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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I.am.Regimented.

Hope everyone is having a good week so far. This week seems to be moving a bit slow for my taste and it feels like Thursday instead of Tuesday. But that's because my week has been jam-packed with extras that need to be done by the end of the week. There's no more putting these checklist items on the back burner.

I was wondering today about why I will procrastinate on certain things, and then seem to be anal-retentive about other things. For example, I have several handbags I need to put on eBay(the extra money would be nice). And I have been wanting to do this for over 6 months now, but they are still sitting on my floor collecting dust instead of dollar signs. And then there are things I am nothing short of obsessed with and would never miss doing, like washing my face before bed. No matter the circumstances, I will never go to bed without washing my face and putting on my night cream and eye cream. I've even skipped brushing my teeth a night or two out of sheer tiredness, but I still washed my face and moisturized.

I also obsess about my dia-numbers (bg, A1c). I test about 9 times per day, and have my target bg range set at 95-105. I strive for very tight control of my diabetes (too tight, if you ask my CDE). My A1c last week was 6.0, which was pretty good, but not in the 5's as I'd hoped (yes I know I need to change my expectations a bit). I don't eat more than 60g (4 carb choices) in one sitting. A typical day for me right now might mean no carbs for breakfast (egg whites), or on occasion I might add a piece of toast (15g carb or 1 carb choice), lunch is usually 35-40g of carb (2-3 carb choices) and dinner is usually lower, 15-30g (1-2 carb choices). It's true; I weigh everything on my food scale to ensure proper bolusing. Even my banana, to find out the exact carbs.

I do, however, have the occasional pig OUT... I might eat pizza and have dessert, too! Maybe a nice glass o'wine (shhh!)

In general, I think my life is very regimented. I know that doesn't work for a lot of people, but it does seem to work for me. I was joking with my CDE today because I told her I keep records for everything- I have BG logs, food logs, exercise logs, and even personal budget spreadsheets that I update monthly. It's just who I am. I've always had that sort of personality. I drive myself crazy sometimes with how exact I need everything to be, but it works for me, for my system. I can certainly understand why this wouldn't work for anyone else.

Are there things that you sort of obsess about and other things you manage to never get done? Do you have any whack routines?

1 comment:

  1. Yipee for keeping charts! I do the same. I excel my blood sugar diary every day, it has proven brilliant for when I started out on insulin this year.

    A little side tracked but how do you do a personal budget spreadsheet? At the mo I keep a book that I am supposed to update weekly but it does not work! Tips would be great!?

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