When I'm getting ready to go to the gym at night, I change up into my workout clothes and then test my blood sugar. For a cardio workout, I like to at least start in the 160 - 180 mg/dl range, but sometimes my numbers are lower than that at 6 pm.
Chris makes his protein shake and we talk about stuff that happened that day.
"So I was talking with [CoWorker] about this thing at work and ..." I lick the blood off my finger and see a result of 98 mg/dl. I walk over to the freezer and open up the bag of whole wheat bread, grabbing a slice. Still talking, though.
"... it could really help bolster community so we were thinking about making that our next project. What do you think?" I bite into cold, almost completely frozen slice of bread, the chill making it easy to swallow. Chew, chew, chew - all set.
"Good idea. Also, you'll be good to go in a few minutes?"
"Yeah. Having some froast and I'm good to go."
Froast. Frozen toast. I eat this all the time and only now am I realizing how (perhaps) slightly unusual it is. Doesn't everyone get their carbohydrate fix by chomping into a frozen slice of whole wheat bread, sans butter or jam or any kind of condiment?
Chris thinks this is the oddest thing, but I do it all the time and barely think anything of it anymore.
"Wouldn't it be fread? Like frozen bread?"
We have this discussion more often than two creative people with social skills should.
"No, because it's frozen. That's what makes it firm. So it's like toast, only not cripsy from heat. More solid from cold."
"Oh. Okay. That makes sense."
Not "fread." Not "broast." Not "brozen." FROAST. It's a frigging weirdo staple in my diet. Froast is a way for me to grab some carbs and keep my blood sugar holding a bit steadier instead of downing fast-acting slugs of juice and empty calories. I hate the idea of drinking my calories and would much rather have a good old fashioned slice of froast. At least it's something of substance. Froasty goodness!
Weird food habits: I haz them.
(Note to readers: I never claimed to make any sense. It's a tangled diabetes web I weave, and it includes the consumption of frozen bread.)