What did you eat yesterday?

grovesy

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I hadn't either but somebody on this forum mentioned either him or the book and of course I had to delve in and buy it off ebay. He's very all or nothing I think this fella, he says porridge is a killer! I'm absolutely ravenous, it's noon, I'm away to the kitchen...
Oh.
 

Ditto

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I was craving fish and chips because my brother's back's gone. I know! I'm weird where food is concerned. Brother always goes to the chemist every Friday for all our repeat meds, but is laid up so I had to go and the chemist is next to fave chippy Wings where they have divine chips... my excuse to myself was 'an experiment... again.' Anyways that's my last fish supper if I have any sense. I don't like being in double figures.

Yesterday 131120: Weight: 14stones 10.6pounds Tum: 49 1/2inches
Breakfast: 7.5 @ 6.49am / Pint water with fibre / 1 Nescafe with dash milk / Pint water
Lunch @ noon: 2 Fried Eggs, Tons Baby Tomatoes, 1 Red Onion, Broccoli / Pint water with meds / 7.0 @ 5.43pm before tea.
Dinner @ 6.30ish: Huge Fish Chips and Mushy Peas / 10.3 @ 7.33pm / Pint water ... at least I didn't have the Pineapple Fritters! :oops: I would have done if I hadn't measured! / 13.8 @ 9.37pm!!!!

Today 141120: Weight: 14stones 10.4pounds Tum: 49 1/2inches
Breakfast: 6.7 @ 7.24am / Pint water with fibre / 1 Nescafe with dash milk / Pint water
Lunch @ noon: 1 John West 'Lunch On The Go' tuna salad with 1 Red Onion, 1 Tomato and 180g of Mature Grated Cheese melted over o_O plus later I burnt the toast again, stupid toaster so I'm telling myself use up all the bread and don't buy any more ever just eat what we have :rolleyes: so 2 slices white Toast with too much Anchor butter.
Dinner @ 6ish: Not hungry now due to toast so Strawberries and Clotted Cream rather than planned tea. :rolleyes: / Pint water.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Today - waking reading - 6.5

Breakfast - 2 square eggs!! I have just had a new silicon ice maker tray with a lid and I wanted to see if i could microwave eggs in it - turns out I can :p some leftover slices of pepperoni and polish sausage.

Lunch - more slices of pepperoni and polish sausage with a sliced tomato and two inches of sliced cucumber. Vinegar as dressing.

Mid afternoon - chunk of cheddar and sneaked some Branston pickle.

Evening meal - pumpkin strands in a bolognese sauce made from a tin of minced beef and a tin of tomato and herbs and ghee and served with konjac noodles.

Drinking all day - decaff coffee and decaff teas.

Reading this evening - 6.1

Yesterday I made a pizza!!
I made the base with vital wheat gluten, almond flour and coconut flour and a bit of real yeast and xanthan gum and I topped it with Skinny Food Sweet Barbecue sauce and pepperoni and polish sausage and salami and mozarella cheese with one sliced tomato and some frozen pepper chunks and herbs.

Shared it with husband as usual.

It was almost exactly (only nicer) than the takeaway Meteor I have been missing for the last two years.

Here it is:

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rebrascora

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Breakfast
Fasting BG 4.9 3units of Fiasp to cover breakfast and DP
Glass of water with a dash of balsamic vinegar and a cup of coffee with cream.
Two good dessert spoon dollops of creamy Greek natural yoghurt with mixed seeds and a few stewed blackberries, a teaspoon of psyllium husk, a sprinkle of chia seeds and a sprinkle of low carb granola. (Approx. 20g carbs).

Lunch
Did plenty of exercise so no bolus insulin needed.
Small bowl of homemade cream of carrot and coriander soup (Approx. 10g carbs)

Dinner
Again more exercise in the evening so no bolus insulin needed
Pork shoulder steak with salad leaves, a medium sized tomato, an inch of cucumber and a good dollop of cheese coleslaw.
Half a glass of red wine and a selection of my favourite cheeses for afters... Applewood smoked cheddar, Jarlsberg and Blue stilton
2 dried apricots to bring my levels high enough to go to bed. (Approx. 30g carbs with the dried apricots)

I also drank a fruit tea and at least 2 other glasses of water throughout the day.
 

