yes i went through all this--weighing food raw before cooking-eating on time every day--insulin shots 30 mn. before eating--etc...
but i made it--lol--not doing things because i'm diabetic--not being accepted in school--etc...you name it---
OMG let's NOt talk about school! LOL!
Starfrit Nutritional Scale
Has the advantage that you can also put into the memory quite a few of your own recipes and give them a number you use, to have the data come up calculated to exact weight.
Then, you can add each element to your recipe, and it all adds up...so for your favourite sandwich just add in each element, one on top of the other into a plate, to calculate the entire recipe, and then you can make it up nice the way you want.
This shows you I haven't yet done it...YET.....as the best way is to add in each item in the exact order you do use to make the sandwich, as IF you use butter first and then mayonnaise and mustard, you can't be adding them all into little plates as that would all have to be calculated out. Instead the recipe is created from the ground up in the exact order of how you put the sandwich together, and you could write your own directions at the same time on your recipe card, and write down the nutritional info as it adds up.
You would then put the "number" of each element you use, next to it's name.
The biggest downfall of this scale is that if you LOSE the BOOKLET then you are STUCK without the 1000 codes pre-programmed into it, so I HIGHLY recommend you photocopy the many page booklet and keep the original in a SAFE PLACE, so you can RE photocopy it later as it gets old and has mustard splashed on it, etc.
My choice of store in Canada for this is Canadian Tire....and wait until it is ON SALE....which might end up being once a year.
Mine has an English and a French guide that I have placed in a safe place that I can't remember right now, but it will show up.
Amazing, today I got a CdnTire flyer that says the Starfrit Nutritional Scale will be on sale from Mar 9th to 15th 2012, for $19.99 instead of $49.99 (product code 42-4201-8) So remember not to lose the book of 1,000 codes. It also explains how to create and enter a few of your own codes.