Never give up

By artqween Latest Reply 2014-05-20 18:45:41 -0500
Started 2014-05-15 20:03:56 -0500

Diabetes, cancer, strokes, stress, traffic jams, aches and pains, periods, addicted foods, addicted to soft drinks, breast cancer, lung cancer, bad hair days, what makes u stress and how do u de stress?
High blood pressure and strokes and these :-/ and …
What do u grab first? Food or ??

34 replies

artqween 2014-05-20 03:59:30 -0500 Report

O dear we r duplicating commenting any chances we admin. can add delete to our comments section to avoid this Gabby Gabby…???
And smilie/.. icons so we can add them to our threads/comments plez plez plez plez??????? :-D

Also just tought of somethin
we can upgrade or comfort food and eat a salad, veges, recommended fruit, prune if u can,.. double up on the recommended antioxidant fruit for ur diabetic situation??
if u guys can have yogurt low fat sugar free flavor of choice
Matter of fact who wants one
Here's a huge bowl full of healthy yogurt :-D ???

GabbyPA 2014-05-19 22:12:37 -0500 Report

Food is my comfort and has been my whole life. It's a very hard habit to break. At least I can see it and do have the opportunity to "make the choice". I don't always succeed, but before, I never gave it a second thought.

My second stress reliever is a walk and a good scream. I had to use that the other day and my husband came running to see what was wrong. I told him I just had to scream. No cursing, no words...just a good old scream. Then I can move on.

artqween 2014-05-20 03:54:32 -0500 Report

Did it help? U may want consider a lot more walking with ur husband.. one no may go to I if you scream thinking nothing maybe wrong unless u say "hello u"??? When u possibly crave during those odd times consider eating a dr suggested fruit..
My new stress reliever due to my new menu is v8 juice lots of fiber and it tastes excellent. And prune juice as well.
Consider Zumba when u feel like screaming?? Also be careful you might hurt ur lungs/.. depending on your strength of pushing your voice you do damages.., :) thanx for sharing
Gabby always a pleasure when u input…
Same with u alll

It's refreshing to hear ur hubby was worried. Kudos

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2014-05-19 16:39:45 -0500 Report

I didn't used to turn to food for comfort, but lately I have been which is terrible. Food, especially the sweet stuff I always indulge in when stressed will only make my problems worse by spiking my blood sugar. It is sad i know. I need to find a new way to cope with my stress.

buddylonghorn 2014-05-19 16:59:28 -0500 Report

Jeanette try getting into the Word and spend time praying and believing and trusting God all it takes is a step of faith dont let no one steal your Joy. I work in a Prison and I just let God have every thing and wont let any one steal my joy, if you want to talk to me more you can find me at jameszimmer2007 at the yahoo place and we can chat more

jayabee52 2014-05-20 17:01:30 -0500 Report

Howdy Buddy
The placing of personal contact info in the open discussions violates The Terms of Use here and has been reported as such.

You can ask Jeanette to be friends and then you can exchange personal contact information if you both agree.

artqween 2014-05-19 16:45:19 -0500 Report

Well, such as?? What r ur hobbies?? Biking, biking competitions, tennis?? U can compete in ur local area? Register online?? Good luck… Hey btw Jeanette Terry

SeaBeagle 2014-05-19 15:13:36 -0500 Report

I have learned so much.. I would have said Food.. but now I eat to live and not live to eat.. So, I would grab by hubby!!

artqween 2014-05-18 20:18:35 -0500 Report

When I found out my cholesterol was dangerous it woke me up. I am now listening to my heart/.. mire now. leaner meats/more vege's,..
we need to be really proactive… Google more curing diabetes foods that will combat it. Cabbage salads etc. diabetes is way too much sugar in our system I believe we just need to do the opposite possibly,, and stay active close an hour or close as much as possible. Peace to all…

Never give up on urself,

jayabee52 2014-05-19 02:17:08 -0500 Report

There ARE no foods which cure diabetes. Several of us discussed it previously.
The BEST one can do is bring the diabetes into remission with foods for a T2D, and unless there is a kidney-pancreas transplant there is no expectation of a "cure" for T1Ds

artqween 2014-05-19 03:57:08 -0500 Report

Consider thinking the opposite, I unfortunately disagree. It just hasn't been sought out yet :-/ jayabee
When it comes to veges, possibly fruit, lean meats, medicine. Even if it's in our genie it may possibly be curable?? It's worth googling?? Vegetable curing diabetes/.. :-)

jayabee52 2014-05-19 12:56:51 -0500 Report

actually I have googled it and found this ~

However even though the word "cure" is in the title of the article the word used toward the end of the article is "reversed" and the remainder of the article describes a maintainence type of behavior: “It has remained that way for the past year and I have kept to just under 9st.”

If I were a betting man (which I am not) I think that as soon as he dropped his maintainence plan, the diabetes would come back with a vengance. That does not sound like a "cure" to me. .

