Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whole30 Round 3, Day 3

Not a lot of details for today because I'm setting up a new computer. But foods were great and blood sugars were even greater. I did indeed email with my endocrinologist and am discontinuing the glimiperide at least until the W30 is over. That will avoid any low blood sugars caused by the high protein/high fat/low carb characteristics of W30. If blood sugars rise, I'll go back on in it a step-wise fashion from 0.5 mg up to the 1 mg I was taking.

I went to orientation in the weight/machine room at the YMCA today. We focused on upper body and then I spent some time on the BioStep. I was pretty dazzled by the shiny objects and figure if it makes me move, then I shall move. I'll do part 2 tomorrow.

And day 3 is in the bag.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Whole30 Round 3, Day 2

Holy cow, my fasting blood sugar was 137. That's over 100 points down from yesterday. In one day, my sugars are already coming down overall. It was 145 after breakfast and after exercise.

Breakfast was meh. Leftovers and eggs. Potatoes/onions along with some pancetta and eggs tossed in. The asparagus are canned, which I do love, but they weren't amazing this morning. It fueled me, but it didn't excite me. 

Now lunch is a different story. Baby organic lettuces, egg salad (2 eggs), pumpkin seeds, and olives, and a side of strawberries. Oh yeah, that's better. My blood sugar after lunch should be okay.

With low blood sugars, I needed another trip to the store for bananas and apples. I'm not ready to cut back on my meds yet, but in a few days, I'll be in touch with the endo with new numbers and will most likely not have to carb up with fruit to keep levels in order. 

Dinner was pretty damned good. I had a beef filet and cooked mushrooms, green beans, and onions in the same pan with some ghee. The green stuff is guacamole that is compliant. It was great and very filling. BS after dinner was 110. 

I used the thinnest blade on the mandoline and sliced up some zucchini, seasoned them, and baked on parchment for an hour or so at a low heat (about 250°). Some of them are actually crispy! A little heavy on the paprika, but every time I make something like this, it's a trial.

The breakdown looks good today. I'm still working on bumping up the protein. The carbs include banana, apple, and strawberries, and that is reflected in the sugar as well. When I lower the diabetes meds, I'll also cut back on the fruit intake, but right now, I need it to not crash. 

Overall, a good day 2. I've had 4 cigarettes, so still struggling on the quit smoking front, but getting there!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Whole30 Round 3 Day 1

I'm feeling pretty good about deciding to do a Whole30. The larder is stocked and there's no reason to sway from the rules. The sugar addiction will start to fade after a few days, but I suspect it will be a small issue for the first little bit. Adding quitting smoking to the mix is going to be interesting, but I have prepped on that point too. Taking my life back.

A little breakfast. I discovered I like grape/cherry tomatoes at a Superbowl party, so I have a tub of those to enjoy. Winnie left me a half an apple, so onto the plate it went. Two fried eggs seasoned with a touch of nutritional yeast, and I was good to go. Loving eggs is going to be a challenge too, but not one I can't face head on. I've sort of OD'd on them over the past several years. This morning is Moral Mondays, so I'll be busy with that. I have a few errands to run and then work time. 

1:30 p.m. Lunch. Applegate hot dog (compliant), and a melange of cabbage, onions, garlic, and potato sauteed in bacon fat. Holy cow, it's good. Did Moral Mondays and came home hungry. BS is a little high before lunch, but I'm sure that's because of a high fasting, which I did not take. That will level out in a day or two. Strawberries on tap for snack later. 

Okay, shoot me. I had potatoes twice today. This time, they were with canned asparagus and a burger ground from the loin I purchased the other day. The sauce is Tessamae's Caesar dressing and well, it was darned tasty. I will absolutely buy it again. It's 100% compliant and well, there ya go. Thank you once again Tessamae's

My Fitness Pal breaks down today's intake and I'm liking what I see. I need to up the protein, but did cook up some chicken today so I have extra around. (I will miss cheese for this, but oh well.) The sugar being down is way great. My blood sugars are telling the tale too. I am sort of surprised at the calories taken in, but am not focusing on them right now. 

On another note:
I'm not smoking :) Cinnamon sticks (organic, of course, from McCormick) help a lot. I've got this!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Whole30 Round 3 begins tomorrow

Time for a reset and dose of serious ownership of my diabetes via food. I have already started exercising again, now for step 2.

In addition, tomorrow happens to be my quit smoking date. That will be a bigger challenge than a Whole30.

I've been prepping for both for a couple weeks. Groceries are bought, cinnamon sticks are on my desk, and I even have Xanax if I feel like killing someone. I'll keep that as a last resort, though.

The first part of the upcoming week is very busy, beginning with a production meeting for On Golden Pond tonight and quickly followed by Moral Mondays and three days of exercise classes.

It's going to be a good week. I'm scared and yet looking forward to the changes. I just need to make the commitment and do it.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Superbowl Blood Sugar Day

Holy crow. My fasting blood sugar was 341. That's not good. No wonder I feel like a sluggish pig. Sigh. Now to beat it back down the rest of the day.