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Dark chocolate, yay!

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:   140 calories 12 g. fat 3 g. protein 11 carbs 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!

Vilya

Vilya

 

More improvement

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. I bet she will be surprised!

Vilya

Vilya

 

Weight loss

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!

Vilya

Vilya

 

Frustrated.

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.   I've been living this new life for a week and a half, but it feels like months already. This is a radical change. I keep telling myself to think about all the new clothes I'll be able to buy, and the physical stuff I'll be able to do. Going to the grocery store sucks.   And because I never want to leave a blog post on a negative: had my lowest number yet today, a 147 before lunch. Every day seems to get just a little better.

Vilya

Vilya

 

Random stuff...

I can't wait to get the USB cable for my meter (One Touch Ultra2), so I can download the software and start making pie charts. I love seeing data in graphs and charts. Nerd alert!   My numbers have been kind of all over the place, and I'm interested to see what it looks like in graph form. The numbers are still too high, but they have been gradually coming down, thanks to exercise and lower carbs. I'm not thanking the Met just yet, as it's only been a week on that. I am very impatient and want my numbers to be normal, like, yesterday, but I'm going to have to wait!   Been sick this whole week with a yucky cold, and I haven't exercised in 2 days. I feel antsy, like I can actually FEEL the BS rising without the exercise. :T   Did I mention my awesome score on test strips from eBay? Got a pack of 100 for $40, and they don't even expire for 2 more months! That beats the sh*t out of the $53 I paid for a pack of 50 at Walgreen's! Thank you, fellow diabetics, for educating me about Amazon and eBay.

Vilya

Vilya

 

Sick...

Awful cold that started on Monday. I feel like poo. As my sugars are still not under control yet without being sick, I don't like having this cold on top of my recent dx. Oh well, I'm sure it will all turn out OK.   I went for a short walk last night, even with the sickness, because I'm so terrified of not getting my exercise in. With my BG still in the high 100's/low 200's, I'm trying like heck to bring it down as quickly as possible.   This disease sucks.

Vilya

Vilya

 

So, this happened...

I have "officially" had Type 2 diabetes for a week now. Since then, I've lost 7 lbs. and completely changed my eating habits. My numbers are still in the low 200's, though I did have one day last week where it was in the high 100's. Considering that I've had after-meal spikes in the 300's, I will take the high 1's for now. I just increased my dose of Met to 1000 mg., so that should help too.   I've been going through the 7 stages of grief. Some days I'm OK, other days I live in abject terror of something bad happening. I'm so scared I'm going to die. My vision has been pretty blurry the past few days, which scares me. I do have an appt. with the eye doctor. Making that appt. helped me feel in control.   I'm a control freak by nature, with OCD tendencies. Those things actually help with diabetes management, I think. But the flip side is that I spend a lot of time worrying, which does NOT help. I'm trying to take things one day at a time.   One intersting thing - I thought for sure I would just DIE if I couldn't eat bread and pasta and potatoes. But the thing is, I haven't craved those things at all. I'm starting to think I just ate them out of habit, and because I was stuck in that awful cycle of carb-loading, then crashing, then needing to carb-load again.   Positive things: I've lost 28 lbs. since May. One thing this disease is going to force me to do is lose weight, which is GOOD. I needed to anyway. As a dear friend of mine always says, "Onward!"

Vilya

Vilya

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