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Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Administrator, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya all I had my flu vaccination today and nurse said you’re lucky as you’re due pneumonia vaccination and it just arrived at the surgery two hours ago! I’ve refused offer of pneumonia jab for last four years since diagnosed as diabetic- when offered to me with my flu jab, simply because of my horror at the thought of two sore arms but felt today I would be foolish not to accept it. Gather pneumonia vaccination is only once in lifetime for most people ( if you don’t have a spleen you need it annually but not us type 2 diabetics. ) Anyway really hoping arms will be ok for swimming in the morning.
    Wonderful swimming session today - managed to get a quiet lane so lots of de stressing back stroke, wonderful.
    DGF bakes arrived first thing too so kept a couple of coffee and walnut ones out to have as pudding- just had mine - amazing. I only ordered Friday evening and they arrived today, great service.
    Went for three small meals and one snack today - trying to make changes and experiment.
    Breakfast one slice of bacon and one egg with half a toasted chaffle
    Lunch handful of nuts and couple of slices of prosciutto followed by one Montezumas’s 100% peanut butter egg
    Mid pm - after my double vaccination- another two mini eggs for a treat with my afternoon cup of weak black tea.
    Dinner Chinese spices chicken kebabs with salads followed by DGF coffee and walnut cake with yoghurt.
     
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  2. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Annb glad you're improving!
    @bex7 I am so sorry you've got covid. I hope things look only upwards from here on.
    @ianpspurs sounds like your family cares about you-- as it should be. I'm trying to find an opening to encourage MrZF to go for smaller servings, as a starter. It doesn't help that for the first 25 years his skinniness seemed invincible! He still eats like that, and I still feed him like that. Life is complicated, yes?
    Lol @SlimLizzy does the tetrapak have ingredients listed on it? What's a tetrapak when it's at home?
    @Mauriac I applaud your attitude!
    Bfast everlovin' avocado, pecans, had to Boil My Own eggs (kitchen witch nowhere to be seen yesterday), and flax crisps/dilute soymilk. Approx 1/16 square Lindt 90%. I meant to post a pic of the tiny pieces yesterday, but will spare y'all!
    Motivated for no lunch. Hoping the starving stomach will pass.
    Barre class will happen
    Supper MrZF will get scrambled eggs that fell out of the carton, chicken sausage, and what I call "notbiscuits", a sort of pan bread with biscuit ingredients. That appears to be toad in the hole under construction? I get the last sausage, spinach/hm dressing, and flax crisps/dilute soy. There may be peanut butter or pecans. Will probably avoid the coconut meringues; had an hour of awful nightmare-situation dreams around 5:00 this morning and maybe it was the erythritol. Or maybe it was the last Tuesday in September with an even number date and the moon nearly full with Mars above the horizon for 15 years. Who knows.
     
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  3. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done getting back on it I used to have a liquorice allsorts stress related habit - probably helped me to get my horrendous diagnosis hbac1 of 97! I’ve never bought them since but have discovered that Ricola do a sugar free liquorice sweet that I keep a small box of for when need occasional hit of that liquorice taste - one can just hit the spot but has no impact on my bg.
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations @PenguinMum on your hbac1 you must be thrilled that it’s stayed at same very healthy level.
     
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  5. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Evenin’ All,

    anyone come across Black Garlic?
    It was bought by my host in error, last week, and rejected as fairly horrific (based on nothing more than its appearance.
    So I offered to cook again, and have used the whole bulb! Haha! (Except the two cloves I ate while cooking - heavenly in a soft, mature, almost sweet umami way, with the look and texture of licorice).

    Today’s food:

    B: Bovril
    S: small Starbucks hot choc n cream
    L: a lump of cheese and some wafer thin ham
    D: lamb mince with black garlic, caramelised onion, lemon and black olives. On tasting, I decided the lemon was too sharp for wimpy ;) non keto types, so I looked for dried apricots? No. Prunes? No. Sun dried toms? No. ended up stirring in a little mango chutney! Seems to have been acceptable though...
     
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  6. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to @Rachox for the granola recipe. I finally got around to making it but only trusted myself to half the amount... i know i won't be able to resist picking if its good. It went well until I didn't read the last line about turning it every 4 minutes, then the phone rang... so slightly charred and very dark but is still tastes great!

    Bit of a rushed stressful day (whoever thought 85 year olds can cope with technology should be shot!. No Nan, its not the computer going wrong if it sends your email to Francis at church instead of Frances at book group :banghead:) so just a grabbed chicken thigh and 2 tomatoes at lunch time.
    D was bolognaise style mince with extra mushrooms served with cabbage. Cooked enough for 4 (there are 3 of us so one portion for another day) but left the kitchen unattended for a few minutes to return to find boys have scoffed the lot
     
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  7. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’m glad your granola wasn’t spoilt :)
     
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  8. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream washed down with a black coffee.
    (Skipped lunch again)
    Mid afternoon: black coffee and salted caramel phd bar.
    Dinner: Chilli and cauli rice followed by SF jelly, cream and LC chocolate granola.
     
