A sweet dream

By Harlen Latest Reply 2010-10-05 11:57:52 -0500
Started 2010-09-27 09:20:36 -0500

I had this dream last night
A big stack of pancakes with bacon with a big glass of OJ
There was a time when thats what I would have had yun yun
So insed I had 1 pancake with some bacon No OJ
and just 1/2 peach O-well it was pnly a dream lol lol lol lol

41 replies

Zolar1 2010-10-04 00:30:19 -0500 Report

You can eat all that!
But you can only do it once a year…

I am saving my highest carb meal for thanksgiving dinner, then back to watching what I eat for another year. Those yams and pumpkin pie are yelling for me! LOL

One day a year will not significantly raise your A1C.

By following my own method, I got my a1c down from 6.8 to 5.3 without any meds at all, and with spikes into the 200+ range too.

I just don't eat like that often.

Also, I can lose 100 points off any spike in less than an hour just by drinking 1/2 gallon of water and walking for 1/2 to 1 hour.

Note: this didn't work back in July/August for me. The heat made it impossible for me to keep spikes down. The cold does too. So, I use an insulin pen now and follow the DAFNE method (NO CARB COUNTING EITHER).
And even the insulin pen doesn't work 100% of the time.
Same meal, different day, same amount of insulin equals entirely different postprandials.

SueIzzy 2010-09-29 20:57:06 -0500 Report

I do miss the OJ, living in Florida, it is readily available and fresh!!! Memories!!! :)

Harlen 2010-09-30 21:30:35 -0500 Report

Ben there
On X-mass morning reaching up and plucking a freesh one cutting it 1/2 and drizling the juce mmmmmmmmmmmm
I miss it too

Guardianstone 2010-09-30 22:39:32 -0500 Report

Even though OJ gives me heartburn, I still want it. Now I have given it up. ;-þ
going, going, gone
Guardian stone

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-10-01 13:06:13 -0500 Report

I love OJ, but it didn't love me before getting diabetes. I am allergic to it and could only have a few tiny sips. I can eat about 1/4 of an orange every once in awhile and am safe. But I ure wish I could have enjoyed OJ before T2 hit.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-10-01 13:23:38 -0500 Report

Strawberries only occassional affect me, so they are worth the risk. However blueberries can bother me big time and I only risk them rarely. Coconut is not my friend either but I try every so often. I avoid Kiwi at all costs because t is very mean to me. I take fruit very personally.

Richard157 2010-09-29 09:56:01 -0500 Report

I can eat 3 small buckwheat pancakes with sausage links and not have a spike above 150. A little exercise after the meal can make the spike be no more than 130. I do use insulin though, I suppose it is more difficult to avoid a big spike for a type 2 when eating pancakes. Is that right? I do not remember ever drinking real OJ. I drink Classic Orange by Crystal Lite (zero carbs). I love Crystal Lite.

Guardianstone 2010-09-29 03:57:52 -0500 Report

I have dreams of my stepfathers homemade chocolate fudge. Still warm after letting it set. the feeling of the luxurious melting in your mouth, Fantastic aroma of warm dark sweet buttery fudge is orgasmic. the pan scrapings were teasers of taste till it's hardened. When it was done, it would slide out of the bowl and could be rolled across the table. Then the taste of warm sweetness changes to a deep dark chocolate that is hard, but melts in your mouth. The buttery taste from the lightly buttered bowl gives it a sheen of the most expensive candy ever created.
Oh that made my sugar levels jump 40 points just discussing it.
Got to get the slober cleaned up. Think of water, old dried out plane white bread with the taste of age and arid dust bowl, think of a rancid, putrid, slime covered magget infested . . .
Did that work? Has the image stopped the drool or should I continue?
Guardian stone

Pynetree 2010-09-29 11:28:47 -0500 Report

OMG…I'm drooling, and I'm sure the vivid mental image raised my BG ! OK, so I'm eating an apple now…oooh, and it is so not what I want!! But thanks for the taste …even if it was all in the mind!!

Guardianstone 2010-09-30 07:05:36 -0500 Report

You are so welcome.
I have wanted his fudge foy years, but it died with him. He wrote it out once, but left something out intentially.
Even tho Macinaw (sp) Island fudge is the closest taste, the texture is wrong.
Another thing lost to the world.

Guardian stone

CaliKo 2010-10-05 10:45:49 -0500 Report

Making fudge consistently well is a talent, that's for sure. I haven't tried since my diagnosis, but I remember using the same recipe over and over with different results ranging from pour-this-mess-down-the-disposal to simply amazing. I think everything from humidity to time of day affects how it turns out… that's one exercise in frustration I can happily leave behind.
I hadn't thought about it, but I haven't dreamed of food. At least, that I can remember.

CaliKo 2010-10-05 11:57:52 -0500 Report

I think I'll be able to put my hand on it. It may take me a couple of days, but I'll send it to you in a message. Pretty sure it doesn't belong in the recipes section here… :-)

jayabee52 2010-09-28 20:30:37 -0500 Report

I can't tell you about the dream I had this morning. I don't want to get kicked off the site LoL!

RAYT721 2010-09-27 20:47:05 -0500 Report

Ya know… your dream isn't all that bad for you (us). It is possible to get lower carb pancakes, you can dilute the OJ with a little seltzer water so it doesn't hurt so much, and bacon isn't all that bad. Did you know that regular bacon is better for you than turkey bacon??? Don't think that your dream is a nightmare if you practice portion control and try to find the best of the worst when it comes to carbs, sodium, etc. We still have to eat. I am not suggesting a trip to McDonalds for a Happy Breakfast but a little research and your dreams can come true without being a nightmare. Lay off the pancake syrup (there are options), have an orange (fiber) instead of just the juice, and bacon is not out of the question if you stick to a piece or two. I think that diabetics are given a bad rap with the stereotypes of what we can, can't, should and shouldn't have. We should have food. We need food. ROTFL … reading of the food labels!!! … Be leary of dreaming about marshmallows and finding that your pillow is missing. That's a true warning sign!!!

Harlen 2010-09-27 21:21:49 -0500 Report

NO NO you dont understand this dream is of the real thing with lots of real syrup and butter gobs and gobs of it A BIG stack of 13 in pancakes 6 of them lol
9 slices of real smoked bacon and a 32 oz OJ and anything short of that is like an inflatable doll.
Thats why its a dream lol
This is what I would have on every sunday befor D,life was good lol
Best wishes

Pynetree 2010-09-29 11:34:59 -0500 Report

Aaah Harlen, Those were the days! And that is why today I'm paying for the sins of the past! LOL ! Sweet Dreams! Theresa

alanbossman 2010-09-27 17:52:50 -0500 Report

I like your dream Harlen, i love pancakes and bacon and oj. Even one pancake is bad for me only a dollar size pancake is ok.