pick up from there, if you want to? :) You can even do it with a friend, or a spouse.

Also, you can use your meter to learn how foods affect you... and you can get inventive as to making meal substitutes for naughty foods. I use flat out! breads for making my own pizza, at home, and sara lee 80 calories and delightful buns for making burgers... We can still enjoy ourselves, and have fun. :) We just have to find the "loop holes," ya know? :D We're here for ya.
Comment by Creed on November 8, 2010 at 8:39am
Hi, I'm a new member of the group with type 2. After 15 years of pills, my endo added insulin therapy this year and I'm upset with the weight I've gained. Looking for some help to keep me from "medicating" with inappropriate foods and getting off my butt and getting that 30 mins of exercise per day I keep promising myself.
Comment by Judith on November 4, 2010 at 5:18pm
Thank you, Hello Cupcake It's Me. I like the idea of video chatting but my apartment is small for a workout and I go to a plain vanilla gym--cardio and weights--Cathy, if downloading skype is good for you, I'll try it. Judith
Comment by Hello Cupcake It's Me on November 4, 2010 at 4:24pm
Judith and Cathy if you both download skype which is a free program you can video chat and stream workout videos so that you both can do the same workouts at the same time. This way its like having each other in the living/workout room together and makes it nice because that way you are both present and doing the workouts! That is how me and my work out buddy do it.
 

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