Try to remember…

Here’s the big question. Do I even remember how to do this blog thing?

I’m going to make this one short and sweet. Well, no. I guess it won’t be sweet cuz then I’d have to take insulin and I don’t consider blogging as being Bolus Worthy.

Endo appointment this week. The office is just over an hour away and it should be a not so bad drive. (Fall in NH. People pay big bucks to ride around on buses and check out the “foliage.”) Nicest part? Kim Hislop is going to meet me for lunch before my appointment. I met Kim in Las Vegas at the first Diabetes UnConference. And last month my husband and I both did the JDRF walk with her team in Manchester, NH.

I’m trying to get back on the D-Wagon. Today I did my first Big Blue Test. Number plummeted and as usual I said to myself, “Self – why don’t you do this more often?”

Here’s hoping I get back on the stupid treadmill tomorrow morning before work!

Oh – here’s the photo I used on our Thank You notes that I sent to my JDRF donors!

jdrfwalkphoto

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Breakfast Out

I can’t eat out for breakfast. I know this. I did it anyway this morning.

Someone else cooked it. Someone else cleaned it up. It was delicious! It was carby! I took a ton of insulin (not enough…). I continued to take more insulin all afternoon! (We ate the b’fast at noon.)

My TDD – Total Daily Dose – for the past week is ridiculous.

My holiday denial of diabetes is over. Back to real eating. Back to the treadmill.

Happy – Happy New Year to You!

PS – Tomorrow’s weather promises a ton of snow. Shoveling will be good for me!

One Thing to Improve

Click for the One Thing to Improve – Wednesday 5/16 Link List. Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at.  Today let’s look at the flip-side.  We probably all have one thing we could try to do better.  Why not make today the day we start working on it.  No judgments, no scolding, just sharing one small thing we can improve so the DOC can cheer us on!

And that would be… Exercise

I know my BGs are better when I exercise. I know I feel better when I exercise. I know it’s good for me when I exercise.

When I was diagnosed, just over 7 years ago, we bought a treadmill. And I used it, sort of, kind of, sometimes… And every few months, I’d get on a kick to do better at using that treadmill, and I would. I really would. But then…

And now – my truth – I haven’t been on it in six months.

Even worse – due to the reconstruction going on – and on – and on, at our house, it’s folded up.

And we cancelled our gym membership this month. We aren’t using it. It costs money. And so, we’re done with it for now.

Once the construction stuff is done, I have promised myself that I’ll get back into an exercise routine. For now, when I’m at work, I sometimes take a break and just do the stairs for a few minutes, or when the weather is nice (still waiting), I’ll walk around the building a few times. It works but I need the routine of doing something consistently.

Oh well…

Plug It In

The Dexcom has to be recharged every few days and I’m usually pretty good at it. I keep the cord plugged in next to the computer and as I sit and read, it charges.

But – it got pretty low last night and needed charging. So I brought it to the dining room table, plugged it in and it got its charge as we prepared dinner and then ate.

Update on “initializing.” I will be talking with Dexcom as here and at TuDiabetes, not many seem to be having that issue. Favorite responses – those who didn’t even know what I was talking about.

Update on the treadmill. I removed all items that had been placed on it. I plugged it back in and I used it. I started Friday and did 4 days before failing today. Back on it tomorrow! And yes, numbers were better. It’s so damn easy. I don’t walk on it for that long. Why oh why am I so lazy??

Packed lunches… I have packed my lunch (for work) until today and of course, that’s helped with the numbers also. Surprise!

Today – started with an 8am appointment with the whole house generator person teaching us how to use the generator. Then I had to leave for a 9:30 dentist appointment. Got to work (a church) just in time for a funeral and after the service, a funeral luncheon. Funeral lunches are the very worst temptations for me. The church volunteers who donate food always bring the yummiest, carbiest items. But, I will admit that we have more awareness of diabetes, especially Type 2, and there are always salads and “sugar free” items available.

Treadmill, what treadmill?

I have a confession to make…

We sold my dad’s house during the summer, closed on it the first week of July. Since that time – all of the “dad’s house stuff” has been in our guest bedroom. The bedroom where the treadmill lives. Boxes and boxes and lots of stuff on the floor, with pillows and other bedding stacked on the… treadmill.

I haven’t been on it since June…

So, since it was raining – and since I know I have to get back on the machine – and since I can’t stand looking at the chaos in that room. I sort of cleaned it up today. I bagged up stuff to go to the dump (no trash collection here). I boxed up stuff to give to my brothers and sister. I put away some of it. I put the rest of the boxes in a storage room and will face it all later.

Tomorrow – back on the machine. Hmmm, guess I better charge the iPod so I’ll have some walking music!

Hi Hillary!