Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Getting so HARD!

Well, I had reasonably decent glucose numbers today, but you should have seen what I ate!  I had two fried eggs for breakfast.  Glucose went down.  Lunch was 8 heirloom cherry tomatoes, one slice of pepper jack cheese and an orange.  Glucose almost hit 200 again!  For dinner I made a skillet supper of chilies, onions, ground turkey, Rotelle tomatoes and chilies, brown rice, rye, and barley.  Glucose is best it's been all day.

So what have I learned?  Not really sure, except I think oranges must be bad, but those whole grains are really good.  And I really have to work on my protein consumption.  Breakfast was fine, lunch was rather iffy.

Then I've had a really nasty stress headache all day for which I used to get my bi-weekly massages... but, alas, I had just better get it through my thick noggin that I'll never have another one of THEM!

I woke up so depressed this morning; definitely not like me, and it occurred to me that my previous, daily exercise routine was something that always helped my mental state.  Of course, not to mention it helped my glucose as well.  Thus I hit the NuStep.  As you might imagine, I haven't been very active for a while, but I thought, if I at least try to get ten minutes a day or so... maybe twice a day, surely that will help.

I managed nine minutes, and coughed like a loon through eight of them.  But I did feel at least a small sense of accomplishment.  Frankly some days, it's been a chore to get from my bedroom to my home office.  So I'll take those nine minutes and maybe tomorrow I'll GET to ten minutes.

The main thing is that I have to remember that my glucose is still wonky because of the Prednisone.  It will take a few days to get it under control, and I doubt that 'worrisome' mass on my adrenal gland is going to do anything sinister in that time-frame.  I'll bet it's a wart or something.  Or adrenal prednisone acne!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep, hopefully uninterrupted by my friendly owl family who are SO DAMNED LOUD, but exciting to have around as long as they don't eat my chihuahuas.

So, sleep well, all.... eat right, get rest, and drink Geritol... do they even MAKE Geritol anymore? :)

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