Okay, everyone. Time to get real.
I feel like crap. I’m exhausted, achy, emotions are fence-wobbling. Some may say “Oh, you’ve turned the corner of 40; it’s to be expected.” No, I don’t accept that.
Here’s what’s physically going on:
- My left shoulder and arm have been killing me for about 3 weeks now. So, sleep is a bitch.
- My sugar won’t balance no matter how well I try to manage it. I bottomed out in the 50s on Saturday and ended up calling out at work. It took the rest of the day to get it under somewhat under control. And last night I finally felt normalish.
- I’m female – enough said.
So, what am I going to do about it all?
Shoulder: there’s a chiro center downtown. Sugar: micromanage my diet like an unskilled office worker. Femaleness: treat the cause, not the symptoms.
The only problem is the diet management. I like to keep track of everything I eat. At home, it’s no problem. I’ve got an app on my phone. At work it’s a bit harder and the only solution is to write everything down to add to the app later. I forget to do that a lot or I just don’t have time – not an excuse; truth.
As for making good food choices, I do pretty damn good 99% of the time. It’s no secret I like ice cream and chips. I don’t drink soda but maybe once a week, and then it’s limited on how much. I genuinely like salad. In fact, if it weren’t for red meat I’d be a lacto-ovo-pescatarian. Yes, that’s a thing. It means I eat dairy products, eggs and fish in addition to as much veggies/fruit as possible. And chicken.
Here’s an example: for breakfast today I had a hardboiled egg, banana with peanut butter and some grapes. Fast-forward 3 hours and my lunch was a small slice of mexican lasagne and some grapes. Fluids so far: 2 cups of coffee with creamer, and water. A lot of water.
Ugh, I need a nap…