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4 March 2002

As I wrote to Marn earlier, if Friday was a Mary Poppins kind of day, today has to be classified as a peanutbutter kind of day. A day when I have the munchies all day long. Keeping a food journal is a wonderful thing because as you begin to count down all those points you're using, you start making better choices. No peanut butter (2 points), have some tomatoes (0 points). No bread (1 point), have some sugarless jello (0 points) topped with fat free Cool Whip (0 points). Drink V8 juice (0 points). Drink lots of water. Record...record...record. And if you absolutely MUST have that peanutbutter, write it down and make adjustments in the rest of your food day.

I now feel that journaling has become my life. Not only this journal, and the blog, and the food journal, but now the blood sugar journal as well. I picked up glucose monitoring equipment on Friday, after I finally went to the diabetes class, and I've become a veritable pincushion, as I test my blood sugar every couple of hours. No, I don't have to do it that often (and won't, after today), but I was curious to see how my glucose level fluctuated throughout a 24 hour period, and so I've been doing it more for amusement than anything else. (Sticking yourself with a needle and drawing blood for amusement smacks of masochism, don't you think?) It gives me great pleasure to note that all the levels have been well below the low end of what is considered "diabetic." I'll be curious to see if the lab test, which I take on Monday, agrees with my home equipment.

It would be the logical thing to combat the munchies by getting out and doing something, now that I'm such a jock, but I was kind of silly last night. I managed to hit an episode of Six Feet Under around 9 p.m. There is a discussion about it on Steve's discussion board. I'd always wanted to know more about the show, so I sat down to watch it.

Unfortunately, I discovered it was part of a marathon, with HBO running the entire series as a prologue to the start of the second season tonight. It held my interest so well that I managed to stay up until 2 a.m. watching several episodes, and didn't nod off once (that's high praise right there!)

I decided not to set the alarm for my normal 4 a.m. so I could get up and do all the stuff I was going to do instead of watching television, and instead slept in until almost 8 a.m. I can't remember the last time I did that.

But of course that left work to be done, and no opportunity to get out and enjoy the lovely day. And this particular project is what contributes to the munchies. Fortunately, the psychologist doesn't do a lot of reports, or I'd be crazier than I am already. He pays well, but his reports are deadly dull. It's stuff like this....

XX was seen by XXs, PhD on April 16, 1974 at 11 years 4 mos of age and on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children found to have a verbal IQ of 77, performance IQ of 80 and full scale IQ of 77. She was seen 2 years later by XX at 13 years and 5 months of age, on May 28, 1976, and found to have a Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children verbal IQ of 86, performance IQ 88 and full scale IQ of 80. She was seen at 16 years of age and given the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, revised on 7/26/79 and obtained a verbal IQ of 79, performance IQ of 78, and full scale IQ of 77. She was seen by YY, clinical psychologist on 4/14/86 and given the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, revised at 23 years of age and scored a verbal IQ of 80, performance IQ of 71, and full scale IQ of 76.

...which make me run screaming from this office looking for ANYTHING to break the monotony. Hence the craving for peanutbutter.

However, not to worry. I've stayed on program. I have survived the day. I will be at the club tomorrow and I won't let a peanut butter kind of day sway me from the course I've set for myself.


 Quote of the Day

Never eat anything at one sitting
that you can't lift.

-- Miss Piggy

No man in the world has more courage than
the man who can stop after eating one peanut.

-- Channing Pollack

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