Exercise and Diet #2

By Edie Latest Reply 2009-02-21 16:38:38 -0600
Started 2008-10-05 03:12:14 -0500

I had to start a new one as the other one would not let me add to it most of the time. I guess it is just to popular here. So everyone join me here please now.

Sat. Oct.4th,2008
Got up at 8:40 this morning and BG level was 76 good start to the day.I took my Byetta 5mcg. Shot. I had a bowl of Rice Crispies and an apple. With a glass 4oz of milk extra. Checked out all emails online. Then at 11:35 BG level was 159 I took my shot of Humalog of 4units and ate an English muffin and sandwich. Also had one graham cracker, a small hand full of popcorn and a 48 oz glass of lemonade (Reg.). Refilled my glass of Lemonade with pink lemonade and ice about 1pm. At 4:39 BG level 150 Took Byetta 5mcg. And 4 units of Humalog. Ate Supper which was Beef Arm roast and Mac and cheese, White Homney and french-fries. At. 6:56 BG level 154 only raised 4 points for this meal. Not bad Took shot of 4units of Humalog. Only used 12 units of Humalog today and 10mcg. Of Byetta Still have 80 Units to go on the Lantus Will take that between 8 & 9 then I am done with shots for the day.
Walking: 5544 steps = 2.275 miles
Cleaning: picked up kitchen 2x and front room
Quilting: 1 hour
Total Calories burned: from walking 149.6
Water: 108 oz.
Sleep: Last nite just over 8 hours.

144 replies

highlandcitygirl 2009-02-21 16:38:38 -0600 Report

hey just wanted to let edie's friends know ,i talked with her today and her computer is on the blink, she'll be back when she gets it fixed!

Edie 2008-10-31 21:53:14 -0500 Report

Happy Halloween Everyone!
tonight is the last of Oct. so here are my numbers for yesterday and today. They are all together as I have not been feeling so great.
Walking: 5738steps; 2.354 miles
Calories burned:154.9
Not very good for 2 days but I spent most of them in bed. Getting this done now and then going back to bed. I'm so drained and I don't know why. It's been a week since I got my shots for the Flu and Namonia have been drained since then. Yesterday I had an egg on toast and a cup of cocoa. soup for lunch and for supper I had slow cooker chicken and dumplings. I drank 4 glasses of Ice water and Lemonade 32oz.ec. I lost track of how much sleep I've had in the last 2 days. My BG levels have been @4:56 yesterday 98 and @ 4:15 239 I slept most of yesterday. Now today @5:40 114 ate breakfast bowl of cold cereal with 1/2 c. milk @8:49 BG 205 @12:53 BG 143 Had a cup of soup with crackers @7:29 BG 181
To drink I had 6 glasses of Ice Water and 2 glasses of Lemonade all were 32oz. I was between the bed and bathroom all day. Starting to feel better tonite than I have all week.LOL What ever it was it is going away fast.

GabbyPA 2008-10-29 23:05:41 -0500 Report

Hey baby it's cold outside! 44 and dropping and for us thin blooded Floridians, well that is down right chilly! Lots of hot tea and coffee today. Not much water though. Not so good.

Walking: 1.36 miles (not sure my ped is working right. I did over a mile in my am exercise...hmmmm)
Calories burned: 256
Water intake: 48 oz
Sleep: 7 hours

Before exercise: 211
Before Breakfast: 185
Breakfast: Bulgur pilaf with veggies, sour cream, vinegar, aloe, chia seeds and soy milk
Snack: almonds
Before Lunch: 180
Lunch: salad with tuna and dressing, camomile tea, water
Before Dinner: 169
Dinner: chicken breast, spaghetti squash, carrots, salad with dressing, water
3 hours after: 199
Snack: icecream, home made s'more

I went shopping for fabric to have a quilt done by Edie. I can't wait to send it all to her...it is a custom design that I think everyone here will enjoy.

Edie 2008-10-30 11:50:51 -0500 Report

I will do my best to get it done as soon as I get it and post it on here. I found out that starting to use a Quilt Frame is not as easy as I thought it would be so am breaking it down to use for the small quilts first and then go from there and put it back to the King size after I get good on the smaller projects first. Am making wall hangings first and then lap quilts, I will make Gabby's as soon as I get it and then go from there on putting it together. I will make it like I did Stormy's on my old Machine and sew it toghther then tie this one off and send it back if not into larger sizes yet on Frame. LOL
I hope I can move onto the larger sizes after a month of working with the smaller ones. Will keep all posted on the Quilt Discussion at least once a week as to where I am at.

GabbyPA 2008-10-30 11:55:36 -0500 Report

I am in no hurry and you can do other people who are Christmas gifts and stuff like that first. I don't have to have it right away. My husband is always cold, so he will use it more than me. I am getting excited about it. very cool.

Edie 2008-10-30 12:14:39 -0500 Report

Gabby the only things I am doing right now is getting ready to leave on Sun. Morning to head for Alabama for 2 weeks and during the time I am down there I am going into Georgia one of those days to meet 2 of our Friends. One is Cool Grandma I am taking all of my Crocheting stuff to her as I no longer can hold a crochet hook like I use to do. My fingers swell and hurt when every I try it any more so am giving it all away. LOL
I use each month of the year to do all of my Christmas planing, I am gettinguse to the Quilting Frame and then starting on the quilts for the Grandkids I will do one each month and then give them tothem next year. I already have it all figured out which ones I am making for them and as they are all twin size I may get 2 done each month. that way all done in 5 months. Will Mail them out in Oct. to Alaska and give the rest to those living near me in Nov. for the parents to give on Christmas Day. I am not going to be home during the Holidays any more as it is now my time to enjoy life to the fullest and that means traveling where ever my heart desires.

