Thursday, March 31, 2011


Still running a bit high on the blood sugar.  I think I blew it good today for sure.. ugh.  Breakfast at noon after hubby's appointment.. wayyyyyyy too much bread here.   Then lunch was tomato soup at 4pm.. then off to Bible study.. home at 8:30pm and supper.. ugh.  I'm tired and weary and hubby wants fruit salad for a snack tonite.. maybe tomorrow..

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Not sure why the glucose is up today.. but have a sneaky suspicion it has everything to do with potatoes and fruit.. I'll be much more careful today.
Just because something is a healthful food doesn't mean you can eat more than a serving.. PORTION CONTROL

Monday, March 28, 2011


It was a good day here.. glucose was 100- closer to normal.  I was careful what I ate today.  Breakfast was the usual.. egg, bread, fruit.  We ate out today for lunch though, and I was determined not to undermine my diet again.  Wendell had a hearty breakfast and I had cottage cheese and fruit with crackers.  It was delicious- but way too much cottage cheese so I brought half of it home and had it for supper tonite with a half tomato and a dish of strawberries and a handful of grapes.  Let us hope the blood sugar is normal in the morning.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Done in by a bowl of fruit... or perhaps the larger than normal potato last evening at supper... or both.  Rats!  109 today.  I shall endeavor to watch everything in MODERATE portions today.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A week's worth of glucose

I have been working on a photo project and not online often this past week.. but here are my totals..
March 20- 101
March 22- 100
March 24- 105
March 26- 110
Weight loss- now 13#
I have to keep a diary closer to see why I'm having mini spikes in blood sugar.
On Wednesday, Wendell and I went out to eat at Ponderosa.  I ate things I shouldn't have .. and fried wings?  I paid for it all the rest of the evening and into the next day.  We had Dreamfields Macaroni in a salad on Thursday - and no real spikes in glucose were noted, so Friday for lunch, I served it yet again.. and today I see this small but significant spike yet again.  Not sure if it's the pasta or just the snack stuff I had- a serving of dry cereal, and an orange in the early afternoon.  As I said, I need to keep a better diary.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I guess I can eat a serving of angel food cake and fresh fruit.  93 is good.  Have had a minor GI disturbance today.. lots of cramping.  Not sure why.
Fish tonite I couldn't finish, nor my carrots.  Had 1/2 fish and a salad and a few bites of baked potato.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

95 and today 100

Laziness made me have breakfast for supper last evening.  I made us eggs and pancakes.. and though I don't believe I overate, it was a lot more than I wanted.
Yesterday's blood sugar was 95.   After last night's bready meal, I thought it best to check today and sure enough, 100 on the nose. 

Today I want to go to the store to get some meat- chicken mainly, but others as well. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

down 12#

I felt like I overate yesterday.. I had this leftover chicken- about a half cup- and couldn't bear to throw it out.. so I ate it.. this, after eating a healthy portion at supper.. Then.. on top of that was snack time and I ate my whole snack- 3 strawberries, 2 strips of fresh pineapple, and a carton of yogurt.. Yes, it was too much.
I've been 0.2# short of calling an 11# weight loss.  I was holding out for today, but wasn't sure my overeating would even reflect it.  Imagine my shock and surprise when I stepped on the scales this morning after breakfast and saw that I not only lost the 0.2#, but a whole other pound with it!!!!   Astonished, I ran out to tell Wendell and  collect an "Atta Girl!!!" from him .. I love that.
I should have known there was a loss here greater than 2/10s of a pound- my pants feel looser and I just don't feel like I'm carrying the full load around any more.  It's coming off my belly and I'm so happy I could crow!!!
YIPPEE!   On to tomorrow and another pound to lose.. one at a time, one day at a time, and control those portions..  no more pigging out even if the meat needs tossed.  (That chicken was like eating butter, but no fat added.. very lean and perfectly baked.)
On to tomorrow... and a controlled blood sugar.
Can't wait to see the doctor in a couple months..If this keeps up, I should be down substantially both in weight and glucose.  YAY!

Monday, March 14, 2011


98 is better than 100 or more.  I'll take it.  Was hoping I could announce a weight loss too , but it seems that I still have 0.2# to go to do that .. so I'll wait.  :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Blood sugar is well within normal limits at 92 this morning.  That tells me that the fruit salad we had last night with the dollop (about a heaping tablespoon) of SF Cool Whip is a safe choice for us as a side or snack.  YAY!  I love fresh fruits- this one had 1/2 small banana, 1/2 sliced navel orange, 2 strawberries (note to self- GET MORE!) , and some canned peach slices on top.. very very tasty.

I had chicken (left over) for lunch and supper yesterday.  Supper had a small baked potato, and 1/2 c canned Le Seuer peas (the best), and our usual mini salad.  I noticed last night that hubby didn't augment his plate, and other than the liberal amount of butter he put on his food, I couldn't complain.  Gotta work on that 'serving size of butter'.  He has accepted the dressing on his salad without complaint.

My weight is still at 10#, but I'm watching the decimals go down daily, so pretty soon I'll be able to claim 11.  Smiling here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Bummer!  I just hate when my blood sugar goes over 100.  Well, I'm pretty borderline.  Not sure what caused the rise overnight.  I started the metformin tonite again.  I'm eating better and the queasieness is minimal. 
Snack tonite was angelfood cake, fresh sliced strawberries and navel orange.  I added a Tbsp of SF cool whip too.  Sure is good.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


I've been without metformin for over a week now.  Since surgery on the 4th of March, I've not been able to continue it due to nausea.
Hopefully, today will be the day.  I'm not too concerned- I registered a whopping 98 this morning- within normal limits.

It's about 6pm.. I've done well today with my diet.  I'm also down 10# total..for which I am grateful and thankful, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what I have to go.  One step at a time, one day at a time.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Down 7 # total

I have been very ill for several days now.  It seems to increase every evening, leading me to believe it's the metformin that is causing it.  Severe upper right quadrant pain, sustained nausea, and horrific diarrhea.  I have pain in my muscles and joints that is worse than I've ever had, and my regular pain med for my back doesn't even begin to touch it.
It is not a constant illness as I had a brief reprieve last evening, followed by a major resurge of the pain all night.
Today I called the doctor, and as I suspected, it was the medication that was causing the whole mess.  I'm not taking any meds today, but will start Metformin ER tomorrow.  That's extended release and shouldn't hit me as hard as the regular.   I don't take a large dose as it is.  1000mg morning and evening is the normal doseage.  I'm taking 500mg every evening.. so it's not the doseage. 
I've never been able to tolerate meds easily and have to really be careful.. glad I didn't get a 3 month supply :)