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Ruthxxx
05-01-2010, 06:48 AM
Happy month of May! Please pop in and let us know how you are doing.

Finally I saw 191 on the scale yesterday and my BGL is in good range. Now to keep it up.

Unfortunately I seem to deviate too much from my planned menus and need to remember to have dairy and more vegetables. I just can't get enthused about veggies.

How is the world treating you?


Justwant2Bhealthy
05-02-2010, 01:27 AM
We had a busy week with lot of :sunny: and cool temps; and this weekend we had some :rain: until this afternoon when Mr. Sunshine came back out and the temps rose to 75+F ... that's quite warm for this time of year here. Eating has been OK, but could do a bit better I think; not horrible but like you I get tired of the salads each day. Have to go shopping for some more fruits and veggies real soon ... :lol:

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend ... Rosebud :flow1:

fatmad
05-02-2010, 08:24 AM
Friday was absolutely glorious. Warm and sunny all day and went for dog walks and enjoyed supper on the deck even. I worked most of the night tho, so the rain on Saturday was fine, since I slept through most of it. It is still warm tho, but cloudy now and we are expecting thunder storms later.
My sugars are ok, but had quite a few carbs yesterday.
Will be at a conference for the next few days, I hope I can eat ok there. May have to order special stuff there so I can stick to plan.
This group often has afternoon snacks of tea/coffee and cookies. Any suggestions on getting through that temptation? I am thinking of heading outside for walks.
Its also near a casino, I though I don't have a gambling addiction (yet) I have to stay clear of that place, I get addicted to computer games so I am sure I would just keep going through $ too.
Cassandra: what do you think your next step is going to be? Just reducing portion sizes and do more walking?
I think cravings are going to be part of any changes in the way of eating, and we have to deal and get through them Hopefully good diet keeps them to a minimum if we are not actually hungry and we can keep to plan.
have a good week everyone, I will try to keep in touch!


TXMary2
05-02-2010, 10:18 AM
I am still on track. My blood sugar this morning was 154! Lowest yet this year after only 11 days calorie counting and trying to keep carbs under 50% of my food for the day.

Ruthxxx
05-03-2010, 06:58 AM
Good going, May! Limiting carbs is the trick for you. I have to remember to eat mine at supper or I have really bad lows in the morning.

synger
05-03-2010, 04:00 PM
I'm so frustrated. I went to part one of a two-part diabetes class at my doc's. Didn't really learn anything new (I'm a crazy Google-hound, and have been really studiously educating myself on pre-D and D). And both the Diabetes Educator and the Nutritionist made it very clear that cutting down on carbs was not an option, so don't even think about it.

So much for me asking low-carb questions. /sigh I mean, I understand that if you're on various medicines that impact your insulin and such, you need to be very careful about making sure they have enough glucose in your system for them to work on. But what about those of us who are trying to do this with diet and exercise first?

From using my meter and monitoring my pp bg, I KNOW that if I eat their recommended 45-60 grams of carbs per meal I'll spike. I know I can eat one, maybe two servings (15-30 grams) for lunch or dinner, but not at breakfast.

I guess I'm just frustrated that they didn't even allow for questions or discussion. Just "dont' do it", and left it at that.

The section on portion control was very handy, I will admit. She handed around rubber replicas of what a "serving" was. So it wasn't a total loss.

Ruthxxx
05-03-2010, 05:52 PM
I feel your frustration but the diet "educators" have to follow the guidelines of the ADA or the CDA. I just do my own thing. (In private, my nurse and doctor agree that carb control is the key for me and that everyone is different.)

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-03-2010, 10:39 PM
:wave: We've had a mixed bag of weather lately; :sunny: and :rain: and had a big thunderstorm with lightening this afternoon so had to shut down my PC to protect it from damage. It finally rolled through to the east and we are back again. We went shopping today as I was really getting low on veggies and fruit and some other basics, so I got lots of walking in. We had BBQ spit chicken lunch, so we had a light dinner tonight.

:welcome: to SYNGER and TEXASMARY (again) ~ yes some people can go lower carb or low carb, but I have to eat some grain or starch carbs a day or I get too hungry; my sugars go down too low on me, esp at night (2-3 am). Each of us is a bit different, I think. There are some people who believer low carb diets set you up for unbalanced sugar issues down the line and that it isn't sustainable.

I was doing a pre-made calorie/portion plan; and now just trying to eat as healthy as I can so I can be as healthy as I can. Hope you all are having a great start to this new week; take good care ... Rosebud :flow1:

oldwriter
05-05-2010, 06:20 PM
Hello, :)

It's been a long time since I came here.
I'm trying to get back into the the grove and move this bulk. :o
I'm a stress eater. :dizzy:
Things are better this spring and I hope to be able to do a lot more exercising
and finding the new me. :carrot:My new knees replacements are working great!:goodvibes
I hope to keep my insulin use lower which will help too.
I am so much better b/c of the insulin. My A1C went from 9.7 to 5.8 in a year.
I check my sugar, then look at the carbs I will have in my meal, then figure my insulin. It works for me. It may not work for someone else. Everyone's different. Doc told me I was a brittle type 2. I think I was messing up more than anything. :oI take 40 of Lantes, twice a day as it didn't seem to carry over the 24hrs. I take Humolog before meals and snacks. I also take Januvia.
And pills for other things!
My weight is back up to ugly. I only weigh when my ankles are skinny as my legs swell easy. On to the new me! Woo Hoo! :dance: :dizzy::o:lol:

Casandra
05-06-2010, 05:19 AM
Yes! I am certainly doing more walking, when this rain lifts up! For now, I'm stuck at home with a poorly ankle, but getting really better with my blood sugars. I have been consistently under 13 for the whole week so far! ^___^

I am fitting a lot more fruit and veg into my diet, trying to get at least one portion of steamed veggies in everyday. Yesterday I had the most delicious chunky leek and potato soup with a cheese sandwich on whole-wheat bread for lunch and I was FLOORED at how good it all was for less than 600 calories!

Today for breakfast I had to have a bowl of Lucky Charms. DH is a fan of not letting food go to waste, so I have to help him finish his boxes of American cereal before they go off! lol I had a 99cal packet of special K mini breaks (little crisps made of special K cereal) for my mid-morning snack.

Lunch I am having left over hamburger helper with broccoli & peas baked in with it. Dinner tonight is going to be tough because I am making DH's favourite...homemade...from scratch...Chicken parmesan. I even do the breadcrumbs myself! He is having his annual review at work on Tuesday next week, and we're hoping for a raise! lol This is my moral booster dinner for the weekend! I use wheat pasta for myself, but DH has to have the normal stuff. I also swapped out plain "gravy" and made up some chunky veggie varieties.

I am going to be frying my chicken with a lo/no calorie cookie spray (sunflower oil) and I have to deep fry DH's. Blech.

:) Feeling great and healthy recently :)

<3 Lotsa love!

Ruthxxx
05-06-2010, 07:21 AM
:welcome: back, oldwriter. Don't be a stranger. ;)

Casandra, you are cooking up a storm and it's working for you. Will you have recipes to share?

