January 16, 2012 – Meatless Monday

Pre-breakfast sugar: 178
Pre-dinner sugar: 222

Breakfast: Eggs and English muffin
Lunch: Peanut butter and blueberry jelly sandwich, apple with peanut butter, celery with peanut butter
Snack: Two chocolate chocolate chip cookies
Dinner: Vegetarian nuggets, baked potato, and Parmesan cabbage

In regards to that snack, they are very teeny tiny, barely bigger than a half-dollar, cookies. Little did I know how high that would spike my sugar. On the upside, given how my blood sugar has ran, the fasting (pre-breakfast) sugar isn’t bad considering I had a forgetful moment and forgot to take my nightly medicine.

The vegetarian nuggets (Morningstar brand) were a bit more carb-heavy than I anticipated, but the kids really ate them, as long as they had ketchup. The kids had rotini pasta with marinara since they don’t seem to care of the more adult things (who’s surprised?); next time I will insist I only get half of one, if that much. Appropriately, the Parmesan cabbage recipe, send via email from Rachael Ray’s peeps, was indeed made with Rachael Ray’s lovely blue pots; I totally forgot to buy onion, and since Nicky has shown such interest in eating red cabbage, I thought I’d try it with that. It was good and easy to make (especially when you don’t have an almost-2-year-old trying to squeeze all life from your legs and screaming his love for “Momo”, i.e., Elmo), though the cabbage was nowhere near dry after 10, 14 minutes (I think they meant to say uncover the cabbage after adding the chicken broth). We didn’t eat near enough of this stuff, so I think in order to make this not so wasteful I’ll have to find more creative uses for red cabbage.

January 6, 2012

Pre-breakfast blood sugar: 232

Pre-dinner blood sugar: 216

Breakfast: 2 microwave pancakes and scrambled eggs

Lunch: “Dinosaur wrap” (dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets in a tortilla with cheese, salsa, and lettuce), prepackaged cup of oranges

Dinner: White Castle

Good news: Got most of my meds, and signed up for additional prescription coverage at my local pharmacy! And the experimental lunch was a hit with my youngest. And, as soon as the hubby returns home from the 5th billion trip to the pharmacy, we get some much needed time sans children.

Bad news: Both kids are still fighting this cold, and the older wanted nothing to do with lunch. The dinner of White Castle will make for an ugly reading tomorrow. The “new and improved” prescription plan card didn’t come in, hence the running back and forth by the ever-so-patient Jeff.

Did I mention the prescription plan was “new and improved”? I might mention it was written with much sarcasm. The major medicine I use to manage my diabetes, Acto-Plus Met, is costing us 8x the amount than what it did last year. (Thankfully I did not run out of that and maybe I can get in to see my doc and get something a bit more sanely-priced before what I have left runs out, as we cannot afford it and did not try to afford it.) Who I really feel bad for are all the other employees and dependents who found out about the change in prescription coverage by way of non-coverage; the e-mail announcing this new change was sent Wednesday, so everyone who had to make a run for meds before then had no clue. AND, being told that the prescription coverage wasn’t going to change, and no information being given about the differences between plans, everyone’s being blindsided by the differences in plans. Stuff like this is just another reason why I’m all for changes in the health insurance industry: so those who don’t have health coverage can get coverage (and encourage the containment of communicable disease to everyone), and so those who are covered don’t get screwed over between health insurance companies and cruddy employers.