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Blog entries by Resurgam

  1. I thought I would try this just to see what effect it might have - a cure for baldness perhaps - I have been taking it for just over a week - it seems it is a cure for insomnia - the last three nights I have been going to bed before midnight and getting up correspondingly earlier. Tonight I was...
  2. I finally got a letter from my GP surgery - the one I thought would be about my diabetes and maybe - just maybe my defunct thyroid which has been totally ignored for years - since the year before my type two diagnosis. No it is not instructing me to have blood taken for testing - it is a chat...
  3. I had a phone call this morning from my GP surgery, and I thought it would be for the annual health check appointment which I should have had every year since I was 40 - and haven't. No - it was someone asking about the flu jab. I am pretty certain that I went to the open clinic to have it not...
  4. My October recipe was 200gm super seed mix from Lidl 150gm of ground almonds 1 cup of psyllium flour 1cup rye flour 2 cups of white bread flour 2 cups of chapatti flour (wholemeal) 1/2tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 2 sachets yeast 2tsp baking powder small amount of lard - warmed to soften 2 pints of warm...
  5. Well - yesterday was the second anniversary of my diagnosis. So far so good. My kitchen sink blocked up, so today I had the job of moving things out of the way to get to the drain, finding it was blocked up, so then I needed to get the unblocker, a bucket and various accessories and get to work...
  6. I bought a pack of potatoes a while ago and decided to put them in the fridge rather than in the bowl with the last of the others. Having just opened the bag I found that an unfortunate slug had been packaged along with the potatoes, and it died in the cold depths of the fridge. I am such a...
  7. My weight has been stable for some time, and I dropped my intake of carbs to below 40gm per day to try to restart the process of losing weight.I have seen my shape changing, and have felt very well for some time, but this morning I finally saw just a flicker of compliance - in that I am below...
  8. Last weekend was the knitting machine exhibition - delayed from March, to which I was invited. It was not until I went to the stand where all the monthly magazines were laid out that I realized that I had not been getting them recently, and when I checked at home later on, I realized that...
  9. Apart from not having any more of the milled seed mix the bread experiment is going fairly well - the bread I made for this month is quite good - I need to weigh the dough carefully before baking and calculate the percentage carbs. I know that there are a lot of lower carb ingredients included...
  10. Finally got around to making another batch of bread and it seems to be just about rising with the amount of flour I am using, even with another cup of non gluten ingredient. The recipe is now 4 cups of flour of various sorts - as per the first recipe, plus one cup of psyllium flour, a 200 gm...
  11. I tried to make some small loaves adding 1/2 a cup of psyllium flour and a cup of coconut flour to the recipe I used in July. I had to add another pint of water to the dough to get it mixed, and then it did not rise much - and the result was rather like malt loaf. It was just about edible, and...
  12. My diabetes is well controlled now, and I want to keep it that way, but I used to like cheese or kippers with the Lidl rolls, and do miss them, so I have been thinking for some time about adding in lower carb 'fillers' to my standard bread recipe to see if I can reduce the impact of the bread...
  13. 42 My Hba1c is 42 - though really, with the heat and net sleeping well, and going back to work I suppose I could not really have expected anything very low - the boxes of strawberries might well have had something to do with it - and the melons nicely chilled in the fridge... At least the...
  14. I was finally asked to make an appointment with the nurse to have further blood tests, and will get the results in August as I might well be away at a folk festival at the first appointment date offered. I was amused, as usual when my blood pressure was taken twice - plus the tourniquet had to...
  15. My godmother died in June at the age of 89 - with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and a lot of living done, but as I decided to attend the funeral and meet with family I have not seen in a decade, I discovered that she and several more of the family had/have diabetes. That means...
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