Doing things you are NOT supposed to do!!

  1. I've been bad. Very bad. Feel free to scold me. I deserve it. I am ashamed.

    Our office was sent a basket of goodies. I ate 5 chocolate chip cookies. They were buttery, full of chocolate with minced nuts and soft. I was in heaven. Our receptionist said I looked like I just had great sex after eating them.

    Yes, I am ashamed. I'm sure the blood sugar is about 295-320 right now. I know I'll need at least 10 units of Humalog and 30 of Humulin NPH when I get home and NO dinner.

    I curse these holiday goodies. I have no willpower.

    What have you done that you KNOW you shouldn't? Let us share and be of comfort to each other.

    I spank myself.
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  3. by   Stargazer
    Hee. For a hilarious take on food shame, read this:
  4. by   tiger
    I hate this time of year. Not for its crass commercialism and forced frivolity, but because it's the season when the food police come out with their wagging fingers and annual tips on how to get through the holidays without gaining 10 pounds.

    You can't pick up a magazine without finding a list of holiday eating do's and don'ts. Eliminate second helpings, high-calorie sauces and cookies made with butter, they say. Fill up on vegetable sticks, they
    Good grief. Is your favorite childhood memory of Christmas a carrot stick? I didn't think so. Isn't mine, either. A carrot was something you left for Rudolph. I have my own list of tips for holiday eating. I
    assure you, if you follow them, you'll be fat and happy. So what if you don't make it to New Year's? Your pants won't fit anymore, anyway......

    1. About those carrot sticks. Avoid them. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

    2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch.
    You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an egg-nogaholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it.
    Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

    3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

    4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk or Cream. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

    5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Remember college?

    6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do.
    This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

    7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of
    shoes. You can't leave them behind. You're not going to see them again.

    8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

    9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards, mate.

    10. And one final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips.
    Start over. But hurry! Cookieless January is just around the corner.
    Happy Holidays
    i thought this was cute!
    <raises her chocolate bar in salute to tiger>

  6. by   Mkue
    Very good Tiger !!

    I'm eating a bag of peanut M&M's every day until I get some of my Mom's soft cut-out christmas cookies

  7. by   sanakruz
    You all are saints- I contacted an old highschool boyfriend in Sept via the internet. Now its getting "heavy" and I feel like this is probably marital infidelity. Yikes!
  8. by   Jay-Jay
    I did something VERY much against the rules today...I DROVE a pt. to hospital!! (SHHHH!)

    Okay, she needed to see a doc to get off her IV meds, which I felt were no longer needed (I was right!) She'd had 4 IV's go interstitial in 48 h. because she was on crutches, AND her only child was in hospital some distance from home, paralysed from the waist down, as a result of the same accident that injured Mom. She was FREAKING from trying to cope with this all, I'll tell you!

    SOOOO glad I broke the rules!! Otherwise she would have missed a chance to spend the afternoon with her kid....
  9. by   anitame
    Jane, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. And think of the joy you gave that woman! You're my hero of the day! :kiss
  10. by   rebelwaclause
    Better your hips than mine..."D", and the rest of you chocolate (Uhmmmm...Yummie!) junkies!!!!

    ...While I shove chocolate hershy kisses down my throat in denial. Hey...One at a time they are guilt-free! (hehehe)
    Last edit by rebelwaclause on Dec 5, '02
  11. by   night owl
    Tiger...You are the best! gone are those guilt ridden feelings of the holidays! I love them all! HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
    This is gonna sound really bizarre.....

    I tried this new thing at a potluck the other week. You take a slice of deli ham, spread cream cheese on it, and roll up a pickle in it. Then you slice it up.

    So, literally, all I've eaten for 2 whole days are these pickle roll thingies, and cubed cheese. I'm addicted to that now too. Colby Monterey Jack (or somethign like that...). 2 days. That's it.

    I'm eating the pickle thing now.

    But I'm drinking lots of water to counter act all that ******* sodium.

    Can't wait until I start making the chocolates!

  13. by   tiger
    that sounds good heather. i'll have to try it! i'm not a big sweet eater , but that kinda stuff i like!
  14. by   acaringnurse
    at age 25, i've had 22 kidney stones and my weakness is tea!