I Survived Thankgiving

It used to be that the holidays were a time of gluttony.  I would get more excited about food at holiday parties more than anything.  I would eat until my belly was an actual bowl of jelly.  There was no such thing as enough.  Unless it was “not enough”.

This time around is different.  I am a healthy diabetic and doing my best to do well.  I made a conscious decision to eat in moderation.  At my last appointment my doctor told me to be careful because of all of the holiday dinners.  I first laughed it off like a junkie, I said “I can quit whenever I want”.  Man, did I underestimate all of the delicious fare I was about to encounter.

On Thanksgiving I had two parties to go to.  Grandma’s first then to Indiana to my aunt’s.  I thought this would surely be the death of me.  They would find me under the dinner table clutching the leg of turkey and laying in a pile of stuffing….oops sorry just a bit of déjà vu.

I was amazed, I ate at both parties but kept it single servings.  I had to estimate the carb amounts because we live in a carb happy world.  No one is going to keep the nutrition facts around for me.  And even with the uncertainty my diabetes did not hurt at all.  I even had dessert.

This holiday made me confident the come December I will not have to worry.  I survived the grandest of feasting holidays.  So bring it on family, I am bringing a fork and a bib.

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