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Happy Friday guys! I hope you’re all doing well. It seems like everyone I know is sick right now, including myself earlier this week. Which is why on Wednesday I shared with you all my sickness protocol. But more on that in a bit.
Let’s dive into the second Day In the Life!

Day in the Life #2

Yesterday I woke up to Miles asking if he can watch Hotel Transylvania again 🙂 . This movie has been on repeat in our house ever since Prime launched it last week. So while Miles watched about 30 minutes of Hotel Transylvania I got breakfast together.
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I used some leftover waffles from breakfast the day before and put a fried egg on top with a side of oranges. We also had a side of bacon from our local farmer, but my timing was way off so it wasn’t even ready until we were done eating breakfast.
On my way into work I listened to a really interesting podcast that was breaking down popular diets. They talk about keto, paleo, AIP, Whole30, and intermittent fasting. I found this episode very interesting, especially since I’ve left the keto diet culture. Give it a listen! Breaking Down Popular Diets by The Freely Rooted Podcast.
Once I got to work I started heating up some bone broth in my mini crock pot. This thing is amazing! I’ve been battling some weird laryngitis thing so I’ve been wanting lots of warm liquids.
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Speaking of laryngitis. It seems like everyone is sick with something right now. Whether it be the flu, covid, other colds, strep, or stomach bugs, everything seems to be going around right now. It seemed like the perfect time to write a post on how to treat the cold & flu naturally if you have diabetes. This protocol is one that I use for more than just colds & flu; I use it for just about any and every illness during cold & flu season.
For snack I had a beef stick, clementine, and some blackberries, and for lunch I had leftover pork fried rice. This is also when I like to take a majority of my supplements. Today my supplements are beef liver, bone marrow, whole food vitamin C and zinc.
After lunch I went on a walk and finished up the podcast from this morning.
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I worked for a few more hours then took a break around 3pm to move my body again. While I’m feeling 90% better, I still wanted to take it somewhat easy during todays’s workout – which by the way is taking place in the storage room at my work.
When I’m not using the gym in our garage I like to do MadFit workouts on YouTube. Her content is stellar. She has everything from HITT workouts to pilates to focused muscle groups and more. Her videos are anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Sometimes I will do two 15 min workouts, or a 20minute workout + a 5 minute workout, or just a 15 minute workout. She is incredibly real and talks throughout the workout to help you set your mind to muscle.
My post workout snack was some pulled pork from the other night and a mushroom protein shake.
Before it got too dark outside I went out to my car to flip Miles’s car seat around. He’s been teetering between 38-39lbs and his rear facing max is 40lbs, so I figured is the day! Him and I talked about the change on his way into daycare, but I don’t think he fully understood what was happening until he actually saw it and got to sit in it. Which, I’m like as well – a very visual learner.
When we got home Miles helped me with making dinner. We were having taco bowls so he was able to stir the spices into the meat, cut some veggies, and helped me bring everything to the dinner table.
healthy taco salads
After dinner we finished Hotel Transylvania and started our nighttime routine.
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My blood sugars yesterday were a pretty high & extremely stubborn. I have a feeling it’s because I’m on the tail end of my cold (which for me is when insulin resistance is the worst). I ended up doing a 40% temp basal increase at 4pm which seemed to help a tad, but not as much as I’d like.

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  1. Allie January 21, 2022 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    We just switched my daughters car seat around too. What kind of pan do you cook your eggs on?

    • T1D Living February 10, 2022 at 11:00 am - Reply

      cast iron

  2. Rick Phillips January 21, 2022 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Sheryl won’t change my car seat around yet. But she said that if I eat all of my tacos this year, she might. But I do not trust her because she said that last year over the beans and I did and then she said I was being too loud in the backseat. Oh well, maybe this year.

    • T1D Living February 10, 2022 at 11:03 am - Reply

      i have my fingers crossed for you!

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