Upset with myself

By pat3 Latest Reply 2011-02-01 18:15:34 -0600
Started 2011-02-01 00:14:20 -0600

I have used the fact that I am stressed (aren't we all?) for buying and eating a lot of sherbet tonight!

My self control is usually very good, but I really blew it this time!

I assume I am not alone doing something like this, and thank goodness it does not happen often.

Kick, kick kick myself! haha

Hugs, Pat

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-02-01 18:15:34 -0600 Report


I can't speak to the diabetic self-care issues like the others have, but I can tell you that it doesn't help to beat up on yourself. After all, for you, it doesn't happen often. You're still human.

So you took a fall. Now, just get back up on that noble horse and ride proudly.


Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-01 17:03:32 -0600 Report

I can relate, I had a similar thing happen last night, I was stressed and hungry and starting to feel like I was having a sugar low so I grabbed one of those Little Debbie's brownies that my mother in law had just brought in. However I am happy to report that I no longer like them! I guess I've just been away from sugary stuff so long now that it tasted absolutely repulsive and sickeningly sweet. I don't think I'm going to have any more slips, regular sugar stuff just tastes gross to me now. It's only been about a month too I thought I'd like sugary stuff a lot longer I guess going cold turkey and starting this new diet has really changed my taste buds around.

It might be a good idea for you to buy an ice cream maker and make yourself some sugar free sherbet for the next time you feel stressed, so that it's not so bad for you. Though you can sort of get away without using an ice cream maker if you toss it in a blender for a bit to get some air worked in and then freeze it though it's not quite as soft as the churned stuff it is just as tastey. Some times I do it that way and pour it into an ice try and use it to flavor a white grape diet rite as it melt for a change in flavor it works in other soda's like sprite too.

We all fall off the wagon though, so don't beat yourself up too badly, just hop back up and try again. And find some other things you can eat instead of sherbet to feel good. You can do it, just forgive yourself and move on.

oldbuttercup 2011-02-01 14:07:08 -0600 Report

A show that I have enjoyed watching called "D Life" has suggested that eating in moderation and having treats occasionally helps with stress and not feeling bad about dietary restrictions. My local supermarkets offer sugar free ice creams which I enjoy very much.
Good Luck and May God Bless you.

melcoujes 2011-02-01 11:18:37 -0600 Report

We all fall on the wagon from time to time. The key is having the strength to get back on! I often find myself thinking I have been good so I derserve this treat. Sometimes it is hard being a diabetic!

melissa5786 2011-02-01 10:16:35 -0600 Report

We all have moments when all we want is that one thing we know we can't have. I've learned to live with the no sugar added or sugar free versions of my favorite foods. And a lot of them taste exactly the same! And I tend to allow myself one treat a week, that way I don't feel deprived and I'm not going into the freezer for the ice cream or cookies at midnight.

Harlen 2011-02-01 08:44:34 -0600 Report

Heck no I think we all do it from time to time
You know we do need to live aswell as take care of D lol
And Pat you dont ever need to kick your self over the need of a treet .
I would not have a butt left if I did that lol
Best wishes

MewElla 2011-02-01 07:38:37 -0600 Report

Hey, I think we all get real close to crossing the line, and then hopefully, withdraw. Not easy, but I have to keep a mindset as long as I can. Have a good day and warm…

re1ndeer 2011-02-01 07:10:10 -0600 Report

Hi, Pat welcome to the DC Community.

Yes, at times we all are stressed. Take one day at a time.
The community here is here to help you.

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