After 9 hours of sleep, I felt like a whole new woman. I was ready for my 2nd day, despite what I think may have been a caffeine (no soda for >36 hours = a problem?) headache. We had to fast from 7:30pm on Monday until after our blood tests this morning. I have also been asked to take part in a research project - - there is a company that believes they have developed a drug that will predict diabetes up to 5 years in advance. They are testing people attending the DFC to see if the levels that indicate diabetes (I am not smart enough to really know how this works - I just figured for 2 extra vials of blood, I would be willing to try and help! They had me stuck with the needle anyway - so it really affects me in no way) decrease after following their program for 4 weeks. I am interested to see what they find. They will be mailing the results to me, when they have them. I like free medical information.
After giving blood, we were off to breakfast, and the intro class by the director. Then some fitness info. More classes. I think FC is my penance for not going to college! =) I will be punished!! (kidding -- but it is a LOT of classes). Everyone keeps telling us that the first week is a bit brutal. So many meetings, so many classes. I did get to do some exercising today (who would have thought I would use the term "get to" about exercise?!?!?) and also got assigned to a some fitness classes. Lots of water aerobics, so that should be fun. I am also going to attempt some mat pilates. I think of pilates as something done by skinny/graceful people - so I am certain it will be a great fit, as this describes me to a T!! I am somewhat fearful I will stuck on the floor, unable to get up from fatigue - but that is why I am here, right? To try new, potentially embarrassing things?
Other than that, I have met a lovely lady named Marge from Wayzata - who I believe is the only other MN person here. I have also had my Vikings Sadness used against me. There is an intern from New Orleans working, and he had to bring up his Saints Super Bowl cap, and show it off today. He is not very nice, and I let him know as much. =)
We had our first Nutrition class this afternoon, and I continued to struggle through completing my menus. I meet with my nutritionist tomorrow, which will hopefully help! I have no complaints, though. Everyone, residents and employees, are so great. Everyone is so nice, and for the most part they are very positive.
Goodnight everyone! Hope you are all well - and keep the comments coming! I love reading them!