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Been lurking for a few days and decided ya'll needed to know I'm here. I've seen some very interesting posts and look forward to interacting and learning here.:ranger:
 

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Been lurking for a few days and decided ya'll needed to know I'm here. I've seen some very interesting posts and look forward to interacting and learning here.:ranger:
Hi there espresso! Good to meet ya. Tell us a bit about yourself :)
 

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Hello and welcome, espresso. Happy to have you with us . . . tell us more about yourself & how you manage your diabetes.

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Thanks for the welcome! I think I understand that I have to have 5 posts or so to add a signature, so I'm working on that. Otherwise, I'm a TY2 diagnosed in July 2008, taking met and mostly "lower" carbing (fall off the wagon occasionally). Shanny, I'm on another forum with a different name (Alura) so it's good to see a familiar face - I've seen a few others here. Looking forward to learning more about all.
 

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Terrific! Hello again, Alura . . . we're even FaceBook friends! :D

I think most of us lower carbers occasionally shoot ourselves in the foot . . . it was me yesterday eating a whole toasted thin bun with my morning coffee! I can get by with those little buns if I only eat half . . . and I KNOW that!
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Oh, if that was all I had done lately! I baked a cake for a co-worker who had a new baby....sampled the icing then ate a hefty slice w/ice cream at work on a fairly empty stomach. Don't even know how high I was, I felt soooooo bad for the rest of the day and the next one. Won't I ever learn? If I can just keep remembering how bad I felt, maybe it will help. I didn't just shoot my foot, I massacred my leg, too.
 

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Last night I went out for a hamburger. I order onion rings :frusty: and ate the whole order. I tested afterward and was at 187. Didn't think I would go that high. But we all do it...
 

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I think if I didn't indulge occasionally I would be a mess. I do know that it's only to be occasionally and I pick up where I left off. I admire those that have the will power to stick to the best diet. For me, though, somehow knowing I can still have a treat makes it all seem not so depressing....to each his own!
 

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Okay, I think I have a signature now....just trying it out!
 

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Last night I went out for a hamburger. I order onion rings :frusty: and ate the whole order. I tested afterward and was at 187. Didn't think I would go that high. But we all do it...
Oh yeah...onions rings kill me too, everytime. My weakness is cheesecake. I have to have a piece occasionally, I just cant resist it. I always eat it plain, and leave the crust....but still...it costs me a pretty sizeable insulin bolus to cover it *sigh*
 

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Oh yeah...onions rings kill me too, everytime. My weakness is cheesecake. I have to have a piece occasionally, I just cant resist it. I always eat it plain, and leave the crust....but still...it costs me a pretty sizeable insulin bolus to cover it *sigh*
I hadn't had them since DX and thought that people were surely wrong about how bad they were. Guess not...:nono:
I love cheesecake. I have not had any since DX but I am sure some day I will not be able to resist it. Hopefully I will be running low that day...
 

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I made a really good alternative once. I used a sugar free recipe for cheesecake..instead of putting it in a crust, i poured the ceesecake mixture into custard cups and baked it. I put a bit of no sugar strawberry preserves on top and it was very good. Even my hubby loved it.
 

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Oh yeah...onions rings kill me too, everytime. My weakness is cheesecake. I have to have a piece occasionally, I just cant resist it. I always eat it plain, and leave the crust....but still...it costs me a pretty sizeable insulin bolus to cover it *sigh*
Pam, I found sugar free cheesecake at Whole Foods....in the bakery section where they had individually packaged pieces. I ate bites of it for over a week...really satisfies that urge. I'm lucky that I can feel satisfied with a taste of something....usually. :) As long as I only keep a small portion in the house, I'm ok, but I found out when I bought a whole watermelon (small one) that if it's there, I will eat more than I should. I ended up taking most of it to my granddaughter to get it out of my sight!
 

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Last night I went out for a hamburger. I order onion rings :frusty: and ate the whole order. I tested afterward and was at 187. Didn't think I would go that high. But we all do it...
A friend took me to lunch today and I had a bacon cheeseburger on a whole wheat bun.....I usually skip the bun altogether, but since my fbs was 93 this morning, I decided to eat the bun too...first time in 5 months. :) My friend had the same but added fries and a chocolate milkshake...didn't bother me a bit. 2 hours later my bs was 143 so it did go up but wasn't that bad considering I hadn't taken my metformin (don't want to take a chance of any disturbances while I'm out). 2 more hours and bs was down to 98.
 

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I made a really good alternative once. I used a sugar free recipe for cheesecake..instead of putting it in a crust, i poured the ceesecake mixture into custard cups and baked it. I put a bit of no sugar strawberry preserves on top and it was very good. Even my hubby loved it.
Sounds yummy!! hey, what about using some crushed nuts on the bottom of the cups as kind of a crust?
 

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I have a family member who is on the job of getting a time together when I can come over and try her sugar free cheesecake. We live about 45 minutes away from each other but it will happen soon. She is trying to start her own bakery and wants to offer goods to people who, medically or because of personal lifestyle choices, do not eat a lot of sugary things. She obviously still wants them to taste excellent. This is good for me since I love love love desserts but have found myself longing over these last three hard months.
I have found a weigth watchers ice cream bar with peanut butter ice cream, nuts and carmel inside of a chocolatey shell for about 17 g of carbs. Really good for a late night snack to keep my bs under control over night.
 

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Sounds yummy!! hey, what about using some crushed nuts on the bottom of the cups as kind of a crust?
hmm that may be good. I am gonna check Whole Foods for the cheesecake. I need to go there soon for almond flour anyway. Its just all the way on the other side of town and I am lazy LOL
 

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I have a family member who is on the job of getting a time together when I can come over and try her sugar free cheesecake. We live about 45 minutes away from each other but it will happen soon. She is trying to start her own bakery and wants to offer goods to people who, medically or because of personal lifestyle choices, do not eat a lot of sugary things. She obviously still wants them to taste excellent. This is good for me since I love love love desserts but have found myself longing over these last three hard months.
I have found a weigth watchers ice cream bar with peanut butter ice cream, nuts and carmel inside of a chocolatey shell for about 17 g of carbs. Really good for a late night snack to keep my bs under control over night.
That sounds like a great idea for a bakery. I know that it is hard to convert some bakery goods over to sugar free. I have bought quite a bit of sugar free items, only to be disappointed and out the extra cash that we usually shell out for for sugar free items. I eat Weight Watcher frozen treats, they are usually very good. I like the cafe latte bars, they are 21 carbs and if I keep my carbs down at dinner, I can have that latte bar. It is a good size ice cream bar for 21 carbs.
 
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