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post #21 of 25

I was really borderline with #2, my last pregnancy. I monitored my BS 4x a day and was able to keep my numbers pretty good with diet and exercise.

 

I relate to a lot of what has been said here. I was OBSESSIVE about it last time. I thought about my food every waking moment. In order to keep my numbers "good" I had to eat 6x a day (3 small meals/3 snacks). I hated eating that often, and constantly having to come up with hight protein/low carb options. Once I found the foods that worked for me, I stuck to them.. and man, did that get BORING. Eating lost all pleasure and just became a chore. And the few times I did indulge in a sweet or a higher carb meal, I would agonize over how high my reading might be. I obsessed over having a GIANT baby (I measured 3 to 4 cm ahead the whole pregnancy) and he was 7 lb 6 oz. I really don't want to make myself so crazy over it this time.

 

I plan to skip the GTT and just stick with monitoring on my own. My MW is good with that. I started off this pregnancy really strong, diet wise.. but the last few weeks I have felt so crappy and nauseous that I'm just eating whatever doesn't make me want to hurl... so I've been making a lot of bad food choices. I really need to get with the program. I've been feeling tremendously guilty by how badly I'm eating.

post #22 of 25

Are you all starting low-carb diets now? I've been feeling so sick - some meals I eat only carbs. With my first two pregnancies, my bs levels were all ok during the first trimester. I haven't tested this time around yet.

 

And I hear you about being obsessive! My midwives laugh at how organized I am with my meals/blood sugar Excel spreadsheets!!  I found it was easier to find a meal that works and stick with it, if I kept track of everything all together.

post #23 of 25

I was eating fairly low carb anyway so trying to keep it up. I am not too sick- mild nausea on and off, I just basically try to ignore it and eat what I know is good for me. I do think I'm having more craving for sweets than usual (not eating tons of them or anything, just noticing that I FEEL like eating them). I wonder if its, 1) because I'm so freaking tired, or 2) because I know that come 28 weeks I'll be off all bread, sweets, etc. 

 

post #24 of 25

I have been on a carb rotation diet since January but am now on all low days (so I guess it's no longer a rotation diet). I've lost 35lbs since the beginning of Dec. I'm hoping the weightloss will level off soon or we'll have to tweak the diet more.

 

emmaegbert - I hear you on the sweets cravings. They are SOOOO overwelming in the evenings especially.

post #25 of 25

check out maternalresources.com thats Dr. Abdelhak with an office in ny and nj on the site he talks about his dealings with gestational diabetes I know hes really a good perinatologist!!

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