SLIMLILA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SLIMLILA SLIMLILA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319593 Well, no more snow, just watching it melt... gone down at least a foot and a half as measured against my fence. <BR> <BR> Got a call from an 86 y.o. from my book club asking if I would take her to an eye doc appt. So, I took her to my Bible study first and then we went there. I showed her the "knitted Knockers" I am knitting and she is going to start knitting them too. (for breast cancer survivors to use rather than those prostheses which cost about $350 and are hot and heavy and uncomfort... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:45:11 EST Round 3 - practice makes perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317132 Yes, I can count another 30 min of cardio spent snow shovelling again... they say on tv we have had 158 cm of snow so far this month (or is it this winter) - guess I wasn;t listening that close. <BR> I learned my lesson the other day, I make sure I eat breakfast before I go out. Sinus headache is gone, but bit of a runny nose still, so had another hot echinacea <BR> <BR> B - eggs-n-0ats <BR> snk - 2 tbsp hemp hearts <BR> L - imitation crab, maio, toppables crackers, yogurt, cranberries <BR>... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:07:07 EST And once more.... for practice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316748 well not 80 min. shovelling, but there was another 30 min. cleanup from the plow before we went into the city for dh's eye doc and my massage. I made a mistake in staying at his appt with him and by the time I ate my cool chick salad, which I had planned and brought with me, it was already 1:30, so too longer between meals considering I shovelled too. So, the helpful receptionist brought me chocolate, cuz i did feel shakey. kind of felt that way til after I had a good supper... <BR> and mo... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:16:46 EST OH yes I did! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316234 I did 80 min of cardio today in the form of snow shovelling... yes, when you get 60 cm you can count it as your exercise for the day... and the plow has been by several times since, so I know there will be lots more snow out there to shovel in the a.m. before we go for appts... luckily, mine is for a massage, I daresay I am going to need it. <BR> <BR> I also had a low blood sugar today. It was supper time and I felt the shakes coming in and I was halfway thru making supper, so I ate some co... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:45:48 EST Sunday - made fairly wise choices at church lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315104 Well, I had to go to an event at 1pm and had taken a Protein Bar w/ me in case there weren't suitable foods available at church lunch. But, it wasn't bad, some turkey, ham, cheese, a small heart-shaped sandwich, tea, and a coconut square... that was the no-no! <BR> <BR> But, I did Walk & Kick before I went to church. <BR> Still nursing this flu thingie... dull sinus headache and b.s. was 8.3 this a.m. but 6.9 prior to supper. Went treasure hunting at Value Village...got a few little thin... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:52:57 EST Saturday on a cold winter day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314663 b.s. was down to 6.7 this a.m. when I woke at 8:30 and I dozed off again and at 10, it was 9.5 <BR> <BR> Read Nicholas Sparks, "Two by Two", did dishes, didn't cook supper, have just about all the salad dishes etc. used up, except the Texas Caviar <BR> <BR> Drinking my echinacea.... lazy day.. too cold to go out Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:49:08 EST 10.5 today and I don't know why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313903 Since I am new to insulin, I feel I need to still be measuring my b.s. at least daily, maybe not the 7 times a day I was doing it at the beginning, though my numbers were a lot better when I was keeping such close track. I still think this has to do a bit with the 'sniffles" because I didn't do anything wild or crazy last nite at all. I exercised for 40 min. Even mindfully ate... had an English muffin, calculated what it would be with PBJ and limited it to 1/2 a muffin... I am doing the ri... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:34:38 EST 10.3 - something is definitely going on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313384 This is getting annoying.... I had salad twice yesterday and stir fry veggies for supper, I did have some dark chocolate, but with all that shovelling yd, it shouldnt' have been anything... this really has to have something to do with holding this flu at bay.... glad I see the dietician next Tuesday... <BR> No shovelling td, storm won't arrive till overnite I guess. <BR> <BR> B - egg foo yung, homemade with all healthy stuff, and lo carb, strawberries and yogurt <BR> L - salad <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:45:03 EST More snow shovelling... and a big storm coming tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313136 Well so far this winter, it's been easy, but now this is shovelling 3 times in 3 days and big storm due tm. It took me 45 to shovel out today, and it was freezing drizzle, so after only 10 min, I had to come in and get a dry coat. When I finished I had to strip off ski pants and mitts etc. and put it all in the dryer. <BR> <BR> I had gone to do the front... where it's only for the postal worker's delivery when I was shovelling when a plow came by. He turned toward me and I backed up and h... