Christmas and Candy

By DiabetesDiva Latest Reply 2009-12-24 21:50:30 -0600
Started 2009-12-21 20:32:44 -0600

I don't know about the rest of you. I REALLY crave candy at this time of year. My mom made the best fudge and divinity. She would make up baskets for my teacher, the mailman (this was the '50s) and neighbors. And then there were the big boxes of See's candy…

8 replies

DiabetesDiva 2009-12-24 21:50:30 -0600 Report

Thanks everyone! My mom passed away in Jan of 1994. Still think of her every day, especially this time of year. I think I'm really missing my mom, not the candy.

Antique-Dave 2009-12-22 10:49:05 -0600 Report

I don't see a reason to give it up entirely. I don't eat as much as I would have before dx but its still just a carb and can be planned for.

I can give up spontenaity (sp?) if I have to, and gluttony, each peice is just savored that much more.

Hinboyz3 2009-12-22 06:41:54 -0600 Report

I don't crave candy like that, every now and then I would like a piece, but I do the sugar free hard candies and they are just fine for me. I get the kids and hubby their treats, but I know if I want to continue on the road Im on I have to pass them by. Got to be strong, and find better alternatives for us to eat.

Harlen 2009-12-22 04:56:27 -0600 Report

Yes them was the times lol
But now we know better
I have just a little pice of the ones that I love the most and you know what they are not as good as I remember.
Nothing like YOU CANT HAVE THAT ! To make you want it all the more.
And then you feel like pooo after you have eaten it . So why eat it at all ?
I wish you all the best

longhornmom2002 2009-12-21 21:40:33 -0600 Report

cant offer any help as I dont crave or care for sweets much, however seeing them out and knowing I cant have any, I have made sugar free pudding and also buy sugar free popscicles, and it works for me. they have some pretty good sugar free hard candy out as well. good luck

spiritwalker 2009-12-21 21:18:22 -0600 Report

I hear you! It was the hardest thing for me to give up. My
mother and grandmother were both chiefs and bakers. Every-
thing home made. I do made somethings with carob chips
and splenda, but its not the same.

Anonymous 2009-12-21 20:51:00 -0600 Report

What I am learning is the candy today never tastes as good as it looks and in no way compares to the fudge, divinity, sponge candy and peanut brittle that mother used to make. Today's candy when it is chocolate seems to have so much parafin wax in it that I can't digest it and it often is sweet without any real flavor. This is good because it makes it easier for me to say "No Thanks". Of course, what am I gonna do? I'm gonna make home made fudge for hubby that will be wonderful. He better hide it and not let me at it!!!!

alanbossman 2009-12-21 20:45:41 -0600 Report

I love candy also at this time of the year. But I will always love my grandmas Christmas sugar cookies. They were great, i will always treasure those times in my life.

Next Discussion: Christmas »