How do you spell STUPID? I spell it J-E-A-N-N-I-E!

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   Posted 7/21/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Had to deliver my niece's wedding cake on Saturday, two hours across the state, two lane highway with farm implements puttering along behind big combines... (sigh!) Missed the wedding, got the cake set up but went to my hotel and changed for the reception. Yes, I was busy. Yes, I was traveling. So instead of planning ahead and having a "food stash" that was safe to eat I just carried on with the day. STUPID!

By the time I got to the reception at 5:00 I was starved. I'm so used to drinking diet soda that it never occurred to me to order a regular pop to get my sugar back up. By the time the hors d'oeuvres were put out I was ready to eat the paint off the wall. I tried to eat sensibly but everything was on toast or crackers or tied up with green onions. There were no nuts and only about 10 black olives on the relish tray... and the darned little flower girl got to them first and stuck them all on her fingers! So I just ate what I could without going bonkers... But I know that low sugar made me get out of line.

Add a small glass of champagne to the mix for the toast, well, long story short... I ate all my rice, had the stuffing in the chicken breast, even had a piece of cake with the icing! Bad, bad, bad. nono I thought I was celebrating. NOT!

Next morning my metformin got those carbs rolling along in my system and I had the most horrendous case of diarrhea I've had in years! Had to stop three times on my way home and was nauseated all afternoon. Heavens to Betsy! I KNOW better! I just didn't plan ahead and lost control of the situation. I always carry a Zone bar or some other nutrition bar but because of changing purses I didn't have it with me. So....

Don't be stupid like Jeannie. Plan ahead. Pack a nice emergency food stash with nuts, a Balance bar and some hard candy and keep it in the car so you can think clearly. Learn from my mistake and I won't feel so dumb.
~ 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

Wheelchair Bound
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   Posted 7/21/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   


We all do things once in a while that turn out not to be the best for our health.  You managed the best you could given those circumstances.  Partys and wedding receptions can be very hard for any one who needs to watch what they eat like most all of us do. Unfortunatly you became ill afterwards. Hopefully you are on the mend and feel much better today.

Wheelchair Bound (Linda)

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   Posted 7/21/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww gee.  Well, I woulda just eaten the olives from the flower girl's fingers (after tying her up with the green onions first) and THEN drunk the champagne.  You poor thing.  I hope you're better now.  Welcome back.  tongue
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   Posted 7/21/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
This is exactly why I kept Jr.Mints,Granola or hard Candy on Hand in case my Blood Sugar became low.Now I don't have any..GAVE it ALL away!I HAVE Reactive Hypoglycemia,so it is important I have something with me just in case my Blood Sugar drops..


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   Posted 7/22/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't beat yourself up. Sometimes things happen that we can't control. I wonder if it was the metformin- or the food that put you on the porcelain honda? With the extended nausea and the time it took you to 'react', it sounds more like food poisoning to me. Also, you haven't eaten like that in a long time- maybe your system just didn't know what to do with it....
If I overeat the carbs, my reaction time from the metformin is very short.
Feel better!
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett

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