Sunday, 30 December 2012


1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before? Opened up to my family
2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions from last year and will you make any for 2013? I said I'd get back on it with my Diabetes, which I didn't at all. If anything it got shoved below other things. That's not happening in 2013. See previous post for my new years resolutions!
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope
4. Did anyone close to you die? No
5. What countries did you visit? None

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? Laughter
7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory...and why? Probably Christmas Day, because it was a good one :)
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Not losing the plot?
9. What was your biggest failure? Not caring about my D for most of the year
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Two lots of lurgy :(
11. What was the best thing you bought? Presents for F + F
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? My parents :)
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? No-ones
14. Where did most of your money go? My new room, and lent to someone who doesn't seem to have any intention of paying it back ._.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Going away in 2013!
16. What song will always remind you of 2012? Something New - Girls Aloud
17. Compared to last year, are you...
...happier/sadder? Happier
...thinner/fatter? Probably a little chunkier after Xmas :P
...richer/poorer? Same
18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Spending time with people I'd lost contact with, and my family.
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Crying
20. How will you be spending New Year's Eve? With my family, apparently we have some Chinese lanterns..
21. Did you fall in love in 2012? No
22. How many one-night stands? Zero!
23. What was your favourite TV program? Sons of Anarchy
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I don't hate anyone.
25. What was the best book you read in 2012? Too many to list :P
26. What was your greatest musical discovery? Sia
27. What did you want AND get? No clue :P
28. What did you want and NOT get? A pancreas..

29. What was your favourite film of the year? Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, Lawless 
30. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you? I turned 23 and had a meal with a few people at a Mexican restaurant (SCRUMMY) 
31. What ONE thing would have made your year immensely more satisfying? A pancreas!
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? Same as always, with a little more power dressing for work.. apparently :D
33. What kept you sane? I'm never sane :P
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Tom Hardy 
35. What political issues stirred you the most? Phone hacking
36. Whom did you miss? My grandma
37. Who was the best new person you met? Probably newbiees at work
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson that you learned in 2012: Go with your gut
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: We girls gotta take control

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Hey Where'd Santa Go?

So Christmas is over already, it's raining and back to work next week.


Hope you all had a lovely Christmas with friends and family. I had a pretty good one, despite one of my elderly relatives being taken to hospital just before Christmas Eve. Unfortunately none of us felt in the mood for Santa, however it all came together on the day. We all over indulged on food & drink, played some cards (which me & Grandma kicked arse at) and had a great time :)

Over the past couple of years, my BG's have always been reasonably good throughout the holidays, however my luck seemed to have run out on this one! No sky-high results luckily, but just consistent teens.. meaning the 30-day average has shot up yet again. I'm hoping that with more willpower next year, I can keep it lower and more consistent.

I'm not usually a big New Years resolution maker or keeper.. but after this year I'm going to try to change that. A lot of what I'd planned for 2012 got pushed to one side for other reasons, but not anymore!

So here goes:

=> Get back into the DOC, weekly Tweetchats, the forum, meets and more blogging
=> Work on getting my HbA1c down, even if it's just .1% at a time
=> Take part in at least one Diabetes fundraising event
=> Try and teach my family more about D

Hope you all have a great New Years! :)

Friday, 14 December 2012

DSMA December Blog Carnival - Reflection

Can't believe it's December already, doesn't seem long ago since I was writing about my plans for 2012 and what I wanted to accomplish.

It's no secret that I've struggled with my Diabetes this year. I've shied away from the DOC, the forum and I've neglected my blog because... well I just didn't care. I went through the motions of looking after myself and stuck my Diabetes further and further down my list of priorities. Which is never a good thing.

Since getting run down, breaking down and finally talking to people I'm no longer going through the motions of caring about my Diabetes. My last HbA1c went up by 0.3% which was better than I expected.. but in the grand scheme of things, not really where I wanna be. I'm now carb counting better (I don't wanna be perfect at it, just a good guesstimator) which is already giving me better results.

My meter average has gone from around 10.x to 8.8 in the past few weeks, and now I'm more focused I'm hoping to get it down further.

There's only one person responsible for me, and that's ME!
So if I'm in LaLa land then shit's gonna hit the fan :)

2012 for me meant learning a lot of lessons.

So next year Teapot Diabetic is back with a vengance - Diabetes be afraid, be very afraid!

This post is my December entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at