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2:15AM, Saturday, 22 October

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Here I sit after waking up with a blood sugar of 66. A little shaky, but not too bad. It's crazy - a Subway sandwich always raises my blood sugar - never drops it. Well - I guess NEVER goes out the window. I guess the exercise is helping.

While I'm sitting waiting for the blood sugar to raise, I've been thinking about a lot of things going on. . .

My oldest daughter had 2 phone interviews and an on-site interview at a Hospice in Rockford, IL. If she gets it, she will be only 5 hours from us. She really wants this position, but upon returning back to Maryland after her interview - she received an e-mail from Iowa Health Systems in Des Moines. I'm being selfish, but I want her to get the job in Des Moines which would put her about an hour from Ames. She has only 1 item left to finish her Master's Degree in Thanatology (the study of death) - the certification test administered next month. She is currently working on her 2nd Master's Degree in social work. If she gets the job in Des Moines - I wonder how this will affect her schooling since Iowa doesn't recognize her online program from USC in California. I need to put my trust and faith in God to lead her in the direction he has for her life.

Like I said before, lots of things going through my head right now. My father-in-law has moderate Alzheimer's. It is so difficult to see him going down hill. He is such a wonderful person. I feel very blessed to be a part of his family. He's fighting so hard to remember that his wife died (2 yrs ago next month). They were married 62 years. Every time he hears she died, it's like the first time he's hearing it. I wish there was some way to help him remember. But sadly, I know it's only going to get worse. My grandmother died with Alzheimer's.

I have a wonderful husband who is the Power of Attorney for his father. Out of 6 children (2 girls, 4 boys) and 4 living within driving distance to see their father only my husband and one of the sister visits him. Two siblings, a brother lives out east and a sister lives out west. His brother (3 years younger) has not gone to the care facility to see his father since putting him in the home last January. I feel the stress my husband's been dealing with. This brother is so concerned about the money. We had a family reunion about 2 weeks ago and the only time this brother spoke to his father was when Dad asked about his camera. Pretty sad when you treat your father that way.

It feels good to be able to tell someone about what's going on. I don't want to burden Roger with my stress since he is dealing with his. Writing it down is very therapeutic.

Well, it's about 3:50AM and I have a busy day ahead of me. Over 40 orders to get in the mail. I also need to start putting together the die cuts for the craft show in 3 weeks. Not sure just what all I want take, but I know for sure some Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm excited and a little apprehensive since this will be my 1st Craft Show.

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DDESERTDDAWN 10/23/2011 4:59AM

    Your blog caught my eye at 3 am, but i'm just now replying about 5 am. I know those middle of the night worries and such. THIS is a good place to work things out-- get support and keep your hand out of the cookie jar, too. At least until it is time for the morning Dog walk! heehee

I've read all your blogs and it sounds like you and i are close in weight starts and while our health problems are a bit different I know what you are going through from my own and my family difficulties. It is POSSIble to get off insulin =my sister did it 135 pounds down and as she crept down so did her insulin and other meds. It was amazing to witness. Hope I get to watch you do the same!
Congrats on your successful WEigh in! Yay

Moving is hard for me too Couch potato here too-i'd rooted to mine. But my Dog DESERVES a walk moring and night and so do I and if I pace myself the fibro doesn't GEt me, it actually gets better. Funny how that works.

REgarding your Father-In-Law, he is blessed to have yall. Isn't there some kind of memory chart/board thing made for patients? Perhaps you could do it with scrapbook page items? So during Lucid Moments Important events are 'caught up on' quickly-- not necessarily painlessly, but they are there. Pictures of weddings, babies and yes, his wife's funeral= the family in finery to talk about how proud he can be of his children- a kind and positive direction to take the conversation. Seems to me i remember something like this. also pics of who is whom, like a photo album but simpler so there is no embarrassment.

Sorry for the pain of all that-- again he is blessed to have yall to care and visit. It will mean much to him that you do.

