..Get Busy Living.. or get Busy Dying!!

I have not wrote a blog in a while and found it is time to get back into again. I guess you can say I have fell off the D bandwagon. I have been taking my insulin and wearing my pump but have not been paying attention to what and how much I eat. I have put on about 40 lbs a lot huh.. it is kinda sad that I have all the tools available to me (medical insurance for my care and supplies, educated and technological savvy, work and respected at a university hospital) but continue just to just not care. Time to start again, no more stopping after work to get the 8 piece fried chicken I love, and leaving 3 small pieces in the bag, or the 16oz steak with all the fixins at Texas Road House, then home to drink my 4 CC and 7’s (doubles and diet of course.. not like it matters!)

Well it was 2 simple wake up calls really out of the blue.. 1.) I was walking down the hallway and around the corner came my PCP!! Yep my Dr. and said “Hey Robert.. Haven’t seen you in a while and it looks like it, Lets talk and get an appt with me” CRAP!! Busted.. well I as caring a bag of bagels to my staff meeting in the AM, I did pass up on the coffee cake! 2.) I work with a bunch of guys, Navy retired to a few that has never seen the 1980’s! so they can be rough around the edges.. I found a 100lb piece of steel in my chair one day as a joke and decided well gotta change.. We started a weight loss challenge and I am the biggest on the list 278!! most lost in 90days gets $125 and the right to brag. I am 6’4” so 245 is about the best for me.. but Damn!!

I mentioned this to my wife and she agreed that we need to get back on it again.. so over the past week we have been doing really good!! I feel like I have shed a few lbs but have not weighted yet.. Not gonna until tomorrow to see where I am at..

I am a geek and found a few tools that I wanted to pass on.
http://www.romej.com/iphone/eatright/ a simple little app that allows you to track all the food groups, fats, and water.. My wife likes this a lot. She will call me asking what I have left so she knows what to make or for dinner or get at the store.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ very cool app and website!! Syncs with your phone and allows you to make a full diary of what you eat, exercise and weight loss. It does all the math for ya!! It has a social component built in so you can hook it up with facebook , Twitter. I really like it because it will take your weight, height, activity level goals and come up with what you need to eat in ways of calories, carbs and fats for the day. It allows you to pull reports so you can see what effects your BS. I will add up what I get with a meal and see the amounts of carbs to plug into my pump.

I hope this time I take hold to my health. I really want to! to put it like a good friend once told me.. a line out of a great movie.. “..Get Busy Living.. or get Busy Dying” I want to live, I want to live past the 47 years my dad did and keep all my toes unlike my mom how has lost them to D..

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Comment by Peetie on August 28, 2011 at 11:24am
Thanks for sharing Robert. Best of luck! Joanne
Comment by Lila on August 29, 2011 at 3:51am
Nothing wrong with fried chicken, especially if there isn't much breading on it. A piece or two is perfectly diabetes-friendly!
Comment by Doris D on August 29, 2011 at 6:51am
Thanks for sharing with us Robert. I always go by the thought of "I cab do this" You use that thought too! YOU GO BOY!!!!!
Comment by Doris D on August 29, 2011 at 11:47am
errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr that's can not cab
Comment by Robert G on August 29, 2011 at 9:01pm
Thank you! it gets easier every day.
Comment by MossDog on August 30, 2011 at 4:16pm
Lila- May be DM friendly but certainly not calorie friendly!
Robert- Good luck! It is worth it!
Comment by Lou on September 1, 2011 at 9:06am
Just wanted to say how cool it is that you're getting back into looking after yourself. to echo Doris D 'You can do it', remember be kind to yourself, try your best but a slip up doesn't make anything a fail :) x x x Hope you win the cash too ;)
Comment by Trudy on September 1, 2011 at 9:15am
Hi Robert. It's good to see you blogging again. Best luck in losing weight, getting back on the track again to Living.
Comment by Chris Reid on September 7, 2011 at 8:06am
Everyday is a new day. The past is gone and the future is not here, all you have is today.

Congrats on making your health a priority before it's too late. Good luck with the weight loss and keep us updated.

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