December 5 2007 day 55 – Pigging out, and dreading the blood sugar spike

December 5 2007 day 55 – Pigging out, and dreading the blood sugar spike
Low Fat
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I’ve acquired a new vice: when I’m stressed out, I bake. Today was no different. I experimented with a new recipe for low-fat pumpkin cheesecake. It looked good coming out of the oven, so I thought I’d have a slice for dessert before I pop it into the refrigerator. So I bolused for one slice. Well, as you can see, I ended up eating almost half of it. Those blood sugars sure are going to be interesting in an hour… Don’t ya just love diabetes, and how it takes the spontaneity out of eating?

Update: 2 hours later, I’m going low at 67. Sigh… Maybe I should have eaten the whole thing…

There is no cure for diabetes, yet.

Recipe at srirambala.com/?p=299

Hope Lillian Whitlock born March 5, 2007, at 1:11 pm

Hope Lillian Whitlock born March 5, 2007, at 1:11 pm
Crash Diets
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Dee and Matt got this first picture of Hope with her eyes open wide.

Hope was born on a Monday at 1:11 pm
"Monday’s child is fair of face"
under the astrological sign Pisces.

Your date of conception was on or about 12 June 2006 which was a Monday.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2454164.5.
The golden number for 2007 is 13.
The epact number for 2007 is 11.
The year 2007 is not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/18/2007 and ending 2/6/2008.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Golden Pig.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Wolf; your plant is Plantain.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Pachons, the first month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 15 AdarI 5767.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 12.19.14.2.0 which is
12 baktun 19 katun 14 tun 2 uinal 0 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Monday, 15 Safar 1428 (1428-2-15).

In 2007 there will be about 4,091,063 births in the US.
In 2007, on March 5th, the US population was approximately 301,320,179.
The World population was about 6,580,598,573.

Your birthstone is Aquamarine
The Mystical properties of Aquamarine :
Aquamarine is often used to experience love and mercy. It is said to help ease depression and grief.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Jade, Rock Crystal, Bloodstone

Your birth tree is Weeping Willow, the Melancholy
Beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

The moon’s phase on the day you were
born was waning gibbous.
Moon’s age (days): 16
Distance (Earth radii): 63.58
Percent Illumination 97.66%
Ecliptic latitude (degrees): -1.20
Ecliptic longitude (degrees): 180.84

March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). There are 301 days remaining in the year.

