Friday, January 28, 2011

Pickles....nom, nom, nom!

Winter colds have hit!  Both the kids are sick, my husband has a stuffy, runny noise, my noise is running, and we're all a little lacking in the energy (and sleep) department.  Gotta love Minnesota winters!  They're long and hard and they seem to drag on and on and on. And on.  Our marriage therapist has added one more type of depression onto my list of things to deal with....Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Thankfully, he's got some suggestions for how to cope with it.  My regular doctor is writing me a prescription for a light box and is going to test my vitamin D levels to see where everything is at.  We'll have to see how all that goes!  In the meantime, this is my third day in a row off from the gym because of my darn cold!  Tomorrow, I'm determined to be back at it! Until then, I just had a quick tip I thought I'd share....

Reyna posted a little bit back about Pickle Wraps.  I know she gave credit to someone else who had posted about it, but I can't for the life of me remember who it was right now.  I'd completely forgotten about how yummy pickles are when wrapped up!  Since Reyna's post, the wraps have been a regular snack for both of the kids and me.  And we've even come up with an improvement on them that I thought we'd share with you...Laughing Cow Light spreadable cheese wedges!  Each little triangle of cheese has 35 calories, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fat, and 2 grams of protein.  Easy to spread, flavored in just about any way you can imagine.  Healthier for you than cream cheese.  And each triangle is the perfect size for spreading on a slice of deli meat in preparation for that pickle!  Perfect!

I know, it was a super-important tip to share.  I think this cold I'm coming down with is making me a bit loopy.  It's off to bed for me, where I will hopefully get a little bit of healing rest!  But only after I test Lily, who was 136 an hour ago....Fantastic number (it's like winning the lottery!), but it makes me nervous that she's going to drop!  Oh, how I wish diabetes was easier!


  1. The healthier version sounds YUMMY! We will give it a try. I got the idea from Heather from Sweet to the Soul.

    Bummer on the winter colds Cindy. I hope you are all on the mend this weekend. Have some soup and snuggle!!!

  2. I tried them, love them...boys not so much! They're quite particular these days.
    I have an odd question for you (really odd) do you ever notice high BG in Lily at night that come down quickly in the AM after a bm? I've seen this trend for some time now. The doc hasn't heard of it, but what happens is we're loading him up trying to combat the high and it never changes he wakes up goes to the bathroom and BAM low! Weird, huh?
    Anyhow I hope the cold skipped you and you have a fantastic weekend.