Living a bit

For the last few months I have been playing it safe.  I have been afraid to eat certain foods, I know that sounds ridiculous but it is fact.  I did not want to get out of control and fall into my old habits.  I wanted to get used to my new diet first.

I am now ready to eat different foods.  I am still keeping a close eye on the carb amounts.  I have been eating cookies.  Even at my most unhealthy I did not dare eat cookies.  I can have 2 cookies at just 20 carbs.  I know does not sound like a lot but when you deprive yourself 2 is everything.  I have eating frozen yogurt too.  They come in bar form and have only 5 grams of carbs.

It adds to my life, it is one more way for me to let diabetes know that I am in control.  Yes I still have high blood sugars but adjustments and learning what certain foods do is a process of learning and failure.  I still eat healthy.  I eat a lot of fish, which is funny because I always thought fish was gross.  I was so wrong.  It is one of my favorite foods.

I am getting used to my healthy life.  I feel a lot better, I realize now that in my previous life I was not living but just surviving.  That is no way to live.  Our time here is too short, you have to respect the time you are given.  I sometimes use song to convey my feelings there is a song by Noah and the Whale called “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” I will leave with a lyric I have been living by and have found inspiration in.  Have a great weekend!

“On my last night on earth I won’t look to the sky, just breathe in the air and blink in the light. On my last night on Earth I will pay a high price to have no regrets and be adored with my life”

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Tags: diabetes, diabetic, type1, type2

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