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I Did Good – Sort Of

So I went to a birthday party yesterday. It was at a neat bar with arcade games and pinball machines. There was free pizza, fried chicken wings, beer, chips, and popcorn. I went light on my carbs so that I could go a bit over for one day, and I only had 2 slices of thin crust pizza, a chicken wing, and a milk stout later in the evening. Not bad, right?

One problem: I haven’t eaten food like this for months. It is all sliding out of me as fast as it can this morning. BRAT diet for me. Yay! Only problem: the BRAT diet is high in carbs. Basically, I am still doing it, but in small portion sizes.

What I have learned: even if you do plan carefully, bad food is still bad food. Next time, when I don’t know what will be served, I will eat before the party and just have a beer. It isn’t worth the misery the next day.

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Fast Fiber Meal

So, I’ve been struggling with getting enough fiber in my diet. I need at least 25g of fiber a day to function…preferably 30. I bought All Bran, but hated to eat it with just milk. So I experimented. Here is my first success:

This yummy meal consists of the follow:

Just add all these ingredients in a bowl, stir, and eat. This is a quick meal with low calories and 15 grams of fiber!!! You can probably make it a smoothie, too. I tried it with cinnamon, but I think I like it better without.

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My First Steps

January 24, 2017 I was diagnosed with prediabetes. My A1C was 6.3 – only 0.2 away from being diabetic. I freaked. Diabetes runs in my family, and I always feared I would get it. I knew how dangerous diabetes is. Now I was clinging to the edge a very dangerous precipice – terrified. Fear, though was an amazing motivator.

Since that day, I have been determined to change my ways. I track my food intake. I exercise. I’ve already lost 19 lbs. I’ve come up with some great techniques to keep me on the straight and narrow, and I want to share them with everyone. That is part of the reason I want to do this blog.

Yet, there is a deeper reason why I think I need this blog. I have been down this road before. I have been on and off diets all of my life. This time, I cannot go off the diet. They always say you need to make it a lifestyle change. I need to make this lifestyle one I truly want to live. I am hoping that this blog will keep me honest, and I hope that we, together, can help each other stay strong through the sharing of ideas and support.

Here’s to living a healthy prediabetic life.