Only 2 Weeks Ago
Monday, December 05, 2016
Two weeks ago, I thought I was heading into my Dr.'s appointment tomorrow to be told I'd have to go on insulin as the pills aren't lowering my blood sugars enough. But for the last few days, my sugars have been the lowest they've ever been. I'm not at 7 yet but I'll take the 9 I wake up at and 14 being the highest at bedtime - the last day I had a Rockstar. It will be interesting to see what my blood work says that I had taken last week.
I haven't been tracking my blood pressure like I should but I know it is better. It's the next step I have to work on, testing it daily like I'm suppose to.
I know, without testing how do I know?. I'm not 100% sure but Friday I went for a walk around the block. Yay, finally got off my butt!!
My block is 2.23 km, did that in less than 30 minutes just as I always have. Even with meeting up with our resident red fox. Though I think my time was faster than the 26 minutes that walk would normally take me. But the big difference - no shortness of breath, which would always slow me down - and no slowing down. I was able to sing ( I sing silently to myself but people look at me odd as I am mouthing the words). And no chest pain, blood rushing sound with a light-headedness when I sit down at home.
Stress is a little lower sort of.
The stress that I had from my job is gone but I do have a little stress about finding another job where I have to drive over the winter now. But for now I'm getting unemployment so that is helping and I'm going to be signing up for some courses and get certified for medical administration. That's also why I decided to get life back in order and moving forward. Timing. I have the time to sit and do the studying and researching and cook/shopping. I have the time to focus on me. That focus will also be just going for drives on bad roads around here and trying to get over my fears. Something I should have done today but it was nice to sit back with the hubby and enjoy the quiet of the house.
As a thank you for being so supportive and not giving me grief over the plant-based meals I made the guys lemon coffee cake last night. It was gone in about 40 minutes - the time it took me to go pick up DD from work and back. It wasn't even cooled fully! Even as I was cutting it up, I wasn't tempted to try it. I do have an apple pie filling recipe I can use and can/bottle the rest which I think I will attempt as my first water-bath canning experience.
I'll keep you posted on how things go with the Dr. tomorrow.