It has been quiet in here… because every spare moment I’ve had, I have been researching and carb counting for my gestational diabetes challenge. I thought I’d stop in to tell you all how I was doing with it.
So far in a week I have lost 4 or 5 pounds. I’ve been eating 2 snacks a day (mostly protein), and I have been eating as healthy as I can – and very low carb. Seems that everything has sugar or carbs in it… at least everything I was used to eating. I have found a great sparkling water (berry flavored LaCroix) that I’m switching to instead of Cokes – permanently. I have also learned about how much grains (even whole grains spike your sugar) I can eat to keep my blood sugars elevated. Amazingly, if I eat a little bit of dark chocolate with nuts, I do fine. This morning I even had most of a pecan-pancake at the Cracker Barrel… and my 2 hour after-meal glucose was 120 (high normal range). Yay!
So, this diet, while a shock at first, is doable. We’ll see how I manage tonight at Grandma’s house when her dining room buffet is spread with every Christmas goodie known to mankind (including my favorite dessert that I only get once a year – Worm Pie). Worm pie has another name I can’t mention on this blog, but mainly it is made with chocolate pudding, cream cheese and whip cream… a home made nut pie crust and shaved chocolate on top. Mmmmm.
:Cold sweats: I think I can. I think I can.
This has been a strange Christmas… half of our family flew out of state to be with other family members and we’ve been “Home Alone” at Grandpa’s feeling pretty lonely in their absence. Counting carbs has kept us all busy. The end of pregnancy is never an ‘easy’ experience for me since I blow up like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade balloon. Tomorrow brings miles of freeway as we make our way home.
For now, I’m signing off and taking my broccoli-cheese BROWN rice casserole, and my LOW CARB SPLENDA Cheesecake to Grandma’s. The kids are eager to open their gifts.
Wish me luck on that Worm Pie refrain.
I pray that you are having a very Merry Christmas… however you celebrate.
“May your hearts be merry and your troubles be light.” – Michael W. Smith