Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chocolate Milk, umm ahem Mylk

My husband who thought he was helping out brought home a gallon of Chocolate milk, ok it was organic. But come on, really? Bringing home Chocolate milk with a pregnant woman in the house is asking for trouble.

So to cure my newest craving I came up with a chocolate milk recipe. Because I am struggling with my fasting numbers I tried not to make it too sweet. You can add more Agave as needed.

16 Oz purified water
1/4 cup Raw Almonds
1 tsp of Raw Cacao
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp of Agave

Toss it all in your blender and let it rip! Blend until smooth.

And the results are ... yummy!


Good Grief! Can I not catch a break? Fasting number this morning, 120! This was even after exercising for an hour last night, taking cinnamon before bed and eating a handful of almonds for protein. What a bummer!

The funny thing? For breakfast I had a bowl of fruit, 1 hour later my blood sugar was 129. Just a strange mystery to me. Well heres hoping tomorrow goes better.Off to go take a walk and contemplate my plan of attack! I will beat those fasting numbers I will!javascript:void(0)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Diabetes and Pregnancy

To be honest I fell off the raw wagon and went to eating a SAD diet again. SAD is standard American Diet. I got sick off of eating some sunflower seeds and skipped going back to raw.

As non-pregnant, I remained borderline diabetic. As pregnant I am now fully in trouble. My biggest problem is getting my fasting numbers down. I am averaging between 120 to as high as 147 in the mornings. My daytime numbers are in the "acceptable range" but they are talking about putting me on insulin. This alone scared me into wanting to go back on the Raw diet.

So while I have been doing it half way recently. Today is my first day completely raw again. Wish me luck! I will give you a low down of what i eat on a daily basis to help anyone else who is on a raw journey as well.

My fasting Blood sugar today was 137, my A1C as of Monday was 5.8, Blood Pressure was 123/90

Breakfast today was a Green Smoothie with flax and a handful of walnuts. I am still taking my prenatel vitamins. I know this is controversial to some, but I am unable to afford Organic veggies, so I feel its important. I am also taking 3,000 IU of vitamin D a day.

Lunch was a spinach salad with avacados, garlic, tomatoes, and walnuts.

Dinner another spinach salad with pico de gallo and avacado.

Snacks today were Almonds, Banana with raw almond butter.

I bought some Oputina fruit at the ranch market yesterday that are supposed to be good at lowering blood sugar so I am planning to eat one of those tonight before bed along with some more almonds for protien.

I lost the bet.....

Last night began the drama that ended in complete shock today.

All I wanted to do was go to bed. First I had to make the bed, I hadn't quite put the fresh sheets on the bed and it was getting late. I tromped upstairs to throw the sheets on the bed so I could snuggle in bed and read my book.

Of course my lovely wonderful husband who could care less about clean sheets was plopped in the center of the bed with his laptop.

I whined for him to get up for a moment so his exhausted wife could make the bed.

This started the endless teasing from him. Rather than give up I told him I would make the bed right over top of him if he didn't move.

This is when the first bet came.

"I bet you can't." he grinned at me.

"I will too and I can." I growled at him.

"I'd like to see you try." He laughed.

"I will!!" I grew more and more irate by the moment.

I grabbed the sheets and I made that bed right over top of him! Threw on the pillows and blanket and plopped my self on top of him.


The next comment floored me.

"Baby, are you pregnant? Your late and really emotional right now" He got even more of a kick out of this, because this made me even more upset.

Fast Forward to this morning. I can't remember what it was, but I apparently was acting more irrational than I was the night before. My husband kept teasing that I was pregnant and glowing and how proud he was of him self for knocking me up, oh yes I was his little conquest!

This of course led to my next bet.

"I am not pregnant and I will prove it! I bet you a 100 bucks I am not pregnant!" I howled in dismay and I grabbed my purse and zipped out the door in my PJ's to get a pregnancy test.

I was going to prove that man wrong! I raced to the store right when they were opening up, grabbed the first pregnancy test I could find, and marched to the counter.

I was met with a knowing grin of the clerk to which I responded to by rolling my eyes.I grabbed my bag and zipped home.

I rushed through the door and straight to the bathroom with my husband calling after me..

"Honey you don't need that test I already know your pregnant!"


I was never so happy to pee on a test in my life. I would prove that man wrong.

I set the test on the counter and watched and waited and my pee wicked up that little stick. Pee which is normally so gross had my full attention at that moment.

Then I saw it, one line and then two. WHAT!! HE WAS RIGHT!!! I screamed. I thought he would come running with me screaming, he didn't. I peeked my head out the door to see him laughing.

So he won the bet and here I am.

I am going to stay Raw for my Pregnancy. It will be an interesting journey. There is very little information out there on Raw Pregnancies. Wish me luck!