Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 1

Started testing my blood sugar today after my 2 1/2 appt at the diabetes clinic. Let's just say I'm being very careful trying to get creative (already!) but both my after lunch & after dinner numbers are high & I'm already frustrated. Mostly because I'm very very hungry. I can't wait til 9:30 when I can have a snack. That'll probably jack me for the morning but what can I do? Otherwise I will wake up at 3 or 4am with a very rumbly tummy.
(This is a photo of some "snack packs" I put together today on advice of my nutritionist...some good things to 'munch on' for snack time. I thought it was a great idea until I saw how SMALL they are! Except the peanuts. Those are doable. Each pack is APPROXIMATELY 15g of carb which is one carb serving. My 'snacks' are one carb serving each. I think I could eat 12 of these...in one sitting...)

I need to exercise more but I am a slow, fat, beached whale these days & the thought of doing something other than walking around my house or walking to the garage is enough to make me want to sit down. Ah, yes, I've entered the "fun" part of pregnancy.

Okay - I will stop complaining now & suck it up. I'm just discouraged.


Kate said...

I don't know how to help you, but I do know that all the fun stuff to eat is off limits and that sucks. I'm so sorry. Tomorrow, I will google the hell out of gestational diabetes websites and find you some things to eat!

donna said...

Ack. That sucks. But not much longer and it's all for a good purpose. That doesn't help does it?