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SusanLMcM
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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food

Greetings everyone:

 

I'm new to this community -- just registered today, and this is my first post.

 

I was diagnosed Type II 11/2011 (right before the holidays - thankyouverymuch).  I did wonderfully the first 8 months or so, then I started to "cop an attitude."  I didn't like or want to have to think so much about my food.  One of the biggest issue for me was Chinese food -- I love it -- ALL of it.  I could eat it every day.  I become somewhat depressed by having to give it up.  These posts have cheered me quite a bit.  It's not only about sacrifice (because, let's face it -- we do have to sacrifice some things) -- but it's about choice.  I can still have Chinese food (yay!!), but I just have to choose different things (pineapple chicken ... I don't THINK so!).  And, since I really do love it all, I can still enjoy this wonderful food and not compromise my health.

 

Thanks all for the moral support and fortitude uplift.  If this is any indication of how the future will be with this group, I'm excited about getting to know you all much better.

 

~Sue

 

Diagnosed: Nov. 2011

First A1c: 6.7

Metformin, Diet/Exercise

And on we go ...

~Sue

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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food


SusanLMcM wrote:

Greetings everyone:

 

I'm new to this community -- just registered today, and this is my first post.

 

I was diagnosed Type II 11/2011 (right before the holidays - thankyouverymuch).  I did wonderfully the first 8 months or so, then I started to "cop an attitude."  I didn't like or want to have to think so much about my food.  One of the biggest issue for me was Chinese food -- I love it -- ALL of it.  I could eat it every day.  I become somewhat depressed by having to give it up.  These posts have cheered me quite a bit.  It's not only about sacrifice (because, let's face it -- we do have to sacrifice some things) -- but it's about choice.  I can still have Chinese food (yay!!), but I just have to choose different things (pineapple chicken ... I don't THINK so!).  And, since I really do love it all, I can still enjoy this wonderful food and not compromise my health.

 

Thanks all for the moral support and fortitude uplift.  If this is any indication of how the future will be with this group, I'm excited about getting to know you all much better.

 

~Sue

 

Diagnosed: Nov. 2011

First A1c: 6.7

Metformin, Diet/Exercise

And on we go ...



Welcome Susan,

 

I love Chinese food too, I mainly cook my own.  It's really not hard, just mostly chopping and timing the cooking.

 

You may have noticed that some of our members are in "accent denial", just ignore that. :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food

Yes ... I see that.  Coming from New Hampshah, I never undahstand what people are talkin' about.  We don't have accents up heeyah. :smileywink:

~Sue

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Talvie wrote:

I get Panda Express all the time.  They offer low carb veggies instead of noodles or rice, and if I get the unsweetened sauces, like the black pepper chicken or beef and broccoli, I never have a spike.  But I have even a couple of bites of the rice or the rice noodles -- anything made from rice, rice itself, or even the hint of rice spikes me -- I will see awful numbers very quickly.  A lot of Chinese dishes can have vegetables substituted in place of noodles or rice, you just have to look for those things.


I didn't know that Panda Express did that.  Thanks for letting us know.

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alan_s wrote:  I've been eating Chinese food for a week now, in Hong Kong, Hangzhou and Shanghai and I seem to be doing OK.

 

I finished dinner an hour ago. I shared double-cooked pork with green vegetables in a spicy sauce (it seemed to be a combination of soy, sweet hoisin and vinegar with hot chili) with my wife, washed down with warm Tsingtao beer. The concept of cold beer has not caught on here yet :smileyhappy:

 

I just tested at 6.7 (120). Walking to and from the restaurant probably helped, although it was only about 500 metres.

 

It's not the Chinese food that is the problem; it is the selection and portion size. I leave all the rice on the plate and avoid sauces with too much sugar content. And, as others have noted, I Test, Test, Test


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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food

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I don't think Alan will be back until the end of the month.  My guess is he found a hotel with a wi-fi hotspot so he is taking advantage to catch up a little on the boards.


