Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Legit Health Scare

I am lucky I have a smart wife cause I had a real scare yesterday that apparently could have gotten worse than it did if she hadn't been smart and acted quickly yesterday morning. As planned, I took off on a jog yesterday morning. It had been 3 days since I had jogged and I had been sick all three days, so I just assumed me pushing so hard to finish was due to those two factors. I got home and was sitting here playing on the computer and rehydrating when I started feeling just awful! I was still sweating but I was cold as all get out, my stomach hurt like crazy, and my muscles felt just terrible. So I went and got in bed and covered up and Kathy asked me what I was doing I told her I didn't feel right and she asked me what all was wrong. I told her and she hopped out of bed and went and did some quick research and brought me a packet of cookies and said eat now! I did and sure enough, about 10 minutes later I was on my way back. I had apparently let my blood sugar plummet to a dangerous level. I had no idea I could do that since historically I was always high blood sugar. I knew I had let it get kinda low before, and had some mild symptoms, but this was like scary bad! The worse part is, I had no strips for testing, so I couldn't have even figured it out if I had had the notion that was the problem. So now Kathy is making me keep a better eye on my blood sugar. and that is fine. I need a keeper apparently.

I am proud to have to type this next sentence. I wore out a pair of running shoes, and had to buy new ones!!

There on the left is the old pair, which will now be general use shoes, and the right is the new pair. Looks like bumble bee shoes huh? but I like them and they were a steal! 37 dollars! I have fallen in love with UnderArmour shoes! I have never worn more comfortable shoes in my life! I am really looking forward to a good run this morning. I had noticed that as per usual, the outside back edges of my shoes were wearing down, and lately my ankle and hips had started to hurt some. That is kinda the benchmark for my need to buy new shoes. I have had a huge blessing since losing weight that it takes much longer for that to happen now. I was wearing shoes for like 3 months with only normal wear before the edges were jacked up. I have ran many many miles in these shoes and I bought them in November I think, so I got a great deal of use from them. Much more than normal.

Not sure what all I am gonna get into today. I got most of the work I wanted to get done this weekend done yesterday, so we will see what kinda productivity, mischief, or leisure activity finds me today as the day progresses I suppose. I hope ya'll have a great day!


  1. Yowza! Glad your wife was there!

    Funny thing-similar thing happened to me yesterday. I had a super-long workout (like 90 minutes :O) and while I was staying hydrated I got very shaky and nauseous. Hubby made me a PB sandwich and I was right as rain.

    Thank God for smart spouses :D

    Have a good one!

  2. HI Shane,
    That was a dangerous health scare. Be careful. Be sure to keep some food with you wherever you go, just in case. I know when I exercise hard my blood sugar drops. I am not diabetic, but I can just feel it, including getting light headed. SO, I always carry a granola (1oo calorie) bar in my picker. Congratulations on wearing out a pair of running shoes. That is a great accomplishment! Michele

  3. that's scary! glad to know your wife was there to help you out.

    I fainted once after a workout and my boyfriend flipped out on me and told me I was doing too much :(

    Congratulations on all your success! VERY inspiring.

  4. That's scary!! At least you know what it was and know what to look for next time.

  5. Make sure you tell the doctor... a friend of mine who was a type 2 diabetic is no longer taking meds because of weight loss. She just doesn't have high blood sugar anymore. ALWAYS keep a sugar packet in your pocket when you run. ALWAYS!