OMG- You guys crack me up! and I need that today. I am tempted every, single day to have a bit of this or a bit of that. I have to rein it in or I'd quickly become a sugar junky again.
I used to obsess over my daily readings- sometimes taking 2 or 3 tests from a single stab to get the best number to write down- but I've forced myself to look at the trends- am I trending up? Down? Staying the same? The meter is not 100% accurate, so the number is not going to be 100% accurate anyhow. If I see 107 in the AM, instead of going nuts, I remind myself that it could really be 85.6, 128.4 - or anything in between and that from day to day the machine will have variable accuracy. It helps keep me sane. I've cut back to 4 tests/day - no more- unless I'm testing a new food or food combo and that helps too.
I think I'm vigilant, but not neurotic any more.
Malitol is evil- it belongs on the dark side! If a 'diet' item has 18 grams of malitol- it's the same as eating 9 grams of sugar, and if it's low fat to boot- it's like mainlining the white stuff. It's a dirty little trick that gets played on unsuspecting diabetics.
Eat the Lindt chocolate- I buy the 70% dark in a little bag- the squares are individually wrapped inside. Each square has only 2 carbs and the chocolate is so good. I like the fact that they are wrapped- it makes me stop and think about if I truly want to have a second square- and I don't feel compelled to overeat them because the wrapper might not protect them (lol- like regular chocolate bars). One square is just the right amount to shave over a yogurt parfait- I say bring on the strawberry and the whipped cream!