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 🙂

Way too early Wednesday

Last night was a tough one.  My BS was over 400 all night.  In my sleepy haze I didn’t even think to change my insulin pump site until an hour before I was supposed to wake up (4am).  I changed it gave myself a correction and woke up to my BS steady at 244.  Because of my early schedule I grabbed a couple quick (healthy)  food options before running out the door.  Early mornings suck, but at least I can go home at 3:30 and I have the next 2 days off.

As soon as I got to work, a wonderful member came in with a giant box of bagels.  They were warm, smelled amazing and looked delicious.  I didn’t eat any, but I could smell them all morning and if I hadn’t been so busy probably wouldn’t have been able to resist.

Morning BS reading: 437, then 244 when I woke up

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs and half a medium sized banana

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-2 hard boiled eggs- they were made last night so Sean and I could both grab something quick and easy before work: 0 carbs

-1/2 a medium sized banana: 12 carbs

Post meal BS reading: 285 and steady

I felt great all morning.  I got so much done at work and I honestly had a ton of energy.  It was fantastic.  I almost didn’t care that I had to come in so early.  Today’s lunch at work was difficult to work around.  The options were pasta, potatoes, egg rolls, pork, black beans, rice and mushy vegetables.  I tried to grab the healthiest options.

Mid-day BS reading: 238

Lunch: pork slices over lettuce and 1/2 cup of black beans

-I put 3 slices of pork on my plate, but it was really really dry so I only ate about 1 and a half: 0 carbs

-The lettuce was good, it had a light vinaigrette dressing that I liked: 0 carbs

-1/2 cup black beans: 20 carbs- I made sure not to overdo it because I love me some black beans!

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Post meal BS reading: 264

I was really excited for dinner tonight.  I wanted something light and super healthy especially since my blood sugars have been running pretty high the past couple days. I messed up though.  I ate 2 enormous pineapple spears that were chillin in my fridge and didn’t even think about checking my sensor or even bolusing and didn’t realize I hadn’t bolused until I saw my sensor before dinner.

Dinner BS reading: 334

Dinner: Grilled Eggplant over salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing

-plate of salad: 0 carbs

-2 slices of grilled eggplant: 0 carbs

-2 slices of gooey, melted provolone cheese: 0 carbs

-a filling, delicious meal: priceless

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