Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Blocks

I finished 2 more blocks for my Christmas BOM.  6 down 3 to go.

Block 5

Block 6

For some reason this block gave me a really hard time.  This is the center block for the quilt.

I put up blocks 1-6 up on the design wall.

I'm really liking the looks of this.  The next block is  a Santa block and then 2 more pieced blocks.

Now for a health update.  A month ago I went to the doctor's for my usual 6 month Diabetic check up.  Didn't go well.  My sugar levels were HIGH.  She now wants to see me every 3 months.

Her office called me and asked if I wanted to get some Diabetic counseling.  I figured it wouldn't hurt and hopefully it would help.  One visit with the counselor and dietitian and a miracle occurred.  I found out I wasn't taking my meds correctly.  They put me on a diet, told how many carbs to eat at each meal and told me I should have a snack at bedtime each night.  

After 2 weeks I have lost 2 pounds and my sugar levels for the first time in quite a while are under 180.  I should have done this long ago.  Now I just need to get out and walk.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs, Cathy


Karen said...

You are getting close with your Christmas blocks. You have done well this year with sticking to a plan each month....well, pretty well. LOL! I have coherced you along the way.

My husband started seeing a diabetic specialist doctor last year and began a nightly injection. His sugar levels dropped wayyyyy down. He is not good about following a diabetic diet.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Hubby went on a high protein/high fat/ low carb and lost 20 pounds!
I cannot eat the high fat and Celiac, so I am limited but good for you! I walk each day and it makes a big difference! Like your Christmas Quilt!

Julierose said...

Beautiful Christmas Blocks, Cathy; glad you went to that counseling for your health.
Looks like things will be looking up for you--great news...hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

Loving the look of this quilt! Very festive and fun. :)
What good news about the changes in your health.
I was having trouble with my celiac numbers, even though I thought I was being so careful. Turns out a supplement I was taking was not gluten free. Now I am in a good range. Amazing what correct use of meds can do, right? :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great blocks. This will be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Great xmas blocks Cathy,well done xx

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Glad you got your meds and diet figured out--I'm sure you feel a lot better too! Your quilt is coming along nicely--so cute!!

Kyle said...

I'm so glad you had that appointment and have gotten your meds and diet corrected. Your blocks continue to look great.

Lori said...

Great news on the diabetic front! I bet you are feeling better too!!
Cute quilt blocks Cathy!!

Northern Deb said...

So good to hear you have your meds and diet sorted out. I found that when i cut my carbs a bit my health really improved. It's amazing what a small change can do. Your Christmas quilt is coming along beautifully.

Sharon said...

Cute blocks! That will be a cute Christmas quilt!

Good for you for getting your diabetic meds sorted. I hope you continue with good numbers and the diet. It's never easy or fun to deal with health problems. I hope you're feeling better!