Pregnancy: 1st Trimester Wrap-Up

With only weeks to go before I enter the 3rd trimester (!!!), this post is admittedly a little late.  I had no idea how much pregnancy causes time to speed up!  I can’t even fathom the thought that FIVE months have elapsed since we found out we were pregnant, and don’t even get me started on how I feel about having only about three months left before baby makes her appearance.  It gives whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘so much to do and so little time.’  Never in my life has my motivation to accomplish anything been so fickle; one minute I’m in a tizzy, ready to move dressers out of our bedroom in preparation for a wood-floor project, and the next I’m sitting on the couch having lost all interest in the endeavor.

But, despite my current 26-week status, neither the blog nor the pregnancy would be complete without at least a little bit here for posterity! Continue reading “Pregnancy: 1st Trimester Wrap-Up”

high energy (or, THP: Chapter One)

(This is part one of a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  For more on why I picked up the book, click here. )

I think Gretchen’s first chapter, about ‘boosting her energy,’ is my favorite so far.  In fact, I’m willing to bet it might remain my favorite throughout the entire book.  (I’m only five chapters in, but as it contains bits about exercise AND organization, I’m pretty confidant.) Continue reading “high energy (or, THP: Chapter One)”

Diabetes: A Primer (Part 2)

 

Last month, I provided some basic information about diabetes, pre-diabetes and how they are diagnosed. If you recall, diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, which is the condition of having high blood sugar. Having sustained periods of high (or low) blood sugar can have serious implications on your health, and can lead to multiple co-morbidities, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and neuropathy. Fortunately for many of those with diabetes, the condition can be improved or even managed completely through diet and lifestyle changes. However, very few make the diet and lifestyle changes that can improve their health. Continue reading “Diabetes: A Primer (Part 2)”