Spiking my sugar every evening because I get to feeling so depressed and deprived.

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2018-01-22 20:56:27 -0600
Started 2018-01-13 11:22:00 -0600

T2 for about 10 years. My a1c last fall was 5.9, so I'm not doing too badly overall. But every afternoon my husband and I go to the coffee shop and I frequently go for the oversized cookie (700-800 calories and a day's worth of carbs.). Whether or not I have the cookie, by evening I am so tired of "being good" and so frustrated that I pig out on carbs before bed. I know this is causing spikes, but I feel so depressed and deprived that I just give up. Does anyone know how to get through a whole day without giving up?

4 replies

jgflickinger 2018-01-14 19:34:38 -0600 Report

I am gradually getting over the cookie in the afternoon. My larger problem is depression every evening. Every day is so frustrating.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2018-01-14 19:10:01 -0600 Report

There is no easy answer because you are in control of yourself. If you want the treat, cut it in half and share with your husband or go for a much smaller treat.

In my older years, I have learned that people who simply give up as an easy out to not helping themselves. If you find that the cookie is far more important than keeping your blood sugar under control then eat the cookie. If you find that not knowingly and repeatedly causing your blood sugar to spike is more important then don't eat the cookie.

Those are choices you and only you can make.If your husband over time repeatedly told you not to eat the cookie everyday that you go to the coffee shop you would over time get angry at him for trying to control what you eat.

The only other solution is to either stop going to the coffee shop, waiting outside while your husband goes to get coffee to go or get commuter cups, brew coffee and home and take it on a walk.

I decide when I have a treat. I basically eat what I want. Depending on the treat, I will load up on some kind of protein prior to the treat. At any rate, as another member always say's, "eat as if your health depends on it"

Type1Lou 2018-01-13 12:59:15 -0600 Report

I wish I had an easy answer for you. I used to bake a lot but discovered that when I baked, I just couldn't avoid sampling and tasting my baked goods and my BG would suffer. I've stopped baking except for special occasions so I'm no longer tempted. (My husband has been baking his own goodies but, for some reason, they don't tempt me.) Could you still go to the coffee shop but go for a take-out coffee and bring it with you for a nice brisk walk? You'd still have to resist buying the goodies but, it would remove you from some of the temptation with the added benefit of additional exercise as well as we-time with your hubby.