But, I have learned a few things about myself and my goals this week.
MY THREE TEENY, TINY GOALS FOR THIS WEEK
1 Continue on with my oatmeal and exercise in the morning.
2 Try my hand at counting sugar intake this week. I need to get a better handle on that piece of the puzzle.
3 Be more intentional about checking my BGLs.
HOW IT WENT WITH MY 3 TEENY, TINY GOALS
Goal No. 1: Bamm! Excellent progress with this goal. A habit is definitely in place here. I feel really good about that!
Goal No. 2: Average success. Maybe a lil below average, even. I did pay some attention to the sugar intake this week, but I did not log it or journal about it. My excuse, all the extra work I have been doing now that we have new owners at the business where I work. That does not excuse me doing more to reach this goal on my off hours. Either this goal needs to be even tinier, or I need to get my big girl pants on and put a lil more effort in-which one is it? Maybe both!
Goal No. 3: Progress Abysmal! BIG FAIL! The closest I got to reaching this goal was to spend my 5 Minute Monday time reading the pamphlet that came along with the new sugar meter. Ugh.
WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF THIS WEEK
What I learned about myself this week is that I am wayyyy too resistant when it comes to monitoring my sugar; both intake and checking BGLS. Not good! This needs to be done, and it needs to be habitually done.
Living with T2D, sugar is a big deal.
This disease can take you down if you don’t pay attention and do what you need to do.
I have experienced a couple sugar lows at night recently, as noted in my body and symptoms, but when I did, I did not check my levels. I just ate something.
I need to do better!
I will do better, but it will take some doing on my part and a tinier goal to get me there.
THIS WEEK’S GOALS–TEENY AND TINY AS THEY MAY BE
1 I will increase exercise from 16 to 18 minutes each day.
2 I will find someone to be an accountability partner for me when counting sugar intake this week. All I will require at this point is that I log when I have eaten sugary substances and that I share that log with someone. This goal only requires me to find that person who will help me, but if I want to do more, I can.
3 Watch a You Tube video on the best way to use the new glucose monitor, and try using it once this week. This goal will only require me to try something new once, and not seven times in the week. Maybe this is teeny, tiny enough for me to find myself winning over dreaded resistance.
I do not want to fall into a lackadaisical lifestyle with this disease. I can’t afford that!
As you know, these teeny, tiny goals I set for myself each week are all about starting and continuing habits that will help me do what I should (or want), in life, without constant effort to make it happen.
I like easy.
I want easy.
Not everything in life can be easy, but some things can.
If I can make more things easy and develop more healthy habits, I will accomplish more in my life and have better control over me. I want to accomplish more, and I want to do what I already do better!
What have you been resisting, that you know would make your life easier? Who is that accountability partner in your life, and how did you choose them?