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  9. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much....it really is a minor miracle because like most I have been very stressed in the last 6 months not being able to see son.
     
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  10. Mauriac

    Mauriac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    B: Mug of coffee with 150 ml of almond milk, tsp of Splenda and 10 ml of double cream
    L: 80g of roasted Turkey with a tomato, a bit of chicory and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. A pear and 20g of 90% choc.
    Afternoon snack: Half an M&S tortilla and 20g of chocolate
    S: 30g of macadamias, home-made beef casserole, a few stewed blackberries with a small dash of cream, two small choc orange biscuits.

    I'm not sure how many carbs it is as I the casserole has lots of things in it and we didn't finish it. I estimate about 65g for the day. Without it, it was about 55g.
     
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  11. Mauriac

    Mauriac Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I don't normally eat them but I'd bought them for Alastair and I just saw them in the cupboard and went wild whilst watching Only Connect. :D
     
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  12. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday Bed 6.7 FBG 6.8. Back on the school run. @SlimLizzy - hugs for the stresses. I'm sure everything will sort itself out. @annabell1 - that sandwich looks amazing. @Annb - they have to go drilling for blood for me too. I believe you have a Covid cluster on the WI too. Thank goodness you got your appointments out of the way.

    B. TAG and a Ryvita thin with a Dairylea triangle
    L. A DGF lemon and blueberry
    D. I made another cauliflower rice risotto with mushroom, parsley and mozzarella balls (nice ones from M&S. Very burrata like). Served with 2 of these rissole thingies I had last week, filled with cheese and rolled in a spicy rub. 2 squares 90%.

    2 things gone AWOL from the stores again - high protein noodles both Oomi & Lidl's and the High protein bread. I know I can make my own but sometimes it's nice just to have it on hand. Never mind, the Seriously Low Carb stuff should appear in the next few days.
     
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  13. Bex72

    Bex72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ann B for your message.
    My husband says that he used desiccated coconut in the cabbage thoran but only a couple of table spoons rather than half a cup. He added it in the last couple of minutes so that steam would soften it. Broccoli thoran is really good too.

    This Covid isn't much fun. It is just the weirdest illness, two steps forward and four steps back. I have one child not well enough to go back to school and one that's A1 and can return later this week . All 6 of us in my home have it.

    I managed to get out of bed and make a meal tonight. Low carb pizza using ground almond, eggs, parmesan and grated courgette for the base (a Caldessi recipe). The base is cooked first and then the toppings go on and back in the oven. It was a little damp so I think next time I will flip the base over to brown off the bottom too. It was tasty but very filling and I managed to eat some of it.

    Sorry to hear that you've also suffered with Covid, crazy to recall the stance on testing at the time. I hope that your BG improves soon. What indoor herbs are you growing? I have salvaged some chives and parsley from the garden that I grew from seed months ago. xxx
     
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  14. Bex72

    Bex72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That looks and sounds so good. Having a pressure cooker has changed my life. My husband is an utter foodie and will love this. Thanks for sharing. x
     
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  15. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice about dessicated coconut. I'll do as your husband suggests and try to make cabbage thoran tomorrow.

    I am growing chives, Thai basil, sweet basil, tarragon and trying to get parsley to grow for me. I planted some seeds of it months ago and all that happened was one spindly little sprout popped up and then never grew any further. I never have success with parsley - even the parsley that I bought from the garden centre to grow outdoors, hasn't done very well. I also have 3 pepper plants that I grew from one of those long thin, pointed peppers (can't remember what they are called - not the hot chili ones). They are doing very well, but it's too late this year for them to come to anything, even with the special lights Neil bought for me. But I have set aside seeds from a red bell pepper that Em was eating (she eats them like apples) and will plant them next spring.

    I am ambitious when it comes to trying to grow things, but, in all honesty, I think I should give up. Being planted in, or even coming into, my house, is usually the kiss of death for plants. But I will keep going. I have already ordered some fruiting shrubs to plant in tubs for next spring. Em is keen on berries and I'm trying to grow them for her - blueberries, pink blueberries, red gooseberries, blackberries and (really ambitious this) cherries. Might try to get some raspberry canes and, later, some strawberries. I really wanted to get hold of a fuchsiaberry plant - fuchsias grow really well here - to go with the standard fuchsia berries we harvested this year and the crab apples and rosehips. I cooked those three down with some apple juice to make a concentrate last week. It is sweet but just a tablespoon goes a long way and makes a very nice milk shake for Em. There is only one supplier that I can find for the fuchsiaberry (Morgan and Thompson) but they won't supply to the Islands. I am intending to ask our garden centre if they can get one for me.

    @maglil55, the cluster is in the Uists. I daresay it will come here though, given a little time. I am waiting to hear about my next procedure and am hoping that this won't put it off.
     
