WIAW – What I ate Wednesday 09.23

WIAW – What I ate Wednesday 09.23

Why hello! Happy Friday Eve! Like I said yesterday these past couple of weeks have been crazy! Last night Brian and I had appointments for our yearly physical. I always feel like it’s a waste for me get a one since my endo checks everything. On the other hand I need a doctor close by to run to in case I come down with the flu or strep throat or some kind of flesh eating zombie virus. So I “show face” at the general doctor once a year. Plus I am with Brian so its not too horrible lol.

Today I woke up with a 164 blood sugar. If you follow me on Instagram I mentioned that I am trying to get my morning numbers on point by eating more consistent at night (no extra picking, eating same amount of carbs/cals). Well last night I didn’t get home from the doctor until 8pm and I was STARVING!! I scarfed down my salad from Panera and then ate my Hail Merry Miract Tart so needless to say I haven’t been very consistent (frown). Anyway, after I woke up I gave myself some insulin and did the “upper fix” workout from the Beachbody 21 Day Fix. Then my blood sugar was 75 and I was feeling good!

Here are some eats:

I never get sick of a breakfast like this. Its so basic but so good ?
Everything bagel flat /// Plenty of Temp Tee cream cheese /// Grapes /// 2 Eggs over easy with melted Swiss cheese.

My first snack was: Organic Apple Slices /// Cheddar cheese /// Sunflower seeds

My “Lunch of the week” is: Turkey /// Spinach /// Broccoli Slaw /// Brussels spouts /// Mozzarella /// Pignoli nuts /// Avocado /// Evoo /// Strawberries (not pictured) // Chocolate square (not pictured)

My second snack was this favorite combo of mine (recycled picture): Yogurt /// Pumpkin seeds /// Unsweetened coconut /// Walnuts

Dinner: Panera Ancient Grain, Arugula & Chicken Salad (I scarfed this and my snack down so fast. As soon as I was done I realized I forgot to take a pic). I guess you have to look at the professional shots ?

Night time snack: Half a Hail Merry Miracle Tart (I LOVE AND AM OBSESSED WITH THESE!!!)

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Bai5 and KeVita (My 2 Favorite Drinks)


Happy Hump Day everybody! One day closer to the weekend yay! The past 2 weeks have been super busy for me. I have had four doctors appointments, plans with family/friends, a tutoring appointment and a nail appointment. My nail appointment was last night – like the color? I love it! It’s this awesome cherry red color. Not very fall-ish but hey I am still holding onto summer for as long as possible!

Except for my falltastic Zucchini Bread Protein Shake recipe. If you follow me on Instagram the ingredients are on there. I may however do a detailed recipe on here next week so look out ?

OK I have to be honest this post was supposed to go out yesterday and my WIAW post was supposed to go out today but last night I had a quest bar and sliced turkey with cheddar for dinner. Then I ate Wasa crackers as my snack so I am going to do my WIAW post tomorrow when the food lineup is a bit more interesting!

OK so now onto the subject of the post ? my 2 FAVORITE drinks! They both have very little carbs. I have been drinking them for years now. Bai5 and KeVita! Recently Bai has become much more popular but I used to only be able to get them at the health food store. Now they are everywhere including 7-11 and Stop & Shop – yay! KeVita is only available in the health food stores, Wild by Nature and Wholefoods. However, it is certainly worth the trip!

Bai5 is probably the best all around drink. When I was little I used to dream of flavors like this. But the only “fun” drinks were loaded with sugar. As I got older Snapple started making some fun flavors but nothing like this! Plus Bai is naturally sweetened and antioxidant infused – healthy healthy! BTW they also makes Bai Bubbles and Bai Antiwater – I don’t love Bai Bubbles and I haven’t had the water. My Favorite Bai5 flavors are: Molokai Coconut, Congo Pear, Sumatra Dragonfruit, Ipanema Pomegranate, Malawi Mango and Brasilia Blueberry.

Next is KeVita. They actually just changed their packaging so if you see it and it looks different – thats why. I love KeVita because it is light, refreshing and lightly carbonated. The flavor is not overpowering at all and does not taste fake.KeVita is a probiotic drink. It is certified organic and naturally sweetened. Can you ask for more out of a drink??? My favorite flavors are: Coconut, Strawberry Acai Coconut, Mojita, Pinapple Coconut and Mango Coconut. See a trend? I am a coconut freak!

Have you tried these? Do you love them as much as I do?
Have an awesomely fantastic Hump Day!!

