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Saturday, a productive day.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I went to my sister's last evening after work, and today we went to a class on making salad dressings. No demo today, she just talked, but I did get recipes for my 2 favs, Oil and Vinegar, and Creamy Caesar, plus some other very interesting ones.

We got back to my sis's and had lunch, I had a bowl of soup, my sis was kidding that she had her appetizer and dessert (a banana) and was still waiting for her main course.
Afterwards, we went out to the garage, and went through all the boxes out there that are earmarked for a garage sale. We put price stickers on everything, but there are still more boxes to be gathered up. I also decided to bring a slow cooker home, to replace the one I have here. I have so much junk and I really need to get rid of a lot of most of it. Why do I have such a hard time of letting go? Just because my mother never threw anything out, doesn't mean I should follow her lead, does it!

But I digress. I was starting to say that while we were out in the garage, all of a sudden I started to get a little shaky, so I went into the house and tested, I was 4.1. I have not been that low in a long long LONG time. I was 12. something in the morning. Trouble is, I live alone, and had a very low crash about 3 1/2 years ago and it scared me so bad (I lost consciousness) that I guess I am self sabotaging so I don't go that low again. Trouble is, that means my sugars are usually too high which will bring it’s own “rewards” facetiously speaking, of course.

It is hard to eat at my sis’s place because everyone there is either on a diet, or food restrictions. She doesn’t have much there that I can eat now. She has had to be gluten free for a few years now, but her husband has just recently gone on a diet through his chiro’s office, and her daughter recently started another type of diet, and it seems there is very little in the house for anyone else - oh yes, her son on a see food diet, he sees food and he eats it, -- mostly breads. Which I must limit due to carb sensitivity…. I guess I will have to take my own meals, or stay home in future. LOL

Tonight I am so hungry, it is all I can do not to eat the whole contents of the fridge, but I have been able to resist so far. I think I may have to turn in early just to divert my attention.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend. Take care!
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    I would love to go to a class on salad dressing making!!! Cool.

    I love rummage sales but had to stop going because I have too much stuff. I don't like getting rid of stuff either. Big problem.

    Be careful with the blood sugar. I have hypoglycemia. It can be so dangerous.
    2949 days ago
    The best garage sale is one where you promise not to bring any of the stuff back into your house. Price it low and donate whatever remains to a local charity. Take care of yourself while you are working out there!
    2949 days ago
    Your thinking is on the right path and leading you on in the right direction. You know what you need to it, so pack it up in advance and take it with you. I'm sure your visitors will understand the importance to you for doing this. Unnecessary fears will cause stress and elevate you BS levels. Avoid this! It's YOUR body.
    2949 days ago
    It was nice that you got to the class and to visit your sister, but going low on your bs, which I have only had happen the once, is certainly not nice. IT's great to hear how much your sugars have improved, but I only want to feel that way once, so I understand your fears.... Do you have those little rolls of glucose things handy to take in emergency? You can get them right at Walmart. Also at our Diabetic Centre, they have protein bars meant for diabetics. I see how quickly a change of diet or exercise can show up in your bs. I had gotten down to 6.4 for a.m. (my high times) but on my April 9 bloodwork, I was almost 11 again and when I checked this a.m., I was 8.7. That proves to me that diet and exercise are really effective at making positive changes, and I am back on track - with an added challenge - to try to get enough magnesium a day now too... Enjoy a healthy weekend!
    2949 days ago
    emoticon on getting your favorite salad dressing recipes and eating soup for lunch. Hopefully it wasn't canned soup, full of sodium. Be careful also with letting your blood sugars get to low...that can cause as much damage as them being too high. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and a great week coming up. Take care of yourself.
    Blessings and hugs,
    2949 days ago
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