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 23:26:50 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312591 This really has to be a low grade fever raising my blood sugar, the numbers are just out of whack and despite how hard I am working, nothing positive seems to be happening. But then again, I am expecting perfection. Someone commented that it took months for their numbers to go down . I guess mine went down perfectly right away and now they are levelled out and doing weird things. My body is just trying to prove to me that I am no longer the one in control. <BR> <BR> Ok I am just blathe... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 23:01:38 EST 7.7 today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311676 still decent, but not sure why it would be up, had healthy snack, exercised, even went to bed early...woohoo. I guess diabetes is just unpredictable. <BR> <BR> This is 12 weeks now I have been on insulin, watching and tracking food and exercising at least 5 times a week, and still no weight loss. But, have to keep my spirits up with the info that Insulin is a weight-gaining hormone and most people who start on it do gain some weight. So technically, I am still within 4 lbs, went up 2 high... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:38:45 EST And today.... 6.0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311314 Which, yes, I am tickled pink about this b.s. and it is as it should be. Planning on a WATP later. <BR> <BR> B - cheerios multigrain w bran buds, skim milk and Mocha Latte <BR> L - at church, ham and turkey and cheese cubes and devilled eggs and small sandwiches <BR> Snk - applesauce, <BR> Supper - homemade low GI Pork Schnitzel & cole slaw, baked potato chips, texas caviar, boiled carrots and parsnips <BR> <BR> Pleased to see there were so many choices at church lunch today, I didn't h... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 17:08:39 EST 11.1 - I have no idea why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310965 That was quite the shocker this a.m. and I have no idea why the b.s. was so high. I was almost going to take it twice cuz I didn't see how it could be that high. Then at about 3 hrs. later, I was 12.5.... Last nite's snack was all bran buds and yogurt. <BR> <BR> Today I made cole slaw, fruit cocktail s/f jello, texas caviar (black bean, corn & salsa & cumin) <BR> <BR> B - Microwave oat bran porridge <BR> L - pumpkin beef broth with frozen veggies, coconut cookie, fruit cocktail, turkey wei... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 23:31:34 EST OK back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310236 Yes, my b.s. was 7.4 today. Even pharmacist told me that is good and not to "stress" over the occasional 10, it will still happen. But, I know for a fact it was stress and NOT me messing up. <BR> <BR> Shopped for an hour and a half this am, got lots of good deals... We've cashed in $70 in free groceries with store reward program since Jan. 1 and I got us up to another free $20 with all the sales today. Shopped for my niece and got her at least 11 meat meals for $40...I'm good!!! <BR> <BR... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:37:41 EST Oops where did those 3 days go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309789 Well, Tuesday is a "go to town" day. I got myself a new top and some more wool....OCD or what...my treasure hunt at Value Village. <BR> Wednesday was supposed to be an African dance demo for Black History Month, but the presenter got the flu and it was cancelled. <BR> Thursday, had gotten email from my editor at nite. He called first thing and I had to spend 3 hrs. editing my article down from 1750 words to about 1000 words... sure is harder to edit than it is to write. I just hope I didn'... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 18:10:57 EST Monday - +6C and a good day for walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308125 I got called in to work for 2 hr this am. When I got home I called a friend who said she was going to call me, anyway, we got out for a walk at the dam. She's recovering from flu so it was only 2 laps. I was going to do another lap on my own, but the cold was getting into my back, so I changed my mind. As I was leaving there was a pig walking down the street... a fat, white, pot-bellied pig. I pulled the car over to another spot to try to take his picture, but he took off too quick...darn.... