So, with this new month and the return of my focus on Faithfulness I decided to get really proactive. I have an app on my smartphone that tracks my steps per day and allows me to add additional exercise. It also tracks my calorie intake. I started using it. And I started walking more, adding extra steps into my daily routine. I also started eating smaller meals more often throughout the day and more closely monitoring my blood sugar. And it is working. My blood sugar is staying lower over the course of the day. In fact, last night it was almost too low. After having a fairly high calorie and carb dinner of homemade pepperoni pizza I was walking in my bedroom (this is what you do when you can't afford a gym membership or a treadmill) when I started feeling light headed and dizzy. When I checked my blood sugar, it was 87. Now, for a "normal" person this is a great number. For me, this is low. And my body doesn't like low. I am crazy sensitive to anything outside of my usual normal range of 100-140. End result of this 87? I had to stop the exercise (which naturally lowers blood sugar) and eat a small serving of ice cream (not a real hardship) which brought my numbers up to 106. End result, I did not reach my step goal I had set for myself, but this morning my blood sugar is right back in my normal range at 134.
Really the whole incident is just frustrating! I am trying to do the right thing here, I really need my body to cooperate! It is so hard for me to do this, to be so aware of my diet and exercise. I would much rather just ignore it, to eat what I want and sit here in front of this computer, rather than getting up and moving. But I know I can't do that. With diabetes you have to stay aware. The complications of ignoring it tend to creep up on you and by the time you realize it, it is too late to reverse the process. So, I will stick with it. I will be faithful. One day at a time.
I suppose this is a rather odd post for a faith based blog. But I do have a strong belief that God wants me to be faithful in all things. The practical, physical things as well as the spiritual. He care about more than just my soul. Yes, it is his primary focus, my heart and my soul. But he gave me this human body, it is designed by his hand. So, I think it is safe to assume he would like for me to take better care of his gift. Don't you?