Temptation and Frustration

My mantra when coping with diabetes is “Moderation not deprivation.” I take advantage of this typically, particularly when somebody tells me I am unable to eat one thing as a result of I’ve diabetes.
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I do know there are issues I “can’t” have as a result of I admit that I’ve hassle with moderation. Girl Scout cookies are towards the highest of this record. Those tempting meals which are simply too good to have moderately. 

Recently our city had their yearly competition that the majority cities have. The carnival and the crafters. The performers and the meals. Oh the meals! 

My two favourite truthful objects would most likely be a lemon shake-up and a funnel cake. Oh wait! The yumminess of the fried Snickers! Ok, three favourite issues. Thankfully the lemon shake-up vendor (a neighborhood barbershop group) will make their with Splenda or with out sugar in the event you ask. Yes, it is not as candy, however it has lots much less carbs that method. However, I’ve but to discover a low-carb funnel cake or fried Snickers. Well you’ll be able to have it with out the powdered sugar, however what number of carbs are nonetheless left?

There was that temptation. Oh the environment simply calls you to these meals vendor stands with their yummy goodness. Yes, I admit I gave in. I ordered myself a fried Snickers, maintain the powdered sugar please. I did not order myself a funnel cake, although I did get two for my youngsters to share. More temptation: They did not eat all of it. Yes, I had some, reminding myself that I did not have a complete one.

Yes, I handled some frustration with myself. But then I thought of it. Moderation not deprivation. Our city competition is barely yearly. I had a really low carb lunch. I used to be strolling round fairly a bit, burning off a lot of these carbs. I made a decision I used to be extra annoyed with the illness than my decisions. It’s irritating that these of us dwelling with diabetes even must make these decisions.

Reminding myself that I can stability temptation and frustration with moderation and objectives is what retains me going.