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Old 04-09-2016, 02:04   #1
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Background .. I am a senior (by age and title) engineer at an electrical utility. I have been going LCHF for 6 months with good bg results as well as 52# of weight loss. No serious eating failures to date, my A1C is running around 5.8 . I am a happy guy.

I find that at corporate lunches (sandwich, cookies, chips etc) I am hunting down the new guys ( who have that lean young guy look ) and encouraging them to choose a dessert of my liking (so I can watch them eat it). I explain that I would gain vicarious pleasure watching them enjoy something I would like , but choose not to have.

This morning I encouraged young Chris (not his real name) to try a Krispy Kreme glazed donut. He was reluctant, but soon agreed after some gentle coaching. He is a nice engineering student co-op having his first work experience and had the bad fortune to fall in with older engineers and ex-linemen, an interesting combination. There is significant good natured teasing among the life lessons we pass on.

So on a scale of 1 (harmless old guy fun) to 5 (your mama taught you better), how bad a person am I?

Hope you have a great weekend

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Well, did he enjoy it?

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So on a scale of 1 (harmless old guy fun) to 5 (your mama taught you better), how bad a person am I?

Hope you have a great weekend

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So rather than poison your own system, you'd rather encourage someone else to poison their system, just so you can watch???

This is wrong is so many ways! You have no idea if the person is diabetic themselves and yours was just the extra push the person needed to give into the sugar temptation, sending their numbers into the stratosphere! Being slim and fit is not a measure of someone that is non-diabetic - you can't tell by physical observation!

Quit playing with someone's health for your own enjoyment!

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Hey, Lee, what I do is make pies and cakes and cookies and give them to family or friends who can eat that sort of thing and enjoy it. I know I am using good ingredients, (whole wheat, fresh fruit, honey...), and it really is a pleasure to see people enjoy foods I can no longer touch. But Krispy Kreme? Tsk tsk tsk!

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Priceless.

Nothing wrong if you only suggested and didn't force it down their throats!

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I drove to pick up our lunch of takeout salads the other day, and tossed in a Whoopie Pie for my other friends to eat for dessert. One of them is 40, weighs 120, and has a FBG in th 70s. (We checked with my meter.) She almost never eats anyhing "naughty" for her. I do take some sort of vicarious pleasure, knowing she's really enjoying something sweet and yummy!

(And for the record, I checked: 42 grams of carb in HALF a Whoopie Pie!)

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There was a time when I could , I would have done it. But with the new awakening of a the killing our food intake does to us. No way would I eat it or ever encourage someone to do it. Please change your way of enjoyment.

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There was a time when I could , I would have done it. But with the new awakening of a the killing our food intake does to us. No way would I eat it or ever encourage someone to do it. Please change your way of enjoyment.
Well, different people learn in different ways. Most people, if you try to tell them about the harmful effects of glucose/fructose would just get annoyed and tell you to stop "preaching" and advocating fringe diets.

Maybe these folks would eventually get a clue from this rather amusing exchange and finally wonder, "Why doesn't HE want to eat it?"

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I love Lee's story, and my non-diabetic friend and I had a good laugh over it. Thanks.

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When I first read this, I thought "man this guy is a bit off center"....but

after reading other comments, I fear maybe I am the "odd man out"!

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