Yep, I pulled into my office parking lot and it suddenly struck me that I forgot my insulin.  I started a new insulin pen over the weekend and had it in the fridge and never put it in my “diabetes” bag that goes with me everywhere.  It has my glucose monitor, test strips, glucose tabs.

While the package says to refrigerate your insulin, you can actually leave it at room temperature for up to 30 days, so I always have my insulin pen with me – every time I eat I have to give myself a shot, so that’s why you don’t see me eating snacks too often – I take three shots a day for each of the meals I eat, and then a fourth shot of long lasting insulin at night, so 4 shots a day is plenty.

I normally take half the amount of insulin at breakfast in order to have a blood sugar in the low 200’s before working out.  Nicole and I have talked about this, and we both agree that a temporary high number is okay. 

So yesterday for breakfast I had a ham and egg stuffed baked potato – but since I didn’t have any insulin, I couldn’t eat any fruit.  My blood sugar was 125 when I woke up, before working out it was 230.  Breakfast comes in at 8 points.

I decided to run a 5k at lunch, while I was out there 50 minutes, I ran my 5k in 37:08 – not too bad considering how humid it was yesterday. 😀

When I got back to my desk, my blood sugar was 101 – perfect!  So instead of having a chili baked potato, I ended up having 1 1/3 cups of my buffalo chicken chili with some cheese – lunch comes in at 9 points.  (I love that if you google “best buffalo chicken chili” mine is the first recipe to come up!)

Guess what you guys?  I have no meal plan for dinner this week!  I know, I can’t believe I just typed that either.  After shopping for the BBQ over the weekend and buying stuff for my SIL’s lunches, dinners kinda took a back seat.  I know I have plenty of food in the house and plan to be creative with what I have on hand. 

Well, dinner wasn’t that creative, but it was tasty – chicken tacos!  I Pam/olive oil fried them so they were nice and crispy – my battery was running low, so only one picture was taken – but the base was chicken and black bean refried beans – at the table I stuffed mine with black beans, corn, romaine lettuce and lots of Cholula hot sauce – I had two stuffed tacos for 10 points.

Stats for Monday:

  • 50 minute lunch workout, included a 37:08 5k run
  • 29 points (I had 1/2 ounce package of nuts in the afternoon)
  • average blood sugar 162 🙁

I am off to make banana granola pancakes – ever since I read about them on Jenn’s blog from her trip to San Diego, I haven’t stopped thinking about them!  My pancake batter has been sitting for 30 minutes, so I hope they are nice and fluffy!

Have you ever been to California?  It’s so sad that the furthest west I’ve been is DesMoines, Iowa!