By sue5050 Latest Reply 2011-06-11 00:21:15 -0500
Started 2011-05-22 21:24:55 -0500

Please someone tell me what to do when your mind says no,no,no and your body does it anyway. I just ate two cinnamon rolls. My hubby loves pasterys and has them around. Now I have a stomic ache and am worried about my sugar levels what should I do?

35 replies

WendyFR 2011-06-11 00:12:53 -0500 Report

LOL…I ate a three musketeer yesterday, but my bs was still normal. I will work my cravings into my meal plan and exercise as well. Every month I crave for chocolate or some kind of bad carb (comfort food). I make sure I count the carbs to adjust my insulin, but I also exercise 4 to 5 times a week. My nutritionist says just as long as I don't over do it and keep it in moderation, I will be fine.

PetiePal 2011-05-25 08:14:51 -0500 Report

I had one of those moments yesterday lol. So a coworker offered me a brownie. I'd been really good, and my A1C had come back again as 6.2 (same as it was in December, which is good I'm holding steady) and two were stuck together so she made me take both lol.

I had them around 4pm knowing I was going to have dinner around 6. Immediately felt regret. I should have had the smaller of the two and tossed the other one, esp since they had chocolate chips baked in. By the end of the second one I was like ughhh why did I eat this, the sweet buds were overloaded and it just wasn't good at that point. (I've noticed I can't stand sweets as MUCH as I once did)

Then I played some Tennis after dinner over my friends last night and low and behold my sugar was greatly impacted. It was a nice low number. So if you DO break down do something to counteract it, or just learn from the mistake and do better next time.

jayabee52 2011-05-25 04:45:44 -0500 Report

Be gentle with yourself, sue! We're all human and every now and again we slip.

I slipped on Good Friday eve, when a bag of Jelly Belly Jelly beans called my name and before I was done, ate about half the 2 lb bag. BG# of 220 from that little mishap.

Usually I control my BG#s with my meal plan, and my numbers are usually in the 80 to 130 range.

Now I'm back in the saddle again, none the worse for the wear. And the interesting thing was, I didn't finish the bag because those jellybeans didn't taste like I remembered them tasting. They weren't as good.

Be gentle with yourself sue! Tomorrow is another day.


edvel54 2011-05-25 00:16:58 -0500 Report

drink water, take a walk, but don't exercise. Exercising will rise your BS even more

WendyFR 2011-06-11 00:17:34 -0500 Report

not all the time, everyone is different. exercise actually drops my BSL. There is a sliding scale. It is okay to workout if your BSL is at 200, but not okay if it's around 300, then it starts to rise. I have to get my BSL to at least 200, because my BS drops while I exercise.

Ralph 2011-05-24 20:44:37 -0500 Report

Sweets use to be one of my best food groups. I took a course on diabetics at the hospital and found out what could happen if you do not keep your BS in line. Boy was I supprised! I called that class the doom and gloom class. It tells you what can happen and why it is so important to keep BS in check. I am not perfect and still messup sometimes but I always go back to the gloom and doom class and say, boy I don's want any of those bad things happening to me. It is hard somedays but I know what can happen so I fight hard to keep things inline. Good luck.

Somoca 2011-05-24 15:16:31 -0500 Report

We are all imperfect, therefore we all slip, so get up, brush the dust off and keep moving forward. You'll be okay.

cheetah1976 2011-05-24 13:34:15 -0500 Report

My husband loves sweets too. I have learned to keep sugar free snacks and cakes. My husband actually likes the sugar free cake. He just doen't know it's sugar free. I learned if you crave what you eat. If you eat healthy then you crave healthy.

WendyFR 2011-06-11 00:21:15 -0500 Report

Still have watch out for the carb content on those sugarfree stuff. They still raise my BSL, especially the cakes and cookies. LOL…that doesn't work for me. I eat healthy, but still crave the bad foods…

knit57 2011-05-24 11:27:43 -0500 Report

Like everyone says, first stop beating yourself up. You can't change what you already ate. Just remember how you feel now the next time you are tempted. Try to have some treats you can eat around, so when you husband has pastery you can have something else, and not feel like you are deprived. You can plan for pretty much any food. You are allowed so many carbs per day, it is not a good idea to use them all for breakfast, but if you do, deal with it, and go forward.

