My life in Ipswich - incorporating One Step at a Time, my account of how I am slowly changing my life

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Diagnosed type 2 diabetes

The blood tests I had last week, have confirmed type 2 diabetes which needs medication to treat. This I hope is my wake up call. My diet needs to change and I must exercise. I have just reserved 2 books from the library on diabetes and I am determined to make the necessary changes in my lifestyle. Next I am going to measure up my livingroom window as I want to get some sort of net curtain so that I an exercise in there without giving the neighbours a comedy show to watch. Also need to send my sick notes into work - yes I have been given the next 2 weeks off and so won't ever be returning to school.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

I spoilt myself today

This morning I had to go to the hospital for a blood test, so knowing it would be really busy I got there for 8am. My face dropped as I entered the waiting room as it was half full already. So I took my ticket and sat down.....slowly the room began to empty and still it wasn't my turn. Eventually I was called and nervously I entered the cubicle and sat down. I explained that my veins are very awkward and this certainly proved to be the case. It took 2 attempts to drain me of blood. Finally I was able to leave and I noted that in the time I'd been in there the waiting room had filled again.

Knowing that Mollie Makes issue 3 was due out today I went to Sainsburys on the off chance that they might have it. To my delight they did and it soon found its way into my trolley as did all the following:

I know......I was very naughty , wasn't I? I told myself it was my reward for having had my blood test done. Now I just need to find the time to read them all.

What do you do to treat yourself?

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Card for BIL

The card I have made for my BIL for his birthday next week.

I'd like to enter this card in the Cards for Men challenge 13 - stars