Good Luck Ruth!
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Hi Joules, congratulations on your own progress. I understand what you mean by boring chicken and steamed vegetables. I'm controling my numbers by diet and exercise only - so far! I'm "pre" diabetic and I'm not on any meds. Another way to eat those vegetables is to quickly saute them in either olive oil or Smart Balance spread. I find that gives a lot more flavor to them. Also, on the chicken you could slice up a mozzarella stick (I recently put a slice of the fresh mozzarella on 1/2 chicken breast with about 2 spoons of homemade tomato/basil sauce and my fasting number the next morning was in the 80's.) and melt the cheese on it in the oven. I cook from a list of "good" vegetables and always add some onion, mushrooms and bell pepper pieces. This way the combinations are so varied that I don't get bored with them. In my case, I don't eat peas or carrots as I've found they drive the numbers up. Well, let's put it this way, I might take a couple of pieces for a taste at the table but that's all. It's been a challenge finding what works and what doesn't but since October, my fasting numbers have come down about 20 points or more and that's been motivating me to keep it up. My next app't is at the end of March and my goal is to surprise the doctor - in a good way. This site has been so helpful to me, too. Good luck to you, too!
Joules, just a quick note about making soup. Aside from soups with whole pieces of whatever you put in like vegetables and beans, you can also take what you put in the pot and blend it all to make a nice smooth mixture. So, a thin, watery soup ends up thick. Depending on your likes or diet, you can use milk and then call it a bisque. Or, your base can be chicken or beef bouillon instead. I'll do that with mushrooms and onions (more mushrooms that onions though) and serve it with chopped up pieces of mushrooms and some parsley on top. I used to use beans to thicken soup but have had to cut way back on them because they raise my blood sugar if I eat too much. Good weather for soup for all your northerners. Down here in Memphis it got up to 60 today.
Hi Ruth! Queens. (Andrew Jackson HS 1966) We had lots of snowy winters then and they didn't close schools either! Here, we had an inch of snow last week and all the schools were closed. Just not prepared for it.