Life

Happy Diaversary – Class of ’86

Today, 33 years ago on 3 October 1986 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am actually at a bit of a loss for words. 33 years is a long time. I turn 34 in November. I want to cry a little. I have so many feelings on this day. Today I went and… Continue reading Happy Diaversary – Class of ’86

Life

Diary of a fat kid 1.0

Monday, 12 August The day had it's challenges, but nothing exciting happened. I did take my mother-in-law for a very fast paced shopping spree in Malmesbury during my lunch. I am so proud. Sometimes I surprise myself how fast I can actually move. Look, food is not my friend, yet, and lunch was 4 slices,… Continue reading Diary of a fat kid 1.0

Interviews

Stephen Smit – A cancer survivor

Account Manager (Distribution Company) You are a cancer survivor and how you dealt with it is why I admire you so much, tell us your story. If anything, my story should be a cautionary take of always getting a 2nd or 3rd opinion if you have a medical issue that does not go away. I have… Continue reading Stephen Smit – A cancer survivor

Life

My favourite local shops #supportlocal

You can ask my husband any time and he will say I have a problem. Well, two actually. I love local, handmade arts, crafts and products and I absolutely love online shopping. I am a big fan of supporting locally produced goods. South African creators have so much to offer and these people/creators make me… Continue reading My favourite local shops #supportlocal

Life

No to Resolutions, YES to Goals

I do not set resolutions at the beginning of the year. A resolution is not specific. Each year millions of people start Jan 1st with: I am going to eat less I am going to exercise more I am going to stop smoking and the list goes on. A non-specific wish guide. The word resolution… Continue reading No to Resolutions, YES to Goals

Food · Interviews

the.insulin.type on Low Carb Eating

1. How long have you been a diabetic? I have had type 1 Diabetes for 12 years. I was diagnosed when I was 14. It's crazy to think that I have had Diabetes for almost half of my life! 2. Your diagnosis story?  Well, it was pretty similar to a lot of other diagnosis stories.… Continue reading the.insulin.type on Low Carb Eating

Life

#HAPPYDIABETICCHALLENGE

I have done my second #happydiabeticchallenge this year. I missed a year as I took a break from Instagram and I also lost all my photos from the first one I did as I closed my old account and did not save the photos somewhere else. Silly me. This year Leah gave us great prompts… Continue reading #HAPPYDIABETICCHALLENGE

Life

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Customer Service

I recently celebrated my first ever 3 years at one company. I really enjoy my work and I really like my company. I will always try wherever I can to assist. Even working overtime for a whole week at free will (Yeah-a tiny bit of stupidity I sometimes think). I have moved around a lot… Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Customer Service

Interviews

Anél

BSc Dietetics (2002), Masters in Nutrition (2011) - Stellenbosch University Who is Anél? I am a private practising dietitian, wife and mom to 2 very busy boys. I studied BSc Dietetics at Stellenbosch University and qualified in 2002. After completing my compulsory community service year n Potchefstroom, I then travelled to the United Kingdom where… Continue reading Anél