Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful for good numbers

It's no secret that I've sort of been dreading the holidays. For the first time in my life I'm griping about how all of these days are centered around food. Carb-heavy food. Lots of sugar and other things that are just not the best thing for Elise to be eating.

It's a frustrating task, to say the least. Trying to count all those Thanksgiving carbs. Especially when you're not the one making the majority of the food. But my wonderful friend Pam, who knows a bit about diabetes, took on the job of figuring out the carbs in most of the dishes she made. What a blessing it was!

I brought the pumpkin pie and stuffing, all carefully carb-factored. I have to say I was very pleased with how the pie turned out. I used agave nectar instead of sugar and I really couldn't tell the difference in the taste. I'm hoping to post my recipe (with carb counts, of course!) soon.

The stuffing also turned out pretty well, and Elise really liked it. Of course she would... the more carbs something has, the better! She is definitely a bread and pasta kind of girl.

But the numbers were really worrying me. I had no idea how all these new foods would affect Elise. I'm happy to report that her numbers were nothing short of spectacular!

8:10 am - 91
12:15 pm - 90
3:24 pm - 125
4:59 pm - 142
7:44 pm - 121
10:39 pm - 250 (Okay, so that one is high, but I'll chalk it up to the pumpkin pie)

And she woke up this morning at 92. Those numbers make all the weighing, calculating and figuring it out so worth it.

I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one and filled with great numbers too!


  1. Yes they do and I used to always think it was so hard to count carbs and such and with all the sugary stuff for christmas but nope it just takes time to figure it out . glad it all worked so well . God bless .

  2. WOW Joanne! Great numbers! I know the relief that comes after a holiday with unknown carbs and foods and things turn out great! Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Great numbers & great job! I'm so glad it all worked out for you! I know what you mean about all the sugar. A lady at the mall today had her little girl offer Avery a candy cane - and then asked if she could have it. She had just been over 300, I have no clue how many grams are in those little things, they're messy... So no - she couldn't have one. Ave didn't care at all but the lady looked at me like I was a big Scrooge. Oh well! Can't wait for that recipe!!!

  4. Great numbers! I'm too tired to post tonight but Nate's numbers were on the high side. I let him have a piece of b-day cake and some pumpkin pie! Had to correct at dinner!!

    Oh well - he loved the pie!!

    Can't wait for the recipe. You are SO good!!

  5. Ok, Ok, So weighing and carefully counting carbs has its merits. You win this one Joanne. But one day...I'll have you guessing along with me. :)

    So happy your day turned out so well! Your trip to Cali will be just as spectacular! :)

  6. Oh my gosh! Way to go guys! Those numbers are frame worthy!!


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