The fattened calf

By luked Latest Reply 2013-02-11 09:25:12 -0600
Started 2013-02-10 21:28:49 -0600

The Fatted Calf…

There's a passage in the Bible; it's in Luke(what a way to find myself)and it's about Jesus' parable of the prodigal son. In that parable there's mention of bringing hither the fatted calf as the man's son has come home from being lost. Well, existential of the parable…the new year is here, and I'm stuffed beyond recognition. First the bang of a new year that put a couple pounds on me…and now each month it seems there is something to celebrate…and I'm feeding my diabetes with treats like a crack addict fresh out of rehab. Jesus! Excuse the inference…but my FBG has shot up 20 points. I'm in full fell-off-the-wagon mode, folks! I AM the fatted calf.

Wasn't like this last year. Last year I was still a bit in fear of this thing. I was the poster advocate for diabetes management. When the holidays came, i was so in control I went out of control on a justified mission to being a new year resolution non diabetic. I've put on 10 pounds. Sheesh…I don't think I ever treated anyone that good. I'm plump with good tidings.

So…what to do now that I'm starting to grunt when I pick up something off the floor that I've dropped? Exactly! Ride the rest of the month out like a trooper and then hit the confessional New Year's in March/April for absolution. It's the Christian thing to do.

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4 replies

old biker
old biker 2013-02-11 09:25:12 -0600 Report

Sometimes a little fear when dealing with your diabetes is a good thing..Don't dwell on the negative part of this disease, but then again don't ever forget it's there..I often have to remind myself that mountains aren't climbed with giant leaps but rather with small steady steps.
You just had a small stumble going up your mountain..Don't wait dust yourself off and start back up..The longer you wait the harder it gets..Set a goal and make a plan and take one step at a time

Lentyl 2013-02-10 22:40:57 -0600 Report

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and climb right back on the diabetes wagon. You deserve more than to just wait it out. Make every day a gain. You can do it!!! The rest of us have.

jayabee52 2013-02-10 22:14:54 -0600 Report

NO luke, do NOT ride the rest of the month out! Start NOW to get back in the fight for control of your diabetes. Over half a month is too long to waste in the fight to manage your diabetes!

We all have done it! Climb back on the wagon ASAP! Jesus would not want you to continue in sin any longer.


Lentyl 2013-02-10 22:38:25 -0600 Report

Right on, James. I often suggest to people who are struggling to ask Jesus for help with three word: Jesus help me. Then tell Jesus what it is that you need help with.