December 25, 2009

Friday Fill In's

1. My boots that I'm wearing right now are more like slipper boots...and are oh so warm :).

2. I know America is gonna make it out of the recession during this century.

3. Imitation of my robotics team is often attempted, but always failed.

4. Do you know somebody who just loves to talk and talk?

5. I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.

6. Why do guys always tell girls to just get over it?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to sleeeppppp, tomorrow my plans include getting on a plane to visit my dad and hopefully going out to lunch with Collin and Sunday, I want to have fun celebrating Christmas with my dad's side of the family!!!!

Merry Christmas!!


I hope everybody has a safe and merry Christmas!

December 22, 2009

Appointment yesterday

As some of you may or may not know, I had testing done yesterday up at the hospital. The testing was HORRIBLE. They had to draw blood and inject stuff into me. I'll explain more after we get the results from it, but hopefully the testing just rules something out.

While I was at the hospital, I met with the nutritionist. I was going to have an appointment with her anyway, so we just bumped it up a few hours while I was up there. Pretty much she said that everything that I've been doing to change my diet has been good. She did tell me that white bread is not the best for me, but it isn't too terrible bad for me cuz it's still getting the complex carbs in me. She said I can have apples with peanut butter (YAY!!!) and celery (YAY!!!) and eggs! Every website my mom and I looked at said that a max, I can eat 4 eggs a week. Which would KILL me. I love eating scrambled eggs, cheese omelets, deviled eggs, and hard boiled eggs. So when she said I could eat eggs, I was soooo happy. She did say no juices pretty much cuz they would make my sugar spike and then fall rapidly. Even if I'm low, I should eat something with carbs or protein in it to slowly get my sugar back up and then it won't drop again like it would if I ate a chocolate bar or something like that. She did say that Diet sodas and sugar free stuff are fine for me, but to be careful not to eat too much of the sugar free candy stuff cuz it might make my stomach a bit uncomfortable. But diet sodas are ok for me. :)
While all the food stuff she told me was pretty good for the most part, she did tell me some not so good news. Because my pancreas produces insulin very easily and excessively, my body is not able to absorb the sugar easily which has an impact on my weight. She told me that it will be pretty hard for me to put on weight for the rest of my life. Which is not so good for me. About four weeks ago when I met with the neurologist, I weighed in at 110 lbs. About two weeks ago when I met with the endocrinologist, I weighed in at 108 lbs. And last night when I checked my weight, I was 104 lbs. For the past two years pretty much I've been around 110 lbs, either just below it or just above it. But I have never gone over 115 lbs. So being told that I will struggle to put on weight for the rest of my life was pretty big. It explains why I haven't been able to gain any weight for a while.

If I had found all this out when I was first diagnosed, this would have sparked a breakdown out of me. And finding out that I won't be able to gain weight easily did scare me. Alot. But while it's scary, I'm coming to my senses and realizing that it's better to learn this all out now rather than a few years down the line when I'm in college and I'm away from my family and my support.
So I'm figuring out that while this does suck, it's not something that I can allow to control my life. Instead of letting my hypoglycemia scare me away from things or totally restrict me, I've got to take control of my life. It's gonna be hard, cuz unlike diabetics, if my blood sugar levels get off track, I can't eat more sugar to get it back up or give myself insulin to get it back down. It's more complicated than that, but I will do it. I will be in control of my life and not let my hypoglycemia keep me down.

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

My mom and sister got this recipe off of the Campbell's Kitchen website. It is delicious!

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Requested)
1 1/3 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast half (1 pound)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat the oven to 375. Stir the soup, water, rice, onion powder, black pepper, and vegetables in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.
Top with the chicken. Cover the baking dish.
Bake for 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Top with the cheese. Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes. Stir the rice before serving.

What we ended up doing was cooking the chicken while the casserole was in the oven. My sister cut up the chicken and then mixed that and the cheese into the casserole once it came out of the oven after the 50 minutes. It was to die for! I would have taken a picture of it, but I was too hungry to wait another minute!

Campbell's also offers these variations to the recipe:

Alfredo - Substitute broccoli flowerets for the vegetables and substitute 1/4 cup Parmesan grated cheese for the Cheddar cheese. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan with the soup. Sprinkle the chicken with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

Lower Fat - Use Campbell's 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup instead of regular soup and use low fat cheese instead of regular cheese.

Mexican - In place of the onion powder and black pepper, use 1 teaspoon chili powder. Substitute Mexican cheese blend for the Cheddar.

