Friday, March 23, 2012


Walked to town today and had breakfast with Melli and Steff and picked up my bloodwork requisition...fasting Sunday night for bloodwork Monday morning...
I am tired, tired now and I'm heading to bed but the positive is that I DID get some good exercise today!! ;)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fasting Bloodwork!

Visit tomorrow to Dr. office to pick up a requisition for bloodwork.
I HATE bloodwork and to top it off it is a fasting one AGAIN too!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Visit with the Dr.

Doctor's visit yesterday and the introduction of a new pill (if it is covered).
If not and/or it doesn't work then I may have to take more insulin 4x a day. I really don't want that!
Otherwise my daily sugars were pretty good...well as many as I had to show...MUST get better at tracking them!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Green Tea/ Lemon/ Cayenne Pepper

Tried green tea/lemon/cayenne pepper today and it was AWFUL. I couldn't do it. :( Maybe I got too much spice and made it too strong but I don't think I'll be trying it again anytime soon. I'll stick with my lemon water or green tea with lemon and hope the benefits will be good from them.
I don't mind the lemon water at all.
So far I'm managing about 6 glasses of water a day tho I am trying for 8 but I can't quite seem to get there. :(

Swollen Feet

Not doing very well keeping track of my food and water in tracker. :(
Also worrying myself because for the last three or four days now my feet have been swelling. It is less than it was the first day but still it feels very uncomfortable and has me a bit stressed and worried.
Thankfully I will see the Dr. tomorrow and see what's going to happen next.
Otherwise I have been searching out quotes today and trying to keep myself hopeful.
I am a worrywart so learning NOT to stress myself is very difficult sometimes. I think I am getting better at it but yikes!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lemon Water

Began drinking lemon water this morning. 1/8 wedge of lemon in hot water.
Supposedly it is very healthy so for awhile it will be my morning drink.
I have given up coffee except once in awhile and I'm trying to only drink decaf or herbal teas.
I also had green tea with lemon at lunch time and either way is acceptable and not gross at all lol!

Nutrition Values

Inserting my daily values of nutritional info into a tracker in SparkPeople.
Hopefully it will help me to know how much  or how little of needed nutrients I am getting every day and my health care team will appreciate having a record that we can find target areas to work on and do better next time!!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Blogging about my challenges with gout, type 2 diabetes and polycystic kidney disease and hoping it will get easier to keep track of my efforts both good and even bad.
Keeping track will be good for my health care team as well as myself so here begins my concerted effort at keeping on top of all that I must learn to master in order to stay as healthy as I can for as long as I can.
Wish me luck! I NEED it!!