frustated 2011-05-24 09:49:33 -0500 Report

nabisco has these 100 calorie snacks now and they are very good start having those around your house that way when he has his snack so can you and not have to worry so much and yet you kill that sweettoothe you have at the same time. My sister is the one that introduced them to me and she has been a diabetic since i was a little girl.

majikinfl 2011-05-24 09:20:43 -0500 Report

1st don't beat yourself up over a mistake.Anxiety will make your sugar spikeas will the pastry…start now to decrease your carbs especially for any more sugar. Try to explain to your husband how harmful these high sugar items are. IF you must eat these try to teach yourself to have only 1/2. drink a big glass of water. It will allow you a treat and not totally kill your sugar high. Eventually you will be able to think NO and also not eat them. I wish you well…I have the same issue only with chocolate…if it is around I will eat it. Ask your husband to help you stay on your food plan, tell him just what harm high blood sugar can do to you if you keep doing this.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2011-05-24 08:20:00 -0500 Report

OK, you made a mistake that so many of us have. Drink alot of water and exercise. I know I feel your pain. If you are fond of cinnamon you can sprinle it on anything and that maybe enough to curb your desire to load up on bad carbs. We all have those why did I do that moments so it is over and done with and you know how bad you feel about it so just do better next time. Next time before you grab that pastry start posting here and we can help you through it. Good Luck

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-23 15:04:24 -0500 Report

When hubby has the stuff I shouldn't but can't resist I've learned to tell myself "I can have 1 or 2 bites". IIf I try to just say No, they craving just grows. As time has passed I am taking fewer and fewer bites. For the times I mess up I figure there is always tomorrow. Like others have said the damage is from constant or frequent highs, not the every so often ones.

crosslady2010 2011-05-23 13:29:10 -0500 Report

Sue, Bless your heart… I think we all have done what you just did. I eat yogurt at night if i get that," I have to have something sweet feeling!" I love donuts but you could not pay me to eat a donut! Just take a deep breath and say, "No!" next time. Do not worry and worry because I think stress is worse than that cinnamon roll. Take Care!

Hopieland 2011-05-24 01:52:59 -0500 Report

I think stress causes a LOTTA more problems than the cinnamon rolls we've eaten. I just had half a one yesterday and the guilt…! Oh, how I shamed me for it, but I enjoyed every bite. I took a little extra Metformin and ate more protein than usual for dinner. AM #'s were good… so me thinks the key is balance. Guilt, fear all those nasty threats we give ourselves over our "sin" are worse than the goodie, dont'cha think?

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-23 13:20:02 -0500 Report

Remember, even if hubby does love the pastries, they are probably not doing him any good. As for you, next time limit yourself to 1 sin at a time. Better yet, cut it in half and eat 1/2 about 4 hours apart. The hardest part i found was divorcing myself from the sugar cravings. Do I still give in? Yep! But I do not consume as much or as often. I find it easiest to keep the stuff out of the house. If I really need it, I have to go and get it. The closest store is 30 minutes away and it gives me times to reconsider. When I leave this world, I want to go with my legs, feet and toes, intact and I want to be able to dance with my 4 year old grand-daughter at her wedding.

realsis77 2011-05-23 11:28:07 -0500 Report

Hi. When you fall, you just pick yourself up and start over! I've found that when I fall I actually feel badly physically and that helps remind me that I shouldn't be doing that! A couple days ago I ate some lemon cookies and I felt like total crap physically and that helps remind me NOT to eat them again! For me I get real sluggish and sleepy and feel bad all the way around! So I try to remind myself of that! Don't worry just pick back up and eat right! You will feel better for it also! God bless!

RAYT721 2011-05-23 09:55:40 -0500 Report

I have been known to have those "out of body" experiences as well and ironically one of my first was with an insane craving for a Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll. I went to the website for the nutritional (or lack of) information and almost fell out of my chair. I found two simple swaps that helped me avoid the Cinnabon crash which was finding a sugar free Jello Cinnamon Roll pudding and a Cinnamon Roll Atkins bar. Try them for your next "what was I thinking?" afterthought of battling with your evil twin.

What to do now? You can't go back and uneat but you may want to try drinking a lot of water and/or going for a nice long walk. Every body and everybody is different in what works (or doesn't) but at least both options will help with adding more calories and with burning some.