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:39:25 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307522 Well, was late this am cuz I couldn't sleep last nite. So, I had cheerios w/ bran buds and took my grapefruit with me to have at lunch, so I avoided all sweets there. <BR> Lunch - leftover Asian noodle salad <BR> Supper - put rice, can tomatoes, black beans, browned ground pork, mushrooms in rice cooker <BR> Snk - crab, peanuts, cheese, applesauce <BR> <BR> No exercise day. <BR> <BR> Walked around the stores Sun, 29 Jan 2017 22:33:35 EST Variety of exercise today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306988 I did the WATP Kickboxing today and then went dancing tonite. That would be a lot of calories an extra 595 I think they said. <BR> <BR> B - 1/2 bagel, PBJ. strawberries and yogurt <BR> L - Reuben sandwich, apple, S/F pudding <BR> S- Asian noodle salad (bk of KNorr pkg rcp - cole slaw mix, apple, green pepper, onion and peanut butter butter and apple cider vinegar) - with a maple marinated salmon <BR> Snk - blackberries, yogurt, bran buds Sat, 28 Jan 2017 23:18:25 EST Why do other exercises if not to burn calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306523 I did a 30 min. exercise ball workout today and I was sweating, but when I tried to track it, all I could come up with were 3 of Coach Nicole's to about that time and it came to a grand total of under 100??? What gives? I also did a Prevention Fit in 10 video and same, nearly no calories. <BR> <BR> my other diabetic friend brought 2 types of squares to knitting tonite, date squares because she knows how much I like them!! <BR> <BR> I guess WATP is really the best bang for my buck... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:37:59 EST Looks like April out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305807 That's cheering me up. I know it could snow tomorrow and that whole picture would change, but it sure looks good. Probably going to do a lot of damage in some way or another, ie. farmers etc. <BR> <BR> Took Buddy for his nail clip and it was so nice, we continued on our walk for awhile. Nice to walk outside on the sidewalk for a change. <BR> <BR> Book club was fun as usual. Not much else going on today. I did notice that a 25 min walk only burned 94 cal, but if I tracked a 30 min. WATP... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:23:59 EST Winter or what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305356 Strangest winter ever. we had heavy rain and high winds again today. I think it got up to +4C but it was too wet to go out to check. <BR> <BR> I had to do a story today as my editor emailed yd and told me I could have a story in the last copy of the paper before it closes, but it had to be done today. I had 2 ready but they were both too long, so I started at the beginning and made it only 1000 words. <BR> <BR> My skinny friend isn't working this year but gone back to school. She is pu... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:51:45 EST Yikes! Hated seeing a 10.0 on my diabetes meter this a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302451 Shock! So much for people who think all they have to do is add insulin and they will be all better. I ate bag of nuts and seeds last nite, healthy right? But, the numbers for my b.s. this a.m. didn't say so. Then I realized that I also ate these little nut and seed crackers all evening. It is so much the diet not the drugs or other stuff. Also, I had knitting club last nite and then I wanted to finish the hat I had started so knitting and Nashville it was last nite, instead of walking w... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:23:09 EST Well, 2 days in a row above 9, so maybe nurse wasn't right. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301914 But then again, it was a friend's birthday yd and her dh made the double decker carrot cake, so how could I refuse? And it was good., Then, though I went out dancing, after I don't know how many months, they were passing around fudge. But I think I will up the insulin dosage 1 unit tonite. <BR> <BR> So, today, read for a while, went on computer for awhile, did dishes, am going to make a slow cooker before I go to my massage... Nice new shiny bright snow, enough to be pretty, but not enough... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:14:53 EST Followed advice and a good surprise followed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300555 OK, i have to admit I was skeptical about the nurse's advice to cut my insulin back by 2 units, but guess what, I actually did what I was told yesterday. I cut it back and this a.m. my b,s, was 6.8. Quite a surprise. I didn't expect it at all, had a lousy short sleep cuz the new Call the Midwife started and we were watching that till almost 2:30!!! We went to town late yesterday and though I got myself a new top for free with my After Christmas Value Village gift card, we didnt' eat well.... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:49:47 EST Still worried, but saw professionals today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300014 Well, I still wonder, don't know why the low b.s. happened when I had done everything right. But I saw pharmacist, dietician and diabetic nurse today and told them all, nearly all of my diabetic team! The nurse suggested I cut back 2 units of my insulin but the other two were surprised and couldn't explain it either. So I guess what I learn from this is that diabetes is unpredictable and much as you try to do everything right, it still has a mind of its own, and you just have to be aware ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:06:37 EST Day after the scarey episode http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299151 I was still shakey till after I had lunch, and still a little fearful. At nite, I was afraid to do my exercise since I usually do them at time I took the low last nite. So instead I ate.....lots of cashews and some other stuff...duh? Not too smart, was I? <BR> <BR> But I do feel normal today so I did my WATP just before I had a bubble bath and made Rockin' Morrocan Stew for supper. Spent hours going through my recipes...woohoo. I have such good rcps... made a low GI lentil and chickpea s... