Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with good support.
Mom's prednisone is spiking her blood sugar in fairly dramatic ways. Her illness started with a UTI and progressed into other things--dehydration, an aspiration in the lung, and now, as a side effect of the prednisone, the blood sugar spikes. The nursing staff are on it 100%. My phone rang at 6:30am with an update about the blood sugar issue and the doctor's orders to help combat the problem. They're checking her blood sugar hourly at this point and using insulin injections to help bring down the numbers. Her blood sugar climbed to as high as 598 today. Otherwise, mom is doing well. Other things are going well. Her oxygen level with the oxygen concentrator on five liters has been consistently 90% or higher. The smile in her eyes and her mental clarity remains strong. She doesn't like the injections, of course, but she understands the necessity of the treatment plan.
My workday was tight. In order to leave the studio on time, I had to stay on point and work very efficiently. I get into a zone of sorts, where I'm focused on the task at hand, get it done, then focus on the next task. I enjoyed the Monday night group support conference call and a one on one session immediately after the group--both went very well. By the way--the next session starts January 29th & 30th! If you're interested in joining our team, email me for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The visit with mom tonight was a good one. I'm so glad her mental clarity has improved enough to understand what's going on.
I came home and put together an enjoyable on-plan dinner, caught up on a few things--and now I'm about to call it a night!
Today's Accountability Tweets:
2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats #morningdeal Done✅✅✅ Monday morning coffee X pic.twitter.com/60whK140WV— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
3 tbs half & half in the first cup, another 3 tbs half & half in the refill cup, to-go, soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/d3bkS7aGWn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 123g red seedless grapes. pic.twitter.com/DhSoypvmbn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
Ezekiel toasts. One with 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, and 1 slice gouda cheese. One with 58g avocado. 3.6oz apple slices & 123g red seedless grapes. 568 cal. pic.twitter.com/MjjJ6B7eFr— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
2 tbs half & half in this Mid/late morning cup of coffee 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/iSF6qQ91Si— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 30g sour cream. pic.twitter.com/ikuSEsXd5r— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
Two 7 Layer Tostadas w/180g fat free refried beans, 2 tbs salsa, 1 slice provolone, 127g avocado, 30g sour cream & 35g lettuce. 606 cal. pic.twitter.com/cyo19a7xAC— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
3 tbs half & half in this afternoon cup of coffee 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/tFuYv7R81m— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 8, 2018
Dinner in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 20g yellow mustard. pic.twitter.com/BoD7lcfFiP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 9, 2018
1 cup serving homemade potato soup (recipe ingredients, amounts, and calories saved in MyFitnessPal recipes), 4oz 93% lean beef, 1 slice gouda cheese, 35g red onions, 3oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms, and 20g mustard on a Joseph's flax-oat bran-whole wheat pita. 671 cal. pic.twitter.com/TYTtIfeaJi— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 9, 2018
1.5 cups water exceeds today's #watergoal 118g banana & 190g red seedless grapes #lastfoodofday 230 cal. pic.twitter.com/yh9ifgwJFC— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) January 9, 2018
Thank you for reading and your continued support,