Actual conversation with our server during dinner.
Me: Is this Diet? I’m kind of a stickler for that stuff.
Dayle: We both have diabetes, so
Server: Oh, I have diabetes too! I don’t think the line has changed, but you never know. Let me check on that for you.
Sever, returning with fresh soda: I double checked the lines and it’s definitely Diet Coke. Here’s a new one just in case.
Me: Thank you
Dayle: Thank you
Server, after we’ve gotten our food: I asked around and it sounds like we put in a new syrup box this morning, so the soda might be extra fresh. That might have been what you tasted.
Me: I’ve been battling some allergies too, so this was likely just an overreaction on my part, but I appreciate you checking.
Manager On Duty, as our food is being served: I just wanted you to know that we checked all of the lines to ensure our soda is accurate. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Me and Dayle: Thank you
Because I can’t think of any “big” accomplishments, I’d like to reiterate a smaller accomplishment of mine that continues to pay dividends. The fact that my diet, or specifically my food choices, have expanded exponentially from what they were five years ago is an accomplishment worth celebrating. Even if it took way too long to reach this point.
I’d be lying if I said every meal looked like this. But as long as portion sizes like this are becoming more of a trend, not an anomaly, then I know I’m on the right track.
Total cook time: 22 minutes (because of the biscuit)
Most mornings, I’m not exactly a role model when it comes to the most important meal of the day. Considering the stuff I eat some times, I think skipping breakfast might be a better option. And I don’t quite know how to interpret the fact that I’ve become quite accurate at bolusing for two unfrosted strawberry Pop-Tarts. We all know how evil those things are.
Part of my breakfast apathy is a result of my commute. Sitting in traffic for 60-90 minutes doesn’t exactly inspire healthy eating first thing in the morning – neither before or after my drive. I know Dayle has found some creative ways to get the nutrients needed in a low-carb way, which I suppose could be an option for me if I get over the green-factor.
But until I join Team Vegetable Smoothie (now with Whey Protein powder), I need a happier medium between that and the chocolate chip muffins I occasionally opt for. Enter Greek Yogurt.
Yes, it’s snowing on my blog. No, you can’t tell because the background is white. December has plenty of days left so I’ll consider a different Hex Code to show off the flurries.
In a moment of vanity I went back through some of the pictures I posted through Instagram and noticed a promising trend (if you ignore ALL of the cat pictures) – I think my diet is improving.
When it comes to selecting new snacks to invest in for the specific purpose of treating lows, the selection criteria is simple.
- What is the carbohydrate count per serving?
- How much is a serving?
- How many servings per container?
This is real. And it makes me very happy.