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lugie
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   Posted 12/27/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone else here ate many things they should not have over the holidays? I did and its amazing how when we stray away from eating heathly even for a few days the effects linger for days afterwards. Beside having blood sugars up and down I feel so run down and sluggish. Its the food and it always was the food this season reminded me of how i felt everyday before i knew how dangerous the wrong foods could be. Well its time to get back on track and start moving again and if you feel like i do you need to do the same. Bloated in nj. 

Phishbowl
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   Posted 12/30/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I've been eating a number of things that I shouldn't lately and I'm paying for it, too! Just spent a week in Florida where I hardly used any of my NovoRapid at all and still managed to go hypo once or twice a day. Since being back home, I've tripled my "usual" meal insulin for most meals and I've still hovered above 14 (255-ish); having tremendous difficulties bringing it down :-(

Tired of feeling like cr*p so, I've been into the salads the last couple of days, that's for sure :-)
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


LanieG
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   Posted 12/30/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, gosh, I think we all eat food around the holidays that we wouldn't normally eat during the rest of the year and I figure it won't kill me to eat a few things sometimes.  During Christmas dinner, I decided to not eat the mashed potatoes but eat the acorn squash instead because of the two, I really really love the squash much more.  And I didn't eat any rolls or gravy - I ate some nice sized servings of turkey and ham and green beans along with the squash - and a piece of pumpkin pie but no ice cream.  So, maybe I'm really fooling myself but I'm thinking what I didn't eat would make it sort of ok to eat the squash and it was Christmas!  And the wine.... :-)   I missed days of exercise too but rather than beat myself up, I know I'm going back to my regular routine in a couple of days.  So, don't give up.  I think that's the key.  Kris, where'd you go in Florida?  We used to live in WPB many years ago.  
 
Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


Phishbowl
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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I think the worse thing I did was continue to eat a bite of everything (to be polite, of course :-) but, everything I "bit" was either protein, fat, or carb heavy. One bite of each dish plus 2 crescent rolls and my carb count came out to 70-100 (sometimes not including dessert)! I won't even get started on the leftovers - my Mom usually cooks for 20 and we're only 10-12 so, you know what I mean :-) To be honest, though, I think it was the heavy combo of protein & fat that kept everything churning for hours afterwards (like dinner affecting me till late afternoon the next day).

New Year's dinner will be quiet; just the two of us and our beef tenderloin and spring mix & veg salad. I'll throw in a piece of garlic bread or maybe some Bernaise sauce just for a few carbs :-) A light dessert (hmmm, ice cream & berries :-) and maybe a sip of something warm at midnight - if we can stay awake that late.

Hi, Lanie! We went to Disney for a week. I've been to Florida many times over the years. Folks almost bought a place in Lakeland some years ago. Really like Destin & Panama City Beach (always seemed more temperate in the pan handle). We had a hard time remembering that Christmas was only a week away, being so psychologically programmed for snow :-) I must admit that I actually LIKE winter. Must be my Scandinavian blood.

Happy New Year!!
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


LanieG
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   Posted 12/30/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Christmas in WPB meant the palm fronds turned a little brown, the natives (like us temporarily) actually wore coats because it got down to 60 at night, and the snowbirds (from NY, Michigan and Canada primarily) went swimming. Summers were torrid.  I like four seasons better.  You're right; the panhandle is a lot better than south FL in my opinion.  Anyway, New Year's Eve menu here is marinated chicken tenders and pork loin grilled on little skewers (on our inside electric grill), spinach fritatta, broccoli soup with grated cheddar, mixed spring salad with bell peppers and olive oil, plate of olives, prociutto, artichoke hearts and provolone, crusty French bread (which I will not eat) and aioli (which I will eat on all the other food!). 

Happy New Year everyone!  I probably won't be around till next year. :-)  


Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 1/1/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
That piece of pie of two kinds I ate? Here's the secret: why we want evertything, so that one piece of pie conventially get one of the kids to put half a pie of each of the two pies you wanted on their plate to eat...while you get stuck with half a piece of two kinds..which equals hey I only had one piece of pie guys!

Eat in moderation....thats the key!
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