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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just another day in paradise!

I know it's been a little while since I've written, I have been at a bad place. Just kind of going with the flow, not really living. I go there sometimes when that mood hits. I could blame it on the sugar. LOL It's just that I'm having such a hard time keeping my eating under control. At this stage I can only blame the eating, cuz if the eating were under control wouldn't the blood sugar follow? Oh if that were only true!! lol

So last time I wrote I expected the doctor to call and she did. She made no changes so I guess I'm on the right track and hoping I land in the right place! This morning, as with most mornings, I had a good bread source with egg whites on top and added some 2 % cheese to make a sort of egg "mc"muffin. And for lunch it will be some veggies, "hard chews" as a doctor in New York wrote about. That book is CARB CAREFUL SOLUTION by Dr. Adele Puhn. I think I am going to dig it up and start that "diet" again. I did wake with normal sugars and I was eating every two hours. Yep, I think that is what I will do!!

My hubby is eating London Broil, potatoes, and broccoli tonight! I will be eating the broccoli part of the meal!! LOL And he gets a cake tonight for dessert! Wow am I a good wife, or what? lol

After I did up that book, I have several birthday cards to make for March! The last week in March is known as "birthday week" around here! My daughter's is the 22nd, mine is the 26th, and my son's is the 28th! Then we sprinkle in a granddaughter, a niece, a couple of nephews, and a couple of friends! Yes it will busy in the craft room!! LOL Good thing I love that kind of stuff!

I received some more pictures of my newest cutie pie! He is growing faster that a weed! I can't wait to kiss those scrumptious cheeks!

Well everyone remember to ENJOY every second of your day!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This link is a great source for good eats and you can download for free and take it on your iPod or Zume to the kitchen! A chef in you ear is what they say! lol

On another subject, the diabetes, is still kicking my butt! I faxed my numbers to the doctor yesterday and I figure I'll be hearing from her today! She not going to be any happier than I am!

I lost my fax when I set my computer back to factory and haven't figured out how to retrieve it.

The sun has showed itself for 2 days in row here and it's enough to make you smile! Of course it was still only 19 degrees this morning at 7 AM!!! Brrr.... I, along with several others in Michigan, have cabin fever and are soooooo ready for warmer weather so we can get outside!

I can't wait to plant our garden!!! Fresh dinner is the most awesome thing in the whole world!!

Here are some pictures of our garden last year before the blight got our tomatoes!! I wanted to cry after losing all those beautiful tomatoes that grew as tall as my hubby and fruit all the way up!!

Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of your day!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dr. Oz's Green Drink | The Dr. Oz Show

I saw this on the Dr. Oz Show website and thought it was something we could all use! Enjoy!

Dr. Oz's Green Drink The Dr. Oz Show

My Mix Up!!!

This is just crazy that I can't copy and paste things to add or remove from these posts! I am a bit confused!! Surprise! lol Please use the links from the last 2 or 3 posts! It is worth it, I promise. Then everything should be as it is!!! LOL I crack myself up today.

Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of your day!! (I will be studying) LOL (loads of laughter)

Diabetes: Danika's Rules to Heal Yourself | The Dr. Oz Show

Diabetes: Danika's Rules to Heal Yourself The Dr. Oz Show

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day (late) sorry! Hope everyone had a great weekend with the special people in your life! I was home with hubby all weekend and a nice early dinner with family at Red Lobster, thank you so much Jean! Much love to you! MMMMmmmmwha!!! (kisses) So a great weekend for me!

I didn't send any Valentine cards out this year. I have got several birthdays coming in March and I have to start on those cards soon! It comes fast when you aren't paying attention! lol Here's a B-day card I made for my hubby 3 weeks ago:

And here is the one I said I was making but couldn't show you yet!

And this is the inside of the card...

