Foody Friday

I was afraid that the steak would have raised my blood sugar overnight, but it didn’t!!  Today was my Sunday.  I have to work tomorrow and actual Sunday so I decided to relax and sleep in a little.  I met up with a friend to go running and had a pretty stress free day.  I wanted to try something new for breakfast.  So I checked out a few foodie blogs and websites and found an awesome recipe I couldn’t wait to try.

Morning BS reading: 116

Breakfast: Apple Cheddar Popovers (I added a tablespoon of apple butter on top before I ate it)

-1 apple cheddar popover made with apple chunks, cheddar cheese, flour, egg and butter: 15 carbs

-1 tablespoon of apple butter: 10 carbs

-1 cup of coffee: 10 carbs

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Post Meal BS reading: 277

I gave myself a correction bolus when I saw that my sugar was up to 277 and it started going down, then I remembered that I was meeting my friend for a run in 40 min!  So I checked my sensor, saw it was at 164, suspended my pump and drank a 1/2 cup of juice.  As I started running I saw that my sugar was 154 and going down. So I ate a few glucose tablets.  Then it went down to 143 and I ate a few more.  Then it was at 139 so I ate every single glucose tablet in my tube (all of them).  It stayed at 130-140 for pretty much the whole workout, but I kept an eye onmy sensor and would have stopped if it went any lower than that.  By the time I got home, my BS was 187.  By the time I was ready to eat lunch I saw that it had gone down a teesny bit.

Mid day BS reading: 179

Lunch: Tuna Salad on toast with cheese and avocado

-1 slice of wheat toast: 12 carbs

-2 small scoop of tuna salad (I mixed a tbsp. on mayo and a whole avocado with the tuna): 0 carbs

-1 slice cheese (I used mozz.): 0 carbs

-1/2 sliced avocado: 0 carbs

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Post meal BS reading: 254- I gave myself a correction here

The rest of the afternoon was pretty chill for me.  I ran a few errands and got things ready for dinner. I talked to one of my oldest friends Sarah.  She’s starting grad school in the fall and I couldn’t be prouder of her.  She is so smart and such a hard worker.  NYU better watch out!  I also reconnected with another old friend, Dakin, whom I haven’t seen in 4 years. He has big things in store as well.

Dinner BS reading: 285

Dinner: Sauteed spinach, seasoned catfish and white rice.

-1/2 cup spinach: 0 carbs

-catfish seasoned with Italian dressing: 0 carbs

-1/2 cup white rice: 16 carbs

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I don’t want my weekend to end.  I know that I’m probably going to work really late tomorrow and Sunday.  For now I’m just  going to relax and watch The Jerk.

 

Takin it easy Thursday

This morning I woke up to a sensor fail- so annoying.  I hate changing my sensor and my insulin pump.  It doesn’t even take that long bit it’s such a pain!  Once I checked my blood though, my sugar was really good!  I guess it was the healthy dinner I had last night.  I love these kinds of mornings 🙂

Morning BS reading: 134!!!

Breakfast: Avocado Egg in a hole (I scrambeled the egg before I filled the avocado halves because the last time I tried this recipe the yoke slipped down the side of the avocado and spilled everywhere)

-1 whole avocado halved and pitted: 0 carbs

-1 scrambled egg (didn’t even use the whole egg, I had about 1/3 left in my bowl after I finished scooping egg into the avocado): 0 carbs

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Post Meal BS reading: 291 (not sure why I went up so high- I literally ate no carbs)

I decided to visit my grandfather today.  He loves Subway sandwiches so I picked up a couple for us on my way to see him.  His favorite is the Spicy Italian sub with double meat and light vegetables.  I went for my usual, the Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham sub.  I alternate between that one and the veggie patty sub.  The Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham sub has 280 calories and 46 grams of carbs.  But since my sugar went so high after breakfast, I decided to only eat half the bread.

Mid-day BS reading: 222

Lunch: 6 in Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham Subway Sandwich

-1 six inch subway sandwich with only half the bread: 23 carbs

Sure doesn’t look like the commercials huh?

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Post meal BS reading: 229

I haven’t really been running as often as I’d like, so I met a friend at the Santa Monica College Track and alternated between running laps and climbing stairs.  It’s good to workout with a friend because it doesn’t even feel like working out.  Before I left my BS was 212.  After an hour of exercise (I shut off my pump about 1/3 into the workout) my BS was 112.  I felt great and excited to eat dinner.

Dinner BS reading: 160

Dinner: Grilled tri-tip with stuffed mushrooms over lettuce

-3 oz tri tip marinated in Italian dressing and grilled 5 minutes on each side: o carbs

-4 stuffed mushrooms (I ate another one after I took the picture): 10 carbs

-full plate salad: 0 carbs

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Post meal BS reading: 197

Such a wonderful and positive day today.  I tried a new delicious breakfast, visited with my grandfather, met with both Meg and Dr. Peters and had a fun workout.  Dr. Peters says I’m doing better (she even said I could write that in my blog)!! She adjusted my pump settings slightly and is happy with my progress.  I couldn’t get an a1c test this time, but maybe I can do one next time.  I also learned today that I need to count 10 grams of carbs for every cup of coffee I have in the morning.  That might be why my sugar goes up so high even if I don’t eat any carbs for breakfast.  Looking forward to tomorrow.  Haven’t decided what I’m doing for breakfast, but I’m definitely going running again 🙂