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.
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.
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!
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!
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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