I want to start a social movement, and I think the TuDiabetes community is the crowd to kick it into gear. Here's my slogan: "Celebrate with your body, not your mouth". Admittedly, it needs work.
Here's the idea: our special events, occasions gatherings etc. are largely based around food, and I think we'd all be better served to focus them on some sort of physical activity or experience, and let food/drink be something of a happy afterthought, rather than the other way around. What if, for Thanksgiving (oh, I'm being ambitious here) instead of eating until we all feel sick and then trying to force ourselves to take an extremely uncomfortable walk around the block, we planned a great hike or stroll, someplace beautiful and interesting, and THEN went home with an appetite for some well-earned and appreciated sustenance?
Do you think we can do it? Anyone else want to give it a try with me, for your next few social occasions? I'm going to give it a shot and post the results (like, whether or not my friends abandon me) in the thread below.
Join me and let's compare notes!
I really don't remember doing anything for Easter last year. Though I also had pregnancy brain then and could be completely spacing it out. Our next social gathering after Easter, which is with my husband's family, won't probably be until July for the 4th and the 24th. If you don't know the 24 of July in Utah is our founder's day. Basically idiots who like to play with fireworks (since aerials are now legal again) can go and shoot them off for 3 days before the holiday, the holiday, and three days after. Its basically a way for the state to make more money. After that will be my son's 1st birthday in August.
I recently changed diabetic teams and have been all about counting everything, including how many times people invite us to meet them for food. We now say come over and play board games, or let's go play tennis(indoors since it is still wintery here), or just get together and visit.
I am with you...let's make it happen.