The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic


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Friday Favorites: 12.30

I want to go to Murder by Chocolate! {I love the idea of experience gifts}

There’s a new Eloise in NYC…Sophie…and she even has an app.

I don’t remember ever being a huge Elmo fan but this documentary about the man behind him look interesting.

Magazines.

I cleared out a lot of magazines … which led to a lot of pinning.

This is a moodboard from Kara’s Party Idea for a Vintage 20’s Peacock Christmas Party … I think it would make for a fabulous New Years Eve Party too….#justsaying

Target Compression Capris. Thank you Santa. Now, it’s just time to put them to use  because I’m pretty sure they weren’t intended for accomplishing things on the computer.


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Friday Favorites: 12.9

– Now, I don’t actually have a waffle iron but these Oatmeal Waffles seriously have me considering getting one! Super easy, super healthy – done deal. | Vegan Faith

– I’m not one who is big on the idea of public proposals but (minus the dancing) this is really sweet.

– How fun does this 1962 themed Christmas party look?

– I wish I had an excuse to wear a Jenny Packham dress. Next week’s office holiday party? Probably not…#sparkle

– Speaking of office … just joined my co-workers on Turntable …. apparently I don’t have the same taste in music

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Your turn:

What fun things did you come across this week?

What are your fitness plans for the weekend ?

Girls on the Run 5K & most definitely need to go to a yoga class or two


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Random Thoughts || Goodbye November

Did you know that November is National Diabetes Awareness month ?
Because it is.

Therefore, you should read my page sharing a little bit about my experience.

In other news:

Today was a PR for fastest morning run.

2.59 miles (I didn’t say it was long) in 24:30min 

And for number of morning runs per week since August. 

Yeah, about that …

Tomorrow marks my 3 year anniversary at my company.

Just saying…
I have a second chance at making my 11/11/11 wish come true Friday.
My co-worker said if I make it happen that I get Ryan Gosling ….I told her she better know people & make it happen.

I can’t hear out of my left ear.

Like at all.

The next available appointment at the doctors is Monday.

Attempting (safe) home remedies.

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Your turn:

Did you watch the Christmas tree lighting?

I did not, but I saw the crowds since it’s only blocks from my office. 

Any home remedies you swear by ?


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Still giving thanks

Some times it’s easiest to focus on what’s not going the ideal way.
I found out last week that my 11/11/11 wish didn’t come true.
Blood sugars are a mess & we’re just entering the holiday craze.
Exercise is weak.

– But Thanksgiving is a reminder to let all of those things go and focus on the good things that fill my life. – 

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A few things I’m thankful for:

1. Roasted Brussel Sprouts. I love ’em. Should enjoy them more.

2. My wonderful, amazing friends. Most of my closest friends live outside NYC and come from various points in my life but no matter what,we’re there for each other.

3. Black dresses + boots. This is my new travel uniform.

4. The ability to run. Sometime not without pain or trouble but with full capability.
5. Coffee. Always
6. Fro-yo. Especially the 16-Handle birthday cake, pumpkin spice & apple pie variety

7. Sunshine. It makes me happy.

8. My diabetes.  Yes that’s right. Sometimes it sucks (especially recently) but out of all the things in life, I’m glad I’m facing a challenge that is well-recognized and has plenty of support in research. It could be worse. It could always be worse.

9. Living in NYC. It’s not always easy or relaxing but it’s empowering & eventful.

10. Chocolate. I don’t understand people who don’t like chocolate.

11. The Internet – what would I do without the internet?

12. My family. We may all be growing older & far apart but it is the meaning of unconditional love & support.
13. Pinterest. I’m addicted. It makes me happy.
14. Blogs. I have learned so much from stalking reading blogs – from the authors, the community & myself.
15. My independence. Not just in the American freedom way but in the way that I was raised and allowed to make my own choices & judgements.

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It’s easy to take these things plus more for granted. Part of the independence + diabetes mix makes me very self-focused. It’s nice to take a step away from my current happenings, good & bad, and take a look around.

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Your turn:

Is there anything unexpected that you’re thankful for? 


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Clear headed decision

Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” has been on repeat all day.

Partially because I’ve been playing the Ellie Goulding last.fm station at work. I go through phases.

So I’ve read the marathon recaps, I’ve signed up with Teams for Kids and I’ve started to tell my friends and family – I’m committed.  Deciding to run the 2012 NYC Marathon has been one of my most goal oriented, clear-headed and focus decisions ever. Heck it might even be the decision.

I know it’s not going to be easy. In the past 48 hours since confirming my decision my blood sugars have been a mess – almost to spite me. But some how the idea of the marathon makes me want to gain control more than anything in the past. I once had an eye doctor tell me I couldn’t get Lasik until my blood sugars were under control – something I hadn’t been trying to do my entire life or anything. Ok Doc, sure it’s so I can get rid of my contacts that I’ll all of a sudden figure this out, nothing to do with my future health, lifespan or any other threat.

But this challenge (which will be as much as the training and figuring out how this is going to happen as well as the race) will be my chance to tell my blood sugars (yeah I speak to “them” – calling me crazy?) ha! I win! Because it wont be easy and it wont always be fun but I don’t think for a second that it’s not doable.  Time to get my research on to find some success stories.

don't be afraid to fail

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Your turn:

What’s the last song you played on repeat?