Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Where's the off-ramp from Life in the Fast Lane?
Is it just me or does life get quicker as we age? It seems that with each passing day, there are less and less hours, and each passing day seems blurrier then the last and before you know it, you're staring at yourself in the mirror asking yourself; "where the hell did that year go" Too Fast I say!
I recently picked up a second job, so I work Monday to Friday and on the week-ends. Crazy but the cost of living is insane. I desperately want to minimize the unessential things in our life but feel trapped being the Father of a rather large number of Offspring who look to me to provide their every need. My wife also works full time.
Okay, to put it bluntly, somethings gotta give.
I persistently argue with myself saying, "It's temporary" or "It is good to be busy" but This Life in The Fast Lane is going to take its toll eventually.
Take its toll on my diabetes and health that is. I find it harder and harder to exercise. Meal planning is also more challenging. This winter resulted in the highest A1C I have had in many years. And I can't help to charge my busy life as the culprit and cause of my poor diabetes control.
Time is limited and I sooo need it to heal, manage, and improve my health.
Any PWD knows that stress makes diabetes harder to control, well, I guess that has been my issue.
Ideas to improve above dilemma:
-Cancel all unnecessary distractions, like the hundreds of channels through our cable provider.
-Focus on eating healthy - Already doing that
-Quit both jobs - kidding - Money is unfortunately as important as Oxygen at the moment.
-Baby steps - short work outs at lunch maybe - More playing at the park, even when tired, as it's good for me and the kids.
-And any other ideas the DOC wants to throw my way - thanks in advance!
On a positive note - Seen my Eye Doctor yesterday, and zero evidence of Retinal issues, eyes are good!
Well, just letting my thoughts channel through fingers - to keys - to screen in an attempt to find the off-ramp.