100 miles on the bike with #diabetes! Success!

Two weeks ago today, on June 3rd, I successfully rode 107 miles on my bicycle at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities!! Because of the 80 mile ride I successfully did on my birthday on May 12th, I had excellent confidence that I could do the ride. Much of endurance exercise is mental confidence and … Read more

Love, Fear and Dating for Single Ladies

It’s the month of love! I am a big fan of love. I love the earth, my dog, and my nieces. I also love cycling, cooking healthy, vegan, gluten-free food and walking my athletic dog! On top of all of this, I love taking action to make the world a more just, healthy, welcoming place … Read more

The New Year is Coming Is Your Brand Ready? One More Tip for You!

I am a big fan of the end of the year and goal setting and vision boarding. Perhaps part of why I like this time of year is because it means I’ve successfully survived Christmas and the merry making holidays. As I’ve mentioned, I’m a single gal with no children who doesn’t have much contact … Read more

Happy Solstice and Feeling All the Feelings of The Holidays

Today is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Today has been known as the Winter Solstice for many, many years. I love today! It is the return of the sun!!! And I love the sun! To celebrate, I went to Underneath It All to get three new … Read more

Tools to Help You Never Give Up During The Holidays

I met Alexis Acker-Halbur when I was 16 years old and she was the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) coordinator at Camp Needlepoint, a Minnesota/Wisconsin summer camp for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June 1981, one month after I turned 16 years old. I took the bus out … Read more

5 Tips for Holiday Survival for Single Ladies with No Children

I don’t know about you, but for me, surviving the holiday season with good cheer is no easy task. I don’t hang out very much with my family. I am not married. At this moment, I don’t even have a boyfriend. I don’t have children. (that one I am quite glad about!) I am not … Read more

Thanksgiving, thankfulness & surviving diabetes

It’s a few days before Thanksgiving and I am thinking about what I’m thankful for, maybe you can relate. Are you considering what you are thankful for? There’s lots I am thankful for: my amazing circle of friends, my snuggly loving dog Echo, my overall good health, to name the top items. I’m also profoundly … Read more

Weight Loss, Type 1 Diabetes & Endurance Athletics

Ready for Weight Loss Action!
Ready for Weight Loss Action!

In May I broke my ankle, which radically altered my plan to ride my bike 100 miles a few weeks later. In fact, it interrupted my general fitness plans. Slowly and surely, my weight has creeped up. Not fun at all. I noticed how bad it had gotten a few weeks ago, when two pairs of my favorite pants no longer fit comfortably. Weight loss with type 1 diabetes is never a very easy problem to tackle.

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