Chasing my tail and doing myself no good

By ShelliB Latest Reply 2010-11-22 13:14:33 -0600
Started 2010-11-20 12:07:59 -0600

You are sad.

I am feeling down and blue. This time of year is hard on me because of my mom being gone and knowing it was in part to complications from her type two diabetes. I try to take care of my self but I worry about following in her foot steps. I always seem to get what she does just a lot younger then she was. Anyway when I get down like this the first stuff I grab is my old stand by comfort foods. Chips, candy, shakes, Home made Chicken Noodle soup with egg noodles…you get the pic…I feel bad then about doing that and it just is one big game of chase my own tail. Anyone else ever feel this way.

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ShelliB 2010-11-22 13:14:33 -0600 Report

I want to tell you all thank you for your kind words and thoughts. I have been going through this for the most part alone. My Hubby tries to help me and he is really great at trying to understand but sometimes he just doesn't get it. He thinks that I know I can't have that stuff so just don't eat it, or you know you should eat at least three times a day so just do it. I know he is trying to help. Other then my mom and dad I have never really known people with diabetes. Well not that I was aware of anyway, and I hate to sound like a Wendy Whiner, but it is great to have people I can talk with and who understand. So again I want to tell you all thanks and let you know I will help and support you all as best I can.

Lisa07 2010-11-21 13:58:35 -0600 Report

I know how you feel. Don't be so hard on yourself. My mom passed away related to diabetes. Life goes on we have to learn more about this disease. We have alot of informations available now. Knowledge is the only key to sucess. Goodluck!

GabbyPA 2010-11-21 11:08:15 -0600 Report

This time of the year can be taxing on us in many ways. My dad and younger brother are gone and this is their birthday times as well. I tend to get a little sad on certain days.

Sometimes things are as we think them to be. I see more and more of my mom in me every day and like you, sometimes it scares me. But I have to think that I will break the mold of my family and be the one to make a difference. I can follow my mom's footsteps, or I can learn from her and do my own thing. It is my choice. Every day, it's MY choice.

So when the blues come around and you reach for the chips. Maybe don't have them in the house and reach for some celery with peanut butter instead. When you want the home made chicken soup, leave those noodles out and drop in a little barley or cauliflower to take their place. There are ways to have your comfort and afford it too. =0).

We are here to help you through those sad times. If you want to talk we are here. If you want to pig out, we will slap your hand...well, maybe not. But we are a support that can help you though the sad times. Everyone of us has them too.

RAYT721 2010-11-21 07:37:45 -0600 Report

You sound like a pretty together person who knows what does and doesn't work. That's one step ahead of what many members have going on. When it comes to willpower and motivation, however, it's something we can support you with but only your ACTION will make things happen so I hope you can find a comfortable balance to make it through these emotional times. We are here for you, kiddo! I can relate to losing a parent during the holidays and how emotional that it. My Mom had passed away in 2000 just a few days before Thanksgiving. You will never forget but time will make the situation easier to cope with. You don't have to give up chips, candy, shakes and such as long as you use moderation and swap this for that. It's the emotional eating that's the real danger… and you know the consequences. I measure my snacks much like I would measure my food so if I have one ounce of (baked lays or sun chips) snack chips it's not overkill with carbs. I use protein shakes instead of ice cream milk shakes. You are better off with homemade soups than store bought and you can control the ingredients. Being diabetic doesn't mean that you can not eat or snack. It means you have to consume things to reach the goals you've set for your mind, body and soul. We are a group of strangers that "connect" as friends and if there is anything that I can do or say, won't you please "friend" me??? We are in this together… for life!!!

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Two painful feet 2010-11-20 15:32:19 -0600 Report

Hi! Welcom our our family at DC. You are not alone with chasing your tail. Just try not to chase it to many times. As the complcations you Mom suffered can get you. Try to have a hobby that you enjoy doing during this time of the year. Remember that if we take care of ourselves we can have many good days to look forward to. I hope you can find some happy thoughts to think.
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realsis77 2010-11-20 12:56:09 -0600 Report

Remember you have people who care here on this site! This time of year can be hard . Reach out talk to people we are here for you! I truely hope you feel better and have a blessed holdiday!

ShelliB 2010-11-20 12:11:23 -0600 Report

actually it is suppose to say I am sad.. My bad on not catching the You thing I was doing two things at once on the one

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