The app that I used for tracking my food intake is called Diabetes:M for Android. It is one that I had already been using for my type one diabetes. I have also tracked my blood sugar and the amount of insulin I took at each meal to help me control my glucose numbers better. I will attach the PDF file from the month here: file:///C:/Users/zfdcmu/Downloads/LogBook%20-%2009%20Oct%202016.pdf
I would also like to state that I work night shifts, so the foods I eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner might not make “sense” sometimes since I am on a different schedule.
Breakfast: Mashed potatoes and gravy, corn dog with mustard, cantaloupe, cheese stick X2
Lunch: Quesadilla with siracha, gummy candies
Snack: Cool lime refresher, ½ cake pop
Dinner: Juice, mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, protein bar
How am I going to accomplish this goal: I work in a hospital, so whenever I need to go to a different floor I will take the stairs. I will also take the stairs at school and at the mall.
How did I do on this goal: I did really well on this goal. I enjoy taking the stairs anyway because I feel like they are faster than the elevators. I also like that I feel a little bit more accomplished and not as lazy for doing this.
GOAL 2: Eat a vegetable every day.
How am I going to accomplish this goal: I am going to leave myself open for better food choices so that I have the option to choose a vegetable at, at least one of my meals.
How did I do on this goal: I really like vegetables so the biggest challenge for me on this goal was to make sure I had some available to eat. I did great and didn’t miss a single day for a week!
GOAL 3: Meditate for 20 minutes every day.
How am I going to accomplish this goal: I spend a lot of time in my car since I commute to school and to work; my goal is to clear my mind and think about the positive in my life on these drives so that I can focus on the good that is around me.
How did I do on this goal: This was honestly my favorite goal I set, and accomplished. I feel like it is easy to get down on life and the situations that are happening all around you and sometimes just thinking about the good things that happened that day can really turn your attitude around. I loved this time of day.
GOAL 4: Go to the gym 3 times.
How am I going to accomplish this goal: I am going to take the things that I have learned in class and do them on my own, so I know that I can when the class is over and I still want to work on my tone.
How did I do on this goal: This goal was really hard for me. I find that I make a lot of excuses for myself not to go to the gym; even though I pay for a membership. I went 2/3 times and I really enjoyed my time there. . . It was the getting there that I had a hard time with!
GOAL 5: Drink 120 ounces of water every day.
How am I going to accomplish this goal: I will take a water bottle everywhere with me so the water is ready as I need to drink it. I will make incentives for myself (you can have this drink after you have finished this much water).
How did I do on this goal: I did terribly. I really didn’t push myself the way that I thought I would. I did drink more water than I do usually, but I didn’t drink nearly as much as I wanted to! This is something I will definitely keep working on though.