Exercising for diabetes control: Doing something scary

This time last year, I was dealing with pre-race jitters and preparing for my first duathlon. Tomorrow morning, I’ll complete my second duathlon and, while my preparation has been lackluster at best, I’m in a very different place than last year. I remember being absolutely terrified that I either wouldn’t finish the event or would … Continue reading Exercising for diabetes control: Doing something scary

Not an athlete

I was in a Weight Watchers meeting this morning when I had one of those annoying “a-ha” moments. It wasn’t my normal, early Saturday morning meeting because I walk/jogged a 4 mile event to honor Pat Tillman, an American football player who quit the NFL to enlist in the Army after the events of September … Continue reading Not an athlete

Three things I’m grateful for this week: February 20

An understanding husband. TCB puts up with my craziness, my mom’s craziness, and the craziness of my job at this time of year and he’s usually pretty even keeled about it. A job that I enjoy, serving customers that I admire, with colleagues that I love. Some days are better than others but no matter … Continue reading Three things I’m grateful for this week: February 20

High Five Friday: A happy reminder about why I do what I do

I went to see my Primary Care Physician – as opposed to my Endocrinologist (diabetes doctor) – recently, because I am losing my hair. (Definitely NOT celebrating that development.) After congratulating me on my weight loss and explaining that it was probably the cause of my hair loss, the doctor ordered a comprehensive metabolic panel … Continue reading High Five Friday: A happy reminder about why I do what I do

High Five Friday: Taking time to work on my mental health

I mentioned in my Project Me post this month that I am experiencing greater-than-usual levels of anxiety at the moment and have been turning to late-night, secret (not from you, obviously) binge eating to cope. I know where eating food hurriedly and in secret leads and I’m not interested in going there, so I decided … Continue reading High Five Friday: Taking time to work on my mental health

Three reasons I’m grateful this week (November 21)

My iPad. Being able to instantly download and start reading a book or other reference material that relates to a topic I’m interested in makes me so happy. For instance, I just downloaded 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food (Amazon affiliate link) by Dr. Susan Albers to help me deal with my before bed … Continue reading Three reasons I’m grateful this week (November 21)

Happy Veterans Day & Diabetes Awareness Month

Today I’d like to thank every member of the United States armed services for their service and sacrifice. Similarly, I would also like to acknowledge and thank the sacrifices made by the families of service members, too. (Believe me, they also serve.) Less than 1% of the families in this country have a member currently … Continue reading Happy Veterans Day & Diabetes Awareness Month

Workout Wednesday: November 6

TheĀ IT bandĀ problems went away briefly and were much-improved by a 90 minute massage Friday night. Then I decided to jog on the treadmill for a couple of miles on Saturday and woke up Sunday with the horrible pain again. I have finally learned my lesson and will not even attempt to jog until after New … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: November 6