51

One day this past week I decided to keep track of how many times I think about my blood glucose level. I was curious about how much of my brain power / time / energy that managing my diabetes takes on a daily basis. 51. FIFTY-ONE!!! And this was on a day when my blood …

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Trim Healthy Mama – How to Get Started

So this post is for those friends and family who've asked about my dietary changes... if you're not one of them you may want to skip!  🙂 One of the things I've struggled with for my entire life is my weight.  About 9 years ago I was successful at losing about 40 pounds by counting …

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes kills more Americans every year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. 1 in 13 Americans has it. 1 in 4 don't know it yet.   Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of …

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To Bake, or Not To Bake

I totally have a love-hate relationship with baking. Baking is in my blood.  I have sweet memories (ha - get it?  "sweet"?) of my mom's baking as a kid.  A warm and inviting kitchen, my mom & sisters & I working together, baking yummy stuff.  Have I mentioned that my mom is an awesome cook / …

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~ knowing what I didn’t want to know ~

Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged.  For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged.  For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. How ironic that this verse was my …

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learning new patterns…

I'll admit that I've been seeing a counselor over the past few months.  Life felt overwhelming, and I needed to talk about it. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you might remember me saying in this post how I probably should have seen a counselor as a teenager about having diabetes.  Now I'm …

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