By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-08-20 04:40:41 -0500
Started 2012-03-06 07:38:51 -0600

I find it funny everyone on this site is sooooo perfect . They know exactly what to eat and NEVER mess up and have that piece of cake or plate of pasta . Come on people we are all human we all mess up every now and then ! I'm outta here . See ya

120 replies

Jccandals 2012-08-19 03:13:59 -0500 Report

perfect yah I wish… course this post was made prior to my coming on here I think.. but will say.. I think ppl are all on this site to get support and encouragement from one another, and "helping" someone make good choices or encouraging the right attitude is just another perk, I am sorry you feel that way, wish you couldve stayed to really give it chance, the ppl seem so helpful

mystikfairy61 2012-08-19 01:44:12 -0500 Report

I am newly diagnosed and in no way perfect when it comes to my diabetes. I am making changes in how I eat and exercise but I still eat things I probably shouldn't. See my sweet tooth post. But I know each day is a new day and I try to do better than I did the day before. HUGS

nanaellen 2012-03-12 21:22:20 -0500 Report


Lakeland 2012-03-12 17:01:30 -0500 Report

I don't like to say it, but I cheat all the time, I just take a walk so my numbers come down. that's why testing is so important

pop2 2012-03-20 17:27:04 -0500 Report

And I am on a sliding scale of insulin take 10to15 units of regular if I test and it 180 -200

J Kate
J Kate 2012-03-12 15:06:26 -0500 Report

In the spirit of "playing nice in the sandbox", I think we should give the author of "Funny" a break. We can also recognize that sometimes we say things about others when we are the one struggling with that particular issue. With that in mind I feel nothing but compassion for this member of our community. I hope the author of "Funny" also knows that diabetes is a constant challenge for all. There is noone that is perfect all the time. There are no easy, free rides when it comes to this disease. Some of us feel guilty, others just know it's not really possible to be perfect all the time, and start again the next day. That's what really counts- not giving up. I hope you stay here, and get the support and encouragement to keep trying. You can do this, just keep going.

jigsaw 2012-03-12 18:26:39 -0500 Report

That's very nicely put Kate! I agree completely, and I think we all need to remind ourselves of what you are saying, every now and then.

watson4042 2012-03-12 14:37:17 -0500 Report

nobody is perfect, we are all flawed in some way. personally i think you're chicken **** to put this type of post on the boards for all to see and not put your name to it! and if you really do leave the dc site i won't miss you at all.

jayabee52 2012-03-12 15:20:52 -0500 Report

I respectfully disagree watson.

I had posted as annonymous when first on the site some 3 + yrs ago, cause I didn't want certain things known about me at that time. I'm way past over that now. Perhaps this annon. is expressing how he/she feels, but thinks it'd not be received well. Sometimes we need a "gadfly" to keep us from getting complacent.

When I do object to someone hiding behind Annon. is when someone hides behind it and makes nasty or hurtful remarks. I feel those who use it that way are abusing it.

watson4042 2012-03-14 15:05:41 -0500 Report

you're right jayabee52 and it was a harsh comment on my part. and in retrospect i'm sorry i posted it because it now sounds like that annon post! my bad for sure but at least i'm up front enough to admit it wiht my name attached it.

pixsidust 2012-03-12 10:54:07 -0500 Report

OK People…I am wondering if this is One of those people
who like to say something to yank our chain
and watch us… GO…Flip our Tops!!!!

Who liked this conversation?????

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-13 19:32:56 -0500 Report

Maybe someone kicked off site and making a comeback? Why else would you post Annon. You don't have to even post your real name in the about me section, so making up a site name and letting us know what type diabetes they have wouldn't be giving anything away. But at least I would feel like this is a real person and would take them seriously.

Caroltoo 2012-03-12 12:21:07 -0500 Report

Felt like baiting to me, so I chose not to respond to it, though I have added comments to some who did respond to the original question.

jigsaw 2012-03-12 13:05:20 -0500 Report

Even if it is, it's keeping members stimulated and as you pointed out, some good always comes from the good members!

J Kate
J Kate 2012-03-12 13:33:49 -0500 Report

So true jigsaw. After all that's the whole point of our community- find the good, look for the positive. If we look for the negative it's no fun at all. Also depressing. ;)

jigsaw 2012-03-12 18:47:43 -0500 Report

Definitely enough good here to go around for all of us. When negatives do show up or even pop up, I believe many of us have the ability to see passed the surface, and turn the circumstances into a positive state. At the very least, some will come away that much better for it.

