Time for a confession...

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/24/2007 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been good about losing the highly refined carbs, no breads or cake or cookies or any of that stuff... But yesterday I was very busy in the morning and had nothing in the house for lunch. So what logical thing did I prepare? Why a bag of popcorn, of course!!!

The high fiber of the snack must have helped 'cause it turns out my crime only yielded a 156 when I checked before dinner, but I was kind of ashamed of myself. And then this morning... the metformin had a chance to go to work on all that starch all night long... Wheweeee! I don't think my tummy or intestines will ever be the same!

I haven't eaten this many carbs all in one place since April... So, I guess it's time to dust myself off and get back up on the horse. If any of you have some ideas on how to prevent this type of insanity in the future I'm all ears... What could I have done?... Please don't suggest coming here... because this morning I had to clean the butter off the keyboard from eating the popcorn while posting... (sigh!) I'm such a dumbhead!

They say that confession is good for the soul so I hope this helps me stay on the straight and narrow again...
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
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"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


LanieG
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   Posted 7/24/2007 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Jeannie, there probably isn't one among us who hasn't done something like that and I blame it on Eve.  I read somewhere that the carb desire is stronger in some people more than others but in this day and age everything around us is based on carbs, so it's hard to avoid and also there's a rush of good feelings when you indulge.  Having good snacks "ready" at hand is one way but somehow a stick of string cheese and a stalk of celery with peanut butter may not look that desirable.  On the other hand, that Adkins Endulge Peanut Caramel bar is a very good substitute for a forbidden treat.  The package says 2 g of carbs.  I keep several on hand. So, your punishment is 3 hits with a wet noodle.  Whole grain, of course.  :)

Lanie 


"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


gelchick
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   Posted 7/24/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,
 
First of all, don't get down on yourself for a little slip-up. Geez- girl- you are human and we all fall down! And if the popcorn was really the only thing in the house- what were you supposed to eat?
 
Secondly- memorize how awful you felt this morning and associate it with popcorn (poopcorn?) The negative association may help you resist next time.
 
Third- get yourself a stash. I always have a couple of cans of Atkins shakes out in the garage fridge- just in case I feel sick, lazy, or have no time to prepare food. I also try to have 6 portions of soup, lasagna, chili and such in my spare freezer. I always prepare extra when I make dishes that freeze well.
 
Fourth - This may be tough- but I make a menu for the week on Saturday (for Sunday through the next Saturday). I cook or prep ahead for the week. Right now my produce drawer if full of salad (torn, washed and ready to eat- scoop and go!), and the shelf above it is lined salad bar style with container of fixins-  On Sunday I made a big pan of zucchini lasagna (12 portions/ 6 meals - 4 in the freezer); a crockpot of lentil soup (20 cups); that huge drawer of salad; boiled a dozen eggs; cubed a pound of cheese; and made up a bunch of grilled veggies - It took me about 3 hours total. No cooking all week. We have a choice of dinners and lunches-
 
Keep smiling Jeannie! yeah yeah
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


tangerine bear
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   Posted 7/24/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,

Don't feel bad about a little "fall off the wagon". I ate popcorn when we went to the movies once, and you know what... I had fun and my sugar wasn't too high afterwards. I've done way worse than that... my carb fest on my granddaughter's birthday for instance... (no cake though)... but it was yummy, fun, and my sugar didn't go up really... I was surprised. When you compare yourself with the ADA recommended diet, your "cheat" is less than that recommends for breakfast LOL! Don't stress, you're trying harder than 99% of the diabetics in the world, and what more can anyone do????????? (Except be as organized as Sandy, but I know I'm never going to get there... I know, I'm lazy...)

((((Big hugs to all))) and at least ENJOY your cheats :)

Love,

Bear
"It's a jungle out there....." 
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman
 
OCD: Obsessive...Compulsive...Diabetic
 
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/24/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandy,
I want you to come and live at my house.

Please!!!!!!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
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"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


gelchick
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 7/25/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie and Bear
 
I am laughing out loud at your response!
 
Bear-
I am the queen of lazy, that's why I only fix food one day a week. I can make 5 dinners (3 in crockpots and one on the stove/ 1 in the oven) at the same time (pure sloth!) and I never have to spend time thinking about what to fix (which always gets me in big trouble) durign the week! How lazy is that!
 
Jeannie
If we lived closer, I'd come by and cook with you once a month.  I used to do that with my good friend Sue (4 kids from 5-12). We'd go to the public market early in the morning- buy all kinds of cheap, fresh fruits and veggies in season, and work together to can, freeze, dry, bake, or cook them. The guys would take the kids for the day-and come home with dinner for us.
 
It was survival for both of us and a way to keep our friendship alive and thriving despite my insane work schedule and her crazy family life (she home schools and works a full time job from home). In fact, I just made plans to drive back to Brockport (near Rochester NY) I live in Ohio now to go and make sauce with her at the end of September.
 
We started to do it because I was committed to eating local, fresh, and organic as much as possible- and she had a very limited food budget with 4 kids and only 1 income at the time.  We saved so much money and ate so well.
 
When I was in graduate school, I was in Buffalo with one daughter and my husband was in Rochester with our other daughter - we were all in college, so I would cook in one location for the next week, split the food and either my husband would take his share back to Rochester, or I'd bring mine to Buffalo-
 
Now I do it out of habit and it has served me well in managing my diabetes, it still saves me a ton of $$$, and I'm still doing my part to support the local economy.
 
sandy
 
 
 
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett

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