Thanksgiving 2018: What are your plans? How was it? And the food?
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This a fun discussion for all of us to participate in and discuss Thanksgiving and plans: what food will you eat, what will you be doing, Thanksgiving and your condition (does it affect it?), etc.
And, after Thanksgiving, we invite you back to discuss with us how Thanksgiving was: what food did you eat, did you enjoy spending time with family and friends, and anything related to Thanksgiving and your condition.
Look forward to the discussion and have a great Thanksgiving!
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My brother in law and her girlfriend lives in different Massachusetts. Just my husband family. My family live near Boston mass.
Un fortunately I just logged in to Carenity today and its already December 5th. However I did not do too bad on Thanksgiving. Went to my sisters (I have a huge family) there was a lot of food but since I am a bariatric patient I only took about a tablespoon of turkey, sweet potatoes, corn, stuffing and maybe 1/4 cup gravy. Later on I did allow myself to have a small slice of pecan pie. I also had just one glass of wine (I normally do not drink except on Holidays and then I drink only minimal amount 1-3 drinks) . I have now begun to bake Christmas cookies which I give to friends and family at Christmas time. This is the worst part of the holiday for me but I so enjoy the baking. problem is I do not have enough freezer space so I will bake for 2 or three days and then distribute the cookies to get them out of the fridge but I repeat this several times before Christmas as I have several groups I give to. My A1C in August 2018 was 9.6 and I just got new bloodwork last week and my A1C is 8.6. Down from August but still not where I or my Dr. wants it to be (below 7). I was having back issues and I had torn both of my hamstrings in the past six months so I have not been swimming for about six months. I do plan in January to get back to swimming at least 2 days a week and exercising at home 3 days/week. I am also going to renew my membership with weight watchers ( I last thirty pounds last year but have regained it) I do much better when I go to the weekly weigh-in and meeting for moral support. Even though I have a huge family none of them understands what it is to be Diabetic type II. All they do is tell me don't eat that you should not drink, etc. Even on the holidays which is really the only time I drink. I only occasionally have a drink at home. I don't get much positive support from my family and out of 9 children I am the only one who has managed to contract Diabetes. I do have siblings that are more over-weight than I am but they all claim that they do not have diabetes. I fell like I have been cursed with this disease. I do see a psychiatrist for depression and anxiety and he was very concerned at my feelings about having diabetes at my last appointment. I am due to see my Endocrinologist in December (next week) and I know she will tell me that its good that I got the A1C down but I still have work to do. This is turning into a book so I am going to stop here but if anyone has any tips on getting through the Christmas holiday please let me know. Blessings and Peace to all this holiday season!
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