When my husband was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I would ask him his "numbers" every time he tested himself. I quickly realized that this was stressing him out in a situation that was already very stressful because my reaction often reinforced his anxiety. Now, I never ask. I let him tell me, and he does. As a result, we are both more relaxed about his health. (His A1C was 6.1 last time it was checked. He's doing great!)
When he was diagnosed with diabetes, his A1C was over 13 so his A1C reassures us both that he's truly taking care of himself.
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Tell your nosy teenage daughter about your exercise goals!
She'll blog about it online and tell all her friends while they are shopping at the mall, and every time you see one of your daughter's friends, they'll ask you how it's going and you have to tell the truth, so it totally keeps you motivated!!
All our scallions are coming up now. I hate to buy them in the winter...expensive. I cut with scissors the scallions and lay them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a few hours, then place them in a freezer bag. They can be washed if necessary before using them.
Don't wash the scallions before using, they'll get mushy when defrosted.
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