Bad habits

By Starry20 Latest Reply 2011-06-10 09:35:40 -0500
Started 2011-06-06 17:15:44 -0500

Since getting diabetes ive had to kick some bad habits like just eating what ever I want but now it's all counting and measuring.. So I was wondering what bad habits did you have to give up?? Just mentioning a VERY good thing, Harlen is quitting smoking, and I hope him luck, but what have YOU had to give up??

25 replies

Hinboyz3 2011-06-10 09:35:40 -0500 Report

Hi everyone I had to give up all my bad habits of eating just what I wanted to eat and whenever I wanted to eat it. Now I eat a whole lot differently and more nutritiously and I think before I consume it…

PetiePal 2011-06-09 09:21:41 -0500 Report

I gave up Diet Soda for Lent this year. I'm still having a few once in awhile but nowhere near what I was drinking before.

I don't eat that many carb-laden things anymore, I drink a lot more water etc. I'm planning on really upping my cardio when I get a new free gym in my new office building

vanrainey 2011-06-09 08:02:49 -0500 Report

I was surprised by how much my head was wrapped around ordering the right wine with dinner when dining out especially with friends. The ritual of discussing the richnest of entree options and which wine would provide the best complement was a contest of egos to see who had the most sophisticated palate. Now that I am out of the game, I am more relaxed with friends and more engaged instead of posturing.

RAYT721 2011-06-07 20:29:22 -0500 Report

I didn't have to give up anything but I did have to give in a little. I don't go crazy eating what I want and when I want and use a little self-control and portion control to have dropped 30 pounds, eat healthier, exercise a little more, and I make sure to eat breakfasts (never used to) and consume more water and less of the "other stuff." It's working! I have a decent a1c and a decent attitude. The only thing I really gave up is giving up. I'm in it to win it!

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2011-06-07 17:36:37 -0500 Report

I gave up smoking, soda, chocolate, and coffee. Back on the coffee and sometimes have chocolate. But still off the smoking and soda!!!-

Starry20 2011-06-07 23:01:55 -0500 Report

I drink diet coke and diet dr. Pepper, try to have it sweetened with splinda and try to stay away from the ones like diet my. Dew and others like it

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2011-06-08 15:45:20 -0500 Report

I refuse to drink the stuff that is in diet sodas. I'll stick with water, at least I know that won't cause other problems for me. I have always drank my coffee black. So that isn't a problem

ravenmoon33 2011-06-07 10:10:46 -0500 Report

I've given up fast food and buffets. I also no longer drink my sugary coffee drinks or soda. I gave up procrastinating on the exercise or skipping water aerobics class.

jeffrey9127 2011-06-07 09:50:21 -0500 Report

French fries, rice,regular pasta. I have also cut out or reduced the amount of starchy vegetables that I eat.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-06-07 15:18:58 -0500 Report

Hey Jeffrey!

Great to run into you. How are you doing?

Sounds like you took some important steps toward a healthier diet. These are big non-no's for me as well.


jeffrey9127 2011-06-07 15:37:25 -0500 Report

Hello Gary, I am not doing too bad. I have to start chemo next month, but I guess you do what you have to do.

I try to watch what I eat, but it is easier said then done. But I keep trying to eliminate those foods that raise the BS.

Take care.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-06-07 16:06:52 -0500 Report

Hey Jeffrey,

Thanks so much for the update. I had a feeling you were probably about to start treatment if not already involved. I have been thinking about you and hoping that you are doing okay during this difficult time.

Yes, I know how hard it is to say no to the food that we enjoy the most.

Please keep in touch, and I will do the same. I want to help you in any way that I can as you go through this.

You take care, too,


dmax32 2011-06-07 09:18:44 -0500 Report

sushi is one of my big things! But, there is so much more Italian food, Mexican food, pizza, fried foods…

Sweet Potatoe
Sweet Potatoe 2011-06-07 08:44:47 -0500 Report

French fries…my favorite. My mom's pound cake with her homemade icing & her homemade cornbread. OMG…this is so hard, but every now & then I cheat!!! Not good…

Harlen 2011-06-07 07:14:56 -0500 Report

So much to give up so little time lol lol lol lol
Thank you

Starry20 2011-06-07 10:46:19 -0500 Report

I have given up lots, but DEFINITLY not pizza, I can't not have pizza, one of the reasons is my school has alot of pizza parties