I will try not to bore you with details of all this, but I'm starting on the South Beach Diet Phase One. I'll post my usual stuff but need to be accountable to someone. I just finished an omelet with spinach, artichokes, and feta cheese in it and really enjoyed it. Now I'm going to get ready to go to the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville with Tina. Report on that later!
My ship is setting sail! Phase One lasts two weeks, so sticking to that and walking every day will take me to my next appointment with my internist. He didn't fuss but scared me yesterday, which is much more effective. Besides, he's never had me come back in two weeks like this. He said if this keeps on, my blood sugar could get out of control, and we don't want me to have to take insulin. He said he considers himself a failure if one of his diabetic patients has to go on insulin. We can't have that. Dr. Ross is a nice guy and likes me. He's probably around my son's age, and we can talk about all kinds of things. He gets my Monty Python and Mel Brooks references and liked it when I said, "Oh no! The dreaded Krebs Cycle!" when he launched into why it was so important to walk to lower blood glucose and get lactic acid out of muscles. Help me here, Perky. Isn't that the one?
Now, let's all look at the pretty sunrise and feel inspired.
Yep, this is what I'm wasting my time on this afternoon.
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