BGL is a bit high this morning but weight is steady. I did indulge in a piece of my rum cake at a meeting last night. Back to squeaky clean eating today though. Fibre 1, yogurt and strawberries coming up!

Casandra
05-06-2010, 08:51 AM
Of course! lol

Preheat your oven to 350-375 F

For my pasta sauce, I basically just purree tomatoes with steamed spinach/broccoli/celery/carrots etc, and splash in some oregano, garlic and a small amount of basil! (I just fill the blender to suit the amount needed!)

I drizzle around half a cup to a cup of sauce in a baking pan and set it aside.

The breadcrumbs are easy to make before hand. You take around 10 slices of your favourite bread (white or wheat works best for this recipe, though you can also make croutons this way! I sprinkle ranch dressing powder over them after putting olive oil over the bread before they go in the oven. Perfect salad accompaniment!) and bake them on a baking tray in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown at 250 degrees F. After they come out, you need to either "mash" the bread into tinsy bits or just run it through the food processor. I use a tupperware container that is about 2-4 inches deep to store them in. I add in a cup of parmesan cheese (grated fine) to the breadcrumbs and mix it up Then add a heaping tsp or two each of oregano, basil, and garlic salt. Mix it all together. Make it as fragrant as you can stand it!! :)

Scramble up an egg in a bowl and set it beside the tub of crumbs.

Pound out your chicken breasts to 1/2" thickness. (I like to "butterfly" my chicken breasts and then slice them all the way into two halves, making it easier and quicker to fry.) Dip them in the egg and then coat in the breadcrumb mixture

I brown them in a frying pan (1tbsp butter and 1tbsp oil) for around 5 minutes per side, then drain them on a paper towel and transfer them into the baking pan on top of the pasta sauce.

I sprinkle grated (or layer sliced) mozzerella cheese on top of the chicken breasts, sprinkle a bit of sauce on top to hold the cheese in place, then top it off with another sprinkle of parmesan. They they go in the oven (350 F) for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Gives you enough time to cook your pasta perfectly and heat up the rest of your sauce! lol

:) Not 100% diabetic friendly, but not too bad! We all have to treat ourselves once in awhile. lol

The breadcrumbs work great for making chicken strips or chicken nuggets with a bit more flavour too!

oldwriter
05-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Didn't do much today but did a better job of staying out of the kitchen to keep the munchies under control.

synger
05-07-2010, 01:40 PM
Casandra, your chicken recipe sounds delish! I'd substitute almond meal for the breadcrumbs to cut back on the carbs, but it would work very similarly.

My husband went to the Dutch (mennonite) market last night to do our weekly meat/cheese shopping. They have very fresh food. He also brought back two of my favorite treats -- a big soft pretzel, and some "cookies" that are made by spreading a sweetened cheese (like cannoli filling) on bread, rolling it up, dipping it in butter then cinnamon/sugar, and baking. /sigh Well, I did eat the pretzel, with cheese, for dinner, which is more carbs than I'm used to. But my pp numbers weren't too very high, though I saw it in my fbg this morning (108, rather than the high-90s I've been seeing lately). But I did NOT eat the bread cookies!

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-08-2010, 12:17 AM
CASANDRA ~ I agree that your CHICKEN PARMESAN sounds great; I would make the same only omit the bread crumbs. You could use a little wheat flour or oat bran instead of them but add the seasoning: that's what I do; much less carbs that way too. I also like to add veggies into my tomato sauce like grated zucchini and minced spinach (to fool DH). I freeze bags of baby spinach and cut them up using scissors; this is great for sauces, soups, and stews.

:welcome: TO ALL OUR NEWBIES and RETURNEES too ~ nice to have you all here in our thread; the more the merrier, I say. Have been busy lately; went up to out lots two times and got lots of landscaping stuff done before the onslaught of mega-buggies. Then would you believe it ***** again yesterday and last night; was :sunny: today, but they are predicting cooler weather again for tomorrow.

Just had a quiet day today; went for a lovely drive to a lake this aft and saw some lovely loons pairing up; and then came home and made pizza at home tonight as our Friday fun night meal. Time for some tea and do some more crocheting before bed. Take good care and have a wonderful weekend too ... Rosebud :flow1:

fatmad
05-09-2010, 10:41 PM
back from a week away, first my conference, then a weekend visiting with friends. I managed to (mostly) stick to eating plan, sugars have been great, and I didn't gain any weight. Haven't been exercising much at all, so that is something I have to get to work on this week.
My conference went well, I had to speak a couple of times and run a couple of seminars, and did ok with that. Met some awesome women too.
For any hockey fans, I got to see the STANLEY CUP and get my photo taken with it. That was a real highlight of the week.
Also spent an evening with my father, so overall everything was good.
This is Mother's Day, and it sucks not to have my mother here for this anymore, so I mostly have ignored the day as much as possible.
I'm feeling pretty blue now, but that isn't the mood I've been in most of the week. SO I am feeling pretty good, and getting by most days ok.
Hope things go ok for everyone here. The spring weather is coming back with the sunshine, and that should help.

Casandra
05-10-2010, 05:53 AM
I am always looking for ways to improve my recipes! I have tried making it with crushed up cereal, but it just didn't work out that well!

Almonds and oat flour next time, methinks! I love the flavour of baked almonds!

I had a super low (for me) last night. 2.8 X_____x I gorged myself on gummy bears, I just couldn't stop until I felt better...It was so weird! I woke up with a high in the middle of the night, no ketones and its going down, its almost 11am now and I'm normal. I'll be able to have lunch! lol

I have a few essays to work on, I was very ill for a few months in the school year so I will get an extention to finish them. :( I really don't feel like writing about Prohibition right now though!

:)

Ruthxxx
05-10-2010, 06:22 AM
Good morning all.

Another week to work on our personal renovation plans. I sure need to step it up as my weight is up a tad from a week of poorly planned food. When I'm really busy, I'm inclined to grab and go which is silly! Last night it was ribs(bad) from the freezer with quinoa (good) but no veggie. (bad) so BGL was 6.2 this morning, a tad high for me.

Isn't it great that we get a brand new day every 24 hours? :lol:

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-10-2010, 08:33 PM
YES, RUTH ~ I agree, I felt very hungry today and may have eaten a bit more than I needed, me thinks, but tomorrow I will try to reign that in. It is great that we get another chance every 24 hours ... indeed! Yet, I did well on the weekend, so that was a victory really.

CASANDRA ~ I am always tweaking my recipes too; and looking for ways to improve them. I have also heard of using dry pancake powder mix with some seasonings, although I usually use flour (now whole wheat flour) but you can definitely use oat flour or what we call oat bran too or almond flour or meal. I love to use "oat bran" now as a thickener instead of flour; it works great for that as well!