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:55:25 EST Scarey low blood sugar episode http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298434 I didn't even realize this was happening. I had taken my insulin about 11:30 and shortly after, I tested and my b.s. was 8.4 which is about 150 in US readings. But I walked out to the kitchen and noticed I was dizzy, dismissed it. Then as I sat watching tv, I started sweating profusely, didn't even realize it at the time, my hair was soaked. I was getting nauseous and finding it really hot. I did NOT feel good. But I had just taken my b.s. barely half an hour before so I didn't even con... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:57:45 EST Changed disappointment into success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297685 Thank you all for your comments... I know how I could have done better...for some reason when I come home from being away for a while, I seem to need to eat for comfort and I didn't plan for that and I ate too much misc. stuff.. If I had had some snack things planned, I could have taken better care of that situation... something to work on for next time <BR> <BR> Today got up to +10C and I was anxious to go for a walk all day. I called a friend at 10am but she was fighting a cold, so I wait... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:14:06 EST This day needs to be planned. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296990 Short notice call to go work 11-1 today and then a 1:30 appt at the diabetic clinic and that took 2 hrs. so I got home at 5 to 4 and had to be in the city for 4:30. I stopped at home before my diabetic appt and had leftover chili, and then I made an egg salad on those puffed wheat bowls with a greek salad to take with me to my other meeting. <BR> Then on the way home there was a demo at the library so I stopped there and then at the grocery store for a few things.. gettign home at 9pm.. wo... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:19:45 EST Off to town, but NOT off my program! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295607 Well, if I tracked all my food, I had a pretty good day, I am about 100 cal under my "quota" but still old habits die heard, cuz I didn't even look at how I met my other goals. And that's before I do any exercise... My Resolution is to exercise 5 days a week, but I have a headache, an unusual ocurrence for me. but who knows maybe WATP would take away the headache?!? <BR> <BR> We went to town and stopped for supper. I got a deli bangers and gravy and baby potatoes that we shared between th... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:17:21 EST First day of mixed up week. -22 today and going up to +11 on Thurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294799 Well, no shovelling today, so I did the WATP Brisk Walk. <BR> I made a Kale and Couscous salad (posted to recipe calculator for anyone who wants to try it - it's awesome). Then I shared it with 3 nuns and my niece and her bf and we had it for supper too.... and it barely used a fraction of the kale. <BR> <BR> B - pizza eggs (pepperoni and cheese in scrambled eggs), blackberries <BR> L - black mapte beans with salsa, corn, onions, avacado <BR> Snk - jello S.F pudding, chai chocolate tea <B... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 18:44:14 EST Snow Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294127 Well, how excited I was to go out and shovel just wasn't normal...but I do enjoy shovelling, and when I posted it and found out for 55 min shovelling I had burned 524 cal.... I love it even more...well, except for the cold and nor'easter. <BR> <BR> B - sesame bagel with peanut butter, pepperoni, 2 plums <BR> L - hamburger slow cooker soup w/ barley, jello w/ pineapple and carrots <BR> S- fry-up with onions, mushrooms, peppers, pork tenderloin, potatoes, beets, <BR> Desert - yogurt, ricotta ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 20:20:57 EST Oh no, another off day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293581 I mindfully ate breakfast... realized I didn't want the top of my sub, so I threw it out and felt just as satisfied... <BR> <BR> Had a quick call to go to a Country Market, so I had some quick snacks and went. But, when I came home and we went to town, for 4 hrs... that threw me off completely. Swiss Chalet ended up being for supper, potato, bread and no veggies.... <BR> Been munching ever since I came home.... being off my plan really throws me. <BR> <BR> B - homemade open face sub, hot... