Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sugar, Sugar, and Then More Sugar!

After my alphabet cookies, I decided to "let it rip" as far as eating sugar. I started off my day with pancakes, continued with chocolate pudding, a ton of cookie dough and about ten cookies. My tongue had the weirdest, sour taste on it all day. I felt achy and anxious. Just a few minutes ago, I ate more dough. I really did not want it, but I ate it anyway. Here is some wisdom from my super sugar day:
1.I built up sugar to be amazing. The alphabet cookies were "no woop."
2.Chocolate chip cookie dough is incredible and I can't handle it.
3.I feel better emotionally when I am in more control. I don't know how I am going to handle sugar between now and Christmas.
4.It was not worth it.
5.My weight will be up tomorrow
Maybe this was a great learning experience. I think this will help me in my next phase. I feel like I am in limbo right now. Hmmmmmmm what next?


Kimberly said...

I cannot tell you how much better I feel since I have actively worked to make sugar a small part of my diet instead of a major food group. I keep telling people that sugar is just as bad as fat and all the more addictive.

Pubsgal said...

Hi Joy! Oh, yeah, I hear you about the chocolate chip cookie dough. I'm not sure which I like better, the dough or the freshly baked cookie. Peer pressure (possibility of family glowering at me) and a bluntly honest blood glucose meter were the only thing that kept me from doing more than tasting 1 tsp. of the batter, a tiny bit of my daughter's cookie (she would have screeched something horrible if I had more than that :-) and 5 chips last night.

Jenny Ruhl (Blood Sugar 101 gal) did a great post about dealing with the holidays & sugar/carbs.
Although, basically, her answer is "beats me," because everyone differs. This is my first one with diabetes, although I did "act as if" when I was pregnant with my second baby and trying to avoid gestational diabetes (didn't work). That year, and this one, I'm feeling "in the zone"...but I'm not entirely sure why. Nor do I know how to make it stick forever, and that worries for now, I cling to my health log and my goals and hope for the best.