With breakfast in the Grand Ball room at 8:00am and the girls ready to start their very 1st day of Day Care EVER and me ready to get this conference started, you could feel the excitement in the air. And not to mention how excited I was to see a few facebook friends that had made the trip out to Toronto ( more to come on this later). Way tooo fun!!
Again all the carb counting work was done for us...Boy, you really don't realize how stressful that part of eating a meal is with a T1 until you don't have to do it. Carb Counting can suck it because I had a beautiful weekend without having to do it and I LOOOOVED IT (you have to read that part in a singing kind of voice Loooved it)
Thank you FFL and the genius who came up with that idea...I want to kiss you :)
And for all my Celiac friends they have a section for you too...and there was cookies...Hello, it really is just one big party!!
We dropped the girls off with THE. BEST. DAY. CARE. VOLUNTEERS. EVVVVER Anna, Virtue, Alanna & Mark...you guys are the best and the girls are still talking about you!! Hope you don't mind BUT I'm GOING TO DO IT ANYWAYS because it was a real joy and comfort knowing that my 2 girls were in the very best care:)
Soooo here is a picture of the amazing people that can move in with us any day!
|Kirstin (who had just woken up), Virtue, Cara, Alanna, Mark & Anna|
First up was Jay Hewitt and his Finish Line Vision. OK people if you ever have the amazing, inspirational chance to hear Jay speak... DO IT! He is an iron man for GOODNESS SAKES!! He was diagnosed with T1 in his 20's in 1991 while in school to become a lawyer.
His finish line vision is built around 3 very important points.
1. "Make the Bad Thing the Best Thing": Let your worst moment motivate you to be your best.
2. "Set Goals with Failure Potential". Ya that does not sound like fun...right? No one likes to fail but we should not be afraid of it. Setting your goals high will make you achieve your very best.
3. "Earn Your Finish Line": It takes work and you must earn it. You don't earn your finish line on race day but you earn it when no one is watching you. It's the day in and day out...working your way to your finish line.
After hearing Jay speak my husband turned to me and said do you think he will come to our house and talk to Kailyn? (our 14 year old) I don't think so, but if we ever do have a chance to hear him again I will make sure Kailyn is there to hear him...AMAZING!!
Next up was Henry Anhalt (he has a whole lot of letters after his name) talking about CGM's & New Technology and all I can say is I love better technology for "managing" Type 1... bring it on!! His whole power point presentation can be found HERE
He did say something during his presentation that stuck with me and I want to share it with you. He was talking about the frustrations of dealing with type 1 diabetes and said something like this:
...imagine yourself failing at something you really, really wanted to do. Just imagine the feeling. Now try and imagine yourself failing at something you NEVER wanted to do in the first place.
That was a real AW- HA moment for me.
and with that I guess there will be a part 2 of day 2, a few more speakers, some adorable pics of wonderful new friends and one wonderful dance party!!