Hard On Myself

By qmissy2000 Latest Reply 2010-07-14 01:23:20 -0500
Started 2010-07-13 17:47:20 -0500

Well as I have said before I am struggling with this whole "Read The Labels" thing. And I ate to much rice with dinner and now I'm simply sitting here beating myself up over it. I mean when you mess up like that (I had 6 grams of carbs with dinner instead of 4) should I subtract it from tomorrows meals. I wish I could get over being so hard on myself. But I cant help it. I just wanna get it right so bad. What the heck can be so hard about reading labels. But when I read the way the doc reads carbs and then read labels, it seems they are counting in a different way. Sheesh I cannot possibly be this dumb!

8 replies

kdroberts 2010-07-13 21:06:15 -0500 Report

Sounds like you are trying to use the exchange system rather than actual carb. The exchange method uses "carb" as 15 grams of carbohydrate so your 4 would be 60g and your 6 would be 90g. Both are pretty high. If you are really using grams and you are beating yourself up over 2g of carb from rice, you are being too hard on yourself. It would be about a teaspoon of rice and won't make much of a difference.

Carb is short acting so what is done is done, you can't make up for it by eating less at a different meal. You just need to look at what your blood sugar is after and see if its high. If it is you need to figure out if it was worth it and if not, how you could handle it differently in the future.

MAYS 2010-07-13 20:14:16 -0500 Report

You are a marshmallow, a real softee, that's a good thing !
Are you ready to stop beating on yourself ?
We all make mistakes, stop being so hard on yourself, managing diabetes can be a trial and error situation until you perfect it (do we ever) ?

It's done and over with, it begins anew with each meal.
How many mistakes have I made (?), too many, there is no shame in learning about something new and doing it, the shame comes when you know what to do, and don't do and as a result, suffer.

Either way, you are far from this (don't ever use the word dumb) when referring to yourself or others, we are either experienced in, or of something, or we are not.
((( Hugs )))


RAYT721 2010-07-13 20:07:34 -0500 Report

I am working on an interesting article (I hope) about nutritional labels and the games played by the food companies to trick you into misreading those labels on purpose so stay tuned. Some of the servings sizes would barely feed Bilbo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" but make the consumers feel that the low cal or reduced fat or healthy names are gonna bring about a miraculous weight loss, superman style burst of energy, or buns of steel. Trust me, my buns are more like aluminum!!!

bettymachete 2010-07-13 19:00:26 -0500 Report

You aren't dumb :) it's a whole new thing to learn after a lifetime of thinking that you were suppose to have those things based on the FDA's food pyramid. Remember having to learn that stuff in school even? Just think what it would be like if we were told today 2+2 didn't really equal 4. Or Y really started the alphabet. You'd find it hard to not sing the alphabet song starting with A.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-14 00:43:29 -0500 Report

Yes, after the rules change you can't do a basic daily activity on auto pilot. Each time I eat more carbs than I should,or find out that a certain food causes my BG to go up more than I thought it should is part of the learning. Tomorrow I wont repeat the same mistake, I hope. I will most likely find a new and creative way to make mistakes though :)

zach fritz
zach fritz 2010-07-14 01:23:20 -0500 Report

i have the insulin pump and i had given myself insulin for pizza i had eatin and about an hour later my BG was high and i was really confussed. when i told the lady who was helpin me with my pump what had happened she said that pizza because of the fats in it, i have to do a certain thing that lets off a little extra insulin so it can correct for the fats in it because the insulin i gave myself did its job but then the extra fats from the pizza just spiked my BG. i was totally not aware of this and from that, i now know the correct way of giving myself insulin=) learning from my mastakes has defenitly helped me through my diabetes over the past 10 years i have had it.

Harlen 2010-07-13 17:58:20 -0500 Report

Thats why I use a scale that way I dont mess up
the labels are in grams I dont know what you doc is useing.
I am on low carb meals and I can have 15 grams pr meal.
Dont be down on your self it takes time to get it all down Missy
Best wishes

qmissy2000 2010-07-13 18:01:11 -0500 Report

oh so a food scale may be easier. Well I always like an excuse to go to Walmart! Another good helpful tip from Harlen The Great! Thanks!


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