Today is Monday and day 8 AF.
Yesterday ended up being a great day, which I was productive. I cleaned all the bathrooms and got a severe case of hypoglycemia during. My BG was like 45, so I stopped to make and drink a shake. Afterwards, my hands were still shaking and I knew it would take 10-15 minutes until I started feeling better, so I took the opportunity to meditate in my bed. I had a successful 10 minute session and then got back to work.
After cleaning the bathrooms, I organized some of the Christmas decorations and then took a 3 mile walk. My foot/ankle was hurting during the walk so I didn’t run at all. My ankle really hurt the whole night, which bummed me out since I WAS on the upswing.
I’ve been good about sticking to the low purine diet for gout. It doesn’t say to limit sugar but I know from research that sugar can trigger it. I had a bowl of fruit loops for a snack Saturday night and am wondering if that’s what triggered it (ankle and foot very swollen especially after walking– note I took it easy walked pretty slow/no running. Much different than my speed walk/ran Friday afternoon). I will keep an eye on the possible sugar/gout correlation.
We had an early dinner and chores were done early so we had time as a family to relax. We watched a movie and had snacks. I brought bowls of carrots and blueberries to snack on and shockingly, it all got eaten! I felt good about feeding my family fresh snacks instead of the processed junk we usually eat. Really it was the perfect Sunday night.
I am at work with about an hour left of seeing kids. My foot/ankle is MUCH better today– which I am SO relieved because I’ve been decreasing my pred and was a little nervous that this was the cause of the increased pain, so I’m SO excited that it’s doing better today. I’m hoping to get a good walk/run in after work. I also want to meditate and journal tonight.
Feeling strong today, physically, mentally and emotionally. I am thankful for feeling well <3