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Imagine a world where you don't crave sweets after dinner. Can't do it? Neither can I. So, I recently started body-building training seriously with a personal trainer... and one of the first things he asked me to do was keep track of the food I ate for three days. So I did -- and I was honest about it. I wrote down the Hershey's chocolate I ate on Thursday and the low-fat ice cream I ate on Friday and Saturday. When I handed him the food diaries, he took one quick look at it and I saw his eyebrows rise. "Chocolate?" A short pause as he read further. "Ice cream?" Apparently, chocolate isn't on the list of muscle-building nutrition choices... go figure. I knew this would be the beginning of the end of my sweet tooth satisfaction. Body building or no body building -- I've dreamed of ignoring my sweet teeth for many years. Being diabetic, I...
My local Coop recently sent out a newsletter that included a picture of some roasted vegetables. My mouth started watering.
Then I thought a bit. Has my diet changed so much that I now crave vegetables, or was I just hungry? So I tried some photographs of other foods.
Hamburger and fries. Ho hum. Didn’t look good at all.
Chocolate milkshake. I could probably drink that, but it would be too sweet for my current tastes. Not mouthwatering.
Blueberry pie. That was always my favorite, and I’ve often said that if we heard that a comet was heading for Earth so we had only 24 hours before Earth exploded, I’d bake a blueberry pie and eat the whole thing. But would it really taste that good? Again, it would be too sweet, and I can cook blueberries and add a touch of fake sugar plus roasted almonds for crunch. Who needs the pie. Better to spend those 24 hours doing something else. Maybe converting to a religion that guaranteed an afterlife with a mon...
(Honestly, this is a post I always hoped I’d be able to write, and even the title is making me grin.)
I am currently 4 ½ months into my first pregnancy, and I’m beyond grateful for it and thrilled about it. I’m also 23 years into my type 1 diabetes diagnosis, so pregnancy wasn’t always something I felt confident that I’d experience. I have heard more horror stories about diabetes and pregnancy than I’d care to think about, and of course there’s that whole Steele Magnolias movie that is burned into my memory. Thankfully, I followed Kelsey’s journey here on HealthCentral , and she helped to give me plenty of hope. And now, after a few years of careful planning and several months of consecutive diabetes control wrangling, I’m finally there, too. And I have the potbelly to prove it.
While the pregnancy low blood sugars have been extremely surprising (can you say “29 mg/dl ...
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