MADALEINE ~ :hug: to you during this time; that first year or so is so tough with all the holidays and birthdays and things that bring back memories. It's true that grieving and healing does take some time ... :hug:


Hope you all have a wondeful week coming up ... Rosebud :flow2: Oh and btw, my tulips are now getting ready to bloom (one yellow is out), even with all these low temps (below freezing) and ***** ... amazing!!!

synger
05-11-2010, 11:26 AM
Went to the second of Kaiser's Diabetes basic classes. This three-hour session dealt with medicines -- what they are, what they do, what to know about them (can you drink, do they interact with other drugs, what their side effects are, etc.) -- then monitoring. We learned what high and low numbers look like, what are some symptoms, what to be aiming for (which depended on whether you were on meds or not), and what influences the numbers.

Talked about how to self-monitor, and that it's all about patterns -- taking your post-prandial numbers all the time isn't all that useful unless you take your before-meal number too, so you can see what the difference is, for instance. Interestingly, she suggested we (no meds, or just Metformin) take pre-and post- prandials for one meal one day, then another a few days later, to see what's going on when we eat. For those who are on other meds that affect pancreas and insulin, they should do pre-prandials primarily, to see what their baseline glucose is.

Then we got our meters out and she went through how to use them in more detail.

All in all, it was a very informative class. And the section on meds made me doubly glad that I'm not on any yet, and even more determined to push off the need for meds as long as humanly possible!

diabetic z
05-11-2010, 01:22 PM
Howdy, everyone. :wave:

I went for my longest jog this morning (5 miles). After the third mile, my pace dropped down dramatically. My personal trainer was keeping pace with me and she was doing a fast walk. Doh! :o For the last mile, I really dug down and found the energy to up my pace and finish strong. After some stretching and ab exercises, I went home to shower and see my doctor for a physical. So I walk in, check in, write a check for my co-pay, and wait while the receptionist gets done with her call. She greets me and comments that I'm early. I'm thinking to myself, "well, yeah, my appointment is at 11 and it's 10:45." She then says, "I hope you brought a book, your appointment is at 2." :?: Dang, I was hoping to postpone senility until later in life. Oh, well, at least I get to take my dad out to lunch today and then I'll go back in for my physical. :D

Casandra
05-12-2010, 05:05 AM
I have no idea what happened to me last night. My BSL was 6.7 when I went to sleep around 11pm. I woke up at quarter to 3 in the morning and felt ill. My blood sugar was 6.4 and was physically sick but only a very small amount.

My BSL was 17.2 when I woke up at 7:30 this morning. :( No breakfast until it goes right down!

Scrambled eggs for breakfast/brunch/lunch methinks!

Ruthxxx
05-12-2010, 07:37 AM
:wave:

synger
05-12-2010, 08:30 AM
I have no idea what happened to me last night. My BSL was 6.7 when I went to sleep around 11pm. I woke up at quarter to 3 in the morning and felt ill. My blood sugar was 6.4 and was physically sick but only a very small amount.

My BSL was 17.2 when I woke up at 7:30 this morning. :( No breakfast until it goes right down!

Scrambled eggs for breakfast/brunch/lunch methinks!

Actually, your morning number is not from excess food... it's because you haven't eaten since last night, and your liver has "noticed" that your blood sugar is low, so it does its job and dumps glucose into your bloodstream so you don't go too low. It also dumps hormones that help you move from sleeping into waking and get ready for the day (the same stress hormones, in smaller doses, that you'd get in a fight or flight situation).

So long as you don't eat, your liver will keep dumping glucose into your bloodstream. A small meal, low in carbs, will signal the liver to stop, and your body can get on with dealing with your meal-response sugars

So waiting until the numbers go down probably won't help, and may just make things harder. YMMV.

oldwriter
05-12-2010, 10:07 AM
Mine was too high this am too, 179. Ahh!
Was good most of yesterday. Think I'll get some
diabetic bars for night.

diabetic z
05-12-2010, 11:58 AM
Started fasting last night at 8 in preparation for a blood test this morning. Woke up to a snow covered world this morning. :eek: I'm glad I put off planting the garden until June. I have 2 new peach trees that I moved into the garage last night. Still need to get them planted. Went to the lab first thing this morning and gave them blood and urine. I didn't realize that my doctor's appointment yesterday was for a diabetes check-up. I was suppose to get both tests done yesterday, but I had just eaten lunch and I didn't have the urge to pee. Hope everyone is having a warmer day than me. ;) This morning's FBG was 89.

Casandra
05-12-2010, 04:20 PM
Actually, your morning number is not from excess food... it's because you haven't eaten since last night, and your liver has "noticed" that your blood sugar is low, so it does its job and dumps glucose into your bloodstream so you don't go too low. It also dumps hormones that help you move from sleeping into waking and get ready for the day (the same stress hormones, in smaller doses, that you'd get in a fight or flight situation).

So long as you don't eat, your liver will keep dumping glucose into your bloodstream. A small meal, low in carbs, will signal the liver to stop, and your body can get on with dealing with your meal-response sugars

So waiting until the numbers go down probably won't help, and may just make things harder. YMMV.

Lol, after I got sick, I drank a small glass of orange juice. (just under 10g of carbs) :) That is why I don't get what happened!

I took 5 units of my Novologue and sat it out until 10:30, by which time, my BSL had gone right down to 10.2 so I was happy enough to eat.

^_^ Back to normal numbers now :)

fatmad
05-12-2010, 05:23 PM
cassandra, I wonder if you might be getting sick, infections will up your glucose too.
Stuck to my woe today, in spite of working half the night. Am making a healthy supper now, and baking another dish to have for snacks, or tomorrow's breakfast etc. just in case. Trying to do better with having food ready to go so I can stick to plan.
fasting 4.8, post meals 5.8 and 6.2 today.

fatmad
05-12-2010, 05:35 PM
Went to the second of Kaiser's Diabetes basic classes.
All in all, it was a very informative class. And the section on meds made me doubly glad that I'm not on any yet, and even more determined to push off the need for meds as long as humanly possible!

Synger, it is great that you are working so hard to get away from pre-diabetes, but there can be good things about some meds. Using metformin, for instance, has been shown to prevent or delay diabetes onset in pre-diabetics.
the site diabetes 101 is helpful.
I lost some weight in the first three months after my pre-diabetes diagnosis in December. But I still couldn't keep my glucose under control unless I kept my carb count to under 25g/day, which I didn't think was a realistic thing to do for the rest of my life!. My doc discouraged metformin as she felt it might impede weight loss, but agreed to give a trial for next 3 months.
I am still losing weight, slowly, but it took 4 months to lose 11 pounds before, so I am not expecting anything really fast, and I did regain a bit in early April after my mother died and I was able to lose that 3 pounds just fine. So I can't say its affecting weight loss so far, and I haven't had a high sugar since I started it, even when I have had a few extra carbs, though I haven't exactly challenged myself.
So, I don't want to discourage your excellent lifestyle changes so far, but to let you know that for some of us, the metformin is a good tool to add to those lifestyle changes to ensure we stay of track.
I am really proud of you and what you have accomplished so far, and hope that you have great success. Its wonderful that your classes have been helpful to you as well.

Casandra
05-13-2010, 04:28 AM
Went to bed last night with a 6.4 and woke up with a 4.3 ^___^

Pretty happy with that!

