Project 365 for 2019 – Week 4

Day 20 – Sunday 20th January

Went to a local event today where they were discussing mental health from a BME perspective. And afternoon was involved! Sandwiches and cake. I don’t often go to the local events as most of the women who go to them know each other and I feel a bit awkward as I am not part of their group. I knew at least one lady there and got chatting to another who was sitting next to me so it wasn’t too bad. I tried this cake that looked like chocolate but had a coffee taste to it and was quite bitter!


Day 21 – Monday 21st January

Both my dad and I had our annual diabetic reviews today. Have a feeling my sugar levels will be higher as if I am honest I haven’t been taking care of myself like I should. She struggled to get dads blood out and only got 2 bottles out when she need to get more for other tests…so booked him in for next week. His blood pressure was also high so she wanted to check that next week too. I decided to ask her to check my iron and Vitamin D too as been feeling tired..but she struggled to get my blood out and gave up as I tend to feel faint when she is poking and prodding me with the needle. I got sent to the walk in centre to get my blood out and they had no problems.


Day 22 – Tuesday 22nd January

Back to my kickboxing today and the final day of the free trial. She worked us pretty hard today compared to last week! Decided to sign up and go regularly and see how it goes. In the afternoon went to the school to read with the kids but they were having a session in their forest school. Decided to join then even though I wasn’t really dressed for it…but thankfully it wasn’t too muddy!


Day 23 – Wednesday 23rd January

A chilly start to a busy day. Had my Quran class in the morning which lasted until 11.45am…I then rushed to Bee’s school to have lunch with her as parents were invited to join their children……went home after lunch and then back to school at 2.30pm for reading cafe. The book they were reading was to do with sandwiches and the activity after was to make your own sandwich and eat it!


Day 24 – Thursday 24th January

In my quest of getting fit I went to another exercise class with a friend today. Was shattered by the end of it. Came home and cooked and then just chilled for a short while until it was time to do the school run.


Day 25 – Friday 25th January

Got a call today from the GP surgery to confirm my sugar levels had gone back into the diabetic range. It is not a huge jump but I was asked if I wanted to go onto meds. I asked to control it by diet again as I had managed it’s just this past few months I have been a bit slack. They agreed to give me 6 months before they retest again and then I will have to go on meds if I haven’t got it under control. My Vitamin D is also low so the doctor had written me a prescription which I had to collect today. I have to take a tablet once a week for 8 weeks.


Day 26 – Saturday 26th January

Karate in the morning for Bee and Urdu class for the eldest. She had an informal test today and managed to get 24/25 right. In the afternoon took them shopping as needed to get some things for the eldest. Ended up going right to the top of the car park.




    • January 28, 2019 / 11:35 am

      Thank you! Hopefully I can keep them in check!

  1. January 26, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    Shame to hear your sugar levels are getting high again, but hopefully, you can control it with diet and exercise In Shaa Allah, I dread to think what my cholesterol levels will be when I get tested but the weather certainly doesn’t help.

    No excuses now, I got myself some warmer trousers and am determined to beat the winter blues now the weather is getting lighter.

    And vitamin D tablets make SUCH difference to your overall mood and energy levels!

    • January 28, 2019 / 11:34 am

      Agree the weather doesn’t help. Makes me lazy and want to munch more!

  2. January 27, 2019 / 7:17 am

    It’s very high at the top of the car park! Sorry to hear you’re back into diabetic levels, but it’s good that you’re aware of it and getting it under control with diet and exercise. I look forward to reading more about your kick boxing! Well done to your eldest on getting 24 out of 25 in her test.
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    • January 28, 2019 / 11:34 am

      Thank you!

      Hopefully I can get it back under control

  3. January 27, 2019 / 9:10 am

    Sounds like another busy week, sorry to hear about your sugar levels. I had gestational diabetes which I controlled through diet and now get tested once a year. I could do with being better myself too! Vitamin D us so important, I’ve recently started taking a supplement – hoping it will help me to feel better too x
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    • January 28, 2019 / 11:33 am

      Yep I had GD with both my girls and now its turned into diabetes

  4. January 27, 2019 / 8:49 pm

    that was a very good informal test result, well done H.
    Hope you can stick to healthier eating as it is easier to control now by diet and exercise than in a few years with tablets.
    The reading cafe sounds fun.

    • January 28, 2019 / 11:33 am

      Hopefully I can as really don’t want to go onto the tablets

  5. January 29, 2019 / 10:35 am

    so sorry to hear about the hassle with the blood tests, glad the clinic managed it, but the results aren’t want you wanted. Hopefully you can regain control with your diet. Well done to your eldest with her test results.

    • February 1, 2019 / 12:03 pm

      I should be able to get it back under control. Thank you!

  6. January 29, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    Like you I have Diabetes so understand your struggle. #Project365

    • February 1, 2019 / 12:02 pm

      Hope yours is under control

    • February 1, 2019 / 12:02 pm

      Yes exercise is so important with type 2 diabetes

  7. January 29, 2019 / 8:05 pm

    fingers crossed you can get your levels under control again. Well done to Bee on the test result. good for you signing up to the kick boxing, i think that would kill me to be fair! #365

    • February 1, 2019 / 12:01 pm

      Hopefully will be able to get them under control!

  8. February 1, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    Those cakes look tempting. Sorry to hear that the tests proved to be tricky for both you and your father. I also often feel like fainting when having a blood test done. Hope you can manage your diet to get the levels under control.
    Glad to hear you have decided to continue with kickboxing.

    • February 2, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      I managed it before so hopefully can do it again

  9. February 9, 2019 / 9:50 pm

    Hope the medicine gives your body the chance to recover. I have started using a pilates app to keep fit and it is wearing me out! #project365

    • February 15, 2019 / 11:26 am

      Oh what app is that? I went to some pilate classes for a while and loved it

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