Doc's orders

by - Thursday, August 21, 2008

To make sure everything on the next round of bloodwork comes out OK, the doc gave me strict orders to limit sugar intake and make sure I keep my carb level to fewer than 40 grams per day.

Now he told me that in the middle of the day yesterday, after I had already eaten more than half the food I eat in a normal day, so I decided I'd put that practice into effect today. (To be read: I went home yesterday and ate a big bowl of chocolate ice cream topped off with whip cream and peanut butter sauce because who knows when, if ever, I will be able to have such a yummy treat again. Seriously, I'm not being melodramatic, it's a possibility.)

But today, I'm all about following the doctor's orders.

I've realized that 40 grams of carbs is not a lot. For example, a single serving of whole wheat pasta has 41 grams of carbs. A piece of wheat bread has 12 grams of carbs. Kellog's All-Bran (the cereal I used to eat) has 20 grams of carbs (For the record, 13 of them are fiber).

I can only eat 40 in an entire day. Yeeesh that's tough.

Here's my plan: Two eggs for breakfast (about 2 carbs total), cottage cheese for the morning snack (8 carbs), salad with fat free Italian dressing and chicken or tuna for lunch (4 carbs in the dressing, 7 carbs from salad) and then chicken/fish and veggies for dinner with the option of celery sticks and hummus as a snack too (5 g). 


So far today, I'm starving. That's so not a good sign.

Tomorrow's tailgate is going to stink. I will be able to eat nothing....well I guess I could have the hot dog without a bun haha.




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6 comments

  1. AHHH that would be so hard. good luck!!!

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  2. I'd probably poke my eyes out if I had to do that LMAO! GOOD LUCK chica!

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  3. Wow...that will be tough! Hang in there!
    Glad you got the computer and got it all set up and great jpb on the 5 miles...I am impressed with how fast you are pickig back up!
    Take Care

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  4. Good luck chica! I know thats a tough personal decision, and if I was in your shoes, I would probably go with it too, but there's a part of me that says, screw it! I'd rather die happy :-)

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  5. Limiting the carbs is so difficult. I managed to do it once before & lose weight, but it was too hard.

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  6. Check out The Lighter Side of Low Carb. She's really funny and also has some good low-carb recipes that may help you. 40g/day is TOUGH! I could never handle a low-carb diet because I love fruits and veggies. My solution is just to limit processed/refined/"dry carbs" like pasta, bread, chips, etc.

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