Somoca 2012-03-11 06:12:33 -0500 Report

I just LOVE it when people become the "Jimmy Cricket" conscience of the board, standing proudly on their soapbox to chastise us…and slap PRIVATE on their profile pic… child please.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-09 15:34:16 -0600 Report

Could you please tell us who the perfect person's on this site are? I would absolutely like to see how they have done it so I can become one, Please. No, actually I don't wish to be perfect as that would be too boring, but would like to know what you are talking about.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-03-09 15:29:56 -0600 Report

I haven't been here that long, in fact only 6 months. I was diagnosed with Type I in August, and I am far from perfect!!!!!!! Initially diagnosed I cried and wondered why me, now I've taken a lot of what I have learned here and made it part of my life as I continue to learn to live with this. Perfect I DON'T THINK SO, my insulin dosage continues to change as I continue to experience lows. I wake up sweating and shaking in the middle of the night, with BG going down as low as 35, scared me and sent me to tears. Yesterday I experienced a low BG at a client's home, shaking and eating glucose as I got ready for my snack, trying to finish my last 1/2 hour without losing it. Walked out of there, parked far from the home and just sat there trying to find myself again, telling myself that "this will not conquer me." Yes we're all human, the question is should we over indulge in foods that will make us sick, raise our BGs, increase our need for insulin, risk long term complications!!!! NOT ME! So I fight like everone here for the life I am entitled to - FAR FROM PERFECT, but MY LIFE ANYWAY!!!!! SO LONG!!!!

SCLWKR 2012-03-09 13:07:35 -0600 Report

Dear Anonymous: Glad to hear you are moving on. Clearly you are not really absorbing the content of this site. We are all perfect and we are all struggling. This site is not a good fit for you. Try and find Cynics Connect. I think there is a spot for you there. Buh Bye!! Sherrie (I am proud to use my real name when expressing myself)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-03-09 11:11:58 -0600 Report

Good. Glad you have left. Now if only all the other imperfect people would just leave this site, alliance would need to bother staffing it.

dietcherry 2012-03-09 09:28:06 -0600 Report

Ive followed this thread for awhile and now want to say something. No one needs to apologize to you for your misunderstanding of what we do here. We all are striving for better health and to live as long and productive a life as possible.

I dont live to eat; I dont live for food. I was diagnosed at 13 and was hospitalized at 17 with DKA. I promised myself then that D would never put me in the hospital again. And you know what? It hasnt! This is not to say it wont happen someday; but Im doing everything within my ability to prevent that!

I DO eat healthy; my problem is occasionally eating too much. Im human and I want to indulge myself. But the good choices we make today will result in better health tomorrow—and a little effort goes a looooong way with this disease.

I make good food choices because the odds are stacked against me. I dont care about perfection; I care about ME!!!!!

JSJB 2012-03-09 03:54:48 -0600 Report

You are not writing about me. I am still enjoying myself with food until I find out what my meals should be. Like yesterday I ate 3 pcs of cherry pie, 1 roll, salad with dressing, pb filled pretzel nubs, slice of cake, pudding and 2 pcs of dark chocolate. I am not perfect but I am trying to be so until that times comes i will mess up. Sooo seeee yaaaa

Denisency213 2012-03-08 20:02:25 -0600 Report

I like many struggle with being " perfect" actually I mess up a lot . What I can say is when I'm on this site I feel accountable to myself.

Mizzgreenjeanz 2012-03-08 19:35:29 -0600 Report

I've been off here for awhile but I can honestly say…I am rarely ever right. LOL I eat the wrong stuff ALOT. I am constantly learning. I listen to advice but it sometimes doesn't work for me. I can eat some things other people can't…and vice versa. I'm so human that sometimes I feel like I have to just take a day and pretend I am not diabetic. Even though I know it hurts my health. I just want to feeeeel normal. I mess up a lot more than I'd like to admit. I take my meds daily. I do exercise but not as much as I'd like. I eat more than I should somedays and less than I should on others. In the end…I'm responsible for facing my A1C numbers. Blah. Life happens.

Anonymous 2012-03-08 15:23:25 -0600 Report

i have my diabetes under control not all of us screw up. if we know whats good for us we won't

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-08 12:51:43 -0600 Report

If it was soooooo Easy and we are all perfect then answer this? Why come here? I know I am not Perfect. Nor is doing anything Easy. Look over some of my posts. That alone will tell you the true story. I believe we all come here for our health, to improve, learn and keep on learning. Plus help others along the way. So I hope you will come back and not post anonymously. This way we could all help each other. Have a great day!:)

jigsaw 2012-03-08 13:08:57 -0600 Report

You may not be perfect, but your disposition is very sweet! I like that…!

