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Re: [IPk] Re: variable insulin resistance etc

Hi Di, and Abi, who said virtually the same thing.

Oddly enough, the 'been there, done that' has been most helpful...
Partly for the companionship, but also because it prompted me to think
of one of the questions used in reflexive learning / action learning: 
"when have I faced a similar situation in the past, what happened, how
did I feel ... etc."

The parallel situation I have is learning Dutch ... like exercise, it is
something that I should do, and didn't enjoy doing.  As a result, it was
usually the last thing I did before going to bed.  To break the cycle, I
turned it on its head, and made myself translate and do a grammar
exercise before I got dressed.

Over time, it has turned from being a chore to being an indulgence: it's
almost meditative.  Plus I feel proud of myself for being able to get up
at six.

So: plan is now to get up at 5.45, and after Dutch, have ten minutes of
pilates.  Then get dressed.  And have another ten minutes when I get

I did it this morning. ... 


(reminding herself that if you can't see an answer, it may be that the
question is wrong)

In message <email @ redacted>, Diana Maynard
<email @ redacted> writes
>Hi Pat
>Speaking from personal experience, I'd say that solving (c) would also solve 
>(or aid solving) a, b, d, e and f! Which would probably improve your control.
>You may not have much spare time, but from personal experience, all of the 
>above (but in particular (c)) would also help solve finishing your PhD thesis!
>Perhaps you can just try to add a bit of exercise in small amounts throughout 
>the day, it all adds up before you know it.
>Di (been there, done that, got the Tshirt for all of the points).
>Pat Reynolds wrote:
>> There are a whole bundle of things contributing to, and resulting from
>> the worse control, and I just don't know where to start.
>> a) increased weight (up a stone)
>> b) cycling chest infection and severe asthma (only since August)
>> c) decreased exercise (never a big one for getting out of my chair, me,
>> and the pilates class folded ....)
>> d) steroids to treat asthma and cortisone to treat trigger finger
>> e) weariness meaning that I don't have the energy to sort this
>> f) weariness also means I eat worse - I tend not to eat breakfast, lunch
>> is salad or soup (depending on season), and most calories are in the
>> evening.  Worse food is just so much easier to cook, and so much more
>> comforting!
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Pat Reynolds
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