Sunday, September 16, 2012

Decisions Decisions !

I have been watching videos and searching the web on diabetic info.
It seems to swing from high protein heart attack meals. to veggie juicing , vegan way of life. I have learned you can reverse with diet and exercise.

So I made hubby watch 2 videos. This utube one has all except the end of the 2nd on in 1 video. This was enough good info to explain how diabetics works in your body, and an example of what could be in the future if you do not take care of your self.

 I laid it all out to hubby. :"I can not be the food police!" He has to learn to make good choices. It is his life. All I can do is tell him what I learned. And he has to decide if he is going to exercise more. And stay away from all packaged and prepared food and drink.   Eat only fresh or frozen veggies and meat. My self I am already programed to small amounts of meat. Where he eats bigger amounts.

I saw a video on a 24-36 hour fast. drinking water only. It made sense. It was said you get the biggest benefit in the first 24-36 hours. The more I thought about it. I thought it would be like a reboot. Shock our system into working right again. That is the same ideal of the guy from Aussie who did the movie on juicing. But his was a 11-30 day juice fast. followed by a vegan diet.

So what to do?
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Buying new things

It feels like forever since I have been able to buy any new things.  Last night we went looking around to find something to hold the dvd player and other things. We found this for just $69.00 + tax.
A couple of weeks ago I ordered this 47 inch Visio with a wall mount. In the stores the mount costs over 100$ , It is a shock. But this the combo It was $24 I paid extra. The TV is amazing. I can read the program guide with ease. And all I need is a cord to hook my computer to it and I can use it as a monster monitor. HeHEHE. Hubby will not be happy with that. But then We can watch streaming movies. I did all the wall mount installation my self. So happy I could do it. But to install the screws I used a wrench on the hex head, rather than looking for the electric drill. Even with drilling pilot holes, my 19 volt cordless was not up for the job. Hubby helped me to lift it. It was not as heavy as it looked. But You need 2 people so not to drop.
Please over look the door. It is one I bought used in St. Louis. Only $40 for a oak and lead glass door. We have to enlarge the opening we have already. Hubby and I disagree on what to do. So This is not getting installed till I get help from some one else. The door is so heavy it takes 2 people to move it. But I am happy most of the drywall is now up in the living room. After the door is installed. The rest can be hung. Then mud and paint then floor cover. I will not know how to act with a real room. It has been so long getting to this point. But there is now a light at the end of the room. :)
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 2 Green tea fat burner & whats new for dinner.

 Please note. This is not a paid add. I purchased this on my own.

I am on day 2 of trying new things to add to our diet. And taking a diet  supplement, I bought from W..mart.. I purchased both the mega for $4.48 (30 pills) and the regular  "green tea fat burner"  For $9.98 (90ct)
 Fast-relief liquid soft gels Contains green tea extract, ECGC, caffeine, chromium picolate and Advantra Z.
 We are trying the regular one first.

 I found some good info at 

When I read about
Chromium may help blood sugar levels in those with diabetes,
I though I would try it on my husband. So far so good
 I am happy so far with improvements in my husband. He has lost 6 pounds so far. And tonight his glucose level was 110, Yea! 2 good days in a row

 Tonight I made lentils, spaghetti squash and spinach . I used my home made pasta sauce and 1 meat ball for hubby.

 I found this tasted the best mixed altogether. I am not a big fan of veggies. My husband is now diabetic so we have to change our diet from Heart healthy to less fast carbohydrates. I am making a diary of sorts here,. To record what worked for weight loss and controlling hubbys glucose levels. So he will not start taking meds. I am not an expert. So please seek medical advice before trying diet pills.

So I am going to try to loose some weight too. Wish me luck. :)

 Good links where I found enough reason to buy this product.

Green Tea frenzy
Web MD

This is a list of
12 Power foods to Beat Diabetes

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The diet is on

Today is day one of video blogging. I am going to start taking  green tea fat burner. And change up my diet. Hubby has already lost 6 pounds from the food I have been giving him to eat. With him being diabetic now. No more sugar filled  drinks. I have been learning about slow carbohydrates.

