|1/3 cup of Shrimp is .97 net carbs.|
But it can. And it will. And that's what got drilled into my head over the four days I was in the hospital. If I love life and my quality of life, mobility, comfort and happiness... there were no more mulligans. It was time to get serious about this Diabetes thing.
So I listened. Sure I've listened before with small spurts of great progress, watching what I eat and taking all my pills. But something about having this surgery also made me more aware of what it feels like to have a body that temporarily turns against you. But rather than get angry at my body for being in pain, gimpy and limping around post surgery and all the limitations it has meant while I heal, I turned a compassionate leaf instead.
This is the only body I've got. And it NEEDS me to take care of it. It needs my help.
That shift (however new age like it sounds) is a permanent one. I reconnected with my body in a way that makes taking care of myself not a burden but a loving responsibility. I'm not doing it because I have to. I'm doing it because my brain and my body are a team. My body is counting on "The Pilot" to lead us to a good place where we can enjoy life with few to no symptoms that could have been easily avoided.
Last night I ate about two full cups of delicious shrimp. I fried it in some butter (I know.. fats but yummy!) and some garlic powder and cracked pepper. Three ounces of shrimp cooked this way (1/3 cup) is .97 carbs. I felt full and happy and decadent... for my six carb dinner. I also made a great insalata with this fancy balsamic vinegar.
I had a small amount of pasta and bread for lunch and more than a couple handful's of potato chips throughout the day. I also had two squares of the chocolate bar my boyfriend sent me for Christmas at about 11 pm.
Here is my fasting glucose this morning. It was a little bit sexy.
Weight: 220 lbs
Glucose: 7.8 mmol
Mood: Super Sexy.