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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-22-2015, 00:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,878
Posted By vrbalthezr
I didn't realize that the weight loss was...

I didn't realize that the weight loss was affecting it. That's good news. I hit a plateau several times on the way down and am indeed, still dropping now. I need to level it off and come in for a...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-21-2015, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,878
Posted By vrbalthezr
Ten month checkup

Hi everyone! I have been away too long from this wonderful forum. I was diagnosed 10 months ago with type II, followed all the LCHF rules on here and got my 10 month checkup (it was supposed to be a...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 01-19-2015, 21:03
Replies: 40
Views: 7,607
Posted By vrbalthezr
Coconut oil cocoa? Now that's an idea. I'll have...

Coconut oil cocoa? Now that's an idea. I'll have to try that! If you are going for inexpensive, the buttered coffee would win on price.

I wonder what ghee would taste like in coffee? It has an...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 01-12-2015, 21:34
Replies: 40
Views: 7,607
Posted By vrbalthezr
Half and Half is 2g fat per tablespoon (10g/cup...

Half and Half is 2g fat per tablespoon (10g/cup of carbs)
Heavy whipping cream is either 5g or 6g fat per tablespoon (3g/cup carbs).

Data is from: Nutrition facts, calories in food, labels,...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 01-01-2015, 03:07
Replies: 40
Views: 7,607
Posted By vrbalthezr
I have it every day and tried it with: ...

I have it every day and tried it with:

butter + HWC + coconut oil - fat sensory overload (for me)
coconut oil + HWC - BEST
butter + HWC - OK
HWC - tastes weak without the coconut oil (but...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 01-01-2015, 03:00
Replies: 22
Views: 5,946
Posted By vrbalthezr
I cook a week's worth of scrambled eggs with...

I cook a week's worth of scrambled eggs with cheese and freeze them for my BHs breakfast (we eat at 4:30 am because of her dialysis schedule and who wants to cook that early!) and can attest that...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-30-2014, 21:46
Replies: 44
Views: 5,677
Posted By vrbalthezr
I put some gelfoam shoe inserts in them and they...

I put some gelfoam shoe inserts in them and they are perfect now - still a little room on top of my foot, too.
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 12-29-2014, 20:59
Replies: 228
Views: 46,971
Posted By vrbalthezr
I replace the flaxseed meal with the same amount...

I replace the flaxseed meal with the same amount of almond flour.

Instead of the grated cheese, I use 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

The higher the egg to flour ratio, the chewier the "bread"...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-26-2014, 20:34
Replies: 44
Views: 5,677
Posted By vrbalthezr
The Crocs started hurting me feet after 2 days...

The Crocs started hurting me feet after 2 days (back on the heels) so I am going to alternate shoes every other day like John suggested. You guys have great suggestions here!

My BH has the same...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 12-22-2014, 22:30
Replies: 228
Views: 46,971
Posted By vrbalthezr
I make it every day for lunch and use butter and...

I make it every day for lunch and use butter and Walden's pancake syrup on it. I like it best with almond flour only and coconut oil for the cheese. It is as close to a real pancake that you can get...
Forum: Diabetes 12-21-2014, 00:07
Replies: 19
Views: 3,324
Posted By vrbalthezr
About 6 months ago, I paid $4 for a 2-month...

About 6 months ago, I paid $4 for a 2-month supply of metformin at Safeway (part of the Krueger chain of stores).
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-20-2014, 22:28
Replies: 44
Views: 5,677
Posted By vrbalthezr
I've worn my new Crocs for 24 hours so far and am...

I've worn my new Crocs for 24 hours so far and am impressed. They aren't as warm as I had hoped - definitely not winter walking shoes but are fine for the house, car and going shopping. They have...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-17-2014, 18:09
Replies: 44
Views: 5,677
Posted By vrbalthezr
I wonder if jasper's drooling and shoe chewing...

I wonder if jasper's drooling and shoe chewing are related? We had a cat once that licked the carpet all the time - never did figure out why...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-16-2014, 15:59
Replies: 44
Views: 5,677
Posted By vrbalthezr
I found a pair of VFFs on sale for $70 but...

I found a pair of VFFs on sale for $70 but several customer reviews said that this model had seams that were giving them blisters. Apparently they were made of some Australian leather before that was...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-15-2014, 21:44
Replies: 44
Views: 5,677
Posted By vrbalthezr
I ordered a pair of "convertible" Crocs in Navy...

I ordered a pair of "convertible" Crocs in Navy blue. The fur lined sides fold up into a boot. They are as close to a winter shoe as I could find. I wouldn't pick Blue, normally, but I was limited by...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-14-2014, 17:32
Replies: 44
Views: 5,677
Posted By vrbalthezr
I just got a pair of Columbia insulated boots...

I just got a pair of Columbia insulated boots (had to order online to find in size 13 2EEE) for my morning walks, tried them for the first time this morning and my feet were toasty warm at 29F. I did...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-05-2014, 16:10
Replies: 9,268
Views: 978,740
Posted By vrbalthezr
90 this morning - best FBG in months! My type 1...

90 this morning - best FBG in months! My type 1 wife still beat me at 73, though. Pouring down rain and 40F on my walk today. I would rather carry an umbrella than fight 18F.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 12-01-2014, 23:17
Replies: 39
Views: 4,811
Posted By vrbalthezr
I miss apples, too! I have to make do with...

I miss apples, too! I have to make do with apple-cinnamon tea. At least you get the flavor, minus the carbs.
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 11-30-2014, 17:39
Replies: 9,268
Views: 978,740
Posted By vrbalthezr
First stick was 133. I freaked out, washed my...

First stick was 133. I freaked out, washed my hands better and poked a different finger and got 105. I'll take that reading! 17F here, clear and cold with snow left from yesterday - I dressed to the...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 11-29-2014, 15:47
Replies: 9,268
Views: 978,740
Posted By vrbalthezr
100 this morning. Turkey leftovers were agreeable...

100 this morning. Turkey leftovers were agreeable with my BG. Snow on the ground here this morning - my morning walk was chilly.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 11-28-2014, 20:05
Replies: 39
Views: 4,811
Posted By vrbalthezr
I stuck to the turkey leg, low carb gravy and...

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...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 11-28-2014, 15:54
Replies: 9,268
Views: 978,740
Posted By vrbalthezr
100 this morning. I tried to be good and thought...

100 this morning. I tried to be good and thought I ate too much protein. 100 is lower than my FBG as of late so I'm happy! Now on to resisting Christmas goodies...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 11-28-2014, 02:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By vrbalthezr
The second gravy (with real turkey juice) came...

The second gravy (with real turkey juice) came out excellent with no lumps. I also tried it in a quick homemade lemon pudding and it worked great there, too! I used the same 'premix it quickly in...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 11-27-2014, 19:24
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By vrbalthezr
I just used the glucomannan to thicken some gravy...

I just used the glucomannan to thicken some gravy (tried it on some chicken bouillon, butter and onion powder brought to a boil and it made perfect gravy). Now when the turkey is done, I can do...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 11-25-2014, 17:45
Replies: 39
Views: 4,811
Posted By vrbalthezr
Definitely a cheerleading and support thread!

Definitely a cheerleading and support thread!
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