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What my blood revealed / poem 93

No, this is not about blood in the streets, the protests going on in Iran. This is about my latest fasting blood test.

It’s good — or should I say, much better than the last several years. My glucose was down 15 mg and my cholesterol down more than 25. I have diabetes type 2 (runs in my family) and have blood tests a few times a year to keep track. I was ecstatic to see this sort of progress! Since I retired in 2006, I’ve dropped twenty pounds. Does this show how much happier I am in retirement? I am grateful for having time to choose how to live my life.

Dr. F gives all the credit to losing weight, the exercise I’ve added in my life. Since January I’d lost at least another four pounds. I agree about that but I’m praising my healthier eating patterns as well. I’d been basically vegetarian since the 1970s. This past spring, I transitioned to mostly vegan. I am getting organic food delivered once a week from Farm Fresh Delivery. I no longer buy and bring into my home eggs, yogurt, ice cream, cheese. I do occasionally succumb to pizza and ice cream out of the house (my two weaknesses). I have eggs a few times a month; today I nearly craved one so when I went to lunch with Rose, I had breakfast instead. Probably both the doctor and I are right: it’s a combination of exercise and diet that is making the difference.

blood test

glucose, cholesterol, A1c
all of these are much better for me
“eat less, walk more” the philosophy

organic dark chocolate, Poem #9

Today was my first delivery from FarmFreshDelivery.com.

When I first heard of this service, I thought, how much more wonderful could it get? Organic vegetables and fruit delivered to your door?! Could this be real? After several emails, I was signed up. Payments are made painlessly though a credit card. Orders can be placed, or changed, via email or phone. And I’m supporting organic farmers in Indiana. Or, not sure how organic the farmers are but the food is guaranteed!

So two hours after the delivery, I finally succumbed and tasted it. ‘It’ is the organic dark chocolate with cherry candy bar I ordered, along with the oats, couscous, and rice. Ahhhhhh. As it melted in my mouth I thought, have I died and gone to heaven? Not even sure such a place exists, much less that it would be my ultimate destination. But I can say without skipping a beat that organic dark chocolate makes life worth living.

Such is the context for Poem #9 (in the series of 108)

organic dark chocolate with cherry
proof of paradise on earth
ecstasy on a rainy Friday afternoon