Your Friend Always;

Edie 2008-10-29 21:24:57 -0500 Report

Sorry for the repeat. Cut it all out and put this in instead. You can get information on Herbs at www.herbquarterly.com I am requesting the free copy and if I like it I am going to get it for the year at only $19.97 they are celebrationg 31 years so they must know something that can help us in our fight.

Edie 2008-10-29 21:24:44 -0500 Report

Good Evening eveyone! How are you all doing tonight? I have been sick all day and spent most of the day in bed getting ready to head back there as soon as I am done here.
@3:51am BG 61
@5:00 111 took Byetta shot and then ate my breakfast Bowl of Special K and a Apple cut up.
@8:20 BG 162 Took shot of 6units Humalog
@12;20 BG 160 took shot of 6units of Humalog again and ate a bowl of Shrimp flavor soup in a cup with a cup of Hot Cocoa I drank 2/3 of it. and a grilled cheese.
@3:48BG 216 I had been in the rest room getting sick and runs both at same time. Not sure why BG went up. Took shot of 10units of Humalog. Went to bed and got back up at 3:30 It was after 7 when supper got done BG @7:16 was 95 I fixed an Arm roast with potatoes and onions, seasoned with salt, pepper, and rosemary with garlic. Tasted good and BG @ 8:41 not bad at 128 I took my shots of 2units Humalog and 80units of Lantus for the night.
Walking: 1473 (steps) 0.604 (miles)
Not so good today Sorry Everyone for not doing as well as usuall.Will talk to all tomorrow.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-29 22:58:27 -0500 Report

Hey Edie,

I am sorry to hear you are sick, but that seems to be what is going around a lot lately. Being sick makes your numbers go up sometimes, so it could be that. Or it is just reacting to you having a good A1C, and it wants to mess with your head.
Get a lot of rest, drink gingerale and get better.

Edie 2008-10-28 13:21:20 -0500 Report

Good Evening everyone. How are we all doing tonite. I am feeling alittle sick. My stomach has been upset this evening for some reason. Well lets not get sidetracked as to why I came here tonite first things first. LOL
@5:05 am BG was 110 I had my Byetta shot and waited till 6 to eat breakfast which was a bowl of Cherrios and a half of a banana with 1/2 cup milk and 2 tsp. of splenda , a english muffin and a cup of Hot Cocoa. for lunch I ate 2 sandwiches one was a homemade sandwich spread with bologna,dill pickle, onion and Mircle Whip. I added a slice of tomato to it. and for the 2nd one I had just a slice of Tomato on the bread with a glass of C.F.D.pepsi 32oz. @ 12:12 BG was 121 I took my humalog 2units shot and then played on my computer for awhile.
@4:00 I took my last Byetta shot for the day and ate a cup of Raymon Noodle soup shrimp flavor and a cup of Hot Cocoa @7:12 BG was 181 I took my last shot of Humalog for the day which was 8units. then at 8:00 I took my last shot of Lantus 80units.
Evening snack was a Fudge swirl 2 scoops in an Icecream cone (icecream) It made me about half sick and I threw up so no more Icecream for awhile. LOL I had not had any for almost a month guess I can't have any for awhile longer but that is ok. I like my snack crackers and pickle Bologna or graham crackers better. LOL
Walking: 2.771 (miles) 6754 (steps)
Calories Burned: 182.3
Water: 64oz
Pepsi: 32oz.
Sleep Last nite: 7-71/2 hours.
Have a good nite everyone.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-27 15:47:57 -0500 Report

It was so cool this morning, even the dogs didn't wake me up for breakfast. I love it this way. Tonight we are having 15 degrees below normal for October and tomrrow we expect frost. That is something we don't usually see until December or January...brrrr. Better get the coffee on early tomorrow.

Walking: 2.85 miles (9958 steps)
Calories burner: 634
Water: 64oz
Sleep: 8.5 hours

Before exercise AM: 218
Before Breakfast: 193
Breakfast: sauteed veggies with soy milk, aloe vera gel, chia seeds, vinegar, water
Lunch: (Chick-fil-a) Salad with chicken and dressing, sunflower seeds, unsweet tea
Snack: homemade s'more bar
Before dinner: 190
Dinner: Salad with taco beef and refried beans, sourcream, shredded cheese, celery sticks, chia seeds, unsweet tea
Munchies: sunflower seeds in shells
Before bed: 189
Snack: vanilla icecream, s'more square, water

All our windows are shut and we are ready for some snuggle weather. Wind is howling outside, but we are all cozy, just the way it should be.

Edie 2008-10-27 22:54:32 -0500 Report

Gabby your doing real well keep up the good work. I am starting to do better also. will post all of the Lab test Results after I pick them up today from the Drs. Office. I feel real good for a change. LOL My numbers were low again this morning. I hope I can keep them low for a change. Not sky rocketing like in the past. Will talk more to you later.
Your Friend Always;

BINGO 2008-10-28 04:27:36 -0500 Report


Edie 2008-10-28 05:46:52 -0500 Report

Ok I got the Lab results and they are as follows:
Microalb/creat Ratio, Randm Ur
Result limits
Creatinine, Urine 247.2 15.0-278.0
Microalbum., U,Rndom 8.2 0.0-17.0
Microalb/creat Ratio 3.3 0.0-30.0

Hemoglobin A1c 6.5 59 60-128

This is better than I had hoped for. I hope that I can continue in this fashion. I am feeling better than I thought I would so I know I am doing something right.
Your Friend Always;

Edie 2008-10-27 12:44:46 -0500 Report

Well I got a call from the Drs.Office today and they said I am finally below 7 for my A1C. I will pick up a copy of my lab test results tomorrow and post them tomorrow nite for all after I post on here.

