Well yesterday I received the 2 boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints and last night realized why I do NOT need to buy these devilishly good tasting cookies.
I have absolutely no self control!! NONE, NADA, ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH!! (Did I mention I have NO self-control?)
_The first box I bought - from a sweet,smiling vendor of this delicious confection-at the bank was on a whim. Who can resist such a treat? Realizing my weakness and how easily I gave into temptation I gave that first box to my FIL...yea they were out of my house.
_Then... the order that I had placed with a friends daughter (who can tell that sweet smile no?) was delivered yesterday. Partially recognizing my weakness and not wanting to sabotage my weight loss efforts I gave a box to my son's family (there are 3 children-2 adults-and plenty of friends) That left me with one box!! UH OH!!
My resolve became very weak - I was tired- and I ate, and ate, and ate. in all I consumed 5 servings - yes 5 servings - leaving only 8 thin, delicious, mouth watering discs of minty chocolate yum. I began to feel dozy, my eyelids would not stay open and before I knew it I had fallen asleep -- in a self-induced SUGAR COMA!!! not good at all!!!
Four or five hours later I wake up feeling not well at all so I tested my glucose levels 317...OMG!! my levels were 83 that morning!! Panic set in, I took some medicine and waited.. 2 hrs later - 271 coming down but not out of the woods yet! - 4am (3.5 hrs later) they finally came down to 124 and this morning they were at 50.
Well after all that drama I gave the rest of them to my hubby with strict instructions to not allow me anymore no matter how much I beg and plead.
Today the scare has marked me enough that I even refused pizza or breadsticks and I am watching what I am eating with an eagle eye. I CANNOT even start on the sweets, I have to limit my breads, crackers and starchy foods. Back when I was first diagnosed 14 years ago I had some leeway and the "bad" foods did not affect me immediately, NOW it spikes my sugar levels almost as fast as I consume the affecting food and what I eat could literally be the death of me.
So there will be no more "cookie" drama and succumbing to my carb temptations. When I crave these, I must remember what happened when I caved and the terror of my readings.
Thanks for listening