Tonight's blood sugar level for hubby is almost that of a normal person (102) Yea!!!!
Tracking and analyzing meals for free at I am shocked some times at the amount of sodium/salt levels come up on the tracker each day. 3352 mg just today. I did not even ad salt to his food. I read age 52 and over should be 1500mg, So this is 2x the amount. For now I am not going to worry about the salt. He takes blood pleasure meds with his heart medicine, His bp was good at the last Dr. visit.

I have decided to start using green tea fat burner, and eating better my self. The scale today was 181.2 lb for me. So We will see. I read where the green tea will also help with hubby's sugar level. So we are going to try it on him at 1/2 dose. We both drank a blended veggie mix this morning. It was yuck in taste. But I am not a raw veggie person.

Here is my first video.
 Prep Time: 10 min     Serves: 2    Cooking Time: 35 min    
   4 oz Beef Round Steak
    1/2 cup Cauliflower,raw
    1 cup Broccoli Florets
    1/2 cup Small Carrots
    1 Celery Medium Stalk (7.5 - 8")
    1 tbsp Onions, Dehydrated Flakes
    1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
    1 tsp Minced Garlic
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Ernies cabbage stew

This brought Jerry's sugar level down to 108 from 160 early this morning. :)
Prep Time: 10 min     Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 45 min     Yield: 4 servings


    4 cups Cabbage, Green (1.small head)
    3 Whole Carrots
    1 Leek
    2 medium stalk celery, raw
    2 average (potato for me I am not diabetic)
  (use 1/2 cup cauliflower for hubby so not to affect  his sugar level)
    1/4 lb Sliced Bacon  note: This adds (Sodium/salt 280mg)
    1 tsp Original Blend Mrs Dash seasoning 
    64 oz Drinking Water

Cut up veggies, put the ingredients in 5 qt pan, slice 1/4 package of bacon in 1 inch strips. or leave whole. add water to cover plus and inch above. cook on high or med high if it boils over. cook 45 min or till cabbage is tender.

Note: you can add tomatoes or tomato juice to this to change it up a bit. And remove the bacon, if you like just veggie,
This  meal has 789.6 sodium level total. Yet to me I add salt to my plate.  But not to hubby's, as he is prone to high blood pressure.

I have been using to analyze what I am cooking. So I can adjust it to more a diabetic diet. It lets me track meals and I really like it.

I was doing good cooking a heart healthy diet for hubby. But we have to lower the amount of sugar. Like 1/2 of a boiled or  baked potato, rather than a whole one. No mashed potatoes at all. The more a food is processed, the more sugar for some reason.  Hubby has now lost 6 pounds. Soda is off limits now, other than on Friday, We go out to eat, Walleye fish. but the soda/Pepsi is 28 grams sugar 8 fl oz  69g for 20 fl oz? I think that is the measurement. Any way it is bad. 

But I read you can eat almost any thing in small proportions. It is a matter of experimenting. I learned No sweet potatoes at all, for him.. With only 2 table spoons full his sugar level went  up "+ 260 ".

I also put the recipe in another site it had even more info click here Recipe
That site is not as user friendly for me. But great info.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012


We finally got some much needed rain. So some of the grass is turning green again. Yea!

Hubby had a doctor appointment, to get his meds renewed. His blood work came back as Diabetic. The doctor said now he is at 2x the risk level of another heart attack. So now he has to test 2 times a day to see, if he can control his sugar level on food rather than meds. I put up a post on face book and found at least 4 of his 15 siblings are diabetic. And seems glaucoma runs in his family too. So I have been doing allot of research. I found a web site that you can enter your meals and it tracks and analogizes carbs verses  sugar. And breaks down the info into many other things.

It seem the more things wrong with him the worse I feel. I find it  getting harder and harder to walk around the block for exercise. And my vision is getting worse. But I am maintaining my mind. No depression so far. In 2 months it will be a year with out meds. Yea! I still have some side affect like the feeling of head  zaps. It causes dizziness. But I have decided no more antidepressants. Once you get dependent on them. Making your own serotonin is a hard thing to do. Or your brain just don't want the real thing any more.

Hope you all are doing well. 
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