Friday, September 16, 2011

Gestational Diabetes

Got it again. Not that it was any surprise to me that I failed the 1 hour glucose test. Odds definately weren't in my favor seeing as how I had it the first pregnancy. That's okay. I didn't have to take the 3 hour escrutiating test. (Thank God) I was made to sit through a diabetes class. This would be my second one of those too. This class was much better. Not only did I get a tester and an extra box of free strips but I learned that I only have to count my carbs. Seriously, the best news ever!!!! It makes it less complicated when looking at contents on a box. (Not that I'm going to be doing that) Of all things they want me to check my sugar 4 times a day. As if I eat that much anyway. I might now knowing that for all meals I need to eat no more than 60 carbs. This means I get no more than 30 carbs for snack. Then again I'm not sure if I can eat that much either.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 7

I actually made waffles today. My waffle maker only makes three small waffles at a time. These are the same as having one full sized Belgin waffle. Anyway I had three. I didn't put that much syrup on them. Shoot, syrup makes me sleepy. I think it has the same crap in it that turkey does to make you sleepy. It's like a conspiracy syrup, turkey, and MSG. They all have this incredible substance that makes you sleepy. It was a good thing I shook off the sleeping powder in that crap. I was able to clean my house. Well, I started by bathing the dog and cat. See the dog smelled like regurgitated doodoo. I was tired of the cat scratching all the time so he was next. I spent the whole day wet because of it. For lunch I cooked hamburgers. I have bread that is 19 grams of carbs for two slices. I had baked fries to go with it. For dinner I had beef nachos with cheese. I measured it so that was only about 3/4 a plate full. I had water, kool-aid with Splenda, and a glass of milk. Tip 7: think about what you want to achieve and do what you can to get it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 6

I had my usual 3/4 of a cup of Cherios. I had a left over quesedia. For dinner I had baked chicken fingers and fries. I had water to drink from work. I had kool-aid with Splenda to drink for dinner. Tip 5: Know that losing weight is hard if not impossible sometimes. Will power isn't the only thing that gets you passed weaknesses. It's good to know what your weaknesses are. These should be given some consideration but in small portions. Doing this will make the diet easier. Treats aren't bad to have every now and again. Just remember not to take it too far.

365 Weightloss on my own - Day 5

Yes, I know this one is late. I had a hard time logging on last night so I'm playing catch-up. So breakfast was 3/4 cup of Cherios. Lunch was one piece of pizza with two pieces of cheeze bread. Dinner was chicken quesadeas. I had one tortilla slices into three small pizza like pieces. Tip 5: I need to work on getting rid of my lazziness.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 4

I spent the night at my grandma's. They didn't have Cherios. My choices were Frosted Flakes or Foot Loops. I chose Frosted Flakes. I looked on the box for my servings. I was surprised to find out it too was 3/4 of a cup. That's what I did and ate it. My husband had made spaghetti the night before. I packed it in my cooler in order to eat today for lunch. I didn't have much. It was about a cup. For dinner I bombed totally. My husband works at Papa Johns part-time. I had him order a cheese pizza and cheese bread. Anyways, I had about three pieces of pizza and 3 pieces of cheese bread. Now, calorie wise you're supposed to have 1-2 pieces. I still had quite a lot left over. What was left I put in freezer bags but one piece of pizza plus two pieces of cheese bread. This is to be my lunch for tomorrow. I did drink one coke today. At work I drank water. When I got home I drank koolaid made with Splenda. Tip 4 is pick up again tomorrow and don't let the first days bombs spoil what you want to achieve.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

365 days Weightloss on my own - Day 3

This morning the same breakfast as usual. Yeah, I know you would think I would get tired of eating Cherios. Well, it's a cereal that is good for you. It's affordable if you buy it at Sam's. Anyways, I drink water all day while at work. Since I bring my lunch everyday most of the time it makes my lunch easy. I had made a beef borrito a couple of nights ago. I froze it so I could eat it whenever I got around to it. It's not a bad calorie count. That is as long as you only eat one. This is what I brought to eat.
Now, I didn't get to get any exercise in. When I got off work I thought I was picking up Raine, my daughter. We were supposed to go to grandma's and spend the night. I had this class in Alabaster that grandma only lives about 30 minutes away from. Well, I called my husband, Paul, I come to find out that the plan had changed for him. Apparently he did want to have a daddy-daughter night with her. So, he was on his way to day care to pick her up when I already had her in the car. He passed me going down the road so I turned around and we met back at a gas station nearby. Raine went with him and I proceeded to Alabaster. At the time I left the traffic is horrible going south. I so avoid the interstate. Back roads aren't as crowded. On the way I had to stop by Hobby Lobby to get a jewlery fastener for my necklace. I found and purchased the item. I spent probably 40 minutes in traffic going down highway 31. Personally, I would think this road would be pretty congested but it wasn't so bad. As I neared Alabaster I turned onto the road where my class was going to be. I wanted to make sure that it was still taking place and what building I was supposed to be in. I wound up driving to grandma's later. By the time I got there I only had an hour in which to eat. So this gave me no real time to do anything else. My dad fixed cheese burger macaroni, corn on the cob, and toasted garlic bread. I did good on having only one corn on the cob and one piece of bread. But, I did cave on the cheese burger macaroni. The good news is I didn't have too much of a second helping. If I had to measure it I think it would have been less than 1/2 cup. Unfortunately I was unable to resist the cokes that I know are there. My class as I said was at 7 p.m. As I sat there the teacher informed me that we weren't going to get out of ther till 10:10 p.m. Boy, I knew at that moment I was not going to drive home at that unGodly hour. The good part about being out that late is I am less likely to eat and most likely ready for bed. It especially helped that the class was extremely boring. Tip 3: don't loose hope if you don't get a chance to exercise. It's okay because there's always tomorrow. Besides you really only need about 3 days of exercise that only lasts for 30 minutes. At that note I'm tired and going to bed.

Monday, August 16, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 2

Morning went well. See, it's easy to measure that measly 3/4 of a cup of Cherios at home. I'm supposed to measure the milk too I bet. I don't though. I think that's unnecessary. Besides I don't put that much milk in the bowl. I drink it when I'm through. That get's my morning calories. For lunch I had cheeseburger macaroni. Now I don't buy that hamburger helper crap. I buy boxed macaroni 'n cheese and hamburger meat separate. I use Mrs. Dash original blend for my spices. For a pound of hamburger it takes two boxes to make the meal. If portioned right in tuperware you will have about three days worth of left overs. Of course this is after you ate a portion for yourself and one child. For me after I've done this I freeze the rest of what's left. So, this cheeseburger macaroni was made at my grandma's house. There wasn't quite a pound of hamburger and only one box of macaroni 'n cheese. I would have to say that the portion size was about 1 3/4 of a cup. I didn't eat all of that. I may have ate about half of that. I drink water at work. Although I did have a Mountain Dew. I couldn't help it I was so sleepy I could barely keep my eyes open. Now came the time where I have a problem. I have a tendency to eat more than I should. I think I could have done better. My husband cooked spaghetti. I was good not to fill my bowl too full like I normally do. I didn't measure it. So, tip 2 would be measure your food before putting it in a bowl. Another thing is not to have two pieces of cheese bread. Unfortunately the bread is awesome so it makes it hard not to eat more than one slice. I'm going to attempt to go to bed early. Hopefully this will prevent eating the apple and peanut butter I have before I go to bed. This will be interesting considering I have insomnia. I'm still going to try though. I have a class I need to go to at 7:00 pm. I think I'm going to do some walking to pass the time away while I wait. Hopefully I don't forget to take my tennis shoes. Don't forget to give me pointers.