The Friday 3Six5.
The New Year is off to a sprinting start, like a gazelle sporting some Adidas(es?). Here are the Friday Six:
On Monday afternoon, I'll be meeting with a representative from Medtronic to get suited up with the MiniLink CGM component. I've used the Dexcom in the past and even though the device was a bit of a pain in the ass to wear, the data I had access to was amazing. I'm hoping that just adding a transmitter that works with my pump (instead of a whole second device) will be easier for me to integrate into my lifestyle. I'll be blogging about it, for certain. From Dexcom Warrior to Minimed Maven. Bring it.
This made me giggle: Top 62 Ways to Tell You Can't Cook. Even though this is an old webpage from 2005, it made me laugh out loud. Number 56 is my favorite, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.
The New Year didn't get off to the strongest start, workout-wise. I was just at the gym for the first time since 12/30 - shame on me. But jumping back in wasn't too hard, and my muscles apparently remembered what I was asking them to do before. I'm up to 15 minutes on, 5 off in my running routine and I'm putting some serious focus on toning up before the wedding. I haven't noticed any changes yet, but I'm hoping that by February I'll be feeling fitter and ready for a white dress.
Speaking of that dress, my mother called me yesterday to let me know she was picking up my bridal gown from Ye Olde Bridal Shop(pe). Immediately, I was tossed into a wave of panic - I need to get the invitations ordered, finalize arrangements with the church, schedule my first dress fitting, talk to the reception hall about the bar, figure out who is sitting at what table ... ahhhhh! It was my first real experience with HOLY CRAP I'M GETTING MARRIED. I felt like I had been hit with a bucket filled with ... panicking brides. There are only a few months until my wedding day, and Chris and I have to get on the ball. I hope this isn't the dawn of my reign as Bridezilla.
It was nice to come across this video, especially after feeling rounded out from the holidays and that slight (cough) panic attack about the wedding. It's from the Dove Self-Esteem fund, part of the Campaign for Real Beauty. I read a lot of health and fitness magazines and dabble in the trashy magazine realm (read: US Weekly!), and we need more out there in the media about loving, instead of changing, who you are. Have you guys seen these videos?
Finally, I've taken the plunge and joined the inspiring photogs in the Diabetes365 Flickr group. It's strange, but not surprising, to notice how diabetes is folded into the moments of my life. I have no idea if I can keep up with the level of dedication that the seasoned members have exhibited, but I'm going to give it my best shot. (Oh diabetes puns, how I love thee. And a camera pun! Twofer.) I'm excited to be a part of this!
If you haven't already, visit the Project Diabetes365 website and get a feel for what this project is all about.
Have a great weekend!!