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Slackertown Jones.

In just over a week’s time, I let everything go to shit.

Meter average is up 40 points.  (Note:  Do you call the mg/dL units “points,” too?)  I haven’t exercised since before the IDF Congress.  For much of the last two weeks, I’ve spent way too much time in the car, on a plane, on a train, or sitting in meetings.  I had a pump-meets-dress conundrum that resulted in a frustration-induced pump vacation.  I haven’t achieved nearly the amount of sleep I need to remain human.  Food choices/offerings have been crap, as a result of traveling and laziness and poor planning.

And is there a tutorial on the web for Star Wars snowflakes or am I having uncomfortably specific dreams again?  (Answer:  oh MY.)

The cumulative effect of this lack of attention to my health is that I feel like I’m rolled in Play-Doh.  Just a few days without exercise and decent food or sleep has taken me down several pegs in my health-o-meter, and I’m itching with anticipation to de-slothify.  For me, so many aspects of my health are tied together, which means when one goes, they all go.  Like in Backdraft.  (“You go … we go.“  Such a good scene.)

Which means that I have to make a conscious and immediate effort to rein things in before it escalates.  I have zero desire to take steps backwards in my healthcare.  It’s been less than two weeks of slacking off, and that’s not long enough for a habit to form.  Now that I’m home for several weeks, it’s time to get things back to form.

… yes, this is the pep talk I’ve been giving myself on the train ride home from New Jersey this afternoon.   But now I’ve written it down, which means I will hold myself accountable.  Damn it.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. I think there is a big difference between being lazy / slacking, and being busy with travel and work and conferences. I know the end result is the same, but don’t beat yourself up too much!!! And yes, now that you have resolved to get back on track, I know tomorrow will be better!!

    12/12/13; 4:11 pm
  2. david wilson #

    Yes the importance of exercise, your comments are so spot on but unfortunately I am still in the state of “if I feel like I should exercise I will wrap a moist towel around my head and lay down and wait till the thought passes”.
    To get the motivation to go to the gym.
    Like I got to stop drinking and now do not drink … that was hard, but in some ways, getting me to do exercise is harder.
    I cannot figure this out.
    Its irrational.
    thanks a lot Kerri
    david wilson
    Melbourne

    12/12/13; 7:48 pm
  3. Relax, young padawan? After all… fretting about lost exercise only is time wasted not exercising :)

    Oh and while I’m not sure about numbers and nomenclature… if the average is up by 40 mg/dl, then that would be “up 40 mg”. None of those points here… we don’t deal in percentages (or absolutes, because that would be the Sith way and is not appropriate for snowflakes).

    12/13/13; 3:10 am
  4. Good luck, am sure you will sort it x

    01/3/14; 4:43 am

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