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Old 04-09-2013, 13:34   #1
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It started last Monday. I had two bites of my daughter's birthday cake. By Wednesday I had a whole small price of cake and a roll. Went to visit my dad this weekend, had a fast food hamburger and various small no-no snacks at his house (not many but we all know it doesn't take much). Driving back home yesterday, I had chicken nuggets, little Debbie snack cakes and a Cadbury egg! Woke up to a 257 this morning.

I was depressed about my numbers before eating all that, and now I am even more discouraged.

How do y'all get back on track? I mean not with a "I got of the track" slip up, but with a "I ran the train into a ravine" kind of slip up?

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I've only done that twice since dx - a beignet in New Orleans, and a champagne brunch on the beach, Florida panhandle, when I was driving cross-country and they brought a basket of fresh-baked muffins and breads. I took a small nip from each one 'just to taste', decided I would eat the one I liked best, and once the brakes were off ... 'ran the train into the ravine'! The next day I had 2 hushpuppies with my lunch.

Got back on track by just deciding to. The baked goods were wonderful, but not worth the feeling of lack of control. I hated it. And after I ate those hushpuppies I realized exceptions don't work for me. Some people can do it, but for me ... it just sets me up for trouble and I haven't gone off the reservation since.

Dig deeply and figure out what motivates you. Focus on why you need to control your bg - and the rewards of doing it.

Good luck - you can do this!

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I do sympathise! I was the same for 2 whole weeks after my relationship broke down. I was on a complete binge. Managed to gain 4 kilos in 2 weeks. My post prandials were terrible but thankfully FBG wasn't too bad.
The only way I stopped, and I'm not necessarily recommending it, was to set a date for the Monday of last week, and just allow myself to have what I really fancied and had been missing; so though it was a self destructive episode it was limited.

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Not sure how to tell you to get back on track other than take the bull by the horns and don't let go.
Seeing that you are T2 I think that your diet is probably a little more important than a person like myself that is a T1 and has the advantage to use more insulin to cover what I consume.
Cold turkey was the only way I could do it , if I had a few carbs on Monday then Tuesday it seemed like I needed more Wednesday = more and so on and the train was going downhill with no brakes with certainty of a wreck ; not if just a question of if but just when.

Good luck , buckle down and just make it happen ; you and your family will benefit in the long run.

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It started last Monday. I had two bites of my daughter's birthday cake. By Wednesday I had a whole small price of cake and a roll. Went to visit my dad this weekend, had a fast food hamburger and various small no-no snacks at his house (not many but we all know it doesn't take much). Driving back home yesterday, I had chicken nuggets, little Debbie snack cakes and a Cadbury egg! Woke up to a 257 this morning.

I was depressed about my numbers before eating all that, and now I am even more discouraged.

How do y'all get back on track? I mean not with a "I got of the track" slip up, but with a "I ran the train into a ravine" kind of slip up?
Were you on a ketogenic diet? LC/HF before the train? If so, I've definitely done this. The best thing about this is that you get to start over, increasing your protein for the first few weeks. That's a lot of protein, and you start to actually feel better and stronger, more full. Do you use the diet scale from the bloodsugar101 site?

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Since this is a lifetime journey - not just a "diet" - then if there's a few bumps (falls) along the way, just pick yourself up and keep on going.

One thing these carb binges do for us is to reinforce just how deadly they are for us - figuragitely and actually. It's a lot like being an alcoholic - recovered alcoholics cannot have "just one". Many of us are the same way - we cannot have "just one bite" of carbs.

Try focusing on how great you've been doing (off-track episode aside) and continue to gain confidence in your new lifestyle. When you pass up temptation in the future - pat yourself on the back. You know how difficult it is and if you resist you know that you have accomplished a great feat (even if no one else does.)

Oh, and don't beat yourself up when you yield to temptation. But praise yourself when you don't.

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It started last Monday. I had two bites of my daughter's birthday cake. By Wednesday I had a whole small price of cake and a roll. Went to visit my dad this weekend, had a fast food hamburger and various small no-no snacks at his house (not many but we all know it doesn't take much). Driving back home yesterday, I had chicken nuggets, little Debbie snack cakes and a Cadbury egg! Woke up to a 257 this morning.

I was depressed about my numbers before eating all that, and now I am even more discouraged.

How do y'all get back on track? I mean not with a "I got of the track" slip up, but with a "I ran the train into a ravine" kind of slip up?
I run train in the ravine at least once a day and as hard as I try I lose because I'm such a junk food junkie. I gave up sweets for lent it was awful I learned nothing of what I should for it and an right back where I started from and daily I beat myself up. If you have a hard time giving these things up then try to find a way incorporate a treat daily that won't raise you so high?

 
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Thanks y'all! I know it is something I have to do myself, but putting it out there gives me some accountability. I can't just ignore it then. ;-)

I have been on LCHF since January and have been mostly impeccable. A few no-nos here and there (lasting a meal or maybe a day) but this one lasted a week! It is going to take me a while to get back. My ketone strip showed a lot of glucose in my urine this morning.

Why do I do this to myself?!

I don't use a scale, I keep track with the my fitness pal app. I usually keep it at a 3-5/20-25/75-85% carb/protien/fat ratio. However, since getting off the glipizide I haven't been able to get my numbers where they need to be and it finally got to me!

Is there a test they can do that shows if your pancreas is producing insulin? I am beginning to think mine is barely working.

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I run train in the ravine at least once a day and as hard as I try I lose because I'm such a junk food junkie. I gave up sweets for lent it was awful I learned nothing of what I should for it and an right back where I started from and daily I beat myself up. If you have a hard time giving these things up then try to find a way incorporate a treat daily that won't raise you so high?

^^i have tried. I can't have fruit, sugar free products do a number on my stomach, and I can't use Splenda. I haven't ordered any liquid Splenda yet. I haven't found a sweet treat that wont spike me. Not yet, anyway! ;-)

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I run train in the ravine at least once a day and as hard as I try I lose because I'm such a junk food junkie. I gave up sweets for lent it was awful I learned nothing of what I should for it and an right back where I started from and daily I beat myself up. If you have a hard time giving these things up then try to find a way incorporate a treat daily that won't raise you so high?

^^i have tried. I can't have fruit, sugar free products do a number on my stomach, and I can't use Splenda. I haven't ordered any liquid Splenda yet. I haven't found a sweet treat that wont spike me. Not yet, anyway! ;-)

I know what I said goes against everyone on this board who struggles including myself. I indulge in the dark lindt chocolate and its my saviour or I would never make it through a day of other sweets. You sounds much more dedicated then I can ever hope to be. Good luck and I know you will do fine again.

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