I wrote a blog a few months back called My 7 "Bad" Habit's as a Diabetic. I am slowly making adjustments, working on them. Heck, the hardest thing is saying no to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and I said "NO" today. I know it's minor but I am proud of myself for not taking a piece. I am not ready to introduce the Cups back in my life...I am own a mission and I know I can't control myself. So--Out of sight, Out of my mind.

I have been wearing shoes and socks around the house! lancets....lol I changed them twice already this year, I know it's not a lot but remember "baby steps". I don't want to set myself up for failure by adding too many things to my "Work" on list. "We" all do that sometimes, "We" fail, wonder why. One of the most valuable lesson's I've learned in life is not to put more on my plate than I can handle. I do plan on tackling each item on My 7 "Bad" Habits as a Diabetic list....Not all at once, one day at a time.

Food Journal Update

I started using my food journal yesterday!!! So, far so good! I hope I can keep up with it. I have to be honest--I enjoy knowing what food I am intaking. I didn't think I could be one of those people again...you know logging food and bg's all over again, reminds me of when I was first diagnosed. What happened to that person?what caused my Diabetes burnout? and how did I lose my focus? the answer is LIFE and it's changes. It's ok to fall off the bandwagon but you have to catch yourself before you drown. I caught myself. Re-evaluated what I did or what I didn't do. I am moving on. I am willing to sacrifice. I'm not saying I am not going to enjoy myself; that would be a lie. I'll just be thinking moderation and about my feet...

My pump (pod) is a tool to help me, not heal me. I'm ok, with sacrificing a few things for a healthier, stress free diabetic life!

I am re-dedicating myself to a healthier "D" life and a healthier "ME".

Hi! My name is Cherise. I'm a Diabetic and DiabeticIzMe

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Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on January 13, 2009 at 2:04am
Hello Cherise:
Always you inspired me with your blogs and discussions.I love your dedications to yourself,something I have to adopt for healthier me.
Best wishes
Comment by Jaimie Hernandez on January 13, 2009 at 9:50am
starting my food journal again too......back on track for '09 :) HUGS!
Comment by Leah on January 13, 2009 at 10:57am
I am SO with you on these types of things! It has been a long road to where I am now and it took me first accepting that I have diabetes and the wanting to feel better. The only way I can get through it is one thing at a time.

The holidays had me slacking off a bit but I have been getting back on track one thing at a time.

Good luck to you! You will do great!
Comment by Sweeter Cherise on January 13, 2009 at 10:03pm
Thank you all for your support! You Rock! You know that Reese's I was talking about in the blog. My daughter didn't eat it all...I almost ate it but I didn't:) baby steps
Comment by Andreina Davila on January 14, 2009 at 11:57pm
This is great Cherise, Keep up the good work...

I am with you with the Reese's.. On my previous job, my friends and I used to give ourselves a treat every afternoon, if this were too stressful at the office (and that was always the case, jeje)

I felt they were so heavenly good, how could they be bad for me... the reese's cups... but then I gained few pounds, and well... had to stay away from them, once you have one...

And I have to tell you, you probably had changed your lancets more than my hubby. ;)
keep up my friend
Comment by Rebecca on January 27, 2009 at 1:47am
I have read a lot of your BLOG's and I sware it sounds like the words that I say.. I think... I feel. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I don't always feel energized to write or journal like I should. How is your food journal going? I think I have started 10 journals in the past year. I always star off well, with notes about my goals, and lists of what to eat an what to avoid. I just can't stick with it. How do you do it? Is it detailed? or simple? Do you carb count or list in in groups? How should I do it in a way that will stick? I need motivation to stay accountable to myself. Why can't I do it?

Oh, wait.. I know- because I either take the time to care of myself- or I take care of my house & kids. I have found a had good balance with that one.

PS. Thanks for mentioning the Reece's cups. Now I'm craving chocolate & peanut butter! :(
Comment by dusk on March 25, 2009 at 9:04pm
i guess craving reece's is a diabetic thing. my favorite of all time, and haven't had one since diagnosed in 08. so sad :(


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