WIAW: Glucose Test Day

I am happy to share some good news on this What I Ate Wednesday – I passed my glucose test!! For those of you that know me, I had failed (:() the first time, which meant Monday morning I had to go back for a several blood test with blood taken once every four hours and an even more sugary drink! SO, this WIAW is dedicated to all the mamas out there and will showcase my day of eats during my glucose test day.

Breakfast was nothing. You have to fast before the test. Unless you count the super sugary orange drink as breakfast?

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I don’t know if you can see on there, but that 10 oz beverage contains 100 g. of sugar. 100 grams! You have to drink that within 5 minutes and then see what happens. Seriously. The nurses and people around me were waiting to see if I fainted, vomited, etc. and thankfully I didn’t. Oh, and then they take your blood every hour to see your glucose level rates.

Again, I passed! And as soon as the test was over – I had to grab lunch. It was past noon and I hadn’t eaten since 4 pm the day before. My stomach was off from the beverage, but I ordered some of my favorite Lebanese food, Aladdin’s! I ordered the vegetable soup, some pita and hummus and a baba ganoush vegetable wrap. I was only able to eat half the wrap and a few pieces of pita and half the soup – but it was good!

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I knew I’d be working late, so I grabbed a small snack to tide me over until dinner. Since I hadn’t had any Easter candy, I grabbed a few jelly beans and about 1/3 of a banana.

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By the evening, I was starving and feeling MUCH better after the test, so B made me dinner while /i was working. Friday I had gotten a package from Modern Table Meals of lentil pasta. B cooked some of that along with some pesto I had made and broccoli and chicken (not pictured) and that was our dinner.

 

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I REALLY liked the lentil pasta, as did B. His direct words were “This is way better than whole wheat pasta.” So they should take that as a compliment. Their mixed lentil penne is so good – higher in protein and lower in carbs than traditional pasta, too.

And for dessert? I have been loving just some ricotta cheese in a bowl. It tastes so good to me and since I’d already had a bazillion (Exaggeration) grams of sugar in that drink, I decided that a lower sugar dessert was probably safer 🙂

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Some questions for you:

  • Pregnant people/moms – have you had adverse results to the infamous glucose test?
  • Ricotta cheese – yay or nay?
  • Favorite easter candy?

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7 thoughts on “WIAW: Glucose Test Day

  1. Yum! I want that bowl of ricotta. I’ve never thought to eat it as a dessert like that.
    That glucose test sounds miserable! There has to be a better way to do it? I feel sick just thinking about it.

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