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My First Day

Friday, July 19, 2013

Yesterday was the first day on my low glycemic diet through the Herman Memorial Hospital and my Insurance Company and case management nurse. WOW I did NOT do well yesterday and I can see that the fish sandwiches on wheat may have to go away emoticon

I can always convince myself that eating the fish is healthy and loaded with omega 3's but then I have to remind myself of the fact it is fried. I of course do not want to eat it without the yummy tartar sauce but I can go home and put my sugar free ketchup on instead. I CAN say that I eat it on a whole wheat bun! emoticon
My counselor stated that NO food is ever completely off limits, but I will need to adjust the amount I enjoy at any given time. So day two is in progress. So far I am doing ok and I am happy with the fact that I have been able to restrain from over indulging so far. I will admit that the PB&J sandwiches I made the children was doing some heavy duty tempting >:/ (EVIL PB & J's!) emoticon

The problem I have is that the later the day becomes, the more I feel the stresses of said day and the harder it becomes for me to turn away from the feel good foods that will (in my mind) make me feel comforted. The more stress I have the angrier I become from the lack of control over my own life and circumstances. THIS my friends is a vicious cycle that I have to get the upper hand on. It's not the lack of control over the stress in my life that is the problem, it's the lack of control I have over my reaction to the stress roller coaster I ride each and every day.

So on with day two......
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ESYLVANTUTOR207 7/19/2013 11:21PM

    Hi Deb...sounds like a positive start. I know about the roller coaster of stress. It takes time to change some of the behavior that we have been used to for years. But you can do it, one tiny change at a time. Just being aware of how you react is a step in the right direction. You can do it, Deb, little by little. Good luck with Day 2.
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MOTHEPRO 7/19/2013 9:12PM

    Stay strong!
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CINDHOLM 7/19/2013 9:08PM

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BIGREDANGEL 7/19/2013 7:48PM

    I hear ya Debbie...I still struggle the longer the day goes on, but it gets easier emoticon

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CAROL_31649731 7/19/2013 6:48PM

    Really enjoyed your blog today . . . really curious as to why you're on the low glycemic diet, though. That's got to be a difficult task! I may have to go that route, too (my sugar was high when I got my last labwork done--do high glycemic foods cause sugar to rise?). Hang in there . . . tomorrow is another day!

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DEEGIRL50 7/19/2013 5:39PM

    emoticon Hoping you find a better way to deal with your stress. How fortunate you are to have counselor to help you sort through your food choices. Learning to live in a healthy way.
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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/19/2013 5:26PM

    You Can do this.. I am a food addict and I feel you !!

YOU CAN DO THIS ... YOU CAN OVERCOME !!

Tell yourself it every day .. Look yourself in the eye and say it out loud.. replace the thought of I can't control to I HAVE CONTROL !!

hugs,
Dawn

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