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Plummet on the Bike

February 8, 2011

I went back to the gym last week.  Finally.  And since it’s been a while, I decided to ease back into it and use the bike.  I got on a fancy bike with a screen that simulates a road, and it was really cool.  After about 15 minutes, I felt a little weird, but decided to keep going until my loop was done.  After 4 miles, I felt really weird.  And my loop was done, so I cleaned off the machine and went for my meter in the locker room.  That trusty little pink machine blinked a nice bright 34 mg/dL back at me.  I opened my little gluco-shot and poured it down.  It doesn’t feel like it works, but I don’t know if it does or not.  Since I was 574 before going in, it was all I had with me, and it was my last strip.  I don’t like to be in the shower while I’m low, so I got dressed and went out to my car.  I was in the parking garage texting people: I’m in my car stabbing juice boxes with pens and eating Valentines hearts.  The juice box in there didn’t have a straw so stabbing it was my only option.  Since I didn’t have another test strip, I just kept digging in to my bag of Valentine’s hearts.  I didn’t feel low at 34, so I was nervous to drive.  I think I ate those hearts for about 20 minutes when I started my car and drove down the road to Target for some juice.  Do you know that at 8PM at night, everyone either wants to be awake forever (caffeine) or they think they’re overweight (diet).  All I wanted was a single bottle of juice.  It was not to be found.  Instead I ended up with gummy peaches and gatorade.  Can you guess which I chose to consume  before driving again?  I’ll give you a hint: the gatorade is still in my car.  I get back to my apartment (and get a parking space!!), and I get my new bottle of strips and I’m 167.  And all is right with the world…

Or so I thought until I wanted to go to bed and I was over 400.  I stayed up another hour, was back in the 300s, and THEN I went to bed.

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  1. February 8, 2011 3:52 PM

    Juice boxes without straws may well be the bane of my existance. I dont know why… but its one of the things that REALLY gets to me. And its always when you need that juice the worst (or when my son does) that the ONLY one left is the one without the straw! UGH

    I am glad you were ok… I am glad you had the candy hearts and the strawless JB that at least got you to Target. =)

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