Between Christmas and New Year’s

I stopped making “New Year’s Resolutions” long ago, but I still take a look back between Christmas and New Year’s and take time to write down things I’d like to see happen in the coming year. Goals, objectives, strategies, tactics. What’s the difference? Goals are statements you make about your future. They represent your aspirations. … Continue reading Between Christmas and New Year’s

Set Your Goals, Create Your Plans

We have deliberately put goals, plans, and dietary approaches after you have established the Five Essential Habits, because now you will have a better idea of what parameters you want to aim for and the best strategies for achieving your goals. Goals are statements you make about your future. They represent your aspirations. Objectives are typically measurable … Continue reading Set Your Goals, Create Your Plans

If We Consent

"All true obedience comes from the heart. It was heart work with Christ. And if we consent, He will so identify Himself with our thoughts and aims, so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His will, that when obeying Him we shall be but carrying out our own impulses. The will, refined and … Continue reading If We Consent

First Month, Third Week – Green Vegetables

Goal: To establish regular consumption of non-starchy green vegetables to replace highly refined processed foods and trans fats. Continue to monitor your blood glucose daily, drink your optimum amount of water every day, and ADD 3-5 servings of non-starchy vegetables every day. If you wonder how you're going to get in that many vegetables every … Continue reading First Month, Third Week – Green Vegetables

First Month, Second Week – Water

This week, keep using your glucose meter every day and focus on drinking more water. If you are still drinking sodas, regular or diet, or just have to have your morning orange juice (and I don't care if it's fresh-squeezed!), this is a good time to stop. Yeah, cold turkey. Make sure you have plenty … Continue reading First Month, Second Week – Water

First Month, First Week – Blood Glucose Meter

We are all here for one purpose: to manage our diabetes by managing our blood sugar. I posted the words of this image on my Timeline a few days ago, and someone was offended by it and unfriended me. So, for sure, I had to create this as a meme and share it widely! The … Continue reading First Month, First Week – Blood Glucose Meter

January Goals

If you are a member of our Closed Facebook Group, "Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics," you were given the suggestion to spend time between Christmas and New Year's to think about where you are with improving your diabetic health and write down your goals (with a measurable quantity and a time frame) and your strategies for achieving … Continue reading January Goals

Time for a Quick Review

Let's take a few moments to assess what you've accomplished so far this year. (Yes, 2018!) First, you spent some time between Christmas and New Year's to evaluate your personal diabetes status and set some goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics for improvement in the coming year. Setting Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics [PDF] If you've been … Continue reading Time for a Quick Review

New Year, New Month, New Week, New Day

Happy New Year! If you've been following this blog, you took time last week to think about your priorities in regard to your diabetic health. (If you missed last week's blog post, you can download this PDF copy: Setting Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics. Now it's time to implement those plans! Goals for January: To … Continue reading New Year, New Month, New Week, New Day