Monday, October 17, 2011

GD update

So this whole new diet thing isn't as hard as I thought it would be. Although now I think I am going through some withdrawls. I have basically cut out ALL sugar. If you know me, you know I am an ice cream, chocolate, candy lovin' fool. But I really can't indulge this time, not for me, but for the sake of the baby. Oh the things we do for our children. Besides sugar I have cut my carbs WAY back also. I only eat like 30 carbs at a meal, and if you didn't know, that is like one piece of bread and a cup of milk, like literally a measured cup. Not the full glass that I am use to drinking. That has been the hardest thing about this. When I am pregnant, I LOVE milk. seriously, nothing tastes better to me. Anything that I eat like Jelly or syrup, is all sugar free. My only vice right now is sugar free chocolate pudding. And even that counts as carbs, so I have to plan out when i can have one of those. I went in to my DR on Thursday and i didn't gain any weight! So that was good news, right? no weight in two weeks. so i have in all gained only 16 pounds so far in this pregnancy, and i am 33 weeks now. I am checking my blood sugar 4 times a day. the funny thing is, well funny to me, is that some of my numbers were too low! I had some that were below 60 and they got real concerned. They said if it continues they may take me off the metformin and just do diet control. I guess that means I am doing a good job eating right?
This whole thing has taught me a lot about eating though. I cook better meals for my family. We have never had so many veggies! And Lucy loves it. It has inspired Tyler to watch his carb intake as well, and start exercising again. Hopefully this will give us the head start we need to get healthy and skinny after Jake is born! So far so good!! only 7 more short weeks to go :D

1 comment:

The Jensen Family said...

So glad to hear things are going well! I totally hear you on the milk thing. I remember when I did that diet that I missed a whole glass of milk a lot!! Something about being pregnant and milk and not being able to have as much as you want I guess! :)
Glad you are doing well on the diet and you'll be done before you know it!
Can't wait to see little boy.

Oh, and you should think of the treat you miss most and tell Tyler that's what you want after you have the baby in the hospital. Brian brought me the treat I had missed the most as a present after I had Logan and he got sooooo many points for that (way more then flowers would have gotten him at the moment...he knew what I missed most in my months of sacrificing) just thought I share. It's nice to get a reward after all your hard work.