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Lows Update

Posted Apr 15 2011 12:00am
Today was a great day! I've been doing pretty well on avoiding low blood sugars the past few days. I have been slightly higher than normal, but I'm still working out the balance.

I was up early for breakfast, since I had my phone interview at 8 am. I was 100 at 3 am then down to  61 when I got up for breakfast. I'm out of Juicy Juices now, so I had a few Powerbar gels for quick sugar.

For breakfast I had a little bit of my bulghur mix left, so I mixed that with lowfat plain Kefir then added raw oats, granola, chia seeds, slivered almonds and coconut. I mixed it all together and it was delicious and filling! I also had a big cup of coffee to wake me up before my interview.
My interview seemed to go well! I was 180 afterwards (stress), so I headed over to the gym to get in a quick workout (alternated fast running and walking on the treadmill) before I had to get ready for my 11:00 French class.

After French I came home and spent most of the day right here in our den!

I love relaxing in here with my roommates as we watch the Food Network, HGTV or E!

I had a late lunch around 1 pm. I didn't have much to pick from in terms of what to eat, so I had a snack platter of a whole wheat tortilla (low carb), baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, apple (later added a little Sunbutter for fats) and hummus. I replenished my hummus supply from the Farmer's Market- this hummus is the best! It's full of herbs.

I needed some green in my lunch, so I made a big batch of kale chips. (Kale, olive oil, Garlic Gold, pepper). Easy and quick- just 15 minutes in a 375 oven. Once they were finished, I added nutritional yeast.

I was planning on doing a research paper today, but I've moved those plans to tomorrow :) Instead I did a yoga video, snacked on cottage cheese mixed with peanut flour, Kashi Heart to Heart and a little peanut butter, then got manicures and pedicures with one of my roommates! I went with Cajun Shrimp, one of OPI's most popular colors. It's finally warm enough for my toes to be showing!
My two roommates and I decided to go out for an early dinner together. We only have a few weeks left together, so we need to enjoy our time! A new taco shop just opened in town, so we headed over to check it out. I pulled out some of my favorite sandals! I bought these last summer in France during the HUGE monthlong government-regulated July sales.
I included this picture because you can see my very organized cabinet of diabetic supplies... I need to clean up that area...

At the taco shop, I was excited to see a lot of options I like. I got a salad and chose everything I wanted on it. I chose black beans, tofu, peppers, onions, tomatoes, guacamole, and cilantro. Fine vegan dining at a Mexican restaurant. After dinner we headed a few doors down to a local bar on top of a restaurant. The restaurant is called City Grocery and the bar is just The Grocery. We were early enough to actually get a table! I had a glass of cabernet.

I had a mug of coffee this afternoon and my stomach's been hurting ever since. Every once in a while, coffee really makes my stomach hurt. I didn't give any insulin for my wine, since wine almost always lowers my blood sugar, but I checked it a little while ago about two hours after dinner and I was 58
I really wasn't in the mood for juice or gels or glucose tablets, so I ate a big bowl of green grapes (they're really high in sugar, right?) and a few roasted almonds. Don't worry, I'll be sure to test again before bed. 
Now I'm watching Secretariat with one of my roommates. We went to Redbox for Country Strong, but it was sold out, so we got Secretariat instead. I love it just like I love love love Seabiscuit, because I'm such a horse person, but I know other people don't get into these type of movies as much as I do. My family has probably seen Seabiscuit 50 times thanks to my constant need to watch it. It's just such an uplifting movie!

Have a great night!
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