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Friday night pizza and Oreos review: Enzo’s & pumpkin spice.

This week Joel and I decided to actually go out and get our pizza. It wasn’t fancy, but it was delicious! And Luke stayed home, so it was kind of a date! We visited Enzo Pizza in Concord Mall’s food court. Enzo’s has always been one of my favorites. I love the crispy crust when… Continue reading Friday night pizza and Oreos review: Enzo’s & pumpkin spice.

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Friday night pizza & Oreo review: Volcano Pizza

Week two of our new family tradition, we wanted to order Mancino’s, but they wouldn’t answer their phone to place an order. So, we called Volcano Pizza. I’ve never had pizza from this place before. Here are the official unofficial results: As you can see, we weren’t really a fan. We got whatever their version… Continue reading Friday night pizza & Oreo review: Volcano Pizza

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Friday night pizza and Oreo review: Paesello’s & lemon thins.

Last week we started a new Friday night tradition- pizza and Oreos. We plan to try a different pizza place and a different flavor of Oreos each week. After dinner, we will rate the pizza and the Oreos… and, just for fun, track blood sugars before and after eating. Our first pizza place for review… Continue reading Friday night pizza and Oreo review: Paesello’s & lemon thins.

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Step by step, it’s eatin’ time.

Before June 13, 2015, at dinner time we would fill our plates or grab a snack and start eating. Now, it takes a little more effort before we can eat. As you all probably know by now, we don’t limit Luke when it comes to carbs. He eats anything he ate before diagnosis. He eats anything that… Continue reading Step by step, it’s eatin’ time.

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Strawberries.

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week! Really makes me ready for summer things like ice cream, geocaching, and grilling. Tuesday we stopped at the store for some charcoal & steaks and veggies to grill. While we were getting the potatoes & peppers, we spotted the strawberries and grabbed us a carton. Luke has always loved… Continue reading Strawberries.

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One step closer to summer.

Our local ice cream joint, The Chief, opened on Monday. And everyone collectively yells, “YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!” Except my kid. We don’t stand in that line on the first day. No way, José. It makes him a little perturbed. And when it’s nice outside, like it was this year, we don’t stand in line the 2nd day. Or… Continue reading One step closer to summer.

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How I got my T1 to eat healthier.

Before diagnosis, Luke was a pretty good eater. He wasn’t a huge fan of veggies, unless it was broccoli. But he LOVED his fruit. He would seriously eat five oranges for a bedtime snack. Or a pound of grapes after school. We figured a lot of fruit was better than chips & cookies, right? It’s weird, though.… Continue reading How I got my T1 to eat healthier.

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Snack time.

My grocery list has changed significantly since Luke’s diagnosis. I try to have plenty of “zero” snacks for him to eat between meals. These are snacks that are 8g of carbs or less & he doesn’t have to bolus (give himself insulin) for. I’m always on the look out for new ones, so if you… Continue reading Snack time.

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But can he eat that?

We went to Rocket Science Ice Cream today. I was hoping they had carb counts, but nope. It’s alright. I’m getting pretty good at the guessing game. I think I gave the girl working behind the counter a minor heart attack when I told her I was asking for the carb count because Luke was… Continue reading But can he eat that?

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It’s a new day…

June 14, 2015 I hadn’t mentioned it in any of my previous, but Luke wasn’t allowed to eat once he was diagnosed as T1. He basically hadn’t eaten anything since June 10th. It didn’t bother him until he was hydrated & insulated (ha ha… see what I did there?). Most of Saturday he was STARVING.… Continue reading It’s a new day…