Monday, January 02, 2006

56 and Juicy

56 and Juicy is either the title of a sex-starved baby boomer's autobiography or a new term for a crashing diabetic enjoying a post-lunch pear. Sadly, it's the latter.

56! AFTER lunch. AFTER a piece of Pumpkin Pie. Raw Food Style pumpkin Pie, which tastes an awful lot like baked pumpkin pie, just a little squishier.

I did get to --

Dave just farted. Dave is a dog, he's allowed to fart randomly.

I did get to yoga this morning. My practice was w-e-a-k, weak. I think I sweat out the last of the champagne (sparkling wine, whatever) from New Year's eve and I was able to get some work done this morning before lunch. My whole plunge into blogdom was brought on by serious procrastination of my day job. Luckily, as the last drops of Yuletide sugars are working their way out of my body along with the aforementioned booze, I'm able to think a little more clearly and get back to work. (This is a lunch break. Yesterday it was 4 hours)

So yoga. Yes, more of the L.A. hippy influence that separates me further and further each day from my mid-western upbringing. For the last few years, off and on, I've been practicing Ashtanga Yoga. It's the kick-your-ass-older-cousin-twice-removed of Bikram that doesn't require the room to be pre-heated to 100 degrees to bring out every drop of sweat in your body. I only bring it up, because in the past when I would get on a good run of consistent yoga (3-5 days a week) my BG --

I'm using BG, assuming it means Blood Glucose. It just seems like all the other diabetes blogs are using BG. Personally, I always just said "Blood Sugar", but I'm trying to fit in.

-- My BG would level out very nicely. No super highs, no super lows. So as part of this "new age" approach I'm taking, I'm trying to get the yoga back into my routine. Right now it's not such a big deal because it only takes an hour. As I add more poses and get back to my previous level, I'm looking at at least 2 hours a day.

As soon as I figure out how to put links on this, I'm going to try and find some interesting Ashtanga people to link up to, as well as some of the raw foodies out there.

Back to work....


Blogger Kerri. said...

I still say "bloodsugar." After almost 20 years as a type 1 diabetic, I can't shake that habit. I also leave no space between the words because I like it better that way. "BG" is way too fancy for me.

And I'm with you on the workout bit. I used to see a big change in bloodsugars after 30 minutes of intense cardio. But now that I've been at it for a few months, it takes almost an hour to crash hard. But it's definitely worth it.

Keep at it.

And enjoy your gassy dog.

-- Kerri.

6:20 PM  

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