Lunch at Golden Corral

Entree

Normally, I have chicken, and sometimes fish, but today, I had roast beef which had some stewed potatoes and onions.  There was also the cabbage which is very flavorful and the greens with some chopped onions.  I only had one broccoli flowerette today.

I will normally follow this up with dessert which I put in a soup bowl.  I had 3 ripe strawberries, a slice of Bartlett pear, some chopped walnuts & sun flower seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, some sweet chocolate bits and sweetened, shredded coconut.

I’ve lost about 30 lbs. since January 1st and here is my current pants size.  These are tighter than the other two pair of pants I bought at the same time at J.C. Penny’s.

Smuckers Red Raspberry Preserves with Splenda

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Smuckers has a “Low Sugar,” (25 calories/5g sugar) a “Sugar Free,” (10 calories/0g sugar) and a “Simply Fruit” (40 calories/8g sugar) version of their Red Raspberry Preserves.  I found the Sugar Free version at Harris Teeter.

I didn’t create a full batch, just a test sampling.  I’ve tried it with Balsamic vinegar and it was good.  Now I saw several recipes that used Rice vinegar and one with Red Wine vinegar.

Golden Corral has the following ingredients that would make a Citrus Salad possible:

  • Mixed salad greens
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Dried cranberries
  • Pecans (chopped)
  • Blue cheese (crumbled)
  • Strawberries

They also have white chicken on the salad bar, and raisins, and sunflower seeds.  Maybe red grapes later.

This is definitely doable as a delicious salad & dressing for a diabetic.

Low fat raspberry vinaigrette

1/4 cup smucker’s simply fruit red raspberry spreadable fruit 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate , thawed
1 cup water (or less for a thicker dressing)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon table salt

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Well, I Don’t Intentionally Go Around Pissing in Peoples’ Yards! – Part 2

So, after visiting the doctor (Dr. Sloan), and having the blood work and X-rays, the doctor came to a conclusion pretty quickly (by Friday of my visit on Tuesday) that I had diabetes.  Boy was I doing the opposite of what I should have been doing.  No wonder I was craving water and urinating alot.  I was, “…drinking various fruit juices including apple, cranberry, grape, grapefruit and lemon & lime juice…”  I was drinking vast quantities so my blood sugar was through the roof.  The stomach problem was probably due to the high sugar volume.

Dr. Sloan gave me a perscription for Metformin which I started three days ago.  I have started to cut down on sugars.  No fruit juices, and I can already see that my craving for water has reduced greatly.  The diarrhea that the drug was supposed to cause has been mild to non-existant so far.

I weighed 270 this morning.