Friday, July 1, 2011

The Run Down

Alrighty, so I had my class to learn about Gestational Diabetes today.  There were four of us in the class and let me just say, everyone looked a bit grumpy to start off with and it didn't get too much better as the 2 hours went by.  There were 3 different teachers there each to discuss different aspects of GD.  One talked mainly about portion control, one talked about menu panning and the other taught us how to use our new equipment.  All three had to basically give the pregos a good diet smack-down.  Our Q&A went something like this:

Them:  "Raise your hand if you drink juice."
Us: Raising our hands meekly.
Them:  "No more juice.  Big No No ladies."
Them:  " Raise your hand if you eat cake, frosting, ice cream etc..."
Us:  Raising our  meek little hands again with scowls on our face.
Them:  " No more sugary sweets."
Them:  "Raise your hand if your hands if you eat cereal in the morning"
Us:  Raising our hands again looking a little perplexed, but knowing what's coming next.
Them:  " No more cereal for breakfast."

You get the idea...the cereal one hit particularly hard for me as I have been eating cereal for breakfast almost every day since I can remember.  Needless t say none of us were too happy about the Q&A portion of our teaching.  It reminded me of a Seinfeld I saw years ago with "The Soup Nazi". 
 
I won't bore you all of the details, but here's the bare bones.  The dietitian wants me to eat 2700 calories a day.  Yikes!!! That is a LOT of food!  Now, I don't know if I can physically do that, especially minus any kind of junk food, total heartburn and 3 babies squishing my stomach into a thin pancake at the top of my uterus, but I have to try.  I also have to test my blood sugar before and 1 hour after every meal.  I have to track my blood glucose number and fax the weeks worth of data to the doctor every Wednesday.  If there is any reason for concern they will put me on meds {pill or injections depending}.  I definitely want to avoid this so I will be a good little patient and listen to orders...even though what I really want is Ben and Jerry's.  
So do the babies.  Don't ask me how I know, I just do.

I have a few more appointments coming up soon so I'll post on that soon.  But for now, that's the dealio.  I leave you with my 25 week belly pic.  Have a great 4th!!!
25 weeks

13 comments:

Kelly & Her Uterus said...

You look phenomenal!! You are doing great!

Christina said...

Heidi - you are amazing and you look beautiful. Rock that belly!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

You look great! Sounds like you are on a low-carb diet now. There are lots of FANTASTIC low-carb recipes out there that will make you feel like you are not missing out. A few of my favorite sites are: http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/
and
http://www.deliciously-thin.com/

Good luck!

Krystal said...

You look GREAT!! No cereal would make me grumpy too! :(

Andrea said...

So beautiful, Heidi!!!

Ashley said...

What preggo lady doesn't eat cake, frosting, and ice cream?!? And no cereal??? So sorry girl, but you do look FANTASTIC!!!

cheldi said...

It's very interesting to learn that they actually give classes for GD! More importantly - you look AWESOME!

Allyson said...

Cute pic! You look great! (and I love the necklace) :)

Dalia said...

I agree, you look gorgeous! :-)

Heidi said...

Thanks ladies!

momof4 said...

you look AMAZING! And I know how bad this "diet" thing sucks, right along with ya girl..but we can do it:)

Susan said...

You look wonderful. They say that you get used to the GD diet after awhile....I can't imagine how but for your sake I hope it's true.

Stacie said...

Cute top! You do look pretty great.

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