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  16. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    29 09.2020
    Breakfast nut granola and 2x CWC
    More coffee.
    Faffing about all morning, it was raining a little and I was angry that we have spent weeks working inside during an extended period of fine dry weather. That all suggestions for outside work, while its still dry, were batted aside. So now we have soggy wood piled in the woodshed, more that still needs cutting and the other roof repairs are still waiting. Weather forcast for next ten days - high chance of rain on all of them.
    We do now have two comfortable guest rooms upstairs, for the guests who are not allowed to visit:banghead:...one of which is now also our living room.
    Lunch, toast and pâté. Few cherry toms, they are nearly over now, tea to drink.
    Took some of my frustration out on the garden. Did a bit of digging. Still uncertainty about plans for winter. Opposing courses of action needed depending on which decision is made. Last week I was filling the freezer and cupboards in case the rumours of a second lockdown become reality. This week find someone to take Cat for the winter? Might have to actually do that...in april MrSlim had two days to pack. We will need longer than that this time.
    Several handfuls of granola as a snack.
    Dinner from the freezer mousakka, beans and cabbage. Wine, water and coffee. Yoghurt and raspberries. Lemon tea.
     
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  17. Bex72

    Bex72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Annb,
    I am very hit and miss with plants. I am very good at buying trays of bedding plants and letting them die. However, it has been very hot this year and I bit the bullet and decided to grow veg in my front garden as it gets so much more sun. It was really successful but helped by having my sister living with us (awaiting divorce) as she did most of the watering and feeding. I have to work out what to do with the green tomatoes. I'm thinking green tomato and lentil curry.
    I love Thai basil, I hope your seeds behave well.
    Which Island are you? My husband always recalls an smazing school trip he gad to Skye. The closest I've been is probably Ben Nevis. x
     
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  18. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @MrsA2 when my mom was early 80's, her son in law saw fit to advise the computer repair shop to install Windows 10. And that was the end of her computer life; she who had been married to a computer designer and programmer for 49 years, until widowed. Dad was most certainly rolling in his grave!
    @Annb that is very many green things growing for a self-avowed black thumb! I want to want to garden! Here we are in a long-term home again, and I've just not done much in the way of growing since the kids came along. A planter here and there, a 6x6 plot of the best cherry tomatoes I've ever eaten a couple of times.... maybe start small, right? There is very little sun in this yard, and most of the trees are very mature hardwoods older than the house, so it would be sacrilege to fell them!
    @SlimLizzy, things sound so up in the air, it must be very stressful-- hugs!
     
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  19. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @Bex72 I am sorry to hear yous have the dreaded COVID - take care mrs

    @zauberflote the water can be cold here even on a summer's day!

    @ianpspurs I had to phone my DN and ask/fight for a blood test despite it being 18 months from the last one - and she was not happy at me asking for it and tried to put me off but I had made up my mind that I was not prepared to wait possibly another 6 months (or more) which would have been 2 years since previous bloods test *sigh* the shy kids get nothing ...:banghead:

    @DJC3 I am the same with the opened packet of nuts because I know they are there I want them ..:hungry: Also, was it you who made the cabbage and bacon soup, if so, can you please share the recipe - I am now looking for low carb soup ideas

    Brunch - greek yoghurt with berries and flaxseeds and goji berries also. Mug of earl grey with watered down semi skimmed milk as I like a lot of milk in my tea (baby tea)

    Dinner - 2 smoked gammon steaks with melted mozzarella on top and a little pineapple. 2 squares of 90% dark lindtt and a cup of earl grey with watered down semi skimmed milk (latest experiment which I think I will be going with - less carbs and saturated fat)

    I also confess to having some combo nutty mix and cheese a little while ago - I had the munchies but now feel so full.
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    @Annb -- Sorry to read about the nosebleed and the achy throat. Hope things will improve tomorrow.
    @PenguinMum -- Congrats on the fabulous HbA1c result.
    @shelley262 -- Sounds like you are really enjoying getting out to swim everyday. Keeping my fingers crossed that your arms will be fine tomorrow after receiving the vaccinations.
    @Bex72 -- Glad to hear that none of you were hit very hard with the virus. Keeping my fingers crossed that things will be looking up even more very soon.
    @maglil55 -- Can you ask something about the cauli risotto -- Do you sweat the cauli rice in butter before adding liquid? Approximiately how many minutes of cooking and stirring does it take until it is done?

    Today's menu ...

    Breakfast: A double decaffeinted espresso with cream and erythritol.

    Lunch: Some of the boeuf bourgignon. Half a toasted DD keto roll with butter. A slice of egg-liqueur cake.

    Dinner: Romaine lettuce with h/m Cesar's dressing, gouda and lamb strips cooked sous vide and then fried. Half a DD keto roll toasted with butter and smoked goose breast. A slice of the egg-liqueur cake. A bit of the chili-cheeese burger (without the bun) my husband had ordered. Some red wine.
     
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