Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Food, Glorious Food! oh and drugs too

My blogging mojo seems to be on vacation lately.  Not sure why.  I'll see what I can come up with.

My  Nutrisystem is going ok.  I haven't lost any weight this week.  I caved on Friday when our regional manager brought in a bag of Philadelphia Pretzel Factory soft pretzels.  I didn't bring lunch to work because I thought I'd be out early enough to have lunch at home.  I was wrong.  So I caved and had TWO, yes I said TWO pretzels.  That triggered a craving and I was in Carb Frenzy Heaven all night.  I couldn't stop. Waffles with syrup and then some cheddar cheese and then some Weight Watchers ice cream snacks.  Fortunately I got tired and finally went to bed.  It was the only thing that made me stop.  Weight was up 2 pounds the next morning.  I've been working on losing it all weekend. 

My ex threw Tim a graduation party this weekend.  Last night I noticed the CAKE on top of the fridge.  This is a good thing about being short.  Sometimes I miss stuff like this because I can't see up there.  I helped myself to a small piece then threw half of that away.  It was too sweet!  I couldn't take it!  I didn't eat my NS dessert then, since I had that little piece of cake.  Fortunately I was tired and went to bed earlier than usual, most likely before any carb craving kicked in.  

After work today I'll be heading to my sister's house for dinner.  I'm bringing my own food.  She can provide the veggies.  

I want to see if I can post my daily menu here:

My program Women's Diabetic Program
June 8, 2010 ...
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Breakfast QTY/Unit
NutriFlakes Cereal - 40% Bran Flakes 1 Bowl 110.0
Yogurt, nonfat 8 oz 80.0
Add more food to Breakfast Total 190.0

Morning Snack QTY/Unit
Cottage Cheese, nonfat 1/4 cup 30.8
Cherries 12 cherry 51.4
Add more food to Morning Snack Total 82.2

Lunch QTY/Unit
Vegetable Beef Soup 1 Container 130.0
Carrots, raw 1 cup 25.0
with 2 tbsp. fat free dressing, if desired
Broccoli, cooked 1/2 cup 21.8
Cheese, lowfat 1 oz 70.0
Olives, black or green 5 large 52.5
Add more food to Lunch Total 319.3

Afternoon Snack QTY/Unit
Cheese, lowfat 1 oz 70.0
Strawberries 1 1/4 cup whole 59.9
Add more food to Afternoon Snack Total 129.8

Dinner QTY/Unit
Rotini with Meatballs and Tomato Sauce 1 Package 250.0
Lettuce, green or red leaf 1 cup 5.4
with 2 tbsp. fat free dressing, if desired
Broccoli, cooked 1/2 cup 21.8
Orange 1 medium 61.6
Peanut Butter 1 tsp 31.2
Bread, whole-wheat 1 slice 68.9
Add more food to Dinner Total 458.9

Dessert QTY/Unit
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Bar 1 Bar 170.0
Add more food to Dessert Total 170.0

Total Calories 1350.3

Hey!  It worked!!  Ok, this is my meal  plan for today.  This is what a diabetic on Nutrisystem can eat in a day.  I feel like I eat constantly.  The trick is to eat small meals all day long.  It keeps blood sugar level . uh level!  No spikes or big drops.  I find if I wait too long to eat, I get nauseous, rather than shaky. 

I'm finally back on my blood pressure meds.  I was taking Lisinopril but it made me cough so bad, my boss would send me home.  So now I'm on Diovan.  My doctor wants me to ease into it, so this week I take 40 mg. once a day.  Next week, I take 40 mg. morning and night.  Week 3, I take 40 mg. x2, one time a day.  This Rx was $104!!!!  and that was AFTER a coupon and my 15% discount with my insurance!  I'll ask her to change that to an 80 mg. pill because it'll be considerably less... like $48 for the Rx.  

Something I've learned. When you get a Rx from your doctor, google the name of the medicine.  Chances are, you'll find a site to print out a coupon for it.  Last month, when I was sick, my Rx bill went from $87 to $60, using coupons!  I found a $20 coupon for Diovan this month, and it's good for a year!

Ya know what?  Getting old sucks.  High blood pressure, diabetes, blood tests, Auntie Flo showing up whenever she damn well pleases and stays as long as she likes.  Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings.  Let me correct that... getting old when you're a female sucks.

I still can't tell my news yet.  Another couple of weeks maximum, I swear!  Sorry kids. And quit trying to guess, Gina.  You'll never figure it out and I'm not at liberty to tell you yet anyway.  All in due time, my pretty!!!

OK, I think that's it!  I need to get this butt to work soon, so I better get dressed.  A tee and shorts that don't match and no bra is NOT acceptable attire for restaurant work! 

And it you want to do your own Random Tuesday Thoughts, go see Keely at The Un-Mom.  Don't forget to link to her!  You might meet some new friends!


slommler said...

Carb screamers are the worse!!! Considering they were up in full did good on limiting your carb intake.
That is one thing nice about Nutri can take the food anywhere. All you need is a microwave.
It is amazing what drugs cost today! I never thought about looking online for coupons. Thanks for the tip!
And getting old is not for wimps! Male or female. But the female, as usual, draws the short end of the stick!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Blogging Mojo seems to be on vacation all over lately. Even with me.

Good job sticking with your Nutrisystem even with the one accidental foray into carb heaven. ;) Carbs are always my downfall. But I love them so much.

RTT: Stylin', Rats, Frogs and Princss Nagger

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Gina- the secret is I'm your long lost aunt's sister's husband's brother's dog sitter and your mom and I are opening a bread store.

rose said...

hey anyone falls but back on diet track. rose

Joanie M said...

Oh damn, Garret!! You ruined the surprise!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Wow Joanie, good for you! I'm so proud.

Heather said...

I find diets so hard to stick to. Sounds like you have a few weakness but you are controlling them nicely.

I will remember that tip about findinf coupons for Rx's.