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The Perfect Awakening

This morning my daughter woke me up with these words.

"Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday dear Pop Pop. I Love you so much!"

It didn't rhyme.

I didn't care.

It was perfect.


Diabetes Power Show and dLife

As many of you may know, I found the OC by listening to a very beloved (and greatly missed) Podcast called Diabetic Feed. I am still hopeful that one day it may return.

As I was checking out Podcasts on iTunes and I found “Diabetes Power Show.” I subscribed immediately since it looked to be right up my alley. The show consists of 3 hosts who discuss different D related subjects and interviews as well as news and info about diabetes so I was really excited about checking it out.

Well, yesterday on the drive home I decided to have a listen and guess who they were interviewing...

Give up? Click here!

And guess who is coming up on the next episode?

Give up again? Click here!

Wow! I love it. It is great not only to read about these people but to hear them interviewed is awesome too!

Speaking about OCer’s in media did anyone see last weeks dLife with Kerri on it? The Simmons Family did the wave when her segment came up. That was very cool.

And speaking of dLife, you should really make sure you watch Sundays show. It looks like its gonna be another great one!

The Story of a Pioneer
dLifeTV reports on the life of Elliott Joslin

One of the leading diabetes centers in the world was started by a man
whose ideas were years ahead of their time.

Watch dLife this Sunday
7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT, 4:00pm PT

Be inspired this Sunday, watch dLife


You Tube Tuesday #12

It is 12:08 AM. It is offically Tuesday. I didn't want those on the East Coast to not have something to watch before I was able to get this post up.

I have not posted much lately. Been in a foul mood and I didn't want to bum anyone out so I will post when the sun is shining a little brighter.

I am hooked on cute freaking dogs and cats it seems. It's hard because I look at several videos and these are always my fav's. Anyhow enjoy!


I Didn't Hide

I am quite sore this evening. But as Kate of Kate's Quest says, "it hurts so good!"

She is right.

I did not park around the corner the other night. I was ready to go when Matt showed up and man it was actually a lot of fun.

Matt is such a great friend and a good motivator. He was encouraging me when I was on my last few reps and could barely lift the weights up. It was like parents cheering for their kids at T-Ball.

That visual makes me LOL.

I knew I was a total wimp but he never made me feel like that. It was more of a, "quit dissing yourself dude, we will both get our shit together TOGETHER!"

We are exercising tonight and again Sunday. This is the schedule for now. 3 days a week. I think it is a good start for me and for him. I am going to attempt to do a little cardio in between but I do not trust myself not to sit on my computer and play Lord of the Rings Online (which is a new obsession for me!).

Anyhow, thanks to all of you that offer words of encouragement. I know quitting smoking was a very important part of being a B.A.D. but this weight loss is the next hurdle I must overcome.


Another try!

Tonight, one of my best friends, Matt, is coming over to workout in the Slimmons Gym with me. I am going to have to dust of the weights and pump up the speed bag but I am excited. I have tried several times to incorporate an exercise routine into my daily life but I have always failed. I start and continue for a few days and then I flake.

When he comes over and sees my car in the driveway there is no way I can hide. I will have to workout. This is probably what I need. Some accountability. Someone to show up and say, “Get your fat ass up and get out here Porko!” Matt will not be that mean I hope unless of course he has to be.

Crap now I am scared!

I guess I could park around the corner.