Diabetes and me!

nut allergies | recipies | organisation | budgeting | slow renovations | trying to get it all together

Yes I know! We are shit at updating our blog πŸ™‚

I am usually an upbeat, happy, positive person, I usually don’t let things get me down too much. I smile easily and often (though I do have resting bitch face). The last few weeks or a little longer I have been beating myself up mentally! I do not see too many blogs where people speak honestly about how they are feeling about health issues or personal issues and whilst I am usually a very private person – especially about diabetes! I am going to be as honest as I can be about how I feel, the changes that are happening, the food I am eating, the effects it is all having on me. I.am.going.to.be.accountable!

I hate diabetes!
I hate the constant finger pricking!
I hate the constant high sugar levels!
I hate that I ignored it and pretended it didn’t matter!
I hate that I did the wrong thing for so many years!

Change! That’s what it is all about now, change of medication, change in diet, change from bad foods to good foods, something I should have started many many years ago. I didn’t! My bad! Big time my bad!

I have gone from taking tablets to taking tablets and insulin – I also hate that πŸ™‚ Since going on insulin I have gone from my highest of 23.1 to my lowest so far of 8.2 which happened this morning, I started insulin on 15/6/2016. It is a craptastic photo but you get the idea πŸ™‚

Gone are the lollies, chocolate, chips and other crappy junk, soft drinks went long ago though occasionally they make their way back into our fridge! I prefer to drink water these days.
I have started making healthier choices, I just need to start making things from scratch with healthy product πŸ™‚

Today I made date balls and strawberry balls. OMG so good, no sugar! (well except from the fruit itself) winning! Strawberry Balls RecipeΒ here

Alexander LOVES the date balls so much! I hope he likes the strawberry ones just as much! Here is to change! Lots of positive and good ones πŸ™‚

Trish x

So I resigned from my job! Yup I am looking for another job, yes we bought a house and have a huge debt, oopsie!
I could get used to being home though, today I had dinner on and cooking by 10am, baked a cake, cleaned the house, done the washing and the dishes (something Phil has been pretty much in charge of since forever!) I loved that he came home to a tidy house, dinner ready and some baked goods, it felt good, it felt really good!
Yes I am looking for another job, I will find one and if I don’t I am sure I can work from home in some kind of way shape or form πŸ™‚

We are revamping our blog to blog about things that are going on in our life, such as budgeting which is something I have been really looking at the last few weeks, my Mum was amazing with money and budgeting, my daughter is also amazing at it! Without her help this year for Christmas pressies I would have been broke beyond our means, thanks to Luanna, I came in way under any expectations I had.

I have been looking around the net for ideas for saving money and how to budget and have been getting some great nuggets of ideas, which I have implemented, some of the sites I have found cost to join, or you can win a subscription, I can’t afford to join right now so will continue to try and work it out on my own by reading and remembering things my mum told me πŸ™‚

We will also all be blogging, Phil, Alexander and I, nut free recipes, living with an alergy, and probably our home renovations πŸ™‚

Today’s bargain was a 12 pack of baked beans for $5 the tins are 420gmsΒ Β  πŸ™‚

Alexander and I made a chocolate cake today, he decorated it, so good!