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Comment by sk8eycat on April 8, 2014 at 12:06pm

Joan, 70????  My nerves!  If/when my blood sugar gets to 80 or below, I'm already sweating and shaking, and barely able to get to the kitchen for anything.  I used to keep glucose tablets with me 24/7, but haven't been able to afford any lately.  (I hate it that my taxes, homeowners insurance, and MedicAlert membership all come due within 2 months of each other.

I'm really sick of scrimping.  (We have no room for a veg garden; the whole back yard is taken up by a see-ment pond our father had built when he was still drinking....and that costs a bundle to maintain.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2014 at 11:01am

Randall, having type 2 diabetes, I cut back on carbs. Now, I find that if I have one piece of 80% chocolate with low sugar content, that is enough to satisfy my sweet yearning. I cut back on carrots, peas, potatoes, corn, and have control over my blood sugar. When I don't feel good, I test my blood and it usually a bit over 100, which is the top limit. My normal is about 70. So, my body tells me, by causing me to not feel good, and I eat a lot of lettuce, celery, and other vegetables and restore my good feelings. 

You will find a new set point in your eating habits and a new normal for you. 

Pat, my weakness is chips. I just can't stay away from them and have to discipline myself to cut back. I admire the fact that you have virtually eliminated them from your diet. I like your two door strategy! 

Comment by Pat on April 8, 2014 at 8:28am

Randall, when I got diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, it wasn't sugar that I primarily had to deal with. That was easy to eliminate. It was the carbs. And, in my case, empty carbs. I considered potato chips one of the 4 main food groups. Now, I've had a total of two small servings of potato chips in the last year and a half. Most of the meat I consume is boneless, skinless poultry. And, while I still eat bread, it's much smaller servings and consist of whole grains. OK, once in a while I still have fatty meat, like chorizo, but only once every month and a half or two.

I looked at it this way. I could either go with the doctor's advice, or go back to my office and draft my own last will and testament. I chose door number one.

Good luck.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 8, 2014 at 7:53am

Had a blood test last week in prep for my semi-annual visit to the doctor in 6 days. Triglycerides borderline high. You know what that means--too much sugar (and carbs). So I put what's left of my blueberry coffee cake in the freezer. My morning oatmeal had only a half tsp. of brown sugar. I've cut back on salt and wheat (gluten) already. Now sugar. This ain't gonna be fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 7, 2014 at 6:42pm

Napoleon, I like your idea about "The Real Dog Food" : )

Although others may not.

Comment by Pat on April 7, 2014 at 2:20pm

Glad you enjoyed it Randall.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 7, 2014 at 10:27am

I was only familiar with the Snoopy "Suppertime" song.  When I was in high school, our theater department performed "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and I played saxophone in the pit band.  

I like Barbra Streisand as well, but I've never heard that Suppertime song performed by her and any other person. 

Comment by Steph S. on April 7, 2014 at 9:49am

Wow - enjoying all the wonderful posts here. Thanks for all the recipes and videos.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 7, 2014 at 8:58am

You're a good researcher Joan.  You found some suppertime songs that I didn't.  Still not the one I remember.  Oh well.

It was nice to be reminded of "Stormy Weather".  One of my favorite oldies.

I used to very much like Barbra Streisand's singing, and have a couple of her records.  I also think she's beautiful.  However I don't like how she usually has her face modified so it's out of focus and shows no wrinkles or other imperfections.  I like to see character in a person's face.

I like Snoopy's last comment: "So, what's wrong with making mealtime a joyous occasion?"

Comment by Randall Smith on April 7, 2014 at 7:56am

Thanks Joan. I have about a dozen Barbra records starting from her very first one and including the Suppertime song one. I played it yesterday. What a talent. The mother of my children looked (and still looks) just like her. Coincidental? Hmmm. Now, back to food! My frijatta was delicious last night (along with hashed brown potatoes)!


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