Please excuse the appearance of the layout of these pictures....I still don't know what I'm doing...however, I am learning everyday. As a matter of fact, does anyone know what Google Friend is all about? I am working on that this week! gonna find out where to put the codes if it's last thing I do! AH ha ha!

So the top card is made from the Stampin' Up class I used to attend. I used a tool which rocked back n forth to create the wood grain look and the pheasant was stamped on a glossy paper with a circle "jig" so that the moon showed slightly. Then it was chalked in to give the pheasant life!

The second card was also done at the SU class. We first punched a decorative square hole and then ran the white paper through a cuddle bug. The flowers were stamped as a 2 part stamping. The little window was punched so that the flower could be seen from the front! A little glitter and voila'!!! a beautiful card! (could thing the teacher was close lol).

Every one remember to ENJOY every second of your day!!!

From the Dr. Oz Website: '.htmlentities($node->title).'

I'm trying to figure out if this is as link. I can only know by publishing the article to find out. Here it goes...stand by!

Ok I say no it's not a link. I wonder what happened? I will be back shortly with revisions!! LOL

I get it, NOW! lmao.....look at the date 2-16-10 that is where the link is...I don't know how to combine the two posts! Color me embarrassed!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Asian Veggie Stir-Fry

......I am continuing another draft that didn't get completed. It CRS syndrome taking over for a few, sorry. : } This is a recipe that I thought would be good and healthy. I haven't tried it yet but plan to in the next 3 days! Looks economical! Fits me to a tee!!!

Asian Veggie Stir-Fry

(SMILES as I continue on.........)

Friday, February 12, 2010

How Often Do We Need to Eat?

On 2-11 I was set to post this but was having issues with Mr. Puter. I think he is better now! lol
I didn't know is the first link I sent to my addy on blogger was going to work. I'm sure a doubter!
I was on real beauty website and thought this would help me some! Hope it helps you also; )

How Often Do We Need to Eat?

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Am writing more now.....*(for next post)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We made it through the snow storm! The roads are treturious! I haven't written cuz we flipped over to day shift and I'm still trying to get turned around. I feel like a newborn who keeps getting their days and nights mixed up! I didn't have this much trouble last time. I wonder why. Hopefully he can stay on the one shift. They did call back a couple of people that had been laid off for over a year! So that is a really good sign

Well my numbers have been all over the place this week. As low as 119 in the AM to as high as 331 in the AM. That's quite a spread! I'm thinking seriously about going raw for a couple of weeks and seeing how that works for me. All boils down to, can we afford that? Fresh veggies are really getting soooo expensive! I am still doing research on the subject. I took some celery root soup out of the freezer for lunch today. Yum

I will come back later to give a synopsis of the food I ate today and with a recipe.

Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of your day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

It's finally Monday!

I just love Mondays! It's like you get another chance to start over (again) on a much bigger scale!
The Saints went marching on the Colts behinds!!! Apparently it was a good game! LOL I was in the kitchen making dinner and heard some of it. I, along with a lot of other people, are glad that they won. Congrats to the Who Dat nation!!
This is just a quick note. Hubby worked days today so I have do things a little different. It's good to change your routine around, right? Throw a little oh shit in to the mix of life. My sugars were pretty good this weekend. Hope you had a good weekend also.

More later and remember to ENJOY every second of your day!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

It's just Friday....

I am so grateful!!! My daughter, her hubby, and the newest member of the family came out to visit yesterday and stayed the night. What a great surprise it was for me. I absolutely loved kissing those little fat cheeks!!! His shirt says, Grandparents are so easy to operate even a baby can do it!! LOL So true!

So this morning I got up quite early for me as I watched the baby all night to let the kids get some uninterrupted sleep. My number was 136 at 9 AM and at 1 PM it jumped up to 198 and all I had was 1 cup of coffee with a sugar substitute and some dry coffee creamer!!! Now what the heck is that all about???!!! HELLOOO!!! Is there any Lantus working in here???? I have kept up with my numbers but they totally suck!! I will be faxing this to the doctor on Sunday night so she will have it bright and early Monday morn and can adjust it a little.

