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Low Carb Dinner, yum!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Met some colleagues at starbucks, misread nutrition info before going, then realized that there were way too many carbs in the banana nut bread - after I ate it and was entering it into the SP app.
So a low carb dinner was on the menu. I scrambled 3 eggs (Eggland's Best) with some spinach leaves and a slice of provolone, squirted some Heinz reduced sugar ketchup over the whole thing, and ate it. It was awesome! And only 7 carbs. Low carb eating can be very yummy.

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PYNETREE 1/15/2013 9:19AM

    You ate Smart , and saved a day that could easily been way over...and it sounds like you did it deliciously! emoticon Good for you!

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MOVEITMARY 1/14/2013 10:35PM

    Good for you, for sticking to your plan!

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MARIAJESTRADA 1/14/2013 8:56PM

    My battle is with fat grams. But, when I was pregnant I had gestational diabetes, and I had to diet and take shots. It sucked. After a few days, I got tired of eating raw salsa and the free foods on the list like raw zucchini, which I ate with the raw salsa. The nutritionist would tell me my calorie count was above average, and I'm sure it was, but I was always hungry. You hang in there and keep being creative in the kitchen! emoticon

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/14/2013 8:26PM

    Sounds yummy to me! I often make eggs Florentine! emoticon

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YA_YAYA 1/14/2013 8:16PM

    That actually sounds pretty good, minus the ketchup. My boyfriend says that eggs don't taste good without ketchup but I am the opposite. I love them without it. :)

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Keep up the good work:)

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Diabetes Blues

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Lost 8 pounds since starting to log food on SP in November, so that's a good thing. All blood readings (cholesterol etc.) are normal, so that's something to be proud of. But my glucose levels have been way too high. The doctor switched me to metformin, and other than bouts of nausea, I haven't seen much of a difference. I know I need to be patient and wait for the meds to fully kick in (the nausea is already getting better), and I need to exercise daily and limit my carb intake to get a true reading of what is really going on in my body. Until then, my doctor and I won't have enough data to make decisions about further treatment. I know it's a marathon and not a sprint, blablabla. But tonight is one of those rare nights when I can't get to sleep because I'm worried about my health.

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MPETERSON2311 1/13/2013 5:24PM

    emoticon on the weight loss! I hope you blood sugars work themselves out soon. You are DOING SO WELL!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/13/2013 3:36PM

    Nights are difficult. I suggest reading inspirational stories or devotions to give your mind a mini-vacation. You have accomplished much. As you are doing the best you can remind yourself of that.

(((gentle hugs)))

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MOVEITMARY 1/13/2013 10:10AM

    I understand. Most of the time it's enough to know that you are working towards health, but once in a while Worry Mind takes over in the middle of the night. I hate that too

Hang in there and just take one day at a time.

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PATSYB7 1/13/2013 7:29AM

    You're on the right path--keep Sparking! emoticon

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New Year's is postponed!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

So much for new year's resolutions. I'm having a terrible cold I can't seem to shake, and the metformin continues to make me nauseous. So, I have officially postponed anything that has to do with my new year's resolutions and projects until I'm well. The new year might not start for another week or two!

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MOVEITMARY 1/8/2013 11:08PM

    You can start on Chinese New Year ;)

Take care.

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I cooked salmon, and it tasted great!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Project Healthy Home Cooking is well under way. I bought some Atlantic salmon fillets at the grocery store yesterday, and I decided to make some today. I've had it at restaurants, but never made it myself. So I surfed the web for basic instructions and merged them together.
This is what I did: While the oven was preheating to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, I buttered some aluminum foil (with canola margarine), put the fillet on top, buttered that, and sprinkled pepper, garlic powder, and thyme on it. Then I wrapped the whole thing up to make an aluminum foil packet, stuck it in the oven, baked it in the oven for 20 min, and heated up some Picd Sweet creamed spinach in the microwave.
The fish came out perfectly, and I enjoyed a yummy, healthy, low carb meal after less than half an hour. I'm ready to try more recipes!

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GREENGENES 1/6/2013 9:41PM

    Good for you! Sounds delicious.

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CSAGIRL 1/6/2013 8:10PM

    Good for you! Congratulations on your success in Project Healthy Home Cooking! I like to bake salmon in a nice mixture of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and orange juice. Gives it a nice flavor and keeps it moist.

Keep up the great work! emoticon

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MPETERSON2311 1/6/2013 4:20PM

    mmm salmon! that sounds marvelous! makes ya feel healthy afterwards too! emoticon emoticon

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Jet Lag and a Cold

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Jet lag will do funny things to you, especially in combination with a cold. After being awake for 28 hours (not counting airplane naps), I slept all day yesterday and only woke up to take more cold medicine and my other meds. I had some soup, crackers, and oatmeal, in combination with liters of tea, but it really wasn't much.
I woke up at 2 a.m., bright eyed and bushy-tailed, with my cold much better. Around 5 a.m., I started craving mac and cheese with ground beef and pork and beans, and luckily, I had all that at hand; my kitchen was pretty much depleted of anything else, since I had used all the fresh foods up before my trip. Along with a can of pepsi max and some low sugar ketchup, it made a great feast - the most unusual breakfast I ever had, but then it was lunch time in Germany, so no wonder my body was ready for it.
I ate all the beef and beans and about half a box of mac and cheese, and I don't feel one bit guilty about it. After all, I ate very little the last few days.
I felt so good afterwards that I started cleaning out the kitchen cabinets, made a shopping list, and planned all the chores I need to do in the next couple of months. I guess the new year is off to a good start after all.

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KATI5668 1/6/2013 1:28PM

    sounds like a great way to start the day after days of starvation!

I still say..listen to your body will tell you what it long as it isn't screaming Cheesecake ..that is!!

Take care...get well & let's just make this one year of continuous....

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MOVEITMARY 1/5/2013 11:24AM

    Glad you are starting to feel better! Traveling can be rough on the body. Take care.

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PYNETREE 1/5/2013 9:25AM

    Ha-ha....hope you continue to feel better...and that your body adjusts itself to the time zone you are living in!

p.s. Drink Lots of water after all that Beef N'Beans, Mac & Cheese Breakfast..get that sodium out of your system.

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