Low Carb Dinner, yum!
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 scram... Read more
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 met... Read more
New Year's is postponed!
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 ... Read more
I cooked salmon, and it tasted great!
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 instructi... Read more
Jet Lag and a Cold
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, cr... Read more
I went to the doctor because my sugars are still elevated. The good news is that they are not in the danger zone. She upped my meds, but I'm supposed to wait until Monday. I did find out that the recommended amount of carbs I'm supposed to be ea... Read more
Doctor's Visit tomorrow
So my morning glucose levels are still above the recommended range every morning. They vary throughout the day, but whether I eat too much or too little the day before, whether I exercise or not, they are high the next morning, and I can't possi... Read more
Early Morning Leg Cramp
A terrible leg cramp ripped me out of my dreams at 6 a.m. I haven't had one of those in months. I wonder if it's because I've eaten less fruits, veggies, and milk products in the last week because my stomach got upset so easily. Any ideas what c... Read more
Virtual Trip Down the Rhine - Who's Coming Along?
For the new year, I've decided to go on a virtual trip. I've looked at the hike across America groups, but here's the thing: I like to swim! And even though it's virtual, I have a hard time picturing myself swimming across the Rockies. So I've d... Read more
My overall attitude is getting better. After only eating small amounts of food due to the nausea, I was ravenous today and had a footlong meatball marinara at Subway. I felt a little guilty afterwards and then laughed at myself; sure, it was too... Read more
Metformin - My New Best Friend?
This new friendship started with a few bumps. First, the new medicine did not bring my sugars down enough, and the doctor authorized me doubling the dosage a few days ahead of schedule, from 500 mg to 1000 mg, since I had not had any gastrointes... Read more
Everything Out of Balance - For the Moment
Ironically, the very thing that is supposed to help me be healthier is messing me up. The doctor put me on the lowest dose of metformin, in addition to the Actos I've been taking, but without the previous drug, glimeperide, in an attempt to make... Read more
Bad Music in Church
So I went to church today. I haven't gone as often as I should, but with my newfound energy, I really felt like it. Advent has been my favorite season since I was little; I always loved the lights, songs, and sense of anticipation. When I was a ... Read more
Nature Walk + La Posada = Fun Exercise
I decided to walk around the lake behind the apartments today, and this time, I took the camera. My morning walk also doubled as a birding session. I saw hawks, gulls, sparrows, juncos, robins, and several northern flickers.
Annoyed with the Doctor's Office
So my A1c is 7.7, which means my average blood sugar is too high. I got the result via the health insurance's website almost a week ago, and I knew that was a problem; I've been tracking my diet and blood sugar much more carefully for the last 2... Read more
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