Cookies and The First Day of Working with MAC

Cookie-Monster-608x497So those damn cookies that I ate in the afternoon yesterday took a tole on my blood sugar this morning and I am kicking myself in the ass for it. I didn’t work out yesterday and there was absolutely no need to eat them, but there they stood on the counter at work staring me in the face. I turned away several times knowing that I was not hungry but it didn’t take long for the cookie monster in me to come and screaming “Cookie”. Other than this the fasting went well and all other meals were healthy and eaten in proportion. Lunch was pork and broccoli and dinner was steak, peppers, tomatoes and a half of a small baked potato. I am sure that without the cookies the potato wouldn’t haven’t taken me into sugar overload. Even with this my weight dropped slightly letting me know that the fast is working, but I wonder if it would have dropped that much more if I hadn’t eaten those damn cookies.

81srYqMfYBL._SY606_I had time yesterday to start playing with my new Macbook Pro although I ran into a problem already I am still happy overall with the ease of use of the Mac. Setting things up was pretty easy as I already had an Icloud account with my Iphone and setting up email was a breeze. I ran into problems when I purchased Quicken for Mac at a cost of 74.99. I figured that I could just migrate my accounts from my Quicken files on my PC right into the Mac. It didn’t work out that way as I nothing matched and numbers were totally off. I ended up setting it up manually with all of my accounts which went smooth until I tried to set up my Trowe Price investment accounts. No matter what I did after several tries worked. It couldn’t connect. So I googled it and found out that Trowe Price would not pay Intuit the fee amount to make the connection on Mac. I really don’t understand this because it works fine on Intuit’s PC version of Quicken. So I ended up setting up everything in Mint. The funny thing is that Mint is also Intuit, but it worked just fine. Mint is free and if I would have done my homework I could have saved $75.00. Oh well, lessons to be learned.Mintcom

Blood Sugar- 129, Weight- 176.2

Treadmill
Distance- 2.32
Time- 35:06
Calories- 268.2

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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12 Responses to Cookies and The First Day of Working with MAC

  1. Anne Marie says:

    Thanks for sharing your Mac and Intuit experience. I too switched to Mac around 3 years ago and was a previous Quicken user. I have been using Mint for over a year and have been trying to decide if I should purchase the newest edition of Quicken for Mac. Now I know not to waste my money on it.

  2. New Journey says:

    You need to keep a couple pieces of sugar free candy in your pocket at work for when monster temptations happen…just a thought…..

  3. I have always done and eaten a lot of things w/ stevia [the liquid-found out that is the only type that does not mess w/ the blood sugar] I am not diabetic, but what’s bad for diabetics is bad for everyone. I have lots of autoimmune and have been conscious of sugar for years. My whole family has diabetis so try to be good. Not easy. It has been of benefit to me, as I have avoided it. I eat too much sugar still, but nothing compared to most. Sometimes I go long stretches. Glad I took the effort to fuss w/ labels and alternatives. I bet I would have it, if not for taking alternative routes. Sugar feeds cancer too. Can’t be good for the other issues I have. I think it’s the hardest thing to kick. Exercise does so help. Funny never thought of it before but my sugar eating days tend to be the days, I am up and able to get some exercise and do. I guess our bodies naturally want exercise to counter the sugar. I was always told too 1 glass of water per toxic item. So 1 cup of coffee and 2 cookies will require 3 additional glasses of water over the 8 needed per day. It does wash the toxins away. Someday I am going to take up juicing and do the juice fast and restore some balance. Would I even want sugar then? It’s a hard one.

  4. hsampson says:

    Wow that cookie monster looks a lot like me! Careful cookies are bad advisers!!

  5. Your post reminded me that I had cookies in the pantry… yup, ate two of them while reading your post.

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