Monday, March 19, 2007

Week 2 weigh in!

Down another 3 pounds! Whoo Hoo!!!

Went out to lunch today with some co-workers. A burger joint. Great meal! They have a "Cheeseburger salad", so of course, I ordered it, but I did ask for the meat on the side (didn't want the lettuce all wilted).

What a great lunch! Good quality meat, cooked perfect, 8 oz patty. The salad part was a plate of lettuce with either tomato and cucumber or jalapeno and banana peppers. I had the tomato and cucumber....not much for peppers of any kind.

The restaurant itself is kinda cool. The owner has pretty much dedicated the place to firefighters. There's all kinds of equipment and other memorabilia all over the place. Their delivery truck is an old fire truck!

Here's their web page. If you live in the area, Cary NC, stop by and get a great burger!

Got a nice surprise today. About a month ago, after reading about it in someone's blog, I registered at the DLife site. Apparently when I signed up, I also agreed to have them send me a free glucose monitor!

So I now have a glucose monitor, and of course I'm going to be checking my levels.

2 readings so far:

This AM, 90 minutes after breakfast: 86. Breakfast was 1/2c yogurt, 1/4c blackberries and 1/4c chopped walnuts.

This evening, 90 minutes after dinner: 80. Dinner was a low carb wrap with taco meat (beef) and cheese along with a little bit of sour cream and salsa. I also had a wedge of cantaloupe, a SF soda, and 2 SF Popsicles. Oh and 4 pieces of SF gum. All this eaten within 45 min. Testing done 90 min after last eaten.

Tomorrow I'm going to check what I am fasting. Until I get more strips, I'll probably only be testing in the AM. I'm rarely hungry in the AM, so I'll probably get "perfect" numbers. Later in the week I'm also going to have my poached eggs on toast and see what my readings are.

So now I guess I'll check EBay for testing strips!

3/20/07 14:34 - Edited to add last night's reading. CM


Fat Victoria said...

Test 45 minutes in. I find I peek at 45 minutes and am pretty much back to normal after 60 minutes.

TESS said...

3 LBS IS GREAT!!! Keep up the good work!

katiep said...

Congratulations on your loss -- you're powering along!
Your Whoosh Fairy is very beautiful -- I hope she is kind to you

Sparky's Girl said...

Congrats on the great loss! Keep up the good work!

Cindy said...

Victoria....that's a bit faster than I expected! I tested last night after my dinner(gotta update the blog) and got 80. I was surprised.

Fasting in the AM, and right before eating last night were both 95. Last night it was about 7hrs since I had eaten.

Thanks for the support everyone!!!

Suzique said...

Congrats, Cindy! (and the blood sugar counts are terrific too)

Cindy said...

Thanks Suzique!

I've used up all the strips that came with the monitor, and all readings were under 100. Highest was 99, 40 min after a meal, all others were 86-95. I'm not complaining.

Fat Victoria said...

Sounds like you are eating low-carb alright. A good low-carb meal will not spike your blood sugar. In fact, long story, but I had a hypoglycemic episode after a long bout of excersise followed by a low-carb meal and my liver was out of commision and not making glucose. My blood sugar got down 32-53 (depending on which meter you believe - I assume the true reading was in the 40s).

At any rate, a low-carb meal shouldn't spike you at all.