Births
1133 – King Henry II of England (d. 1189)
1324 – King David II of Scotland (d. 1371)
1512 – Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer (d. 1594)
1563 – John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
1575 – William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
1585 – John George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656)
1658 – Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (d. 1730)
1693 – Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
1696 – Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (d. 1770)
1703 (N.S.) – Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
1748 – Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
1748 – William Shield, English musician (d. 1829)
1750 – Jean-Baptiste Gaspard d’Ansse de Villoison, French classical scholar (d. 1805)
1794 – Jacques Babinet, French physicist (d. 1872)
1814 – Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
1815 – John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
1817 – Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist (d. 1894)
1836 – Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
1853 – Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (d. 1911)
1867 – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
1869 – Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal and archbishop (d. 1952)
1870 – Frank Norris, American writer (d. 1902)
1871 – Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
1873 – Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
1874 – Henry Travers, British actor (d. 1965)
1879 – Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
1883 – Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
1886 – Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
1887 – Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
1897 – Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
1898 – Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1976)
1898 – Soong May-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek (d. 2003)
1904 – Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
1908 – Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
1908 – Sir Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
1910 – Józef Marcinkiewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1940)
1915 – Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
1918 – Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
1918 – Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
1918 – James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1920 – José Aboulker, Algerian anti-Nazi resistance fighter
1920 – Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
1921 – Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1922 – James Noble, American actor
1922 – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer and film director (d. 1975)
1923 – David Nathan, Welsh journalist (d. 1966)
1923 – Laurence Tisch, American investor
1927 – Jack Cassidy, American actor (d. 1976)
1930 – Del Crandall, American baseball player
1934 – Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
1934 – James B. Sikking, American actor
1936 – Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
1936 – Dean Stockwell, American actor
1937 – Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
1938 – Paul Evans, American singer and songwriter
1938 – Fred Williamson, American football player and actor
1939 – Samantha Eggar, English actress
1939 – Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
1939 – Pierre Wynants, Belgian chef
1940 – Malcolm Hebden, English actor
1942 – Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain
1943 – Billy Backus, American boxer
1944 – Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
1944 – Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
1945 – Paschal English, American Survivor contestant
1946 – Michael Warren, American TV actor
1947 – Eddie Hodges, American actor and singer
1947 – Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
1947 – Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
1948 – Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
1948 – Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
1948 – Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
1949 – Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
1952 – Alan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
1954 – Marsha Warfield, American actress, comedienne
1955 – Penn Jillette, American magician and comedian
1956 – Teena Marie, American singer
1957 – Mark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
1958 – Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (d. 1988)
1959 – Vazgen Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)
1962 – Jonathan Penner, American actor and Survivor contestant
1962 – Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
1966 – Michael Irvin, American football player
1969 – MC Solaar, French rapper
1970 – John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1971 – Jeffrey Hammonds, American baseball player
1971 – Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
1972 – Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
1973 – Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
1973 – Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
1974 – Kevin Connolly, American actor
1974 – Jens Jeremies, German footballer
1974 – Matt Lucas, English comedian
1974 – Eva Mendes, American actress
1975 – Jolene Blalock, American actress
1975 – Sasho Petrovski, Australian soccer player
1975 – Niki Taylor, American model
1976 – Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1976 – Paul Konerko, American baseball player
1977 – Bryan Berard, American ice hockey player
1977 – Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
1985 – Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
1986 – Matty Fryatt, English footballer
1989 – Jake Lloyd, American actor
2007 – Hope Lillian Whitlock, American cutie pie

Deaths
1534 – Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)
1539 – Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
1592 – Michael Coxcie, Flemish painter (b. 1499)
1611 – Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1533)
1622 – Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1569)
1695 – Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)
1726 – Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
1778 – Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (b. 1710)
1815 – Franz Mesmer, Austrian developer of hypnotism (b. 1734)
1827 – Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
1827 – Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (b. 1745)
1829 – John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)
1849 – David Scott, Scottish painter (b. 1806)
1876 – Marie d’Agoult, German-born writer (b. 1805)
1893 – Hippolyte Taine, French historian (b. 1828
1895 – Nikolai Leskov, Russian writer (b. 1831)
1895 – Henry Rawlinson, British soldier (b. 1810)
1903 – George Francis Robert Henderson, British soldier (b. 1854)
1907 – Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
1925 – Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (b. 1859)
1926 – Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
1927 – Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
1931 – Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted and imprisoned for ritualist activities (b. 1839)
1940 – Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
1944 – Max Jacob, French poet and writer (b. 1876)
1945 – Lena Baker, American murderer (b. 1901)
1947 – Alfredo Casella, Italian composer (b. 1883)
1953 – Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, (b. 1891)
1953 – Joseph Stalin, Georgian leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1879)
1953 – Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
1955 – Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)
1963 – Patsy Cline, American singer (b. 1932)
1963 – Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
1963 – Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer (b. 1921)
1965 – Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
1965 – Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
1966 – Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (b. 1889)
1967 – Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)
1974 – Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
1974 – Sol Hurok, Russian-born impresario (b. 1888)
1977 – Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
1977 – Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
1980 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (b. 1912)
1980 – Winifred Wagner, German opera producer (b. 1897)
1981 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1982 – John Belushi, American actor (b. 1949)
1984 – Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (b. 1915)
1984 – William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)
1988 – Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
1990 – Gary Merrill, American film actor (b. 1915)
1993 – Cyril Collard, French author and filmmaker (b. 1957)
1995 – Vivian Stanshall, English musician (Bonzo Dog Band) (b. 1943)
1996 – Whit Bissell, American actor (b. 1909)
1997 – Samm Sinclair Baker, American diet author (b. 1909)
1999 – Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
2000 – Lolo Ferrari, French actress (b. 1962)
2004 – Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
2006 – Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man (b. 1935)

