Worst Holiday Temptation?

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Phishbowl
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   Posted 12/29/2006 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Just curious what you all might be (diabetically) struggling with during this holiday season?

Is it the tempting sweets and chocolates? The candies yams or mashed potatoes and gravy? Is it the absolute quantity of food that's overwhelming where portions get crazy? Is it the number of times we're faced with those food decisions? Maybe it's the wacky meal times? How 'bout the alcohol? Eggnog at nauseum anyone? Or is it the number of times someone feels they are better at making food decisions than you are (that one might be a whole topic on its own :-)?

I think my season's most frequent struggle this year is: chocolate! We've so much chocolate in the house now I'm starting to hide it in wierd places just to get it out of site. That and the number of times people thought wine was a good replacement for a diet drink. Yup, I don't get that one either :-)

Hope your Christmas was merry and wishing you all a Happy New Year!
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)

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Chutsman
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   Posted 12/29/2006 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
All of the above .... plus watching others eat! yeah
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4sons
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   Posted 12/29/2006 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed several things tha have tempted me.

My blood sugar levels are higher in the mornings after I eat a late dinner ... despite the fact that what I eat is permissible!

I'm not tempted by gravy, breads etc ... but sweets? Oy!!! As long as I do NOT put any in my mouth I'm ok but if I do then I'm sure to overindulge in a BIG way! (A true carb addict if there ever was one!)

Oh. And wine. Definitely wine ...

I'm glad the holidays are almost over and it will be easier to stay on schedule!

(BTW, I'm impressed you can keep chocolate in the house!!!)
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Chutsman
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   Posted 12/30/2006 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I also believed that wine was a no-no for diabetics until I read otherwise in a magazine in my endo's waiting room.  He later confirmed what was said in the magazine's article - alcohol in general will lower your numbers.  So now I have a glass of dry red wine with dinner for it's heart healthy benefits.  I still dislike the taste of it and don't think I will ever get used to it, but at least it is only one glass.

The short form for "you are" is "you're", NOT "your".


4sons
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   Posted 12/30/2006 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chutsman -

I drink wine also ... but I can't drink "party drinks" which are served a'plenty during this time of year. I have a glass of wine with dinner every night ... and loooove it. In fact, I had a little more than one glass las tnight with friends at dinner and was pleased to see that "85" on my monitor this morning.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Chutsman
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   Posted 12/30/2006 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
85!!!!  Get outta here!!  tongue tongue
 
BTW, what exercises do you do?  As you read in another thread I do a 1-mile treadmill walk every day.
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4sons
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   Posted 12/30/2006 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I walk/run on the treadmill. I try (and I mean TRY) to do 3 miiles in an hour.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


harry4
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   Posted 1/7/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
having small he hepings of forbifgdde xmas foods is often approved by diabveters specialists for keeping  up the moraleand enjoying the festiviyird

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