Thursday, 30 April 2009

Shed Day

John built our shed today, hurray hurray hurray.


And I ate:


a cheese and tomato sandwich

a piece of apple pie

two crumpets with butter and jam

a bowl of Special K

Verdict: Terrible! What's going on? I think I'll go and have an orange before I get scurvy in the night.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

In Bradford

I had an interesting trip to Bradford today and the roleplay went well too.

And I ate a strange mixture of things:


a banana on two slices of white toast with butter

a few brazil nuts

two crumble biscuits

some cooked chicken

a bowl of Special K Red Berries

an orange

Verdict: okay, a bit weird. And lacking in veg!

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Pleasant Day

An interesting and pleasant day today with plans for the future!

And I ate:


four cream crackers with butter and brie

a banana

roast chicken with sprouts and rather too many roast potatoes

gooseberry fool

an orange

Verdict: not too bad - a bit too much sugar in the gooseberry fool!

Monday, 27 April 2009

Monday in the office

Today was a looong day in our office - - but we got a lot done.

And I ate:


four cream crackers with butter and brie

a large chunk of raw white cabbage and a raw carrot

a banana

some Pringles

chilli con carne with rice and peas (home made chilli from the freezer)

lots of raspberries with evaporated milk

a small slice of cake (sigh)

Verdict: Lots of fruit and veg, at least - - it all went wrong with the Pringles and the cake!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Sunday Lunch

My old friend from schooldays called round today and we had a very late lunch at about half past two.

Today I ate:


an apple

a banana

Waldorf salad, ham, herb salad, tomatoes, coleslaw, boiled potatoes

a bread roll with butter

a piece of madeira cake!!

two scones with no-added-sugar jam

an orange

Verdict: Not bad, apart from the cake!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Shopping on Saturday

We spent most of the morning in Sainsbury's and seemed to buy most of it.

Some visitors came round and stayed for lunch - - very pleasant too - -

and I ate:


White Stilton with apricots, Waldorf salad, salad leaves, tomatoes, coleslaw, French bread and butter, two cream crackers

some Marks and Spencers jelly with berries in and a slice of apple pie

some French bread with butter and raspberry jam, another lump of Stilton

a huge slice of watermelon

some salad leaves and cherry tomatoes

I think that's it!

Verdict - - some good, some bad.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Friday - - missed Wed and Thurs!

I missed a couple of days on this blog as I was busy working on exams for medical and dental students.

So, catching up now, today I ate:


a bowl of fruit and fibre

a scone with butter

an apple

a few peanuts and raisins

Chinese take-away: assorted appetiser and bamboo shoots and water chestnuts

Verdict: Not good. Off to the supermarked tomorrow to top up the fruit and veg!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Lemon Meringue Pie

Oh, look, the lemon meringue pie was left over from Mum's birthday.

Today I ate - -

a bowl of red berries Special K (too much sugar)

two slices of white toast with half-fat butter and a banana

an apple

wholemeal pasta with tomato and basil sauce and grated cheese and peas

an orange

a slice of lemon meringue pie (nooooo!)

two sugar-free sweets

Verdict - - and it was all going so well -- - !!

Monday, 20 April 2009

My Mother's Birthday

It also started off so well and then dwindled into lemon meringue pie.

Today I ate:



turkey sandwich with salad cream

rhubarb and evaporated milk

salad leaves, tomato, pickled cucumber, cucumber, crisps, boiled potatoes, French bread and butter, turkey, hummus

small piece of cake

small piece of lemon meringue pie

Verdict: Could do better. But it was my Mum's eighty-fifth birthday.

Sunday, 19 April 2009


I've been hungry all day today, damn this Gliclazide.

Mind you, I did have a walk this morning - only about an hour round the park though.

Today I ate:


turkey sandwich with salad cream

piece of apple pie with evaporated milk

an apple

a large carrot, a tomato, two sticks of celery, four pieces of cucumber

some turkey with cranberry sauce

three chocolates

rhubarb made with canderel - - with custard!!

an orange

a bowl of Cheerios

Verdict: Sighhhhhh. But I was SO HUNGRY. The fruitand veg is fine - - it's just everything else!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Christmas Dinner Today

We had Christmas Dinner today and very good fun it was too.

