Zion climbing and hiking

Zion climbing and hiking is always fun--even when it's not. But let me clarify that statement because there are two types of fun. That's right, I wasn't just making a pun about my type 1 diabetes. Type 1 fun is enjoyable in the moment. It feels fun. Type 2 fun on the other hand just doesn't. One of my favorite quotes (I believe attributed to either John Long or Jim Bridwell) is "It doesn't...

Organizing our tiny home: a new challenge

I know that posting a blog this near a weekend is a mortal sin in some circles but I have decided to take my chances because things are happening in a way that doesn't necessarily conform to traditional publishing schedules. After arriving in Utah with plans to be here for about a month, our first order of business is organizing our tiny home. I have to be honest and say that it's been punishing...

Medicaid: no shame, no gravy train. Just gratitude.

One of the reasons I've gotten so into podcasts in the last 9 months (which have largely inspired this post) has a lot to do with my diet. I'm serious. I consistently find myself with a surplus of energy in a suburban environment where the only socially accepted activities are watching TV and quiet conversation in small groups. Also smashing liquor bottles--that is apparently a thing here in...

Eating high carb by the numbers

I wanted to add some images from my Dexcom CGM to help illustrate the process I have been going through as I have been shifting my diet to one that is a high-percentage carbohydrate (not necessarily in the total quantity consumed). To recap, I have been eating about 30-50 grams of carb per meal, with an emphasis on drastically minimizing fats and animal products of any kind--as well as processed...