Keep Your Eyes Wide Open

I'm Ashley, a pharmacy

student in Nebraska.

Sharing my thoughts and life experiences as I try to

improve my health!

Age: 25 Height: 6'0"

HW: 190’s (Holiday season 2011/12) SW: 188 (Jan. 3, 2012)

LW: 168 (June 2012)

CW: 182 (May 2014)

GW: 160

Had my first Quest bar today! Not my favorite but not too bad either!
I have a cookies and cream one to try too :)


Air popped popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. It’s perfect for the days where you feel like eating the entire house for no reason. It has health benefits and is low in fat, calories, and sugar. I also love how diverse popcorn is. You can customize it to anything you’re craving….

  • Me: Great run! I need to shower...
  • Friend: Yeah, you stink.
  • Me: I smell of success and accomplishment.

Did an unofficial glucose tolerance test today! Fasting blood glucose should be between 80-130 mg/dL. 2 hours after the test, normal blood sugars should be



Is this a mistake? Or are we actually not allowed to drink while taking insulin? I have never seen this label before on my insulin until today!

I just got the exact same sticker for the first time last week! I’ve definitely never seen it on my insulin before.

It’s because of a number of reasons - mostly related to drinking too much. If you would inject your insulin like normal and happen to go low while passed out, the alcohol impairs the biological response that would trigger you to wake up from being hypoglycemic. Alcohol also impairs your body’s natural glucose production (gluconeogenesis) so you are more likely to become hypoglycemic as well.

Drinking in moderation is fine. Also watch out for mixers that are high in sugar (juice, soda, etc).

Finally a chance to catch some rays while my hubby is working on a home remodel. It’s a LOT warmer than this past week, but it’s supposed to be nearly 100 the next few days! Yay Nebraska weather!


and now, a comic about the other kind of football. happy birthday america


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Went to the Stormchasers game tonight and ate some BBQ nachos! It was an awesome night for baseball, but it got a little chilly towards the end and I forgot my jacket! My in-laws made us a homemade Aggravation board so my husband are playing 3-on-3. He actually won by a hair (cheater!). A fun night before our 2 year wedding anniversary!


Imagine J.K. Rowling pulling a Beyoncé and releasing another Harry Potter book at midnight on July 31 with no warning can you even imagine the chaos that would ensue

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Sierra Sandison, newly crowned Miss Idaho 2014, wore her insulin pump while competing in the Miss Idaho pageant last weekend! What an amazing example for young type 1 diabetes patients!

No rays to be caught today :( all clouds now!

Summertime salad! Gonna catch some rays by the pool this afternoon. It’s awesome being done with rotation at noon on Fridays!


the internet summed up in one gif set

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Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I was telling some of my students last night (especially the ones somehow even smaller than I am, including two very badass ladies) to look this performance up cuz it is legit inspiring.

There were like FOUR places where her height required her to JUMP when taller competitors could REACH. So cool.

I just watched this last night, and she is incredible. 5’ tall, 100# flat and she beasts through the course even making it up the ramp in one run. She’s positively epic. Makes me want to look into freerunning clubs around here.

She is literally one of my favorite people and a huge inspiration to me. She might be a heck of a lot shorter than me (literally 10 inches shorter), but to do what she can takes some serious strength and endurance. I can’t do half of what she does today, but one day I will.

This is badass!!!!

Someone finally made it!

She is/was a beast!!!!

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