Kaylz

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Today
05:23 - 3 glucose tablets for a 3..9
06:39 - 2 glucose tablets cause it was still 3.9 :rolleyes:
B - Oats made with unsweetened almond milk, 35g crunchy peanut and added a square of Lindt 90% and a few corners of Lidl 95% as I couldn't give a stuff this morning :( mug of coffee
D - Wholemeal Danish salami sandwich and a caramel cake bar, pint of water
Mug of cafetiere coffee
T - 3 egg (Co-Op large eggs aren't so large and cost a damn fortune, well miffed I forgot them on the note for Lidl!) king prawn, mozzarella and spring onion omelette, boiled baby potatoes and steamed broccoli then a bar of moser roth 85%, pint of blueberry and blackberry diluting
Mug of coffee

Utterly fed up and wish diabetes would just do one
xx
 

Kaylz

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Sorry Kaylz but I had a chuckle at that one.

You could write ten paragraphs of eloquent prose and get nowhere near all the meaning encapsulated in that simple sentiment. XXX
At least I brightened someones day! :) xx
 

rebrascora

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Going to post today's food because I'm sitting here really enjoying my dinner and I'll forget tomorrow and to be perfectly honest I can't remember what I had yesterday!... think I just picked at things like olives and gherkins and cheese rather than a proper meal.

Breakfast.... Fasting reading 5.4, (3units of Fiasp to cover breakfast and "Foot on the floor" plus 16 units of Levemir)
Glass of water with a dash of white wine vinegar and a cup of coffee with cream and a chunk of cheese (Cornish Blue) whilst I waited for Fiasp to kick in.
Eat Natural Salted Caramel Protein bar (10g carbs)

No lunch as such but had another chunk of cheese (or two) a bar of Aldi Cherry and chilli dark chocolate and a dried apricot or two to keep me from dropping too low as I did lots of exercise today and water to drink.

Dinner BG 6.5 (1.5units of Fiasp)
Glass of red wine and some more cheese whilst I cooked dinner of...
2 lamb chops with fried mushrooms and aubergines and a big plateful of broccoli (nearly a whole head) with a dollop of sour cream and chive dip and 2 pieces of sweet potato.
May go out and do a little more exercise after that but planning to have some yoghurt and berries and seeds for dessert and, if necessary, a stem ginger shortbread biscuit (10g), to bring my levels up to about 9 to go to bed. with no evening Levemir. Hope that is enough to keep me from dropping too low tonight but my little Hypo Heros (AKA Jelly Babies) are on the bedside table to help me "make it through the night" if I need them. Can you tell I have had a glass of wine... Hick!:oops:
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Breakfast: Small smoked haddock with egg and slice of toast from my own recipe keto bread.

Lunch:3 very small lamb chops and green beans and slice of same bread.

Evening meal: sandwich made with cucumber, grated cheese, Mattesons smoked sausage (about two inches sliced), a small tomato, butter and a squirt of Skinny Foods Smokey Barbecue Sauce.

Drinking decaff green tea and fizzy mineral water all day.

I am progressing with my bread recipe. I've frozen some to see how it stands up to being frozen and thawed or toasted from frozen. I made another loaf today with some tweaks to get a better taste and texture. Here it is:

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rebrascora

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Was wondering how the experiments were progressing. It looks delicious. How yeasty does it taste? .... I like a nice yeasty taste. For me that makes it taste and smell more homemade. Is this a seeded loaf?
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Was wondering how the experiments were progressing. It looks delicious. How yeasty does it taste? .... I like a nice yeasty taste. For me that makes it taste and smell more homemade. Is this a seeded loaf?
This is a full yeast bread. It tastes exactly like a nice yeasty brown loaf. This particular loaf is not seeded but I will experiment to see what it is like with seeds added. I expect it will be fine to add whatever your favourite seeds are at the stage in the bread machine cycle where it allows for adding seeds etc into the mix.
 

rebrascora

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Oh gosh! A yeasty brown loaf that is low carb.... Heaven!
Brown bread toast goes best with butter and Marmite. Can't wait to try some. Do you have any idea of timescale?... Sorry, trying desperately hard not to be pushy!!:oops:
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Oh gosh! A yeasty brown loaf that is low carb.... Heaven!
Brown bread toast goes best with butter and Marmite. Can't wait to try some. Do you have any idea of timescale?... Sorry, trying desperately hard not to be pushy!!:oops:
I'm hoping to be able to post some out by the end of next week. Does your machine do 2lb loaves? I do mine on that setting to make sure it cooks all the way through without getting a soggy middle.
 

