Daily Archives: June 25, 2017

Broccoli, no way!…YES way!

I am 60 years old and have hated broccoli all of my life. I would try it occasionally, but never changed my mind.

A few months ago we were at a party and they had a pasta salad. I took a spoonful and as I was eating it I noticed there was a small piece of broccoli. I said to the table “ew broccoli!” They all looked at me and said to just eat it. I mentioned that I didn’t like it and they ignored me.

So I decided to try it again. I mentioned I was going to eat it and did and was shocked to find out I liked it. It was raw and had Italian salad dressing on it. Guess I never tried it raw before.

So my fridge now contains broccoli.

My fasting sugar was 156 this morning. I am using only insulin now. Fast acting and a daily slow acting one. Still messing up occasionally, but getting better. My belly is bruised though from the injections. Not everyone bruises, but enough do.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

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