Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sleepless in Santa Fe
Today I didn't treat myself as well as I should have.
I had HUGE blood sugar dips, mostly associated with feelings of stress over the events of the day. I'd just decided to go to the gym when it all started. I stepped out of the shower, wrapped my robe around me, and opened the bathroom door... and Cay was sitting in the living room. Her class was canceled, so she wanted to go to the lab early.
Then I noticed that the cat hadn't eaten at all in about 24 hours. I coaxed her into eating a little food that I hand fed her. Believe me, there is nothing fun about holding wet cat food in your hand because the cat won't eat out of the bowl.
Cay needed clothes for her interview Thursday... she's applying for a position as an RA at school. If she gets the job, she'll have free room and board, which will save us a ton of money and get her on campus. I turned my fairy-godmother wand on her today.
Then I went out to get stuff for the cat... medicine in a different form (which she spit out) because the other med was mixed with her food, and she wasn't eating enough. We got a dog bed for her to sleep in on the floor, because it's too hard for her to get up on the beds right now, and the cat beds are too small for her to extend her stiff legs. And while I was doing all this, I was totally stressing out, and my blood sugar kept dipping to 50- 53 mg/dL. I went through ALL the glucose tabs in my 10 pack from my purse.
Then I got the phone call about my grandson, and the legal issues there, which only stressed me out further. Luckily I was in the supermarket at that point trying to buy glucose tabs, because I was shaking like a leaf and rapidly losing awareness of what was going on around me.
And now I feel horrendously guilty that I never made it to the gym, although I don't see how I could have possibly worked out in that condition, it still feels like an excuse rather than a reason.
But tomorrow is a new day. I'm just hoping for a better one.
I dread stepping on the scale for my Wednesday Weekly Weigh In tomorrow.