I am going to go to my favourite cafe (I call it "The Orange Place" because they have these lovely orange curtains!) today for lunch. I am praying that today is Leek & Potato soup day! lol They make the most scrummy leek and potato soup! ^___^

I usually have a ham and cheese sandwich on brown bread alongside it :)

fatmad
05-13-2010, 06:03 AM
Its weigh in morning, and I am happy to report that I have accomplished my first mini-goal, I weigh in at 173. This is the weight I was at a little over 18 years ago when I gave birth to daughter number 2. Until a couple of years ago, that was my all time high, and it was painful to me to go above that. So I have removed enough of my excess weight to be back to 173. Of course, I won't get the added bonus of pushing a lot of it out and giving it a name!
I got back down to 140 in 2 months after that birth, but I expect that to take a lest 6 months, although given how slow my weight loss has been so far, it may bo more like a year. Its taken 5 months to do this much. Yes, I had a setback when Mum died, but difficult times and set backs are just part of life and will be likely to happen again.
Anyhow, thats that advantage of slower weight loss and taking time to lose it, we learn how to eat right even when life hits us, right?
Have definitely been noticing some clothes feeling a bit looser. Hmm, how to celebrate? I think its time for a new bra! The girls deserve it. Yes, my bras have been getting looser, I am now on the smallest set of hooks, so that is 1 inch around my chest gone without a cup size change!
wahoo:carrot:

Ruthxxx
05-13-2010, 06:34 AM
Congratulations, Mad! That's terrific. I can't imagine a loose bra but I guess it will happen.

Rather stressed these days for many reasons, none of them under my control, but BGL has been stable and so has the weight. :( I'm still not eating enough veggies. I need a "mother" to insist I eat them. :rofl:

Busy day ahead so I need to get breakfast into me and crank up my energy.

diabetic z
05-13-2010, 08:30 AM
Congrats, Fatmad. :bravo: You deserve to celebrate.

Today's FBG was 109. WTF?! :?: I had turkey meatball wraps last night for dinner with zero calorie sugar-free Sobe. I may have to experiment with the Sobe drink and see if I'm sensitive to the sugar substitute. The low carb tortillas I used are something I have used in the past without adverse spikes. Oh well, learn something new everyday. It's Chilly Willy outside today. Got below freezing last night and it's maybe 30 F outside right now.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-13-2010, 08:04 PM
MR. Z ~ WOW, we had warmer weather than you today -- in the 70's F with a little breeze and some clouds moved in over the day (good thing or it would have been in the 80's I think). Now it looks like :rain: is on the way ... :lol: Did the meatballs have bread crumbs in them or sugar in the sauce?

RUTH ~ :drill: Eat your veggies! And that's an order ...:drill: It's not mom, but close ... :lol: How 'bout a good bowl of veggie soup for lunch or a small glass of V-8 when in a pinch?

CASANDRA ~ I agree with SYNGER; I know that you have a different kind of diabetes than us, but I really think those high morning numbers are a sign that you need to have an evening snack. That very thing used to happen to me, so now I make sure to have a small evening snack to get me through the night ... :hug:

MADELEINE ~ congrats on your mini-goal and a change in size in anything is another NSV worth celebrating; I have gone down in my bra sizes too -- sadly, both back and cup ... booohooo!!! :(

But I won't be sad for but a moment, becuz I am just glad the scale is going down and loose clothes is a victory to me: meaning, I am toning down and getting smaller -- and that calls for a ...
:carrot: YAAAHOOO! :carrot:


We have been having lovely :sunny: for the last 3+ days and enjoyed that. Today, I did my floors, dust mopping, and vacuuming with my new cleaner. I found a great way to clean the sponge filter: I use my mini-electrolux and that works perfectly. Now I don't have to worry about having only one and how to clean it when I need it to do the rugs and floors. Problem solved by creativity ... ;)

Did very well eating today and made a nice homemade turkey, veggie & rice soup ... yummy! Had fish, baked sweet potato fries, tomato, and coleslaw for dinner tonight. Doing better in this half of the week (since Tuesday).

Hope you all have a FABULOUS FRIDAY tomorrow ... Rosebud :flow1:

Casandra
05-14-2010, 07:58 AM
I usually have a bedtime snack (gummy bears) depending on what my blood sugar is. I am still working with my Diabetes team to try to adjust my insulin doses.

diabetic z
05-14-2010, 09:35 AM
Today's FBG = 99. Hmmm, a little higher than normal, but I'll take it. Yesterday warmed up to the mid 50's F. I walked to the rec center for my neighborhood organization meeting. I had planned on taking a nice evening stroll after the meeting, but we did not end until 9:20 PM. Needless to say, I just went home, ate a quick chicken dinner, and hit the sack.

Rosebud - Now that I think about it, the turkey meatballs most likely had some bread crumbs in them. I didn't pour any sauce on my wraps. Just melted some cheese on them and threw in a bunch of fresh veggies.

I'm going to kick myself out of the house today and make up for not taking my evening walk yesterday. When I get back, I've got to cut the grass and do some other chores.

Have a great weekend everyone.

synger
05-14-2010, 09:45 AM
Synger, it is great that you are working so hard to get away from pre-diabetes, but there can be good things about some meds. Using metformin, for instance, has been shown to prevent or delay diabetes onset in pre-diabetics.

Definitely! Of all the meds they mentioned in class, Met is the one with the fewest drug interactions, and the one that messes with your weight and food the least. However, it has some nasty other side effects on some people, and I'm one of those people. I took Met for a couple of months for PCOS about 10 years ago. They were the most miserable months of my entire life! /shudder I hope I don't need to take it again... I just don't tolerate it well. I think I LIVED in the bathroom!

So far, lowering my carbs (and not to a draconian level) and exercising more regularly has lowered my BG numbers, too.

Since IR/D is rather a progressive disease, there may come a time when I'll need Met, or more. I'm not against it, if I need it. I just want to push that time off if I can.

fatmad
05-14-2010, 03:55 PM
Yes, the new Bras fit nicely and feel great. I have been wearing one all day and so far very comfy.
Cassandra, why just gummy bears for a snack, what about a peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread? (or half of one, with some milk or soymilk?)
Something with protein fat and some carbs so it will burn slowly through the night and work well for you? can you fit something like that into your calorie allotment? That's what my neighbour is doing and he is doing quite well since then.
I am enjoying my stable sugars and weight loss, but struggling a bit with some constipation. And yes, the metformin is making me gassy, but no extra BMs as a side effect. (sorry TMI alert)

