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Goodbye Twizzlers

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Diabetes is hard! I saw my endocrinologist on Monday and was basically threatened with insulin if things didn't change. Things will be changing.

My A1c was 7.4% and it was up from 6.7% in December. I usually see her every 3 months, but my March visit was canceled due to that little corona thing happening across the world. I finally saw her after 6 months. Things were ugly. My labwork was the worst it's ever been concerning my diabetes. And it's all my fault. I can blame the virus, I can blame quarantine, or any other convenient thing happening, but I know it's my fault. I was of the mindset that as long as my labs were ok, then I could just eat whatever I wanted as long as I was working out. Well, that sure didn't work out for me! I can't outrun my fork!

As of Monday, June 22, 2020, I have finally taken my health into my own hands and will be doing what's best for me! I am going to try to give up sugar completely if possible. I did it once before and lost 45 pounds. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever, so this will be no easy thing. I love baking and I always have to sample what I make. Now all I need to do is limit it to just a sample! I am addicted to cherry Twizzlers. My husband bought me a two pack at Sam's club, a pound in each package! Twice. No lie, I could eat those morning, noon and night! It's definitely a trigger food for me and if they are in the house, they will be calling out my name! Even though I tracked them, I know they are not what I need.
So, goodbye my sweet Twizzlers.
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    Good for you! You could be me, I have a sweet tooth that won't quit. I go on sugar fasts now and again and do really well for a few months but I live with the original junk food junky. He eats sweets every day, all day. He did cut way back on soda (from 3 or 4 a day to 1 every couple of days) but is always bringing cookies and candies home. Thank goodness he doesn't care for oreos which I can't stay away from! I just don't buy them ever.

    I am rooting for you, Diabetes is an insidious condition, managing it is so important.
    121 days ago
    This blog could have been written by me. Four years ago, I had my diabetes under control and I slowly let my over confidence do me in. When I went to the doctors, she said I had to start over with eating healthy and losing weight! I did it before so I know I'm capable, I just don't have the determination I had then.
    122 days ago
    I am glad you are making a great plan to better your health.
    122 days ago
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