Skip to main content

Monday Runday

How has your life been lately?

It seems like everyone is taking vacations and spending quality family time. Chris and I are working a lot and he is finishing up his Masters! We've also been tackling a lot of house projects (read: tithing to Home Depot).

I also wanted to update you on my fitness goals. I mentioned them back during Diabetes Blog week but haven't talked about them a lot since. So, lets see...

I have kept my goal of cardio (run/walk) at least 3 times per week, at least 30 minutes, and at least 2.5 miles! I've made a little progress in my time to complete certain routes, the numbers are still a little embarrassing, but just know, I'm making progress! Also, albeit extremely slow, I have lost almost 4 pounds. That doesn't sound like much, but I'm trying not to focus so much on the number and instead focus on how I feel. Even though it sucks, exercise time is MY time - I don't have to worry about house chores, work, or other stressors. I sweat like mad, but when I get home I feel really accomplished. Woot.

I've also tried to encourage the hubbs to run/walk with me a few times a week and he has lost around 5 pounds by combining exercise and taking his lunch to work! So proud of him!

My Diabetes has also been holding steady and I've finally worked out some of the kinks to make Diabetes and exercise play nice together.

Side note: I'm going to work around noon today since I have a class that will go until 9:30pm, so I decided to take a run in the morning (I prefer after the the sun goes down, but I won't have that luxury tonight). I was surprised when Ween didn't meet me at the door, but then I found her like this:


PS: That picture really had nothing to do with exercise, but everyone can use some cute wiener dog pics!

Comments

  1. Great job! 4 pounds is a great achievement! I think you should make a sticker chart and put one up every time you run so you can have a visual of your awesomeness. It's way more fun than looking at a scale :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ok, confession here...I've been using My Fitness Pal which also ties in Map My Run and I pull up the "report" charts on almost a daily basis. This engineering mind is motivated by handy, inspiring plots! I feel dumb even saying that...but I bet you understand Geneva ;-)

      Delete
  2. Go to the grocery store and look at 4 pounds of hamburger and just think that used to be on you but now it's gone! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am so proud of both of you!! Love you Pam

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Who has two thumbs and loves comments? Nerdy April!!! Type one out and hit publish!

Popular posts from this blog

The road to curing Type 1 Diabetes

From the moment of diagnosis, the road is rough, the learning curve is steep and the stakes are literally life or death. The map is less-than-helpful - paths originating from virtually every corner, coalescing at a center point (aka "diagnosis") and bursting back outwards - some paths cross and wrap around each other but others are isolated. And even with all of these roads, most of the territory is uncharted - how did we all get here and how will we all exit? Where are the obstacles we haven't found yet? Which passage holds the key to unlocking the solution?

On any given day I feel pretty isolated with this disease - I'm the only T1D in my group at work, the only one in mission control, the only one in my family. I go through the logistics of calling insurance companies, ordering supplies, changing sites and troubleshooting malfunctions mostly on my own. Even those pesky carbs really only get counted in my brain, no group think for a meal bolus here. But there is b…

Critical Space Item: Handle With Extreme Care

Someday I want to open a box. The box will be neatly wrapped up with an excessive amount of packaging. Its contents will have been years in the making, and even though it won't weigh much, this small box will represent a huge step forward.


As most flight hardware begins, the space-rated closed-loop insulin delivery and monitoring device inside the box will be sterile and stark. But as the batteries whir to life and insulin is placed within, it will become an extra appendage, an external pancreas, for this Type 1 astro-hopeful. Bluetooth connections will be made and doctors, hungry for telemetry from my bionic body, will be at the ready. We will rely on each other - he on I for his very existence, and I on him for my continued existence. Together we will make up one whole, completely functioning, Type 1 Diabetic astronaut.

Admittedly, this dream feels further and further from reality. I have lived with this disease just under 20 years now, and the cure has always been "just 5 …

On 20 years with Type 1 Diabetes

I think it's finally time to hit 'publish' on this post, considering it's been sitting here for, oh you know, like 2 weeks now ;-) Sometimes I "April" about things too much (this is Chris's term), and with my dad here for Christmas I realized that it's definitely a trait passed down, haha, love you dad!


To be honest, I never thought the day would come when I would say, "I've had Type 1 Diabetes for 20 years."

20 years ago a cure was 'just on the horizon' and as an 11 year old kid I took that phrase to heart - I had to. My continued existence was based solely on whatever the endocrinologist said - pancreas, insulin, autoimmune, blood sugar, islet cells, shots. I didn't know what I didn't know at that point. I had never heard of an insulin pump or glucose meter. Ketones and hyperglycemia were just big, meaningless words. Carb ratios and counting might as well have been formulas for travelling at light speed. I wasn't ov…
01 09 10