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-09 05:38:03 -0600 Report

Thank you LOL I can be sweet but this is not what we are. Honestly! We have many facets to ourselves. If we were perfect there would be nothing to fix or let go. Hugs

jigsaw 2012-03-08 10:19:48 -0600 Report

I looked around
Looked up and down
All over DC town
And now I'll tell you what I found
With my magnifier
I read some posts
They were imperfect
As were most
Many thousands have been a host
And clearly written
an imperfect post
We were all accused
of perfection he mused
and he is the one
that appears perfecly done
but if he is lucky
and comes a new day
He will join DC
In an intelligent way

*Inspired by the poetic talent and writings of pixidust!

pixsidust 2012-03-08 17:54:06 -0600 Report

You are better than I
I can never rhyme!

jigsaw 2012-03-08 19:59:09 -0600 Report


Your words are deep
And quite profound
You are a joy
To have around
There is much beauty
In what you say
I know your influence
Will cause many to stay
I dedicate this poem to you
Because your magic
Does shine through
So cast your spell
To those that tell
So we can join
And all stay well

jigsaw 2012-03-12 11:15:03 -0500 Report

Sure I read some of your older posts. They really did inspire me, I was serious when I made that comment, and the poem simply flowed in a natural way, because the words are true.

GabbyPA 2012-03-07 19:23:00 -0600 Report

Hmmm, well I would say you have not read too many posts yet. There are a lot of us who share those down falls, cries for help and other falling off the wagon events. I know I sure have.

pixsidust 2012-03-07 13:54:45 -0600 Report

I stand accused
I raise my hand
I am guilty as charged
I will never give another bad advise though even if I have cheated
I want the best for anyone in my Diabetic shoes
I got no help from the doctor with my diagnoses but I did get it here.
I am glad I got good help because I am only one year into this.
I am still learning and struggling!

Right now I am having a really hard time getting my numbers right
I was on prednisone for my breathing
It spiked numbers like 410. I am off it now
but have fasting numbers like 149.
Eat eggs and a glass of milk still staying in that range
I have fresh cauliflower with home made cheese sauce…(my new pasta)
and my numbers spike to 167.
My only Carb besides milk.
Before being sick I stayed between 60-110
Its when I went really low that I ate more Carbs
Having my problems right now scares me!
And I am trying my best
to eliminate what I know is hurting my body

No need to feel sarcastic or bitter
No one feels better than another here
There is no arrogance…
We want to pass on our best…so we all can Live!
I will take all the help I can get…won't you?

jlively1 2012-03-07 13:47:12 -0600 Report

You must not have read a lot of what people have been saying. I haven't seen anyone on this site acting like they are perfect. We know what we are supposed to do and some of us are confident in that knowledge. There is nothing wrong with confidence. Sorry you don't understand. Too bad…it's your loss.

Misspearl01 2012-03-07 08:47:46 -0600 Report

Ok I will admit I am by far not perfect. Still learning. I don't eat everything I want anymore. But there are times I do make not so good choices. It's hard. To watch others enjoy there food I miss alot yeah it may sound like I am crying and to a point I am. But I am doing my best there are times I wish I was perfect at choosing what to eat when to eat. How to prepare. And just get back to enjoying what I eat at thus point. I am sad but what I read here sometimes about people leaving this site. To me it his so helpful fir us that are still walking around with are heads in the clouds or kicking ourselves for eating that or this when bg's go
Sometimes I wish I could see all you people. To have a discussion in person. To know that I am not the only one with doughts fears anger frustration and day to day highs and lows. This community means alot. It's like My guidance counselor

byrun 2012-03-07 09:18:43 -0600 Report

Welcome to the "not perfect" party!!!! We all have our moments and fall off the "D" wagon. Heck, sometimes I jump off and then we climb back on and get back to our "new exciting" lifestyle. Perfection is an aspiration for us mere humans. All of us stumble on that road and will continue to do so.

Jeanae 2012-03-06 21:15:38 -0600 Report

wow. I guess we don't read the same posts. I have found people on this site to be very helpful and supportive of each other. Some have answers to questions that others have and in turn someone else may have conquered their struggles. the ones that don't "eat a plate of pasta" or avoid "that piece ofcake" may have learned the hard way that when they did cheat their b.s. skyrocketed or caused problems. I can't eat a plate of pasta, although I would LOVE to, especially spaghetti carbonara but I know from experience that I can not. I will get very sick. I am not tempted by cakes or cookies but I do miss french fries. If I try and stay rigid on my healthy eating it is because I was terrified/horrified when I found out what my original numbers were as far as blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. I guess you can say I was scared straight. I hope you don't leave. I think you will greatly benefit from some of the wonderful sage advice some of the people on this site can give you. They have helped me far beyond measure.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-06 19:10:37 -0600 Report

Perfect, no. Experienced, yes. Once you have been type 1 since a kid and are way beyond that, you tend to learn things along the way. It doesn't mean we don't deal with other health conditions brought on by diabetes, but we learn. But to know you need to adjust your what, why, when and how much food intake and that exercise is also important as well as taking meds properly, then passing it on to other's needing help is just caring and hoping to show that it can be done. It is about making choices and yes, we all splurge in some way.

