Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tough Day Yesterday, Feeling Empowered Today

Yesterday was tough for a variety of reasons. Some healthcare visits, my car, work - tough time everywhere. Also, I was working till 9pm. It was a 13 hour day!!! I did have a short period of respite in the middle of the day when I joined an online diabetes community and posted an introductory message. Then, this happened:

I cried my eyes out when I read that. I was already on edge and that just set me off into tears. Then this happened:

After work, I went home and I cried some more. D. was very reassuring and said some angry stuff that made me laugh. When I woke up this morning, I asked myself how I felt. I felt bullied and scolded. So, I logged on and said so:
No response from him to that yet. But, I feel much better.

I used to wonder why people took internet bullying so seriously - I mean some kids kill themselves over more serious and prolonged internet haranguing! I used to wonder how something someone faceless who means nothing to you says could significantly impact you. Now I know. I don't know why I cared so much - but I know now how it feels.

Overnight Oats w. Strawberries and Almond Milk

Salad w. Spinach, Yellow Tomatoes, Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, Cheese, Garbanzos, Cashews, Sauteed Tofu and Lite Raspberry-Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Chipotle Cheese, Mini Rice Crackers (1/3rd portion)
Unphotographed Veggies & Broccoli Dip

1c. Lentil Barley Veggie soup

I read on the forum that eating a protein snack just before you go to sleep can help with night-time blood glucose. So, I made this thing I read about - crustless pizza. Just add 1/2 cup of mozzarella to a skillet - add desired toppings and let it bubble until the edges get brown. Then cool a bit - remove from pan and slice. It tastes just like pizza without the carbs.


Christina @ Love Yourself Healthy said...

That commenter on the forum was really mean! I'm glad other people chimed in and offered helpful advice--and that you stood up for yourself! You'll have to update us on their response to your post :) That pizza snack looks delicious--sometimes when I make grilled cheese for the kids, I put some sprinkles of cheese on the pan to melt down for me to eat, lol. Melted cheese is so good! Have you tried making a cauliflower pizza crust? I've heard it's really good--I'm adding it to my meal plan for next week.

Chrysalis Fit said...

Christina, melted cheese is WONDERFUL!!! I love it. I also love melted and slightly crusted cream cheese - like what comes out of jalapeno poppers when you toast them for too long. :-) Thanks for your support.

I have not made cauliflower crust. I looked at a recipe, and it looked a bit complicated. Will you post pictures and a review if you try it? Maybe if you think it's not too complicated, I'll make it too.

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