Back from my conference week...
First of all, I want to thank you all for the support you sent me before I left for my conference in Anaheim, CA. It must have really helped because I did pretty good. It wasn't always easy but I made it.
I was able to eat a little snack every 2-3 hours, that way I could keep my metabolism going. Then for the lunch and dinner breaks, I was able to make a decent choice and I did not (over) stuff myself.
But what about eating Chinese? Isn't that always the hardest thing? I don't like steamed vegetables too much so in order to get your veggi's in, not so simple. All the other things from the menu have a lot of carbs. One day, I ordered a cup of hot and sour soup. That is pretty filling so I would eat less for my main meal. After that I had some pork fried rice. Not too much, but still, enough to mess me up. I even used my dual wave basal rate over 4 hours but it still got elevated. So far, I have never been able to "do it right". Any tips, always welcome. I have the same problem with Thai, Japanese, Sushi, ... Unfortunately I really like this type of food.
One of the things that worked in my advantage was bringing my gym clothes and using them. Every morning, except for the last day Sunday, I got up early and worked out in the hotel gym. It was a very simple gym but I decided not to find an excuse for that. Working out, gave me more energy for the rest of the day and my bs was very much under control. So overall, I think I can be proud of myself.
We normally had our weigh in at the gym on Monday but it's postponed until tomorrow. I guess that gives me some extra days to get back on track. We'll see...
I'm just back from having lunch with my best friend. (I've mentioned her before in one of my posts in the past.) We both have diabetes and we're both doing the Team Weight Loss at the gym. We are struggling with getting our weight under control and being healthy at the same time. I've introduced her to the d-blogs so she will be stopping by to visit you soon. I think she can really find a lot of helpful information from all of you, especially since she's only been diagnosed for 3 years now. If you have any tips, please feel free to put in some comments, I'll make sure she gets them.