Thursday, August 28, 2008

Strip me of my blog!

I am the worst blogger in the history of blogs. I am so busy with work and family stuff that I don't even have time to update my blog. But then again there hasn't really been anything to write about.

I have been working a ton, hiring new employees, firing new employees, and trying to get someone trained so I can get back to doing my job instead of cooking everyday. But that is what happens when your the boss and someone calls in or quits. You have to pick up the slack.

I am still struggling with my blood sugar. I can not keep the food out of my mouth. I eat when I am stressed, I eat when I am not hungary, I eat when I am bored... and of course I am eating all the wrong foods. Which doesn't help.

I finally had my review at work, and it went very well. I was surprised. I've been with this company for a year and a half, and I wasn't really sure how my superiors viewed my work. So I am very pleased with that. It is hard to put your heart and soul into something when, A) you've been burned before and B) you are just uncertain about what the future will hold.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whats your A1C?

Mine was 7.2 yesterday. It needs to be less that 7. I've been trying to lower it since May when it was 6.8. Good job huh? I've already said that I love cake, but clearly I love carbs too. Pretty much anything that is made with sugar or turns to sugar QUICKLY in my body.

The thing is, I work with food everyday. I know what I should eat, and what not to eat. But why can't I stop? If you've never had an addiction you can't understand. I am addicted to food. No wait, I am addicted to bad food. McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons, fry me, bake me, dredge me in sugar! Fat, sugar, fat, sugar, give me more, more, MORE!

So back to the A1C. This is a blood test that tests your blood sugar. But not just that it tells the DR what my blood sugar has been for the last 4 months. So in those 4 months instead of lowering this number, I actually raised it. I'm a diabetic. Since my dad was diagnosed wit diabetes 15 years ago, I knew that I would be at risk for it some day. But what did I do to prevent it? Nothing. And now I am on medication. Not insulin. Just a pill twice a day.

I hope that this is the wake up call I need. I have been on Weight Watchers on and off for about 10 years. I love WW and the program but even though I lost 13 lbs in the last 4 months, my A1C was up. If I want to stay with WW I have to do it low or no carb. This shouldn't be to hard. I go in 5 weeks to a new DR.

Armed with my no carb approach to WW and my Metformin, I know I have to do this. For me, for my husband, for my kids.