"Ooo, garlic bread. I used to make killer garlic bread. Let's not forget calzones on our wish list.
New meds don't appear to be helping at all. Doesn't matter how low carb dinner is. When my stomach finally decides to digest, numbers…"
"Gerri, I hear you loud and clear about pizza--now THAT's how I wish we could gain weight! I have been dreaming of lasagna and, oddly enough, that foil-wrapped garlic bread they sell in the freezer section of supermarkets. Those were the…"
"I eat a lot of unhealthy fats in cheese also. Love cheese. Broke a tooth on almonds recently & it's stopped me from eating nuts for a bit.
Dr. B says protein adds weight, but damn--how much protein can a person eat! Told him I just…"
Ooo, garlic bread. I used to make killer garlic bread. Let's not forget calzones on our wish list.
New meds don't appear to be helping at all. Doesn't matter how low carb dinner is. When my stomach finally decides to digest, numbers are very high. I've taken insulin after meals, 30 minutes after meals & it's still a mystery how to time things to a very unpredictable tummy. Guess all I can do is just wait, test & correct.
Mostly, my fasting numbers are good, knock on wood. Do have those three digits every now & then--120's & 130's. Know what you mean about hating those so!
I eat a lot of unhealthy fats in cheese also. Love cheese. Broke a tooth on almonds recently & it's stopped me from eating nuts for a bit.
Dr. B says protein adds weight, but damn--how much protein can a person eat! Told him I just can't handle that much without feeling bloated & as a former vegetarian it's not my favorite thing. I still eat the protein shakes, but I can't add as much powder as Dr. B suggests without feeling like I'm going to explode. Now let me eat a few pizzas & I'd be up to a normal weight! I'm resolved to being thin & that's it. We're slender, not skinny, right:)
Yea, I get those comments about being thin & diabetic, too. Had someone ask if I used to be fat. Nope.
I'm doing ok. The only struggle has been the post dinner numbers. Gastroparesis--it's a bitch. Tried several things that didn't work. Dr. B has me on a med that's used for chemo patients. Only taken it for a few days. Don't like the thought of taking this forever.
Congratulations! I know how you feel, I really do. I've gained a total of 4 lbs & can't seem to gain any more. If it's any consolation, Dr. B told me that his patients find it harder to gain weight than lose weight. Seems hard to believe since people do struggle so with weight loss, but perhaps not those on Dr. B's low carb regiment. He said that most people find it difficult to ingest enough protein to put on needed pounds. Agree with that. I feel like a little kid staring at my plate wondering if I can actually eat all that protein. Many times I simply can't.
Drawing classes must be a lot of fun & a good antidote to working so much.
I haven't had an appt with Dr. B since the end of Dec. Just can't afford his rate. My last one cost over $400. We didn't talk long & when I questioned if there had been an error, I was told he spent a lot of time reviewing my case after our call. What the hell! I do need to set an appt because I recently had some thyroid tests & need to know what to do about this. Still feel like a little kid in the principal's office whenever I speak with him.
Your numbers behaving? Mine have been prettty good except for some super highs in the 200's. Damn, that's frustrating when I can't attribute it to anything. I'm practically obessesive about what I eat.
Wish spring would spring here. Nothing but gray skies & rain.
It's really good. Hope you like it. Glad someone else figured out the carb count:) It's got to be high caloric (sure is high fat--but good fats) to help with weight gain.
Fabulous about your fasting numbers! So happy for you. How are the post meal numbers? Except for one day last week, my fastings have been good--also under 100. Issue now seems to be the post dinner numbers. Know Dr. B would say to go back to the protein shakes for dinner.
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