My Girly’s 50th Birthday

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I just arrived back from a trip to North Carolina where I helped my “ladyfriend,” S, to celebrate her 50th birthday. We had a very good time. We celebrated with her Son and his wife and their two kids on Thursday and Friday. It wasn’t a party per se. We just hung out, played some games, and watched some TV and enjoy being together. Then, S and I went to visit her mother at Beech Mountain, NC.

I let my blood glucose get away from me for a couple of days. I didn’t get it back to normal until this morning. It took some fasting, of course. And it took some exercise. S’s mom and dad took us on a couple of good hikes. I couldn’t go far because of my pain issues, but,  I got some good exercise to help burn off that excess glucose.

I learned how important it is to watch what I eat, and, that it doesn’t take much to get the things out of whack. I also learned that there are certain foods I may have to give up for good. Pizza may be one fo those. It hurts me to even think such a thing. Of course, sugary foods are out, except for a few holiday occasions, and even then, limited to almost nothing. I have just accepted that sugar is just poison to the body.

I am back home now, in South Carolina, to face Dorian! Bring it, Bitch! Pray for us here.

I am still losing weight. Before I left for North Carolina I was down to 229 lbs. That’s the lowest since I began trying to lose weight in 2015 with a starting weight of 267 lbs. My goal weight is  165 – 175, 30-inch waist.

Intermittent fasting is working wonders. I will keep you informed.

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Health Update

This morning I awoke with the usual numbness in my hands. When I finally got out of bed my legs were shaky and maybe even kind of weak. I walked a lot yesterday so I expected a little soreness. But the weakness was a little different and somewhat scary.

I am afraid I may have reached a point where I need to really, and I mean, really watch my blood sugar levels. I was already insulin resistant. The next stage is diabetes. I’m afraid that the next time my doctor does my next blood test I will get the sad news that I am diabetic.

In addition to my the weak feeling in my legs, I just didn’t feel right. I immediately thought of the pop-tarts I had for breakfast yesterday and the pizza for lunch. I was out of town with my daughter and son and their mom. We were at Limestone College where my daughter will be attending next year. I always seem to disregard my way of eating when traveling. And yesterday was an exceptional mishap in my diet.

I need to do better. I must do better. Diabetes is a killer. My mom had it. It made her life miserable. She had a real problem keeping her blood sugar under control. I had a cousin who’s blood sugar got so out of control she ended up in a coma. She died after only a few days.

It has been stressful knowing that there is a cyst on my kidney and a spot on my lung. I have received authorization to see a specialist. I just have to schedule the appointment. I guess I am stressing a little about my health. Now every time I feel the slightest abnormality my mind goes to the worst possible scenario.

So I guess I should make my appointments with my various doctors and get some updates on my health so I know where I stand. I will let you all know when I have news.

Fat Head Pizza

fat_head_pizzaI have not actually made this recipe yet, but, I will soon. I like pizza a lot. However, pizza is so dense and heavy I usually feel a little sick after eating it. And by sick, I mean bloated and gassy.

This recipe gets rave reviews online. Also, some friends of mine say its pretty good. I found it at DietDoctor.com. If you have made this before tell me what you think in the comments below.

Ingredients:

1½ cups (360 ml) shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ cup (175 ml) almond flour
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 egg
½ teaspoon salt
olive oil to grease your hands

Topping

½ lb (225 g) Italian sausage
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup (120 ml) unsweetened tomato sauce
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1½ cups (360 ml) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Heat the mozzarella and cream cheese in a small pan on medium heat or in the microwave oven.

Stir until they melt together. Add the other ingredients and mix well.

Oil your hands and flatten the dough on parchment paper, about 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. You can also use a rolling pin to flatten the dough.

Make holes with a fork and bake in the oven for 10–12 minutes until golden brown and remove from the oven.

Meanwhile, sauté the ground sausage meat in olive oil or butter.

Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on the crust. Apply the meat and a lot of cheese and bake for 10–15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Sprinkle oregano on top and serve with a green salad.

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