Diabetes Blog Week 2012! – One Thing to Improve

Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at. Today let’s look at the flip-side. We probably all have one thing we could try to do better. Why not make today the day we start working on it. No judgments, no scolding, just sharing one small thing we can improve so the DOC can cheer us on!

Yesterday the topic for the day during D-Blog Week 2012 was One Great Thing, meaning something that we do really well for our diabetes.  I talked about how I’ve gotten good at paying attention to what I eat since my diagnosis.  Granted, we all realize we have to pay attention to what we eat, so its really not that spectacular of a feat, but compared to the way I used to eat, even at the beginning of my diagnosis, its spectacular for me.  But today, for One Thing to Improve, I’m going to talk about the same thing… watching what I eat!

For all my talk of being so proud of having the ability to pay attention to what I eat, I still don’t make the choices that I know I should make.  Sure I look at the carbs and the calories of everything I eat, and I try to keep them down.  I use the MyFitnessPal app on my phone to keep track of my calories (and other stuff), and I use the OnTrack Diabetes app to record all my numbers.  I look at all these numbers all day long, but I don’t really look at them beyond just looking at them.  Sure, I eliminate foods or cut my portions sometimes to fit in with what I need to be doing, but the foods are still the wrong ones.  I still eat the same foods from my favorite restaurants, even though their healthier options are just as good.  I still loooove my desserts, even when I should be skipping them.  Sometimes I think I slip into the mindset that as long as I cover what I eat with insulin, its ok to do what I want.

I know that I need to change this habit.  I need to stop looking at food and really start LOOKING at food.  For my health, for my weight, as well as for my diabetes.

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