Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Rocks!

Okay, not every Monday rocks, but this one does. After fighting highs all night long (literally up in the 300s and my CGMS waking me every hour) I got up and went to work. After having 5 days off, I felt spoiled and really didn't want to go in, but that's the life of someone who isn't independently wealthy. :)

Last night, I had made some muffins from a recipe listed in one of my new cookbooks that Kathy sent me. My co-workers were very grateful for white chocolate berry muffins with cinnamon streusel. I thought they were pretty darn good myself. I had 2 for breakfast. Sure, it's not the healthiest breakfast, but there was fruit. And pecans. And chocolate comes from a bean, right??? :P

Surprisingly, my blood sugar actually has run LOW all day long. I've been drinking juice boxes and eating peanut butter crackers for a vast part of my day already. Now one would typically think that a day full of lows would make for a bad day. But after chasing highs since last Tuesday, this is actually a welcomed change.

While I was working this morning, I checked my Twitter account, only to discover that I WON!!!! Again! I was one of the three grand prize winners for the Holiday Survival Sweepstakes over at Diabetes Mine! I've won a Starter Membership to, which can help you with your nutrition, exercise, etc and is ALL related to diabetes! This is an area I need help in sooo much. I don't exercise because I have such trouble with my blood sugars during and after. Maybe this will help me get on the right track.

I love that Amy did this sweepstakes! It's nice to win something once in a while, but the best part was seeing all the different survival tips. It gave me some wonderful new ideas, and also let me know that I was on the right track in alot of areas.

At this point, my day was already looking wonderful. I live only 0.2 miles from work, so I headed home for lunch and on my step was another box.... apparently my Secret Santa's gift didn't all come in the same box. Inside this box was Cupcakes from the Cake Mix Doctor. Another cook book that I will use ALL the time. In fact, I made some muffins last night from the Chocolate Cake Mix Doctor. I just have to say that Kathy ROCKS!!!!! She has to be one of the coolest Secret Santas ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Jill said...

Ohhhhhh how lucky you are! Thats great and I'm so happy for you :D

Better blood sugars...a fitness membership AND another book...ya can't ask for a better day :) Im sure your co-workers will be thankful for all the "goodies" you will be making and sharing with them! Can't wait to see more pics of all the sweet stuff!

HVS said...

those look yummy...glad that you had alot of unexpected (good) surprises this holiday season. Now I'm hungry for muffins!

George said...

I too was battling highs all weekend and now am running low and thankful. I don't feel so guilty when I run low for whatever reason.

Congrats on winning! that is very cool and I have heard nothing but great things about

meanderings said...

Congratulations - and I'm feeling hungry just reading about your breakfast muffins!

Cara said...

Jill, it was the best Monday I've had in a while! :) My co-workers are probably going to get sick of all the sweets. :P

George, I've heard all good things about fit4D also. And I need some encouragement in the exercise department, so this a good thing.

Lee Ann Thill said...

Just wanted to offer my congratulations on winning the big grand prize! Can't wait to hear how it works for you :)

Cara said...

Thanks Lee Ann! I'll keep everyone updated on how it works.

k2 said...

Cara -
Keep us posted on how the Fit4D goes and keep us drooling with the cupcakes!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Awesome stuff Cara. You will love fit4d. And remember, exercise doesn't need to mean going bonkers at the gym. Walking and some body moving count too. They'll help you with it all. Congrats!

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

You're welcome, welcome, welcome :) Glad your co-workers enjoyed some 'fringe benefits' too! ;)

AmyT said...

Congrats from me, too!

I promise to post updates on your experience over at DBMine if you're game.

:) All the best,

Anonymous said...

hearing about your wonderful Monday made me smile! I'm glad to hear of someone getting so many great surprises this holiday season, and the muffin looks delicious!!! heres to many more rockin' mondays :)

freediabetesinfo said...

hmm looks delicious