Diabetes Support Group~~~Part 1

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  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Good morning Debbie.

    I go to the heart doctor today to get my circulations check out in my feet.

    You take it easy and get yourself well.

    Love your quote.

    Nice hearing from you.
    Marie
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Say what a great morning it is. Just love it.

    Debbie, hope you are feeling better by now.

    I cook me a pot of homemade chili and beans and had them over some shredded letuce/ It was so good. with a bowl of Jello and 2 big glass of lemonaid. Good meal.

    Bood sugar is till under control and I am happy over that.

    :drinker: :drinker: :drinker:
    Caliecat
  • ellens292
    ellens292 Posts: 176
    Thanks for the link, Marie.
    Hope your circ is up to par.'
    I'm just on metformin and so far the blood sugars are mostly in the proper range in the mornings so that's good. Still seem to have other problems though.
    Day 4 logging. See if day 7 brings a drop, hopefully. but if not, keep on keeping on, right?
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    So glad you found us. My blood sugar is on target Every once in while It does get too low. And have to eat extra food. Just mess up my plans for the day.Not to mention my weight. But I will keep working on it. How do you like the food chart here. great huh!

    Glad you are here. I didn't know they had sunflowers in Canada, I thought they just grew down here in the southern part . Where sbout in Canada do you live? I have a very nice friend that live in.Sask. she post on the senior golden sneakers name is Gayla.

    Gald to have you.here. Maybe we can help one another.

    Caliecat:flowerforyou:
  • ellens292
    ellens292 Posts: 176
    CalieCat,
    I"m in the Okanagan Valley, BC. We have sunflowers, a wild variety that grow on the mountain sides, very bright and lovely this time of year. Sask. has a later spring than us. My husband grew up there; the winters are very cold.
    Glad your blood sugar is OK. How's the circulation?
    Ellen J
  • beyondchowhound
    beyondchowhound Posts: 2,102 Member
    Hi Ellen,
    I did add you as a friend.
    I don't have diabetes but my very good friend does and so I like to check into this site and see how everyone is doing. Good luck on your journey.
    I have been blowing it with the food lately and my ticker shows it. I had lost 10 pounds in 5 weeks but have just been blowing it for one reason or another, (I know everyone knows all the excuses that we use) but I still log in all the extra calories that I shouldn't be eating because I want to be honest with myself. I almost didn't log in my correct weight this morning but who am I kidding?? Anyhow things have slowed down for me at work and so I plan to look back on those days of good eating to see what I ate and start taking the weight off again. yup, anyhow I should probably just be quiet because I have been bad lately and so not a very good influence. :smile:
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Hi Chowhound,
    I am tickle to see you post here again. Just keep coming on and vent all you want to. We are your friends. How is your friend?

    Ellen--- I will know more after the doctor run all of these test. Which will take awhile. Our sunflowers is not even up yet. Lots of buttercups tho. All of our floers are in bloom. Our tulips , Iris and daffodil have long come and gone. Roses and other flowers are in full bloom. And our little garden is coming along just fine.

    Both of you have a good night.
    Caliecat
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    I am on to a new adventure today. Leaving off all artifally sweeten sugar and of course sugar. Other wise NO SWEETS. lETS SEE iF i AM CLIMBING THE WALLS BY TONIGHT.


    COLD TURKEY

    CALIECAT
  • beyondchowhound
    beyondchowhound Posts: 2,102 Member
    Hi Ellen,
    I did add you as a friend.
    I don't have diabetes but my very good friend does and so I like to check into this site and see how everyone is doing. Good luck on your journey.
    I have been blowing it with the food lately and my ticker shows it. I had lost 10 pounds in 5 weeks but have just been blowing it for one reason or another, (I know everyone knows all the excuses that we use) but I still log in all the extra calories that I shouldn't be eating because I want to be honest with myself. I almost didn't log in my correct weight this morning but who am I kidding?? Anyhow things have slowed down for me at work and so I plan to look back on those days of good eating to see what I ate and start taking the weight off again. yup, anyhow I should probably just be quiet because I have been bad lately and so not a very good influence. :smile:

    Hey it's the next day and my ticker is down again.
    this is not hard at all. Just takes a bit of control.
    Of course it's still morning. haha
    love my ticker. most days.
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Good morning Chowhound. Congrats on the the ticker drop. Don't that make you feel good. So glad to have you here. What a dear fiend you must be .
    I am trying something new this week. cutting out all splenda, and all that other bad stuff from my diet. I think My body will like that. I don't know if I will but we shall see. Will keep you posted on how I do.