And I ate:

a bowl of Special K

a croissant

two Werther's Original (my blood sugar was really low before the turkey was ready

turkey with sprouts, onion, roast potatoes, carrots, sweetcorn

apple pie with custard (nooooo - - )

and then

more apple pie with custard

then a walk in the park

then some sweetcorn

and another bowl of Special K

Verdict: Well weird. But enjoyable.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Christmas Eve

Okay, it's not really Christmas Eve but we're having Christmas Dinner tomorrow so it kind of it.

Today I ate a very strange mixture of things and seemed to be very hungry all day!


(and then my blood sugar got really low)

a croissant

a banana

two raw carrots

a piece of raw cabbage

a bowl of Special K

half an assorted appetiser (Chinese take-away)

a few chips and prawn crackers

one chocolate

Verdict: ohhh noooo!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Busy Thursday

It was busy in the office today, training a new actor and doing lots of work.

Today I ate:


a banana

chunk of white cabbage (raw) and two small carrots

two scones with sugar-free strawberry jam

four Tuc biscuits (two twos sandwiched together!)

four sausages with half a tin of baked beans

fresh raspberries

an orange

Verdict: not bad on the fruit and veg, a bit high on the fat!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Fruit and Veg

Today I went shopping so there was lots of fruit and veg in the house, and I ate lots of it too!

Today I ate:

a bowl of Cheerios

a banana

two scones with strawberry jam and half-fat butter

a chunk of French bread and butter

an apple

a chunk of raw white cabbage, two raw carrots, some raw beansprouts

another chunk of French bread with butter and brie, a bit of coleslaw

salad with lettuce and cabbage and tomato and red peppers


Verdict: lots of fruit and veg hurrah but rather too many things with flour in them.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

No Easter No Chocolate

Today I was back in the office and it was good that my friend called round too.

Today I ate:


a banana

an egg mayonnaise sandwich

a bowl of rhubarb (grown in the garden, made by my mother, cooked with Canderel)

a cheese toastie

a piece of Naan bread

a bowl of Cheerios

an orange

Verdict: short on fruit and veg - must go shopping tomorrow!

Monday, 13 April 2009

Walking and Gardening

I had quite a lot of exercise today - a lovely sunny Easter Monday - a walk first thing with Stephen, then some gardening, and finally a session on the cross-trainer. I did eat a lot though!

Today I ate:


a small French baguette with butter

a banana

two chocolate digestive biscuits

a few brazil nuts

two all-beef burgers, baked beans and fried onions

a piece of apple pie with evaporated milk

four chocolates

Verdict: Nooooooooooooo! Right, Easter's over now. No more chocolate.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Not Paying Attention

I was concentrating upon sorting junk today and found it a bit upsetting to go through all the old stuff - - so I didn't pay much attention to what I ate.

Which was:


four slices of malt bread and butter (small slices!)

a banana

a beef pie (frozen) and green beans

an orange

quite a few chocolates (oh dear oh dear - - this "but it's Easter" lark is beginning to wear a bit thin).

Verdict: oh, could do better. And must.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Sorting Junk and Eating

I've been doing lots of clearing and sorting today.

And I ate:


a small baguette with butter

an orange

an apple

five fish fingers, oven chips and frozen peas

a bowl of Cheerios

a few Mini Eggs (it's EASTER)

a bowl of cornflakes (late at night and I was hungry.)

Verdict: - - oh, must do better tomorrow! Though it could have been worse.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Hmmm - - good fun but not good food

Okay, it's Easter and I ate some chocolate. And quite a lot of other stuff that's not good for me too - - but hey, it's Easter.

And I did do some gardening.

Today I ate:


two slices of wholemeal bread and butter and a banana

three chocolate digestive biscuits

a piece of apple pie

a Nice biscuit

a few Cadbury's Mini Eggs (It's EASTER - - and I hardly ever eat chocolate)

Chicken Foo Yung and chips

Verdict - - Must Do Better. But hey, as I keep saying, it's Easter!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Breaking Up for Easter

Today some concrete arrived and John made the base of a new shed. Hurrah!

And I ate:


two scones with half-fat butter and no-added-sugar strawberry jam

a chunk of raw white cabbage

two raw carrots

wholemeal pasta with tomato and basil sauce and grated cheese, with peas

an orange

a hot cross bun (well, it's coming up to Easter).

Verdict: not bad and I don't seem to have eaten as much as on recent days. Hurrah.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Biscuits and Sweets

I was at Leeds University this afternoon and I find I'm hungry all the time - - I try to eat healthier food but sometimes I just seem to reach for a biscuit - - - or sugar-free sweets - - sighh.