Lots of sun today, but wind too, which is making my allergies go a bit nuts.
A friend wants to go for mexican food tonight, so I have to figure how to do atkins there....hmmm
happy friday everyone

diabetic z
05-15-2010, 07:39 AM
:coffee2: Good morning. FBG = 93. I didn't get to cut the grass yesterday because it started to rain after I got home from my walk. I have to get it done today before it grows too much. I met my fellow team members for the marathon relay I'm in tomorrow. They're all really nice ladies. My leg of the race is the end (anchor man). I'm really nervous and a bit scared. This is the first ever race for me and I don't want to let my team down. You'd think that being the only fatty on the team, I'd get the shortest distance to run, but nooooo. Instead, I get the most visible and important part. I'm the one with the timing chip. If I don't carry it across the finish line, my team's times/distances won't count. The race starts at 6 AM and I plan on being at my starting point at 9 AM. Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it. :crossed:

fatmad
05-15-2010, 05:10 PM
:coffee2: Good morning. FBG = 93. I didn't get to cut the grass yesterday because it started to rain after I got home from my walk. I have to get it done today before it grows too much. I met my fellow team members for the marathon relay I'm in tomorrow. They're all really nice ladies. My leg of the race is the end (anchor man). I'm really nervous and a bit scared. This is the first ever race for me and I don't want to let my team down. You'd think that being the only fatty on the team, I'd get the shortest distance to run, but nooooo. Instead, I get the most visible and important part. I'm the one with the timing chip. If I don't carry it across the finish line, my team's times/distances won't count. The race starts at 6 AM and I plan on being at my starting point at 9 AM. Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it. :crossed:

I am so impressed with your courage. Good for you, and of course good luck. You will be great Z.

fatmad
05-15-2010, 09:03 PM
Congratulations, Mad! That's terrific. I can't imagine a loose bra but I guess it will happen.

Rather stressed these days for many reasons, none of them under my control, but BGL has been stable and so has the weight. :( I'm still not eating enough veggies. I need a "mother" to insist I eat them. :rofl:

Busy day ahead so I need to get breakfast into me and crank up my energy.

I recommend the Green Giant Essential. These little microwavable steam packs are convenient and come in perfect sized portions for one or two. Yes they are expensive, but so is throwing stuff out. I like the omega 3 and fibre types best.
try them

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-15-2010, 10:47 PM
:bravo: for you, Mr. Z ~ no pressure, no pressure -- you can do it! You will make those ladies proud of you and I will send up some ^prayers^ for you ... Break a leg ... oh no, on second thought ... don't break a leg ... :lol: uhmmm ... ok, how 'bout just plain old ... GOOD LUCK!!! :D


We had lovely :sunny: and nice temps in the 60-70's today; very nice. Just stayed home and did stuff around here. Hope you all have a great Sunday ... Rosebud :flow1:

diabetic z
05-16-2010, 04:13 PM
Well, the race didn't kill me but it left me with old man legs. My teammates and I went out to lunch after the race and now I'm gonna crash. Perhaps I will dream of happier times when my legs didn't feel so sore. ;)

fatmad
05-17-2010, 06:13 PM
Well, the race didn't kill me but it left me with old man legs. My teammates and I went out to lunch after the race and now I'm gonna crash. Perhaps I will dream of happier times when my legs didn't feel so sore. ;)

YOU DID IT!:carrot:
that is great news. GOod for you. It will get easier over time as you keep getting into shape. hurray

Ruthxxx
05-18-2010, 06:39 AM
Thanks for the rationale for buying those steam packs, Mad. I have avoided them because of the price but will swallow my frugality (Is that a word?) and try them out. I've been doing a bit better lately with spinach and asparagus from my garden.

Good going, Mr Z. I hope you are proud of yourself.

Rosebud, I hope your great weather continues. It sure beats two weeks ago with snow and the frost last week.

I'm plugging along keeping BGL and weight steady. This body management job is tricky but I may be getting the hang of it. I've been planning better and starting evening meal prep in the morning which helps. My life is way too chaotic these days but I'm hanging in there.

fatmad
05-18-2010, 09:07 PM
One of my NSV's this week is just eating good snacks. I have been really good about setting aside food at the beginning of the week that I can just pack and go quick. I have been taking my lunches and snacks, and eating them.
Its sounds funny that eating is an NSV, but actually its eating right. By not getting too hungry, I have avoided going off plan quite nicely.

Also today, I stepped on the scale, and was another 1/2 pound down, and decided to try on a pair of slack I bought last year as I was losing weight, just before I put the weight back on while under stress. The fit, and fit well. Not just holding it in and sucking it in to make the zipper do up.

The looked great. Thats from a pair exactly the same in size 14 that I have been wearing for the last year. This pair of size 12's is the same, so no one will know that they are smaller but me, unless I tell them.

It really feels like I will get below 170 in the next month, and I will get into some cute summer shorts to enjoy this year.

synger
05-19-2010, 09:13 AM
Fatmad, that's a great food NSV! Healthy lunches and snacks can be half the battle. Planning really makes a difference.

And I love it when "small" clothes become "fitting" clothes!

I came home last night to find my husband in bed with a migraine and Pizza Hut Pasta Alfredo on the counter for dinner. Way too carby for me normally, but he just couldn't cook, bless his heart. I considered cooking something for myself, but it was so late (the train was delayed almost 45 minutes) and I was SO hungry. So I measured out 3/4 of a cup, beefed it up with veggies and a bit of protein, and enjoyed a bourbon with it. This morning's FBG was 95, so it didn't linger overlong like pasta dinners sometimes do for me. I should have measured my 2-hour pp after eating it, to see what the spike was, but I completely missed it (Glee was on).

Today I'm back to my normal eating plan.

fatmad
05-19-2010, 06:38 PM
Synger, I totally understand the late evening, too tired and hungry to eat right feeling. I get that a lot with work and it throws me off plan all too regularly.
It why I need to plan food so much better.
YOu were really good about measuring it out and adding healthy stuff, no wonder you did ok.
My sugars are staying fine too.

BUtterbutt, you were talking about sore legs with the metformin. Last time we were chatting here, I had had a sore leg, (just one, not both) and have been taking extra b vitamins ever since. Placebo effect maybe, but a few hours after taking the b (for the folate) my leg felt better and has stayed fine.
I will take a healthy placebo response anytime. Wish it worked for sugars and I could just "believe" my sugars will be normal and it would be so.....
LOL
Have a good evening everyone.

Ruthxxx
05-20-2010, 05:40 AM
Been holding the line on BGL and also on weight. :( I have been planning (and eating) my meals better though. Right now I have delicious asparagus soup in the fridge - delicious cold with a swirl of yogurt and chopped red pepper.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-20-2010, 08:40 PM
Having a very good week with my eating and keeping busy with gardening, housechores, walking, and toning exercises, etc. We had a few really hot days there, but it's much nicer today; enjoyable to sit out on the porch for awhile this aft with our dear Fido ... ;)

Glad to hear you are all doing so well too; for all our Canadian friends, have a great long weekend ... Rosebud :flow1:

fatmad
05-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Ruth, your soup sounds delicious. Rosebud, you are inspiring me to go to the nursery tomorrow and get some annuals to put in the garden. I am on call and working the long weekend, but hope to get some gardening in.
I expect to be busy, but hope not too busy for some fresh air and sun.

Ruthxxx
05-21-2010, 05:50 AM
Gardening is so good for the body and soul! I spent an hour at a greenhouse yesterday - shopping for ME, not my various "contracts".