Now for todays numbers. I feel really good about them today.
@4:58am BG was 107 @7:13 BG was 83 took shot of byetta and ate a bowl of cherrios with a banana in it.
I had a sandwich spread sandwich for lunch and a glass of c.f.d.pepsi.@2:28 BG was 145 took my shot of 4units of Humalog.
For supper I took my shot of byetta and had chicken tenderloins and green beans with 4cheese pasta twists and the rest of my pepsi. @7:11 BG was 149 took my shot of humalog 4units again. and then @8 I took my shot of Lantus 80units for bedtime.
I also had a small bowl of popcorn.
Will talk to all tomorrow again.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-27 12:51:54 -0500 Report

Congratulations Edie! That is great about your A1C. Keep up the great work. I see more veggies and less carbs in your meals. I bet that is helping too.

GabbyPA 2008-10-26 14:41:59 -0500 Report

I felt a little more in control today. My list of things that work and don't is going to help me I think. I started high, but had a better day than I have had for a while. Now if I can just keep the stress away, i will do great! LOL

Walking: 1.93 miles (6747 steps)
Calories Burned: 1065 (cleaned the house today too)
Water intake: 58oz
Sleep: 8 hours

Early AM reading: 224
Before Breakfast: 200
Breakfast: sauteed and raw veggies, agave, vinegar, camomile tea, chickpease, water
Before Lunch: 146
Lunch: Salad with beans and dressing, oriental rice snack, water with lime and stevia
Before Dinner: 167
Dinner: Chicken wrapped in bacon with cream cheese, salad with dressing, unsweet tea
2 Hour After: 180 (+13) Not bad
Snack: icecream, home made s'more bar

tomorrow I will have to fight off the urge for HOT CHOCOLATE...it is supposed to get cool tonight.

Edie 2008-10-26 12:55:05 -0500 Report

Good Evening everyone.
I think I did alright for today. @6:12am BG level was 88 Took my Byetta 5mcg.shot and I had an english muffin and a fried egg on it. Had a cup of Hot Cocoa also for breakfast. @ 4:53 BG was 139 I took 2units of Humalog and 5Mcg. shot of Byetta then ate 1 pork chop, mac and cheese and peas for supper and had 2 glasses of Lemonade today also. Both were 32oz. @7:58 BG was 102 Took last shot of Lantus 80units for the day.My pm snack was 3 cinnamon graham crackers.
Liquid to drink:72oz.
Sleep last nite: 8 1/2 hours for a change. felt good earlier now am real tired. I'm going to bed early again tonite and see what happens tomorrow.
Good Nite All.
Your Friend Always;

Edie 2008-10-26 04:05:46 -0500 Report

Lets get this done before any more trouble. On Friday the 24th @4:30 BG level was 82 and didn't eat till after 11:00am Had a Fasting Dr. App. @11:45BG was 65 ate a baggie of Grapes 32oz.C.F.D. Pepsi and a Meat sandwich with Miracle Whip and cheese @5:06pm BG 107 Had Tuna Noodle Casserole finished the Pepsi from lunch and 24oz. water. @9:08 BG level 184 Had shots and meds for the day had Pickle bologna and snack crackers for Bedtime snack.

Yesterday Oct. 25, Happy Birthday Bill. BG levels @6:02am 90 Breakfast was a bowl of Special K with 1/2 cup of milk and a baggie of mixed grapes plus 1/2 of a cinnamon roll with frosting (can't eat these unless home made from now on to sweet for me) LOL I'm sweet enough.
@11:32 BG 191 took shot for it and ate some of my grapes started Lunch and the power went out no cooking till it comes back on. I got bored no Elec. no sewing, computer gone,hard to read rainy outside and cloud cover made it hard to read.

Power came back on finished lunch intime for supper ate snack crackeres and cheese puffs while bored.@5:28 BG 145 not bad for snacking all afternoon. I eat when I get worried or bored. Bad habit need to break.
Supper Hambruger and Fries with cream corn. Cup of Hot Cocoa to warm up from the inside out. Ate one Hamburger and 5fries with three bites of cream corn. Not to hungry now.
7:48 BG 164 Took last shots for the day.

Not bad for a bad weather day and power outage could have been better. We had a little rain got chilled inside and didn't go out when it cleared up. I was lazy yesterday. Will do better today. Have so far. Will talk more later.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-26 06:24:37 -0500 Report

Did you guys have a storm? Power outages are hard to deal with because so much stuff that can be eaten cold is processed. Bad for my levels.
I know we had a lot of rain, and a cool front came thru. This week we are supposed to be getting into the low 40's and upper 30's at night. OHHHHH, I LOVE it!!.

BINGO 2008-10-27 03:40:06 -0500 Report

sounds like me. I get bored then i eat.old habits lol. My weight was down 4 pounds at the drs. fri. and i am only 177 steps above my target for the month. Dr Nechay was a little more pleased with my steps total fri except for Aug where i walked 156,901 steps for the month. last month it was only 124,098 he liked that better your friend BINGO

GabbyPA 2008-10-24 15:03:14 -0500 Report

Getting ready for my partners wedding. Such a wonderful young man getting married to an equally wonderful young woman tomorrow. My husband and I were out today, getting center pieces made and preparing what we can for a beautiful day tomorrow. It is almost like my own son getting married, he's such a great kid.

