It’s now been about 50 days since I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. And as good a cook as I (sometimes) am, I have to admit to not cooking very much at all for these first 50 days. I should by stock (ahem) in Progresso Soups, because I am eating at least 1 can … Continue reading
How to explain this? The problem is the point where the stone in my shoe — the “rock” of autism/Asperger’s Syndrome — meets the hard place — the unmalleable-ness and immoveable-ness of diabetes. Continue reading
I have evidence now that says I really can change this by choosing wisely. With some luck, it also means I haven’t done myself irreparable damage.
Very good news indeed. Continue reading
I thought about calling this post “Know Thy Enemy.” But that was a little overly dramatic. And, it presupposes intentional opposition, sabotage, or malice on the part of some person, place or thing. I’m more inclined to believe that malice, sabotage and intention are giving too much credit and power to inanimate objects and completely … Continue reading
…where I am after the first month of being diabetic. I’m down almost 18lbs. I am walking 15-25 minutes every day before lunch and again before dinner. I feel really good. Lots of energy. Sleeping well. A little frustrated trying to figure out a recipe for high fiber pizza crust. But otherwise — ticking along. Continue reading
…now I’m in a steep learning curve trying to learn a new way of calculating, shopping, cooking, record-keeping, and thinking about my metabolism and food.
And so far — that complex of new information is not only a bottomless pit of numbers, facts, and calculations — but also demands that I basically forget everything I know about cooking. Continue reading