Stayin’ alive

A kidney dialysis/transplant diary

Such incredible beauty

ice on pole

The above photo is by Gazette photographer Jim Slosiarek

Ice enrobed tree

This photo was taken in Iowa City Wednesday by Gazette photographer Brian Ray.

Like most things in life, there’s good and bad to this ice storm. I talked earlier about our little brush with some of the bad but wanted to show you some of the good, too.

Since I drove home yesterday, I’ve wished I felt more sure on my feet and was about 20 years younger so I could go out with camera in hand and capture some of the incredible beauty around town.  It’s breathtaking.

But I opted for safety.

Since I’m here, here are the totals for today:

Blood Sugar: 160 – not sure why it was that high this morning unless it relates to the “extra” calories ingested. It will be interesting to see how it is tomorrow.

Caloric intake: 1240

Additional Activity: 666 – eeewwwww, what a devilish day

Here’s a recipe I just put together tonight based on a Jello/Cottage Cheese Salad from

Dreamsickle Cottage Cheese Salad

1 24 oz. jar Del Monte Select Orchard Spiced Sliced Peaches in light syrup (400)

1 15 oz. can Mandarin Oranges in light syrup (300)

1 6 0z. package Sugar Free Orange Jello  (80)

1 c.  Low Fat Liquid Non-Dairy Creamer  (160)

2 c. 1% Small Curd Cottage Cheese (320)

1 Packet Crystal Light On-The-Go Lemonade (10)

Drain peaches and mandarin oranges, reserving juices.  Put juices in saucepan and bring to a boil.  Dissolve Jello in boiling liquid (Use a whisk, if gelatin wants to reamin lumpy).

Pour drained fruit into a 9X13 dish and distribute evenly.

Pour Jello over fruit.

Mix cottage cheese, creamer and lemonade together until lemonade crystals are dissolved. Pour mixture into Jello and fruit and gentle blend until the color looks like an orange dreamsickle.

Chill in refrigerator until firm. Cut into 10 equal servings of 127 calories each.


December 12, 2007 - Posted by | diabetes, dialysis, health, kidney, renal diet, renal recipes, transplant, weight loss

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