Hi friends! I’ve been having a great experience here in Hawaii. I can tell you one thing is for sure I have been pushing myself each day to get as much as out of the experience as possible. The interesting thing is with all the swimming, hiking, and walking I’ve done my blood sugars have been super low- even with eating fairly poorly. My average for the week is 106.
What have I learned from this experience? Evidently I need to work out like 6 hours a day to keep my sugars very low! Olympic training here I come! I’m just kidding but it does seem that exercise and possibly reduced stress have a larger impact on sugars than what I eat. I also started the onglyza just before I left so that may be a factor as well. Anyway, my body never fails to be interesting!
Like I said we’ve been packing it in with tons of fun things with some of the highlights being Pearl Harbor, Aloha Swap Meet, Ko Olina lagoons, Waimea State Park and Waterfall, Sunset Beach, Sharks Cove, Dole Plantation and the Polynesian Cultural Center. My body is so sore but in a good way. My hair is also great here. So curly!
I’ve been doing a lot of cooking here which has been fun. It is kind of a challenge because the kitchen, and our budgets, are very limited. Yesterday I made french toast with whole wheat bread and sautéed pineapple instead of syrup. It was great. I like experimenting in the kitchen with limited resources. It makes you creative.
I also find I can eat all day here. I’m constantly hungry. (The other day I polished off with no problem a barnyard burrito, which is just as big and delicious as you might guess). I think the hunger is because I am boiling hot but also because I am exercising so much. It is also nearly impossible to keep hydrated.
Anyway, here are some photos of the trip. Enjoy!