When I woke up his morning, I felt like my sugar was 500. My mouth was dry, I had a stomach ache and a pounding headache (no I didn’t go bar hopping last night- the only thing I drank was diet black cherry Hansen’s soda). I was afraid to look at my sensor, afraid to post that my sugar was high because to be honest I had no idea why it felt so high. So imagine my surprise when I peeked at it and it read 241. Maybe I was tricking myself into thinking I’m sick so I could call out of work. Not a chance!
My breakfast inspiration this morning came from my dad. He never eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He eats peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I didn’t want to eat too much bread so I decided an open face sandwich would be a good, healthy option.
Morning BS reading: 241
Breakfast: Wheat toast with peanut butter and sliced banana
-One slice of wheat toast, I got mine at Trader Joes and it’s made with Sprouts so it takes a little getting used to: 15 carbs (amount varies depending on what kind of bread used)
-1 tablespoon peanut butter: 7 carbs
-1/2 sliced medium sized banana (gave the other half to hubby): 12 carbs
Post meal reading: 253
Lunches are really tough at work on Mondays. It’s a slower day with generally fewer employees working so they don’t offer a hot meal. Instead we get a make your own sandwich bar (sometimes if I’m lucky a fresh cobb salad). Today I wasn’t so lucky. I didn’t want to eat more bread so soon after eating toast this morning.
Mid-day BS reading: 207
Lunch: Lettuce, tuna salad and cheddar cheese
-Full plate of lettuce with light dressing: 10 carbs
-Scoop of tuna salad: 0 carbs
-2 slices of cheddar cheese: 0 carbs
It’s not very exciting, but I feel better skipping the bread. If my BS dips too low I’ll eat an orange or an apple (also available in the lunch room)
Post meal BS reading: 229 and trending up
–A few hours later (after running around at work, lifting boxes, helping members and organizing my golf shop) my sugar started dropping. It was 167 and trending down fast. I ate a small piece of chocolate (love when I need to eat chocolate).
Busy days at work usually means leftovers or takeout for dinner. Unfortunately I don’t have an unlimited bank account and can’t afford a cook who will have all my meals ready for me. What I can do though is fill my crock pot and set it before I run out the door. Then I return 9 hours later with a warm meal and an apartment that smells amazing! I decided to do this today, because I knew I would have a long day at work and the last thing I want to do is cook when I come home exhausted. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, so it will be a surprise.
Dinner BS reading: 98
Dinner: Ground Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers— I changed the recipe slightly. I skipped the rice and added half a diced green bell pepper to the diced onion, I also added 1/4 cup shredded cheese
-4 bell peppers, topless and seedless. Place in cooking sprayed crock pot
-1.25 lbs ground turkey (I used more since I skipped the rice) browned and drained
-1 diced onion and half a diced green pepper sautéed. Mix with ground turkey
-1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce added to meat mixture
-dash of oregano, basil, thyme, salt and pepper added to meat mixture
-8 oz tomato sauce added to meat mixture
-1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
-fill empty bell peppers with meat, onion, pepper, cheese, sauce and spice mixture
-pour 14 oz tomato sauce over and around all bell peppers
-cook on low 6-8 hours
***I calculate about 10 carbs for each pepper. The recipe says one stuffed pepper has 40.1 carbs but that’s including rice which I eliminated from my version. The turkey has no carbs so I’m just looking at vegetables. One serving of vegetables has about 5 grams of carbs, but I’m eating a whole bell pepper with even more vegetables and tomato sauce mixed in.
Post meal BS: 119
Overall it’s been a good day. I was really busy at work, and moving, unpacking and organizing boxes took a toll on my blood sugar. I’m hoping it doesn’t go too low tonight. Thankfully I have my CGM that will alert me if it does!