OK well this was not fun but the rest was ?
I started the day with a trip to the lab to get blood taken for my next doctors appointment. I am actually pretty nervous about this one because I got married in July (woo hoo) then went on my honeymoon for 2 weeks. Lets just say things were crazy during this time and my blood sugars certainly reflected it.
After I was done having blood taken I drank my shake. I am used to eating breakfast around 7am so I was starving by the time I was done! I made a tiramisu protein shake which included this: Vanilla Protein /// 1 cup coffee /// 2TBSP Mascarpone cheese (120cals, 0carbs) /// 1/2tsp Rum extract /// 1/2tsp cinnamon /// Hemp seeds (25cals, 0carb) /// Bee pollen /// Heavy cream (50cals, 0carbs) and a blob of PB on the side.
Lunch – Avocado love <3 need I say more?
Brian and I are finally putting together a grown up bed! Meaning no more 10 year old queen sized mattress and target sheets lo.l We got a kind sized bed, a pillow top, high end sheets and comforter. For the mattress we decided to try Leesa – Its one of those new online brands that people rave about. You can’t try before you buy but according to reviews they are more comfortable than the ones in the store that cost thousands. They come in a tiny box and when you open it they expand. I can’t believe how small the box actually is – look at Robert Moses next to it! I am so excited to use it ? ?
Take a look at my outfit – I am wearing bell bottoms for the first time in YEARS and I love them! I got mine from Express. They run long but I still had to order them online in a long length.
Off to Volleyball – last game of the season
I had a Grey goose and club soda with a lime – my go-to low carb cocktail.
The only damper was a low blood sugar in the middle of the night which made me eat half a banana with about 8 HUGE spoonfuls of peanut butter. I hate middle of the night lows – they make me crazy ?
Other than that yesterday was great!
Have an awesomely fantastic day!
Have a good weekend? I did ? On Saturday Brian and I set up our new bed, ran some errands then stayed in because it was a rainy night – perfect for a movie!
After much research, we decided on a Leesa Mattress. It was between that + Casper but when I read the reviews – Leesa sounded like a better fit. It comes in a small box and expands when you open it – it’s insane! Have you heard about these new online companies that make inexpensive mattresses that are supposed to be better than the expensive ones at the store? You can’t try them before you buy them but they have great reviews and you get to sleep on it for 100 nights before making your decision.
Our new bed setup includes: Leesa king sized mattress, box spring, Charter Club sheets from Macy’s, Phoenix Down pillows + comforter, Pacific Coast feather bed and a duvet cover from Pottery Barn. Everything is soooo comfy! We get our headboard and frame this weekend – I cant wait!
I got my Birch Box shipment. This is such a good diabetic present. You get a “treat” every month to indulge in that doesn’t raise your blood sugar! P.S. They make them for men too ?
Sunday started with a great breakfast: 3 Egg whites, 2 Applegate farms organic turkey sausage links and a bunch of avocado on a Mikey’s Muffin.
After that we went to the Cheescake factory for my Dad and little brothers birthdays. I got the Skinnylicious chopped salad. I was SO disappointed – I didn’t even take a picture because it was just a bowl of lettuce. I got it once before and it was awesome – so much “stuff” in it – so satisfying… what happened Cheescake factory?
Finally if you are looking for a test meter I will save you the research. Buy this one:
It is a great test meter. It takes a tiny blood sample and shows the result in 5 seconds. It does not feel cheap at all and the best part? 100 Strips are only $35. Everything is at Wallmart or on Wallmart.com. I have had so many issues with getting test strips in the past. I test 8 times a day (I do not use a pump) and apparently this is not the norm. I was even told by a doctor that I should not need to test more than 4 times a day. He wouldn’t write me a script for more than that! Can you believe that? I still can’t. Anyway, I get a shipment of one touch test strips every 3 months and sometimes I run out before the next shipment. Thankfully it is convenient and affordable for me to get these strips because One Touch strips are SO EXPENSIVE!
Have an awesomely fantastic week!