April 25, 2017: Today is my first day on a drug called MetFormin. I am taking it in an attempt to get my blood sugar regulated. I have taken one of the two daily prescribed pills for today. *sigh*
When I was pregnant at the age of 24 for Jake (my firstborn), I had gestational diabetes. My OB/GYN told me that if I didn’t change my habits, then I would be a full blown diabetic by the time I was 30. As it turns out, he was wrong. It took until I was 60.
Now, I have not been an out-of-control eater, who didn’t exercise, every day of every year since then. At times I have attempted to lose weight (and have lost 100’s of pounds in my life) by taking better control of my food choices and by exercising more. But inevitably I would fall off the wagon, slip into my old ways and gain the weight back. That is where I find myself once again.
I am not beating myself up with this. I am living in the moment and taking whatever the next step is. Today that next step is beginning to take MetFormin.
For more activity today, 1) I bagged up more clothes to give away, 2) I am doing another load or two of laundry, which means trekking up and down the basement stairs, 3) I went up to the farm and took a sauna, which for this Finnish girl is cathartic and Zen-like, but for this big girl is a lot of work, 4) I washed dishes, 5) I left the house to go to the bank for Mike and 6) I started wearing a new Alta HR Fitbit which will vibrate when I’ve been sitting too long.
April 26, 2017: For my new Fitbit, I’ve set as an initial goal of 2000 steps a day. I will build on that, but in my current undernourished state I really must take it slow. I surpassed 2000 steps yesterday, and so far today I have 2,350 steps.
I left the house this morning to meet with a dear friend to help plan her husband’s funeral service. Susan is a woman of tremendous faith, and it is encouraging to see the God of that faith providing her with the strength to move forward. We cried. We laughed. We sat together for an hour and shared as we put the service together.
When we finished, she went off to meet with others who will help her in this transition. I went into the church office and worked on the bulletin for the memorial service. Two hours later I left with things in pretty good shape. After discussions with our pastor, and a few tweaks of added info, the bulletin will be ready.
By the time I left the church, I was famished, and because of my diabetes was feeling a bit shaky. Starbuck’s to the rescue! I purchased a Protein Bistro Pack and noshed my way home. A Protein Bistro Pack includes: a hard boiled egg, 2 small bits of cheese, 3 apple slices, a few grapes, a biscuit and a packet of peanut butter with honey. It’s a handy, nutritious filler-upper, and to me it tasted like nectar of the gods! 😉 Try it sometimes for a quick fix for lunch. Be careful with the peanut butter/honey though if you are diabetic. I just use a tiny squeeze for the flavor.
Well, I seem to be starting to ramble. So that’s it for today. May God bless you and keep you until we are together again.