Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Time of Change

I love the fall season. I love the temperature change to the 60's. I love the sight of brilliant colors. Fall reminds me of change.

In the last 2-3 weeks, I have changed job positions, my diet, and different life routines. For example, my job has become very, very active again. I've gone from a sedentary job - lots of sitting with little to do - to actively solving issues. My blood sugar levels have been very happy with me.

Our family is slowly making a change to an 'organic' diet. We are trying not to purchase foods that have been grown or processed with steroids or chemicals. We made this decision based on how we feel after eating healthier choices. Life is too short and therefore, we must do what is right for us and our children. It's been tough, but so far, so good. (And, no, I'm not giving up a good beer!)

And what does a different life routine mean? Well, I've made the conscious decision to spend less time on the computer (and iPhone), including Twitter and Facebook, and spending more time being active. As a family, we are exercising and spending more time outside.

I am at a point in my life where the more simple I keep things, the better. I'm tired of stressing over, "the little things". I'm not perfect and refuse to live perfectly. But, I do want to enjoy life to the fullest and these changes are helping me do just that.

Enjoy your fall! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Where is Mark?

Just a quick note, I am in midst of changing jobs and life has been very, very busy. That's good for a person like me who loves being thrown in the fire. I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty. (I'm not afraid of a bar fight either, but I don't do that anymore.) Alas, this comes with a down side; no diabetes OC, no Twitter, etc...

To all my d-friends, I miss you all very much and hope all is well.

Two things... First, my sister (who is also a type 1) and I are looking at getting a continuous glucose monitoring system. I'm too darn old and tired for bg roller coasters.

Second, beginning Sunday, November 1st, I will be training for the 2010 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. My goal is 30 miles, since this will be my first time.

Be Healthy - Have Fun - Enjoy Life


Thursday, October 01, 2009

This Isn't Funny

One of my favorite muscians are the Dave Matthews Band. I've listened to them since the early 90's and have followed them off and on throughout the years.

If you have time, watch this video and think about how it relates to our lives:

Just for today, this moment in time...