I've been sticking to this lower-carb thing for about two weeks now. Minus 2-3 days when spring break ended and I started back to work and school. It's much easier to do this type of thing when I'm at home all day and have lots of time to think about what I might eat at the next meal then when I'm having to grab breakfast fast to get to work on time and knowing that around noon I'll be rushing from one job to the next and need something I can eat "on the go" since I won't have anywhere to sit, other than the bus and train ... Oy!
The good news is that my blood sugars are definitely so much better. Not in range all the time, maybe 50% of the time, but when they are high they are like 10 or 11 (180 or 200) rather than 17 (300). I'm still going low but not every day, so that's good.
And also ... I AM LOSING WEIGHT!!! So happy!!! That alone is enough to keep me going! I just hope it's real and not one of those times I *think* I'm losing weight only to have it go back up the next week. I'm also exercising every day and I think the combination of a better diet and exercise is doing it. In the past two weeks I've lost about four pounds. SO happy!!!
Breakfast is the one meal where I am spiking no matter what. I started out eating 40g of carbs, then went to 35g, now I'm doing 25g and am still spiking. Like this morning I was 7.5 (135) before eating and 14.0 (252) at just over one hour, but I would like to try and not spike over 10. I would REALLY like my next A1c to be better ... But I am having a hard time thinking of things that are low-carb and filling and require no cooking, because I'm just not that organized in the morning. I need something I can grab and go. And lunches aren't that easy, either, but at least with lunch I don't have the spiking problems as much.
So overall it's going really well, especially since I was able to get back on track so quickly after work/school/stress started up again. I think that's really a good sign that I'm committed to this, as usually I start things like this and then when I go off-track it takes me a few weeks to recover and I'm starting back at square one.