Swimming and Spaghetti Sauce
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Well, ever since I started tracking my food a few days ago, my morning sugars have been lower. Nothing major, I'd still like to see them go down more, but from an average of 180 to around 150 is already good. My doctor said 150 and below is good, up to 180 after a meal, so I'm finally moving back into target ranges.
Today, I went swimming for half an hour, and my sugar was down to 89! Anything in the two digit range is a major achievement for me. I was so happy, I went to the grocery store and bought lots of healthy foods, and now I'm making my signature spaghetti sauce - slimmed down a bit by using no-salt-added tomato cans and low fat sour cream. I'll just make sure I watch the serving size when I pour it, that's when I get into trouble.
A colleague told me about Dream Fields Pasta, which miraculously has only a few carbs per serving; I bought some, and I'll try it out today, along with some salad. I'll invite my best friend over, and I'll just make him regular spaghetti. Everyone's happy.
I'm a pretty decent cook, but I haven't done much cooking lately. Once I get into it, I enjoy it, so I'm definitely going to try a lot of the Spark People recipes and use some of the low-carb/diabetes cookbooks that I've accumulated.