Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008, Year of the Log

No, not hog, log! Not a Yule log, or another log on the fire, or a logarithm. You know the kind of log I'm talking about. Yes, I know it's kind of lame to do the new year's resolution thing, but I've got to start somewhere. So start yesterday I did.

Goal is to calmly log my bg, carbs, and insulin without judgement or stress. Just log them and that's it. No good or bad numbers, just numbers. Log now, analyze later. Just do it! And use whatever prayers and motivational slogans I can to get those numbers in that log. It's been a LONG time since I did this. I test regularly and bolus accordingly, but logging has eluded me like a greased pig! OK, so maybe this does have something to do with a hog afterall.

I have been dancing with denial. I have focused on exercise, but ignored the fact that my blood sugar swings have gotten worse, not better. I have focused on training for a half marathon, but gotten really sloppy with carb counts. Treating lows has gone from glucose tabs only to whatever I can chow down on and then some. I can see now that I have been trying to distract myself from focusing on the one thing that is probably most important health wise....proactive diabetes management. So here's to 2008, the year of the log!


Donna said...

Hi Carol,
I set up an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of this stuff. It made it so much easier. I do print off a few blank pages & write down the information when I'm not at my computer. The I log the stuff onto Excel when I get a chance. Just a thought.. Good luck!

Carol said...

Thanks Donna! I totally agree re: the excel spreadsheet. I got one from Kevin (I think I have the name right) a few months ago and am using that. So far so good on the logging.

Scott K. Johnson said...

You can do it!!!

I've slacked off for a long time here, and I need to get back on it too.

I use Kevin's spreadsheet, and I love it. He did a wonderful job.

When I'm away from the computer I would just jot stuff down on whatever and enter it in later.

Like you say, whatever it takes!