Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Designated cheat day

I decided recently to have a designated cheat day. A day where I don't worry so much about carbs. A day where I don't worry so much if my sugar is a little high. I'm still planning on keeping it well below 200, but if it goes a little over 120 I won't stress.

This week I think that day is going to be Saturday. We're supposed to be having family over, our middle daughter's birthday is on Sunday, and Dairy Queen opened this week. What better time to have a cheat day! No, I won't go overboard with a large Blizzard, though I might have a medium sundae. I'll make sure to order nuts to give me some protein. Hmm, a turtle sundae sounds yummy right now!

I'm hoping to keep going with my exercise routine. I went to Zumba on Monday night, walked the treadmill yesterday, and tonight is Zumba again. I need to make a plan for Thursday and Friday. It seems that I'm more likely to get my workout if I have a plan. Not only do I have to plan when I'm going to exercise, but I need to plan the family's activities around that exercise time. Do meals need to be at a certain time? Do I have kids to taxi?

I'd love to hear what others do when they're feeling down about their diabetes.


  1. I am glad you have a great day planned!

    Zumba sounds like that electric remote controlled vacuum to me...

    Good luck coordinating your exercise.

  2. That's Roomba. ;) Unfortunately I had pizza for dinner tonight which is one of the foods that raises my glucose levels, but I'm going to the Y in a few minutes. Plus my sick 8 yr old requested it, so I'm not counting tonight as a cheat.