January 29, 2012

Pre-breakfast:  203

Pre-dinner:  133

Breakfast:  1 slice of French toast, eggs, sausage

Lunch:  Hot dogs

Dinner: 3 square-cut slices of pizza

Yeah, yesterday was so awful in regards to me taking care of myself I’m a little ashamed to post about it.  My day yesterday started off getting two kids and one non-morning adult up, ready, dressed, and out the door for a 10 AM appointment an hour-ish away, and kept busy until 2AM for a work party for Jeff.  Horrible, unhealthy eating (but so good), and I completely forgot to take my meds (which might not be an entirely bad thing considering the margaritas, rum & Cokes, and Jagermister shots I had at the party)

Today’s been a day of stress.  I have lots of major, major things to handle in the next few days, and the pessimistic part of me is afraid that things are going to turn out badly.  I wish I could elaborate but there are those I do not wish to know as they could complicate matters, and this being a public site I can’t really control who does/doesn’t see it.  However, I will be upfront that the most major thing will be taking a lot of my time, and I may not post as regularly as I intended to; it is related to a situation where I do not have full control over, and I really want to apologize to you all in advance for the sudden lack of postings.

So, my question to you, fair readers:  How can I make it up to you?  A contest perhaps?  If so, what should be the rules and the prizes?

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Commentary Policy

Hey all!

I just wanted to point my readers to the new commentary policy for the blog.  I’d love to hear any feedback about it.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

January 15, 2012

Pre-breakfast blood sugar: 167
Pre-dinner: 131

Breakfast: skipped
Lunch: 2 square pieces of pizza, celery
Dinner: Hot dogs and buttered noodles

This morning I felt like someone shoved a lit match down my throat, hence the lack of breakfast or lack of nutritous things.  As a result I’ve been chugging cold water like no one’s business.

Anywho, I haven’t heard much feedback from the blog so far beyond those mentioned (and one petty comment sent to Jeff), and I’d welcome any constructive comments on format, appearance, topics you’d want me to cover, etc. Suggest away!

January 7, 2012, and New Ideas

Today has been full of fail in the managing diabetes department.  Forgot to test both times, and I slept in, so I didn’t take my medicine at the normal times either.  Besides, do I really want to know what my fasting sugar was after a late night of sliders?

Breakfast:  Didn’t eat.  Instead took a glorious morning of sleeping in.

Lunch:  Hot dogs and Macaroni & cheese

Dinner:  Turkey dinner @ Bob Evans.  Shared my bread with both kids; N. got all the dreaded cranberry sauce (and loved every bite), and G. got some of my stuffing.

A good awake portion of my day as been menu planning and grocery shopping.  With this blog in mind, I included menu choices to go alongside two features during the week:

  • Meatless Mondays:  I tried eating vegetarian 24/7 about a year after my diagnosis.  I was living in a college dorm at a point where the cafeteria sucked – the salad bar left much to be desired, often the very people serving the food couldn’t tell me what some things were, and there were few alternatives without a car.  Needless to say, my diet started to become pizza/spaghetti/grilled cheese/etc. and I was ordered by my doc to stop.  So, I for one know it is difficult to be both vegetarian and diabetic, and I’d like to make an attempt to drum up ideas to cut out meat in one’s diet, even if it is just a little bit.  I will, however, lay out the disclaimer that for at least now I will be taking an ovo-lacto vegetarian approach, so there will be eggs, cheese, etc.
  • Try-It Thursdays:  My main four people in my life are picky in some regard or another.  One is not yet 2 and acts like it. One does not do beef, anything resembling sausage/hot dogs or most vegetables.  One doesn’t do spaghetti or other thin pastas.  One, um, it is easier to list what he will eat, but he is getting better.  Pair them with me, who LOVES trying new recipes, and it gets really boring for me really quickly.  So, whether they like it or not, we will try a new recipe each Thursday; preferably something diabetic and kid friendly, as well as tasty and easy on the wallet.  Any and all suggestions are welcome, but may or may not be used.

I’m also hoping to get into a habit of having Weigh-In Wednesdays.