Walking: 2.15 miles (7515 steps)
Calories Burned: 415
Water: 56 oz
Sleep:8 hours

Before Breakfast: 201
Breakfast: lc wraps, itilian beef, mozzarella cheese, alfalfa sprouts, soy milk, aloe vera gel, vinegar, agave, water, chia seeds
Lunch: salad with broccoli and beets, dressing, unsweet tea
Before Dinner: 171
dinner: Pizza casarole, breadstick, unsweet tea, chia seeds
2 Hours after: 214 (+43)
Snack: water, ice cream, nuts

I am whipped. Wedding tomorrow and more decorating to do for it. I will up and on the run...here comes the bride....

Edie 2008-10-25 06:42:37 -0500 Report

Your doing real good Gabby, I wish my numbers would come down like yours is with out meds. I am loseing weight the Dr. said yesterday but won't tell me how much yet. He said when I hit the 20 pound mark he will tell me then. LOL
According to our scale at home I'm down 12 pounds. Yeah. I was at 265 now down to 253 that is 12 pounds I got 8 more to go then I can buy me a new outfit. I get one new outfit with every 20# gone and when I hit 150# again I get a new Wardrobe completely so everything will fit like new. LOL I am buying things that will be easy to take in so I can continue to wear them later. LOL
Your friend always;

I'll post yesterdays and todays tonite. Bill is hungry and have to go. sorry about that.

GabbyPA 2008-10-25 12:36:54 -0500 Report

Oh,, the wedding was beautiful! I am whipped though. Working one is a lot harder than just showing up. But well worth it for such a special young man. Even my husband cired...but he really is a big softy.

I ate horrible today. On the go, no time is no excuse. But I did really yucky.

Walking: 2.19 miles (7690 steps)
Calories burned:464
Water:72 oz
Sleep: 7 hours

Before breakfast: 228 YIKES!!
Breakfast: lc wrap, beef, laughing cow cheese, soy milk, aloe, vinegar, agave, water, chia seeds
Lunch: Long john silvers fish and chips, unsweet tea, water Yep, I ate the fries too...bummer
Before Dinner: 186
Dinner: pasta with sauce, salad with dressing, water

MY feet are telling me to go to bed...who listens to feet?! LOL Talk to you guys tomorrow.

Edie 2008-10-26 00:19:45 -0500 Report

Gabby you didn't do as bad as I thought you would. For working a wedding and stuff you got more exercise than you think and the numbers weren't as bad as could have been. You rock girl. Go get them and keep up the good job.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-23 14:27:18 -0500 Report

I am having the hardest time this week getting in exercise. I feel like I am really getting behind the 8 ball. I will snap out of it, but I hope it is very soon. I need to be doing that so much.

Walking: .90 miles (3140 steps)
Calories Burned: 106
Water: 48 oz
Sleep: 6.5 hours

Before Breakfast: 200
Breakfast: Sauteed veggies with beans, broccoli, soy milk, vinegar, aloe gel, agave, salsa, chia seeds, water
Lunch: Salad with tuna and dressing, apple, natural peanutbutter, water with lime
Before Dinner:142
Dinner: pot roast, salad, mozzerela cheese, unsweet tea, LC wrap, water
2hours After: 173 (+31)
Snack: icecream, oatmeal cookies

Edie 2008-10-23 13:45:18 -0500 Report

Here are my numbers for Oct. 23,2008
@8:19am BG level was 60 I took my 5mcg Byetta and had a glass of milk and a baggie of grapes and was on the go till 10:00 got home and found there was still a small helping of taco salad I thought they had ate it all yesterday so I ate 1/2 of it and had 10 grapes for dessert with a 12oz. can of C.D.Pepsi then @ 5:32 BG levle was 90 again took 5mcg of Byetta ate supper by 6 had a sm. helping of mashed potatoes with hamburger gravy and corn had 6 sm. choc. covered shortbread cookies. and a 32oz. glass of Icewater. @7:44 BG level was 146 took 4units of Humalog and @8:00 BG was 145 and took last shot of the day 80units of Lantus. Have a Drs. App. at 8:00 so am truning in early tonite. Will let you know how it goes when I get home afterwards.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-22 14:47:48 -0500 Report

With the days so nice, I am finding it hard to want to work. Man, it is wonderful this time of year.

Walking: 1.17 miles (4093 steps)
Calories Burned: 238
Water: 44 oz
Sleep: 8.5 hours

After exercise: 166
Before Breakfast: 220 (sheesh!)
Breakfast: sauteed veggies with eggs and salsa, aloe vera, vinegar, soy milk, camomile tea, water
Before lunch: 162
Lunch: Salad with dressing and almonds, water
Snack: apple with peanutbutter
Before Dinner: 170
Dinner: Chef salad with dressing, breadsticks, olive oil, unsweet tea, water, lime, stevia
2 Hour after: 221 (+41)
Snack: icecream with chocolate chip cookies.

Edie, I was in Jo-Anns today looking at quilting fabric. Once I save up to get my stuff, I will be sending you a bundle with a pattern. I am getting excited about that.

