Meatloaf Meltdown

Every now and then I like to switch up my recipes. Since my bf is diabetic I tend to explore meals that he can enjoy too.

So on Monday I decided to try out this new recipe for Bacon Meatloaf.

Here is how it turned out for me.

So I got all the ingredients that it asked for and prepped everything.

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I combined all the ingredients and put it into a 12″ glass pan. After that I applied bacon on top to cover the whole thing. What the person never mentioned is the fact that it will be so fatty that the juices will make it hard to crisp the bacon.

So as I pulled it out of the oven I poured out all the juices and put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. I wanted to make a side dish so I made Cauliflower mash potatoes (without the potato). By the time both were done we were already hungry so I apology for the cut meatloaf.

When I had my first bite it was disappointing. Since the ingredients weren’t measured to be balance correctly I had some bites that tasted good and other that tasted bland. My bf tried to be nice and say that it was okay. But I didn’t bite my tongue when I said I hated it. After that one piece I did not go back for left overs if anything I told my bf to throw the rest away. Made me sad that I wasted all this meat and food on a dish that was such a pain to eat.

As I served myself more mash cauliflower my bf said that I should probably stick to my original recipe and I couldn’t agree more. But the Cauliflower was beyond delicious. All you do is boil it until it is tender then throw it into the food processor with olive oil, butter, salt and pepper.

Oliver oil (1 tbs)

Butter (1 tbs)

salt and pepper (to your taste).

 

Hopefully the next recipe I make will be a success.

Happy hump day!

 

 

Monday Motivation

Can you believe it is Monday already..?

I woke up wanting to stay in bed another hour. So just like you guys I’m going to need some motivation to keep me going this week.

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Something I haven’t mentioned is that I have been cheating on my diet. Since graduating from FIDM I started losing weight. Yes, I know what you are thinking and I’m not happy at all that I’m losing this weight. It has turned into a  health problem now because I can’t keep a stable weight. During the course of six months I have lost about 20 pounds without trying at all.  My doctor became extremely concerned because according to my blood work I am completely healthy. But I somehow am still losing weight. So she urged that I eat whatever I wanted and really make an effort to gain weight.

At first I was happy that I was given the green light to eat carbs and sugar. But little did I know that my doctor’s recommendation would soon affect my BF health. We recently noticed that his sugar levels have risen and sure enough it was because of me. Since I would be eating Cheerios and milk, he was always tempted to try a spoonful. So we decided I can only cheat at work, just to keep that out of the apartment.

My game plan is to do this the healthy way. I don’t want to be eating crap that will eventually cause me problems down the road. So I will be forcing myself to eat more protein and working out. I need to start developing my muscles by engaging them more. I also need to speed up the way I eat. I’m praying that by adding these two things into my life that I will be able to gain my 20 pounds back. If you guys have any recommendations I am all ears.

Love,

Erika

 

Motivational Monday

With the weekend over it’s time to get ready for the week.

I have been going crazy trying to plan out meals. I’m lucky that I have my boyfriend to help me make dinner because I would have been too easy to quit. If you want to keep up with my journey be sure to follow me on snap chat (erika_isa24).

Today I was also looking around to see if I can find my loved one a free diabetic blood glucose reader. If you guys know any place where I can find a free machine with test strips please comment below. Its been pretty hard trying to get my loved one properly diagnosed because they don’t have health insurance so getting a machine will make it easier to check their intake of carbs.

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My Weekly Update

Things have been pretty crazy lately. I have been trying to keep up with making meals by hand and it’s insane. Who knew that living a diabetic lifestyle would be so hard? The things that you have to cut off for me seemed so extreme. I went from making an easy lunch to making a meal. I use to get away with making a sandwich and having a soup with it. But now I have to lower the amount of carbs and sodium I eat. So there are days like yesterday when I eat my lunch and am still hungry. I honestly think that if I start adding more healthy cheap snacks to my daily routine I’ll put an end to that hunger.

There are some things that I have to take from this week. You just have to do a lot of research and I’m not just talking about deciding what you are going to eat. Groceries tend to add up and what I think is funny is that eating healthier cost A LOT more. So making it a habit to look at store ad’s and clip coupons is important.  

Another thing I took away was that creating these diabetic friendly meals were easy. I loved that there was so much information out there about this disease. Since my loved one is waiting on their diagnosis of what kind of diabetes they have we have changed our eating habits for the severe kind. So I picked dinners that would be easy to make and were affordable. I was so afraid that I was going to think that the food was bland and nasty but it wasn’t. I was so shocked after my first meal because I honestly thought that, that was the best meal I have EVER made. It was tasty, flavorful and healthy. Something that I never thought would be together.

One thing I learned for next week is to prep food. I hate doing it and having to keep making food even after I’m done making dinner. But when I put it off until the morning I am either late to work or I never get up to actually do it. I also have to plan out when and what time we are going to work out. This one is going to be a challenge but it WILL happen.

Hope you enjoying checking in on me and this new lifestyle habit I incorporated into my life. For more diabetic recipes that I have tried and plan on trying check out my Pinterest. I even pinned some diabetic recipes just in case you get a sweet tooth.

 

Love,

Erika

A HUGE Lifestyle Change

Last week I got some sad news, someone I love was diagnosed with diabetes. After a tearful conversation I realized how important it is to treat your body right. Sure we think a soda or a bag of chips won’t do any damage but in the long run it just might.

I have always had horrible eating habits and after that night I am more than willing to change them. I have made a pact with myself to be not only a support system to them but to join them.

Changing what you eat can be extremely difficult. So I have been doing non-stop research on what kind of food they need to start eating and exercise tips.

Tonight I’m going to try and make this.

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And since fruit juice is a no-no, I decided to make this for the rest of the week. Hopefully it last that long.

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If there is anything to take away from my article its to see your doctor and get checked out. Because there are 29.1 million people in the United States that have diabetes. But the scary part is that 8.1 million of them may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.

  • In adults 20 and older, more than one in every 10 people suffers from diabetes, and in seniors (65 and older), that figure rises to more than one in four.

So do your loved ones a favor and get a physical. To see more of my recipes and pins you can follow me on pinterest (@modernmeow).

Love,

Erika