If you want to play fast and loose with language that is your perogative, but to me WORDS MEAN SOMETHING. If they don't then we have an "Alice in Wonderland" situation: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - - that's all." (Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 6)

I choose to let words INFORM and enlighten me.

artqween 2014-05-18 20:11:27 -0500 Report

It's great that there's prayers involved in ur situations/stress. Keep in mind stress/mood/high blood pressure usually means strokes to. Few if in situations food/drugs/glue/what ever is strong enough to help the situation may lead to a bigger problem death, coma,. Plez always consider a stress free area/… my friends.. diabetes happen possibly because of greasy food, oily cooked food, sugary foods eaten excessively,.. skinny people to chubby people can get diabetes.. strokes,.. can also happen as well,… :) "calmness is the key"

artqween 2014-05-18 19:53:22 -0500 Report

;) thanx for sharing, the food term was an example. Unfortunately there are way too many addictions deadly I may add that either kills or worse they the victim ends up paralyzed or coma or etc. Diabetes is no different we are prone to copy ancientory food trates/. Or discovered traits like in stress smoke, drink, drugs,.. too much insulin,…
On a rush depending on the situation can be fatal/.. Stress/high blood pressure/addiction/crisis :(

It's great prayers are important in this thread… "God bless u all" "always believe" we r always stronger than situations my friends…
Strokes sometimes occur in high pressure/high blood pressure/stress situations plez keep in mind. Diabetes means possibly comfort foods/.. is next depending on the situation of the person…

Type1Lou 2014-05-16 13:25:33 -0500 Report

To paraphrase Dr Hans Selye, the key is to deal with stress without dis-stress. We all have our different coping mechanisms. The bottom line is that we can only really control the choices that we make…and choosing not to make a choice, is in fact, a choice. I cannot change the fact that I have diabetes (Being angry or resentful that I have to deal with it is not productive.) What I can do, is make the right choices that will help my condition from getting any worse. I'm not saying it's easy but it's up to me. I've chosen to learn as much as I can about diabetes. I've chosen to limit my carbohydrate intake to 120 grams per day so that I can keep my A1c below 7. I need to motivate myself to exercise more…still working on that. Although I'm not a religious person, I remember the prayer of St Francis (I think) that exhorts us to accept the things we cannot change and to change the things that are within our power to change and, hopefully, to know the difference. (I may have to "google" that prayer to refresh my memory.)

artqween 2014-05-18 17:19:57 -0500 Report

O k dear… U all miss understood my thread, when I all have situations that happen what do u all resort to ?? food or ?? Sorry for the confusion??
Plez re read my above thread possibly??

Type1Lou 2014-05-18 17:56:46 -0500 Report

Sorry for the misunderstanding…I definitely DO NOT reach for food. When I'm stressed, I try to figure out what I can do to lessen what caused the stress. The "prayer" I noted in my initial reply is not the prayer of St Francis but is called the "Serenity Prayer" and reads as follows: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference." Even though it's called a "prayer" you don't have to be religious to recognize the value in its advice, with or without God's intercession.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-16 01:19:19 -0500 Report

Although every one has stressful things happen I have to say. I don't like stress, anger, fear, pain, addictions, jealousy, or any mean, cruel, and evil things that happen. All of these things make me physically sick. I learned a long, long time ago what to grab when either of these ugly heads arise.
If you are not Christian or believe in God, I don't apologize for my beliefs, but I am sorry if I offend you, and I won't get into a debate. I am simply answering the question of what I go to. Instead of letting it control me, what I do, what I grab first is prayer. I quietly pray to God and ask Him to help me. When my prayer is finished I am at peace and in control.

haoleboy 2014-05-16 12:51:55 -0500 Report

same here Trudy … except I call my prayer "meditation" … never fails to leave me in a state of peace and tranquility

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-16 11:49:35 -0500 Report

Trudie I agree with you. I think people think because they stress out over everything in life everyone else should or does. Each person makes choices in life. If they make bad choices often they do nothing to correct them.

I learned a long time ago that people create the problems that stress them out. If they choose to be stressed they can go right ahead and be as stressed out as they want to be. I do not have time for jealousy, addiction, fear, pain, cruel or mean people. I prefer being around positive people who are forward moving. I will help people to a certain point. Once I give you the resources, you are on your own.

You should never have to apologize for your beliefs. Everyone isn't a Christian or believe in God. I don't believe in Jesus and I never apologize for that. You have found that prayer works for you and if that is what you do. Keep doing it. Everyone has to find his or her inner peace. Like you, I have found mine and it works for me. Great post and response.

artqween 2014-05-16 06:13:58 -0500 Report

So u never get a bad hair day so to speak, every is blessed haha with a rotten appled person that we cross paths with?? U haven't ?? Hey btw.. thanx for joining in the conversation :) Trudie Ann

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-18 09:32:35 -0500 Report

Artqueen; I didn't say I never had a bad day, hair day, problems etc. I said I pray and that calms me down so that I am in control instead of the problem controlling me.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-15 22:08:43 -0500 Report

I don't stress over anything that I do not personally control. If I do control something, I am not going to let it stress me out. I let go of stress so long ago because it was dragging me down. Thankfully my hair is natural and I have not had a bad hair day in 15 years. People spend too much time worrying about things that are none of their business, out of their control and because they don't let go of the pass, are afraid of the future and are unwilling to face problems and take care of them. I love my stress free life.

jayabee52 2014-05-15 20:13:53 -0500 Report

Howdy Qween.
I rarely stress over anything.
When I feel stress coming on I will take a "mental vacation" by visiting a special place in my head.
It is a mountain meadow in Beaver Utah to which I took my son on a cub scout campout years ago. I listen to the brook babbling, the birds singing and I get into the experience totally. That quite often calms me

God's best

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-15 22:17:00 -0500 Report

James my favorite mental vacation sites are 7 Mile Beach in the Grand Cayman Islands which is a very beautiful beach. I need to go back there.

Another place is a road named Oh My God road. It is in Georgetown, Colorado. Traveling that road nearly stopped my heart several times. It is paved but then it is unpaved as you go up and over the mountain. When we reached the top, we were above the Tree line and we looked down on 60 ft pine trees. Even though when I looked down it looked like there was no road on my side of the van but it felt like I could reach out and touch God's hand. It was beautiful and peaceful with a clear sky and the fresh air.

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