Greetings from South Texas where it will be 40 degrees cooler in less than 24 hours. I am going to be so happy when the Canadian air hits us in the morning. I may even break out the sweat pants! Prediction is for the next 2 weeks to be almost ‘winter’. I am happy, Clay is not so happy, as he is cold natured.
On October 3rd, my life changed. During our 6 month checkup I was advised I was a Diabetic! WHAT? YUP! I have learned that as much as I watch over my health I missed asking more questions on Diabetics. (Father was Type 2). I have been in shock for the last 12 days! I knew that this last year that some days I felt great, some not so great. I ASSUMED it had been other issues. My NP understands all my “stupid” issues – and now this is not a “stupid issue”! I am very frustrated with ME and my NP because I was not warned early enough about the Glucose going up and up. March my A1C was at 6.7 and was NOT advised that I was now a Diabetic. Heck I thought that I was just at risk! I DID NOT PAY ATTENTION! It was a wake up call for me. I checked on my BCBS insurance account and found that the diagnoses was reported in March, but they did not tell me until the 3rd of October! The good part of this news is that it is under control and no medication required, but in my book that is not enough. It is time to correct my eating habits. Exercise is not a problem for me as I have been a walker for 30 years. I must also remember that stress plays a large part in this game of Diabetes.
Now 12 days later, I am now almost 6 pounds lighter, and do not eat any of those Hershey Kisses and potato chips for a long LONG time! I am eating low carb foods (although I cannot give up the morning potato because I need potassium). I have always watched the sugar and salt but never counted carbs! Well, I am counting them now – as few as I can get away with! I have an appointment with a Nutritionist on 23 October to try to figure out how to manage things with the limited list of foods I can tolerate, have a glucose monitor on order, and tomorrow I receive two books on diabetics! I am NOT playing around with this. I want to lose another 15 pounds by the end of the year and I will do it! I have a goal! Now this Diabetes is a gift from the Chopin side! BUT LET’S MOVE ON TO QUILTING!
I have been planning to be in the Studio every morning for the last 2 weeks at 10:00 AM! Here is proof that I finally made that goal this morning! LOL This is the clock that My Buddy Lori gave me this year – I love it! She is a neat buddy to have and I love her posts. She is an open book and that is so rare these days! Thank you Lori – things will get better!
I had been remiss in keeping up with RSC 2018 blocks since August while working on York Lodge quilt. This last week I have finally been able to catch up with everyone else. Here are my August, September, and October blocks. I have enjoyed making simple easy blocks for a change after York Lodge.
I now have all the blocks on the design wall – and need to decide on the setting. There were only 10 months this year for different colors.
I am progressing on my Bountiful Life block and should finish it tonight or tomorrow night! Check out
Last year at the San Antonio Quilt Show I purchased a Cutterpillar Glow for craft projects. It was the smaller one. This year at the Austin Show I purchased the larger one. I love both of them. They are a wonderful tool for cutting, trimming, and tracing applique patterns on background fabric.
Goals for the next few days will be to complete the borders on York Lodge and my RSC 2018 flimsy! I am beginning to feel now that I can complete more of my UFOs by the end of the year than I thought I would be able to!
Have a wonderful Sunday and week! I know I will because it will not be hot and humid and because with each pound I lose I feel better!!!
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