Today I ate:


four slices of malt loaf and butter

a banana

some almonds

a shortbread biscuit

an apple

half a quiche lorraine and some peas

a bowl of Cheerios

three sugar-free Werther's Original

Verdict: not too good. I just want to eat ALL the time!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Still Hungry

I've still been pretty hungry today, though I enjoyed doing some gardening this afternoon.

Today I ate:


a banana

an apple

two slices of breadmaker toast with butter and peanut butter

three biscuits (two chocolate digestive, one digestive)

a custard cream (exciting biscuit detail here, I know)

a beef pie with green beans

banana with low-fat custard and dessicated coconut

an orange

two sugar-free Werther's Original sweets

Verdict: Could Do Better

Monday, 6 April 2009

A bit better

I haven't been quite so ravenous today, and I don't know why, but I'm pleased.

Today I ate:


two smallish carrots

a chunk of raw white cabbage

two slices of breadmaker bread and butter

a few walnuts

chilli con carne with wholegrain rice and frozen peas

a large piece of honeydew melon

three digestive biscuits

Verdict: Would have been better without the biscuits, but still not too bad.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Enough eating already

'Twas the agency meeting today, so a busy day, and I had a walk this morning - - but this Gliclazide just makes me want to eat non-stop. I have tried to keep to "good" foods but it was very hard when my blood sugar plummeted suddenly just before lunch - - and hence just before the meeting!

So today I ate:


a banana

an apple

three smallish slices of toast with half-fat butter and peanut butter

three chocolate digestive biscuits

two small carrots

an orange

quite a few walnuts (during the meeting as I was really hungry!)

two treacle toffees

home made chilli con carne - - with minced beef, tinned tomatoes, onions, plus garden peas, wholegrain rice

a large slice of melon

Verdict: Well, no chance of getting scurvy, plenty of veg but TOO MUCH FOOD! I'll have to go back to the doctor. Sighhhh.

Saturday, 4 April 2009


Ahhh this Gliclazide is making me hungry! It works by boosting the insulin - - and, just like last time I tried it, I'm starving nearly all the time!

Today I ate:


an apple

two pieces of treacle toffee (I was about to collapse to the floor in the supermarket)

three smallish pieces of bread and butter, one with strawberry jam

a piece of cheese

three small carrots and a chunk of raw white cabbage

stir-fried vegetables with cashew nuts and Chinese sauce, with noodles

a banana in low-fat custard

an orange

a bowl of Cheerios

and I'd quite like to eat this computer.

Verdict: well at least there was plenty of fruit and veg and it could have been worse - - but I'm still hungry! Sighhhh. Think I may have to go back to the doctor.

Friday, 3 April 2009

The Damned United and the damned tablets

I went to see The Damned United today and really enjoyed it - - but my food today was pretty bad as I kept getting low blood sugar again, though not as dramatically as yesterday.

Today I ate:


a bagel with hummus

a bottle of orange and raspberry juice

a toasted teacake

some popcorn (at the cinema)

four vegetarian pancakes and bamboo shoots and water chestnuts (Chinese takeaway)

four treacle toffees (noooooooooooooo!)

Verdict: Pretty dreadful. I really was feeling bad at lunchtime, but better later.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Out to Lunch

I was taken out to lunch today, which was lovely. However I let my blood sugar get too low beforehand and everything was going a bit distant and woozy by the time I got the food, though the food was great.

And I ate:


roast turkey (lots), peas, beans, sweetcorn, carrots, cauliflower, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce and a bit of horseradish sauce, all with gravy - - yum!

four treacle toffees (!!) - my blood sugar still felt low

two slices of thick breadmaker bread toast with butter and peanut butter

an orange

Verdict: Hmmm - - toffee AGAIN. Must try to stop my blood sugar plunging down suddenly.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Treacle Toffee - - nooooooooo!

I was working at the University of Leeds this morning and then took my mother and our old friend Connie to the garden centre.

I left it a bit late to have lunch. Oops. Not a good idea on these Gliclazide tablets.

So I ate:


a cheese omelette with salad and coleslaw

a fruit scone with butter

- - - and my blood sugar still was incredibly low and I felt about to fall over. So I ate four treacle toffees in quick succession. It's probably ten years since I had treacle toffee and I loved it, though I was very aware that this was Not a Good Thing.

Then I ate:

roast chicken with a chunk of raw cabbage

a very few nuts and raisins

a bowl of Cheerios.

Verdict - - must NOT let my blood sugar get so low! Weird.