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Old 11-28-2014, 19:05   #31
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I stuck to the turkey leg, low carb gravy and green beans with bacon. It was somewhat boring for a feast but I had a lower than normal BG 1 hour post meal and this morning.

Black friday was started here in the US, as you described from relatives shopping together on a four day weekend. The merchants turned it "black". The typical retail store makes over half its yearly profit between now and Christmas and so it evolved. I haven't even been to a mall in over 10 years, nor have I ever shopped the day after Thanksgiving.

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We each had our own cornish game hen, my cauliflower soup was a hit (I had to add garlic to it), I grated some cheddar, chopped some parsley and also had chopped bacon to top it with. I also had kale salad, olives and about 1Tbsp of sweet potato. I brought one home to run tests on to see if I can add it in occasionally. Also on offer, that I declined, was mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, ambrosia, and a dessert we were all too full to eat so it never even came out. I was sort of pushed to try the mashed potatoes, so I took a scoop with my baby finger, probably 1/8-1/4 tsp and raved how good they were!! (They were!!)

Today I'll have leftover cauli soup, kale salad, half of the game hen (I only ate the drums, thighs and wings last night) for dinner. Lunch is going to be some sweet potato with butter all by itself to test.

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I made turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes (didn't have any) mashed turnips, gravy, hubby's stuffing, my stuffing (very time consuming, had to make the bread 1st) but boy was it good! low carb chocolate crock pot cake, low carb chocolate buttercream icing, low carb chocolate mousse with raspberries. Ate some cake, no mousse yet. Started the meal with a 90 2 hours later 88. I was tempted with the mashed potatoes, so glad I resisted

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My DS and BIL hosted my parents, DH, and me. Distance traveled: 3.5 hours up in the morning and down in the afternoon.

Foods:
Soup, ****ake mushrooms & poblano peppers with cheddar cheese and real cream.

Stuffed flounder. 'Stuffed' in this case means little fish hiding under a mountain of fresh shrimp and crab. Covered with seasoned panko breadcrumbs except for my corner of the casserole.

Asparagus.

There were two made from scratch pies: Berkshire pumpkin & chocolate pecan bourbon. With accouterments and add-ons. I am told dessert was all delicious and I enjoyed watching everyone else snarf 'em up.

DS/BIL are amazing cooks.

BG at 1 hour PP: 93, 2 hours PP: 104, 3 hours PP: 126. It dropped after that. Apparently, when she told me what was in the soup & fish, DS forgot a few ingredients (she is on three meds for Parkinsons, and this is happening more frequently lately). Ah well, it was a tasty, wonderful family experience.

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I did very well despite my "indulgences" (corn bread stuffing and a slice of flourless chocolate cake). I ate plenty of turkey, Paleo gravy (no starches), green beans, squash, sugar free cranberry sauce. I enjoyed my indulgences very much, and my 2 hour PP was 89. I was too chicken to test it at 1 hour, though.

My other concern was that the excess carbs might have an impact on my wound healing, but it looks the best ever today. Yay!

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From the restaurant buffet I took romaine salad w/ vinegar and oil (took out the croutons) lots of dark-meat turkey, some ham (it was glazed, but there were dry slices at the top of the tray), green bean casserole (from the bottom, no onion-ring crust, and most of the sauce scraped off). I indulged in creamy gravy atop the turkey. All-you-can eat, but I only took one helping.

Did not bolus, 'cause I had no way to count. One-hour spike at 117. Shoulda gone for un-gravied turkey and salad, and left the rest alone.

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Rats! I wrote a longish post and lost it, due to being on a 'foreign' computer, by using the preview option & forgetting I hadn't sent it. Blankety blank blank!

Suffice to say I wasn't completely true, had a wee swig of eggnog with a splash of brandy, but otherwise was pretty well-behaved. Can't give you readings, because in my last-minute packing I had rearranged my big purse for easier access to necessities on the 24-hour bus ride to get here, and left my meter on the kitchen table at home.



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I am not a gravy fan- so no temptation ever!

This could be the last year we have my dad (he is not doing well) so I had 1/4 c of his stuffing and 1/4 c of his mashed potatoes. No regrets. Loaded on butter! My BG the next day was 84.

Unfortunately, the next night I got hooked on baked apples. I added Splenda and nutmeg but am now addicted. I am getting off of them starting tonight! My BG this AM was 99 and Im an 80s gal. Dont like wrecking the streak.

Otherwise, I was good as gold and really kept on LCHF. Frankly, I get so sick off of carbs, it isnt worth it, so, I feel better off "the juice" already. Dad's dishes were good, but my system just cant take more than a taste.

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I miss apples, too! I have to make do with apple-cinnamon tea. At least you get the flavor, minus the carbs.

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I was good during Thanksgiving.

Turkey, low carb gravy, mashed cauliflower, oopsies and some spinach souffle.

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