Four things I’m looking forward to eating when I’m no longer pregnant and no longer have gestational diabetes. Beautiful soft blue cheese, crappy instant noodles filled with carbs and MSG, carb laden pasta (or more specifically a giant bowl of spaghetti carbonara), and peanut butter Lindt chocolate balls. Just waiting waiting waiting.
Thankfully even having gestational diabetes, I can still eat eggs. I love eggs. I’m annoyed that I can’t (well shouldn’t) eat them raw, so no runny yolks or poached goodness at the moment, but it’s still good. When I was about 5, I used to eat a boiled egg every morning for breakfast, and then sometimes have egg sandwiches for lunch and some form of egg for dinner. I got hives occasionally and the doctor said I should restrict my egg consumption to 2-3 a week (funnily enough diagnosed without a proper allergy test back then so I’m still not convinced it was correct). I was horrified! I was having that amount each day. I was so upset that I cried, but my parents being good parents restricted me, and in a couple of years I grew out of my apparent egg allergy. Now I eat eggs all the time with no problems.
I found this amazing minty chocolate, but am limiting myself to only a couple of pieces each day as a treat. I can’t wait to eat normal chocolate again. Lucky I actually like dark chocolate, but would prefer the non sugar free kind. Also the caffeine probably isn’t too great for me either at the moment.
3 sugary lollies I got from a baby shower I went to a few weeks ago, which I can’t eat until after I give birth because of the damned diabetes. So instead they just sit on my coffee table, mocking me. I don’t even like these ones, but I so want to eat one!
I am always astounded how quickly bananas seem to ripen. I swear only two days ago these were still green. I hate eating bananas that have that much brown on them, so into a cake (or something else) they go.
I’m really not motivated to take a good photo today, so here’s a really half-assed effort of some sticky golden syrup on a plate, which I can’t eat at the moment. Better photo tomorrow? Maybe, maybe not!
I am missing my nightly milo at the moment. Gestational diabetes sucks. I know some people still have it as a snack, but it doesn’t work for me, so no tasty tasty milo until after this baby comes out. I look at this tin every day as a make my non-caffeinated, sugar free tea and feel so sad, which in itself is a little pathetic. It’s the little things. I used to have milo almost every day as a child, and a very naughty treat was mixing crunchy milo with condensed milk. Definitely not healthy at all!
I’m running out of exciting things to eat on this annoying gestational diabetes diet, so I decided to make some vanilla chia seed pudding with unsweetened almond milk. Hopefully won’t put my numbers up, was super easy to make, and it actually doesn’t taste too bad.
Our pantry is so full that it’s spilled out onto another shelf, which is also now full. We should really do a proper clean out some time.
Our tiny little apples we rescued, fresh off the tree before the possums and birds get to them. So far this summer the birds and possum have eaten our strawberries, plums, apricots, cherries and other apples. We’ll have to be more careful next year and net everything like our neighbour does.
Of all the nicknames I’ve had, the only one that’s really annoyed me was ‘Olive Tree’, which is what one of the guys at my high school used to try to call me. I’m glad it didn’t stick!
My half eaten 90% Lindt chocolate. Since getting gestational diabetes I really want to eat chocolate, but I’ve limited myself to one square of the darkest and least sugary chocolate I could find. It’s an acquired taste, but is growing on me. My little treat every few days.
I didn’t really feel very well today or doing anything kind, but the husband has been very kind to me lately. I just didn’t feel like eating anything for dinner, but knew that I had to to keep my blood glucose levels in check, so he made me some soup, toast, a glass of soy milk, complete with tissues to wipe away my ‘I’m really feeling over it now’ tears.
Ah celery, my most hated vegetable, but is a good filler food for me at the moment as it has almost zero carbohydrates! Mmm delicious.
I am very limited today with what I can drink, with being pregnant, having gestational diabetes, and also having gastro (what else could possibly make this day better??). So today’s drink of choice is a non-caffeinated and sugarless peach tea and the ever exciting water. Normally it would be a hot chocolate or a chai latte, but that will just have to wait until another day. Today I would just love a lemonade though.
This week’s hit list is quite extensive, but really the top three would be…
1) Gestational diabetes. Every time I think I have it figured out I realise that I haven’t, and I just really want to eat some chocolate. I swing between being okay with it, and being frustrated with it and those annoying little numbers. I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it.
2) The random that somehow got a hold of my credit card details and tried to steal $13,000 from me. Too bad my limit is much much less than that, but I still have to go through the annoying process of disputing almost $1000 worth of transactions that got through. The bank gets a special mention because I had to call them up when I noticed there were some transactions on my credit card, only to be transferred 3 times and the call centre guy telling me “Oh, it’s a good thing you’re on top of this. There has been some fraudulent activity on your card. I’m surprised you didn’t get a phone call already”. Fills me with confidence!
3) Australia Post. I missed a packaged delivery and got a notice to pick it up 2 suburbs away (not the usual post office they send it to). On the card there were extended hours pick up (outside of the very inconvenient hours of 9am to 6pm). So I went after work one day, got there are 6:10pm, which was fine because the latest pick up time was listed as 7pm. Everything was closed so I knocked on the door. An employee came out and after telling me off for not being able to read (pick up times between 9am and 6pm) and me showing her the card that said otherwise, she said she couldn’t do anything because she already locked up and that the cards should have been reprinted as those extended hours no longer applied. So helpful.
Special mentions go to the jerk who threw his cigarette butt out of his car on a total fire ban day, and anyone who is too stupid, lazy, incompetent or arrogant to indicate when driving. It’s really not that difficult!
Things could be worse, but I also feel like they could be better too.
C is for carbohydrates, which I have to be very careful with at the moment due to my annoying gestational diabetes. I still have to eat them for energy, but can’t have too many or push my blood glucose too high. I’ve been experimenting with different types to what I normally eat (I’m normally a whole meal bread and white rice kind of girl) in different quantities. Tonight it’s a small portion of buckwheat soba noodles.
I’m all about the food. I love food and I was so excited to go out to Japanese dinner with the cousins while my brother was visiting from Canberra. Even though I can’t eat this sushi roll at the moment (I miss raw salmon so much) I think it’s a bit like me, lots of layers, plenty of surprises in the middle, compact, a bit squishy, a little sweet, a little salty, and a little spicy.
A bit of a boring dinner today, but still quick and tasty. Rice, soy chicken wings, tomatoes and some other vegetables.
I buy lots of things, probably a lot more than I should, but the latest thing I bought were groceries. I have a feeling that I may be craving milk and dairy at the moment, but I clearly couldn’t decide what I actually wanted. The husband thought it was quite amusing. I didn’t buy any milk for him.