Food is planned for today and should keep me balanced. I really must drink more water though. I think I need a permanent IV!

Casandra
05-21-2010, 06:23 AM
Today is my first day of going onto slimfast. I'm doing this for two weeks to see what effects it has on my blood sugar and weight. Then, after that, I am going to do two weeks on the same "diet", but the supermarket variety! Buying ovaltine and tinned soups/nutrigrain bars etc. Then after that, I am going to do two weeks on another diet called "celebrity slim". "Great tasting soups and shakes.." blah blah lol

What I eventually want to do is a write up on the effectiveness of each "diet", whilst factoring in cost and a few other factors. Considering that two tubs of slimfast cost me around $12, plus another $15 for two weeks of soups and the "1 week starter kit" for the Celebrity Slim diet costs nearly $65.

I've picked up this as an assignment for a "creative journalism" course I'm following. :)

I have been getting really active now that the sun is out! ^___^ The boys are suffering through the heat happily lol My two are fast asleep now, but unbeknownst to them, we are heading out for a 2 mile walk in about three hours lol! :)

fatmad
05-21-2010, 07:13 AM
Cassandra, this will be interesting, but is slimfast ok for diabetics?
I guess I am thinking of the old days, where slimfast was low fat high carbs (read sugar) plans.
For me, I am still sticking to plan (atkins), although the scale hasn't moved this week after being oh so very good.

Casandra
05-21-2010, 12:16 PM
Cassandra, this will be interesting, but is slimfast ok for diabetics?
I guess I am thinking of the old days, where slimfast was low fat high carbs (read sugar) plans.
For me, I am still sticking to plan (atkins), although the scale hasn't moved this week after being oh so very good.

Part of the research I want to do is how it affects blood sugar. There are 35g of Carbs per serving of Slimfast (2 scoops of powder & 250ml semi-skimmed milk). Most of that is indeed sugar.

I'll tell you one thing, I took my normal dose of insulin, and ingested (no way could I ever say I "enjoyed" it) the slimfast shake (got out my martini shaker for the first time in ages!) between 10am and 10:30am. X___x Less than a hour after I finished it up, I felt immensely high and wouldn't you know it, I was. I will be taking two metformin alongside any "shake" type breakfast from now on X____x

diabetic z
05-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Cassandra - Your planned experiments sound very interesting and I hope you will post your results when complete. In your previous post, you mentioned using 2 scoops of powdered Slimfast in 250 ml of semi-skimmed milk. Is this correct? When I checked the nutritional information for Slimfast, the serving size is 1 scoop for 250 ml of milk. If you are indeed using 2 scoops, that would equate to 60 g of total carbs (not discounting the 8 g of fiber) and 48 g of sugar. Yikes! I was also surprised to see that sugar was listed as the number one ingredient (number two for the high protein mix). Please, keep us posted. I love reading about diabetics and their food experiments.

The weather here is nice and sunny. :beach: I've been really busy with yard work and getting a rental unit fixed up to put back into the market. My lawnmower died and I'm debating on whether to get it fixed or buying a new one. It's almost 10 years old. Does anyone use or have used a manual push mower (old school type with just the blades and no engine)? I am seriously considering one since I would love to be able to cut the grass in either the wee hours of the morning or late at night when the temperature is nice and cool outside. Plus, I wouldn't have to worry about the noise bothering my neighbors. Have a great weekend everyone. :)

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-22-2010, 06:07 PM
MR. Z ~ oddly enuff, when I was younger and single; I bought one of those type of lawn mowers from Sears (being that I was a woman and was unsure of the gas kind; as how to maintain & repair them). It worked fine at first when the blades were sharp but they got dull and harder to push. You are a big strong guy so you shouldn't have any problem with that. It was fine for my front yard but harder on bumpy uneven grass in the back yard, and not good for long grass at all (it twines around the blades) so you must do it regularly. If you can sharpen the blades yourself and you have smooth lawns, you may like it and I suppose the technology is much better now than in the past. Another advantage is that you also don't have to buy gas either.

Later on, I bought a second-hand regular mower; and the kind soul that I am, I lent it to a relative who broke it. After that, I hired someone ... hehe. Then my DH got a self-propelled one as he has bad shoulders; and now our landlord does it for us. A friend of mine got an electric one as they were less complicated and smaller (thus easier to push), but I think they still make some noise though and they are cheaper than the gas ones so he really liked them. Sorry, if this is TMI -- sometimes, I ramble a bit ... :lol:


CASANDRA ~ you are a brave girl trying out those plans; and good advice from MR. Z about watching the sugar in those meal replacement drinks. It is an interesting experiment though ... ;)

Gotta go make dinner and help DH find his keys; he lost them somewhere ... again ... oh dear ... R :flow1:

EDIT 2 ADD: found the keys right where he left 'em ... ;)

Casandra
05-23-2010, 10:30 AM
Cassandra - In your previous post, you mentioned using 2 scoops of powdered Slimfast in 250 ml of semi-skimmed milk. Is this correct? When I checked the nutritional information for Slimfast, the serving size is 1 scoop for 250 ml of milk. If you are indeed using 2 scoops, that would equate to 60 g of total carbs (not discounting the 8 g of fiber) and 48 g of sugar. Yikes! I was also surprised to see that sugar was listed as the number one ingredient (number two for the high protein mix). Please, keep us posted. I love reading about diabetics and their food experiments.



Ah, lol you scared me for a second! X_____x My measurement was correct for the UK version of the product. It does not taste like the USA version that I grew up with as a child (sipping my dad's "chocolate milk" every morning before he left for work), it is pretty nasty if I do say so myself X____x I think my favourite growing up was the Chocolate Malt flavour. The instructions on my tub say "250ml skimmed milk + 2 level scoops of powder, shake well for 20 seconds and enjoy!"

So, I decided to actually start this on Monday, so it is easier for me to record :)

Ruthxxx
05-24-2010, 07:33 AM
Good morning. It's a glorious May long weekend - Victoria Day - and I'm relaxing and enjoying it.

BGL is good and weight seems to have gone back to 191. Now to get it lower! I'm turning green from eating so much spinach from my garden.

diabetic z
05-24-2010, 11:58 AM
It's already the start of another week. Where does the time go? This mornings FBG = 89. It's going to be another warm sunny day, low 70's F.

Cassandra - I didn't even think to consider that there might be a difference between the UK version and US version of Slimfast. It makes sense though, considering the different measuring standards (metric v non-metric). I hope your first day is going well.

