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Phishbowl
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   Posted 11/8/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Lordy, Lordy! Just thought I'd share my stupid human trick for the year...

Got into the leftover Halloween candy last night. Guesstimated carbs and injected Rapid insulin conservatively. No proteins or fats, just the straight goods. Reading after the sugar orgy? 29.6 (That's just under 540)!!!!

9 units to get me heck down and I saw myself at 9.4 (170) this morning. I'll be paying for that until sometime tonight for sure! Sigh, stupid human tricks.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/8/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Once a year... Not too bad. You are so straight and narrow most of the time....

(Jeannie makes the sign of the cross.) I'm giving you absolution. Go in peace.
~ 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


TVEditor
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   Posted 11/9/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Talk about yer stupid human tricks -- I was out picking up drywall today (I hate drywall!) & it was cold so I thought I'd pick up a cup 'o coffee at the nearest donut shop drive-thru. I managed to avoid all the chocolate glazed options but gave in to an oatmeal bar. Sounds healthy but my diabetes nutritionist once told me "next time, get the choco glazed donut, it has less sugar". Like I said, I gave in anyway ... took one bite & almost broke a tooth! The thing must have been 4 days old!

Why aren't there any 'Drive-thru Salad Bars' ? (he asked rhetorically ;-)

Chris

Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/9/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
There aren't any drive thru salad bars for the same reason that there is no Carrot Council or Spinach Association...

We are programed to crave foods that would keep us alive in a hunter-gatherer scenario. By pushing our primitive buttons with the cravings for sweet, fat and salty the junk food guys have a guaranteed audience. I can't get on top of it until I see food with my "cave woman" eyes. Basically, if I could gather it, catch it or trap it I can pretty much eat it.

Chris, you might be sabotaging youself, wanting coffee when your brain knows it will see donuts. Maybe nextime you could take a thermos of coffee with you? And an apple and some peanuts for your snack? I know how difficult it is for me when I'm away from home. And one thing that really helps me is to carry a balance bar, zone bar or south beach meal replacement bar with me where ever I go. The cost about the same as a donut when you buy them by the box and they are nutritionally balanced with high protein, low carbs, good fats and even have some taste to them. (Granted, they are an acquired taste turn but they aren't so bad when you know that they are worth a whole meal.)

And, they don't boost your sugar and leave you to crash. Worth a try?
~ 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


TVEditor
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   Posted 11/11/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Yup, definitely.  The donut experience was really just a minor slip.  Actually, I haven't had much trouble avoiding the really bad foods because I've paid attention to how much my digestion has improved since watching what I eat.  Again, a beneficial side-effect of taking the diabetes seriously.

Yes Kris, once a year can't be too bad in the grand scheme of things tongue

 

Chris


Phishbowl
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Little do they know how many times I actually screw-up in a week! I just share the "BIG" doozies so they know I'm still human (she whispers to herself :-)

Kris
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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