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Great Adventure and Great Recipes


Hope you had a great weekend! I certainly did! On Saturday we went to Great Adventure – I love roller coasters! I made a joke on Instagram that I didn’t want my blood sugars to go on one with me .. lol lol.

To be truthful, they ran high all day. I have NO CLUE why. I did have 3 beers but they were spread out and I was walking a lot. Anyway when we got back home at 11:30pm I was still at 235. Something told me not to give myself more humulog. I knew I took a decent amount of it and knew it shouldn’t be that high. A few hours later it crashed big time. I woke up at 30. I was SO MAD. First I HATE eating in the middle of the night – it is such a waste of calories and I always eat more than I should. Do your blood sugars ever run high then just crash? This may be an injection thing. I feel like this doesn’t happen on the pump – not sure.

My Instagram pic ? It was so cold Saturday!

How funny is that home made logo – we had a good laugh! I would say thats more of a mouse than a horse!

Bad pic but it was the lesser of the 2 evils lol

Anyway, moving along… I made these recipes from Pintrest on Sunday. They were falltastic fabulousness (do you like my made up words?). The low carb pumpkin custards where so easy to make and have a filling texture. I never make pudding or chia pudding because it’s too thin for me. I like hearty food! This custard was just that and took about 5 minutes to prep. The brussels sprout hash was actually supposed to be breakfast but Brian had to work ? so I made it for dinner. Oh and I almost forgot – my numbers were angelic on Sunday. Its like my body made up for Saturday, lower 100’s all day and I woke up at 111 this morning – yay!

Low Carb Pumpkin Custards (click image for recipe):

I made mine with almond milk and I used 4 ramekins not 6).

Brussels Sprout Hash (click image for recipe):

Brian’s (sans egg)

I will definitely make both of these again.

So, I just went to my favorite store – Trader Joe’s and the guy that rung me up said there is a another women that goes there regularly that is a spitting image of me! He said we look so much alike, that when I walk in he  thinks she came back because she forgot something since she goes in the morning and I go in the afternoon. It is said that everybody has a twin. I want to meet this girl so bad – is it weird if I hang out at Trader Joe’s all day? Its not like I would get bored I love it there!

Have an awesome week!

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Easy Thai Food Dinner

Hey, hey! Glad its Friday??? I am!

Today started out OK – to be honest my blood sugar was high this morning. I went to bed at 9:30 and woke up at 10:30 shaking. I cannot think of why which is so annoying. I ate a banana and of course I had to add peanut butter because middle of the night lows = no inhibitions. So I woke up mad that I ate too much, full and high.

I got my sorry butt out of bed and did this workout. I don’t have much time in the mornings these days so I love these fast 20 minute workouts.

Next up was breakfast:

Today I had my low carb Mediterranean omelet. The only thing missing was spinach – I was totally out. My favorite part was the bagel flat with BUTTER. Usually I go with cream cheese but I had a major craving for it.

I am so excited to tell you about last nights easy Thai food dinner. It’s so awesome – I am definitely going to make it again next week.

I cooked the chicken in coconut oil. Then I tossed it with cooked green beans, curry sauce and cilantro. On the side was the scallion pancake (I can’t begin to tell you how much I love the scallion pancake). I also used the curry as a dipping sauce for the pancake. So good, so easy and so fast. This was a winner – thank you Trader Joe’s!

Meal totals:
Chicken (120) /// Beans (25cals, 6carbs) /// Curry Sauce (80cals, 7carbs) /// Scallion Pancake (160cals, 21carbs)
400cals/34carbs (I added in some extra cals to account for the coconut oil I cooked with)

Cant wait to start the weekend!! Any plans? Its still around 80 degrees here in NY so I will be on the boat!

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September A1C

Hey everyone!

Yesterday started out with this workout. It was a great, short arm workout and I certainly recommend it. I repeated this circuit 3 times. (btw the Peanut Butter Fingers blog is great, one of my favorites to read)

Later in the day I had my doctors appointment and I was nervous to get my A1C results. The past few months for me have been challenging food and blood sugar wise to say the least. I thought my A1C was going to be a lot higher than it has been in the past few years. I have gotten back on track over the last month but I still had those other 2 months before that where I felt like a ping pong ball.

Now trust me I know that even though this number is good it doesn’t mean my sugars were good because when you have a bunch of highs and lows it will average somewhere in between. I even told my doctor that was probably the case (I’m so honest! lol). Also, the most recent readings have more weight in your A1C and since those were good it made the A1C number better. With all that being said – I will still take this number ?

