Friday, 7 March 2014

Day 4 - Thursday, March 6 Meals

7am: Ezeikel muffin with almond butter and blackberry jam

9am: 1/2 cup of oatmeal with cinnamon and almonds

*had a bit of an emergency from noon until 3:30 so I didn't get to eat anything…was a long day 

4pm: small apple and Kind Bar granola bar - almond/coconut

*my brother came for dinner so we took him out for sushi

7pm: Sushi dinner: had some avocado/yam rolls, a few california rolls, some yam tempura, sweet and sour soup, mango salad, seaweed salad

Needless to say my day was a little "off" yesterday, didn't get much exercise other than my 2km walk to work, and my meals were not on par with my usual meal plan…but, c'est la vie!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Day 3 - Wednesday, March 5 Meals

7am: Green smoothie - banana, spinach, pumpkin seed protein powder, spirulina, frozen peaches, frozen raspberries, chia seeds and fresh ginger

9am - organic americano, small freshly made cinnamon bun (I couldn't resist haha)

11am - handful of raw nut mix

12:30pm - 1/2 pumpernickel veggie sandwich - arugula, tomato, avocado, mustard, cucumber on pumpernickel bread

3:00pm - 1/2 cup of homemade carrot, ginger, cumin soup

4:30pm - small organic apple

7pm - (husband surprised me with a delicious dinner) baked chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and spinach, wrapped in prosciutto with greek salad (onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, fresh herbs, olive oil and lemon AND garlic mashed (organic red) potatoes

10pm - small bowl of air-popped popcorn


Sugars were perfect all day: 3.8-4.6, after dinner I was 5.5 and then before bed 3.9 (so had the popcorn) and at 2am I was 5.1 - no rising in the night this time. No hip pain at night anymore but I do turn over quite a bit. The gym really is helping with sleeping and my overall feeling. Prenatal yoga is great and I am still practicing when I can, however just the slower cardio on top of the walking I already do daily is really helping the way I'm feeling - for the 4 days I was on "rest" I started to feel swollen (even though I really wasn't, I just felt that way) and fatigued…so it really proves that the exercise I was doing for the first 5 months, and that I'm doing now is really benefitting me in every way!


Exercise: 2.5km of walking to work, 20 min on the stationery bike, 20 min walking at a slight incline on the treadmill and then set of wide-legged squats with 3 different sets of arms with 8 lb weights, I've dropped from 12-15 lb weight to 8 and do more reps of each exercise.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Day 2 - Tuesday, March 4 Meals

7am: Hot lemon water, Ezeikel english muffin with almond butter and blackberry jam

9:30am - small coffee, half the oatmeal and raspberry breakfast I made for today (saving some for snack time later)

11am - handful of raw nut mix

1pm - leftovers from last night: chicken parmesan with quinoa spaghetti + sauce with fresh arugula on the side

3:30pm - handful of raw nut mix, small organic apple

7pm - 1 piece of pumpernickel bread toasted, topped with arugula and 1/2 an avocado and an omelette with old cheddar cheese on the side

10pm - 1/2 banana and small piece of pumpernickel toast with organic peanut butter


Blood sugars were amazing all day - high 3's and 4's. I was 8 around dinner because I needed to change my site but knew that already - so I'm pretty happy with how my sugars are doing. Through the night I'm still waking up around 9 even when I go to sleep in the 4's - and it's 3 hours after I go to sleep.


Exercise: walked 2.5km during the day, 20 min of stationary bike at the gym and 15 min of walking at a decent pace at 3.5 incline on the treadmill - stretched for 10 min


Sleeping was actually way better - only woke up twice and sleeping perfectly on my sides with the pillow between my legs and stacked right on top of each other definitely has eased the shooting sharp pains in my hips, and my sciatic has been fine as well - fingers crossed it stays that way!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Day 1 - Monday, March 3 Meals

Day 1 - Monday, March 3

7am - Piece of organic sourdough toast with almond butter and organic blackberry jam

9am - Small mason jar of organic oatmeal, organic plain yogurt and a handful of frozen raspberries (see attached pic), 1 small coffee at work

11am - 2 small handfuls of Artie's Raw Nut Mix (from the Superstore) which includes: almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios and walnuts

12:30pm - Bowl of homemade carrot, ginger, cumin soup (with onions and garlic), 20 Mary's crackers with organic hummus

3pm - handful of raw nut mix, 1 organic apple

7pm - baked chicken breast with pasta sauce and parmesan cheese, side of quinoa spaghetti


My blood sugars were in the 4's all day - seriously, between 4.4 and 4.9 all day, but then 3 hours after going to sleep I woke up to my blood sugar being 12.4 - so I bolus'd and woke up at 3.9…which is perfect for me. NO idea how this keeps happening but I'm tracking it very well and meeting with the diabetic team next week. But other than that, the numbers were perfect all day :)


*Exercise: 15 min walk in the morning (just over 1 km), 15 min walk at lunch (just over 1 km), 15 min of yoga (short vinyasa sequence), 30 push-ups, 30 dips, 50 squats with weights, 30 lunges with weights


I had such a busy day that after dinner I relaxed for a bit, checked some emails, did my exercises and then had a nice epsom salt bath. We went to bed earlier than usual but it was well deserved!

Here is a pic of the breakfast oatmeal I made for the week:

Monday, 3 March 2014

Recording my Meals for the Week

So I've decided to record all my meals for this week - each day I'll post what I'm eating, how I'm feeling (which hasn't changed much) and how my blood sugars are responding, changing or staying the same.

The only issues I'm having right now have to do with sleeping - I keep waking up throughout the night with sharp pains in my hips and have to switch sides quite often. Needless to say I'm not getting much sleep as a result but I'm trying different methods of using pillows and hopefully we will be getting a new much-needed mattress soon!

So far I don't have many cravings, no food aversions at all and actually have less of an appetite rather than a larger one.

I'm still keeping active everyday with walking at least 3-5km, 15 min strength-training workouts at home and either prenatal pilates or 30-45min prenatal yoga classes at home. I'm joining Goodlife again though because the weather has just been so cold lately I'm feeling like I need more cardio. It's not always easy to get the amount of walking in that I want to, but at least I have my commute to ensure that ;)

At 24 weeks this week I'm feeling great, a little stiff in the mornings and tight around my growing bump in the evenings. I've gained 17 pounds so far which isn't too bad, and all of my clothes pre-pregnancy still fit - other than my bras ;)

The only thing that worries me slightly is the need for more insulin, which can lead to more weight gain and just not an overall great feeling. So far the only changes that have happened are through the night - instead of being low for the first 5 months I am now rising mid-night to around 8 or 9…which is quite odd but I'm taking it day by day for now because things can change so much!

Hopefully people will find this helpful, whether Diabetic or Pregnant, or not.

Happy Monday and Happy March! The first post will come tonight :)