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Please don’t stop posting...

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Brunneria, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Hi All,

    This is addressed to everyone (not just the low carbers) who have fallen off their wagon over Xmas.
    Doesn’t matter what particular wagon it is.

    Every year we get posters who go AWOL around this time year. Could be the roasties, the Tin of Quality St, the extra special superdooper family recipe eggnog...
    Whatever the cause, they disappear. Starts as one day, then it grows, and grows... amazing how far ‘just one more’ will take you.
    Sometimes it can last til April, if you let it.

    Well, I am encouraging you to get that meter back out.
    Stop buying your version of kryptonite (whatever your brand of kryptonite happens to be).
    And just keep reading and posting on the forum.
    You will find you are very much NOT alone, and that clambering back on your particular wagon is really much easier when you aren’t going it alone.

    Don’t feel guilty.
    Don’t feel ashamed.
    Just keep in touch.
    :D
    We’ve all been there.
     
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  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am still here despite the fabulous roasties with Christmas dinner! AND I am going to have them again but not until next Christmas :)
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I will post just as soon as we've had the bubble and squeak, is that OK? ;)
     
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  4. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok ok - yesterday I had - turkey, 3 roasties, lots of veg, stuffing, 2 parsnips, proper flour thickened gravy, cranberry sauce (ok it was fresh made not out of a jar) bread sauce eeek! I didn't see that one coming a big :woot: tablespoon Christmas pudding with fresh cream a hotel chocolat cracker with 3 chocs - I swapped mine around with folks until I got dark ones;)

    THEN......

    Tea/supper
    Cold cuts, salad, coleslaw, half a wholemeal bread roll, pickles, chutneys, cheese and some crackers, then a mince pie with cream, nuts and olives whilst playing games

    I did indulge far more than I ever have for the last 10 Christmases since diagnosis - but hey ho! Bite me lol

    Meter readings- only took 3 but all were pleasantly surprising - I know without a doubt I will at some point have been higher and probably missed the peaks but - 2 hrs after lunch 7.2, 4 hours after lunch and an hr before supper 5.6 - 3 hrs after supper and just before bed 6.1 - so all in all not bad

    Just about to have what I consider my real Christmas treat - cold turkey and ham, pickles and trimmings CHIPS AND 1/2 SLICE OF WHITE BREAD FOR A CHIP BUTTY! I make no apologies for this and this will be the end of it

    There was obviously one or two alcoholic beverages used as well but I'm keeping that between me and my liver

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL XXXXX
     
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  5. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had half a mince pie and double cream. Back on the wagon tomorrow.
     
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  6. Charis1213

    Charis1213 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm only five weeks into bringing my sugar down , and yesterday I had the full Christmas dinner and chocolate cake and double cream and cake with custard not all at the same time lol .

    But this morning my blood sugar reading was 7.3 and i was thrilled with that as it was 7.4 yesterday . I was stressed yesterday as my sister in law has ignored me for 3 years because of a misunderstanding and we go visit mother in law Christmas day and she is always there, but I reckon she had been visited by 3 ghosts as she went out of her way to speak to me , I forgive and I forget now as life is more important and I am happy she has decided to speak to me again makes life easier lol .

    So today went straight back onto LCHF and enjoyed my food so much .

    I will keep posting this place is my strength I love it . Merry Christmas everyone xxx
     
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  7. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting the climb now (but its a long way up). :arghh::confused:
     
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  8. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Chook,

    How are you?

    Great to see you on the forum again. We have missed you. Welcome back.
     
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  9. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Ooh @Chook WONDERFULL to see you again! Welcome back. :D:D:D
     
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  10. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see you @Chook - Don't worry what's goes up must come down ;) :)
     
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  11. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't even know what a roastie is ... :)

    However, I enjoyed a small pumpkin pie, which spiked me as high as 8 Christmas Day. I'm sure the French toast I had with my breakfast bacon didn't help either.

    This morning I ate the last piece of pie for breakfast with my coffee, and three hours later, after a long nap, BG was 4.2.

    So, no more pie in the house, and after today it's back to sausages for breakfast. And I will use up the eggs by scrambling or boiling them instead of making any more French toast.

    I hope.
     
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  12. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Chook!!!!!!!!!!!!! How absolutely fantastic to see you.

    I've thought of you often, and wondered how you were getting along.
     
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  14. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks. :)
     
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  15. Spl@

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    Ha. I willfully jumped off the wagon today as my mum and dad are here.

    Bent the rules a little yesterday. Burned the rule book outright today.

    Normal service tommorow but today all bets are off. Opening the bottle of port shortly. There won't be any for tomorrow.

    Remember it's Merry Christmas.

    Go nuts.
     
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    Spent Xmas day yo-yoing as usual, which is fine because I’m strict all year and want to eat sweet, carby treats for a change! No hypos and the highest was a 13, so that’s a win for me!

    I’ll be back on strict low carbing sometime over the next few days. All meals will be low carb, but might say yes to the odd Celebration chocolate, or bite of mince pie.
     
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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Plenty folks here willing to help you back up.
    :)
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Just look at all the fantastic cheeses around.
     
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  19. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    You're not looking in our fridges are you? I reckon we could sell the stuff, we have so much of it.

    Oh well. Best get troughing. :)
     
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  20. Diakat

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    We’ve got two types of goat cheese, an extra mature cheddar, tagglio, Brie and some others. Life is good.
     
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