Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007
Unbelievably Low Carb
No, I haven't died lately. I'm tired, but it's a good tired.
If I keep telling myself, think I'll believe it?
Nah, me either, hehehe.
Actually I'm good. Just kind of fed up with the whole fuzz-brain thing from the sugar imbalance. I've got to get some more test strips. I have reason to suspect my sugar levels are off again - only question is whether they're still low or have flip-flopped into the high range. I think low - it's something that's fixed by eating, at least temporarily. That's a pretty good indication.
For the record, I'm actually being good, moving to low carb foods again. I've cheated too much this week, though, had bread a couple of times and had mac & cheese one night. Gotta cool that stuff. But I invested in a package of low-carb chocolate so I didn't get sucked in by the glut of candy sitting in our training class. It won't break my heart to keep losing weight as part of the deal, either.
My biggest frustration is that we're once more living with someone. Our hosts are not bad people, though they've got their own issues. I just want to be able to close a door when I go to bed. But it's doable. We'll get there sooner or later. I hope.
MC has been sick again, allergies on overload. We went through the same thing last winter, though I remember it starting earlier in the year. I spent a small fortune on allergy meds that really aren't helping all that much. That was the same last year, too. Until insurance kicks in, there isn't a lot more we can do about it.
However, I can get insurance in as little as thirty days with the company. I'll have to pay for it - not sure how much - but it's worth it. We'll be able to get MC's blood pressure under control (hopefully) and potentially get insurance to cover the cost of the physical he's required to get.
For the job situation, he can't just go to Dr. Feelgood and get by. He has to go to an approved doctor and get a physical according to the rules and regulations and red tape and... Well, you get the picture. That's actually a big chunk of the costs of his paperwork to get back to work, so just the insurance is a Big Deal.
This is going to be short, because other than work, not a lot to say about the world. MC's felt so bad the last few days that I might as well be single. We wake up together, I head off for work, and by the time I get home from work he's in bed asleep and/or sick.
We've got to sit through umpteen hours tomorrow at MVD, trying to get more updates. Oh joy. My favorite way to spend a day off! (NOT!)
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )