One of the issues I find with myself on this health and fitness journey is that I tend to be watching calorie consumption but not always paying attention to the results of my choices in regard to my blood sugars. I am type 2 diabetic. I know the need to eat wisely and to eat on a regular schedule...and to make good food choices.
Yesterday, I learned (I hope) a good lesson. DH and I were going to have a dance lesson at noon.
That was fine. Got done at one and had planned to get lunch while we were out and about. HE decided we should stop BEFORE lunch at the social security office where we were to show them a document (marriage license). You KNOW nothing goes quickly in those environments...and even though our reason for being there was short, the wait was not so short. I began to not feel so good and correctly assumed it was because of our delay in having lunch. Next st0p was lunch.
OK...ate well, lean meat and lots of veggies and immediately felt better. I also served myself a very small taste of what I think was bread pudding. I KNOW better. I have been mostly off wheat for months now. Certainly didn't need the sugar content either and I knew all that. I had more bread pudding....thinking about the bread part...but not the sugar...and knowing I shouldn't have had any more. STUPID.
Not long after we got home, I started getting sleepy. We had planned to go to a dance last night but DH had a chemical reaction to someone's perfume or soap while we were in the SS office (he had to leave the building..his glands were rapidly swelling and he felt it in his sinuses and throat also). By evening, DH was feeling like he was getting sick...and I was ready and wishing to go to bed WAYYY too early. I was actually glad to NOT be going dancing. WHAT???
This morning, I was wondering why I was SO tired last evening. Then I realized how much wheat I must have eaten. I am not gluten intolerant..or wheat intolerant so that was a bit much of a reaction to have. THEN it occurred to me that the bread pudding was probably loaded with sugar!!!! I probably sent my blood sugars through the roof (too bad we didn't go dancing...I could have worked some of it out of my system). I sure hope I didn't do serious damage to myself with that!
SO, today I am feeling fine. Blood sugar test was not out of the ordinary range for me this morning...but I am NOT happy at the dumb choices I made yesterday.
I also realize that it is possible that the low blood sugars contributed to my not making good choices...though by the dessert time of the meal, I would have thought that would no longer be an issue.
I am hoping I will learn from this eating disaster of a seriously bad choice on my part. I am sharing it to help ME remember, and maybe to help someone else THINK about that shouldn't-have-it-but-I'll-hav
e-a-taste choice BEFORE they pay the consequences.