Like "Btw, funny you should say that. That's exactly what I told my dr when I saw him last and he asked me how my diabetes was going. I told him that I s*ck at being diabetic. He laughed at me. He thanked me for being honest. Then I got my swim spa finally up and running and have had a blast. I still s*ck just maybe not as bad. I still enjoy treats but now I eat more fruit because I'm not so scared as I was when I first got diagnosed. I figure fruit is better than doughnuts. Now that I can take met forman I don't have to work as hard. But of course, that's not saying I don't have to work. I still do, and I still work hard, but now I just worry a lot less. Then as I said I make small changes. When I go out, for instance, I don't get dessert any more. That was hard because for me, going out is a treat all by itself. There's a lot of good sugar free ice cream out there. Clondike is good and also the pecan delights from Rustle Stovers. The malls usually have candy places that make excellent sugar free candies. We also found a sugar free pecan pie at the bakery that only had 24 carbs a slic. I'm sure those who are better at eating good are going Oh my goodness that's a lot of carbs... but considering that a lot of the sugar free pies were 60 per slice... I was quite excited. It was very good also. I just thought of a line from a song called God bless the child. You can help yourself, but don't take too much. It's a good rule of thumb. Have *SOME* of what you want, but only some and not all. Maybe at first only have a treat once a week or something. Better still find other ways to reward yourself that don't involve food. Remember my first statement and take all I say with a grain of salt. I do s*ck at being diabetic. So I'm walkin this walk right along with you. We all are. When I used to do the lots of protein and few carbs, I found I liked smoked salmon and cheese. There are lots of good flavors of smoked salmon. Ok I'm really done now. Please let me know about your changes. Oh yeah, McDonalds has a really ood oatmeal thing with apples and rasins in it. It's probably not the best thing but it's better than the saucage biscuit and hashbrowns I would usually get. Sometimes you get in situations where you have to choose the lesser of two evils, and when that fails, jump in the pool and grab the row bars."