Halloween - I survived!

By SandySilvers Latest Reply 2012-11-03 22:38:51 -0500
Started 2012-11-03 06:50:15 -0500

How did everyone do with Halloween and their diet? I was a little worried as this is my first holiday since being diagnosed. But I did really well. No candy (not even candy corn- my fave). We had a party at work, but I only had a few smaller things. And brought less for lunch to make up for it. And my numbers weren't crazy. Does anyone have any advice/tips for Thanksgiving and Christmas?

5 replies

mommyr3m2 2012-11-03 22:38:51 -0500 Report

This was our first holiday as well amd with Ryan only being 5 I really stressed, but he did so well. He actually told one person that he wasnt allowed to have candy. We still went trick-or-treating but we donated the candy and they got a toy instead.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-11-03 18:18:39 -0500 Report

I won 5 bite size candies at the staff meeting/halloween party. Enjoyed them over the next 24 hours and did not share any with hubby.

tabby9146 2012-11-03 17:30:27 -0500 Report

I did okay this year, but not last year, I went overboard a little. It will be 4 yrs for me since diagnosis, in just a few days from now. glad you did well.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-03 17:18:12 -0500 Report

I find that common diabetic sense works for me every day instead of just holidays. If you don't eat candy, cakes and cookies on a regular basis, why do it because it is the holiday. Depending on your numbers, where is it written that you can't have a cookie every now and then or a small slice of cake or pie?

Someone gave me a hunk of cake, took me a week to eat it. I had an inch here and there. By no means did I sit down and eat all that cake at one time. Usually for Halloween, I get candy I don't like for the kids. This way I don't have to worry about eating it.

SandySilvers 2012-11-03 17:19:43 -0500 Report

Agreed! I try to stay away from it all of the time. Not that you can't treat yourself once in awhile, but I just figure ''why go there?!?!" LOL.