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The Sweetest Feeling

I love sweet stuff. Always have. Chocolate bars, éclairs, doughnuts from Greggs etc. From being a kid I have always, always loved sweet stuff. But recently it seems like every cup of tea I have I feel cheated if I don’t have a biccy or a Twix to accompany it. Years ago I used to have two sugars in my tea and over a period of a month I cut out sugar in drinks altogether. I don’t want to banish choccy altogether but I’m going to try to do a few weeks off it starting today. Had two narna’s and an apple instead of any chocolate today.

So, any other Reggie’s who love their desserts and sweets and could do with knocking them on the head, or could you never give up your treats?
Grind

Re: The Sweetest Feeling

Dock wrote:
I love sweet stuff. Always have. Chocolate bars, éclairs, doughnuts from Greggs etc. From being a kid I have always, always loved sweet stuff. But recently it seems like every cup of tea I have I feel cheated if I don’t have a biccy or a Twix to accompany it. Years ago I used to have two sugars in my tea and over a period of a month I cut out sugar in drinks altogether. I don’t want to banish choccy altogether but I’m going to try to do a few weeks off it starting today. Had two narna’s and an apple instead of any chocolate today.

So, any other Reggie’s who love their desserts and sweets and could do with knocking them on the head, or could you never give up your treats?


Me too, and I now have to take 35 units of insulin a day to prove it.  
Dock

Re: The Sweetest Feeling

Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
I love sweet stuff. Always have. Chocolate bars, éclairs, doughnuts from Greggs etc. From being a kid I have always, always loved sweet stuff. But recently it seems like every cup of tea I have I feel cheated if I don’t have a biccy or a Twix to accompany it. Years ago I used to have two sugars in my tea and over a period of a month I cut out sugar in drinks altogether. I don’t want to banish choccy altogether but I’m going to try to do a few weeks off it starting today. Had two narna’s and an apple instead of any chocolate today.

So, any other Reggie’s who love their desserts and sweets and could do with knocking them on the head, or could you never give up your treats?


Me too, and I now have to take 35 units of insulin a day to prove it.  


Do you think I should jack it in totally then Grinder? For me one of the things that added to my rethink is I noticed I'm up to nearly thirteen stone. I have never weighed that in my life. I want to be fitter for when my lad makes his first appearence in the world.

*pinches an inch*
Grind

Re: The Sweetest Feeling

Dock wrote:
Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
I love sweet stuff. Always have. Chocolate bars, éclairs, doughnuts from Greggs etc. From being a kid I have always, always loved sweet stuff. But recently it seems like every cup of tea I have I feel cheated if I don’t have a biccy or a Twix to accompany it. Years ago I used to have two sugars in my tea and over a period of a month I cut out sugar in drinks altogether. I don’t want to banish choccy altogether but I’m going to try to do a few weeks off it starting today. Had two narna’s and an apple instead of any chocolate today.

So, any other Reggie’s who love their desserts and sweets and could do with knocking them on the head, or could you never give up your treats?


Me too, and I now have to take 35 units of insulin a day to prove it.  


Do you think I should jack it in totally then Grinder? For me one of the things that added to my rethink is I noticed I'm up to nearly thirteen stone. I have never weighed that in my life. I want to be fitter for when my lad makes his first appearence in the world.

*pinches an inch*


I guess I'd advise you to just keep an eye on it - I'm still a bit bemused where my problems originated as there is no family history, I probably walk the dogs three miles per day and still run around a fair bit refereeing and even more playing quasi-competitive footie. It also takes me two and a half hours to cut the grass with a walk behind mower

I'd probably say to just cut the portion sizes down a little - I'm of the opinion that the body makes polite requests for sweet things for a reason and who are we to argue, eh?
Grind

Obviously the weight thing can be sorted out to a greater or lesser extent with the boring diet and exercise approach.

What might be worth doing would be to see if you have a diabetic chum (or someone with access to a blood glucose meter - aren't Sheeps and WFT in the medical field?) who might let you take a couple of meter readings using your blood to see what sort of levels are "routine" to you as snapshots.

The more formal doctor-approved route would be to get what's called (well, here, anyway) an Haemoglobin A1c test - which essentially gives an indication of your average blood sugar levels over something like the last three months.

People put on weight as they get older anyway (we tend to eat the same amount, but exercise less and our metabolisms slow down), but if you can nip the chances of type 2 diabetes in the bud early, your body (and chequebook) will definitely thank you for it.

I'd suggest slowly dropping the sugar you take over several months so that you feel that you get the same kick, but from smaller amounts.

There are certain food nazis here who even suggest that sugar should be taxed in a broadly similar way to alcohol and cigarettes because of the harm it can cause.

* Think of a Twix as a sawn-off twelve bore.

** Commits Twixicide
Kevin Khatchadourian

Just finished a book which correlates willpower with glucose, which was interesting.

Can usually take or leave chocolate and sweets.

Had what I thought was a problem with drink, that was actually a problem with something else, and I drunk to cloud it out. Having addressed the real issue (after being pointed in the right direction by a professional) I realised I was in control of my drinking....I was in control and chose to kick the arse out of it.

I still drink, in fact I love a drink, but not every night, and not until I can just about stagger up the stairs....Funny thing is the mind.....in weakness and in strength.

So I suppose the same goes for chocolate and sweets....Sensible consumption without taking the piss.
Grind

Wise words.

I still like the taste of sweets, but they should be treated a bit like sixteen year old girls.

They're probably not going to be as good for you in the long term as you might impulsively think if you manage to get one offered to you.

* Realises that's more than a bit creepy. Duly gives sweets up entirely and starts wearing hemp.
sheeps

My body is a temple.
Dock

sheeps wrote:
My body is a temple.




Cheers for the advice Grind and Kev.
Kevin Khatchadourian

Shirley Temple
synchronised

Used to fucking love sugar lumps me.  
sheeps

You too can have a fizeek like mine.
Dock

sheeps wrote:
You too can have a fizeek like mine.


How do we get the bald head and glasses to match? Or will that be revealed in issue 2?
sheeps

Dock wrote:
sheeps wrote:
You too can have a fizeek like mine.


How do we get the bald head and glasses to match? Or will that be revealed in issue 2?


I shall be revealing your blood type keep getting on to me like that.
Kevin Khatchadourian

Go on Sheeps hit him. He's been asking for it for weeks.

*hides behind sofa*
Dock

Kevin Khatchadourian wrote:
Go on Sheeps hit him. He's been asking for it for weeks.

*hides behind sofa*


*Crushs Kev by tipping sofa over, finds dusty two quid coin under sofa, fucks off to paper shop to buy a wordsearch compendium and a 5p ice pop, realises life can be good sometimes*
Late Doors

sheeps wrote:
My body is a temple.


Aye. it needs an Alter in
Late Doors

synchronised wrote:
Used to fucking love sugar lumps me.  


Oh aye? used to trot down the supermarkey did ya? push yer trolley round, put the bag in the trolley, pay for it and open it wi yer hoofs did ya? strewth it if wasnt for us humans you'd all have diabetes and rotten teeth
Kevin Khatchadourian

I bet he is less than 7 hands.

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