Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Plan Works, But I'm Not

I gained two pounds this week, so I'm back up to 261. Bummer, but I'm not surprised.  I needed to go food shopping, and didn't plan my meals.  Plus, I'm finishing up uterine appreciation week.  I ended up eating at McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Lil Caesar's all in one day.  I was fairly certain my colon was really, really mad at me.  Then I had to do lab work this morning, and it had been 15 hours since I'd eaten; well, I passed out in the chair when they drew my blood.  At least I got orange juice and some crackers out of that. 

I ended up in the health food store at 10am this morning.  I decided to buy hemp powder protein mix so I'm not stuck eating lunch meat for my protein snack all the time.  I also bought hemp seeds and hemp milk.  Does this make me a pot head?  Tee add that together with fruit and vanilla and it should make a very healthy and tasty smoothie.  I'll be experimenting big time here.  I like fruit, but sometimes have a hard time choking it down.  I'll be trying blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, bananas, oranges, lemons, limes and more!  I'm actually quite excited about this.   One thing that has been a real bummer about diabetes is the lack of dessert.  I'm not a huge dessert person, but sometimes a person just wants a sweet.  Hopefully these protein shakes will satisfy my sweet tooth and stabilize my blood sugar at the same time.  And also, it helps me to avoid eating so much meat, and the salt that comes with meat.  I'm not anti-meat (I adore a decent steak) but eating meat so much was adding calories I wasn't interested in, plus way too much sodium.  I'm hoping this will work well for me.

I have my last speech before my class ends next week.  I have an A in the class right now.  Did I mention that I graduate in April?  I'm so happy to be nearly done!


Jennifer M. said...

Have you tried eating fish? That's good protein (which is a good thing to eat when trying to regulate blood sugar) and won't have as much salt, etc, as red meat.

Jennifer M. said...

Oh and congrats on almost graduating!!