Edie 2008-10-23 01:12:02 -0500 Report

What Pattern are you thinking about, I have several and if you are thinking about more than one I can make some samples of them and post for you to see what they look like and then you pick the one you like best or two that way it can be a reversable one. I will make sure that I have it or both. So that I can get started when your material gets here I want to stay busy and am learning how to use a Quilting Frame with the Machine. Thanks Gabby
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-23 04:20:44 -0500 Report

Actually, I want to design it myself. I want one that is Diabetic Connect...I don't want a big one, so I think I can get you a basic pattern and you can fill in the gaps with what you like to do best. I will be working on it soon. It will be fun.

Edie 2008-10-23 05:45:36 -0500 Report

Alright you design one and I'll make it. What size do you want Wall hanging or throw size to cuddle in on cold nights.

GabbyPA 2008-10-23 11:43:28 -0500 Report

I am just looking for a cuddle one. I will do it based on a square. I will design the square and then you can put them together to make the quilt. Does that sound simple enough? so it will basically be a block quilt.

Edie 2008-10-23 13:47:18 -0500 Report

Fine with me. It can even be applique if you want. I'll do my best with it for you.

Edie 2008-10-22 12:42:27 -0500 Report

I did a little better today than yesterday. But here goes.@5:35 am BG 128 Took 2units of Humalog and 5mcg.of Byetta Had a bowl of Cherrios and 10 grapes with a 1/2 cup of milk. @1:20BG level 174 That was after Lunch I had Taco Salad and this time I put on extra Salsa and some sour cream 12oz.can of pepsi (caffine Free Diet) @3:19 BG level 110 we finished off the Taco salad for supper and @8:02 BG level 168 had 4units of Humalog and My 80units of Lantus that way I'm not late tonite taking it.
Steps from 12:30 on when I put the counter on 3386
calories:91.4 this afternoon not to good but better than I have been doing.
Your Friend Always;

Edie 2008-10-22 00:38:47 -0500 Report

Here are my numbers for Tues. Oct. 21st I was so busy getting my computer/sewing room changed around to get in and out without crawling That I didn't take as good care of my self as I usually do. Sorry for the bad day.
@4:33 am BG level was 81 then @ 9:04 am it was 68 I ate taco salad for breakfast and lunch then I had BBQ beef and fried potaotes and onions with Green Beans no dessert tonite. Had Graham Crackers around 10 and went to bed
Steps: 6587
miles: 2.703
Calories burned: 177.9
It took me over 3 hours to get the room done but Quilting Frame and Machine on front wall across the room from the door. and my Desk is on Wall by door in corner by closet It gives me a cubicule for working on the computer but set up Machine and started to use it today and broke the needle already.
Will post todays numbers tonite to get back on track. As I have not put on my counter yet today the numbers will be off tonite. LOL
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-21 15:30:25 -0500 Report

Hello all...I have recovered from the firestorm a few discussions down the block. What a mess, it plays with my mind. Dang.

Walking: 1.88 miles (6598 steps)
Calories Burned: 415
Water: 64 oz
Sleep: 5 1/2 hours

After Exercise: 175
Before Breakfast: 198
Breakfast: Sauteed veggies, soy milk, chia seeds, aloe gel, vinegar, agave
Before Lunch:203
Lunch: Salad with dressing and tuna, water, camomile tea
Before Dinner: 176
Dinner: Almost curry chicken (see the new post in our recipes) steamed broccoli, cantalope, unsweet tea
2 Hour after dinner: 217 (+41)
Snack: icecream with nuts, oatmeal cookie

I need some motivation to get the 200's out of my day. I am kind of messed up on what to do. I think I need to start over and regroup.

Edie 2008-10-22 00:29:09 -0500 Report

Take the day off regroup and then start fresh in the morning. If your still having trouble getting the numbers down then try different things and log what is working and what is not. That may help you more to get those numbers down. I have read the firestorm this morning and Got very upset with the whole thing. I put in my 2 cents worth and if any one has a problem with what I said they can email me either here or at TawasSquaw2007@yahoo.com small
I come here to help and get help not to get into fights with people so I'll stay out of them in the future and just get what I need to get me better and control this blasted Disease the best I can, and stress don't help me at all with this crap.LOL

Edie 2008-10-20 13:14:48 -0500 Report

Here are my numbers for yesterday. BG levels time:number
4:10am : 121; 6:48 am : 106; 9:18am : 115
12:47PM 203; 8:17pm : 209

I ate 2 slices of wheat toast with one egg and an Italian sausage on them.
for lunch I ate a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich with a beef and bean burritto
for supper I ate Taco Salad
to drink today I had a 32oz. glass of ice water and a 20oz. bottle of Diet Pepsi.
That is it for tonite. Have a good nite will talk to yas tomorrow if I get done with my new machine learning about it and starting to use it.
Your Friend Always;

Edie 2008-10-19 23:15:30 -0500 Report

Good Morning Here are my numbers for yesterday. I went to bed before I posted this part last nite so am doing it now. Also includes what I walked thru the nite. Will Start posting numbers this way the following Morning. Will try to do it by 7:15 each day.
Walking steps: 9598
Miles covered: 3.938
Calories burned:259.1
BG levels yesterday:
@8:02 am 132 ; @5:03 pm 103 ; @8:06 pm 102 BP was 114/65 and Pulse was 90 they were checked @ 8:02 am

BINGO 2008-10-20 03:35:58 -0500 Report


GabbyPA 2008-10-19 16:04:44 -0500 Report

Oh, the cool weather is here! I love it! I wait all year for this and it is always worth it. Autumn....mmmmm wonderful.

