Hello there, fellow Spark Friends,
Hoping to find each and all happy healthy or on the right track ...
I haven’t been online or on Spark as much as I used to and have missed many of you
With Work and day to day tasks, a extra body staying in the house and Miss Abbey becoming more social time seems to be going so fast (although the days seem to go so slow)
I have had the past couple of Thursdays off from work to spend getting blood tests and a x-ray on my hip oh and doing house work (fun fun NOT) The x ray came back fine no wear or other problems showing which is good so I think just getting the weight off the hips is a big MUST DO! Or there will be wear and operations down the track and I don’t want that! The Blood test showed iam still low in iron grr so even though the past near 2 years I have been eating way more meat then I used to and the odd iron supplement I still have to find other ways to change the low to a normal.. (any suggestions??)
Then as iam listening to my doctor saying this, iam thinking yeah yeah always the same. Low in iron!! she begins to tell me the test also showed iam border line diabetes, because I know nothing about this topic my brain went into a little huh, what, hmm, mode and didn’t focus on much else she said after that.. (hence why my mother is coming with me next time to a doctor’s appointment lol) Doctor gave me 2 pieces of paper with info on them one for the iron deficiency and one for Low gi and diabetes.
I went home and started looking up info and what type of foods etc I was about to eat for the next 3 months until the next blood tests.... OH NO, WATERMELON is NOT low gi so I can’t eat that! WHITE POTATOES arghhh one of the main foods at dinner time! Arghhh! Lucky sweet potatoes are all good yay!
I went down the shops that night after watching a dvd with mum about Low gi and tried to find anything that had the low gi tick of approval because you can’t find it on the package with the usual energy/fat etc facts. I spent near 20 minutes just in the cereal and health lane and I was getting frustrated! $50 dollars later and I had a box of $5 cereal that is tiny! A box of 6 muesli bars and $5 bucks some yummo yogurt everything average around $5 come to think about it lol .. which me being a bargain hunter this seemed very expensive but hoping because atm it’s just me low gi I will be able to afford it and go from there, maybe slowly changing the family diet a little too over time.. The bread I found is half a normal loaf and double the price and found some yummo biscuits on sale lol prunes and dried apple also in the trolley...
I started eating low gi on Friday did really well, didn’t eat any food from the child care centre which is going to benefit me heaps (because the food is yummy but I wouldn’t say hugely healthy but healthy enough to give kids energy etc) my biggest thing was seeing the watermelon at morning tea! But I didn’t have any!! And then seeing the cheese and biscuits coming out for afternoon tea mmm! But ia pasted! And then Saturday, I thought this would be easier being at home until it was time to go to the cinema, BUT I did it I pre packed I small selection of my low gi food and knew that I wasn’t buying anything when I arrived Except a coffee (no soft drink no popcorn nothing) I guess what it wasn’t as hard as I thought, yes I smelt the popcorn of my partners and although it smelt good I knew I had some yummy stuff for me and I didn’t need his!
Its now Sunday and the scales have already gone down 1.2 kilo but iam just happy that I have not given up on trying for my health and weight and that this new way of eating is benefiting me in more ways then one!
Please if you have any suggestions on iron OR low gi foods snacks, meals, etc leave a comment I will be MOST grateful xxxxxx
And keep smiling xoxoxo