I recently got a continuous glucose monitor.  I can’t talk about it yet, because my posts are with the companies legal department for review before I can post about it.

But it’s been fascinating because I could literally check my blood sugar every five minutes if I want.

Yesterday I woke up, my blood sugar was 119.  I didn’t eat or drink anything (forgot my coffee at home – had water) and when I got to my desk, checked it again and it was 252.  WTF.

Can I just pause for a moment and tell you how happy I feel when the sun is shining and it’s over 30 degrees! 

I took insulin, ate my breakfast, and it was 301.  So I took some fast acting insulin to bring it down.  No big deal.

This parfait is my new favorite by the way.  I used fresh blueberries and pineapple to make my very berry sauce and it’s perfect with the blueberry cinnamon Safe + Fair granola.  Um, turns out I’ve been saying you can buy 4 things get one free, that would be no.  Oops!  Here is my link to buy 4 things, get one free and free shipping for March.

Jenn and I went shopping at Nordstrom Rack.  Long time readers will know that I normally don’t shop at retail stores – I get all my stuff from Goodwill and soon garage season will be upon us.  But I loved these Democracy pants – they have something called “mold and hold” technology – all I know is that my pants are super comfy!

We also had a fashion show with hats šŸ˜€

I had every intention of posting this chili recipe on the blog today, but walked off without the recipe, which is sitting on my kitchen counter – promise tomorrow!  This is one of my new favorite chili recipes – I used half Certified Angus Beef and half ground turkey breast – and used chopped chipotle peppers – swoon – it’s got the perfect balance of spiciness.  

I checked my blood sugar when we were at the store, it was 69.  By the time I got back to my desk, it was 49.  Gah.  So I ate a banana, an orange and a Bilt bar quickly because I had work to do.  I didn’t eat my lunch until nearly 4 pm.  My lunch was 6 points – 5 points for the chili and one for the lite mozzarella.

I wasn’t all that hungry for dinner since I ate my lunch so late.  This fried rice was perfect though.  Leftover beef and pork (3) 1/2 cup rice (3) and green beans, broccoli and zucchini.  My sauce was a tablespoon of Marion’s Thai pepper garlic sauce mixed with coconut sriracha – so good!  This came together in less than 10 minutes.  It helped that I had leftover rice from Hannah and Jacob’s takeout šŸ˜€

The woman I sit next to is diabetic too, so we are always swapping stories.  The ups and downs of diabetes are just a part of life – there are so many variables to controlling your blood sugar, but we both know how important it is.  This new device will help me in that endeavour – can’t wait to share it with you!

Happy Wednesday friends – come back tomorrow for the chili recipe – it’s supposed to be back in the 20s and 30s this weekend. šŸ˜›

Make it a great day, and don’t eat like an asshole – Love, Biz