Bless me friends, for I have sinned....

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/29/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I know, I know, I can talk the talk but don't always walk the walk... eyes
My bakery is full of samples for bride appointments and I've gotten into them. Don't know what's up with me. Probably should be upping my S.A.D. light allotment. I've been too busy for myself and not done the grocery shopping so I'm out of my best foods for the food plan. Also, as I think about it I've been skipping meals so by the time I get out of my office and into the kitchen I'm starving and ready to eat the countertops...

Last night I was so hungry at bedtime I made myself a bowl of oatmeal figuring that would do the least amount of damage. Woke up to a 124... (sigh!) Now I need you guys!

Words of encouragement, lashes with a wet noodle, ideas for how to climb back on the wagon, heck! Yell at me! I need it! They say that confession is good for the soul so I hope it's also good for the brain! Gotta' get back on track!
~Jeannie

tutorgirl
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   Posted 1/29/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie...I am having the same problems....the eating not the cake samples. Mine is so totally stress related. My daughter broke up with the guy she has been living with for over 10 years and moved in with us (with her dog and cat), my mom has to move from the assisted living place she was at into an apartment, my son is having relationship problems with his long time girlfriend (whom we love dearly), I twisted the heck out of my leg last week and was laid up a few days and the power steering went out on my new car so had to drive it sans power steering with a bad shoulder. Who wants to think about what should go into one's mouth. But I've been good the last couple of days. I'm thinking as things settle down again I will be able to get this all straightened out again. We can do it, Jeannie. We can do it!
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LanieG
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   Posted 1/29/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, let he who is without sin ....... is all I can say.  I'll bet there's not ONE person who has not done what you've done!  Raise your hands!!  See?  Not one!  So, ok, you did it and now you can get back on track.  You've done it before and have reaped all the benefits:  good blood sugar control, fewer meds, weight loss!  No one can take that away from you, and a slip or two will not ruin your dedication to get this far.  Don't dwell on the bad choices.  Now, you need to maybe do a little more planning ahead.  I know you're tired and busy but if you just put some nuts in a baggy, some cheese cubes in another, some slices of cold cuts in another (or whatever "good" food that's easy to package up) and keep them in the refrigerator where you're working, just pull them out and eat them if you can't sit down for a meal.  Make up some cheese puffs to keep handy.  (And we were wondering the best way to keep them fresh....).  You're ok.  You haven't undone what you've accomplished, so don't beat yourself up.  Winter won't last for long.  Karen, wow, talk about a series of unfortunate events!  Sorry for your troubles!  We can have a pity party for everyone!   
yeah
Lanie
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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 1/29/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Bless me Jeannie, for I am about to be carcastic...124 sigh. Welcome to the world the rest of us live in. Why are you beating yourself up? You're doing wonderful otherwise! It'll be back down right away so why fret or freak out???? HEY, I wish my BG ONLY went up to 124 when slipped. That's GREAT for having "slipped". I thought you were going to say it went up into the 200's, LOL.

Please don't beat yourself up so much. It makes the rest of us feel really, REALLY bad! LOL

Example: some might say "Well, if she deserves a 'beating' for that then I must deserve a crucifixion!!!"

I'm stuggling a bit right now and am stumbling to my feet in order to get back on the wagon. But that's life. It happens, but it doesn't qualify you as a "basket case". You're still the warrior we look up to in my book!!!

You've been such a blessing on this site and I'm getting back into reading here. So you slipped up, big deal. Smile, remember how good it tasted, (yum!!) and then move on. No ones perfect nor should they demand themselves to be.

Things like that will pass for all of us if we just get back on the wagon and then keep on truckin'. Tomorrow IS another day my dear!

Sherrine
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   Posted 1/29/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
You are forgiven, my child.  Now get your butt back on the wagon!  tongue    I've got to go make my lunch now.  My lettuce leaf sandwich awaits! 
 
P.S.  Lanie is absolutely correct.  Have a great day!
 
Sherrine
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/29/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all. I'm taking a page from my brides' book and chewing gum. All the brides at the show who were very thin would turn down cake samples because they had gum in their mouths. The mintiness (is that a word?) would make anything else taste yucky anyway. So until my TMJ kicks up I'm doing gum. Sort of helps. Oh, and lots of water, too.

I appreciate you all. I tried having a pity party but nobody wanted to come. Listening to your words of wisdom is a better solution for me. tongue
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


fergusc
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   Posted 1/29/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeez Jeannie,
if that's sinning then we're all goin' to hell in a handcart!
We, the disciples of low-carbism, absolve you.

All the best,

fergusc

gelchick
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   Posted 1/29/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Jeannie

I've read your post about 10 times now- and I see that you are letting yourself get overhungry, and when that happens our hunger mechanisms go into overdrive. Oatmeal looked so good to you because carbs are cheap, easy-to-burn fuel, but you know that.

I find it interesting to observe what people dive into when they get overhungry. Some choose carbs, some choose fatty things, and some choose proteins. I had 14 years as a jr/sr high school teacher to observe kids at lunch-

I see it in my own family- my youngest eats cheese, my oldest eats carb- I choose carbs, even now- safe carbs, but carbs none the less- I believe that our metabolisms are programmed that way. I know that my numbers run higher if I eat really low carb- I've run that experiment many times. I function best at a higher carb level than some describe here- you may be like that too, and if you are, you need to plan for it - so you don't get to the point where you overeat to compensate. Work with your nature so to speak.  If I am starving, protein just won't do, but a bowlful of greenbeans will.

I suggest that you create a stash of acceptable emergency foods- just for you- for the times when you get so busy. Atkins bars work great for me- they taste like carbs.

I'll bet you're back on the straight and narrow even now.

sandy yeah


I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/29/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL! I went to the store and spent a fortune on produce! Romain lettuce and fresh mushrooms, avocados and lovely peppers. Made a giant salad with my dinner and dove into it. Yum! What makes this so funny is that my hubby works in a produce warehouse and delivers produce all over the state... He's allowed to bring home whatever he needs for his family but he often forgets... So rather than depending upon him I'm starting to see that I just have to keep getting to the store. Better to have too much than not enough in the house and resort to eating cake!

Sandy, your green beans idea is something I've actually done in the past. I can eat a whole can with some olive oil and fresh garlic... The problem I ran into was I had fallen behind in my shopping and had nothing to eat in the house. Gots to get more orgamunized!

It's funny to think of it this way, but when I run out of beans and mushrooms, romaine and fresh spinach, apples and oranges, all I have left to snack on is cake. I think I'll just freeze those samples. Out of sight, out of mind.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


gelchick
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   Posted 1/30/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
hmmm....
 
Wasn't it Marie Antoinette that said,"Let them eat cake?"  And you know, that 'cake' really was white bread?  Well what did she know? She lost her head after all...
 
Your salad sounds great Jeannie- nice, safe carbs-lol  sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


Marburg
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   Posted 1/30/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jeannie,

Don't beat yourself up. Everyone here has fallen at least once, twice or more times. The important thing is not to let this slip up keep you from getting back on the program. :-)

Marburg
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