Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Weekly update, 4/6/09

Thing 2's 5th birthday was great! Lots of her friends' moms stayed for the party, so it was fun to get to know them a bit better. The birthday girl loved her party, although she got waaaaaay to tired at bedtime and had a major meltdown...fine after a good night's sleep, though. Mr. Handsome-and-Handy and I were pretty wiped out the next day. I even took a nap!

Progress last week

7-day blood glucose average: 98 (met goal of less than 120)
7-day fasting average: 98 (met goal of less than 120, 100% of days)
Weight goal: 0 lbs (met goal of maintain or lose)
Food goals:
- Consumed 5 meatless, low-fat meals and 2 fish meals. (met meatless & fish meal goals)
- Ate >=40 grams of fiber 3 out of 7 days last week, >=25 grams 7 days. (making progress toward the 50 grams/day...gradually.)
- Did well in eating more veggies and fewer nuts during the afternoons.
- Did not meet goal of scaling back coffee. We got some fat free half-and-half, so that should help.
Exercise goals: Got 3/5 cardio workouts last week, although only one combo spin class + 1.2 mile run on the treadmill. Strength trained Wednesday and Monday. (missed cardio goals, met strength training goals)
Misc. goals: Registered for the "See Jane Tri." Got adequate sleep all nights. Still struggling with post-dinner munchies.

Goals for this week

7-day blood glucose average goal and fasting numbers: below 120.
Weight goal: Maintain or lose.
Food goals:
- 4 or more meatless, low-fat meals and 2 or more fish meals.
- Scale back to 1 coffee/day, with 2T fat-free half-and-half and 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk. Switch to tea and plain water after that first cup.
- Track fiber; work up to consuming 50 grams fiber/day (25 grams insoluble, 25 grams soluble)
Exercise goals:
- 5x30 cardio (include 1 run and 1 spin)
- 2 strength training
Misc. goals:
- 7 or more hours sleep/night.
- Brush and floss teeth right after dinner!

6 comments:

theworldsdresser said...

Congrats on the progress this week!!

Christie O. said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Jennifer said...

My sister is Biz, from the Biggest Diabetic loser. I totally sympathize with you over the diabetes thing. We are identical twins, and so far (after 6 years) I am still fine! But, I know how time consuming it is to figure out every morsel of food you eat!

Great job on maintaining your blood sugars!!

Miz said...

glad the birthday was FUN (and you know I love the Thing2 reference :))

Came by to say THANK YOU.

for BEING YOU.

I appreciate you.

Pubsgal said...

@ theworldsdresser: Thanks very much!

@ Jennifer: Thanks for dropping by my blog! :-) I appreciate your support. I'm glad to hear that you're not having to deal with the big "D"...it's doable, but not the greatest. Biz certainly impresses me, though, with her upbeat outlook and tasty recipes!

@ Miz: Aw! Thanks! (I'm *blushing*. But appreciative! :-)
And right back at ya! You and your blog make my day (and a lot of
other people's). *Every* day! Thank you for being you, and for all that you do!

@ Christie O.: Thanks, on behalf of Thing 2! Do you know, that girl o' mine smiled for only ONE picture her entire party? And that was when she was pouncing on the little neighbor boy. Mr. Handsome-and-Handy predicts that she's going to become a goth girl.

Pubsgal said...

...which I won't mind, as long as she takes proper care of her piercings and takes care in choosing her tatoos.