Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Butternut Squash and Asparagus

I have continued to eat out, but lately I have also been trying to prepare more of my own food at home.
I recently purchased two big bundles of Asparagus at the new-ish produce market on 1792 and roasted them in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
I also made the recipe for Butternut Squash, Apples, Cranberries and Walnuts from the latest issue of DIABETIC COOKING. It came out really tasty and seems like a Thanksgiving Explosion when I put it in my mouth.
My blood sugars have been great, I have enjoyed cooking and eating, and I am currently down to 177 lbs. My goal is 169, which would mean that I was down 30lbs. from my heaviest weight.
8 more lbs. to go!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I'm getting close...

My most recent Doctor's visit proved that the extra exercise I have been doing is paying off!

My Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and LDL are all "In Range"
My HDL which was previously 35 is now 39 (40 and above is considered "In Range")
and what seems to be the most important regarding my Diabetes....
My Hemoglobin A1c was 7.2 on my last visit, she requested for me to try to get it under 7, and it is currently 6.6 !!!!!
She tells me that if I keep up the good work that she will reduce my medication.
That is my new goal, I have been diligent about keeping records of fasting sugars and am continuing the working out (trying for every day)
Now I just need to tighten up on my diet and get through the holidays without going overboard.
I will try to do a Food-related blog soon!

until then....