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The weather has made an about face here in Wisconsin the past couple of days. Brrrr! It was in the 30's last night and hubby and I are bringing in some plants today so they don't freeze in the next couple of nights. Hope we will be able to put them back out for a little while yet this fall but don't know.
Judy, those flannel sheets are sounding real good here, too! Enjoy your massage today!
Ann, checking out those sights on your way back home to co-host the caravan next year sounds like fun. Sounds like you are seeing some neat things.
Sweat pads, LOL! A friend recently shared with me that she uses Viva towels under her breasts and under her "apron". Says she would be lost without them and swears by Viva! That would probably work much better than Kleenex.
Louise, glad you are feeling better and hope you were awake for the kiddies today. Glad you also found a Dr who is listening to you and working with you. They are hard to find!
Jan, congrats on having your thyroid meds lowered. Mine were recently raised again.
Deb in MI, have you found a job yet or still looking? Maybe going to classes? Hope things are well.
Well, have to run to the PO and the library so better get going. Hope your days are going good.
"There is no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you'd make" Unknown
Beginning weight: 322
It is definitely getting cooler every day. (52*F/11*C) at 12 noon. Last night Hubby requested I start using the flannel sheets. He is the one who gets cold quicker than I do.
I have an appointment scheduled for a massage this afternoon. That will be nice.
Judy A in Harrow, Ontario, Canada
"Every day of Life is a GIFT! Be sure to... Unwrap it. Play with it.
And, most importantly, Give thanks for it!"
So great to hear about the good recipes Jan! I can't wait to try them.
Louise, yes, some drs are fine with 6.0, but I heard a dr say that the 4 range is what people with out diabetes run. And that, we should have the same, if we want less diabetic complications. His theory is why should we have higher blood sugars then people with out diabetes? He says, he we don't want diabetic complications we need to have the same blood sugar levels of people with out diabetes. Well, yeah, duh! I had always thought that below 7 was good. But, that was just meaning, that's good for a "diabetic". Meaning kind of like oh, well that's a good drawing for a ameture! lol But, wouldn't make it in the arts industry. Yet, you're out there with your stick drawings trying to sell it like fine art! lol haha It all made since to me then. I mean, I had thought below 7 was normal for every one. Drs didn't tell us, that that was just good for "diabetics". And still WAY above people with out diabetes. When I heard people with out diabetes, usually have a a1c of 4-5. That made much more sense to me!
Heather, my A1C was 6.0 which all the MD's I had before said was good. However, I think this Naturopathic Doctor would like it to be where yours is. She thinks 6.0 is still too high. Also, before she became a Naturopathic Doctor she was a Diabetic nurse so she takes Diabetes really, really seriously.
I know what you mean about gaining weight even if you lower your calorie count. Every person's body is
different. I can feel that mine works better to small six meals like yours does. I do feel BLESSED the the LORD led me to this doctor. I am glad that your A1C was as low as it is. I pray that the next time mine will be. GOD BLESS!
It must have been one of those nights. I was up at 4 - it's now the more reasonable hour of 5:30.
We're expecting rain today. I need to go out and bring in the piddly showing of potato crop. Next year I'll plant 'em in the barrel again.
DS and I walked on the river walk last night and there was a beautiful sunset. We saw two homeless people - one was reading on a park bench while it was still light enough and then when we passed that way on our way back he was listening to a headset and watching the sun set. The other one was bedded down in a sleeping bag in a clearing. This was interesting because the fellows I usually see along the walk have severe alcohol problems.
Ann, it's good to hear from you as you are on your way home. It sounds like you are having fun planning for the trip next year. That was a good joke and so true!
Louise, I hope you got enough rest to be up and shining this morning for those little ones. That is my impression of naturopaths - a large part of their job is listening. Did she prescribe meds for the thyroid? I was surprised with last years labs that my thyroid med dose was lowered because of weight loss. Yay! Keep us posted!
Last night I made that pasta dish with the creamy pea sauce (?) from October's newsletter. It sort of reminded me of pasta primavera and we liked it. Our big rave was on the Golden Harvest Cobbler. If I have all ingredients I'll make the Coconut Pie today. This is all making my stomach growl. Time to go make oatmeal!
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The Fiber one pancake mix has a recipe for waffles too! You ad oil to the mix with water. I don't have a waffle maker when I get one I will try it. But, I was thinking of using half the oil it called for and then half pureed pumpkin. However, I think it only called for like 1 or 2 tablespoons and that makes more then one waffle. I'll read it again and let you know.
Funny about sweat pads! I know what you mean! lol hahaha I use a lot of powder! lol haha
I didn't see the cartoon, but sounds funny! lol
Louise it sounds like you finally got a good doctor! I am so happy for you. That's great! What was your A1C? Last mine was taken it was 4.9. The 6 meals a day really help me. I like to have three meals, and three snacks a day. That seems to work really well for me. And if I don't have all six, even if I eat the same amount of calories, I gain weight! It's weird!
Good Morning! It is 1:15a.m. in Arizona and I should
be in bed also. However, I went to bed at 6p.m. last night and just woke up around 12:30a.m. I am going to try to get back to bed in just a little while. My Naturopathic doctor told me that my thyroid was very, very low and also she wanted to she my A1C a little lower. So she put me on six mini
meals a day with what I could and could not eat. I feel blessed because since last Friday and doing what she says I feel better. She is giving me six week of Diabetes Education but it is not a group class, she goes over everything with the individual.
I also like that because Diabetes does affect everyone differently. I have never had a doctor sit down and really listen to me before. Well, I really have to get back to bed if I am to be awake for the little ones tomorrow! GOD BLESS!
It will be Thursday before I finish this and I should be in bed.
We are slowly traveling south toward home, but checking out attractions along the way for a caravan we are co hosting next fall. Today we are in the Garlic Capital and you can smell it. Even indoors. It is still quite hot in the afternoon so we didn't stay outside very long. We checked a lovely flower seed farm to be sure there would be blooms this time of year and there are.
Did any of you see the cartoon in the Sunday comics? Lady is sitting at the computer on a cooking site with piles of cookbooks on her work table with recipe cards scattered about and her child come up
and says 'hot dogs, again!' Lady says, "I didn't have time to cook." How true.
I can relate to slipping straps and wanting to beable to breathe. Anyone want to invest in my company to make sweat pads to wear under the ladies. I bet we could get rich and put Kleenex out of business.
I've not heard of Fiber 1 pancake mix. My DH would probably like that. I'm not a pancake eater but do like waffles.
If we had to go to a Halloween party with a costume it would be the ones I made years ago. M & M plain and M & M peanut.
The raisin cake sounds good but I'd probably eat the whole thing myself.
Ann in San Diego