I started in March at 12.5 for my A1C. July I pulled that down to a 6. I found out this last week I am now at a 5.7!! So tonight I am going out and gosh darn it I am going to eat some candy! Halloween just comes once a year!
For work I dressed as monkey!
Update on this! I won the Halloween costume contest at work. What a surprise!
Not far from the border of Canada in Minnesota, on the rocky shores of Lake Superior, is a place called Bluefin Bay Resort. Not going to sugarcoat it…I adore this place!! My husband and I went there last year on our honeymoon for one night and were bummed we did not reserve a second night. This year I took my sister Jennifer as a birthday present and stayed for two days. It was amazing! The staff was wonderful and super friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. We of course went with the cheapest room we could. They have a full range of rooms available. Our room was a small, one queen bed room. It had a fridge, microwave, tv and a nice bathroom. It was about $100 a night. The best thing about Bluefin? Everything is complementary!
Well, not everything, but pretty close! All equipment such as bikes, helmets, kayaks, etc are all complementary for guests. Not only that, but they have complementary guided tours and excursions. My sister and I went on a guided hike tour to a waterfall. Joe and I went on a canoe guided tour on a river. I saved the best for last! Every night at 6:00 they light campfires and give smores to all the guests. Yum! This is just barely the tip of the iceberg.
What is not complementary? The delicious food at the restaurants on the resort, but the food still worth it! If you want to save on the cost of food you can bring food along and store in the the fridge. They have grills available for use. The spa also costs some money and, if you want to go, make sure you book well in advance. The only thing left when Jennifer and I arrived was the very expensive back massage.
In all we had an amazing time and I recommend Bluefin to anyone looking for a beautiful place to vacation at. Check out my video of our time there!
You know what sucks? There are no low carbohydrate or carbohydrate free sections in grocery stores. There are gluten free, organic, vegetarian, and so much more, but no diabetic friendly sections. This amazes me considering how many diabetics there are. We are sadly only growing in numbers.
So I ask why no has thought to have a low carb section? And none of that keto crap. I always get so disappointed when I find something low carb only to discover it is “net carbs”. Come on!!
Certainly grocery stores would sell these products. It seems every third person I speak to is diabetic; type 1 or 2. It is tiresome reading all the labels just to find which one is the lowest carb. I do order a lot online. Amazon has an amazing selection of low carb items. Maybe Whole Foods, which Amazon just purchased, will have a low carb section? One would hope! Sadly will do me no good since there are no Whole Food stores near me. The joys of living in small town America.
Yes there are plenty of brands and foods I have learned are lower carb or free of carbs, but it would be nice to just have a section I could go to. Why does everyone else get a section and not the lower carbers? Even a keto section, yes I said it, would be better than nothing.
Joe and I went to a Mr. Black Presents Halloween party this past Saturday. The theme was movie monsters. I went as Sally from nightmare before Christmas and Joe went as a baldknobber; a historical vigilante. Leave it to my husband to find a creepy historical subject for Halloween!
So I have discovered a great substitute for pasta that is not only diabetic friendly, but is yummy too! It even passed the Joe test! Skinny Pasta is my to go pasta now! Found it at Superone in my local town.