As I write this, it's almost the night before Christmas, and along with last-minute holiday shopping and plans for family reunions and gift-giving all around, it's time for the kids to have their parents read again to them Clement C. Moore's* A Visit from St. Nicholas so the kids can meditate upon visions of sugar-plums and of flying reindeer, a sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. But there's been recent unrest about St. Nick as a role model for modern children. For example, NPR described one modern Santa's crusade against childhood obesity: "Bill Winton sits in for the real Santa at a shopping center in Edinburgh, Scotland. He says he's not wearing the pillow under his Santa Suit anymore. Winton noticed that kids on his lap were getting heavier. And he thinks fat Santas are partly to blame. He tells the BBC, if Santa is a role model, then his body shape is where it should start." And a survey of shopping-mall Santas in Scotland rev...
While recently reviewing past blog posts I'd written ,
I noticed that I often project the image of a perfectly controlled
diabetic. This couldn't be farther from the truth! First of all,
perfection is an unrealistic expectation with this disease. Furthermore,
I tend to write about goals and ambitions for my diabetes management and health
care efforts. Focusing on goals has a dual purpose, it motivates me to
stay disciplined and hopefully it inspires other people in their quest for better
blood sugar control. Well, today I want to diverge from my typical
approach and share with you some of my lapses of discipline and the unfortunate
As a bit of a preface, I should note that I've curbed my
attempts at dieting. After a couple weeks of restricting my calories ( See Kelsey's post "What I've Learned by Counting Calories" ), I
noted a marked decline in my milk production. My priority right now is
definitely Sienna's health and ...
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