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A Great Test Meter

Hey everyone!

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!

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Easy Peasy Sausage + Veggies Recipe

As promised in last weeks WIAW post, here is is my Easy Peasy Sausage + Veggies Recipe using Trader Joe’s Garlic Chicken Sausage.

STEP 1//
1 Package Trader Joe’s Garlic Chicken Sausage
1 Package Trader Joe’s Asparagus Saute
1 Package Trader Giotto’s Porcini Mushroom Truffle Triangoli
First I sliced and cooked the Sausage on a pan. Then I cooked up the veggies & boiled the raviolis.

Step 2 //
I added veggies, sausage and 2 raviolis to my dish. Brian got the rest. I topped both with garlic, a drizzle of evoo, pignolia nuts and Romano cheese.

My meal total: 485cals, 27carbs
Sausage // 220cals, 6carbs
Pasta // 85cals, 10carbs
Vegetables // 50cals, 10carbs
Pignolia nuts // 50cals, 1carb
Olive Oil // 60cals
Romano Cheese // 20cals

So easy and delicious!
Enjoy this awesomely fantastic meal!

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No BS Blood Sugar Friday – 09.04

I call this “No BS Blood Sugar Friday” because these are my exact blood sugars from the day before. The highs, the lows, the good and the bad with no bullsh!t! No going up, down or making up a number to make myself seem like a perfect T1D.

Without further adieu here are yesterdays blood sugar numbers
5:30am – 135
8:30am – 107
11:30am – 151
2pm – 112
4:30pm – 78
7:00pm – 95
10:00pm – 138

Not too bad, not too bad… ? However I did wake up in the middle of the night last night VERY low …. perhaps it’s because I had a Vodka Soda @ volleyball? Not sure – what I am sure of is that I ate half a banana and about 8 huge spoonfuls of peanut butter – usually I am able to control my middle-of-night low eats but that peanut butter got the better of me. I woke up this morning at 210 ugghhhhh…. I HATE middle-of-night lows!! Do you?

Have an awesomely fantastic day!

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Mediterranean turkey burgers

This dinner was healthy and PACKED with flavor. I made these because I have been on a Mediterranean kick lately and I do not want the ingredients I bought to go to waste. So… I threw everything together and came up with Eva’s Mediterranean turkey burgers.

First, I must introduce the meal MVP – Organic, locally raised white and purple baby eggplant. Just looking at this pic makes me happy – Eggplant is part of my veggie trifecta! I can live off Eggplant, squash and zucchini!

Slice em up baby! I then added evoo, garlic, Himalayan salt, onion powder and Mrs. Dash

Now for the turkey burgers (I used Bubba brand): Turkey Burger (190cals, 0carbs) /// organic spinach (10cals, 1carb) /// Trader Joe’s Kalamata olives (45cals 2carbs) /// red onion /// Trader Joe’s Feta cheese (35cals, 0carbs) /// Trader Joe’s organic hummus (70cals, 4carbs) I then sprinkled it with more salt, Mrs. Dash and onion powder
Meal Total (with 5oz eggplant): 450cals 18carbs

I served Brian’s on Trader Joe’s bagel flats and added roasted red pepper

Other Mediterranean recipes:
Mediterranean Omelette
Eva’s Mediterranean Mashup

Have an awesomely fantastic evening! <3

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A Boat-Tastic Weekend!

I have to say I LOVED this past weekend!!

On Friday night we met up with our good friends for dinner. I had grey goose and seltzer as my cocktail. (or grey goose and vodka as I said on accident lol). For my appetizer I had steamed mussels and my entree was a bun free turkey burger with avocado, swiss and mushrooms. I am so mad I forgot to take pictures but I get this combo a lot so you will see a picture soon!

Saturday morning I got to work on a new pancake recipe. I went with a coconut flour recipe after last weeks wheat-free almond flour pancake bust

I got the recipe from a gym newsletter – you can find it here

As usual I weighed, measured and recorded everything ?

My plate looked like this: 2 whites, cheese, 1/3 Serving of coconut flour pancakes, 1TBSP Peanut Butter

These were goooooooood! Much better than last weeks recipe. I don’t know if they are my clear winner for pancakes but not too bad. They were a tiny bit dry – I am actually tossing around the idea of modifying them by taking out the honey and adding more coconut milk to make a sandwich wraps. We will see but I def say try these.

After this we hot the water! What an amazingly beautiful perfect day!

Later on we took our boat to a friends house

Sunday was the same day on repeat plus some added fuzz…