Diet Sabatoging Family Members

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-06-27 10:00:24 -0500
Started 2010-06-22 16:53:00 -0500

I love my husband dearly, but every time it's meal time he wants spaghetti, Mexican food, fast food—you get the idea. Then I get the, "but I really want this and am craving it." He KNOWS what that does to my bg, but doesn't seem to get it the long term consequences of these foods. Does anyone else have this problem, and how have you handled it?

8 replies

dogsrmybuds 2010-06-27 10:00:24 -0500 Report

I am newly diagnosed. My boyfriend keeps asking me if I want ice cream or some other tempting treat. I keep telling him that I can't have those types of things. I think he is still getting used to the idea that I have diabetes 2. He seems to think because my numbers are low that there really isn't a problem.

Asesina 2010-06-23 16:36:58 -0500 Report

I don't have a husband but I do have a 15 year old son. The way I handled my situation was: "I am the breadwinner here and I buy the groceries."
No more chips, dips, cookies or cokes. I now buy only water and crystal light, turkey instead of ham, wheat bread not white, etc… It took a while but eventually he got used to it. He's even lost 10 lbs! (half the battle since he had been wanting to lose 20)
We're both a bit healthier now and when I go to store nowadays he will text me to remind me not to buy chips or cokes.

Rhonda Layman
Rhonda Layman 2010-06-23 10:14:32 -0500 Report

Thanks for all of your responses. I really appreciate it. Diabetes is demanding enough on it's own without feeling like you are being sabotaged in your efforts.

petals 2010-06-23 10:04:57 -0500 Report

Yep,been there done that!! I had a discussion about that on here not to long ago , got alot of good advice. My hubby has turned a corner and no longer temps me with anything!! See men can change!!! He got on here and read alot of the answers and saw what he was doing to me. I also got a lot of foot rubs from him, when he tempted me I would suggest a foot rub or back rub instead!! Maybe he just got tried of doing these things!!LOL!!

Harlen 2010-06-22 19:27:38 -0500 Report

I did but not no more I am the cook you eat what I make or go out and get something els lol
He needs to eat right too lol
Best wishes

bettymachete 2010-06-22 17:56:31 -0500 Report

Are we married to the same fella? LOL Actually, my husband is much better now that he knows what happens to me and what could happen. I took him in with me when I visited my doctor, the last time he did that was when I was pregnant years and years ago. I think that visit opened up his eyes some. My carb lovin man couldn't function without me (he went for a week eating hot dogs and ramen, when I was gone on a trip) so I guess he's decided to keep me around a while longer.

GabbyPA 2010-06-22 18:51:29 -0500 Report

Mine eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Forget even turning the stove on.
Yes, I think our husbands are like this and maybe it is our test. I have learned to let him eat what he wants and of late I have been totally abstaining from the fast foods. He asks and I say sure, and we drive thru and I get him his meal, we go home and I fix my food. I always (well almost always) cook dinner, but the rest of the day is up the everyone in the house. We are all adults, so I don't feel a need to fix every meal. Specially since I am the working person and they are "retired".
What opened my husband's eyes a little more was when I had a really bad high this winter. It had been coming on and I was not taking good care of myself at all. Finally I had a 427!YIKES!! That is the highest I have EVER been. Scared me to death, and when I told him that I should have gone to the ER, he perked up. I got it down and we were okay, but that woke us both up a bit.