I want to start a social movement, and I think the TuDiabetes community is the crowd to kick it into gear. Here's my slogan: "Celebrate with your body, not your mouth". Admittedly, it needs work.
Here's the idea: our special events, occasions gatherings etc. are largely based around food, and I think we'd all be better served to focus them on some sort of physical activity or experience, and let food/drink be something of a happy afterthought, rather than the other way around. What if, for Thanksgiving (oh, I'm being ambitious here) instead of eating until we all feel sick and then trying to force ourselves to take an extremely uncomfortable walk around the block, we planned a great hike or stroll, someplace beautiful and interesting, and THEN went home with an appetite for some well-earned and appreciated sustenance?
Do you think we can do it? Anyone else want to give it a try with me, for your next few social occasions? I'm going to give it a shot and post the results (like, whether or not my friends abandon me) in the thread below.
Join me and let's compare notes!