It is Father's Day weekend. Hooray! :)
Seriously though, family events. How do you deal with them? Recently diagnosed and still trying to get myself under control…
OMG! I forgot to mention in my last post but I hit a HUGE milestone for myself!!! 133 fasting BG!!!!! Lowest I've had. I was in the green zone!
…okay, back on topic. Had to get that out of my system.
Family events. I am coming from being newly diagnosed Type 2. Was pre-diabetes since I was 15. So I had always cut out sodium, the uber sweets and whatnot. Had gotten bad when kids were little and I was working so we did a lot of processed foods but we got rid of them a few years ago. I drink a lot of water, avoided pop unless it was all that was available, and kept the sweets to a min mostly.
But with the weekend, the family is getting together and they are having pizza. Like Pizza Hut pizza. Now I used to work there way back. That turned me off to their pizza pretty well forever. Seeing the amount of oil put in, the quality of the ingredients, etc…UGH!
Currently working on lowering the carbs in my diet. I am set with 11 serving a day by my Nutritionist. 1500 calories. So working within that. Now I have a nice list with all the stuff I can have that are like free foods. And it has helped! But going to be with extended family who, while they diet a lot, eat a TON of processed foods make it hard to make healthy choices. I am still working on portion control and hot to count the carbs.
So I am hoping for one Aunt to bring salad. Nomnomnom. I am hoping for cheese pizza too. I can work with having a slice, small, and a large salad. But then there is likely a cake. Again, small. The person who makes it is always trying some new health recipe they have found. But the stuff always seems to come out dry, without much flavor, and like super dense. Or, they use like diet pop or aspartame and my asthma goes off! But she gets super insulted if you turn it down. Usually I would have gone with a tiny piece and drowned it in ice cream, then taken a hit of my inhaler.
So how do you deal with it? I am still working on trying to get hubby to lower his intake on foods to get his weight down too and not have him go Diabetic. We have two teenagers who eat like locusts and I am working to replace some of the less healthy foods with better choices for their future health. But it is hard when you go away from home and are surrounded by nothing but processed, high fat, high carb, high everything foods. You don't want to seem rude by bringing your own foods and you don't want to insult by turning down food, ya know? But how do I keep myself on what plan I NEED to be on without doing that?
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