rebrascora

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Does your machine do 2lb loaves?
I have no idea so I am going to have to see if I can find the manual and also just check that it is still working for that matter.... otherwise I will have to make arrangements to beg, borrow or steal one.... Pretty sure my brother has one next door because I seem to remember buying him one, so should be able to borrow that one if need be.
I now have some homework to do to get things up and running in readiness but I won't be overly unhappy if I end up with a "soggy middle". It may take me a few experiments to figure out the best program to use, but will bear that in mind with my feedback.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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Oh gosh! A yeasty brown loaf that is low carb.... Heaven!
Brown bread toast goes best with butter and Marmite. Can't wait to try some. Do you have any idea of timescale?... Sorry, trying desperately hard not to be pushy!!:oops:
Just done for my husband - I don't eat beans because they set me off - but he won't eat the 'ordinary' bread any more - he just wants my keto stuff because he says it is nicer. These are the slices I froze and I popped them in the toaster still frozen and they came out perfectly!!Screenshot 2020-11-24 at 18.42.53.png
 

rebrascora

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Looks fab!
I have to say, I was toying with the idea of beans on toast if I am to have access to such low carb bread. I have some sugar free ones in the back of the cupboard I think and I am fortunate to be able to inject insulin to cover the beans if necessary, but probably just limit myself to one slice not the 4 slices with a whole can of beans I used to devour pre diagnosis! :eek: If I go for a good walk afterwards I should get away with it without insulin.
Loving the idea of putting sandwiches and soup with bread and the odd slice of beans on toast back on the menu.... and of course a slice of Marmite and toast every now and then!..... And soft boiled eggs with soldiers!!! This is really going to revolutionize my diet yet again!
I'm sooooo excited!!!
 

Kaylz

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Today
B - oats made with almond milk and 35g crunchy peanut butter, mug of coffee
D - wholemeal spicy chorizo sandwich and a caramel rocky, pint of water
Afternoon - mug of cafetiere coffee
T - chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella and spring onions wrapped in prosciutto, baby potatoes and roasted sprouts, 1 square Lidl 95% and a pint of blueberry and blackberry diluting
Mug of coffee
xx
 

grovesy

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I have no idea so I am going to have to see if I can find the manual and also just check that it is still working for that matter.... otherwise I will have to make arrangements to beg, borrow or steal one.... Pretty sure my brother has one next door because I seem to remember buying him one, so should be able to borrow that one if need be.
I now have some homework to do to get things up and running in readiness but I won't be overly unhappy if I end up with a "soggy middle". It may take me a few experiments to figure out the best program to use, but will bear that in mind with my feedback.
My bread maker always left a hole in the bottom of the loaf, from the mixing paddle.
 

rebrascora

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My bread maker always left a hole in the bottom of the loaf, from the mixing paddle.
Don't all bread makers do that? The last few I made with it, the paddle got stuck inside the loaf when I took the loaf out of the tin.
 

rebrascora

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Today..... because I just picked at low carb stuff again yesterday instead of having a proper meal....

Breakfast.... Fasting reading 4.2 ... 3 units of Fiasp to cover breakfast and DP/FOTF 16 units of Levemir
Glass of water with a dash of balsamic vinegar and a dash of diet coke ... that was a really tasty combination and will do that again. Cup of coffee with cream and a chunk of cheese (Jarlsberg)

2 good dollops of creamy Greek natural yoghurt (approx 100mls) with a dessert spoon of mixed seeds, teaspoon of psyllium husk, a few defrosted, frozen summer berries and a sprinkle of Lidl Deluxe Nutty Granola (Approx. 20g carbs total)

No lunch but did lots of exercise and had 3 squares of Aldi Cherry and Chilli dark chocolate (approx. 15g carbs) to keep me from dropping too low throughout the afternoon and some water to drink.

Evening..... BG 5.1 No Fiasp as keeping it quite low carb and hoping afternoon exercise and a bit more tonight will do the rest...
Small bowl of vegetable soup (10g carbs)
Salmon fillet marinaded in lemon juice and pan fried in butter with mushrooms and aubergine and served with savoy cabbage, broccoli and 2 pieces of sweet potato. (approx 20g carbs)

Went out afterwards to get more exercise and BG topped out at 10.5
Currently 9.6 but hoping it will come down a little more to allow me some yoghurt for dessert but if not it will be cheese and a small glass of port before bed.

I really like just having to have 2 injections of insulin all day and get to eat a little chocolate in the process!
 
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