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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A lil bit o' this, a lil bit o' that.

Just finished packing my lunch/snacks for tomorrow. After last weekend's not-so-pretty gluten-ing, I'm eating a little less meat this week (it hurts my sensitive intestines while they are trying to heal up). It's a healthy selection, with the exception of a less-than-diabetes-friendly choice (pasta salad). The main course for lunch will be a salad with kidney beans for the protein and and Bragg's Healthy dressing. Along with some steamed cauliflower and homemade unsweetened applesauce. I don't think I'll be able to eat all that for lunch, so some of it will be continued into my afternoon snack.

Afterwards, I took my evening shower. Unfortunately, for a reason unknown to me my hot water started to quickly run out on me shortly after getting in. I knew I didn't have much time left, and had to make some tough decisions with what remaining warm water I had left (front or back?) Anyways, I jumped out and here I sit. On the couch. Feet up. Ahhhh.

I started working earlier hours today (7-3:30), which means getting up an hour earlier. Which means going to bed earlier (yeah right). Which means a very tired, disoriented me in the morning.

I thought I'd share two pictures that were shared with me today from Barbara Campbell and Scott Johnson. These were taken at the TCOYD conference in Des Moines a few weeks back.

Me with awesome motivational D-speaker Bill King

Drawing some D-Art for diabetes art day at the conference

Now off to go take a benadryl or nyquil or something because I'm not tired at all and I need to get to bed!

P.S. Pre-ordered the CrazySexyKitchen cookbook today from Amazon. Can't wait for it to be released at the end of this month! I love Kris Carr so much and I truly credit her for being a big part of my return-to-health process that began in 2010 after my year of diagnoses. I own all of her books as well as her documentary and can't wait to own her very first cook book. This chick is definitely in the amazing category. Although not all the recipes are gluten free, most of the ones I saw in the preview of the book can be altered to make a gluten free version, and are healthy, diabetes friendly. I worry a lot about the hormones in the food I eat- especially dairy products and meat. Especially when at least two of my auto-immunes involve hormone issues (insulin= hormone. grave's disease/thyroid= hormone disease.) I've pretty much eliminated dairy from my diet. I'd like to cut back a little on the amount of meat I eat until I can afford to buy more organic meat. That stuff is EXPENSIVE. It's like buying a Coach purse every week. I tell ya, worrying about nutrition is almost a full time job in itself these days.


  1. I've started to try to pack my lunch more for work, but no where near as complicated as yours.

    I heard a presentation about nutrition a few years ago and the lady talked about how we were the only mammals who drink the milk of another mammal and continue to drink milk after we are weaned. Yuck! I cannot look at milk quite the same way (and 99% of the time I don't drink it).

    1. I know, right? I've heard that too, about us being the only mammals that do that as adults. I never drank milk so giving that up wasn't hard, but I struggle with abandoning cheese 100%! I love cheese!