Rosebud - Currently, I mow the lawn about every three to four days. It's just under an acre of yard (front and back). It's all flat except for a small area with a slight hill. I have a riding mower and was using the smaller self propelled gas mower for areas that the riding mower can't get to. With the manual push mower I would be willing to mow every other day. I don't bag the clippings. I use a mulching blade in hopes of allowing the extra organic material to help break up the clay soil. I'm still reasonably healthy without any major physical limitations so far (knock on wood). Plus, I wouldn't mind getting a little exercise while mowing. Your story about your husband's lost keys reminds me of my dad's daily coffee ritual. My father is permanently disabled and has short term memory problems. Each and every day, without fail, I will open the microwave and find a cold mug of coffee. In the beginning, I would always ask "who left their coffee in the microwave?" After awhile, it became obvious that it was always my dad. Sometimes he would reheat the same mug over and over again because he kept forgetting about it. Now, when I see the forgotten mug, I just reheat it and then tell him his coffee is almost ready. :D

fatmad
05-24-2010, 04:21 PM
Good morning. It's a glorious May long weekend - Victoria Day - and I'm relaxing and enjoying it.

BGL is good and weight seems to have gone back to 191. Now to get it lower! I'm turning green from eating so much spinach from my garden.

just a couple of weeks ago you were telling us you weren't getting enough veggies! Funny how spring freshness makes everything more appetizing.

I have been sleeping most of the day after working all night, but got out in the sun on the deck for a bit to get some sun. maybe go for a walk this evening when it cools off. The drag of being on-call for a long weekend.

Had a carb craving with the sleep deprivation, had a little spike in BG to 8.1, the highest since I've been on the metformin. Thats with about 35g of carbs in the meal. (not so much right?)
I will have to watch the types of carbs, this was with an ice cream sandwich, (sugar alcohols and splenda, no sugar!) after a meat and veggies meal. A granola bar chaser did me in. Back to the low carb lifestyle after this.
hohum

Casandra
05-24-2010, 04:58 PM
Well, maybe it is the heat, but even with my metformin, over the last week or so I've been seeing higher morning levels (between 10 and 13) and higher night time levels (11-15) :( I don't know what to do about this, as I seem to be getting more and more insulin resistant.

Back to my Diabetes nurse it is, then! :( bah.

diabetic z
05-24-2010, 05:24 PM
My doctor's office called me today with the results of my most recent blood test. A1c is at 5.7 and the cholesterol is still high but lower than last time. :woohoo: Their suggestion was to keep doing what I'm doing. Now I'm just waiting for them to review my sleep study I did last week. It's been windy today, which has helped to keep things cool.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-24-2010, 07:11 PM
MAD ~ some of those bars and icecreams have POTATO STARCH in them which brings the carb count right back up to the sugar-filled ones.

CASANDRA ~ glad you have that Diabetes Nurse to help you along ... :hug:

RUTH ~ glad things are getting back on track again; I love to buy baby spinach, freeze it, and slice the frozen leaves into sauces and soups. I planted some in my garden along with swiss chard and my salad garden and in less than a week, it has already sprouted ... awesome!

MR. Z ~ that story about your DAD was so funny; not haha funny, but very interesting ... becuz my DH does the exact same thing all the time (my DH has memory issues too). He will also make a new cup of coffee and leave it on the table; his other favorite place is the microwave ... :lol: I often go hunting for him to tell him that he left his coffee, but he has already gone somewhere, so I save it for him as I hate to throw away that many coffees. BTW ... congrats on the good reports. :D

:flame: Another scorcher :flame: for us today -- up to 95 F today; haven't seen temps like this too often ... hope this changes soon. They are calling for some :rain: tonight; hope we get it to cool things down. Our young neighbour came over and helped DH put our other air conditioner in our front door and that is helping a lot.

Did some gardening in the early AM; good exercise for sure. We have some more flowers blooming and coming up. DH started the front beds again, as they had grown over from lack of use over the years (the last tenants weren't into gardening). Am thinking of some Irises or bush flowers of some type; will have to go hunting and see what I can find.

Hope you all have a great week ... Rosebud :flow1:

oldwriter
05-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Just counting cals and carbs-need reality check. Sugars are better.:)

Ellen
05-25-2010, 01:44 PM
Hello! Its been ages and ages since I stopped in. Lots has happened to me in the past six months and I thought I would stop by and share. :)

I got diagnosed with sleep apnea and I now use a cpap machine. It has really helped me. I no longer feel like I am suffocating in my sleep, but the best thing is it seems to be helping heal my metabolism. I have actually lost about 15 pounds, which is tremendous for me!

I ran into a type 1 diabetic at Whole Foods one day a few months ago, and she recommended a book to me called Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes. I was skeptical, but thought, I have tried everything else, why not this? I gave it three months.... I have been astounded! The diet is a very low fat vegan diet. It works! I am almost off my evening insulin, my glimiperide dose is half was it was, and my morning blood sugars are in the normal range for the first time in three or four years! I feel good and I am losing weight effortlessly! I love it! At first it was hard to give up cheese, milk, meat, eggs...but its not at all hard now. I can even eat brown rice and not see morning bg levels over 200!

I hope to stop in more often. :wave:

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-25-2010, 06:07 PM
:welcome: CAROL ~ come back often; we'll try to help you as best we can ... :hug:


HI ELLEN ~ so nice to see you back here again! You know I was just reading about someone else in another forum who said a similar thing as you. Wonder why that is so? All this time they keep telling us it's the sugars and starches and that's that! Now I am hearing people say that they are on a low-fat vegetarian or vegan plan and their sugars are getting better. Wonder if it has something to do with our varied systems ... :shrug:


Well, it's :hot: out there again today, but just a bit less than yesterday; we'll find out the true tempurature later on. They are stilling calling for thunderstorms, but they didn't show last night. DH just came in and said it's still pretty bad out there. WE have 2 air conditioners going right now. Had to go out to an appt today but by the time we got back the humidity had lifted a bit. Got in a bit of walking via shopping for healthy foods, lots of veggies today ...

Have a great week everyone ... and stay :cool: ... Rosebud :flow1:

fatmad
05-26-2010, 08:21 AM
Funny how a cheat day sometimes help, I ate quite a few carbs on Sunday, and spiked a bit, and got back to low carb since, and another pound just shed off after about 10 days of no movement on the scale.
I took some skirts in to be taken in!. They are favs that I got when I was in Scotland last year, colours and styles that I really like, so I couldn't just replace them, as I have seen nothing like that here.
I wear skirts for work since I see so many Old Order Mennonite and Amish women, but I like a little flounce in my skirt! Its hard to find.

I think it is so interesting that Ellen has found a very different diet from mine and found it quite helpful, just as I find that low carb is the only thing that truly is working for me, though I didn't go to low fat vegan.
I eat vegan for about a year as a young woman, but had some neuropathy developing. I don't think it was a low fat diet either. I ate a lot of nuts and seeds back then.

Enjoy the heat wave everyone! keep cool!