One of the best ways to avoid binging and battling with your conscience is by planning meals and snacks ahead of time. Willpower works great for other people but not always with ourselves. It's okay to treat yourself now and then so a half of a cinnamon roll sure beats the guilt of having two. Try finding favorite splurges and look for healthier alternatives or substitutes.

When you have a taste for french fries, try baked fries. When you crave ice cream, consider sugar free or low fat yogurt. When you really want a Mounds bar try an Atkins coconut bar because some times you feel like a nut, other times you prove that you are. :)

I've adjusted my snacking plan to keep things in the house that I like but in moderation. Instead of a peanut butter sandwich, I am better off with peanut butter filled celery. Instead of fried chicken wings, I opt for baked. Swap!!!

The worst thing to do now is feel guilt. That often brings on the "all is lost" attitude that encourages even more bad behaviors.

Hopieland 2011-05-24 01:56:41 -0500 Report

Ray, you are always so helpful! Thanks for the good tips. You speak of Willpower… I have a plaque in the shape of a nice, plump, pink pink. On it are the words…"HELP, LORD! I JUST ARE MY WILLPOWER! What do ya do then???

Harlen 2011-05-23 07:29:03 -0500 Report

Sue you just made me smile lol lol lol
Your ok ,you didnt kill anything lol
If you had I would be dead by now three or fuor times lol
It is hard not to have things we know are bad for us but we do it to the best we can .
Best wishes

shorty31 2011-05-23 08:05:05 -0500 Report

you are allways so funny, i know hoe she fell i did the same thing once and i was told i would get sick sure enogh i listen to them and i did. my doc. told me i caneat one evey now and then but to watch it. i love you. my big brother

sue5050 2011-05-23 00:04:53 -0500 Report

my sugars went up to 150 is that bad its suposed to be no higher then 130 so did I kill organs or anything.

shorty31 2011-05-23 08:08:21 -0500 Report

listern to harlen he will never stear you wrong i have done the same thing you did my sweet weakness is sugar doddles cookies i can't eat them but the bucket full, and pepsi i can drink three or four of them but now i can truly say i have cut back i drink more water now then back then so you see we can have a treat just don't go over board. good luck.

jayabee52 2011-05-23 05:51:35 -0500 Report

Howdy Sue

When I read of ppl's Blood glucose numbers ("BG#s") going up above 200 and staying there, then I worry more abot diabetic complications. A spike to 150 is not wonderful but is not too terrible either. What damages our organs is continuous high readings, OR a constant roller-coaster of high and low readings. So it would be better if you can maintain a normal BG level as much as possible.

Prayers that you can control your eating and your BG#s ascending!


sNerTs1 2011-05-22 22:09:50 -0500 Report

drink water, exercise and check your sugars more often, like every 15-30 mins, drink more water and/or exercise until your bs level normalizes. If it is terribly high, and/or doesn't come down, check with your doctor and seek medical attention. Also note that stress also raises your bs levels.

Good luck. You are in my prayers! Cheryl

JustNan 2011-05-22 21:33:45 -0500 Report

I would drink some water and take a walk or some kind of exercise. Do you take insulin? I have the same mind/body thing going on. I'm always telling myself, I am not going to eat that, then it seems like my hands and mouth have a mind of their own…

sue5050 2011-05-22 21:36:37 -0500 Report

It really sucks dont it! I have type two and am on metforin (spelling?) I have had this only about three months and am trying so hard. What will this do to me? I am a little nervios its my first mess up.

realsis77 2011-05-23 11:35:19 -0500 Report

You should be fine. Don't worry. For me I actually get sick when I mess up and eat wrong. I'm on two different insulins and januvia. So when I slip I usually have to take extra insuliin, if I don't I get sick. I get really sleepy and sluggish. So that reminds me to try and stay on track, so I don't have to take an extra shot! Are you feeling physically sick from it? Usually if I slip I just start over and try and eat right. How is mediform working for you? Hopefully good. For me, pills didn't work and I needed to go to insulin. But insulin is keeping my numbers under control now! Best wishes

2011donnaann 2011-05-23 12:05:10 -0500 Report

hey realsis, my bg numbers have spiked to 154 and I too get very sleepy and sluggish… my doctor hasn 't put me on any meds yet.. i wonder why?

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