Eating & Drinking with Diabetes

One of the biggest things that has been on my mind lately is eating and drinking. I eat horribly and I never know what to drink. Despite that I have somehow been able to bring my A1C down to 6.1%. But if I am being absolutely honest with myself I am not really sure how I did it. I have made some changes. The biggest one was cutting out sugary pop. For much of my teen and adult life I have been a big Pepsi and Root Beer drinker. My husband and I have stopped buying regular pop. However we have just replaced it with Coke Zero (which was the closest taste wise to Pepsi I found), which I know is just trading one issue for another. This has likely contributed to my A1C lowering because I was drinking insane amounts of regular sugary pop before I was diagnosed and even a little after while I was sort of in the denial phase. [...]

Work vs Life Balance & the Freestyle Libre

I’m not sure why I keep paying for hosting or to keep this domain since I just don’t really feel the need to blog like I used to. I’m just too busy. Edward and I both leave for work at 12:20 PM and catch the bus and by the time I get home at 11 PM and take my insulin, change and head out in the car to pick Eddie up for Midnight and drive home it is almost 12:40 AM. We sleep 7 or 8 hours get up and do it all over again. That’s been the last year and a few months in a nutshell.

At first I was working 3 PM to 11 PM and was able to get discounted parking at $76 a month but then I requested an earlier shift at my doctors suggestion to help regulate when I ate supper and had my afternoon and evening breaks before and after supper because I was on both short and long acting insulin. Testing my blood sugar when I woke up and went to bed and before and one hour after every meal. They put me on a 1:45 PM to 9:45 PM shift with a 3 PM break, 5 PM lunch and 7:30 PM break which works out pretty nicely except that now I get to work about 1 to 1:15 Pm because I like being early and discount parking doesn’t start till 2 PM at Scotia Square’s Parkade. So I switched to taking the bus back and forth to work as the non-discounted parking is something like $200 a month with taxes. [...]

More then a month!

It’s been almost 40 days since our wedding and how does it feel? About the same lol  I’m not really sure if I expected it to feel different? I really don’t know. Eddie and I talked about it some over the last few days and have come to the conclusion that that’s a very good thing

If anything I love him more and more and more every day so I know it’s the right decision for us. We are settling down and enjoying the married life but honestly day to day life doesn’t feel so different and I love it. I know that if you don’t live together first it must really seem different but we already knew what we wanted and had already established a pattern before getting married.

I love being at home with him during the day and I love still having the weekends together. I wish I liked to clean more and was a better housekeeper lol but I can learn. Cooking too. I really need to concentrate on cooking and nutrition and getting my diabetes more under control. I need to take some cooking classes or something. [...]

Introducing Mr & Mrs C!

Edward and I married last month on Saturday August 27th, 2016! The months up the to wedding were so hectic because we made everything ourselves including the Wedding dress, the Maid of Honors dress, the Bridesmaids dresses and the flower girl dresses, the bouquets, the table cloths, runners, all decorations and much more!

Over all everything went perfect! We rushed the final Wedding dress a bit because the first one which was fully finished ended up being too big! I lost over 20 lbs in the months before the wedding As happy as I was about this it kind of put us in panic mode. But I am so happy! I am married to the man that I love more then life itself and that I want to grow old and grey with.

My sister-in-law Ashley was our photographer and my other sister-in-law, Eddie’s sister Jen was one of my Bridesmaids. My best friend Erin was my Maid of Honor who was 3 weeks from delivering my God son made it through without giving birth  4 days ago she gave birth to a sweet baby boy. My friends Kristy and Jenn were both bridesmaids and my nieces were a junior brides maid and a flower girl. We had two flower girls and two ring bearers. [...]

Leave of Absence

After a lot of stressing, talking, more stressing and more talking; Eddie and I have come to the conclusion that I need to take a Leave of Absence from work for the summer.  Three and a half months to be exact. Returning September 1st, 2016. It was not an easy decision to make and stressful in itself because we just bought a new car and our payments are more, where was I going to get money since there is no paid leave here?

But thanks to my mother and my sister-in-law it is going to be possible. My mom contacted her boss and asked if I could take in some typing (transcription work) to do at home and my sister-in-law has asked me to babysit her kids part-time. Between the two I should make just enough and can do it from home for the summer and still have enough to pay my part of the bills. In September I’ll re-asses. I got a doctors note and yesterday was my last day till September. [...]

Our Trip To Maine

Oops, almost a month since I last blogged. I said I wasn’t going to do that…

Eddie and I took a side road trip on our own down the coast of Maine into Bar Harbor while we were in New Brunswick the weekend before last to go shopping for our wedding dress material in Bangor. I took some pictures with my camera. I haven’t even used it much since I got it. I apologize for the image heavy post.

First we started off in New Brunswick as I wanted to take a picture of the mill and waterfall in St.George, New Brunswick.

This is one of my favorite spots in New Brunswick, to get this picture you have to stand on an old wooden platform on an old bridge that in itself is a pretty picture. I didn’t get one of it though

This little gem above was in Eastport, Maine. They had them all over. What a neat idea! I edited the image a little obviously and added some effects as the original was really washed out. This was possible an image taken the day before when my whole family met my cousin Robin and her husband Paul in Eastport but I thought I would include it anyways as it is so neat. [...]