Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Poked and Prodded

So today was the glucose test -- I got there and was given a choice of orange or lime glucose cocktail. Since I'm a rebel, I got the lime since the orange seems popular. I was fully expecting to not mind it because people say its just super sweet. Well, my best description of this drink is a flat WARM Sprite w/2 extra tablespoons of sugar to give it a thicker texture and sweeter taste. I had to drink it within 5 minutes so I can fully understand how a lot of women get nausea's. You aren't allowed to drink so much as a sip of water to chase it down. The least they could do would be to give you a lime wedge and some salt. After 1 hour waiting, and a pinch in the vein, they'll give my OB the results on Thursday. I'm hoping to hear NOTHING. No news is good news, so unless I hear something from them, I'm considering myself golden.

Now the OB appointment was sorta a let down for me. I got the "Your going to wanna watch that..." comment about my weight!! EEK! I gained 7.5lbs since my last visit a month ago, and I guess they don't like that sorta thing? Its all I could focus on the whole appointment once she told me that. So I of course wanted to talk about it. I asked her how many calories I should be taking in because I'm really not THAT bad of a junk food eater and I workout twice a day 4 days a week. She then proceeded to brush her comment off and tell me how it's really not that big of a deal, my weight gain as a whole isn't bad and baby Troy is looking perfect, it's just 7.5lb weight gain is more than they wanna see in a matter of a month. Sooooooo, I have to cut down my snacking and empty calories (juices, my big bowl of ice cream, or big bowl of cereal (KASHI BTW!), etc.). After the OB, I took my sulking self to the gym for leg day and I did 40 minutes of cardio (20 minutes treadmill w/incline & 20 minutes with high resistance on elliptical). With all this water weight I'm carrying (blaming some of that weight on water!!), I sweat bad! I drip all over the machine, it's quite a site which is why I get the 'should I call an ambulance?' looks from other gym goers. While sweating myself thinner, I started to demise my weight gain plan for the rest of pregnancy. I have about 87 days till this little man is at his due date and 66 days until he is full term. He is measuring about 5 days behind my gestational calendar, so I'm making the best out of that time while he is in there. After the gym, I went to Target and stocked up on my old favorite dessert: Smart Ones! I used to get these things for desserts all the time when I lived in North Carolina and I got the bad without the guilt of calories. Since it's my sweet tooth I believe gets me in trouble (and all those PB&J's I've had in the past month!!), I figure this will be a better alternative to my bowl of ice cream. Now don't think I'm skipping my ice cream forever, I'm just putting it on the back burner for these delicious treats: (I was not given free products or $ to advertise this)

Key lime for that tangy/sweet craving hit

who doesn't love strawberry shortcake?!

For the chocolate/peanut butter monster in me

I figure if I nix out some of those PB&J's and the fatty foods, I should be golden. With keeping up my workouts, I BETTER not see this insane weight gain again. I see where that 7.5lbs went to - straight to my thighs. Not kidding ladies, their larger and more giggly. My running paid off and elliptical is laaaaaame. Don't get me wrong, I would do anything to carry a healthy baby, I'm just throwing myself a pity party and planning my attack so I don't have to hear this comment again from my doctor. This was my last month to month appointment and now comes the every 3 weeks, so I go back in 3 weeks exactly, lets hope it's a better time for me and my pride!



Anna Walker said...

Ha I don't know what to say! I mean you have to gain some weight, and you don't seem like those ladies who eats whatever they want when they're pregnant and gains like 80 pounds! Maybe the Smart Ones will help!


emilia. said...

i just came across you blog and i love it! so excited for your baby! how awesome. :)
hope all goes well.

erin said...

That's a bummer about the weight gain, but like the first commenter said, it's not like you've gained a lot overall; I will probably catch up to you soon and I'm several weeks behind you! :)

Those SmartOnes are good, though.