Monday, July 24, 2006
And Down the Toilet it Went
Anyway, two kind of bad or potentially bad things happened today. One is worrisom bad and one is funny bad. Everything is ok though. I guess I should just get to the chase.
The little bit worrisom bad was I got some test results back today. It was routine stuff, just testing my fasting glucose levels along with other basic stuff. I had it done recently with my yearly physical and found that my superstar, very normal levels have gone up in a year. 70-99 is normal, 100-126 is pre-diabetic and 127+ is diabetes. I used to be in the 70's, very good, but this time around I was 99. :( Diabetes doesn't run in our family and I had great glucose levels in pregnancy, a time when it would usually show if I was predisposed to insuline resistence (ie. pre-diabetes). I do have to say that a year ago I had just come off a special diet that consisted of low sugar and low carb shakes and had lost 12lbs. I'm sure it had a lot to do with it. I was also much less stressed, something that I have had such a hard time with lately, it can really raise your levels. I have another test, most likely next week to make sure that I haven't moved up to the pre-diabetic level. Say a little prayer! It is usually something you can un-do with a healthy diet and exercise. I did joing Weight Watchers two weeks ago and have lost 5lbs, 7lbs by my scale! I've also been taking a water aerobics class two days a week and working out at my gym two additional days. So, it's in the right direction. I hope that this effort will get my levels back down to a great number. I'll let you guys know of any updates, but it might be a little while.
Now for the funny bad thing... Well, after I got the kind of scary news, I headed right for the gym. I was in a shock/haze because I thought for sure my levels wouldn't be that high. I'm a worry wort and have been anxious about my round of tests since they were done last week. So it really did weigh heavily on my mind.
Anyway, I went into the locker room and got dressed to workout, put my little headphones (the ear bud type) around my neck and went into the bathroom for a second. (You know, 8 glasses a day!) I don't know what I was thinking but when I started to walk out of the stall, I was like..."where are my headphones!?" I guess they had fallen off my neck and down my back, into the toilet and I didn't even notice!!! I flushed those guys down!
How dumb is that? I know. Who does that?