A place for me to basically talk myself though this disease, and all the "stuff" that goes with it.
I didn't really do much today, and consequently found myself nibbling most of the day. Still low-carb, but the extra calories aren't great. At least I did eat a big salad in there, so it wasn't a total loss.
I've discovered that I can eat dark chocolate without it spiking my BS. What I'm eating is Scharffen Berger's 82% dark.
The 1-oz. bar has:
12 g. fat
3 g. protein
4 g. fiber
NET CARBS - 7
I find it delicious and not bitter at all, probably because my tastebuds have changed so much. It doesn't take much sugar for something to taste sweet now. I'm just glad I can still have chocolate!
I'm getting a little better each day.
Three weeks in, and I had my lowest-ever fasting number today: 118.
And then before lunch today I was 109. I think the Met is finally kicking in, but I've also taken my carbs down to very low levels - about 25 per day. I don't know if I can sustain that forever.
I do need to kick up the exercise a notch; that would probably allow me a few more carbs.
Back to the doctor this coming Monday.
Lost another 5 lbs. this week, so that brings my 2-week total to 12 lbs. I know this will slow down, but I'm enjoying it while I got it!
I ate 4 measly strawberries last night and this morning, and my blood sugar did not like it. Come on! This is what's so frustrating about this disease. I'm going to try eating them in the middle of the day, as I definitely seem to do best at that time. And maybe 3, instead of 4.
Tonight I'm making chicken cacciatore, with tomatoes and chicken broth. Usually I would eat this over rice, but I guess I'm eating it by itself! I can make some spinach, I suppose. Yuck.