HummusI actually tried hummus the other day.

And yes folks, better sit down. I actually liked it.

Here’s another shocker. I had some real fruit for breakfast yesterday. I made a smoothie in the blender, with a real live banana, a big ole strawberry, a little bit of peanut butter and a cup of milk.

It was good.

Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering. Well Scott, how was your blood sugar?

Wouldn’t you know that I forgot my “Other Checkbook” at home! And instead of doing the rational thing and just writing my BG’s and stuff on a different paper, I just didn’t pay much attention at all. I still checked, and reacted when necessary (correction or food), but just didn’t record anything. I don’t know why I do weird things like that.

Just going on memory here, but I started the day high (mid 200’s). After breakfast it was running a bit high too. I corrected and got things back down, but was a little frustrated that I had tried this new thing for breakfast and didn’t get “good” results in terms of my BG.

But then I took a step back, and told myself to be a little more relaxed about it. I’m trying a lot of new foods that I’m not familiar with, and there will be a learning curve to work through with them. It all takes time.

SUpersizemeI watched the movie “Super Size Me” over the weekend. Wow. What was most apparent to me was the changes in this guys mood and general change in behavior. He was just absolutely lethargic and pathetic after only a couple of weeks! Especially near the end! The scenes where they show him just sitting in a heap doing nothing – depressed and pitiful! Man – I’m probably like that ALL THE TIME!!!!

I wonder if I will feel so much better when I’m routinely eating a healthy diet and keeping my blood sugars under better control? Maybe I’ve been depressed, lethargic, pathetic and pitiful for so long that I don’t know any different? I think about that, and I feel good about where I am headed. I feel good that I am working to make smarter choices about my overall health.

I just feel good about the future.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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