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 00:08:15 EST Yes, that was over and done with and a much better day today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292940 Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance....wait, I think that is my motto.... and that was how today went, very well. I had my meals on time and stayed within my carb limits, I think anyway, still have to track my food. But it looks like today will be my No Exercise, its already 12:30... too late <BR> <BR> Went to the library this a.m. and took some more pics for my article, now just have to figure out how to take the pics from the cell to make them a .jpeg I can send to the editor. Spen... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 23:41:03 EST Oh oh! First pig-out since starting back in November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292260 and I know why.... I had book club this afternoon at 2pm when I should have been having a planned lunch, so that was off plan, and then I got the research info I needed at library and stayed there taking notes and didn't get home till over an hour after my scheduled meal time. All I had to have done, was ask them to hold the file and gone back later or tomorrow.... so that through everything off and I munched all nite... my supper wasn't balanced and I guess I was looking for balance all nit... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 23:00:14 EST WEds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291490 Worked for 2 hrs. at jr. high caf today, got soaked walking to car in the parking lot afterwards and had to go home and get dry pants... heavy winds and rain in Jan... weird winter... <BR> <BR> b.s. was 4.7 this a.m..(probably had something to do with the glass of wine last nite but I have been told that is too low for the mornings, will have to keep an eye on it) .Still wish I knew how to compare American and Cdn. glucose numbers. I have my diabetes appt. on Jan. 18 so maybe I will get so... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 21:40:00 EST 550 Slo cooker diabetic recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290279 Well, at first look it didn't seem like there was really too much in this book, but last nite's supper was awesome and I will make it again. Today, I already have Orange Chicken with Sweet Potatoes set to go, so pretty that up with some cauliflower and broccoli and it will look very pretty on the plate and also be healthy.... And of course, best of all, I have all these ingredients in the house, just need to be using more of them and in the right combinations. <BR> <BR> B.s. this a.m. was 5... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 10:21:11 EST Reading The Secret Keeper for book club. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289973 I like that comment, temptation may knock on your door, but dont' invite it in for dinner... and then my friend stops by with a cranberry loaf she made and was sharing...she found it too sour, but I liked it... <BR> <BR> We did get out for a cool walk around the duck pond, so my calories are over by less than 100. <BR> But, my b.s. this am was 5.0???? this just isn't making any sense to me. Does exercising at nite just after I take my insulin, do that? <BR> <BR> Made a nice Greek salad,... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 23:10:53 EST New Year - New Temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288990 At church today, everyone must have had the same idea - get all the treats out of their house so they all showed up for lunch... for the past month, I have been pretty good about just having tea, but today, they had date squares.. first time the pastor ever made them...so I indulged <BR> <BR> Then for supper, I had processed butterfly shrimp and a small portion was 350 cal and 29 carbs,,, but I had 2.... they didnt' even taste that good, a good reason why you go for unbattered shrimp, they a... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 21:00:47 EST New Years Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288239 Happy New Years to all... I am home, making blueberry jam, trying to make some space in my freezer... I also have cranberry and blackberry jam, picked a lot of berries this summer...and I mix them in with a 35 cal yogurt. <BR> <BR> I've made a soup for tomorrow and some overnite oatmeal... my dd 4 provinces away is doing the same thing... <BR> <BR> b- multigrain cheerios, bran buds, skim milk <BR> snk - cheese square, vegetable juice <BR> L - 2 jumbo veggie dogs, yogurt and cranberries, pum... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:31:16 EST Friday Nite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287628 Well, today we were in the middle of hurricane force 100km winds and heavy rain (but no white stuff) and we only lost our power for 10 min, but there were actually up to 40,000 without power over the whole province. <BR> <BR> This afternoon I went to visit the 95y.o. lady from my book club. We were supposed to talk about libraries and what she knew about our library history. Instead, after 4 hrs, we had compared our teaching experiences, and lost of other misc. stuff, not a lot of library ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:13:17 EST Busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287079 Well, couldn't sleep last nite cuz I got an idea for my next newspaper, so finally at 2:30 did get up and go write up the idea. It's kinda about our local library, but anyone who reads my stuff knows, I often go off on a seque which takes a completely different direction. <BR> <BR> I got a bunch of good ideas down and then I really felt like I should call the 95 y.o. lady from my bookclub to see if I could go talk to her since she has lived in our town longer than anyone else I know. When... