Now that we’ve been back in the good ole USA for just over a month and successfully made the move up here to Portland, I’m out of excuses for not getting back back into exercising regularly. My last A1c was atrocious after three months of traveling in Asia, and I’m committed to getting that number [...]
Me (to the dude at the coffee shop): “Do you guys have any Splenda? I only see regular sugar over here.” Coffee Dude: “Um. Yeah. I have Stevia. Will that work?” Me: “Sure! Thanks.” Coffee Dude (hands me the packet and in a self-righteous, preachy tone): “You know, the real stuff is a lot better [...]
Sometimes, you actually really want to see double arrows down! Thank you, sunset jog.
When my last A1c came back at a whopping 8.1% three weeks ago, I pledged to get it back down under 7% by my next visit. Now that our travels in Southeast Asia are over and I have food options beyond rice and noodles again, I thought it would be easy for me to double [...]
I’m getting used to a whole new smorgasbord of delicious food options here in Portland, a city where the food carts seem to outnumber brick-and-mortar eateries. I have only two issues with this: 1.) Where to start? and 2.) how to bolus for this: Yes, that sign says “Viking Soul Food” and no, I don’t [...]
Jacob and I have already packed a lot into 2013. Specifically, we quit our jobs, traveled through Southeast Asia, and we have this little wedding thing in September to finish planning…no big deal…So it should come as no surprise that we’re packing yet another life-changing event into this year: We’re moving to Portland, Oregon! This [...]
What’s better than a kitten waiting on your doorstep after three months traveling across the globe? This gadget! Could not be more stoked to fire up the G4. Here’s to color screens, more accuracy (especially in the low range), and a smaller, sleeker receiver. Now, lets see if it lives up to the hype!
I typed this blog post somewhere between Singapore and San Diego, where I had 30+ hours of solid plane time to just think. I thought about how we left everything on January 14th. We packed up everything we own and traded it in for two carry-on suitcases. We both left good jobs behind that were [...]
When Marianne Cowherd emailed me saying her high school club was doing genetic research on diabetes complications, my first reaction was “Wow, these kids are way smarter and way cooler than I was in high school…I didn’t even do the frog dissection sophomore year!” Please read on below to hear about the incredible research these [...]
With only five days left of this incredible trip (side note: waaaaaaahhhhhh!!!), Jacob and I have stuck ourselves on the gorgeous island of Bali for nothing but beach, books, and Bintangs (Indonesia’s national beer). Since we’re no longer touring ruins for hours on end each day, and the hardest part of our day right now [...]