Holidays and observances
Learn from Lei Feng Day in China.
Approximate beginning of month of jīngzhé in Chinese calendar.
Multiple Personality Day
Say Hi to Mom Day (as deemed by eCard companies)

Liturgical feasts
St Piran’s Day – Cornwall’s national day.
Saint Adrian (died 308)
Feast of St. Ciarán Saighir, patron of the Diocese of Ossory, in Irish calendar.
Saint Theophile (d. 195)
Saint Gerarda
Saint Olivia (d. 308)
March 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Events
363 – Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which will bring about his own death.
1046 – Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
1496 – England King Henry VII issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorizing them to explore unknown lands.
1689 – Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham is named Secretary of State for the Northern Department.
1766 – Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including a black man named Crispus Attucks, and a boy are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later.
1784 – Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade.
1793 – French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.
1821 – James Monroe is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
1824 – First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
1836 – Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver (.34-caliber).
1842 – Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
1848 – Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.
1850 – The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
1860 – Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referenda to join Kingdom of Sardinia.
1861 – The "Stars and Bars" is adopted as the flag of the Confederate States of America.
1868 – A court of impeachment is organized in the United States Senate to hear charges against President Andrew Johnson.
1868 – Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito premieres at La Scala.
1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
1877 – Rutherford B. Hayes is publicly inaugurated as the 19th President of the United States (he was privately inaugurated on March 3).
1894 – Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury.
1904 – Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of ball lightning formation.
1905 – Russian troops begin to retreat from Mukden, Manchuria after losing 100,000 troops in three days.
1907 – The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
1912 – Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
1915 – World War I: LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
1916 – Spanish football club Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is founded.
1917 – Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
1918 – Bolshevist Russia moves the national capital from Petrograd to Moscow.
1924 – Shefqet Verlaci becomes Prime Minister of Albania.
1931 – Daniel Salamanca Urey is named President of Bolivia.
1933 – Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.
1933 – In Germany, the Nazis win 44 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections.
1936 – First flight of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft.
1940 – Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.
1943 – First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
1945 – World War II: "Battle of the Ruhr" begins.
1946 – Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
1946 – Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
1949- The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
1955 – Elvis Presley appears on television for the first time.
1958 – Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is established.
1958 – Explorer 2 spacecraft launches, fails to reach Earth orbit.
1964 – Ceylon declares emergency crisis due to unrest.
1966 – A BOAC Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
1966 – In Luxembourg, Udo Jürgens wins the eleventh Eurovision Song Contest for Austria.
1966 – Bob Seagren vaults 5.19m, an indoor world record.
1968 – U.S. launches Solar Explorer B, aka Explorer 37 from Wallops Island to study the Sun.
1970 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
1970 – Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
1973 – Donald DeFreeze, future Symbionese Liberation Army leader, escapes from Vacaville Prison.
1974 – Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
1976 – British pound falls below U.S. for the first time.
1978 – Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg AFB in California.
1979 – Detection equipment picks up a gamma ray burst originating from the Large Magellanic Cloud, leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
1979 – Voyager 1’s closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
1980 – Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49.
1982 – Venera 14, a Soviet satellite arrives at the planet Venus.
1983 – Bob Hawke becomes Australian prime minister after defeating Malcolm Fraser in Australian elections.
1988 – Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
1991 – Iraq releases all Gulf War prisoners.
1995 – The Free Internet Chess Server is brought online and remains operational today.
1998 – NASA announces that the Clementine probe orbiting the Moon has found enough water to support a human colony.
1999 – Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
2001 – In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
2001 – In Santee, California, a school massacre occurs at Santana High School, leaving 2 dead and 15 wounded.
2003 – Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks provokes controversy in the U.S. by stating that the band was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
2004 – The Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL set a record for most penalty minutes in one game with 419.
2006 – Three 6 Mafia become the first African-American hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for Best Song and the first hip-hop artists to ever perform at the ceremony.
2007 – Hope Lillian Whitlock born in Normal, Illinois.

