Friday, October 14, 2016

Stupid Sweet Potatos

I LOVE sweet potatoes.  Baked. Fried. Mashed. I don't care how you cook them, I LOVE sweet potatoes.  I was not happy the last time I had a sweet potato. My number was high after I ate but I didn't test before. Tonight, we bbq'd a tri tip and I heated up the other half of the baked sweet potato. I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on it too. Cauliflower joined the meal.
 Number? 95 mg/Dl
Carb Count? 24 to 30 carbs
Fiber Count? 10 g.
Time? 6:35pm
Testing results (and comments)
7:15pm -  40 minutes later: 176 mg/dL  (ugh)
7:45pm - 1 hour and 10 minutes later: 194 mg/dL (UGH)
Hop on the Precor for 30 minutes at a medium pace
Decide sweet potatoes are off my menu because I can't just have one bite.
8:17pm - 1 hour and 42 minutes: 167 mg/dL
8:59pm - 2 hours 24 minutes: 125 mg/dL
Not just time but exercise too in order to get my number 

down faster than what my
body could have done on it's own. 

Oh and a few very large glasses of water.

Live and learn or in my case - Eat and test.
No more sweet potatoes.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Guessing Games or Why is My Number So High??

We had the most delicious filet mignon steaks wrapped in bacon barbecued to perfection. My BF had a baked potato and I had a sweet potato. Half of a sweet potato. Worst case scenario 38 g of carbs. I didn't test before dinner so after I thought I would check. OOPS! 197 mg/dL. Man, it is at times like this that I wish I had remembered to test BEFORE I ate. Now I play the guessing game, was it high because I munched on Cheetos puffs? They only have 1 g of carbs each and I had 5. Seriously? Can you say, "Get on the Precor and walk that high number down - NOW!"?  So I did. 30 minutes on the Precor, 2000 steps, heart rate up, not much sweat. New test - 120 mg/dL. Oh yeah. So when I eat the other half of that sweet potato, I'm testing first!  Don't like the guessing game.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Chicken Cordon Bleu Low Carb Meal

Chicken Cordon Bleu. Chicken breast pounded out thin. Slice of black forest ham. Slice of swiss cheese. Roll. Brush with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with bread crumbs and garlic.
Yummy supper with cauliflower on the side.  Low carb, about 15 g, too!

5:45 pm 96 mg/dL
6:29 pm 100 mg/dL
7:30 pm 104 mg/dL
So I ate a graham cracker with whipped cream and 4 blackberries
9:43 pm 104 mg/dL

I love this meal!!!