No more white sugar. No more white flour. No potatoes (french fries, I will miss you!). No fruit juice. WHAT? Boo!!!! How pathetic is my love affair with food????
Even with all of that...deep down, there is a part of me that is somewhat grateful for this challenge because my family really needs to be eating healthier...and if I have to eat healthy, then so does everyone else!!!!!
When the Dr. from the lab called to discuss my results from today's glucose test, all she had to say was that if I'm not eating right, then it's like a thick sugary syrup flowing through my arteries and into the placenta...and then all my baby is eating is sugar. That image alone was enough for me to dig my heels in and stop eating crap right then and there.
And, it's about time! I'm surprised it's taken 4 pregnancies to bring it out...but, being that I come from a family with a history of diabetes, I shouldn't be too surprised. It doesn't make it any easier though. Learning how to follow this diet is going to be hard...and to top it all off, it's starting while I'm off on vacation! I guess that will be the true test for me...
Wish me luck!