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Entries from July 1, 2007 - July 31, 2007


You Tube Tuesday #31

Being Ninja usually means rolling solo but this little guy may be the sidekick needed to complete the Ninjabetic team!

This Cat is Ninja!


The Return of the Points

I joined Weight Watchers last week. This is only the second time I have joined and last time I lost 36 lbs so I have had a good track record. The reason I quit before was the meetings. The meetings can be awful.

I remember there was a lady that made her goal weight and everyone was cheering her on. Someone asked her how much weight she had lost to which the lady replied, 17 pounds. “oh well that is not that much” said the lady who needed to lost much more.

The instructor said, “Do not punish her because she had the desire to handle her weight problem before it got completely out of control.” Which I loved! BUT it was just not the kind of people I wanted to share about my life with.

The 15 point icing on the cake was when my weight loss was “easier because you are a man,” comment. Screw that.

Anyhow this new place is good and frankly, I can deal with the attitude if I have to. I want to lose weight so I will put up with whatever crap I have to.

I think I will also include you all in my weight loss. No, I am not gonna post my weight because I don’t think your monitor could handle that kind of number but I will let you know that after one week I have lost 2.8 lbs! Nice.

And if that lady who said that it is easier for men to lose weight is reading this then she needs to know that my wife lost more then I did so, HA!

On a side note I believe with a little more tweaking I will have my basal rates down. Those lows were effing scary last week but I am getting them under control. Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions. They have truly helped.


The Shorter Low - Update on Today

I was running high this morning and was fine with that since my battle yesterday.

Pre-lunch I was at 214. Bolused for the amount of carbs on the back of my Lean Cuisine with the correction.

2 PM – 98.

3 PM – 63.

So off I go to get a regular soda from the fridge and the infamous co-worker (this is the same one who has the candy AND who said those awful things to my boss’ wife) says, “You can’t drink that.”

“I’m low”

“Don’t you have some of those sugar tablets?”

“I ate them all yesterday.”

“I would think you would have a stock pile of them.”

“I think you should shut the fuck up and mind your own business!”
Nah, that last line was in my head but it was in my head so loud she probably heard it. I actually did not respond.

Unbelievable huh? Anyway, back to real issue.

Is my carb ratio wrong? Hmm. I lowered my basal rate. I am gonna just keep some juice with me on my drive home but this 63, I hardly felt.

BTW – I am reading all of your comments and they are helping me figure this out.


The Looong Low

I have actually started a weight loss plan. One where I eat only certain things and watch my calorie intake, all that good stuff. I will tell you a little more about that in another post because I just started so I do not have a lot to write about.

But yesterday I had a terrible low. Not a crazy low number day but a “pit of despair” kind of day. (Don’t even think of trying to escape, the chains are far too thick) A day where no matter what I did, my BG would not move up the way it normally does. Not the way I so desperately wanted it to.

It was 2pm and after a very tasty yet low calorie lunch I felt that “strangeness” of a low coming on. I busted out the old One Touch Ultra Smart which told me I was 67. The thing is I hardly bolused for lunch because I knew it was low carb. “Oh well” I thought and had a few Glucose tabs.

A half an hour later and I still felt like I was low. I was looking around the room and nothing was in focus but not in a “Velma from Scooby Doo” kind of way. Lows are so hard to explain but any of you that have the D can understand what I mean. Anyhow, I checked and I was at 80. Hmm. I never feel 80 usually? After Glucose tabs I am usually in the upper 100’s after a half? Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home?

I ran out of glucose tabs luckily I work with Willamina Wonka who ALWAYS has tons of candy on her desk. I cruise on by, grab some candy, avoid all eye contact and that “you are not supposed to have sugar” look I can feel being sent my way and sit back down.

15 minutes later and I still feel low.

83. wtf?

I am now really worried. I went out to the warehouse fridge and grabbed a Sprite. A REGULAR SPRITE. And friends, I drank the whole can. Wow! That stuff is sweet.

20 minutes later…97 and still feel not normal.

I get home and my BG is 112. I still feel strange. Not totally low but my head is not right.

I had 4 glucose tabs from my home stash and laid down on the couch. After a 45 minute nap I check my BG and I am at 116.

By now it is 5:45 and I am finally starting to feel this fog lift.

I lowered my basal rate last night and will need to do some fasting tests I am sure.

Have any of you had a low that lasted a long time? I would love to advice on how to approach the basal rate change. I could just use the tests in the Pumping Insulin book my Brother from another mother sent me I guess but I would love to hear what works for you.


You Tube Tuesday #30

Bring the kids, this is a video they will like!

You also may want to grab a piece of paper.