Diabetics and Holidays; Evil wrapped in autumn colors and Christmas cheer

Posted by Midnight Dust on November 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

I don’t think this time of year is awesome for any diabetic unless you are 100% on your game…and even then mentally its probably still rough. Its so sad that Rob woke up Thanksgiving morning and said “Allllright, bring on the headaches and sweating”.  Its so true though.

If we ate at home, it might not be as bad.  I could make some cauliflower mashed “potatoes” and healther versions of all his favorites.  It would still be hard but nothing like 2 dinners with the most amazing carbalicious foods in the world.

First was “lunch” at my parents.  Turkey, Stuffing with spicy sausage, pasta salad, roasted brussel sprouts, green beans in bacon drippings, sweet yams with marshmallows, baked beans and a slice of pumpkin pie hidden under whipped cream from a can.

Next was dinner at a friends: Sweet yams in a bourbon sauce topped with marshmallows; amazing cheesy pasta with jalapenos, cheesy potatoes, stuffing with ground beef, pot roast, turkey, fresh green bean casserole in homemade mushroom soup (my contribution), mashed potatoes w/ gravy, pumpkin pie, peanut butter pie, banana cream pie and 2 cheesecakes.

It was all amazing and ended with Rob’s sugar spiking the highest it has been in…well I guess a year, ha.  This is one of those moments where you have to have a stupid amount of will power to not want to eat everything on the table.   Rob tried to pick and choose and I think at the end it was…what on this table is worth the price I’ll pay later.  Not so much on the potatoes and gravy but the yams and cheesy pasta, didn’t stand a chance.

I just feel bad for him, knowing he’ll get sick.  I chose this time to sit on the side lines and let him do what he wants.  He knows the risks and didn’t need me jumping and pointing at everything on his plate.  I let him know when he started to feel sick, we could leave no problem.

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