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The arrival of the Pump.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ok, ok, been a little bit lax about SparkPeople lately.

I started my new insulin pump! I should have blogged about it right away, so that I would have sounded more excited. Anyway, I'm going to (sort of) blame it for my lack of activity on the health-front of late.

Mostly it's that thing where--you've been striving for a particular goal for so long, and now that you've reached it, you want to throw up your hands and quit? (and the pump makes that really easy, I must say).

I'm just making excuses now:

Before, when I had to give myself a shot every time I wanted a cookie, or an apple, or a cracker, I could much more easily turn it down--I hate shots enough that even cookies did not sway me.

Blah, blah, blah.

I'm trying to be focused right now on moderation. I'm still exercising, I'm still watching my portions, but I just don't want to be so anal-retentive about everything-- You know, the way you basically HAVE to be in order to lose weight?

So I'm giving myself a sanctioned break.

The pump and I are learning to get along.

I want to maintain where I am, or maybe just scale back the goals a bit. We'll see how it goes. I just need to re-evaluate, and come up with NEW goals.
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    good luck good luck good luck.

    I dont think being anal-rententive is totally healthy, because I don't think anyone can stick to that forever. It's like.. deprevation.

    Sorry for being so AWOL. My schedule is insane. I have back to back musical/haunted house rehersals and whatnot.

    Ill send my address.

    When do you leave?
    4607 days ago
    I think I'm doing the same thing....but with less justification (ie: I haven't reached any type of goal & nothing's really changed to allow me to relax about everything...I just am) and I think it's totally healthy - just as long as things don't get *too* relaxed - which I know you will not let happen since you've come so far & done so awesome!

    4607 days ago
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    I'd been wondering how things had been going...
    Glad to hear you're learning to get along with your pump, life is always easier when you and your "organs" are on the same team!
    Somewhere I posted that 'anything in moderation' was okay, and someone came back at me with 'what about crack? do you think thats okay too as long as its only in moderation?' I never figured out what I was supposed to say to that, so I didn't. Your idea of exercise some and watch portions some is more of what I had in mind when I tried to promote moderation, not go out and eat/smoke/snort crack but only twice a week so it counts as moderation! Some people, geez!
    Anyway, good luck with your pump, eventually the novelty of eating whatever whenever wears off so the cookies might never be as safe as they were when you were on injections, but (at least in my case) certainly safer than they were in the first month or so of pumping.
    4612 days ago
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