My morning blood sugar was 80 this morning! Wow, I remember when I was happy with anything under 200.
Have you ever said to yourself, "I'll start fresh tomorrow (or next week/month/etc.)." ?
I used to say that to myself a lot. If I made a slip in my diet I would give up, pig out for the rest of the day, and tell myself I would do better tomorrow.
I think a lot of people with addictions must do this. That phrase was in Jeff Garlin's book My Footprint: Carrying the Weight of the World a lot. I did not enjoy this book very much. I thought it would be inspiring about how a celebrity with food addictions conquered them. But the end of the book didn't seem to have a resolution. It wasn't inspiring. The main thing for me was that I totally identified with the "starting over tomorrow" philosophy and saw how it just does not work - at all.
So I am very proud to say that I am no longer using that approach. I had something sweet after lunch for the last 3 days, took my bolus (fast acting insulin for those not on a pump) for it, and continued to eat low carb for the rest of the day. My sweet treats did not have any grains in them and they have not affected my basal rate (24 hr insulin amount) nor my overall blood sugars.
On the other hand, if I ate a slice of bread I think it would affect my basal rate and my blood sugars for 3 days minimum.
I know I probably should not eat sweets that often, but I'm accepting the fact that I'm not perfect and moving on. My main goal is good blood sugars and a good A1c. The lowest A1c I have ever had is 8 and I am hoping to do so-o-o much better! Wish me luck!