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Hello, my lovely friends!!!
Okay, it looks like we’re having a lively conversation about a couple of my blogs over the weekend. I want to clarify some things about what I put in those blogs. First off, thank you all for the suggestions on what to do, you ladies have a wealth of knowledge. A few weeks back I emailed my doctor to ask her about my numbers because the highest I get is around 127 and that is usually after I eat something. She had me come in for some bloodwork and my numbers are good and she took me off metformin. YAY! She wants me to come back in to get bloodwork in two months to see how I’m doing. I also have a diabetic coach calling once a week to talk about my numbers and to change things if needed.
Last week a nutritionist contacted me, and we’ve been talking about what to eat and what not to eat. Both don’t want me on a diet but would rather have me eat healthier. She asked me a lot of questions about what I like to eat and came up with a plan and because of my love for pasta she wants me to eat more of the Mediterranean. We talked about different diets and I told her I have a handful of different diet books that never seem to work. We both agreed that depriving me of certain foods never work for me and she said no to diets. The reason she likes the Mediterranean way of eating for me is because I eat majority of the time that way, but she wants me to choose healthier versions of foods. She does like that I’d rather eat fruit than any sugary sweet thing because I’m not big on chocolate, cakes or things like that. If I crave something sweet my frozen grapes or any fruit is better because it’s a natural sweet rather than something made.
So, speaking of pasta it seems you all think I’m this crazy carb freak and that’s a no. I don’t eat white pasta or rice and stopped that a year or more ago. I do quinoa or brown rice pastas and rice I’m usually a wild rice or brown rice. I probably have rice twice a month and pasta maybe three times a month. My Mom is not a pasta fan and I usually make me pasta on those nights when she just wants cereal to eat. My problem is the snacking because I’m up so late. I get bored and want to eat something. One thing that started working was keeping all food in the kitchen and then putting the alarm on at night because I can’t go downstairs without turning the alarm off that works. It’s the snacking late night that is the big problem.
I know that you all mean well and I appreciate it, but I know all about what a diabetic needs to do because my Mom has been a diabetic since I was 12. When she became one the whole family became one because we all changed the way we ate. It’s always been that way in the house. My Dad got a diabetic cookbook way back then and we all started eating that way. They never had special foods for us and then my Mom, we all ate the same thing. Maybe that’s why I’m not big on sweets because they were hardly ever in the house.
When my Dad died, I threw myself into taking care of my Mom and making sure she was okay. Things worked here and there, but something changed this year and I just forgot all about me. I never thought I was an emotional eater, but I’ve never been hit with something this devastating before. A couple of times a week I would snack on something late at night. I hate this, but I do know what I need to do. Some of you know that I love being organized with things and I’m already working on that. I have a new 2019/2020 planner and a lemon journal to write everything down. I’m also going to write down a menu plan.
Again, thank you for all the suggestions, concerns and support. I truly appreciate it so much. We all must do things our own way. My doctor was happy with what I was doing last year and talking with the nutritionist we have a plan for life and I’m happy with it. The good thing is I’m not so far down the road , but merely at the first road bump. I’m ready to get back on track.
Hugs n Love Today!