Nick1962 2012-03-06 16:54:04 -0600 Report

Perfect, no. Better educated than the average guy on food and diets? Heck yes!
Do we cheat? No doubt. But then again, I doubt any of us are eating fast food 5 days a week either like a good portion of the general public. Difference is that we know when we cheat and adjust accordingly, and our cheat is maybe 3 cookies, not a whole sleeve of thin mints in one sitting.
Today, I ate a sandwich, and a fairly large one at that – probably two servings. I only allow 2 servings of bread per week on my diet, so I’m pretty much screwed for the rest of the week if I want to maintain my 4.9 A1c. However it was a good sandwich. No, scratch that, it was a VERY good sandwich. I don’t waste my spikes on junk, and I know that two hours later I have to eat half an apple to keep my BG recovery from bottoming out. It’ll also be a long while until I do it again.

jigsaw 2012-03-08 10:36:03 -0600 Report

Ohhhh Nick my friend, you have let me down! I thought you were perfect like me! Now I'm depressed, I know, I think I'll go have a hot fudge sunday to cheer me up for a SHORT while. (-; Actually, I suspect that we are all talking to ourselves, and not the anonymous one…He has apparently moved on into the abyss!!!

Nick1962 2012-03-08 12:24:04 -0600 Report

Al buddy, I only dream to achieve your level of perfection. Yes this has caused me some flashbacks to my younger days. Forgive me DC for I have sinned against my diet. I have consumed a two-serving sierra turkey on white parmesan pancetta with a honey mustard aioli and baked potato chips. I also had impure thoughts of consuming the chocolate chip cookie that came with the meal, while coveting my neighbor’s brownie. Alas I have also imbibed in more dark French roast coffee than is allowed and eschewed exercise for a day.

jigsaw 2012-03-08 13:15:28 -0600 Report

Now, I'm starting to salivate. I think I'll have another sunday. Nuts on top, whipcream and hot fudge!!! Ya know Nick, if anonymous is watching, he just might feel at home now and join us??? What do you think???

Nick1962 2012-03-08 13:53:21 -0600 Report

Sure, grab a beer and a seat! I'll tell the tale of the time I once ate macaroni and cheese AND beer battered catfish in the same meal. But alas that was long, long ago.

jigsaw 2012-03-08 15:08:51 -0600 Report

C'mon, you can't be that old. You make it sound as if your from the time epoch Recent Pleistocene. Heck, you don't even go back to the dark ages, luckily for you. The horse and buggy? Nah I doubt that too. Not unless your a centurion +. If 1962 is your birth year, your a lucky man, and still fairly young!!!
Your buddy, the dinosaur…

jayabee52 2012-03-08 15:34:12 -0600 Report

i was referring to his hot fudge sundae comment a few postings up!

After a night of drinking beer with my cousin at Ohio State Univ. I drank a pint of milk. NOT a good choice of "chasers" LoL! Didn't lose my cookies but it felt like I could have / should have. I don't think a pairing of beer and ice cream would be much better!

byrun 2012-03-06 17:01:29 -0600 Report

Dang!!! I miss that!! Not being able to eat the whole sleeve of GS cookies. Especially the coconut-caramel ones.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-08 01:16:15 -0600 Report

That's ok, they have changed the cookies and what is offered now. I think just donating money and not taking the cookies it better anyway:)

Gambling 2012-03-06 18:04:11 -0600 Report

and sunday the GS were selling them outside the supermarket also ..What will power not to buy a few packs

granniesophie 2012-03-06 20:39:46 -0600 Report

I did buy some, and turned right around and donated them to the troops in Afghanistan. This GS troop was collecting boxes to send overseas. Some of them do, some don't. So I had the pleaseure of buying Thin Mints, hrelping the GS, and giving to the troops. I love Thin Mints, but I didn't have to have the temptation!

knutsoc 2012-03-06 22:44:32 -0600 Report

Bought 4 boxes myself, and came right home and packed them in a box headed to Afganistan to our boy. Really had to remind myself that they ALL needed to go. LOL :0

Nick1962 2012-03-06 17:51:09 -0600 Report

Oooooh yes! Samoas are my favorite! I actually liked them frozen.
It's really nasty getting old and having D. Who'd of thought we'd sit around fantasizing about cookies!