It’s amazing how caught up in life one can get — I sure did. My apologies for my absence; Hope you missed me! 🙂 Stuff happens and this Type 2 Diabetic managed to put writing at the bottom of my priority list.
I’m back and ready to have at it; DIABETES, that is. I managed to get through Thanksgiving without too many poor choices. So much of our problems are related to portion control. Luckily my china is from Italy and the plates are a European-size. That means small! They’re larger than a normal lunch plate size, but not as large as an American dinner plate. Thus, the plate gets filled up very easily. When I use that china, my guests usually end up having seconds. (I didn’t do that, but I did make sure that, when all was said and done, I had another turkey dinner or two for the rest of the week).
Turkey is my all-time favorite, and not a problem in terms of Diabetes. The problem lies in the side dishes. I had some of everything — Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and tons of veggies. So a little of everything made me a happy camper. That gravy, though, it calls my name every time. Did I indulge? Damn right I did!
My cousin brought desert, but portion control was the name of the game for me. She brought cookies and a platter of individual portions of cakes, cannolli’s. All in all,the day was a success and I didn’t have that “stuffed” feeling.
How was your Thanksgiving? The good news is that, if your dinner was less than exemplary, there’s always another Day 1 — stop beating yourself up, and start over. We’re only human.
My goal for the rest of the year is to stay focused and eat mindfully. The Holiday Season is a challenge for diabetics; temptation is everywhere. I’ll handle it one day at a time, sometimes one meal at a time! Lets work together during this season to stay on track.
WE CAN DO IT!