Weekly Check In – 12/16/2020

Seventy four weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: grading essays Blood Sugar: grading essays Sorry, let me give that another shot: Weight: 236 Blood Sugar: 102 Up two pounds. I could blame this on sitting too much and grading too much, but if I’m being honest, which is...

Weekly Check In – 12/9/2020

Seventy three weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 234 Blood Sugar: 101 Down a pound. This is an objectively shitty week. It’s the fourth anniversary of my little brother’s suicide, a good friend is dying of Covid or Covid-related causes, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it,...

Weekly Check In – 12/2/2020

Seventy two weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 235 Blood Sugar: 99 Up a pound and a half over the last two weeks. Some of that can be blamed on Thanksgiving, but the rest of it is the same shit I’ve been doing for the last six months....

Weekly Check In – 11/25/2020

Seventy one weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: ??? Blood Sugar: ??? I woke up this morning, read my daily email from Heather Cox Richardson, spent half an hour on social media, fed the dogs, ate breakfast, and then realized it was Wednesday and that I hadn’t checked...

Weekly Check In – 11/19/2020

Seventy weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 234 Blood Sugar: 98 Down half a pound. It really is the world’s most boring roller coaster, filled with dips and turns that are absolutely expected. Very happy with the blood sugar though. It’s almost like a part of my anxiety...

Gratitude Journal

Three things: My health. So many students are testing positive for Covid, I’m so lucky to be able to stay home, keep safe, and earn a living. My job. I’m seeing stores running out of things again, especially paper towels, and they’re starting to ration certain items. Again, I’m so lucky that I can afford...