Friday, June 21, 2013
Well it is time! I needed a new outlook and commitment.
After spending the past 3 weeks in horrible, debilitating pain (6 days in hospital) it gave me the jump-start I needed to re-evaluate my nutrition priorities. The prednisone and insulin is a huge factor in careful monitoring of my carbs and calories. When I got my first dose the pain eased and then my glucose levels sky-rocketed to over 400.
The doctor ran a myriad of tests and blood work and still no absolute picture of what is going on other than it is some sort of inflammatory disease. Possible for Drug Induced Lupus. I see a rhuematologist late August.
It has been a horrible 3 weeks. But currently I am able to move with very little pain. Bare with me while I mainly track my foods. At some later time I will come back in earnest as long as my hands allow. (right now I am able to use my iPod app which has Siri so I don't have to type.)
Thank you for your patience
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Yesterday when I came back from Horseshoe Casino with my sister I was lurking in my freezer for something chocolate but not too sweet. I was wanting something I normally do not eat, EVER! A brownie sundae. You know the ones you get at the restaurant or Dairy Queen. The ones that send my blood sugars spiraling out of control and leaving me craving more sweets. Well I came upon a solution for that...I took out a cup of Healthy Choice frozen Greek yogurt (vanilla bean), let it thaw just a bit to soften it up and warmed a Vitalicious VitaBrownie in a glass custard cup then spooned the frozen yogurt on top. Yum,Yum, Yum. It was not overly sweet, so it did not trigger my sweet cravings, yet sweet enough to satisfy. I felt like I had cheated!
All total it was only 200 mouthwatering calories, 10 g. fat ( a little high, but not nearly as high as the original) 40 carbs, 5 g. protein, and 11 whopping g. of Fiber. I bet the original has nearly no fiber. The brownie alone is also loaded with other fabulous vitamins like 50 % of Vitamins A,C,D,E, iron, Zinc and 20% calcium.
Now I have a weapon when I go somewhere for a birthday party and what not.
Well that is it for now, I have a major sinus headache and having trouble forming thoughts... so ta,ta for now
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
How horrible, what a disaster, OMG what did I do?
Over the weekend I started to slip and slide, before you know it I was in a full avalanche! My diligence went out the window and into the cupcakes and brownies and full list of other no-no's. Fewer and fewer veggies, more and more carbs. What a train wreck!
Yesterday started off well. I prepared saute' veggies, small amount of sweet potato and white potato cubes with pan-seared chicken breast with a light garlic and mushroom sauce. So what happened? I let myself get too hungry and my appetite became insatiable and I was tired. It was not pretty!
Why, you ask, did I do it? Too much temptation too soon and not paying attention. 1) A birthday party that I made the special cupcakes (Hello Kitty), Sloppy Jo's, (although I did bring a veggie tray to help with my temptation demons and did pass on the chips) and 2) the brownie cake balls I baked with dreams of making cake pops for my little cherubs for Valentine's Day...that went down the drain last night / early morning when I ate nearly ALL 36 of them without thinking. Hey me thinks me has a clue...WITHOUT THINKING.
I dread tomorrow when those darn brownies jump onto my scale. The weight I had worked so hard for will be down the tubes and for WHAT?? Some brownies that I really did not savor? For the fat slicked biscuits that I consumed and did not enjoy after the first one? For the sweet potato drowning in butter?? Oh, woe is me, what have I done?
Well whatever I have done, I need to un-do and press on!
Here is my answer to my food demons..."Resistance is futile" I will conquer them one day at a time!!
Friday, February 08, 2013
Hey I didn't know I could do it, but, do it I did...I went 7 entire days without going over my daily calorie limit.
It has been a long time coming, but I did it!!!
I feel better, I have lost some weight, and hey - my husband joined in. Life is sweet.
Now if I could only complete a streak of going to bed before 6 am...oh well, that is a challenge for another day
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