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:56:20 EST Value of Facebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286688 I am not a fan of FB, but I saw its power today. My friend lost her cell last week and her 2 dd's posted it was missing, and got 200 shares - and today she got a call someone had found her phone...WooHoo. <BR> <BR> Tonite we had a friend in and found our Family Album multimedia presentation I did with my grandmother and her old photos 20 years ago. I have a pic of my grandmother's grandfather and right up to my oldest 2 gd's... doesn't work as slick as it did back then, but we were still a... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:55:03 EST Where do the days go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285995 Well, we had Christmas dinner with my friend and her parents and last nite, we went out to friends for cheesecake. Well, a couple hours later, my b.s. was 17 and this a.m. my weight was up to 203.4.... Was that piece of cheesecake worth it? You bet it wasn't. So, why did I eat it? Because it was homemade and it was offered, and it wasn't even that good... but the old beliefs you gotta clean your plate... no, you don't.... and all your palate really requires is one mouthful. A friend visi... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:44:53 EST Seasons Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284978 Yes, variety is the spice of life... today I enjoyed some phone calls and a drop in visit and then went out to a Christmas Eve service. <BR> <BR> I have eaten all my meals and felt that I had eaten very well, but when I post my foods for the day, I haven't even eaten half of what I should?? <BR> <BR> B- Oatbran microwave porridge w/ banana <BR> L - Lentil Sweet Potato, Chick Pea Curry, 2 clementine oranges <BR> S. - codfish, Knorr pasta pesto, broccoli, cauliflower <BR> <BR> ??? well, gu... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 19:20:24 EST Friday, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284700 WEll did my favorite Leslie Sansone's video, the Kick Boxing... hard work and sweating like crazy but fun. <BR> <BR> Went to knitting club tonite, just the 3 of us but relaxing and sharing. <BR> <BR> I made a mistake and only gave myself 14 units of insulin last nite and I was up to 15, so my b.s. was 8.9 this a.m. Then tonite, Soleil the cat, was rubbing up to me looking for her supper and made me jerk the needle out of my leg before the insulin was finished, so I am not sure what will ha... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:02:36 EST Looking up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284162 I stopped and bought a salad last nite after coming from the Winter Solstice concert. That along with some imitation crab was my bedtime snack. I did up my insulin by a unit after having high b.s. 3 days in a row, but the scale and blood sugars both reflected my good choices this morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> I was so impressed last nite, they took up a collection at the concert last nite for a women's shelter and they raised $1429.60!!!!! Such generosity, obviously the Christmas spirit was pr... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:54:33 EST Hmm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283862 Well, b.s. is still up, I don't know why, i would have expected after last nite's snack to be down this am, but weight and b.s. were up...hmmm? <BR> <BR> Is it possible that not doing the exercise regularly will affect my b.s. this way? Rather than the twice a day I set myself up with to fail, I am down to every second day already? <BR> <BR> But I did write another column yesterday and it includes the books I got complimentary copies of at a book launch a few weeks ago. So, I called the... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:10:06 EST Strange occurence. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283056 Oops, where did yesterday go? I missed writing. <BR> But, today I had a text first thing telling me my latest column was in our local daily newspaper, I thought she made a mistake and it was the weekly paper delivered early, but it wasn't, I was published in the daily paper today...woohoo! What a high! I am sure I am being grossly underpaid for it, but it is a motivator and encourager for me, so I will persevere. <BR> <BR> Well, b.s. was way up today... 11.7, it didn't go above 8 for over... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:40:34 EST Heart Attack Symptoms for Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282275 My weight was down another 1/2 lb today, but m blood sugar was up over 8 - first time in 2 weeks... I guess my body has gotten used to this and is letting me knwo I need some more insulin. A friend's endocrinologist told her to have 2 day in a row highs before she increases her insulin. But this very definite pattern of my blood sugar doubling after breakfast, was broken today for the first time too???? <BR> <BR> Well, we went out and shovelled when the temp went up, between the two of us I... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 22:29:51 EST