If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne "Anna" Bradstreet
Lately, things have been crazy hectic- and time has been an issue with everything.
As far as Diabetesaliciousness goes, writers block has been staring at me square in the face as of late.
On the work front, I’m ending one contract job (which I’m happy about) and continuing with another – which makes me smile. I’ve also been lucky enough to garner a couple of freelance writing and consulting gigs in the diabetes arena and that fact reminds me that hope does indeed float~
On the health front all seems to be OK. Eye tests are great and I’m inching closer to the dreaded basal tests. They start at the beginning of next week with my friend Gary Scheiner. I’m not thrilled about the basal testing, but I am looking forward to the results.
I’ve been known Gary since 2006 and he’s been a great help in keeping me off the “Screw The Basal Testing - I'm Fine” track!
I’ve been obsessively testing my blood sugars (more so than usual- I'm going through test strips like freaking water!) as of late to get into the swing of the whole basal testing thing and I’ve already learned a few things.
1. I barely eat after breakfast and have to force myself to eat lunch. I’m just not that hungry during the day and I’m not really sure why. This of course means I’m famished towards the end of the workday and start to run low around between 4 and 6 pm.
2. I get hungry at night and that’s a problem because I find myself not only treating my low before I eat dinner, (which is a balancing act in and in of it self,) but I also find myself grazing after dinner – Again, not good for my numbers or my waistline. As far as weight goes, I haven’t gained or lost any… so that’s good. I’ve managed to stay at the same weight all winter. BUT I’m still about 7lbs from where I’d like to be.
3. I need to get back into the habit of exercising more. It’s been a long, cold winter and my cardio has been off. Even though the size 8’s still fit, I need to get tighter in the muscle department. So along with swimming, I’ve decided to do more weights and stretching, AND put some air in the bike tires and start peddling again. It’s a cruiser not a racing bike, so no finish lines to cross p no pressure there.
I rode a bike when I was in Florida and I forgot how much fun (and what great exercise) bike riding could be – I can’t wait to start!
I’m itching for changes in my life, both big and small. I’m the only person who can make these changes happen by doing what needs to be done. It's a daunting thought at times, but totally doable as far as I'm concerned.
I believe that every single one of us is capable of making changes that will help us in life. Everyone can make changes- it's the actual doing that's hard.
What changes (little or big, diabetes related or not) are you planning to make for spring?