Monday, June 27, 2011

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes (GD)-
So I'm Gestational Diabetes or at least we think I am. I did the one hour glucose test and failed. I refused to take the 3 hour test. Instead my doctor has me get a glucose meter and test myself every morning for a fast reading and then at least one other time that day and hour after eating. When I eat something that isn't on a GD diet my numbers would be just out of range at the end of an hour. I was already eating a GD diet before I took my 1 hour glucose test. It stinks that I am now eating that way because I have to.
Daily diet- (too boring but you do what you have to do)
breakfast: 2-3 eggs, normally scrambled, sometimes with a slice of whole wheat bread toasted. Optional breakfast cracked wheat berries cooked overnight in the crock pot.
Lunch: open faced pb&j using sugar-free jelly, or bean burrito on a low carb tortilla, or a hot dog cut open with chili inside covered in cheese.
Dinner: the hot dog with chili and cheese, or a bun-less black bean burger with cheese, or a bun-less beef burger with cheese, or a less than full  serving size of whole wheat pasta with a heavy meat sauce (chicken or beef). Every mean is served with a side of veggies.
Sweet tooth fixes: open face pb&j, sugar free jello, sugar free pudding, 1 scoop of sugar free ice cream.
snacks: low carb yogurt, cheese stick, open face pb&j, almonds (carry them in my purse or diaper bag EVERYWHERE I go).
Working towards drinking 1 gallon of water a day. I've learned that I need to be better about taking water bottles with me everywhere I go. I'm in and out of my house and if I'm out I end up either not drinking anywhere enough water, or I break down and spend outrageous prices on a bottle of water.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hunger under Control

I finally feel like I have my hunger under control. I'm not constantly feeling like I need to eat. I can go more than two hours without needing to stuff my face.
I also started this last week trying to eat as though I was already diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (GD). I did mostly okay. 4 out of 7 days I ate eggs with cheese for breakfast, no breads or cereals. I tried to have high protein lunches and dinners also. Snacked on carrots and cheese sticks.  I feel I could have been more restrictive and better about my diet. I'll do better this week.
On my weight gain I'm officially at 32 pounds. It makes me sick to say it. I gained 13 lbs with my son, I have officially gained more than twice what I did last pregnancy. But on the upside, even 32 lbs heavier I am still a couple lbs away from my delivery weight with my son. I didn't gain any more this week eating as though I was GD, so that is also good news. Hopefully from here on out I can make healthier choices and only gain exactly what is needed from here on out. After all I can't stop gaining, each baby in there still needs to get at minimum 5 more pounds on them before they can come out and go home. Wish me luck.