Looking for balance?

I leave for vacation in 3 days.

Over the past 3-4 months I have really started to treat this damn disease (type 2 diabetes) seriously.

And overall I feel I’ve done pretty well. I am thinking about what I eat (what I should and shouldn’t), been getting regular (well, kinda) exercise, and the lifestyle changes are starting to stick.
Which is the crux of the problem.

It takes a while to commit to a lifestyle change. You are really trying to break old habits and reinforce new ones. I’ve been pretty happy with my habits for 45 years now. It’s really hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

But I’m going on vacation. Do I treat myself, or do I keep on track? If I do treat myself, then how much? I’ll be on vacation, after all. Should I stay on track? If so how much? I don’t want the new habits I’m developing to be broken.

There’s got to be a balance somewhere. Like everything else about this damn disease, it’ going to be hard to strike that balance.

If I’ve learned anything about this damn disease, it’s that it’s always different. It is never the same thing twice. The emotional aspect of Diabetes is just as great as the physical.

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