January 28, 2019

I will TRY to update this blog every evening, we’ll see how I do, lol!  Whatever numbers I post will be as of the time of the update, not necessarily as of the time I go to bed.


I always have the same thing for breakfast: about a cup of cottage cheese.  I don’t measure, and some days it might be a bit more, other days it might be a bit less. If I ever had to go on a diet where i have to measure my food, or count my calories, it will fail almost instantly.  Not gonna happen.

I also have the same thing every day for my mid-morning snack: 2 pieces of string cheese.  I buy it at Costco, and a package is super cheap.  Also, nearly no carbs.  Being diabetic, I am very aware of the carbs I put into my body, and try to keep them as low as I can.

Lunch varies by day.  Today, I had 1/3 of a container (a full bowl) of tortilla soup from Costco.  I don’t add anything to it; no chips, no sour cream, no cheese.  Just straight from the container.

Dinner tonight was 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs, marinated in avocado oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and rosemary, prepared in a cast iron pan.  I also had roasted Brussels sprouts, A LOT of roasted Brussels sprouts, because I LOVE roasted Brussels sprouts.  I especially love the little leaves that fall off and get super extra crispy.  YUM!  They were tossed in avocado oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  They are super easy to make and oh so delicious!


I managed to get both my breaks today at work, and I got out and walked both times.  I work in IT, and sometimes breaks just don’t happen.  We can’t always schedule our network outages and other computer emergencies.

I also got out after work today for a longer walk.  The weather was decent; partly sunny and about 50 degrees.  There was still a nip in the air, but I was dressed properly, so it wasn’t bad at all.

As of right now I am at 15,178 steps for the day.  It’s almost time to go chill in front of the tv for a bit before bed, so unlikely I will get any significant amount more steps in today.

Today’s blood sugar numbers

I test my blood sugar pretty much every morning.  I make an attempt to test it once or twice more throughout the day.

Morning blood sugar was 125.  Pre-dinner was 101.  Not terrible numbers.

Random thoughts

I did a workout my personal trainer gave me to do.  I see her (usually) once a week, on Thursdays.  With all the holidays and everything else going on lately, I haven’t managed to see her every week.  Because of that, we’ve eased up a bit on the workouts so I can work back into the more difficult ones, and push beyond that.  Building strength is great for weight loss, and it certainly helps with blood sugar control!



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