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The SCREAM thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Robinredbreast, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Mrsmac247

    Mrsmac247 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just want to scream as loud as I can. I've tried my best you be positive since being diagnosed 4 weeks ago but today my husband told me that my 'get up and go has got up and gone'.

    I used to be spontaneous and find various little trips and outings like shopping, car boot, home improvement trips etc but...I just don't have the energy anymore. I can't believe the difference 4 weeks have made to my life.

    Right now I just want to have some ice cream with my kids on this bank holiday weekend. So fed up of this way of eating, never no energy and an alien in my own family, my kids dying understand why I can't have the **** ice cream
     
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  2. Nuthead

    Nuthead Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It does get better. What is going on between your ears is probably the most important thing to sort out then the diabetes get so much easier. Been there done that.
     
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  3. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Its a big lifestyle change..... whilst many may shoot me down in flames I would say as long as you keep an eye on your bs then have your ice cream.... I don't do very low carb, I eat to my meter so when I really fancy something I check my bs and if it is at a reasonable level (sort of mid-way between meals just after my 2 hour reading or maybe at 3 hours) I will have said "naughtiness" and test it at 2 hours...... you may be surprised to find that it isn't so bad as you thought .... and might be able to incorporate it into a "treat" system to motivate you and keep you going..... If you're a "Magnum" girl, buy some mini ones..... If I tried to do LCHF especially VLCHF I would fail miserably, I know I would....My weight obviously isn't dropping like those and the LCHF but my bs is stable, and within limits, and that's more important to me.....

    Hope your get up and go comes back...... I don't often have much for other health reasons so I DO know what that's like

    Have a look at the Low Carb "What have you eaten today" thread and I think you will find some nice tasty things that you AND the family can enjoy together. Fritattas are great ...... stracciatella cake .... think that's in the Low Carb recipes section but if not let me know and I'll post it for you.

    Big Hugs
    Jan
     
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  4. Mrsmac247

    Mrsmac247 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys and @Sable_Jan, there are days that I swim through and days that I just wonder why bother as although my quality of health is better and the scales are smiling, I feel like rubbish. I have aches and pains all over and loose the will when we might have to grab something quickly out and about so I just don't bother. I suppose it doesn't help that my cooker has broken down!
     
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  5. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    That DEFINITELY doesn't help :bigtears::bigtears::banghead::banghead:
    Others have said about "carb flu" making them feel grotty for a while.... maybe worth you looking it up? Or starting a thread to ask about it? Seems to be like a withdrawal thing from carbs making people feel achy and cr*p but apparently does go....

    Off to feed the dogs now
     
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  6. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Uncanny, someone just posted on the LC Recipes thread so I HERE IT IS
     
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  7. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    It's only been four weeks so you are probably feeling in shock still. You will get through it. As Jan said, sometimes it takes a while for the body to get used to not having the carbs, but once you get used to what you can and can't eat (lots of testing before and after foods) you'll find that you might well be able to eat a small amount of ice cream etc. Bergen bread is well tolerated by some. If you'venot got one yet get a carb counter book. Little Gem do a pocket sized book that you can slip in your bag when out and about. You don't say why you're not taking the Metformin. It does reduce your bs levels a bit. Just try and think ahead to when things settle down. Good luck :)
     
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  8. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    Same as my mum, never measured and always turned out fine. Can't pay the same compliment to the mother in law, she used to pour the fat from whatever she was cooking over the rest of the meal, and she didn't "string" the runner beans yuk! :arghh:
     
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  9. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    I got hold of a copy of the Robin Ellis (ex Poldark) diabetic cook book. Very simplistic recipes, one was for lamb chops marinated in olive oil and rosemary then grilled. That was it!
     
  10. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Bacon fat on New potatoes and peas but not everything. And lamb fat makes gorgeous chips. When my Mum lived with MIL she HATED having sausages cos they got sausage gravy....loaded with all the fat.....
     
  11. Mrsmac247

    Mrsmac247 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for replying @chris lowe. I actually ended up buying some lollies which were the lowest I could find at 17g I planned to share it with my husband but they are still in the freezer as the devil and Angel fight it out on my shoulder lol
     
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  12. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    What carbs do mini milk have? Mayb it's time to learn to make your own ;)
     
  13. Mrsmac247

    Mrsmac247 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmm will look them up, funny you say that as I was looking for lolly molding trays to make some lollies for the freezer using no add sugar drinks or lemon water
     
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  14. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Good thinking..... I made a packet mix icecream up using soya milk. Quite nice, also did a lemon version using essence and chocolate using cocoa powder. You can just have a small amount mayb with sugar free jelly and cream. Felt quite indulgent and sinful but tested saintly ;)
     
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  15. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Unsweetened soya milk, sainsburys own
     
  16. poohtiggy

    poohtiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :arghh::arghh::arghh:
     
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  17. Russ

    Russ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I promise you will feel better when you've worked it out. This takes different lengths of time for different people. You can have the ice cream. May be not as often. There is nothing you can't have, just less and not so often. But never think that you can't.
     
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  18. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    I end up sharing my vanilla mini magnums with Daisy (one of my cats) She sits and watches me until I've got a bit left on the stick which she licks off. :cat:
     
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  19. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    Bank holiday tv it's usual rubbish self so ended up watching Don't demolish my house. FGS! Are these people stupid???? If you have permission for a static caravan, don't build a canadian pine log cabin, if you've got permission for a single storey bungalow don't build a two floor chalet bungalow, don't build two garages and then turn one into a flat. So glad I watched it. Now to try and get my blood pressure down!:grumpy:
     
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  20. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Remember when we only had a choice of BBC or ITV ? ;)
     
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