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Bydureon and Thanksgiving dinner do NOT go together...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

So I learned something very valuable today, that I will not forget any time soon. Today was my first big meal since starting the Bydureon {weekly injectable diabetes medication}. It's supposed to help the stomach empty more slowly, to keep you full longer. Welp... it works! Dear God, does it work! I did the usual dumb thing I do and stuff myself... what I wasn't banking on was that it wouldn't be short term misery. It took over 3 1/2 hours before I stopped feeling sick and miserable. And that is unheard of for me. I always eat dinner, then want pie an hour later. Not today! I didn't eat as much as I normally eat on Thanksgiving, but I paid the price anyway. It has been 4 1/2 hours since dinner and I just got enough appetite to have a small slice of pie. That is not at all normal for me. If I had any questions about whether or not the Bydureon works -- those questions have been answered quite clearly! I will NEVER eat that much again. Lesson. Learned!

And now Thanksgiving is over. Dh was a garbage disposal, so the only thing we ended up having left to throw away was extra stuffing. He shoved in all the mashed potatoes and mac'n'cheese, and peas and rolls. We threw away the stuffing. And there is turkey left, that will be turned into other delicious dinners on Saturday and Sunday. A few deviled eggs, which, made my way, aren't unhealthy, if I should decide to have one. And the cranberry salad, which I made with Splenda and Sugar Free Jello, so it's basically just fruit, will be kept in the fridge til Christmas. I just had my slice of pie, and I'm saving one slice for dh. The rest of that is going in the trash, too. I'm not going to force myself to depend on willpower to not eat the pie or leftovers... I'm removing the temptation entirely. Tomorrow will be back to business as usual, like today didn't even happen.

It wasn't a total loss of a day, though. I did take my walk this morning. I was lazy and it was cold, but I did it anyway. Cold weather usually doesn't bother me all that much, but man, the wind blowing in my face for half my walk SUCKED. I was determined, though. I got in 22 minutes, which is 2 more than the 20 I was aiming for. Also I got in 10+ glasses of water today. And had a healthy breakfast. So all in all, it wasn't a bad day. I mean, I DEFINITELY ate too much at dinner, but I didn't throw all my healthy habits out the window, and I consider that a victory.

Tomorrow I'm gonna do a 20 minute dumbbell workout video from here for my workout. Then after dh wakes up tomorrow afternoon, we have to go grocery shopping. On Black Friday. Ugh. We're going out for dinner, but we're having Greek, so I can make it healthy, like last time. And we're going to Jack's Pets to get the Christmas gifts for the babies, since we don't have a ton of groceries to buy for the week. I'll be glad to have something in their stockings so they don't look so sad and empty!

Now that my food has finally settled, I can say... today has been a good day. I did healthy things, we had a good dinner, and I got to spend quality time with dh. Can't ask for much more. I hope all the rest of you have had wonderful days, also.

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  • PICKIE98
    Wow!! That sounds almost as bad as the pea soup debacle of 1999 I survived! i made pea soup for me Dad who was dying of Alzheimers(he died a few months later) he and I are the only ones in the family that will eat peas, and specifically pea soup!! I love it and I made a huge Dutch oven of it, my Grandma's recipe of course, with smoked hocks. We ate so much of it, I did not think I would every leave either of my bathrooms ever again.
    I think I did not make any more until after he died.. i was so miserable..
    I am usually so careful about those types of foods, but it seems like the more I ate, the better it tasted!!

    I am glad you too, learned your lesson.. At least we are fast learners,eh?
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  • MARYBETH4884
    It is good to know the your medication works. It sounds like that type of med will not only help with your diabetes but also weight loss. Have a great weekend!
    1455 days ago
    Glad your day went well. emoticon Thanks for sharing how well your med~BYDUREON worked.
    That would not be a med for GI track goes into a slow down sometimes all on it's own. So, unfortunately it's been bad for a week now. And I really should have gone super small portions on Thanksgiving dinner, knowing I've been suffering...BUT, NO! I had light breakfast..only a yogurt for lunch..and tried to stick to small portions at dinner, but I ate a bit too much stuffing (my downfall!) then 2 hrs after dinner the pain started and I was so nauseous. But, ended up going up to lay down, and tried to breathe it away..and as usual it seemed to work.

    But you did pretty well! Great willpower! Especially tossing the leftovers! They are my & my DH's favorite part. We'd rather have them, than the feast on Thanksgiving!

    Wishing you Strength to stick to it through December! emoticon

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    1456 days ago
    Sorry you werent feeling well. But you pushed through way to go!
    1456 days ago
    Great job on getting out there in this cold weather to get your extra exercise in! Also you did learn a valuable lesson about stuffing yourself ~ upset tummy that lasts a long time!
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  • JO88BAKO
    Awesome!! I didn't eat as much as usual either, and I thought my belly was going to burst! What a miserable feeling!! Good for you getting out for a walk, You had a really great day. Happy Thanksgiving!!
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    Great job! emoticon
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    1456 days ago
    I hate that super-stuffed feeling. I overate too. It was my fault for letting myself get too hungry. I will be back on track tomorrow!
    1456 days ago
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