The Daily Gotcha

By ElaineW. Latest Reply 2013-01-09 13:39:42 -0600
Started 2013-01-09 04:38:32 -0600

Having resolved, just after Christmas, to get my sugar under control, I'm fascinated with the results I get each morning and the soul-searching that follows. My sugar was SO high right after 2 holiday weeks of pigging out, that even my recent readings in the 180-210 range are encouraging by comparison. I'm finally getting a handle on it, and am really struck by this new understanding of what my eating choices translate to. One big problem is my husband, whose body chemistry is about 180 degrees from mine. He really can eat anything, and does. He's 35 pounds lighter than me and has zero body fat. Regular Coke and whole milk — for him, there are no substitutes. So I have to buy diet versions myself and usually don't, because we're on a tight budget. Last night I had a very healthy low-carb dinner (a wrap) followed by some almonds & walnuts for a snack. But then (around 6:30 pm, several hours before bedtime), I fixed myself an 8-oz coke with about a tablespoon of maraschino cherry juice. It was only the glass on my desk this morning that even reminded me of that, and explained why my sugar was 31 points higher than it was yesterday. I'm calling it the daily gotcha, and am putting either diet soft drinks :( or other sugar-free beverages on my next shopping list. Hmmm…V8?

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eristar 2013-01-09 06:03:28 -0600 Report

I'm also struggling with my numbers now that the holidays are over, especially my morning fasting - think I need to actually make a food diary, to make better notes on what makes me spike. Mmm, V8 - not a bad idea, as I always want something to snack on later in the evening, and my choises have obviously not been good!

s l k
s l k 2013-01-09 13:37:15 -0600 Report

My visit to the dr the day after Christmas gave me very good news, but the dr pulled back one medication and changed my Blood Pressure med. Consequently, my fastings are a little higher in the morning - but I noticed that my numbers are staying in the same basic range all day (no ups and downs). This makes me feel a little bit better

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