I took a little break, bet you didn't even notice! So now it is Saturday the 6th and man what a day yesterday was! I was so busy I didn't eat breakfast but had a great lunch. I made quessodias (enough for today and Sunday!). 1/3 less fat cream cheese with no fat ranch dressing was the first layer! Then I added a big pinch full of 2% cheese, a tiny bit of chicken (yes I am no longer a full fledged vegetarian), some corn kernels, some green onion, and my homemade peach salsa! Yummmmm it was good and filling! I took 10 units of insulin.

Before dinner my number was 102!! Yay!! A good one!! For dinner I had 1 whole wheat pita cut in half (34g) with 2 teaspoons of honey mustard (6g)(one on each half) then I took a little chicken (maybe 2 oz total), and added sliced tomato and lettuce! Quick and easy! Added 1/3 cup of raisins (31g) and that totaled 71 g. So I took a shot of 8 cc of insulin. I had nothing else the rest of the night. At bedtime my sugar was 184!!! WTH!! I took 4 more cc's and went to bed! Today I woke with a 190!!!! WTH!!! I took another 4 cc's and am drinking 1 cup of coffee with sug sub and creamer (I ran out of decaf tea). On to fight some more!

Let me tell you about last night when I went to pick my hubby up from work. I went to start the car at about 11:25 to warm it up. I got the bright idea to use the spare key to start it and to use the do hickey to unlock the doors when I was ready to leave. Sounds ok, doesn't it?? Well it did to me at the time!!! Then it was time to leave. I got the dog and headed out....hit the button to unlock the door.....and it didn't open!!! Oh no!!! What the hell is going on???? Hit the button over and over and nothing!!! I tried the key in the keyhole but those haven't worked in years (the car is 11) because we never use the keyhole, always the button!! Oh shit!!! I tried the key in the trunk keyhole but it was useless! Then i began thinking it was a safety feature!!! WTH!! I had to wake my good neighbor up (thank you so much, AMY) and ask her to drive me to get hubby and when we got home he squeezed a wire through the window and touched the window button to lower the window and open the door. He thought maybe the battery was gone in the do hickey but NO! It is a SAFETY feature!!!
DO NOT DO WHAT I DID!!! Oh what a night!!!! LOL

So I thought about changing the format a little and I think this will work better for me: I think I will post in the evening after dinner and that way I can sort of keep a food diary and the insulin I take to cover the carbs. I hope this will give me a better understanding of what I eat and how much I eat.
I hope you will come along on my journey and offer support and tips and just stuff in general!

Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of your day!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Well today is turning out not so great :-( I had a reading of 89 last night before my snack of 22 chips and homemade salsa. I took the appropriate amount of insulin and woke up with a 365!!! Holy cow that's high. What the heck is going on? I am just taking loads of insulin trying to get it back down to reasonable! Any suggestions besides not eating??? I am just going to eat salad today and hope it comes down before I add any more carbs!

I did find this soup that looks so good I am going to try it this weekend! It comes from the Whole Foods website:

Zesty Mexican Soup

This spicy vegetable soup is full of flavor and easy to prepare. Our Healthy Sauté method of cooking makes this recipe healthier since you don't have to use heated oils. This soup is a great way to get many vegetables into one meal. It actually gets better with time, so feel free to make a big batch to have around. It is a perfect quick meal on a cold day.

Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes

1 medium onion, minced
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 TBS red chili powder
3 cups + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
1 small to medium green bell pepper, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 small zucchini, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup finely chopped collard greens
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
1 cup frozen yellow corn
1 4 oz can diced green chili
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste


Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, and green peppers in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add red chili powder and mix in well. Add broth, zucchini, collard greens, and tomatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes and add beans, corn, green chili, oregano, and cumin.
Bring to a boil on high heat. Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes longer. (Simmering uncovered enhances the flavor.) Add chopped cilantro, pumpkin seeds, salt, and pepper.
Serves 6

Serving Suggestions Serve with

Romaine & Avocado Salad
Healthy Cooking Tips:

For the best flavor it's important to chop the collard greens very fine. In doing so, their flavors blend better with the other ingredients and are easier to eat. If they are too big, they may taste too bitter.

Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of you day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Today is the day I make my big BIG big salad! All my siblings and cousins laugh at how much salad I eat! And how big the salad is and all the stuff I put in a salad! I add all colors of peppers, cukes, carrots, broccoli, snow pees, lots of tomatoes, celery, and what ever else I can find!! So don't get to close to my prep area! LOL Today I woke with a 187. Back to heading in the right direction! That's encouraging to me! I had my toast on ww bread with egg whites substitute and cheese with a cup of decaf tea to top it off! Yum! (it's getting boring)

Did anyone see the Oprah Show yesterday? She had some people on from the new show Undercover Bosses. The boss of a company works a day or so in an entry level position next to his employees to get their prospective on life. This is such an inspiring show and my hopes are that the other employees in these companies get the benefits that are shown to the workers that they feature on the shows. It debuts after the Super Bowl.

Not much going on today, the hubby has to go into work early again today so I gotta get going. Let me know your secrets Your health tips. Your opinion . Your cooking tips. I am looking for some delicious recipes to try and post soon.

Here is the newest picture of the new sweetie:
Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of your day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

I would like to welcome Monday to the week, however, it's already been here for hours!!! I stayed up way to late catching up on One Tree Hill!!! About 2 months worth of shows!! So my head hit the pillow at 5:30 this morning with a 156 reading before my last snack, 4 units of insulin, and I woke up with a 229 reading!!! The infection is still lurking in the bod or my new insulin table is not working properly/yet!! Only time will tell.

My son is now home and doing pretty good since he found out why he has been feeling a little dizzy lately. He was taking a medication that was increased and he didn't know that he must cut the pills in half for correct dosing. (He can't see the directions) So he was taking more than was prescribed. Now there's a problem that needs to be corrected!!! If only I had the know how and some cash!! LOL

So my new scale was set to 46 units of Lantus and a Novolog scale of 1cc of insulin to 10g of carbs plus 2cc to for every 30 over 150 reading. I don't really see how that's gonna bring the sugars down, but I trust the new doctor and maybe she knows something I don't about diabetes! I don't see how that can be, but we'll give her a shot!!!

I started this blog to be accountable to myself and it hasn't worked out quite that way!! So I decided to change my format a little and actually give a more detailed and "for real" way account of what I eat and how much I am eating! Oh boy, this is a big step for me!!! Here I go! Are you with me??? This is the sheet that the doctor gave me to record the BS's:

I am posting this and will finish in a few minutes! ( misspellings!) LOL

I'm back! Did you miss me? Ha ah funny I know! (lame) So I had to start a the fireplace.....and I used wet wood !! I know , right?! Hubby got called in to work early and didn't have time to get the dry stuff, so I got the wet. Life goes on.

Here is my personal numbers since seeing the new doctor:

My goal is to stay at one number with little variation, right?? This so difficult because of all the variables like measurements, blood monitors uncalibrated to 0 every test, the ingredients not listed correctly, and above all fruit is not exact every time! Not to mention that it's also difficult to watch the clock so you can make sure to eat the stuff you have to eat like(fiber,fruit,grains) Numbers are never going to be the right level at the right time until a pancreas transplant, which is getting ever so closer!!! Hopefully in time to save my son from his inevitable early departure from this world.

Had to check the fire again, which is roaring now! My sugar is going low and so I must take a break and eat something healthy! (Smiles) And that means cooking and measuring!! Yay! Not really! it's just acceptance, folks! lol

Everyone remember to ENJOY every second of your day!!