My Food Journal

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Yep, it was the caffeine.

I had a Diet Coke first thing this morning, and no headaches all day. Go figure... I really suspected that yesterday's misery was due to a lack of caffeine, but this confirms it. So, do I go back to coffee? Try to taper off slowly? (I've tried that before and always wound up right back in my old habits.) Ignore caffeine for now and work on other areas? ::sigh::

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I've had a headache all day. All day. It's 6:50pm and I'm already counting the minutes until I can put the kids to bed and relax. I think a bubble bath is calling my name.

Now that I'm counting DD's carbs, I'm definitely more aware of my own eating. I've always liked Weight Watchers points and that's how I've lost weight before, but counting carbs is definitely easier... hopefully it will help with my weight, as well.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Crazy Month

It's been more than a month since I've blogged here, and what a crazy month. My five year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes (AKA:Juvenile Diabetes) and consequently hospitalized. She's fine now, just adjustting to life with a chronic disease. If you're not familiar with Type I versus Type II, Type I means that the person will be dependent on insulin for the rest of their life. Nothing she ate or did caused this- it just happens.

This change also means that my entire family now becomes carb counters. For my daughter's diet, we have to track every gram of carbs she eats. Obviously, this means that I'll have a pretty good idea of what the rest of us are eating, too.

So, I'm still here. Still making efforts to improve my own diet, made much easier by the need to carefully monitor my daughter's.

Positives and Negatives so far today:
- I couldn't resist the two leftover yeast rolls this morning and had them for breakfast. Yeast rolls and sourdough bread are almost irresistable to me!
+ We went to Target, where sometimes the kids and I get a fountain drink as a treat. I was happy to see that they have a "light" lemonade, which my daughter can have.
- I still got myself a large Mountain Dew. I really didn't need it, but I wanted it pretty badly!
+ We found that mini fruit roll-ups are a great low-carb treat (9 carbs each) for DD.