I am not sure what happened. One day I made a post - and the next day Blogger would no longer log on to this account to make another.
So then I figured "Fine. I will just start a different one..."
Nope. Could not be done.
According to Blogger, my toolbar was outdated and needed to be updated - which struck me as funny because - I had just updated it.
I kept trying...to no avail...and honestly, the last few years we've been spending from May through September at the lake and I forgot all about it once we got home.
When I came home from the doctors office after being told the news I've been dreading.
I have to be tested for Type 2 Diabetes.
Joy. Joy. Joy.
So I have an appointment already for Monday but the doc and I have already discussed - depending on blood sugar levels, we might just do the monitoring and diet changes to begin with before taking any other route. But we will wait until Monday before making any decisions.
I have been eating relatively healthy and exercising but I haven't lost a noticable amount of weight and simply haven't bothered to adjust food intake/activity level - my bad, I know.
And in the last 2 months, I've actually gained over 25 lbs - because I quit smoking.
Good on the quitting smoking...BAD on the weight gain!!! Chocolate and coconut bars became my "drug of choice" which does NOT work well with blood sugar - now I have to get off that and back on the healthy eating and exercise.
And hopefully, Blogger will work for me again.
I am hoping tomorrow will give me the chance to update all the weights and measurements - but Kiddo has a ball tournament so we will have to see. He is no longer in Scouts but baseball, Tae Kwon Do (currently a new 2nd Green Stripe!!!) bowling, golfing and swimming.
Oh, and he is now TEN! Goodness how time has flown! That whole "time warp" hit us somewhere because the last time I checked, he was only 4 years old! We're still homeschooling and wrapping up 5th grade by taking a major (for us) trip next week. We are heading down south for a Star Gazing party, then heading across the border to the USA - South Dakota to be exact. We were studying Canada's Neighbour this year and Kiddo wants to go and see "The Presidents Heads" - Mount Rushmore.
Luckily, we have a new camper and lots of storage for food - so I've already planned out a relatively healthy diet for our trip, including lunches we can take with us for our daily excursions instead of eating out. Whole wheat/whole grain wraps, salads with grilled meats, fruits/fruit salads, trail mix, etc. I will likely have to make a few changes if the worst happens to be true...but it shouldn't be too bad.
But the doc did ask that I do purchase one of those handy dandy finger pokers anyways, even if it turns out I am not diabetic - glucose monitor, if you don't know. She does want me to start keeping an eye on blood sugars because of my pre-disposition thanks to PCOS, family, weight, etc.
So tomorrow I get to go and buy one of those - though I am not impressed. I do a lot of knitting (to keep myself from eating/smoking) and much of that knitting is with lace weight yarn and often in white or cream - and I would hate to have my finger bleed all over that especially if I am almost finished.
But now that I think about it...Didn't BB King promote one that you tested on your arm? I might have to look into something like that.
Anyways, I am back. I was thinking today as I left the doctor's office how much blogging helped me stay on track before - so I am super happy that it is all working again (though this new format is going to take a bit getting used to for me!)
October 20th, 2014 I Ran (So Far Away)
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