06 June 2024

The "easy" way out?

 So my health plan hasn't exactly been going as planned, but it's been good. I have been going to the gym, so that's good. I have been walking, so that's good. I have not been doing Supernatural, that's not good. I raised my desk but then lowered it again. And 10,000 steps has not happened every day. Maybe I was too ambitious with all those goals. Maybe I need to scale it back a little. I've been good with the gym and walking, so let's continue to focus on those and add the others in as I can. Normally I walk the canal from Dorsey to McClintock and back. But on the days I don't go to the gym I'm walking from Dorsey to McClintock to Rural to Dorsey. I call it the double canal. Except for today. Today I am not walking at all because I have a super early doctors appointment. I like early appointments because there is less chance of them running late first thing in the morning, but it messes with my workout plans. At least it's not a gym day. So there's that. 

I went to the doctor the other day, I got a new doctor because of Medicare and this was the initial appointment. It is a clinic much like Kaiser. You have a primary doctor and they coordinate all your health care from there. I call them and they tell me what to do. I like that. I like having one place in control of all my medical stuff. Anyway, we talked about diabetes and my weight. She indicated that I should consider taking one of the new diabetes drugs that reduces weight. I can see a lot of benefit from doing something like that. Lower weight means more energy and being more active. It reduces heart attack risk. It definitely has a lot of health benefits. But it's expensive if my insurance doesn't cover it. So if my A1C is up, my insurance will pay for it. If it's not, I'm looking at $1,000/mo. Is it worth it? Also, there have been some side effects to these drugs. Is it worth it? I don't know but I won't have to make a decision until we get my blood work back. So there's that. 

On the business side, that is going a little better, but I'm still not as consistent as I need to be. I got my Etsy shop up and running on Monday, but I haven't done any more advertising or promoting of it since then. This is something I have to keep pushing in social media and I'm not. I also haven't started my Amazon shop, though that was supposed to be the next thing. So those things are on the agenda. Plus, I need to create to have things in my shop. I just ordered some red and gold tumblers yesterday. I plan on offering some 49er stuff. I'm hoping I don't run afoul of trademark hawks, but I'm going to give it a try.  As I sit here, I realize that I need to make a list of things I want to make so that I get them made. I ordered wood a while back to make a domino box for the resin dominoes that I made. I want to make more of the dominoes and I want nice boxes to put them in. So that is on my list of things to make. I cut out a dog butt shelf/leash holder that I think will be adorable. I need to get that painted and put together. Yes, there are so many things I want to make. But then I think, should I focus on one thing for now? Should I just work on the tumblers and save the other stuff for the future? I'm not exactly sure why I would do that. Cutting some wood doesn't take that long. And I can paint and glue while a tumbler is running. Pouring resin is something that can be done while a tumbler is running. I just need to learn to multi-task and not sit and doom scroll Facebook. 

Okay, enough of this nonsense. I'm going to get ready to head out for my doctors appointment. 

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