Eating binge today

By MEGriff1950 Latest Reply 2011-09-17 22:27:47 -0500
Started 2011-09-16 21:36:51 -0500

Today was very unusual for me. I was very hungry all day long. I ate a good breakfast, grabbed at food all day ate a huge lunch and nibbled afterward. I am only used to feeling hunger whenl my sugars get around 100 but today they did not get that low after breakfast. I have nerve damage in my back that affects my ability to feel normal hunger pains or when I am full. I am many years past PMS so that was not it. I would have killed for chocolate. Most days I eat a healthy breakfast, drink a glycerna shake for lunch, light snack late afternoon and a sensible dinner. I often have a hard time forcing myself to eat because of not feeling hungry. I am very overweight and to many that will not make sense at all. I know that tomorrow I will be back on track but tonight I am feeling guilty and like I have let myself down.
Thank you for listening,

10 replies

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-09-17 22:27:47 -0500 Report

We all have our good and bad days. Give your self a break, you are usually on track, and deserve credit for all the time that you are on the ball and doing everything the right way. i say get back on track tomorrow and give yourself a break about today. Lots of hugs.

Harlen 2011-09-17 19:08:37 -0500 Report

Mary it is ok, I think we all have that fealing from time to time I know I have and yes I have given in to it too .
Just get back pn track tpmarow
Best wishes

grandmaducky 2011-09-17 16:36:00 -0500 Report

tomorrow is a new day. we all have been through day that we eat more and still don't feel full . good luck tomorrow tomorrow the sun will come out tomorrow it just aday away

MEGriff1950 2011-09-17 17:09:56 -0500 Report

Thank you very much but today is tomorrow and I am doing much better. I had my glucerna lunch already with a slice of turkey. I won't kill for chocolate today maybe beg. My eating plan has been so good that this is the first I have felt this way since starting it on July 7th.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-17 12:00:10 -0500 Report

Thank you all for your support and confirmation that I am all too human. I just tested and my meter said ok you ate more then supposed but 103 is not bad. My normal morning readings are usually between 80 and 90. I am back on track today.

tabby9146 2011-09-17 09:19:35 -0500 Report

I have days like that sometimes. I love those Glucerna shakes!
I had them more after diagnosis, now it's been nearly 3 years, (3 yrs in Nov diagnosis) and it hardly ever happens now

Abby888 2011-09-17 06:09:38 -0500 Report

I think we all have days like that. Don't beat yourself up. Tomorrow will be better and you will get back on track. I have a problem with eating a lot of snacks at night which throws my fasting blood sugar into a tailspin. But I wake up at night and am so darn hungry. I had chicken vegetable soup last night for a snack. My fasting was 167 (not too bad). At least you were able to recognize that you had some "extra" food. Have a great weekend :)

Doryian 2011-09-17 05:55:31 -0500 Report

I have had days like this — especially in the beginning just after the diagnosis. I try to "arm" myself to battle these days. I have found some low carb foods that I can eat and eat and eat and it won't raise the blood sugar as much… Although they are high in calories and fat - sometimes you just gotta' pick your battles. I keep them all over the house and at work so I have them handy in case my belly goes crazy. Don't forget to allow yourself to be human. We are not robots and cannot be perfect. We will have bad days - our power comes from forgiving ourselves so we can face tomorrow strong and guilt free. The guilt weighs us down - and actually sets us up to fail again. Hugs to you Mary - I know you will have an excellent day today! <3

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