Whole 30 – Week 3

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Things have been getting better and worse. In terms of the Whole 30, I am finally feeling some of the benefits. My muscles don’t ache anymore and I feel more alert and awake. On the downside, my 6 month old has decided that it’s fun to wake overnight every hour and so I haven’t gotten any sleep at all. Around this time, a lot of the Whole 30ers report feeling tiger blood (increased energy). I haven’t experienced that but I think that’s because I am so sleep deprived. I sort of think that this diet is the only reason I am functioning during the day because the lack of sleep is serious. I wonder how amazing I would be feeling if I was actually getting sleep?


Whole 30 – Week Two

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I’ve made it through another week on the Whole 30. The Whole 30 Week two has been tougher than the first week. Remember in my last post when I said on Day 7, I felt like absolute crap? Well that continued into days 8-11. My muscles were weak and I was tired. On Wednesday, I woke up especially foggy in the brain. My husband was worried so he told me to test my ketones and surprisingly I had moderate ketones! I’m not positive that’s the cause of my weakness but I think it was definitely a strong factor. Now, I’m looking back and wondering if I had high ketones on Sunday (day 7) and that’s why I felt like crap and my blood sugars were high. I have never done a low carb diet before, and while I’m getting carbs from fruit and starches which is not low carb, it’s lower carb than I’m used to.


Spare a Rose This Valentine’s Day

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Last year, I shared my thoughts on Valentine’s Day and a day of sleep is still high on my list :-P. I also talked about the Spare a Rose campaign which is going on again this year. If you can, spare a rose (or a few bucks), you can donate to the Spare a Rose campaign and help kids with diabetes across the globe get medicine they need to live.


Whole 30 Week 1!

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Well, I have survived my first week of the Whole 30 program! I started last Monday, January 30th which means I should be finished at the end of February. So far it’s been going well but goodness it’s a LOT of cooking and a LOT of cleaning. My husband and I sat down and planned out our meals for the entire week but going to the grocery store was still pretty overwhelming. It was pretty crazy because we literally only shopped in the produce and meat sections.


Whole 30

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My name is Kelley and I’m a carboholic. It’s never really been an issue for me because I just cover carbs with insulin. When I was pregnant I would try to limit my meals to 50 carbs and my snacks to 30 carbs. I have tried to maintain this but since having my second son, I’ve realized that I am just not eating healthy enough. I do get in my fruits, veggies, protein and dairy. I think overall I eat pretty decent meals. BUT, I snack and have desserts way too often. And those snacks are NOT healthy. Instead of eating a healthy snack, I reach for a big bag of chips. After my “healthy” lunches and dinners, I go for dessert, usually cupcakes or chocolate. I am also addicted to Diet Coke and after a tough day of dealing with toddler tantrums, I often enjoy a glass of wine.


What Repealing the Affordable Care Act Means to Me

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I’m not one to share my political views publicly.  This is a blog about my life with diabetes, not about what I believe politically.  In today’s world, I feel like there is so much negativity and social media is saturated with everyone’s political views.  It’s hard to know what’s real news and what’s fake news […]


Thank You Mary

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I am heart-broken.  Last week, we lost an icon.  Mary Tyler Moore passed away at age 80.  She did so much for so many.  For most people, she was a beloved actress who paved the way for many female comedians.  For others, she was a great advocate for JDRF, having been diagnosed with Type 1 […]



Hello FitBit!

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Three years ago, my husband bought me a FitBit for my 30th birthday. We had just completed two half marathons and then I got pregnant. I think I used my FitBit for a few months before giving up to the tiredness that is pregnancy. Then about six months after I had my first son, the FitBit challenges were created and I got hooked again. This was good timing because I needed to stop being inactive after having my son.


Stockpile!

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Back in college, I would call my dad and tell him I needed more diabetes supplies. I would never keep good tabs on my supplies and it would always be a call of urgency. I would have maybe one infusion set left or I’d be almost out of test strips. I’m sure my dad loved having to rush order my supplies to me at college. It’s been over 10 years now since I graduated college and I no longer have that problem. In fact, I have the opposite; I have a huge stockpile.