It was such a nice morning yesterday.  Did some blog work, had two cups of coffee and had this breakfast below before heading to my doctors appointment.  Four points – two for the egg and two for the ham.

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When I left the house at 10:30 it was already 85 degrees – it’s just so weird to be wearing flip flops surrounded by fallen leaves.

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Lately my blood sugar has spiked over night, and I couldn’t figure it out.  I know I sometimes eat later in the evening, but I take insulin for that and I take a night time insulin.  Basically whatever my blood sugar is at bed (lets say 110) that’s what it should be in the morning.  Lately I’ve had morning readings in the 300s and even 400!  Crazy!  Simple fix – just take more night time insulin – my doctor said he has some patients who take 100 units at night!  I am taking 40 now, so we are upping it 4 points a day until I wake up around 140.  

We also talked about a continuous glucose montior and I am REALLY excited about that.  There is a new one out there that syncs with an iPhone app – so at any given time I can check the app and know where I am at.  I can also set it to alarm if the numbers are too low or too high.  I need to confirm with my insurance company that it is covered, but that is exciting.

I got to work by 12:45 and hit the ground running.  Shelley, I thought you’d like this snap chat filter – I sent this to the kadults letting them know I got to work šŸ˜€  #workworkwork

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Because our Dad was diabetic, the changes of my brother and twin sister getting it are high as well.  My brother was asking me the other day if he thought my glucose monitor was accurate and I thought it was.  He then sent me screen shots of three different tests, all with the same drop of blood within seconds of each other, and got three very different readings. 

I looked up and saw it was almost 3:00 and I hadn’t eaten lunch yet, so I tested my blood sugar – it was 61 – then not 5 seconds later, put a new strip in and got a reading of 49.  My body felt like 49, which is why I don’t have a good picture of my taco soup.  When it’s that low I just need food – stat!

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This is what I just call “dump” taco soup – its 28 ounce can tomato puree, 4 cups beef broth, 1 cup leftover refried beans, 1 cup ground taco beef, a can of pinto beans, then I topped it with shredded zucchini, cilantro, radish and Weight Watchers Mexican blend cheese.  (#wwambassador)(disclaimer: #gotitforfree)

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We have computer training this week, which is why I took a half day instead of taking the whole day off.  There aren’t a lot of train options during the day from my neck of the woods to the city, so I had to drive to work and drive home.  I got to the parking garage (if you park in Chicago on the regular, check out Spot Hero – I got a parking spot right next to my building for $8 bucks).  I got to the car at 6:10 and got home at 7:53.

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Unlike the train where I can relax and get my second wind, driving through Chicago traffic just drained me.  I had pork chops and green beans on my menu, but didn’t feel like cooking.  Crazy!  So I made a bagel sammie.  I bought these whole wheat bagels at Fresh Thyme – I think the brand is Bubba’s?  They are pretty big and only 6 points.  With the ham, cheese and eggs, my sammie was 10 points.

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Jacky, can you believe it was two years ago that we went to the Oak Park field hockey game?  I need to check their schedule at the middle or end of October and see if we can put something together again.  

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I spoke to MIL yesterday, who lives in Naples, and am happy to report that they have had power for two days in a row with no power surges.  Sadly sewage backed up on their street, and there is a water restriction, but things are looking up.  They are lucky they only lost a few roof tiles – but she said the town as a whole still looks like a war zone with uprooted trees and debris everywhere.  It will probably be months before they are back to where they were after the hurricane.

I only had 3200 steps yesterday because I drove, so I have to kick it into high gear the next three days for my fitbit challenges. šŸ˜€  

Happy Wednesday – it’s a high of 68 degrees today and that makes me very happy.  Make it a great day!