I yell at myself for complaining about the cold weather, after the horrific winter we had last year in the Northeast — it was the worst!
Today I went fishing — not in the great and wonderful Atlantic Ocean,
— nor in a calm lake … NOPE!
I took my “fishing rod” — or rather my wallet, and headed to the fish store!
I’ve been eating so much chicken lately, I’m beginning to quack! A change of pace was definitely in order, so off I went, not in my boat, but instead in my nice warm car.
Later, I headed home with my “loot” — swordfish, salmon, and flounder stuffed with crabmeat. I picked up a bright yellow pepper to add to the vegetables I already had,; the end result will be grilled or roasted veggies — not sure which, but I’ll let you know.
Have to go now; picking up my walking buddy — gotta get that blood sugar level down! I’ll let you know later… (By the way, that link above will put you in touch with a very good article on this topic.)
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I’m BAAACK… and very happy. My blood sugar dropped 56 points after walking tonight and 70 points after walking this morning. It fascinates me, for some reason, that walking has such an impact on it. Obviously, this is not new news; but, when I monitor/journal my numbers, the results never cease to amaze me. 🙂
If you’re not walking (yet), I strongly recommend that you try it, and be sure to write down the pre and post numbers. No matter how long you walk, I can’t imagine that you won’t see a drop in your numbers. It’ll boost your confidence!
Go ahead, dust off those sneakers;
*** BUT, if this is NEW for you — CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST. There are do’s and don’ts for everything. We’re all different, so talking with your doctor will get you the vital information that you need.
Here’s an example, as it relates to ME: If my blood sugar is on the low side (and I know it will drop at least 50 points while I’m walking), I’ll have a small snack or some crackers to bring my level up before I go walking. Now that I’ve noticed that my levels are dropping regularly with exercise, I take along a carb (pretzels/crackers) in my pocket, for the just-in-case time that I don’t feel “right.” (Per my doctor’s advice.)
Talk to your doctor, and he/she will give you the advice that’s right for you!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! 🙂