Oh I hear ya! I've been type 1 for 10 years and still get off track from time to time with what do I eat/snack on.I do find I tend to eat the same breakfast everyday and get stuck on the same lunches too, but I know the carb count and it's just easier. I try to follow a long acting carb + protein + fresh fruit/veg and 30-45 carbs per meal and 15-30 carbs per snack. I don't always succeed.
I also started awhile back to get to know the carb counts on a few fast food places. I don't eat out often but it happens. So a half size Wendy's BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad has 25 carbs, Grilled Chicken Sandwich has 38 carbs/ small chili has 16 carbs/ large has 23 and Small Tropical Green Tea has 14 carbs/60 cal. Obviously, Wendy's is my go to if I have to eat out. lol
Breakfast is 1/2 tub of Almond Milk yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp sunflower seeds, 3 tbsp of granola or oat bran, coffee w/ soy creamer ( 34 carbs) I don't count the carbs in the chia, sunflower or blueberries or I will hypo)
Lunch either 1 slice of Dave's Killer Bread- toasted ( I like the one with seeds- thin sliced) 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter, mix of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
Lunch- 5 crackers, 5 slices of nitrate free lunch meat, carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 can of chicken noodle soup
Anyways, that just some of what I eat in my boring life BUT I do splurge. I love, love Breyer's Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream! I'll have a big bowl along with a few lactaid tablets! lol
Now, motivation for exercise? I need some of that!
I think you're off to a great start, asking for help/advice is the first big step! And that is AWESOME!