New year....New start

Let me start by saying happy new year to you all :)

Well it appears i survived my first christmas with diabetes! Although i did think back to the previous christmases.....eating selection boxes for breakfast....nuts, chocolates inbetween meals, then the christmas dinner with all the trimmings...followed by a massive bowl of trifle! (yes i really did eat that much!) :) So this year i decided not to deny myself anything and just go careful...i think i did ok had a few highs which was expected but nothing really major and no lows either which i was happy about, but i did jack up a hell of alot of insulin to compensate!

...So the year of 2011 has started and unlike the previous years i didnt make any resolutions as i dont tend to keep them so there is no point really! My year started ok, im now back at work and it feels good to be back into a routine again, not wasting my days sitting around doing nothing as i am used to lol. I became an auntie in december to a beautiful baby girl called chloe :) who is now just over a month old!

I am feeling alot more positive about this year and decided to start taking better care of myself and looking out for number one for a change, to stop worrying so much and enjoy life without letting the d get the better of me.

The year has gone soo quick and my diabetic birthday is approaching fast, i think i have accomplished alot this year and been through alot....coming out the other side as a stronger person and ready to handle anything thats thrown at me in bring it on!!!

2010 review.....

So here is a brief summary of my year 2010....

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before? Started blogging :)

2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions from last year and will you make any for 2011?
Nope i didnt make any this year as i never stick to them

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yep, my niece was born on the 5th december :)

4. Did anyone close to you die? Nobody died.....although i could say my pancreas did....

5. What countries did you visit? No holidays this year...:(

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010? More confidence, a better diet, and more will power.....maybe a nice man too? lol

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory...and why? 21-02-10 my diagnosis day

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Not sure it counts as an achievement....but having to deal with all the shit i have had this year and coming out the other side as a stronger person

9. What was your biggest failure? I admit to failure...but again have become a stronger person because of it

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Diagnosis of diabetes, syatica, anemia, various colds, bugs, broken teeth...shall i go on?

11. What was the best thing you bought? I dont have the money to treat myself to much lately but i would say my christmas do was worth the money :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? will have to come back to this one...

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I can't really answer this

14. Where did most of your money go? Paying the rent and bills, and the food shop....i dont have much money to myself these days

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? The thing i was most exited about was my christmas work do with all the girls, and starting the new year :)

16. What song will always remind you of 2010? Oh there is loads...umm i think the song i most danced to was we no speak americano..brings back good memories haha

17. Compared to last year, are you...
...happier/sadder? Sadder in a way having everything to deal with, but things are improving
...thinner/fatter? Put on a bit due to the whole diabetes thing
...richer/poorer? A little richer due to my second job :)

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? talking to people about how i was feeling....not bottling it all up, should of had more fun and not let the D get the better of me

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? worrying and stressing about everything

20. How will you be spending New Year's Eve? I spent my new years eve with good company and a few drinks down the local bar

21. Did you fall in love in 2010? Do shoes count...? then no :(

23. What was your favorite TV program? love come dine with me,inbetweeners, misfits and also catching up on my prison break episodes

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? i dont think i hate anyone - maybe dislike is a better word

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? I wouldnt say i discovered any but i found lots of new artists i like

27. What did you want AND get? A double bed, which i got it for my birthday, and my tattoo :)

28. What did you want and NOT get? I really need some GHDs and am still waiting lol

29. What was your favorite film of the year? Ooo its a tie between inception, shutter island, and kick ass

30. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you? I turned 22 this year and celebrated at wok with a massive slice of cake...and then celebrated with friends at the weekend :)

31. What ONE thing would have made your year immensely more satisfying? Well thats obvious....Mr right lol.... i can dream :)

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010? not sure how to describe it...just casual and me :)

33. What kept you sane? Friends and family

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Omg has to be Mr Jonny Depp (as a pirate ;) ) and channing tatum, dane cook, and of course ben affleck

35. What political issues stirred you the most? everything to do with the recession and credit crunch

36. Whom did you miss? friends who i havent seen in a while because of either losing touch, or moving away

37. Who was the best new person you met? i met lots of great people :)

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson that you learned in 2010. My health comes first before anything else and also to always be myself

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: "do you ever feel like breaking down, do you ever feel out of place,
like somehow you just dont belong, and no one understands you" Simple plan - welcome to my life