Tooting my own horn

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2014-12-26 14:23:01 -0600
Started 2014-12-25 22:55:42 -0600

I am very proud of myself…getting through this first Christmas after being diagnosed was a little nerve wracking for me…I baked..cookies and cupcakes…and a huge strawberry cheese cake…and I didn't even sample them…and sent the left overs home with the guest…I cooked a very healthy..very diabetic friendly Christmas dinner (with the exception of the mashed potatoes that I did not eat)…I had roast beef..pan roasted baby carrots and whole mushrooms…and a killer spinach cheese yummy Christmas dinner was all of 12 net grams of carbs…But not having any sweets..and not hitting the mashed spuds are NOT why I am proud of myself…for the first time…in my entire Christmas wasn't made or broken by the food I had in front of me…it didn't matter that I could not eat the things I normally would of…I didn't feel deprived at all…This may sound like a small thing to some…but for me it is big…

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-26 07:08:03 -0600 Report

Hi jib jab,
your not tooting your own horn, your simply stating a fact. The fact is you've finally came into the relm of reality that you have accepted your disability and turned it into a way of b life. You
did so good, you rock. Your dinner sounds simply wonderful. Makes my mouth water. Your desserts sounded wonderful as well and I 'm
sure your frirnd appreciated them as well. CONGRADULATIONS TO YOU…as I said you rock. Acceptance is 95% of the battle. You showed thst hands down. Merry Christmas 1 day late, Valenrine Lady

GabbyPA 2014-12-26 06:02:34 -0600 Report

You have made a great breakthrough that many of us strive for all the time. Not letting food determine how we feel. It's a very hard thing to overcome for many people. You did great!

We had a good one too, with carrots, broccoli and ham. Did mashed potatoes for the family, and I did have some, but ate mostly broccoli. It's good to have that kind of success because it encourages us to keep on trying.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-25 23:04:43 -0600 Report

Isn't it wonderful when we can finally realize that the holiday isn't the food. It's the people and the love around the table that make the holiday. Congratulations, that is a wonderful big deal. Happiest of New Year to you may 2015 bring all your dreams come true. HUGS, Heidi

Glucerna 2014-12-26 14:23:01 -0600 Report

I want to second lileyheidi's thoughts: coming to the realization that holidays, special events, and other occasions are truly about more than the food is a perfect gift to yourself this Christmas season. ~Lynn @Glucerna