Friday, March 22, 2013
After spending two days in a row with MIL, I've sat down with my husband to talk about diabetes care. I've gone no grains in a bid to get things under control. I hate that one slip back to having grains or even too starchy vegetables and my numbers show it. I'm working really hard though to try and control things through diet and exercise alone. Plus some supplements like cinnamon.
My husband, on the other hand has pretty bad control despite being on hypoglycemics and insulin. He has a stressful job and doesn't eat when or what he is supposed to eat. I cook a no grain healthy breakfast for him and have no grains options at dinner. He often reaches for the grains I have out for the kids. And I know he has a stash of cookies and candy down in his office. But . . . he's an adult. I did tell him though that I would hate for him to have the consequences his mom has from her poor choices. Ironically, both my husband and his mom are/were nurses.
But we can only work on ourselves, right? Today I did make bad choices at lunch. I was in the middle of helping my ILs move to their new smaller house and we stopped at McDonalds. I chose one of those snack wraps and stole a few of my kid's fries. For a snack later, I chose uber healthy snacks - some sesame flavored seaweed wafers (really, really yummy, actually!), some raw pumpkin seeds and soy nuts. Dinner was a turkey bean chili with some sharp cheddar cheese melted on top. I'm going to Zumba in about fifteen minutes.