Xmas - my first as a diabetic!

By andy1979 Latest Reply 2014-11-20 13:54:09 -0600
Started 2014-11-20 09:31:28 -0600

Last xmas was about excess mostly on sugar and tons of it , my thing is that as much as i am trying to keep my positive vibes going. Iknow that i dont want to slip into the old ways. At the minute positive affirmations are working to pardon the pun an absolute treat i.e you love yourself not kill yourself with that junk , sugar foods are like bleach- poison u dont need. Extreme i know but if looking at sugar filled foods like toxins gets me through the next few weeks then it will keep up momentum. My question to you all is how do you resist the temptations of xmas? In some ways the words emotional eater have sprung to mind in past for me, so much conflict at times. But blessed in life to have opportunity to turn things around in my situation, so time to be grateful and continue the good work achieved so far.

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jayabee52 2014-11-20 13:54:09 -0600 Report

Howdy Andy
I successfully use the same way of resisting temptations telling me that this or that sweet (or not so sweet) treat is absolute poison to me.

I had an incident in the last few days here at my apt complex. Someone had left a bunch of individually wrapped baked goods on a table which is intended for all to enjoy. It is where folks here get their coffee in the AM. When I got close enough to see what it was I told myself "poison" and walked away. Next time I walked by that table everything was gone.

I no longert eat products made with any kind of grain. So to me those things are deemed "poison" by me. Keeps me from being tempted.

I would prefer you NOT use the letter X in the place of Christ. I like to keep Christ in Christmas. After all it is the celebration of His birthday.

I am glad to learn that you are doing so well. Please continue the good work,

Praying for improving health for you


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-11-20 11:54:31 -0600 Report

I don't resist the temptations and I don't use affirmations to get me through the holiday season. I have a cookie if I want one. Does that mean I eat them all day ? No. I don't do anything differently than what I do all year long. No where is it written that you can't have a cookie or a small slice of pie or cake. The key is moderation. I find that one cookie, small slice of pie or cake is not going to kill me anymore than having a some eggnog. If you feel you want these things, test first. if your numbers say it wouldn't be wise to eat it, don't. I spend my time having fun with the family and friends than I do worrying about being diabetic during the times we are together.

kimfing 2014-11-20 11:06:09 -0600 Report

I like your thinking. I a msame way. Last year was my first holiday season w t1. I made it thru with flying colors. I found low carb versions of all my fav.

GabbyPA 2014-11-20 10:43:54 -0600 Report

I like those affirmations. Specially the bleach one. That does make it more visual, and I like visual. I am sure you will do great things. Maybe tell yourself that the chocolate chips in the cookies are reindeer poop. LOL

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