I had 3 incidents today of low blood sugar (<4.0). I also had one yesterday and one Friday, so I am going to take a lower dose of insulin tonight and see what happens. This happened back in June/July, when we were doing the strict Whole 30 Paleo diet. I got off the insulin completely for a few days (on the advice from the Diabetes Centre). But then Sarah was here for 3 weeks. I was still eating pretty well for the most part, but was eating more carbs, in the form of breads and treats. So, currently, I have been taking 30 units of Lantus long-acting insulin each night. That is still an improvement from the beginning of the year, when I was taking 60 units each night.
Tonight Josh's girlfriend had dinner here for the first time. Sharon is a really sweet girl, and I hope he hangs on to her. They are both 27 and, I think, looking for someone to settle down with. They seem to be a really good fit for each other. Dinner was meatloaf, asparagus and mashed carrots/turnip.
I also finally got to try a recipe to use up some of the pumpkin I had leftover from the smoothies yesterday. I got a recipe from Paleo Diet Lifestyle for Pumpkin Banana Bread . It was the first time I have baked with almond flour and coconut flour, and it turned out REALLY good. I added chopped pecans and raisins to the batter. It baked while we ate dinner, so we got to enjoy it warm out of the oven with a little bit of butter. MMMmmm! :)
I forgot to take a picture before I cut it!
I still have some pumpkin and banana left, so am going to make another one tomorrow. I might make it into muffins, so they will be easy to grab on the run. I thought I could add some unsweetened coconut and/or a little chopped 85% dark chocolate this time.
We had a few things to get at Costco this morning and found out that they now carry coconut flour! Quite a large bag for $7.99. I will definitely buy it there if I find I like baking with it. For now, we just buy small quantities at Bulk Barn.
We also stopped at Fabricland to get some fabric for a quilt for Lily. A couple weeks ago, I finished the afghan I was working on for Emma.
When they were here in the summer, I asked Lily what kind she would like. I said I could also sew her a quilt if she would like that better, and she chose that. The night; before they left to go out east, Sarah slept with the quilt I had made several years ago. I told her to take it with her. She likes to wrap up in it when she is not feeling well. She says it feels like a hug from home. :) Lily also likes to cuddle up in it.
I got some gorgeous, bright fabric for Lily's quilt. I chose a simple pattern and it won't be too large, so I hope I can get it finished to take with us at Christmas.
The fabric has been washed, so tomorrow will be a cutting day. I just hope my rotary cutter and mat aren't buried too badly down in the basement! :S