Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Healthy eating isn't always the most desirable and once you fall off the healthy food wagon it's really hard to get back on. For me, at first I was very strict with what I ate and made sure that I never went over the number of carbs that was recommended for me from my dietitian. But as I got more 'comfortable' with diabetes I began to fall off the wagon and allow myself more carbs.
At times I come back around telling myself to smarten up but I think that I have finally began to understand just how important it is for me to watch what I eat and how much of something I eat. I find this a lot easier to do at school actually, because I am not necessarily having to make anything healthy because I can find things in the cafeteria that are healthy such that as a spinach salad or vegetable cups.
Of course I will at times want something sweet or full of carbs and to me that will be okay as long as it doesn't become a habit. I don't want to pump myself full of insulin just because I want to indulge every single day. It's not healthy for me and it's not healthy for anyone. Just because I have diabetes doesn't necessarily mean that I can't easily indulge I just have to take a needle for a chocolate bar and sometimes it feels worth it.
So as I finally begin again back on my healthy journey I will let you know just how I am doing, and most of all let you know the improvements I have noticed. Thus far I have noticed how clear my skin as become, and this also could be because I have made it a routine to take my iron pills rather than just taking them when I occasionally remember.
Health is so important but so easy to neglect and I don't know why. Everyone can work together to improve each other.