Happy New Year Tomatoes

I’m hopeful for an outstanding and prosperous 2023. We’ve all had some interesting and challenging last couple of years.

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All of us deserve an easier year!

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Roasted Tomatoes were made and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Simple, versatile and delicious.

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I sliced the Tomatoes and placed on parchment paper to be seasoned and topped with Ⓥ Parmesan ‘Cheese’ or regular Parmesan Cheese – depending on diet and preference:)

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Cheers to a new year!

Lower Carb Pizza Cheat

Since being a young child I remember how special and comforting Pizza has been and my addiction to this wonderful food. The older I become, the less Pizza I can consume. Chicago style deep dish pizza is one of my favorite styles of Pizza to eat. That style has always been a occasional enjoyment because of its higher price. Regular deep dish or pan Pizza has been, in my eyes, the most economical for amount of Pizza density.

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Since, checking my blood sugar 40-50 times a day with my Freestyle Libre 2 sensor, I’ve noticed how much Pizza and its large amounts of delicious Carbs bring havoc to my glucose levels. It’s unfortunate, but my Pizza addiction evolves, significantly, this year.

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Store bought (frozen to be cooked) pizza is no longer good for me unless I want to inject extra insulin, being type ONE Diabetic. My goal is not to inject insulin, however, my body isn’t that simple.

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Here’s my latest Pizza cheat. These low carb Tortillas aren’t very low carb, but the Fiber excuses the carbs – for the most part. The Egg White “wraps” along with the Mozzarella Cheese aren’t Vegan, but I do not see Veganism offering the delicious food in a low carb state as much as the Vegetarian food.

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The Aldi low carb tortillas were 19 g carbs, 4 g protein and 15 g FIBER… Still jumping my blood sugar levels, just not as much as any other regular Pizza.

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CHEERS.

Type 1 Diabetic

Good evening. I have not posted in five months. My life has changed since the last post and food helped cause a serious complication. I was ignorant and uneducated about carbohydrates.

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In the past, I was concerned with ingredients, calories, fiber and protein – which are still important, but never payed attention to the CARBS. And the science behind carbs and the human body.

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For many of years and probably decades I’ve been addicted to carbs and eating so MANY carbs.

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I am not a scientist, doctor or medical professional, however, I usually know my own body better than any of those smarties. Common sense and experience does help extremely in life – and especially in my life. I am not perfect as even the professionals aren’t.

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Carbohydrates create energy, in which, the body turns to glucose to (normally) use. The pancreas emits insulin into the blood stream to help burn the blood sugar or glucose. Diabetes is a disease that fails to do so.

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In late July, I thought I was about to have a major heart attack – with extreme shortness of breath, fatigue and radically high blood pressure, and went to the ER.

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The ER doctor wasn’t exactly sure until he smelled my fruity breath. They tested my blood sugar and it was 400+. Normal is less than 140 (according to google).

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I was admitted to the ICU in extreme discomfort and almost deadly vitals…

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Three doctors have helped me. The first doctor said I was type 2. The doctor that released me from the ICU, said I was type 1 diabetic. My new doctor agreed. The nurses all said type 2. The medical world is confused with diabetes and so am I.

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Whatever. It’s simple. Eat less carbs, exercise, and stay hydrated.

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The cool thing is I control my medicine, my food, my glucose levels. I have good days and bad days. I’ve been self medicating since high school —– haha.

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I need people to be aware of diabetes. It’s usually heretic. High carbs are extremely bad for diabetes. AND maybe for normal people as well…

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I’m not gonna stress about what type diabetic that I am. I will trust that I’m type 1. I WILL continue to help myself……

 

CHEERS.

Untitled, Again

As of January 3rd, I’ve attempted to enter the world of sobriety. Quitting, drinking alcohol cold turkey, has not prevailed, but perseverance, understanding and optimism will help to succeed. Side note: I have not eaten cold turkey or any other meat in nine years as of today:) I quit smoking cigarettes 12+ years ago on the second attempt. Perfection is imaginary…. vegan bacon? Anyone? I’ve bettered myself in various ways over the years. It’s not impossible, but it takes will power and strivability (just made that word up:) I’m just trying to motivate and document myself while trying to motivate another person to try something difficult to better their life.

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This is a huge lifestyle change, but I’m a person whom still NEEDS to eat:) I may not always eat Vegan. I do always eat Vegetarian. Post, in the future, might consist of a little dairy. Let me know what ya think:)

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#RIDEON