Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kickin' Wednesday

It's late, and I don't have time to write. But I'm going to, briefly.

I'm on several kicks today. My life comes in cycles. One of the things that keeps recurring on a periodic basis is my self-improvement kick. Every once in a while I get really excited about personal finance and personal health.

Been spending a lot of time thinking about both of those today. Personal health, I made myself a bit of an idea.

If I spend 20 minutes a day logging my bloodsugar, my insulin, and every single thing I eat and when, I really think that I'll make that time up in days left to live.

Let's do a little bit of math. I know it won't be at all realistic, but let's do it anyways.

So, 20 minutes a day * 365 days = 7,300 minutes
7,300 minutes / 60 / 24 = 5.07 days per year I spend logging bloodsugar/insulin/food

let's say I live my projected 61 years or whatever

61 years * 5.07 = 309 days of my life I spent logging.

309? If I really do end up living to be 61, I will have definitely recouped all that time I spent logging with more days I've earned to be alive.

So I think I'm going to do it. It's a big step, I know. I worry about setting goals like that. Logging everything? That's tough. But I want to do it.

Because I'm tired of just getting by, especially as it relates to my health. Yeah, I've got to worry about heart disease and obesity and all of that like every other person out there, but I've got double portions of everything coming my way when it comes to not eating right or taking care of yourself. What will hurt a normal person x down the road will hurt me at least 2x. I fully accept and welcome that. It just gives me more reason to actually make this work.

I want to take my life to the next step. Trouble is, there's about a billion next steps that I want to take. It's hard to sit down and find one step that I'm ready for. I want to move in a lot of directions.

But I think that this is a good one. I'm going to do it. For the next two weeks, I'm logging everything. Every glucose test, every shot, and every morsel of food that gets in me. I'm doing it, no battle.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Total units insulin: 62
Avg Blood sugar: 146

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good stuff! You can do it! :D