High Five Friday: Sharing Project Me With the World


A few months ago, I was approached by a writer for Sanofi USA’s diabetes blog, Discussing Diabetes, to share the story of Project Me with their readers. I still don’t know how they found out about my little health-improvement plan but to say that I was excited about the prospect would be an understatement. I spent an hour at lunch time chatting with a couple of very nice women who wrote what I think is a great piece on the why and what of Project Me. Judge for yourself, if you’d like, because the piece went live yesterday afternoon.

My hope is that people living with chronic diseases, not just diabetes but any ailment that requires focus and diligence to manage successfully, will find something in what I’ve done that will help them make a positive difference in their own lives. I certainly don’t have any secrets to impart and nothing I said in that article will come as news to anyone who’s been working diligently on their own journey to better health and more happiness, but perhaps looking at things with a different perspective might help someone else find what works for them. (I hope so, anyway.)

Your turn: what have you done this week that deserves a high five?

  • http://bobsdiabetes.blogspot.com/

    Congratulations on finding yourself on Sanofi.

    • http://lottalatte.com

      Thanks, Bob – I’m still not sure how they found my blog but I’m grateful for the opportunity to share what works for me right now in managing my diabetes. A few folks have reached out since the article went live to ask for more information so I hope I can help others figure out what works for them and their bodies. (Since we know that everyone reacts differently to food, exercise, and medications, it all has to be “this works for me and you might ask your doctor about adding it to your plan”.)


  • Denise,
    Your statement that it’s “a decision I will have to make new every morning from now on” is so, so true. I often tell people who ask how I do something that no, it’s not easy, it’s a matter of making many decisions, not only every morning, but also throughout the day. Do I always make the “right” decision (i.e., the one I wished later that I’d made)? Of course not. But realizing that I always have a choice, I move forward. Thanks so much for your words.

    I’ve realized now is there’s never going to be a day where it’s not going to be a battle; it’ll be a decision I will have to make new every morning from now on. It’s always going to be a journey. I’m always going to be on a continuum of making decisions and moving forward. Every day I clean the slate and start over again. That gives me a lot of strength.

    • http://lottalatte.com

      Hi Susan,

      In the past, the idea of having a choice every day would have overwhelmed me because I didn’t trust myself with that much freedom (and power), but now it’s so liberating. There’s not a big, bad world out there that’s trying to trip me up, there are just lots of opportunities to test my decision-making while building experience to make even better decisions in the future. I don’t have to be perfect forever and ever – if such a thing were even possible – I just have to make one small decision at a time.

      Thanks for the great comment!