Casandra
05-27-2010, 09:24 AM
Yup, I had a terrible off week. Probably ToM related, but today was back under 9 in the morning from a 10.4 last night. Happy days :)

My mom sent me a care-package of 100-calorie packs lol I have discovered and fallen in love with Lorna Doon Shortbread. :(

Ruthxxx
05-28-2010, 06:51 AM
:wave: BGL fine, weight the same and I'm waaaaay too busy. I intend to schedule relaxing time today and over the weekend.

fatmad
05-28-2010, 10:07 AM
Have a weekend off and its already full of good stuff. Had a nice massage last night, but am a little soar from it. Going to walk a bit and do some other errands, as well as go out tonight.
have a good weekend everyone

diabetic z
05-28-2010, 04:01 PM
:hot: Low 90's today. Not the best weather to mow the lawn, but it's suppose to rain tomorrow and it needed to be cut before the family get together this weekend. All the pets got hosed down today since it was so hot outside, even the cat. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Casandra
05-28-2010, 05:36 PM
Well, today was a temptation filled day! I am totally addicted to Lorna Doon Shortbread and today I had my first cheese-it in over 3 years!!! :D

We just had our 10 month old Pomeranian neutered, he's been such a joy to raise so far, I hope this doesn't alter him too much! lol

Blood sugars still running slightly high (8-11), but am so happy they are back down in these figures from the high teens and low twenties just a few short months ago. Slowly bringing them down now :)

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-28-2010, 07:17 PM
:wave: Well, we finally got those :rain: storms -- lots of lightening and thunderboomies so I had to shut my PC down the last 2 days. Today, the temps are much nicer in the high 70's right now but that is OK with me. I find 80 F or under is bearable; it's when it goes into the 90's with the humidity that really bothers me. Thank goodness for our portable air conditioner which is also a DE-Humidifier.

CASANDRA ~ I have to watch those 100 cal packs and the bars; if they are too yummy, I may eat them too quickly. I found some Fiber Bars that are good tasting but not so much that I will eat more than one at a time. Those ones with the peanut butter crunch and chocolate do me in ... ;)

Went to the docs this aft and he is still bugging me about getting WLS; I guess we will just have to play this cat & mouse game back and forth ... :lol: he bugs and I say that I will think about it and around and around we go ... :D

I weighed myself before I left even though it was later in the day and I have lost 2 lbs, but will check that tomorrow AM and see what the difference is with the time of day. Usually, I weigh myself in the early AM before eating anything; but hey, I will take those 2 lbs for now -- that means to me, that my previous loss was a stable one ... :carrot:

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend; it's the last weekend of May before all the buggies start to come out. Right now, some black flies are out and so it's not good to be out in the early evening unless there is a nice wind. Later on in the late evening they disappear into the grass for the night.

Take care ... Rosebud :flow1:

fatmad
05-29-2010, 09:56 AM
we had our long weekend last weekend, but I think our american friends are celebrating this weekend. Have a nice holiday folks. The weather is amazing even though we had a little storm run through last night, nothing serious. Will be gardening the rest of the weekend and plan to see a movie tonight.

BY the way, last night had more carbs than usual. (a couple of light, low carb beers, and some dry cider, as well as some nachos with my chicken wings) and my bs was 4.9 before bed! 4.3 this am. was quite surprised. Thought I would be spiking. Didn't bother to check the scale, I will be good for a few days before doing a weight check again. Goal to get under 170 in June. THe weight loss has been slow, even without cheating, so am under no illusions about it going off faster.
happy sunshine friends

diabetic z
05-29-2010, 02:15 PM
I don't know why I didn't post these pictures earlier, but these are the photos of my relay team during the Colfax Marathon relay. I'm the one with the blue futbol (soccer) socks. :running:

http://picasaweb.google.com/106791335154411749748

Casandra
05-29-2010, 05:41 PM
I am going to need some super strong vibes for tomorrow. It's my birthday celebration with my in-laws and they've requested I bring the most unruly of my two dogs along with :( He gets extremely car-sick and has no real "manners", very excitable etc. Mostly DH's fault as he spoils the dogs completely rotten! :P

I'm going to have to put my foot down and say no.

Blood sugar today has been ok, I had a Dawn Phenom (didn't get enough carbs last night in my snack). Had a massive number this morning, 18.3 so I settled in to get it down straight away and had to skip breakfast.

I did end up getting more normal in time for lunch, so I thoroughly enjoyed my sandwich and carrot sticks! :D

^____^ Wish me luck tomorrow!

diabetic z
05-30-2010, 12:39 AM
Casandra, since you asked so nicely, here you go. :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes

Let's hope that will do. Oh, and... :bday2you:.

maryea
05-30-2010, 01:21 AM
I don't know whether I have posted to this forum before. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am doing pretty well. Went to a buffet today with a group and know I probably got way more carb than I should have but surprisingly two hours later my bs was only 135! I am on Metformin and have been for about a year though. Usually as long as I am careful with my eating, the only time I am high is in the morning but I was surprised after eating at a buffet that I did so well. My dh and I are both diabetics and our A1Cs are almost always the same, however he doesn't even count his carbs...I have to count everything! And he is allowed more carbs than me.

diabetic z
05-30-2010, 10:35 AM
Howdy, maryea. :wave:

I'm a type 2, too. While I'm not on any diabetic meds (knock on wood), I am a low carber. Counting carbs is a daily ritual for me. Chinese buffets are my weakness. I can manage to stay away from the carby no-nos (rice, noodles, etc...) but I will almost always go over on my calorie allotment for the day. Some of those sauces are just so yummy. :drool:

So glad you found our neck of the woods in 3FC. Again, welcome.

Casandra
05-30-2010, 04:44 PM
Thanks Z! :)

Well, today wasn't so bad, tested my BSL after my big sunday roast lunch and after two hours it was at 11.1, so pretty decent. Unfortunately, after cake and dinner tonight, it is now 16.9 so not so great!! :(

*sigh sigh* I just need to test more and start bumping up my metformin. I hate being insulin resistant!! Ah, well lol I'm trying to get it back down to single digits before I go to bed tonight! :)

fatmad
05-30-2010, 09:44 PM
Happy BIrthday Cassandra, I know you plan for a great year.
Have had a good weekend, but had big carb days both friday and saturday, so got back on track today. Gonna be really careful for the next couple of weeks.
But I got outside a lot and did some gardening and walking.
have a good monday everyone

oldwriter
05-31-2010, 02:46 PM
Hi,:)
My Zumba Fitness DVD is due in tomorrow.:carrot: I'm really looking forward to it.:D
It will take time to get used to the movements but hope to have much more energy soon. I suppect my new BP pill is making me sluggish-already slow enough. :?:
I think I can do this withoujt hurting my upper abdominal hernia. Beleive me-I'll know what not to do fast.:dizzy:

I can't take the heat. Does anyone know what happens when they tell you not to be in direct or indirect light for too long with your meds? I don't see it mentioned in the details and I have several meds like this. :?:

Since I'm so big it's really hard to be in the heat. I also have asthma & sleep apnia.

OOOH, I found a 2 piece (bra type top and boy cut bottom) yellow checked Jenson swimsuit that I bought 40 years ago when I weighed 130. I had weighed 167 before. Oh if I had know then-:o :)

fatmad
06-01-2010, 06:30 AM
I don't know why I didn't post these pictures earlier, but these are the photos of my relay team during the Colfax Marathon relay. I'm the one with the blue futbol (soccer) socks. :running:

Way to go, the pics are great. Good for you. Did you train a lot? I am not anywhere near fit enough for that!
:carrot: