Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Note To Self

Hey Self! When you go back on a mostly-vegan, low-fat, low-GI diet....DON'T TAKE SO MUCH GOSH-DARN INSULIN!

It's only been about 4 days since we decided to seriously give this a go again, and I've already cut my Humalog down by...MORE THAN HALF! Whoa. I just did the calculations, and I went from about 31 units a day to about 13...and that is still too much so far.

A little background...I did the vegan thing for about a year before I got pregnant with James. I did it because my doctor suggested it, because I had persistent sinus infections. It made me feel SO GREAT. But when I got pregnant...well...I don't know if I needed meat, but I wanted it, and I wanted to take the easiest route of "healthy" eating possible, since I had to put so much energy into keeping my diabetes in perfect control during that time. And I was working full-time, etc etc etc. And since then...I'm just now sort of emerging from the haze of new parenthood, and am SO READY to feel that good again.

More on all that later. Time to go update my other blog with more pictures! (If my internet connection works...)

Until next time~

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


So, I guess I wasn't going to start posting again as soon as I thought...since I've been sick yet again...and still am.

Yesterday and Monday my fever was 103 F. It all feels like a blur to me. You can imagine how great my blood sugars have been. And I really haven't been able to eat much. Ugh.

I wonder if other diabetics have any tricks for either staying healthy or getting over colds easier? I know that can be an issue, I know sometimes I have a hard time shaking an ordinary illness as easily as the rest of my family. Any thoughts?

...and hopefully I'll be back soon, really, as long as I'm well.

Peace and love~

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Haiku Summary

Since I've taken a blogging hiatus and I'm also still recovering from all the new things in our lives, I'm just gonna give you a good dose of bad haiku to catch you up on what's been going on in our household lately:

James loves to say "shot"
Even during glucose check
And at toothbrush time.

We puked mightily
Last weekend and each lost weight.
Not my diet plan.

A six-week-old kid
Is not a toddler and a
Toddler thinks this sucks.

Ben has taken the
Huge test called Qual for school; we're
Lucky he still breathes.

Snowed and rained these weeks--
Yesterday, 80 degrees.
Global warming much?

Just kidding about
The global warming, or my
Husband would kill me.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Oh yeah, this blogging thing...

Sorry for the temporary hiatus.

There is an incredibly long adjustment period when you start to take care of a newborn and you already have a toddler, did you know?

And when you also start to take care of a three-year-old...did you know that time period doubles?

Yeah, me either.

It's been good, mostly. Except for the puking. The puking was not so much fun.

So more later, promise. Just thought I'd say we're all still alive, and I'll be back soon. All my love till next time~