    Your friend caliecat
  • beyondchowhound
    beyondchowhound Posts: 2,102 Member
    I have a real problem giving up Splenda also. I now miss the taste. I bought some liquid Stevia, which is a herbal product from the health food store, but I still can't get too used to the taste in my coffee although it's not really all that bad I guess. The powdered stevia is great in plain yoghurt or hot cereal, porridge etc. but not so good in coffee and tea.
    Yes I love that ticker sometimes. It's a love/hate thing.
    You sound like a good friend to have also.
    My sister is borderline diabetic also so I really like this site and of course you know that my very best friend is injecting insulin. Anyhow....off to rid myself of a few inches of grey roots.
    Have a great day Caliecat
    sure love the picture of your dog
  • ellens292
    ellens292 Posts: 176
    Is there a problem with using Splenda? It's been my sweetest friend for several years now and I haven't been aware of it hurting anything.'
    ps Callie - our wild sunflowers are only about a foot high. The planted ones that grown several feet aren't started yet.
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Hi ellen----Splenda is a fake sugar. It is better than some of the others but they still don't know what long term effect it has on our body. A lot of added addictive to it. And I am addictrve to it.. I am not willing to give up stevia yet tho. But will cut way down on it and just used it as a specalial treat. I have been having some unexplain headaches here latly. So what the heck I thought I will give it a try.B ut this is everybody personel goal. If you are confortable using Splenda then by all means enjoy it. I was just using way to much.

    Your friend
    Caliecat
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Good morning guys,
    Good news this morning. I lost 3 lbs this week. and I am proud of that. I am drinking a bi glass of ice water this morning instead of coffee. Now It is time for a big breakfast.
    caliecat
  • ellens292
    ellens292 Posts: 176
    Good for you Caliecat - 3 lbs. Step by step we win the race.
    Chowhound - You are leaving off with the Splenda too? For the same reasons?
    We had company for dinner last night and dessert was with Splenda, without it would have many more calories. As it was I stayed under my max calorie goal for the day, Yeh!
    Have a good day all.
    Ellen
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Hi Ellen, Good for you havin company an staying wihin you max. I had a good day also, No fake sugar. Just some Stevia., in my yogurt.

    I have started posting on another thread by leanlioness And its all about carbs.. It is helping me a lot. Things I did not know. Here is the link if you or anyone else would like to check it out.

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/51576-carb-conscious-peeps-may-2009

    I like what they have to say.

    Hello Chowhound. How are you doing, my friend.
    Marie
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Good morning everybody

    I have join this group and they are amazing for keepin their blood sugar in control Here is the site if you would like to take a look.
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/51576-carb-conscious-peeps-may-2009

    I have found it to be very informationals It has open up my eyes to a new way of thinking.

    Caliecat
  • beyondchowhound
    beyondchowhound Posts: 2,102 Member
    I still have Splenda in my cupboard. If you are making desserts with it, sounds wonderful to me. I just used to think it was derived from sugar and was natural and then after years found out it wasn't much better than twin sugar, if at all. So I am weaning off of it and do use powdered stevia in my yoghurts and hot cereal but I still can't get used to liquid stevia in my coffee. I force myself though. I wouldn't really worry about it too much, just cut down and maybe try out some stevia, powdered and liquid. I think losing weight while keeping ourselves happy is the main thing.
    Now I will have to check out that other website or thread, CalieCat.
    We have a rainy day here and I am getting suitcases of summer clothes out in all different sizes. I never know what size I am going to be from season to season. My husband wonders why I have so many clothes. That's the reason. Always a different size. sigh!! I think I will donate all the really big sizes though and hope for the best.
    Have a great day!!
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Hi Chowhound. So good to see you this morning. I quit using Splenda after I quit using coffee creamer in my cofee; And found out it wasn't coffee I wanted but the rich taste of creamer and sweetness of splenda that I was was craving. Ater a week off of both I now craved the goodness pure taste of ice water. I would never believe it. I will add hot tea Plain next. So far water is all I have been drinking. And I was the world worst about getting my water in.

    It just go to prove you are never too old to learn new tricks.

    For breakfast this morning;
    Ice water first thing in the morning.
    egg cook in 1 t. of olive oil
    1 slice tomato
    1/2 avocada
    More water.

    For my exercise I had a 15 minutes walk around the block with Sammy, he loves it. We are both on a diet. He is too fat at least 5 lb to 7 lbs over. Jerry, my hubby weigh him every Monday morning. He lost 1/4 lb last week. Hope he does better tomorrow.

    Have a good day
    Caliecat
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,530 Member
    Hi Chowhound. So good to see you this morning. I quit using Splenda after I quit using coffee creamer in my cofee; And found out it wasn't coffee I wanted but the rich taste of creamer and sweetness of splenda that I was was craving. Ater a week off of both I now craved the goodness pure taste of ice water. I would never believe it. I will add hot tea Plain next. So far water is all I have been drinking. And I was the world worst about getting my water in.

    It just go to prove you are never too old to learn new tricks.

    For breakfast this morning;
    Ice water first thing in the morning.
    egg cook in 1 t. of olive oil
    1 slice tomato
    1/2 avocada
    More water.

    For my exercise I had a 15 minutes walk around the block with Sammy, he loves it. We are both on a diet. He is too fat at least 5 lb to 7 lbs over. Jerry, my hubby weigh him every Monday morning. He lost 1/4 lb last week. Hope he does better tomorrow.

    We had a bunch of rain yesterday. on our walk I seen where it had left junk all across the roads. So it was ove curb deep. But we sure did need it.

    You live in Canada dont you? really enjoy you keeping in touch. How is your friend doing.? hoping to see her here one day.

    Have a good day
    Caliecat