Starting Over Sunday

I woke up this morning with the worst stinging in my left eye.  Occasionally this happens, and it’s really annoying when it does.  But all I wanted to do was crawl back into bed.  Not a good start to the day, but I forced myself up and out, put my darkest sunglasses on and hoped it would get better.  Time to shift my focus…onto food 🙂

Morning BS reading: 205

Breakfast: Store bought Greek yogurt with homemade applesauce– I changed the recipe slightly (only used apples and cinnamon: no sugar, no syrup)

-1/2 cup honey flavored Greek yogurt: about 15 grams of carbs depending on the brand you choose

-1/3 cup applesauce: about 7 grams of carbs

-1 cup of coffee with artificial sweetener: no carbs

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Post meal BS reading: right after I ate, my BS shot up to over 350 and a couple hours later it registered at 299, trending down quickly (double arrows pointing down). I’m thinking it went up because I completely forgot to factor in the milk I put in my coffee, but I can’t imagine it going up that much because of a little milk.

Mid-day BS reading: 253

While I’m fortunate enough to get free lunch at work, I have no idea how anything is made or how many carbs there are.  So I do my best to guesstimate.  I also try and get the healthiest and freshest options. Some days that’s grilled chicken and broccoli, other days that’s half a grilled cheese sandwich.

Lunch: Salmon burger (no bun), roasted vegetables and salad with light dressing

-about 1/2 cup roasted vegetables (don’t know what kind of oil was used to cook them): 0 carbs

-full plate of lettuce with light salad dressing: 10 carbs

-1 salmon burger patty (not sure if they’re store bought or made here, but it was the best  lunch option compared to pizza and French fries): 0 carbs

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Post meal BS reading: 177 and trending down (I was feeling a little lightheaded so I ate a small orange and now it’s level at 181)

Dinner BS reading: 232

Dinner: lemon pepper chicken with 1 corn tortilla and 1 cup corn and edamame salad

-1 large chicken breast (for 2 people- hubby’s gotta eat too) season with lemon pepper and bake in  Extra virgin olive oiled baking dish for 30 min at 350 degrees: 0 carbs

-mix about 1 cup frozen corn and 2 cups edamame with 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tsp. olive oil and dash of salt and pepper.  Place on foil lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes: 1 cup 5 carbs

-toast corn tortilla on stove, careful not to burn your fingers!: 1 tortilla 8 carbs

chicken edamame salad

Pretty good for day one.  I just looked at my CGM immediately after eating dinner and my sugar is 331 and trending up.  Hopefully my correction and meal bolus is enough to cover it.  That’s why this exercise is good, it let’s me see exactly what I eat and how it affects my blood sugar.  My doc’s are gonna love me :).

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