The second day started with Ratatouille, 2 slices of whole wheat bread and a sugar-free black tea. I like Molasses so I added one full cup of it with my chicken but as it was something to avoid, covering my guilt I added a pinch of cinnamon which I’ve heard is helpful. My mom and brother kept strict control on my diet from then onwards and told me to go for a 20 minutes’ walk. I had tomato soup at 5 pm when I came back and Couscous and lentil salad for dinner. For the side dish I had tomato barley salad with feta.
Third day, I had egg white only and an apple for breakfast as my tests indicated high cholesterol and low LDL. I was feeling numb and was having acute pains in my toes today, which my doctor had told me was a sign of neuropathy. For lunch I had 4 portions of lemon chicken and low fat yogurt as it was something I enjoyed. As I was feeling fatigued with chest pains, I was in no mood for exercise. I wanted to skip it and even though Roy’s adaptation model had taught me health and illness are inevitable dimensions of a person’s life (Roy, 1989), I missed exercise anyway. For dinner, I had ½ cup of green vegetables but it was compensated by pasta with chicken.
Wednesday and Thursday were perfect days as a diabetic person; I had oatmeal, skimmed milk and pear for breakfast. Tuna salad in cucumber for lunch and corn tortilla chips, a relative improvement, for snack. But I also had asparagus salad and beet with onion dills, something that I couldn’t even imagine eating before.