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The One About the Gym.

Exercise & Fitness, Infertility and Pregnancy By April 26, 2017 Tags: , , 11 Comments

UUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH the one about the gym. Dude, I wanted to start this post with a story about how hard it’s been to regain traction with losing the baby weight and then end with a BAM I NO LONGER WANT TO BURN MY SHAPEWEAR IN A BONFIRE.  But no.  That is sadly not the case. The road to my last pregnancy…

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That Low, Though.

Blood Sugars By January 17, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 7 Comments

The low blood sugar hadn’t rooted firmly enough in my brain yet, but I knew something was wrong.  My feet were heavy against the treadmill belt, and I kept rewinding the show I was watching because the dialog wasn’t making much sense to me. BEEEEP!  BEEEEP!  BEEEEEEEP! hollered my phone (aka surrogate Dexcom receiver) from the cupholder of the treadmill….

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Accountability.

Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By December 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

We have a newly-minted kiddo.  That’s an established fact.  He is cleaned, fed, and loved all day long. Here’s the problem:  I’m not cleaned, fed, or loved all day long.  It’s embarrassing to admit that, but it’s the truth.  I’m struggling hard with self-care.  And I also kind of buck up against even the admission of struggling with self-care, because…

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FitBit Motivation.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By May 1, 2015 Tags: , , 4 Comments

I like my FitBit.  I’ve been using one since March of last year and it has consistently kept me motivated to keep moving. … okay, let me check that for a second. It’s not the device itself that keeps me on the move. Initially, I liked seeing the numbers climb on my step count and watching that ticker drove me…

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Tuning Back In.

Diabetes and Emotions By August 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 8 Comments

Feeling crummy is a slippery slope for me, in that acknowledging it is a healthy move, but if I cater to it, I’ll get sucked down the rabbit hole of feeling overwhelmingly crummy.  I’m not even sure that makes sense when you read it, but it does to me, so there it stays. Three years ago, I went through a…

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Walking with Friends.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By June 3, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

I think it’s safe to say that the threat of snow is behind us.  (If not, this cat is going to be pissed.)  And now that the weather is improved and exercising outside can be A Thing, I’ve taken to long, fast-paced walks around my neighborhood in the late afternoon, spending about 45 minutes each night clearing my head and…

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Mommy’s Little Pack Mule.

Blood Sugars, Diabetic Mommy, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By April 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 8 Comments

Running alone brings out the Spibelt, and I cram it full of my on-the-move necessities:  glucose tabs, Dexcom receiver, keys, and phone.  Even though it’s reasonably streamlined and doesn’t bother me too much to tote around all that stuff, it’s a bulkier system than, oh, I don’t know … making my own insulin. But lo!  The child rides a bike! …

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Binge-Watching Causes Low Blood Sugars.

Blood Sugars, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By April 14, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 9 Comments

Dead Poet’s Society.  It might be a film from 1989, but it remains one of my favorites largely in part to Josh Charles as Knox Overstreet. (He doesn’t care that Chris is with Chet.  Carpe diem!  And there’s a point to this – stick with me.) Chris and I don’t watch a lot of television, but we have been swept…

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Excited About Exercise … Again?

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Exercise & Fitness By April 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

I’m climbing up on a new bandwagon. Oh hell yes I am, and I needed one.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve completely fallen off in terms of exercise.  I could blame the endless winter weather, or work, or the endless fuzzy hairballs that are Loopy and Siah, but the truth is, I just got lazy.  Laziness turned into apathy,…

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My Diabetes App Wishlist.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes By March 25, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 29 Comments

After a long day of diabetes rule-following and making an attempt to log all of my actions [insert laugh track here], I started drumming up another diabetes application wishlist.  Because I’m beyond tired of having five different devices that speak entirely different languages/require different charging cords/can’t work on the operating system I use/hate the idea of integration. I’m in wicked…

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