A Typical Day?

My friend Karen, over at Bitter Sweet Diabetes Blog, kicked off an idea to post on a certain aspect of diabetes on specific days, posting each day of this week. I love the idea, and so have a lot of other people! Last I heard there were over 90 bloggers participating! That is fantastic!

Karen describes our topic for today:
Day 1 – A day in the life . . . with diabetes. Take us through a quick rundown of an average day and all the ways in which diabetes touches it. Blood tests, site changes, high and low blood sugars, meal planning, anything that comes along. This can be a log of an actual day, or a fictional compilation of pieces from many days.”

Honestly, today I had a very boring diabetes day. That is something I’m simultaneously thrilled about (because that means things were pretty good) and a little disappointed about (because I don’t have some exciting tale to tell).

Last night I had a list of good intentions for my activities today. I’m currently not working (again), so I have a lot of flexibility with my schedule. I was going to wake up at a decent hour, go to the gym for a workout, fertilize the lawn, and do some cleaning.

Instead, I slept until noon and sat in front of the computer for 95% of the day. The weather was cold and rainy here, and I swear that just sapped me of all my motivation. I need to break out of it though, because I don’t think the weather is due to change for a couple more days. Plus I know if I can get to the gym and get a workout in, I’ll feel motivated and energized. It’s often that first step that is the hardest though.

BG’s cooperated for the most part, and I was able to get my Symlin dose in for breakfast and lunch, which helped my BG’s stay pretty steady, and curbed the snacking for most of the day.

I did manage to burn the crap out of a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner though. I do this a lot. It’s not a complicated sandwich to make, I’m just easily distracted.

And yes, I admit, I ate it anyway. Wasn’t THAT bad.

 

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13 thoughts on “A Typical Day?

  1. That’s sandwich has nothing wrong with it that a little scrape o’ the knife won’t fix, Scott. Oh yeah — I love you, man. You are so real. (Or maybe I just identify with you because I easily fall into the rainy day trap of “Exercise? Sureokaysoundsgreat oh heeeey icanhascheezburger.com, let’s you and I spend the day together!”)

  2. Hi,
    I have two little girls who have diabetes and I have a blog that I have posted a day in the life of. It is mostly about parenting but of course that is what I am doing with them. The diabetes is what is now part of what I have to do in their every day life. That grilled cheese did look disgusting. My girls wouldn’t eat it. They would take a low first lol.
    Sally

  3. I’m with you on the first step is the hardest thing!! So much easier to stay unmotivated than to make the effort of that first step to motivation! As for that grilled cheese – you and Pete must have been in the same cooking class. LOL

  4. I do that all the time. Burn the sandwich that is. I’m actually really good at getting one side to turn out and burning the crap out of the other side. ever eat a grilled cheese at our house and you’ll see our family flip their sandwiches over before eating them. that’s because I’m great at serving them the good looking side and hiding the charcoaled side. 🙂
    Better luck next time Scott!

  5. whats wrong with that grilled cheese? lmao!!
    it is the weather scott.who wants to do anything when its like fall again!
    im cutting you some slack because your life has changed in a big way
    with the job part.
    im glad you had a good day though.

  6. A mellow diabetes day is a good day and you would have to destroy a Grilled cheese to make me not eat it. Even then, I would probably scrape off the burnt part.

  7. “That is something I’m simultaneously thrilled about… and a little disappointed about…”
    Beautiful, honest statement there. I so get that.
    Also love the fact that you snapped a pic of the sandwich. I do the same thing all the time. We’ll just call it “extra crispy” style! 🙂