Italian - In place of the onion powder and black pepper, use 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed. Substitute 1/3 shredded Parmesan for the Cheddar.

Tell me what you think about this recipe! :)

December 19, 2009

Kate's Chicken recipe

My mom's friend Kate gave us this recipe a few weeks ago. Since today is a cold, snowy day, we decided to go ahead and try it to stay warm. :)

Kate's Chicken recipe


1 roll refrigerated crescent rolls
2 cups cooked ground chicken (or cut up grilled chicken...that's what we used today)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
optional: minced garlic, salt, pepper


mix together cooked chicken and grated cheese. Add garlic, salt, pepper, or whatever spices you want.
Open up each crescent roll into a flat triangle. Fill each triangle with the chicken/cheese mixture. Rewrap each crescent into a little bundle. Line them in a glass baking dish.
Whisk together the cream of chicken soup and milk and pour it over the bundles. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the top is browned.

That is pretty much what it looks like, with extra sauce on it. It was simply amazing. I had 2.5 of these babies. and boy were they good! :)


December 18, 2009

Friday Fill In's

1. No, we will NOT be silenced.

2. We sat at the old kitchen table.

3. I watched the steam rising from the hot cup of coffee (or tea) and thought: "I hate the cold....".

4. Everything is going to be okay.

5. I'll take your word on it.

6. Chocolate is AMAZING.... at least from my point of view.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to sleep <3 , tomorrow my plans include shoveling snow and staying warm and Sunday, I want to stay warm!!

December 17, 2009


It's been a few days since I've posted anything....

I have finished one Christmas present. For Nathalia. Well, almost finished it. I just have to sew in the ends, and then I have her headband done. That's all I'm making for her right now. Unless I decide to give her that for her birthday in March...Yea, that's what I'll do. Which means, I gotta get working on her scarf! Ack! haha
I am currently working on Ally's present. It is a scarf. Tonya, make sure you don't tell Ally what I am making her lol

The blog site is up for the robotics team. Go check out the LuNaTeCs and all their wonderful thoughts :)

And I just got done tutoring a kid named Eli. Tonight was the last night for two whole weeks. THANK GOD. lol ;)

December 12, 2009

Christmas present dilemma

I have a dilemma. I have 13 more days (counting today) until Christmas Eve. And I don't have gifts for 6 little girls (Allyson, Nathalia, Kyra, Celine, Emma, and Adelyn) who I love dearly. I've decided I want to knit them something, but I'm not totally sure what yet. I do have a few ideas for each girl tho. (and yes, I have done repeats for most of the girls lol)

Allyson: scarf, mini backpack, pillow, headband
Nathalia: scarf, mini backpack, pillow, headband
Kyra: scarf, little purse, pillow, headband
Celine: scarf, pillow, headband
Emma: scarf, mini backpack, pillow, headband
Adelyn: blanket

I have patterns for the headbands and I can pop out scarves like no tomorrow. So those gifts are likely for each of the girls minus Adelyn. But I want to give them something else. I dunno. Do those ideas sound good for girls who range from the ages of 6 months (Adelyn) to 8 years (Kyra) with the other 4 girls being around the age of 3 ish?

December 11, 2009

Friday Fill In's

1. Good times: they keep people sane.

2. I do love my home.

3. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?.

4. Nathalia is little.

5. Once more I will tell the story again.

6. Does the insanity over end?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to the Walk of Lights with Collin and his family, tomorrow my plans include something unbeknown to me and Sunday, I want to babysit Celine and Kyra! So happy that I get to!!!

December 4, 2009


I have an idea....
And my idea is this:
To add ANOTHER blog to my group of blogs.
Dedicated solely to hypoglycemia.
Recipes, tips, reminders, notes, anything.
So if you come across ANY recipes that are hypoglycemic friendly, please pass it along to me.
Cuz I want to try any recipes that sound good and I want to put it up on my new blog.
Thanks! :)

Friday Fill In's

1. You get one chance on this earth, so make it matter.

2. We got right to the point and told him the story.

3. It's always like we're running on not enough time.

4. Eating a turkey sandwich without mayonnaise!?That's ridiculous!

5. I feel more tired than I have in a LONG time.

6. It's getting late.......goodnight!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to staying at my grandparents' house, tomorrow my plans include NHS breakfast in the morning and Sunday, I want to go see my boyfriend and celebrate his birthday with his family!!

Robotics things

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