taking myself in hand


As I wrote – briefly, the other day, my diabetes control is getting away from me. I think that foolishly, in my head, I convinced myself that now I am taking Metformin, I didn’t really need to be careful, which was very silly indeed. I’ve put on a load of weight too, and so Something Must Be Done.

The doctor has upped my dosage of Glucophage from 1500mg to 2000mg per day, and added Januvia. Whether it was this or something else, i don’t know, but Pete and I set off across the Humber Bridge yesterday for a day out (yes – South of the river), and after visiting Barton, then Brigg, I felt so ill we had to come home, and I spent most of the rest of the day on the sofa – no trip to Gainsborough after all. It has all given me a bit of a wakeup call, so I am back on the straight and narrow.

I got up early this morning and did 45 minutes on Wii Exerbeat, which can be deeply irritating, but now I have unlocked a load of levels, is much more useable. We have been to the stupidmarket, and  bought: apples, strawberries, raspberries, melon, cherries, grapefruit, satsumas (I had oranges, apples, apricots in already). We have bought spinach, cabbage, peppers (to accompany the varied peppers that I didn’t know we had), celery, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, fennel, radishes and mushrooms. I bought a free range chickie! which we will have tonight with steamed spring greens, and some (just a couple for me) new potatoes, and I shall make a vat of roast veg that I can have for lunches. In Brigg yesterday for lunch, I had a warm chicken and bacon salad which was lovely, so I bought some small steaks to do something similar with – I have chicken breast in the freezer – somewhere – and pork fillets too. I have a cupboard full of pulses as well. See?

in the cupboards

I’m going to do it. OK?