Walking: 1.46 miles (5100 steps)
Calories Burned: 328
Water: 64 oz
Sleep: 11 1/2 hours ! OMG I was tired!

Before Breakfast: 146 (another record!)
Breakfast: oatmeal with soy milk, raw sugar and nuts, aloe, vinegar, stevia and water
Before Lunch: 233 (YIKES! Oatmeal was not such a good idea)
Lunch: Salad with dressing and chicken, beets, pickles, and water
Snack: Lindt choclolate
Before Dinner: 168
Dinner: stuffed pork chop, salad with dressing, sauted summer squash, unsweet tea, and water
2 Hrs after: 165 (-3) Woo Hoo!
Snack: vanilla icecream, cashews

It is late (that's what I get for so much sleep, but the covers felt good on a chilly morning) Tomrrow I am back to my veggie breakfast. I might try oatmeal again another day, but I was bummed about todays reading. I think I have to cut my portion on it. I would like to eat it, there are so many good things it can do for me.

Edie 2008-10-19 23:30:45 -0500 Report

How large is your helping of Oatmeal. I find if I get the sengal servings that I can mix in my bowl with different flavors my numbers don't go up like it does for the Reg. Oatmeal. Try it that way and see what it does for you.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-20 00:57:38 -0500 Report

I had just over a cup of oatmeal made with water, not milk. That is why I like my veggies, I can have a lot and it fills me up. And for oatmeal to work the way it needs to on cholerstorl, you are supposed to have 2 servings (about a cup). I will try again soon and work around it a bit.

Edie 2008-10-19 10:32:06 -0500 Report

For Breakfast I had a bowl of Special K cereal and for my morning snack I had 5 snack crackers and 10 slices of pickled bologna that is how many slices I got off the chunk I cut off from the jar.
I put the meat for Supper in the sink with cold water to thaw and went to the store and got the groceries I wanted for this week. Now I have Ramen Soup for lunces and I also picked up 2 Boxes of Graham Crackers to switch between with red and white grapes also. Then for Sunday Supper I fixed the Beef steak and cut a small piece off for me and the mashed potatoes small helping and lots of Callord Greens. They hit the spot tonite. Were having Taco Salad tomorrow nite. I am getting hungry for this so will make it. Bill and Gerry wants a large one made. Bill will be carrying some to work on Tues and Weds. If there is any left he will also get it for Thurs. and Fri. That way I'm not tempted to eat it everyday till gone. LOL I'm going to make it spicy that way my numbers stay low after eating it. Lots of Vegs. init also I have grabed the Dole Veg. salad fixings that way more of a veg. salad with the meat and refried beans added to it. Next week I'm making Cajun Chicken and Egg Rolls for Supper 2 nites. I might fix Cajun Meatloaf for Sat.or Sun. next weekend.

GabbyPA 2008-10-19 11:46:13 -0500 Report

I can't bring myself to do collard greens. How do you fix them? I know they and Kale are good for me, but I just can't do the cooked with vinegar thing...I love raw spinach, but not cooked. Do you do something special with it?

Edie 2008-10-19 12:00:45 -0500 Report

No I just opened the can and put in the microwave and heated them up for 2 mins. and then ate them just like that. LOL It took some getting use to but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I have started eating alot more green leafy Vegs. than I use to. I like Mixed Vegs. salad I cut up an onion into a can of Mixed Vegs. and add alittle Miricule Whip that is my salad for Supper some times. LOL

Edie 2008-10-19 12:01:04 -0500 Report

No I just opened the can and put in the microwave and heated them up for 2 mins. and then ate them just like that. LOL It took some getting use to but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I have started eating alot more green leafy Vegs. than I use to. I like Mixed Vegs. salad I cut up an onion into a can of Mixed Vegs. and add alittle Miricule Whip that is my salad for Supper some times. LOL

caspersmama 2008-10-19 12:23:58 -0500 Report

Cook them with a ham hock and make sure to remove the spine of the leaf. It will never get soft enough. Kind of like cooking beans.

GabbyPA 2008-10-19 15:54:02 -0500 Report

But aren't they kind of slimy that way? that textrue just makes me squirm. I hated spinach growing up, until I found I could eat it raw. Then I was hooked. Weird, I know. Just that PILE of green is so not appitizing to me.

Edie 2008-10-19 23:22:36 -0500 Report

I'll try it with ham hock thanks for the suggestion. The can I used for supper last nite was nothing like spinach it held its texture and was not slimy I thought it tasted good. I had a larger than normal helping cause it did look so good LOL Bill and Gerry had to share the rest as I got my dish first. I am using a smaller plate now and Iam getting satisfied on less kinda funny because with the dinner plate I always seemed hungry even after eatting.

Edie 2008-10-18 13:15:48 -0500 Report

I am so tired tonite I'm just going to give it to you straight and then go on to bed.
@8:20am BG level 69 went out to Breakfast with Bill and 2 of our Grandchildren I had the Ugaldiy's skillet Vegs. with scrambled eggs ontop. 2 slices of wheat toast hot cocoa 2 cups.
@11:27 BG level was 131 not bad for the large Breakfast I had.
2units of Humalog and one beef and bean burrito for lunch then @7:32 BG level was 236 I took 12units of Humalog and then my 80units of Lantus. We put in the last new door today and it is kinda of sticking so he is going to pull it out tomorrow morning and try it again that is why we had pizza and breadsticks for supper. I also had a 20oz bottle of Caffine free diet pepsi with my supper.
sleep last nite about:6 hours

GabbyPA 2008-10-18 12:42:31 -0500 Report

Today was a busy one. Did a whole lot of hoofin' around and got a new bunch of fishies for the fish tank. Now i can sit for hours and watch that thing...very relaxing. Just what I need right now, to be sure. I did good until dinner today, but I will be ready for a great day tomorrow. Cold front coming thru, snuggles are in order. Yeah!! at least for one or two days.

