February 14, 2016
So, how did it go? Take your blood sugar lately? 🙂
If you feel you’re making all the right decisions — BRAVO! Good for you. If perhaps that’s not the way your day is moving along, remember — you can always start over. We are only human, so just do your best.
Hey! Maybe you’re not a sugarholic or chocoholic — count your blessings! But, if you are, you’ll relate to this post, and this time period may be rough for you. It’s interesting, I’ve found that many of my friends don’t crave sweets. Their “drug of choice” is carbs! Is their a difference? 😦 [Too many links to post.] If you’re in this category, Google carboholic. You may be in for a surprise…
For those of us who crave sweets, please — BE ON GUARD against the sales next week. All those bright, shimmering, pink and red heart-shaped containers, beautifully decorated square and rectangular boxes, that are left over and filled with shiny pieces of chocolate, will likely be 70% off! I LOVE a good sale, AND, I am a “chocolate addict,” so I know those boxes will be calling me.
Here’s this Dedicated Diabetic’s PLAN to avoid temptation — I’m simply NOT going into the stores tomorrow. I just can’t. I know my limitations. That chocolatey odor will seep from the containers and I’ll hear my name being called — “Kathy, I’m over here. Buy me — 70% OFF — how can you resist?” UGH! Torture. I seem to be most vulnerable around Halloween and Valentine’s Day, for obvious reasons. My plan is to take my “vulnerable” self as far away from those stores/displays, as is humanly possible. I have my trusty Grapefruit Oil, always at the ready, (IMPORTANT: Check with your doctor; this oil really should not be smelled directly from the bottle — could cause irritation in your nose. Instead, a drop or two on the palms of your hands, held away from your nose, is the more appropriate method. Check it out before using!). For the past week or so, I’ve been sniffing away when I even think chocolate, dessert, any tempting delight. I’ve mentioned it before — I think the odor of the grapefruit oil simply “detours your brain” away from craving the sweets.
My “HEARTfelt” (get it?) suggestion to you, my fellow Type 2 Diabetics: Make the healthy choices — for yourself. Begin TODAY, right now. Do it for YOU — the effect will trickle down to those you love. you’ll see.
The good news is the stores will be sold out in two or three days, and “Satan’s Attack” will be over. Ended. Kaput! 🙂