Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm 8 lbs lighter...

but better than that, I can go most of the day now with only my Novolin N insulin!

We joined the gym 2 weeks ago tomorrow and tonight I weighed in 8 lbs lighter than the day I joined. But the best news is that most days I don't need any fast acting insulin other than the few units I take in the morning to deal with the spike coffee gives me!

Tonight we had a great dinner (not on the menu for this week but it sounded good) of turkey and dressing with a little gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, broccoli, peas and carrots and sliced tomatoes. Yeah, that sounds like a lot of food and it was but I didn't eat much of the starchy items. We shared a frozen dinner that had 33 grams of carbs so we each got somewhere around 17 grams of carbs from the dinner plus the carbs that were in the broccoli and peas and carrots.

Here's my plate of food:
7-7-09 Dinner
Pretty good lookin', huh? It tasted great, too! But notice the small amounts of turkey and gravy (on the right), dressing (that little mound of brownish stuff next to the turkey) mashed, and peas and carrots. Each of those was slightly over 1 Tablespoon. I know, that isn't much but the point is that I was able to eat a great tasting meal with over 20 grams of carbs with no fast acting insulin and no spike in the blood sugar! Wooohoooo! That's big stuff for me, folks!

We did go to the gym after eating the meal. BG before eating was 114. BG two hours after eating and right after the workout was 108. Wow!

Two weeks of working out all but two days have paid off already. I weigh 8 lbs less than when I started and I'm able to eat a semi-normal meal (still lower in carbs than most American meals but higher than I'm accustomed to) without a spike as long as I work for it.

I'd say that's a pretty fair tradeoff!


Laurie said...

Wonderful news! See, I told you that you would figure this all out!

Congrats on the 8 pound loss and congrats on the low BG.

LauraP said...

Congratulations - 8 lbs. is awesome!