2010 already

2010 January 1
by Stace

I can’t believe the zeros are over. Seems like just yesterday we were sitting around debating whether or not to run to the store and buy up water just in case the nutballs were right about Y2K.

And yet, it seems like a very, very long time. In 2000 our daughter turned 13. Today, we have a two-year-old granddaughter. Yikes.

Speaking of the grandkid, she’s staying with us for a bit. Hedon took our daughter back to her home on Wednesday (she had to get back to work), then Hedon decided she wanted to keep the grandkid for a bit longer. We weren’t sure we’d be able to keep up with her, but so far, so good. Our muscles may be a bit stiff, but at least we’re still moving.

If this had been last year, there’s not a prayer we could have done this. I wasn’t physically capable of it, period. Now I am. Guess I should thank diabetes for that.

I weighed in about a week and a half ago. I had lost another five pounds, which brings my total up to 52 pounds lost. Seven months — 52 pounds. Good deal. Now is when I hit the critical part, when weight loss has become more difficult in the past. It will be interesting to see if my body follows old trends. The year 2010 may be all about plateaus for me.

The best thing is that my blood sugar levels are getting better and better. It’s not uncommon now for me to get readings below 100. Even my fasting level has gone down from 130 on average to about 110 on average. I suspect the improvement is because I’m so much more active at home than I am on the road.

Even after nearly two months at home, I am not yet ready to return to trucking. The very thought makes me grind my teeth. Now that the holidays are over, Hedon is going to start getting into the nitty-gritty of what it’s going to take to get us our own truck. Then we’ll make our decision. One thing is for sure — I cannot return to working as a company driver. I’m done with that, for now.

Take it easy out there. And hope you have a very happy New Year’s Day!

2 Responses
  1. 2010 January 2
    limericc permalink

    Looks like good times with the grandkid, enjoy. Congrats on the additional weightloss, but most importantly on getting the diabetes managed.
    I’m sure you two will get the trucking issue worked out. I just hope its soon so we can hear more about your travels, lol.

  2. 2010 January 4

    The weight loss is FANTASTIC! Really impressed (and a little jealous) with your sticking to your program. Sounds like you’re having fun with the grandkid too. Can’t wait to hear the update on the truck and work situation. Have a happy and fantastic New Year!!

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