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I had a case of emotional eating last night
3 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2012 - 4:43PM #4
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i will admit I did at one time but no longer do,    I credit good control for some of that. 

3 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2012 - 12:10PM #3
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Congratualtions on recognizing that it was your emotions that were making you feel hungry.  I count it a victory everytime I recognize the difference between physical and emotional hunger.  That is an important step in short circuiting the behavior.  I agree with Val that it is great to find other ways to get that emotional need met.  I try to do something to make myself feel pampered, connect with others or redirect my feelings. 

I hope that things are okay with your loved one.

Take care,


3 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2012 - 8:33PM #2
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Yes, I get emotional eating. I had it before I was diagnosed, and I have it afterwards. I try NOT to do it...instead, searching out other alternatives. Exercise, calling a friend, etc.  BUT, I do and have done it. I expect to do it next week...but, I am trying to set myself up some safety nets to keep me from doing it. For instance, I KNOW it is going to be a tough week, so I have talked to folks to let them know I might need their ears...and, I have tried to get rid of the bad stuff from the house. Helps when the werewolf comes out. My co-workers are going to love the influx of treats! LOL

Once in a while, those binges are not going to be awful on your numbers. But, doing it daily, all the time...well, it will.

When you have those emotional eating cannot go back and change it. All you can do is figure out ways to set up some safety nets for the future, and go on. As the kids like to say a lot now a days...It is what it is....

I think you will be pleased with your next a1c results...and, I look forward to hear you when you do!

3 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2012 - 12:01PM #1
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I heard something in the family that makes me sad and it might not even be true but it sent me into an emotional tailspin.  I feel so sad and I needed comfort and eating is the only comfort I can get when I feel extreme loss.  I thought my numbers would be out of this world today but I tested and it was just 168.  Use to be my highs would be up to the upper 200s.  I am getting dry mouth with lower highs these days because I am no loner use to highs.  Thank God I didn't have those extreme symptoms I always had with extreme highs. 

Do any of you still emotionally eat at times?  IT is not always easy to do things right.  I jump track but I usually get back on quicker than I use to.  We have fruit now and that helps us alot.  There is good fruit and there is high carb fruit.  I know the fruit cuts the cravings for sugary things and at least it is nutritous too.  It gives an energy pick me up to for us.  If I don't have fruit around I just don't know how to deal with the hunger that comes and gets out of control.  My numbers go up for sure.

I hope that I am doing well enough never to get serious complications.  I will try my personal best to insure that doesn't happen.  We see the doctor for our A1C tests and I wish it was earlier.  I so look forward to receiving the results.  It is a goal I set for myself every time to do well.  I had been doing better in my own mind and I hope it will show as reality with that test.

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