lmenglish & ksbruns I have found, as I've gotten older, that I have more anxiety about planning dinners (even when it's only DD and her family). When I was younger, we could plan a last minute get together for the neighbors and I could roll with the punches and not get upset when things didn't happen exactly right. Now, I worry and fret every detail. Even waking up in the night and worry about things. Very frustrating and not productive at all. I make grocery lists, lists for prep time, lists for menus, etc. Very bizarre!
Good afternoon, I hit the floor running, walked with BF, body pump class, dropped off stuff at Good Will,went to the store, 2 loads of laundry, mopped the floor and have just painted my nails for a cocktail party for The Child Cancer Fund. neen and linda72 , I wish I could do more than one body pump class a week. I did free weights in between . I'm going to another class on Sunday that my friend teaches at the other Y. ksbruns , you've got this! How could you have social anxiety and be a leader? I just want to throw up when I speak in front of a group. It's bad enough being the moderator for my book club in front of 15 friends ? zazzles , sounds like the pump is doing its job Fyi, I am not pulling for the Gators tonight
Linda, it’s not a pump, it’d s continuous glucose monitor. I can only wish I had a pump—but Medicare won’t even consider one for T2 diabetics unless there is a documented history of low blood sugar unawareness that has led to repeated trips to the E.R. for treatment. Nonetheless, the CGM gives me the insight I need to see how different foods/combos affect the BS and how well different doses of the long-acting and fast-acting insulins control it.
lmenglish I was a receptionist, not a leader, but as someone that performed on the piano her whole life, I've also been able to talk to groups without difficulty. For me, it's not the same as needing to make chit chat with people when I am not *armed* with either alcohol or the willingness to munch my way through an evening. I just see it as one of the ways we are all different.
linda72 I'm sure it doesn't help for me that my mother never entertained, so I wasn't *raised* to it. Back when I did, I got to enjoy all the baked goods and snacks that were on hand, and sadly, after I quit overeating I learned that was the only part I had enjoyed. And now trying to cook something that I am willing to eat AND that might have some appeal for a non-WW adds to the challenge. Yes, I hated the emotional energy I put into it this week.
Since we are not serving alcohol there's just not many people I would feel comfortable having over; with B & D moving, I imagine I'll get to stop! The wife talked last night about how much fun we'll all have in the summer when things are not busy, but I'll just keep my fingers crossed it won't be too often, LOL.
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neen I am enjoying the Body Pump class and have already seen a decrease in the quivering in my arms after the class!! I know this is good exercise for me so I'm hopeful. Thanks for telling me about it; I never realized my gym offered the class. Are you lifting heavy weights? How often do you raise the weights? I've kept my weights fairly low until I learn the routines.
My YMCA just switched to the Les Mills "smart" weights. I like them so I am now trying to figure out what weight to use! LOL I would say my weight choices are pretty middle of the road. I do feel it afterwards, and am a little sore for a day after (which is what you want). I know to go up in weight when I'm no longer "feeling" it after the class or the next day. The instructors always say, low weight/high rep for the class, but you have to have enough weight to feel it! I've gone up in weight before and have had to stop mid track to reduce it.