Sugar Me Not!

Pour Some Sugar on Me

What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us all about the anticipation and delight of eating your favorite dessert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.


Okay, this is just a rotten question to ask a Type II Diabetic who is finally having a little succes losing some weight.  Sheesh.  You want me to think about what gives me diabetes, heart disease, blindness, poor lung function, kidney problems, circulation problems and neuropathy?  REALLY??

Maybe you just didn’t know all that about sugar.  Stuff is bad for you.  Did you know that  sugar ranks right up there with alcohol, cocaine, and sex for producing dopamine in your brain?  It’s why we get addicted.  It feels good.

Of course you understand that I love sweets, especially baked ones.  Chocolate anything.  Cheesecake.  Pie.  Gimme some of those sticky buns. Gimme gimme gimme.  What I’m working at right now is convincing myself that I hate it all, don’t want it, don’t need it (well, that one is true) and won’t miss it.

Come on. Gimme a break 🙂


4 thoughts on “Sugar Me Not!

    1. I have discovered (with my dietician’s guidance) a host of “treats” that are not fill with sugar. Look in your organic food section, if your grocery store has one; also in the lunchmeat/cheese area. One snack I like is Sargento’s Breakers–a small combination of cheese, meat, and nuts/fruit, for about 15 grams of carbs, which equals 1 serving. I can have 1p to 11 servings a day, if I choose. Breakstone has some cottage cheese/fruit mixes. Other favorites are found in the chip aisle, believe it or not. Bags of almonds roasted and very lightely covered with dark chocolate, for instance. Just make sure you look at the total carbs on the nutrition label, and the serving size. And you can subtract fiber grams from the total carbs because they have no effect on sugar in your blood.


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