Well,my doggie seems to be having a bad dream- to time to calm her. Sorry for my ramblings here on your blog, but your post struck a few chords.

Night Niter,
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    I hate those middle of the night wake-ups!! Hope you got some rest!

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Another Day

Friday, October 21, 2011

I missed my 10 min walk with the dog yesterday. So much going on. I'm trying to get ready for a craft show in 3 weeks. I WILL walk with my dog, Kira, today - she's a miniature cocker spaniel with lots of energy and personality, even though she's 10 years old. Since we missed yesterday, we will walk an additional 10 min to make up for it.

Stepped on the scale at work today and have lost 4 pounds and my fasting blood sugar was 92. An extremely positive way to start the day. Hopefully, all Fridays will show a decrease on the scale. It's so convenient working for my doctor since I can use the same scale each week.

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ONENEL 10/23/2011 10:34AM

    emoticon on the loss!!

Bet the dog loves the walks. Good luck with the craft sale.

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Thursday, 20 Oct

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is my first personal blog. I really don't know what to write - so I guess I'll just ramble this time. Today is my 3rd day (again) since starting over.

I saw my doctor for my annual physical on Tuesday and my hemoglobin A1C (3 month average of blood glucose) was 10.5. Normal range is 4.0 - 6.0. As you can tell, I am an uncontrolled diabetic. I have an awesome doctor who wants to find the root of the problem. We discussed things going on with my father-in-law and one of my husband's brothers and how that leads to high stress in my life. He came up with a plan of attack to lower my A1C and gave me 6 months to accomplish this. I've never been one who like exercise so it's hard for me to get off the couch. I've forced myself the last 2 nights to take a 10 minute walk with my dogs. I felt more energized after doing this. Maybe I should be walking with them in the morning instead of after dinner to benefit from the additional energy, but I'm not a morning person.

I have a home-based business selling embellishments for scrapbooking. I have 30 orders to get in the mail today - so I'll be very busy. I'm also getting ready for my first craft show. I'm really excited about doing the craft show. emoticon

As the 7 Dwarfs sang in Snow White - Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go!

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NITER83 10/21/2011 6:23PM

  Thank you for all the encouraging words! I really appreciate the support.

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FREETHEGODDESS 10/20/2011 10:33PM

    You did it! You wrote your first blog and you have been walking your dogs...WooHoo! Small steps lead to big accomplishments!!! Just take it one day at a time and think "is this healthy for me?" Eat healthy and log your food in the nutrition tracker, drink your 8 glasses of water and walk that dog is that simple.

Give yourself compliments when you make a good choice and avoid any negative self-talk. This is about re-training your brain to feel confidence and self-esteem. Also, think in terms of progress and not perfection. You will make mistakes but, you will learn from them and keep going.Tell yourself that this IS possible and you CAN do it!

It doesn't matter if you need to lose 5 pounds, 50 pounds or 150 pounds...the process is the same. just take it one decision at a time. We are here doing this with you. Best wishes to you!
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LILYYELLOW 10/20/2011 2:26PM

    Congratulations on your blog! It's wonderful that you have a doctor you are working with and who takes the time to look at the whole picture. Super special!!

Enjoy your walks. I have "take a walk" as one of the things I track and I always feel great after I do it. I don't know why I resist doing it, though. Ugh!! emoticon

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ONENEL 10/20/2011 9:18AM

    Congrats on the blog. Blogging is also hard for me but it is important part, as you can tell, you will get lots of support through blogging.
As for exercise- if you find something that you enjoy, it will be much easier to stay on track. Walking the dogs is an excellent start. emoticon

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CAT609 10/20/2011 7:00AM

    Bravo! You are off to an excellent start. Your dogs will love you walking with them. Who knows, after a while, you may want that morning walk! Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOLINAR 10/20/2011 6:58AM

    You can do this!

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CHICA_BORICUA 10/20/2011 6:42AM

  congrats on your first blog post.

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