Saturdays are girls day for stamping and having lunch together. I am NOT going to give up this ritual just because I am diabetic.
So we went to a restaurant that has all sorts of meals and many of them would be okay, they do make every effort to accommodate us and our food needs. So I picked a chef salad, took out the egg, left on the cheese, had the ham and rest were vegies, no dressing. I had a small bisquit with a little butter, and then another woman ordered appetizers. You know the ones, fried, fried, fried…everything. I was fine with HER ordering it, but not with me eating it, so I pushed my chair away from the table just enough that it would be a stretch to reach for them. So I figured with the salad I had my 30 carbs for lunch with 15 left over just in case. Well, I reached, and it was four mushrooms, two chedder bites, and a potatoe wedge. So how do I count that, all fried of course? I am counting it 30 more carbs and hoping that comes close.
So here’s my question, since I can’t do anything about it today, and this is just a “practice” week on new meds, and new dietary plan. What do you do when you go out to eat; and you aren’t in charge of picking the place; people order things to share; and you have to go along with it…not necessarily eat it, but do go along. Funny thing is all three of us today are diabetics. But how do you plan and count for that?
I’ll be fine, pork with no fat for dinner, a salad, jello and a bowl of vegetables. But shoot, do I have to give up a social life, too?