Walking: 2.59 miles (9053 steps)
Calories Burned: 545
Water: 56 oz
Sleep: 7 1/2 hours

After exercise: 163
Dawn Phenom Stopper: trail mix
Before Breakfast: 193 (didn't work again)
Breakfast: LC Pasta with sauce and chicken breast, salad with dressing, soy milk, aloe gel, chia seeds, vinegar, water
Before Lunch: 160
Lunch: Salad with dressing and tuna, fresh beets, dill pickle, rice snacks, water
Snack: Pistachio nuts, water
Before Dinner: 168
Dinner: Cauliflower, onion with chicken sausage, ambrosia, beets, unsweet tea, chia seeds, bread stick
2 Hours after: 241 (+73!!!)

I got so disgusted on my after dinner reading I am headed for bed. It takes so little to get us out of kilter. I see why we MUST be dilegent in what we eat. Many of you don't see it as much as I do. No meds to help in the fight. I have only my mouth to keep me from spiking and I didn't do a very good job tonight. Bad combination I guess, fruit, beets and a breadstick.

Edie 2008-10-18 13:08:23 -0500 Report

Gabby we can't keep it down all the time. but you are doing your best and that is what counts here, remember don't beat yourself up we can do that for you.LOL But all things considered you are getting those numbers down and it might not be what your eating it could be stress that you don't even know is there doing this to you. Go with the flow and relax more it will be ok in the long run. Your doing great and so keep up the good work.
Your Friend Always;

GabbyPA 2008-10-19 02:02:01 -0500 Report

You are always my voice of reason Edie, thanks. I know my progress it going well. Now I have just gotten so used to seeing a 1 infront of the numbers instead of a 2 that I get a little freaky at a 240. I have not seen that for a few weeks. Maybe I need to do what I did last night with going to bed early and waking up late...I had a wonderful 149 this morning. I guess because I am so close, I just want to rush to the goal. When I was in the upper 200's it still seemed so far away.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-19 02:18:03 -0500 Report


You are doing so well. Don't beat yourself up for a 200 sugar. I keep my BG in control and everynow and then a 300 might pop in there. I get my self sick over it. The I stress myself up and it take me sometimes the whole day to get it down. You said your tummy was hurting and that might of had something to do with it. Relax…Deep breath …Do what you've been doing…and have a nice day today and don't worry. That causes stress and stress causes spikes in BG Debe

GabbyPA 2008-10-19 02:28:56 -0500 Report

Stress is a huge factor I am sure. I am always so Happy-go-lucky in life, but some of that has faded with all the things going on. I know I just have to be prepared, then my level of stress will drop.

Yep, that tummy issue was on and off for over a week, what a bummer. I think it was some pumpkin seeds I purchased. That was the last time I had trouble, so they got thrown out...so far so good since then. Whew!

It is true, once I get a number I don't like, it seems to take forever to work thru it. At least before it was days, now I think I have it down to at least 24 hours.

caspersmama 2008-10-19 02:32:36 -0500 Report

I have a feeling your high was do to the ambrosia. What do you think? Especially if it was made the southern way. Good luck today. I love reading what you two are eating everyday. It gives me ideas for dinner.

Edie 2008-10-19 02:57:59 -0500 Report

Gabby your doing so well don't worry about it so much. I know that eatting Pizza and breadsticks send mine upand over to the high side but yesterday we had that for Supper and I am paying for it today because I got the kind I wanted and not what Bill said to get. I got one loaded with fresh Vegs. and the meats we both like. I had 2 slices of Pizza and left 6 for Bill and Gerry then I had 3 breadsticks without sauce this time. I think I had a bug that was going around because now I am starting to feel better and have more energy than I had a week or even a month ago. The restroom has become my best friend today LOL
For Breakfast I had a bowl of Special K cereal and for my morning snack I had 5 snack crackers and 10 slices of pickled bologna that is how many slices I got off the chunk I cut off from the jar. I have had it for almost a week and still have about half of the jar left with my son Gerry eatting it also. He knows I use it for my Diabetic snacks and so he has stoped taking large pieces off of the Rope in the jar. Otherwise I would have to find a different snack for me till I go to the store again. LOL

GabbyPA 2008-10-19 03:16:41 -0500 Report

My ambrosia is made with all the wrong stuff. Coconut, bananas, grapes, pineapple, cool whip and of course the mini marshmallows. I usually skip it and the bread sticks, but I was feeling brave last night...oh, wait. No that was stupid. LOL

Yeah, and I just tested after my oatmeal...up 90 points! not good. I will have to experiment with it some more. Change portion sizes, add more nuts or something to slow down those carbs.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-19 03:39:32 -0500 Report

Gabby, Your allowed a treat here and there. The ambrosia okay once in a while. Just don't eat it everyday. I have a treat 1x a week. It took me a while to calulate in in my plans. It a trail and experient you have to work with. Do not allow let a treat here and there scare you. Once you figure how your body excepts them, you are going to do fine. It is scarey at first. For you everything your experiment with is so amazing to me. I love a challenge. You are doing this without medicine and I am very proud of your prognosis. I also enjoy Edie and you doing this, I think the two of youns are teaching allot of friends on this site. You go girls…

GabbyPA 2008-10-19 11:48:41 -0500 Report

You are so encouraging, and I thank you for that. I know I over react. I just want control so bad. Not that I am a control freak...oh, wait. Yes I am!! LOL I know one day it will seem so easy to get thru it all, I am eagerly awaiting that day.

