All I Can Say Is...UGH!!!

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janetlee
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   Posted 6/23/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
So I've been being "good" for almost a week now. It's HARD (as I know you already know! LOL!), but I'm doing what I have to do...it's not cuz I want to! eyes
Yes, I'm feeling VERY VERY bummed about not having a coke or sweet tea or a BIG bowl of ice cream, but I know I have little choice unless I want to croak skull or hear my Mom crying about how I'm killing myself slowly...!! nono
With all that said, I do wonder one thing though: How come I feel worse now than I did when I was cramming sugar and carbs with abandon?! confused   I just feel so ucky and blah. I don't get it! Doesn't my body know that it's supposed to be happy that I'm not poisoning it anymore?!?!? All I really wanna do is lay down and sleep. So please someone, is this typical?
Thanks!
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tangerine bear
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   Posted 6/23/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   

hi janetlee,

I can't say for sure why you feel yukky, but I do know what you mean. I suppose it's possible you're having a bit of caffeine withdrawl, or maybe it's just you want what you are used to like me tongue . Are you exercising at all? That improves my mood usually and also my energy level (so don't exercise at night or you'll never get to sleep... I found that out last night eyes ). Also, my doc says eat 6 small meals (or add in several small snacks a day) which I still don't do, but I'm trying to eat more often. Hope this helps... (((hugs)))

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janetlee
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   Posted 6/23/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bear!
I'm getting nothing but CONFUSED by all the diabetes info I'm reading...it looks like we can have some treats, but it's hard to say exactly how much, when, etc...........bummer!
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tangerine bear
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   Posted 6/24/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi janet,

YES! You can have some snacks, treats, etc. A good yummy and healthy treat peanut butter, possibly on an apple slice, I think Jeannie can tolerate it with banana (but I can't). A handful of nuts... almonds, cashews (my favorite), maybe a mixture... is good. Some here eat DARK chocolate for a treat, I've had that before.... it's the really dark, slightly sweet type... not sure of the brand, I rarely have it but maybe some others can let you know. I know you have to be careful with fruits, but some berries are okay, and I have a few grapes sometimes. I know you said you can't tolerate diet sodas, but I've learned to like tea with lemon instead of sweet... you might give it a try. There are a lot of products out there that have "low glycemic index"... you have to try it out with each one, but I'm ok with "Dreamfields" brand pasta, and also basmati brown rice sometimes... you have to test afterwards to see how you react. I'm not the expert here compared to others, but I learned about most of the foods that I can eat here on HW! Let us know how you're doing

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Ankh
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   Posted 6/26/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I think your icky and blah feeling could possibly go away and you may be experiencing withdrawal-like symptoms. I used to eat tons of crap and I do believe it's actually addictive. When I cut out the bad stuff, I stopped craving it after awhile.

Diabetics ARE allowed to have treats. It's difficult if you are a type 2 because you can't just take extra insulin, but boy I would go nuts if I couldn't have an occasional hot fudge sundae. When allowing myself a treat, I do find that it brings on the extra cravings.

Having bad stuff right in front of my face is what REALLY gets me. I'm fine when all I have in the house are veggies, fruits, whole grains, etc. When my boyfriend wants to buy cookies I have a very difficult time. He decided to go on a health spree and it's been much easier since then.

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   Posted 6/26/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Ankh, I agree that the sugary treats are addictive, and that probably goes for all carbs as well.  That was always my downfall.  And bread!  Since I've cut out all the obvious carbs, I don't crave them and I do very well when I have everything under control but, as you say, if there is carb-loaded food in front of me, it's hard to stay completely away.  And sometimes that one little innocent bite leads to another.  I can't afford to do that on a regular basis because I know my blood sugar will absolutely level off much too high and stay there if I keep feeding it!  On special occasions, I'll endulge a little but even then not the whole piece of cake with frosting, etc. because I'll spike really high and I don't want to have to deal with that even sometimes.  Sometimes it's hard to fight this, that's for sure! skull     

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Ankh
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   Posted 6/27/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
LanieG said...
And sometimes that one little innocent bite leads to another. I can't afford to do that on a regular basis because I know my blood sugar will absolutely level off much too high and stay there if I keep feeding it! On special occasions, I'll endulge a little but even then not the whole piece of cake with frosting, etc. because I'll spike really high and I don't want to have to deal with that even sometimes. Sometimes it's hard to fight this, that's for sure! [img]/community/emoticons/skull.gif[/img]


That's my problem too. sad I can't seem to stop at one bite. Or two. And then I just say screw it and eat the whole thing. Or two of them.

janetlee
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   Posted 6/28/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Here it is a week and a half later and I still feel yukky! I can't get rid of this awful taste in my mouth. I am eating waaay less the number of carbs that I'm allowed, but I don't know when or if I'm ever going to feel better or get used to this.
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kim123
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   Posted 6/28/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you "may" be experiencing a "Herxheimer's response", a toxin die-off. Dunno. The flu-like symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks. Hang in there!

janetlee
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   Posted 6/30/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
What if I cry "UNCLE"!? Hahahaha!!!!
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   Posted 7/9/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Janetlee,

I found that I can have 1/2 cup of real ice cream twice a week without goofing up my numbers too badly. I can also eat a small block of chocolate. You could try this and test two hours later to see if it's gonna drive those numbers up. Both chocolate and ice cream have a high fat content which slows down the sugar absorption in the intestines. This makes it kind of "timed release" which is why we may often have small amounts of these items.

There are chocolates that are sold in single serving little pouches which really helps with portion control. If you have to open them one at a time you have to make a conscious choice to eat more than one. Might help...
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