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I have developed a recent addiction to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I've had one every day for lunch for the past 2 weeks. Whole wheat Arnold's sandwich thin (has the right amount of carbs to control blood sugar levels) a tablespoon of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) and a tablespoon of sugar free preserves (strawberry is my favorite.) Every time I eat this sandwich (with a glass of milk of course) I sigh afterwards and think "that was the best sandwich ever."

Is it wrong to look forward to a sandwich so much?


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Nov. 5th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I need one of those sandwiches right now.

I have heard it's kind of common to crave peanut butter... Do you think that's part of it?
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Maybe. I haven't felt much in the way of cravings. Maybe PB&J is my first craving. I do notice that I like to drink milk now, where before I really only liked milk in cereal or to dunk cookies in. Now I drink a few glasses a day!
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Did your mom have any cravings with you?

Milk. That's awesome! I used to be able to drink milk straight, but now it has to be chocolate.
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know if my mom craved anything with me...is it hereditary?

Yeah. I also was eating a lot of cereal in the first few weeks. When I was nauseous it was one of the only things I could eat. But it raised my blood sugar levels too much so now I'm sort of off cereal. Boo.
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
I didn't know cereal would raise blood sugar levels. I ate a bowl of multi-grain cheerios every morning as part of my prego regimen. I don't eat much cereal now, though.

I don't know if it's hereditary. My mom liked olives and pickles. I didn't crave those, but I do like them regularly.
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'm learning a lot testing my blood sugar levels. Which foods react with each other and how my body processes them. It's not fun...but it has been really interesting. Cereal is no good but graham crackers (as long as I eat them along with a protein like some milk or cheese) is ok...pasta in small quantities is ok as long as I eat it with other things (protein again, and veggies)...grilled cheese, thankfully, is a-ok!
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's interesting. Do you have to prick your finger for these blood sugar tests?
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Yes. I have a blood sugar meter and a finger pricker and everything. I have to test once in the morning for a fasting reading, then 2 hours after each meal. The hardest part (not that the pricking is much fun) is waiting 2 hours after each meal before I can have a snack! I feel like I'm hungry ALL THE TIME and the last half hour before I can test and then have a snack sometimes feels like forever.
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
On TV they say NO MORE PRICKING YOUR FINGER. That old lady says she doesn't have to code her meter. Can't you get one of those for free from a limited time offer?

The finger pricking sounds horrible. And the waiting. Do you have to do this for the next 5-6 months?
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...I wonder. I didn't have to code my meter. They sent me a set up - I put in this special test strip and was ready to go. It can do all these fancy things like you can set limits and alarms and all this stuff...but I just need it to take the readings. And then at my appointments I bring it to the doctor and she plugs it in to the computer and gets a report of my progress. Last time I was there my numbers were in the right range 93% of the time, which is great she said.
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
But the old lady also says she pricks her arm and it hurts a LOT LESS. That's what she says, and she's on TV.

Wow, if I had a system like the one you're on, I could probably lose a lot of weight or get healthy or something. Most of my problem is that I'm only accountable to myself.
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...yes I did read something about pricking your arm in the instructions...I've just been doing the finger (trick - if you do the side of your finger it doesn't really hurt - stay away from the tip of your finger where you have tons of nerve endings.)

The diet is amazing. And honestly - not hard to follow. I discovered that ice cream is not that bad as a bedtime snack if you just have a little! And I've lost about 10 pounds.
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, ten pounds! That is a nice benefit. I have a little ice cream every night, too. I don't know if I could do without it (happily).

That is a good tip. Hopefully I won't ever have to use it, but if I ever do, I will be going to you for all my finger pricking advice.
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Not at all. It's good to be grateful for the simple things in life.
Nov. 6th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
That sounds amazing, actually.
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