October 30 2007 day 19 – Are you getting enough fiber?

October 30 2007 day 19 – Are you getting enough fiber?
easy healthy meals
Image by DeathByBokeh
Fiber plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates. If a meal contains 30 grams of carbohydrates and 10 grams of fiber, the meal is said to contain 20 net grams of carbohydrates (fiber content is subtracted from carbohydrate content to compute net carbohydrates). Fiber also slows down the absorption of carbohydrates, thus preventing blood sugar spikes. I make it a point to have a fresh salad twice a day, at lunch and at dinner. It helps slow down the digestion of the main entree, while giving me a healthy dose of fiber. Watch the salad dressing though, because a lot of salad dressings sold in stores may contain a bunch of carbs. I usually stick to low fat low carb dressing like lite ranch or italian. It is also easy to make fresh salad dressing using herbs, spices, lemon/lime juice, balsamic vinegar and some extra virgin olive oil.

There is no cure for diabetes, yet.

October 20 2007 day 8 – Eating healthy

October 20 2007 day 8 – Eating healthy
easy healthy meals
Image by DeathByBokeh
One way of managing diabetes is to eat foods low in carbohydrate content. Knowing the insulin requirements for a particular recipe makes it easier to bolus for that meal. i regularly make an Eggbeaters omelette with some veggies, mushrooms and herbs for breakfast. It hardly has any carbs, and very little, if not any, fat. The omelette, along with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, gets me started everyday.

There is no cure for diabetes, yet.

Fit Beginnings: Mind and Body Fitness DVD for the First 6 months of Pregnancy – with Tammy Moore (2007)

Fit Beginnings: Mind and Body Fitness DVD for the First 6 months of Pregnancy – with Tammy Moore (2007)

  • This is 1 of the 3 pregnancy related workout titles by Tammy Moore. Other 2 include “Fit For Delivery” and for After Delivery “Core Connection”
  • created by Tammy Moore, mother of 4, Registered Nurse, child birth educator, neonatal resuscitation instructor, A.C.E. certified fitness instructor, and SAFAX certified yoga instructor

Fit Beginning’s unique wellness program will imporve your flexibility, strength, stamina, and balance while teaching you to let go of stress. An exercise in love guaranteed to make your pregnancy more enjoyable. Designed and taught by Mindy Mylrea’s fitness friend and labor and delivery nurse Tammy Moore.
– Tune In and Warm Up
– Joyful Movement
– Strengthen and Stretch

“This program is awesome. After I did the “Fit for Delivery” workout, my hips and back did’t hurt for the first time in weeks! I feel so good on the days I workout to Fit Beginnings.Tammy does such a good job at teaching. I loved her voice on the cds, it was soothing. What I learned has helped me feel less scared and more confident.”

– Amy Seivers (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Running time: Appx. 47 mins.

Price: $ 16.99

October 27 2007 day 16 – Relearning to cook

October 27 2007 day 16 – Relearning to cook
healthy cooking
Image by DeathByBokeh
I love food, and I love to cook. After my diagnosis, I had to relearn the way I cooked. I made a conscious choice to stick to a low carb diet. I use the oven more regularly, and use a cooking spray like PAM instead of oil. It is possible to cook delicious meals that are nutritious, tasty and low carb. This photograph captures my creation for lunch today.
Stir fried tofu, yellow beans, asparagus, onions, mushrooms, garlic and ginger flakes stewed in a soy/ginger broth, with fresh grated pepper. About 20 grams of carb in one serving.