Thursday, October 28, 2010
(It is still Wednesday for me). I met my friend for lunch today before an appointment downtown. Neither of us have the money to go out to eat anywhere, so I made the lunch for us. I know that he and his wife like Indian food a lot, so I made the Butter Chicken recipe that SparkPeople had. My friend claims he can't eat anything with yogurt in it, but he really liked that Butter Chicken and had two large helpings. I also made brown rice to eat it over and asparagus. I know I went over in everything today, but it was good. I am going to have to try more of the recipes from the site and from some of the lower carb and diabetes cookbooks I have.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
This was somewhat like I figured it would be, but she didn't look at my files before recommending some things, like upping my carbs and eating more starchy foods. However, even after she found out I have diabetes she still recommended adding more carbs. She did look at what I wrote down that I have been eating the last couple of weeks, which is in the range of calories that Spark People recommends. She recommends that I raise my minimum to 1400 and do more walking (that hasn't been going on much since I have had a cold for the last month and a half and can't breathe when I am walking, but I will try to do more). Other than that, she just said not to skip meals and gave me some papers and a pedometer. I hope the new one works.
I did go to the Cancer Resource Center to see when the Nutrition classes are going to be there (I think Lisa comes up with more than the hospital dietitians) and got the schedule and the schedule for the Spa days this fall. The next one is a week from today and October's is the day I have my port flush next. They have Reiki, massage, sometimes manicures and different crafts that can be done. It is all for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers and for free. The nutrition classes are to help through cancer treatments and recovery and to keep it at bay after treatments.
Monday, August 30, 2010
I have never been an outspoken person and wouldn't have any idea how to share my faith with others, but lately I have been questioning why I believe the way I do. Last night I got to remembering things that have gone on. The complete feeling of peace when I have been told that everything is going to be all right. That happened when my parents were driving home in a really bad snow storm, when I was about to have major surgery for cancer, and after I got home from the hospital after that surgery. I got that same feeling when I got my horse so many years ago and she didn't pass the vet check. I knew she would not have the problems they said she would. I also had always gotten the wrong number until after the deadline to return her and then, dialing the same number, got the person I bought her from.
A few months after my surgery I found out that one of my dogs had two large tumors and only two months to live. Prayers went up then and the thought that I would take him by my vet here (he was being fostered at the time) and see what they could do for him. The tumors were gone when we got there. It is four years later and he is healthy and happy as long as his brother stays out of his way.
The main thing I remembered so clearly last night was how I learned a lady from our church had passed away. Not from a human telling me, but through a song on the radio. I can't remember the name, but it talks about don't cry for me when I die because I will be in Heaven with Jesus and walking hand in hand with grand--daddy. I knew why I was hearing it. That was confirmed when the pastor told of her passing.
I don't know the reason all those memories came back. Maybe it was to reassure me as to why I believe. There are so many things in this world that one cannot figure our, and so many questions asked. I think I needed to remember those things and I need to keep them in my mind. Maybe, also, the memories that give me the reasons for my beliefs will help with my weight loss battle. To trust in the Lord to help me through.
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