I had grand intentions for today. I got up and did my exercising, fixed breakfast, showered and dressed for the day. Then I ran errands and did my grocery shopping. When I got home, I was starved. Wes likes dinner in the middle of the day now, so I started cooking at 2:30. We ate at 3:30. At about 4:00 I went upstairs to do some work while Andrew and Beth did the dishes, but somewhere between the kitchen and the bedroom, I realized I was bushed, so I lay down to take a nap. Hmmmm. Wes woke me at 5:30, but I didn't come out of the fog till just before 6. Church is at 7:30. So. This day is pretty much shot.
I guess it's a diabetic thing. There are some days that I am full of energy, then there will be a day that I start out strong and fizzle out by mid-afternoon. I do know that I got extra hungry, although I kept a good eye on my blood sugar to make sure I didn't go too low - that will wear me out big time. I guess I just went too long without food (more on that below). I'm gradually learning that when my body is really tired, I might as well sleep, because nothing will get done till I do.
As for food and blood sugar and stuff . . . I took my last pill for blood sugar on Sunday. On Saturday I read that a diabetic friend of mine has begun eating small meals every 2 hours. Each one is no more than 250 calories, and she keeps her carbs to 25-35 grams per day. Her blood sugar has leveled off with this way of eating, so I thought I'd give it a try this week, since my medicine is gone and my doctor's appointment is next Monday. Overall, it's working for me too! I've had very little fluctuation in my sugar levels, but I have to eat every 2 hours. That's what happened today; I had gone longer than the 2 hours since my last snack. I plan to continue this way of eating until I see my doctor. I'm keeping close records so that I can tell him how things are going, and see if he'll let me stick with this a bit longer without the medicine.
So my day wasn't very productive, and Wes and I are going to a couples' seminar tomorrow, so tomorrow is filled up already. Sigh. I'll have to do a couple of 15-minute passes tonight after church and see what I can get done. It will be the most needful things, for sure!