Sugar High

by HEAB on September 8, 2010

Today’s breakfast:



This morning, I had my blood sugar stress test to check for gestational diabetes, and I had to drink the above drink which was basically dextrose mixed with water. I was hoping my doctor would have the lemon-lime flavor available so I could avoid the food coloring, but nope, my choices were either orange or fruit punch. So, I went with the orange, and it tasted like Sunkist soda concentrate. CD was laughing at me because I immediately turned the bottle around to look for the nutritional info, but there was none. Ha, I’m probably better off not knowing. After guzzling it down, the HEABlet immediately started kicking. Oh gosh, I hope she’s not born with my sweet tooth! 😉 Anyway, after a quick exam from the doctor, I had my blood drawn exactly one hour later. Hopefully, my results will come back normal, and I’ll keep you guys posted. According to my doctor, everything else looks great. I’m officially 30 weeks along with 10 more to go, and I’ve gained a total of 16 pounds. It’s all in my belly, and I am so thankful I can still fit into most of my pants…I just have to button below the gut and wear a belt. :)

After my appointment, I came home and did some stuff around the house, and by noon, I was starving as I hadn’t eaten before before the blood sugar test. The thought of something sweet made my stomach turn, and so I went with a big bowl of savory grits.


Sami shared her recipe with me for Sunny Side Oats via KERF, and it is delicious. Thanks Sami! I cooked 2 servings of Quaker grits with water and topped them with an egg, goat cheese (which they now sell at Costco – so excited!!!), fresh basil, salt and pepper. Unfortunately, I forgot the wing sauce – next time for sure!

The remainder of the afternoon has involved waiting around for our plumber. I was really hoping to get in some hiking with the pups, but it’s looking like that is not going to happen. Oh well, perhaps my body is in need of some online yoga instead.

What’s your favorite use for basil? Mine is pesto!!!!