Monday, November 30, 2009


I was on vacation all last week. I would like to say I went someplace exotic and saw wonderful things, but mostly I saw my couch. I rented and watched over nine movies (I love Redbox), got the oil in my car changed, bought a new battery for my computer, did a little sewing, a little baking, a lot of laundry and basically tried to catch up on life.

Oh, and I ate. A lot.

When I'm at work and on a regular schedule, I eat regular meals. When I'm at home, I graze. Constantly. I gained four pounds in nine days.

I kinda sorta took a vacation from diabetes as well. I tested very infrequently and randomly gave myself shots. Eight units of NovoLog every now and then during the day was the program I decided to go with. When I did test, I seemed pretty okay, but who knows about the other times?

It wasn't a good thing for me to do. I don't plan on continuing to do it. But I do have to say that not sticking myself constantly was a nice break. For my real estate, too, which actually has unbruised itself.

I'm back at work now, and things are still as crazy as ever. But I'm hoping I can convince myself to get back on the wagon and test more often and shoot insulin appropriately. It may take a couple days to get back in the swing of things, though. When I went to grab a sandwhich for lunch, I forgot my insulin pen...

As always, more to come...


phonelady said...

Yes we have all done that and we know what that is like . One day I took off and left my insulin , syringes and meter real good huh ? wonderfull .

Crystal said...

Love the header. Nice blue bow. ;-)

A vacation now and again is nice. I could but....yeah. No.

Grazing is why I gain weight. But I am not a cow, so why do I graze? Boredom? Oh well.

wv: roust
I will roust with that cow when I see it coming my way.

Colleen said...

Hi Lora,

Hope you get back to your d-routine. As I was reading your post this morning, it sounded tempting - especially as I had fasting blood work, couldn't have coffee, stomach was growling... and I thought to myself, BAH!
Oh well - Just thought I'd say hi!