I guess you're just seeing how your body is reacting to what you eat. A non-diabetic or at least a person not having any problems with blood sugar would probably see his blood sugar go lower to the 80's around the two-hour mark. Still, your numbers are great and I hope they continue that way.
Chris, I'm really happy to help you in any way I can. Helping someone else is empowering just as I know you've found when you help others with PC. I've learned a lot in the eight years since I got my first blood sugar meter. When I came to HealingWell, there was only talk about
medication and not too much about
using diet or exercise to control blood sugar. I have to thank a Scot named Fergus, a type 1, who introduced me to Dr. Bernstein and his book. It was then that I learned how our blood sugar works - or doesn't work (!) - and how we can actually have some measure of control over it.
My own motivation is my health, of course, but I have two kids, now 33 and 30, and they are everything to me, and diabetes literally killed my mom and grandma. So, I know this journey really well and I've had lax periods of time in which I was lazy and other times in which I swung the other way. Now, I've come to sort of a compromise in which I do eat a piece of cake at a birthday dinner (or a piece of bread if it's a really authentic rustic bread) sometimes but my eating plan is always the same: low carb. This way of eating has given me better health (in addition to better blood sugar), better lab results, lower weight and lower blood sugar and resting heart rate.
So, I think you'll also realize you'll gain a lot of insight and knowledge about
your own health and help your family, as well.
Some people may think that a low-carb diet is high-fat and all meat (like the early Atkins) which it is not. A great dinner would be a small salad (leafy lettuce, tomato slice, cucumber, shredded cheese, olives and oil and vinegar), a piece of roasted chicken, sauteed bell peppers and onions, mushrooms with wine. Lately for breakfast, I've been eating spinach and cauliflower or broccoli with a pat of butter or two pancakes made with wheat bran and flaxseed meal. And I've been drinking the Almond Breeze Coconut Almond milk (unsweetened) which seems to have no effect on my blood sugar.
We're going out to dinner tonight with friends and I know I'll be ordering chicken and mixed vegetables with a garden salad. I'll be taking half the chicken home because the restaurant serves two chicken breasts on the plate. (And that will be my breakfast tomorrow.) Afterwards, I'll eat a couple of strawberries and some nuts while we play cards (and the others will eat some cake and a lot more fruit).
Have a great day!