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Old 07-13-2018, 02:21   #21
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Well, since getting diabetes, I've had to quit a lot of things. Not that I was ever a big drinker, but I sure miss my margaritas!!!! Especially the watermelon and peach margaritas!!!! I could chug those until I slide under the table! But no more. It hasn't been a real problem, but I do get the urge for one once in a while, but it's not anything that isn't manageable.

Not getting to eat watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapefruit has been REALLY hard to get used to. I used to eat nothing but melon and grapefruit during the summers, since I got diabetes, I can't do that anymore either.

I've given up most of the candy. Chocolate is a bit difficult to cut out. Cake is pretty much impossible to cut out. Everything else seems ok, although I do miss my peach fried pies.

The most difficult thing of all though......potato chips. OMG!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE potatoes and potato chips. I used to eat a LOT of potatoes too. I'd buy a bag of russets, clean and bake them all, and put them in the fridge, so I'd have a nice baked potato during the week, and all I'd have to do is stick it in the microwave.

I haven't had a baked potato in what seems a lifetime, but I cannot ......CANNOT.......give up my tater chips!!!!! I try not to eat them, but I just can't stay away. Aside from cake, potato chips are my base addiction. I can't stay away. I might can go a few months without them, but then the urge comes.....and I just can't say NO!!!!!


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That was the food item I had last night that drove my BGs to the 300s - chips and dip - hadn't had any for years until last night - just a reminder why - LOL

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Getting complacent when my blood sugar gets going on a good downward trend - when it gets to a certain spot I get to feeling all triumphant, then I feel like I can slow down my monitoring, and that makes me feel like I'm more normal and can eat normal things. Then, up it goes and I get shocked and scared when I do a check and it's too high and start being a "good little diabetic" again.

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That was the food item I had last night that drove my BGs to the 300s - chips and dip - hadn't had any for years until last night - just a reminder why - LOL
Actually, I found if I make my own dip and I buy the baked chips or Lays Stax chips........it really doesn't affect me much. If you just want CHIPS and don't care about if they are potato or not, those all grain Sun Chips don't really do a "number" on me either.

And, as my Dr tells me........if I'm gonna be "bad".......then I need to eat something GOOD first. If you eat a small salad or a small bowl of veggies before eating chips and dip, it's not supposed to affect your numbers much, if at all.

According to my Dr., if you eat something "good" first, your stomach is working on that food while you are eating the "bad" stuff.....and most of the time the "bad" stuff will slip on through "unnoticed".

Well..........it works for me.

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Actually, I found if I make my own dip and I buy the baked chips or Lays Stax chips........it really doesn't affect me much. If you just want CHIPS and don't care about if they are potato or not, those all grain Sun Chips don't really do a "number" on me either.

There's no more chips in the house - my kids were up for the long weekend and they bought the chips and they left them after they went back to their places - not that it's the kids fault - it's mine but that bag and dip was just sooo tempting and addictive.

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