losing battle

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Registered: 10-28-2009
losing battle
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Thu, 07-29-2010 - 2:39am

I apologize in advance for the long posti feel like im not going to win here. As in earlier posts ive told you all about my gestational diabetes. then the diet started not to work and i was put on insulin... then they raised my insulin dose. I feel like i can eat nothing. You all probably think thats crazy talk however even before i was pregnant i had a pretty big aversion to meat sometimes it would make me sick just to think about eating it. Now its the only thing i can eat besides the other 2 things ive been living off of eggs and cottage cheese. the other night i made chicken for dinner got 4 bites down then threw it all up. that was after the countless times i gagged trying to prepare it. Ive always eaten veggies but honestly they dont fill me up im always hungry... always. Plus my work schedule makes this nearly impossible working at nighta 50 hours a week also puts my eating schedule off.


for instance last night i went to bed at 4am after being up since 10am the previous day technically i only have coverage for 3 meals. but honestly do they really expect me to only eat 3 meals in 18 hours. my schedule is so off some days i only eat once and some days i need to eat waaaay more simply because im up more than 24 hours yet only have insulin coverage for 3 meals. luckily i am a nurse and find myself adjusting the insulin myself. But i cant do this forever i told the dr in the beginning i had real fears about being able to control this with my work schedule and that their normal "schedule" of meds and such probably would be near impossible.


I feel like my fears are becoming realized. Although since they upped my insulin my sugars have been ok, im taking alot of insulin and eating almost no carbs. im starting to lose weight i feel simply because there are not enough things im allowed to eat that i can also keep down. i felt like i needed to vent i dont want to hurt the baby but this is feeling like a losing battle any suggestions oooor even recipes that i might try that are low carb would be appreciated.

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Registered: 09-06-2004
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 8:04am

I think I was also up at 2:40am!

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Registered: 10-28-2009
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 8:28am
i did meet with a dietician in the beg. and her advice was shove it in or try tofo... which i have but i cant eat it all the time. fruit i love but it sends my sugar sky high and my husband is deathly allergic to shell fish i cant even bring the stuff into the house, plus they advised me to only eat fish once i week. I feel like such a debbie downer i have to admit though i just ate a peach which is totally against the rules for breakfast ! thanks for the encouragement i just dont want the baby to 11lbs with immature lungs at birth im trying to avoid anymore complications lol
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Registered: 09-06-2004
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 9:01am

I wish I knew what to say! I am sorry a dietician did not help much in the beginning - is there a 2nd opinion that you could find?

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Registered: 08-20-2009
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 10:08am


So sorry you are struggling with this- I do a lot of cooking and will try to think of a couple of recipes for you. Do you know if you are allowed black beans, and if so, do you like black beans? How many carbs are you allowed per meal, and what are any other restrictions I should know about before I mine through my recipes.

Hugs to you!

Andrea

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Registered: 10-28-2009
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 11:09am
i do like black beans and any bean, the problem is the serving size for the carbs im allowed per meal is like 1/3 of a cup. Im allowed 30mg of carbs per meal. its nearly impossible some breads even have more than that in 2 pieces i appreciate u looking for me !
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Registered: 01-31-2008
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 2:09pm

I am so sorry! This just sounds awful. Like an uphill battle! I am clueless when it comes to this type of diet and what you can and can't eat but I would think the nutritionist could be more helpful than telling you to "shove it in". That's just ridiculous.

Could you try ground turkey or ground chicken? I use ground turkey to make chili or sauce, burgers, meatballs. Or even ground buffalo? Chicken pretty much gags me too, always has, so I try to eat leaner ground things like that. How about pork tenderloin? I buy some already marinated ones that are pretty good. I'm not much of a meat person either but these are the ones I feel like I can enjoy and make since DH likes meat.

How many weeks are you now?

Kelly






Kelly


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Registered: 10-28-2009
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 3:26pm
Im 26 weeks today infact i had a growth u/s today. all was well shes still a girl 2lbs and 10 inches perfectly perfect for her gestational age which puts my mind at ease for now. i can tolerate ground meats the problem is i feel like theres only so much to do with them love a hamburger but without the bun eh, meatballs without spaghetti ect ect i guess im struggling to put it all together !. How are you and your little one i havent seen too many updates from you !
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Registered: 01-31-2008
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 4:26pm

Yeah I see what you're saying, taking the carbs out of every meal just isn't fun at all. I'm a carbaholic so I can only imagine how hard it must be. Are there any diabetic type food lines out there with low carb alternative foods?

We're doing good, saw my doc on Tues and he's measuring about 3 1/2 pounds and looking healthy! Glad you had a good appt too and that your little girl is measuring right on! Do you have names picked out yet?

Kelly






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Registered: 11-13-2008
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 4:42pm
I'm sorry you are having such a hard time finding things to eat that will work with your gestational diabetes.

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Registered: 10-28-2009
In reply to: sorcet
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 5:15pm
shes definitely an Anna were going between catherine and claire for a middle name though i like them both so much, what about you

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