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Couch To 5K!  It’s this awesome program that helps anyone train for a 5k run in 9 weeks.  I downloaded an app on my iTouch that keeps track of my progress and trains me along the way. It is called 5k Trainer by DeltaWorks.  You can purchase it for $1.99 through ITunes Store.  Most of the other training programs were more expensive. It incorporates the music you have into the training.

My sister and I are doing this together.  We call each other and keep each other accountable for our training time.  We are looking a 5k runs in mid-December to sign up for.  Our completion date will be approx December 11th.

In addition to my 5k training, I have been exercising on the elliptical trainer an average of 45 minutes everyday except for Sunday.  I feel so energized and healthy.  I love feeling this way and hope I can stick with it.

A thinner and more fit me,

The Milk Maid


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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is an amazing hospital dedicated to the health and wellbeing of children.  After Thing 2’s diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, we spent 3 intense days there.  Every nurse or staff member made us feel welcomed and cared for.

Three days of classes and training on Type 1 Diabetes and how to care for a diabetic.  Three days of eating hospital food.  Three days of sharing a single couch as a bed with my husband.  Three days of reading nutrition labels and counting carbs.  Three days of practicing insulin injections.  Three days of blood sugar adjustments.  Three days in anticipation of bringing home our diabetic child.  Three days to prepare for a lifetime.

After passing a test – yes, a written test – we were told we were ready to take her home and take care of her.  They don’t make sure you know how to take care of a baby before you bring them home, yet we felt like we were bringing home our first child again with the scary thoughts of  not knowing how to take care of her.  Thing 2 was scared but she was such a trooper!

We signed the release papers, double checked our list of prescriptions to pick up, and headed home.  They released us just prior to supper time, so we stopped on the way home to get something to eat.  We were terrrified!  Every carb she ate had to be counted.  We had to calculate how much insulin to give her.  What if we miss calculated?  What if we didn’t figure the carb count correctly?  She could die with too little or too much insulin.  It was overwhelming!

Thankfully, we made it home and collected our other child from the grandparents.  Welcome to a whole new lifestyle, a whole new way of thinking, and a whole new child.  Now the journey really begins…..

The Milk Maid

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