Slipping a little...

Slipping a little…

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Slipping a little…

November 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

Thanks to all who made suggestions about the Thanksgiving meal...I managed to mostly stay on my diet on the holiday. Here's the thing though...I've been doing great on my diet for the past 7 weeks or so. I really feel great overall & notice a big difference. However, I feel myself starting to slip on diet management. I know this cycle all too well. First, go on diet really strictly for a month or so, then start letting myself eat more & more of the "little " things until I totally start losing track. I've noticed myself starting to buy higher protein snack foods--nothing off-limits, but snacks that are 2 grams of protein or so leave me frustrated at the end of the day when I can't have any more protein at dinner time. Then I end up going over by a couple grams. I'm very sensitive to any type of extra phe so once I start going over by a little it's easy for me to lose control altogether because I'm no longer processing things as clearly. I would love to hear from any of you about how you get through this part & stay on track. My goal is to be able to look back next Thanksgiving & be proud of myself for staying on diet for a whole year. alt

3 Reviews of Slipping a little…

  1. Registered: Jun 27, 2009

    Posts: 0

    , New York

    Let me start by saying I am only the mom of a child with PKU so I can only imagine what you go through trying to maintain this difficult diet. (In other words I have little idea of what it is like to have PKU so feel free to ignore my two cents.) I think you need to stop being so hard on yourself. You managed to mostly stay on diet through what I imagine is one of the most difficult holidays — the one that literally revolves around food. The temptation must be so overwhelming at times and you did right by yourself. Hold on to that. If you can get through Thanksgiving, you can get through today and that is all you need to focus on.

    What is your phe tolerance? What is it that you would like to have but is “off-limits” ? Do me a favor and try the Penne a la Vodka recipe on the Cook for Love website when you do not have a lot of protein left for your dinner. It only takes about 20 minutes to make and is delicious. It is a one pan dish for you and your boyfriend to enjoy together (just have 2 pots of water boiling for low and high pasta). You can do this.

    Are there going to be times when you slip — yes, but that is part of human nature. Stop focusing on your “mistakes” and look at how well you have done overall in the past two months. Good luck and know that I really admire your efforts and your determination. People like you make me know that while Molly will struggle, she will be okay in the long run.

    Good Luck!


  2. Registered: Sep 8, 2009

    Posts: 0


    Hi Lorsar,

    I totally understand what you mean!!

    I was doing great there for 5 weeks, i felt so good! I seem to think because am feeling well again it should be ok for me to have a wee nibble or a treat, but then that treat turned out to be another treat after another, and then as easy as that. This is my weakness everytme i am on my diet and i am the same as you am very sensitive to Phe. I have noticed i really need to start feeling like Sh*T again before i realise i have slipped!!! I get bored so easy am sooo fed-up with it. So here i am again sitting here thinking i need to get back STRICTLY on this diet. I think i’ll put a big sign on my fridge in bold letters NO TREATS lol, wonder if that will work this time. I am really gutted in myself i was doing so well x

    Good luck Lorsar, dont be tempted and stay positive, and i think i will take up on my own advice lol

    Nicole x

  3. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    I have to say, thanks for the comments so far. Having the website is SOOO helpful in getting through times like this with my diet. I haven’t been feeling well lately (seasonal flu) so I know my levels are a little high anyway right now & I just don’t feel like cooking when I feel this way. But I’ll get it through it and just keep going. Really, the number one thing keeping me going right now is being able to come here and vent to people that I don’t have to explain the diet to who REALLY understand. =).

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