BINGO 2008-10-20 03:33:09 -0500 Report


Edie 2008-10-17 14:11:03 -0500 Report

Ok first things first, My son found the paper I had wrote on day before yesterday so here are my Stats for that day;
Walking steps: 7686
Calories burned:207.5
was suppose to be choc.shake but was really Vanilla icecream with choc. syrup stirred in at McDonalds Med size cracked cup so when I got home I poured it into a 32oz. cup that Ithought I poured out the rest of water before Ileft home I was wrong. Melted faster and didn't taste right so I poured it out. I had drank half before pouring into other cup so I had probbolly 16oz of it.
Breakfast was 2 slices of wheat toast and a bowl of Special K with 1/2c. milk
Lunch was McDonalds fish sandwich and fries w/o salt and shake (not)
Supper was 2 cups of chili Mac and 12oz rootbeer.

Now for Fri. Oct.17th Happy Birthday to my Grandson Tanner who turned 5 today.
Breakfast; was 2 slices of toast with Peanutbutter and Liter Pepsi that I took on the road with me while Gerry was Job Hunting and I was driving.@ 11:15 BG level was 90 Lunch was 7 slices of pickle bologna with 7 snack crackers and Cheese puffs in a baggie, some of my pepsi Had all of my Meds on time as needed today Supper; We had hotdogs with baked Fries and peas and carrots Made a Cake but didn't eat any yet tonight.@7:42 BG was 267 Took humalog 16units and then @ 8:00 took Latus 80units. Night Snack 2 Graham Crackers and 12pz glass of ice water.

48oz of Pepsi, 12oz of water
Walking steps: 3635
Calories burned: 98.1

Sitting most of the day Sorry will try to do better tmorrow.

GabbyPA 2008-10-17 15:36:24 -0500 Report

Birthdays are tricky. I have not had too many in the family since I started my efforts in contorl, but I have two coming up real soon. Should be interesting.

Walking: 2.65 miles (9288 steps)
Calories Burned: 576
Water: 40 oz (not good)
Sleep: 6 1/2 hours

After exercise AM: 174
Dawn Phenom stopper: trail mix
Before Breakfast: 211 (hmmm didn't work)
Breakfast: sauted veggies, sprouts, pumpkin seeds, chia, aloe, agave, vinegar, gingerale (I think the pumpkin seeds have been the cause of my tummy trouble...it was back again today)
Before Lunch: 140
Lunch: Hummus LC wraps with sprouts, rice snack, water
Before Dinner: 186
Dinner: Chicken parmesean, salad with dressing, water, chia seeds
3 Hours after dinner: 140 (wow, that is unusual)
Snack: icecream, cashew nuts

I am beat, going to bed not so early, but not as late as I have been. Talk to you guys tomorrow...have a great weekend.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-18 02:12:28 -0500 Report

Gabby, Wow your counts are looking really good. Keep up the good work…

GabbyPA 2008-10-18 11:53:52 -0500 Report

Thanks Debe,
I think I got over the 200 hump and am going on the way down. I have adjusted a couple of things and it seems to be working. Every day I get all my numbers under 200 I rejoice. Now my goal will be soon to keep them under 170. I keep plugging....it takes forever it seems, but once I start leveling out where I want, I will be really paying attention to what is working and fine tune that.

caspersmama 2008-10-18 02:05:18 -0500 Report

I have to know, what is pickle bologna? and where do you get it.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-18 02:15:02 -0500 Report

Lynda, I have seen this at most deli's in any sore. It is bologna with diced up pieces of pickled pieces…

caspersmama 2008-10-18 03:07:57 -0500 Report

I will have to look for this. I love pickles. I usually get the garlic bologna but this sounds better. Thanks for the info.

Edie 2008-10-18 06:42:22 -0500 Report

I get mine from Save A Lot it comes in Jars one is snack bologna and the other is a Gal. Jar with pickled Ring Bologna. I am from Michigan and had to ask that the store near me here in Indiana get it for me. There are so many people down here eatting it now that sometimes I have trouble getting it.LOL

Edie 2008-10-18 06:44:31 -0500 Report

If you can't find it near you just put Ring Bologna in a Jar with White Vinegar and Water like you would cucumbers and onions. I fix both this way sometimes esspecially when I don't have the money to buy it. LOL

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-18 13:20:04 -0500 Report

The only kind I ever seen was the kind you slice like regular bologna. I never seen or heard of it in a jar. I learn something new everyday…Thanks Edie

Edie 2008-10-18 22:40:26 -0500 Report

Give me your address and I'll send you a jar of it. LOL Do you want the snack ones there is only 7 in it or would you like the 5 pound Rope one that is in a Gal. Jar.

Edie 2008-10-19 01:46:29 -0500 Report

No it is not. I got the jar out of the Frig. Packed in Vinegar Pickle it says. It is distributed bySpecialty Food Group,Inc. Newport News,VA 23606 Vinegar Pickle is Vinegar,water,and Salt. Hope this helpa you.
Your Friend Always;