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Bagels = Death

I swear, I am going to write this on a Post-It Note and stick it to my bathroom mirror where I'll see it every morning before work. Every time I stop at Bruegger's and grab a couple of bagels for breakfast, my blood sugar gets hosed up for the entire day, and I need that like a fresh new hole in my head. Case in point: yesterday I grabbed the sausage, egg & cheddar on garlic and a cream cheese on pumpernickel. (Fresh from the oven, too...you wanna talk food porn, bubeleh? I got some steamy softcore right here.) I didn't go to lunch until 1 PM, and my blood sugar had still surged from 127 to 210. Two chili dogs, four hours and a quart of Diet Coke later, it was up again to 227. No, bagels are the evil, and I'll have to bid them adieu. I don't mind being stuck with needles, but I want to put off dealing with the insulin as long as possible. Half an hour after the cremation ought to be about right.


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Aug. 24th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
Dump the bagels; I hate bagels myself. I can't stand their leathery texture.

I prefer eating Post cereal for breakfast, LOL.
Aug. 24th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't be such a problem if I hadn't developed a deep, passionate love for them in my childhood. Cereal's okay, but it's hard to find some that doesn't taste like All-Bran and isn't loaded with suagr...and it doesn't stick with me the way a traditional breakfast of eggs, sausage and (insert starch component of choice here) does.
Aug. 24th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
Alternatively you could try a breakfast wrap instead of a bagel sandwich. I'm not sure which places have them but it'd be something to check out.
Aug. 25th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
If I ate a traditional eggs, bacon/sausage and bread/bagel/pancake/whatever breakfast, I don't think I'd eat any lunch. In fact, after so many years of being used to a light or no breakfast, I don't think I could eat so much!
Aug. 24th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)
Eating Out = Death
Eating out on the weekend always screws up my diet and I spend half the week just trying to work it off.

It sounds like you need to find some quick, healthy alternatives for breakfast. If you're eating in the car that might be difficult, but if you are eating at the office break room once you get there maybe there is something you can bring from home that would be better. My old workplace had both a microwave and a toaster-oven in the break room. The time you save by not stopping on the way to work, could be spent having breakfast at home or eating in the break room when you get there.

You'd also probably save about $5.00 a day by not eating breakfast out. The savings could go towards other things, like Anime/Manga. For every day you eat something from home instead of eating out you could put $5.00 into a reward jar for yourself.
Aug. 24th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Eating Out = Death
I'd be saving about $3.50-8.00 depending on where I was stuffing my face, yes, and that would buy a lot of anime over the course of a month. What I really should do is go back to cooking breakfast for myself at home, which would do wonders for my budget and my waistline. Failing that, your idea of keeping something breakfast-like at work to eat is a very good one. I wind up eating breakfast in my cube most of the time, the way things have been going.
Aug. 24th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC)
my two cents worth:

With diabetes of both types on both sides of my family, I've always keep a close eye on my blood sugar, and I've found that it's not what you eat, it how much, what kind, and what you eat it with.

I have english muffins for breakfast often, but I make sure they're coupled with a fiberous fruit or high-pulp juice, and then have veggies throughout the day to push the sugary stuff through with no harm.

My blood sugar tends to hang around 170 after meals and trails off to about 100 in the in-between.

at least you're smart enough to keep track!
Aug. 24th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
Vegetables. That's an area I could really stand to improve in. It's not that I don't like them, but it's just cheaper and easier most of the time to get Meat with Starch, with a side order of Fried Starch.

I probably don't need to check the blood sugar three times a day...ah, who am I kidding? The doctor says three times a day, it's three times a day. She hasn't steered me wrong yet.
Aug. 25th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
I often cook myself a white meat and veggie casserole. It's healthy and tastes great!
Aug. 25th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
Now there's an idea.
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