Sunday, June 5, 2016
Some things take longer than others (note date of my last post). Sorry about that.
I’ve been involved in extensive dental work (commonly known as torture), since April 20th! From that point on, it’s been difficult to chew so I haven’t been able to eat a whole lot. Living on soup is not my favorite thing to do and certainly not for a diabetic. I’ve lost 17 1/2 lbs. Most people would envy me but, trust me, this is no way to lose weight. I feel like garbage — no appetite and no energy. My blood sugar is out of whack. My attitude STINKS!
I decided to try one of those protein drinks that so many people rave about — HOW DO THEY DRINK THAT CRAP? I tried, gagged, and you don’t want to know the rest of the details. The bottom line is protein drinks are not going to do the trick.
Fruit Smoothies? There was one time when I thought I’d found the answer to my breakfast dilemma — fruit smoothies. When I told my doctor I’d taken 1/2 apple, 1/2 pear, 1/2 banana and some juice with ice cubes. Tossed it into the blender and enjoyed the results. I was so excited! She looked at me like I was on drugs and said, “Why don’t you just mainline sugar?” I swear, I thought this was the answer to my prayer. 🙂 “Would you ever cut up that much fruit and eat it in one sitting?” I thought about it. “No” was my reply. We both had a good laugh about it and that ended my smoothie experience. (This stupidity was early on.)
I’ve gotten a little better with this difficulty in eating. Fish is easy to eat and a baked
potato is progress. I still can’t get vegetables down, so I’ve been substituting V-8 juice. I do this with the knowledge that it is far from the answer, but it’s something…
This Wednesday, I have to redo some of the dental work
and hopefully this nightmare will be over. [PLEASE, God, I can’t take it anymore.] I’m praying that I’ll be able to chew properly and get back on the food train.
So, what does one do when you’re a diabetic and can’t eat “normally?” Any suggestions?