Guilt

T. 2014
By T. 2014 Latest Reply 2014-11-04 03:50:56 -0600
Started 2014-10-29 00:59:11 -0500

I am feeling SUPER guilty. I just ate way too much Halloween sweets and admitting it tasted sooo fantastic, i am now dealing with the guilt. Anyone else ever feel this way? This will be my first Holiday season as an official diabetic. Wish we could put diabetes on hold during the Holidays. (wishful thinking i know)


7 replies

calayx
calayx 2014-11-04 03:50:56 -0600 Report

Thank goodness I live in an apartment that doesn't allow trick or treaters! Makes it very EASY for me, I don't buy candy ! BUT I love the other holidays so I'm in as much as you. First, stand in front of a mirror. Tell yourself, T.2014, I forgive you! Make sure that you really forgive yourself and let go of the guilt!! Now let's find a way to get through the holidays.
1. Bring a few dishes that you can eat. Salad, vegetables etc.
2. Make sure you are not cooking at home. Throughout little tastes here and there you are bound to raise your surgars, perhaps gain weight.I taste, don't you!! LOL!!!
3. Don't come up with any excuses!!!! These are do able!!
AND YES, I'VE HAD GUILT !!
I hope they will come up with many suggestions!!
Love and prayers.
Calayx

diabetesfree
diabetesfree 2014-10-31 16:19:01 -0500 Report

Halloween is my most dreaded time of year for this reason. It is always such a relief the day after Halloween though and ALL of the candy is GONE!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-30 09:52:48 -0500 Report

One of my favorite Halloween Treats are the sweet tarts. I find they are great for a low. I have discovered sugar free Peeps. It takes me a week to eat a pack of 6. I have one a day.

Don't feel guilty. Holidays are not a problem if you think before you eat. You know you can't sit down and eat a bag of candy, a handful of cookies or a normal slice of pie. Test before you indulge. Works great for me.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-10-29 12:33:07 -0500 Report

As a man much wiser than I once said "I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more."

namaste
Steve

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-10-29 11:23:25 -0500 Report

No need to feel guilt T, everyone has a slip every now and then. The thing which is important is that we get back on the horse and start again.

You are right about putting diabetes on hold during the holidays, but that is not possible. If one could do that, one could put it on hold indefinitely.

God's best to you

James

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-10-29 06:52:37 -0500 Report

We all have those moments of weakness. Don't feel guilty, just let it make you feel determined to be more careful. Tomorrow is another day and Halloween is just the beginning of the feeding frenzy of the Holidays. So now that you see your temptation, find a way to remove it for the upcoming Thanksgiving. If you can make it through that (or even if you don't) you can learn where you fell down and find ways to improve your odds for Christmas.

Some people can take a bite or two and be done. No worries. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people, so abstinence is my best bet. Because if I start at Halloween, by the time the Super Bowl rolls around, I roll around too.

We have taken up a no candy policy in the house. It keeps me safer. If we get anything, it's usually just a bar or packet for my hubby and I might share a bite. I used to make him keep his candy at his desk, but now, we just try to make it a serving for him and I don't partake. I found that works best for me.

RebDee
RebDee 2014-10-29 04:35:57 -0500 Report

I don't know how many holiday seasons I screwed up. So stop the guilt and start over immediately with your next meal. Try not to go over 1200 calories per day.
I love pumpkin pie. So I bought one. Then I portioned it out into 16 pieces. Only ate one piece per day and only ate the filling, not the crust. Actually managed to stay within my 1000 calorie diet. So I had my pie and ate it too and it worked out that it took me two weeks to finish the pie and I even gave my girlfriend 2/16 of the pie. But I have not opened the candy I plan to give out to the children on Halloween.
May I suggest that you use www.myfitnesspal.com to log in every bite you put into your mouth. It helps a lot to keep track of your food intake.
Good luck in setting your goals and keeping them.