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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food

Rice is one of thise things you have to be very careful with.  Once in a while I can eat some rice with the main thing being portion size. One thrid cup, 15 grs., usually will not spike me.  Sometimes I can get away with 2/3 cup, depending on what my meter told me.  With Shiritaki noodles, I can eat just about as much as I want, so rice rarely becomes an issue anymore.  I really don't miss it. 

 

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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food

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mollythed wrote:

I don't think Alan will be back until the end of the month.  My guess is he found a hotel with a wi-fi hotspot so he is taking advantage to catch up a little on the boards.


 

Thanks LMD but yes, you're right Molly. Not really catching up, not enough time for that, just browsing until I saw the sad news concerning Verna, and then this happier relevant topic.

 

I'm in Les Suites Orient on the Bund; one of the first hotels I've stayed in on the trip with decent wifi. We're off again tomorrow to Suzhou (a canal city) for a few days and then Beijing by super-fast train.

 

When possible we eat in the little restaurants the locals eat in. Apart from being a tenth of the cost of hotel restaurants the food is the true cuisine of the regions. My wife finds a table while I walk around looking at the dishes being eaten; when I see something that looks nice I take the waiter over and point to it. Last night was more up-market. They had a menu with pictures and English sub-titles. We passed on the "Fried Eel Paste","Sauteed Bull Frog in Chili Sauce" and "Jellyfish in Scallion Oil" but enjoyed the "Double Cooked Pork with Vegetables".

 

So far my BGs are doing fine.

 

Xena was correct about accents...

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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food


Samtop wrote:

Rice is one of thise things you have to be very careful with.  Once in a while I can eat some rice with the main thing being portion size. One thrid cup, 15 grs., usually will not spike me.  Sometimes I can get away with 2/3 cup, depending on what my meter told me.  With Shiritaki noodles, I can eat just about as much as I want, so rice rarely becomes an issue anymore.  I really don't miss it. 

 

Earle



Samtop wrote:

Rice is one of thise things you have to be very careful with.  Once in a while I can eat some rice with the main thing being portion size. One thrid cup, 15 grs., usually will not spike me.  Sometimes I can get away with 2/3 cup, depending on what my meter told me.  With Shiritaki noodles, I can eat just about as much as I want, so rice rarely becomes an issue anymore.  I really don't miss it. 

 

Earle


I am now noticing that with the Lean Cuisine's that have rice too.  I was having a Lean Cuisine every day for lunch.  Now I am going down to the deli and having a fresh salad instead.  

 

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Re: Dang ... I'm going to miss chinese food


alan_s wrote:


mollythed wrote:

I don't think Alan will be back until the end of the month.  My guess is he found a hotel with a wi-fi hotspot so he is taking advantage to catch up a little on the boards.


 

Thanks LMD but yes, you're right Molly. Not really catching up, not enough time for that, just browsing until I saw the sad news concerning Verna, and then this happier relevant topic.

 

I'm in Les Suites Orient on the Bund; one of the first hotels I've stayed in on the trip with decent wifi. We're off again tomorrow to Suzhou (a canal city) for a few days and then Beijing by super-fast train.

 

When possible we eat in the little restaurants the locals eat in. Apart from being a tenth of the cost of hotel restaurants the food is the true cuisine of the regions. My wife finds a table while I walk around looking at the dishes being eaten; when I see something that looks nice I take the waiter over and point to it. Last night was more up-market. They had a menu with pictures and English sub-titles. We passed on the "Fried Eel Paste","Sauteed Bull Frog in Chili Sauce" and "Jellyfish in Scallion Oil" but enjoyed the "Double Cooked Pork with Vegetables".

 

So far my BGs are doing fine.

 

Xena was correct about accents...


Hi Alan,

Wish I was with you, but alas.  But why did you pass up the "Sauteed Bull Frog in Chili Sauce."?  Sounds good to me, and the hotter the chilis the better.

 

Have a great rest of your trip.

 

Earle

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