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For all the people we encounter who think they're nutritionists...

Friday, January 25, 2013

but who are really idiots...
This blog is for people who understand my plight.

I am really annoyed about having to change my diet completely.

So my blood sugar was getting really, really high so my doc told me I need to cut out most of my carbs in order to bring it down. I can do this. I know it's a sacrifice, but I can do it. The thing that is annoying me about this is when I tell people about it they act like I'm some gigantic fat slob who is scarfing down pans of brownies. ARGH!!!! I guess it's my fault for being so open with people, but it really makes me MAD when someone says, "Well, you need to be eating healthy anyway." This ISN'T about eating healthy. It's about cutting out carbs. That includes fruit. A cup of yogurt is healthy. A piece of pineapple is healthy. A bowl of cereal with milk with a banana cut up in it is healthy. But I cannot eat these things. This is how bad my blood sugar is. Meat and veggies. That's what I'm able to eat. Small amounts of milk. Milk has sugar in it, so therefore I cannot have a big glass of it. This freaking sucks. Anyway, I need to just bear the misery and not talk about it, because any time I speak about it to someone they say something ignorant and I feel the need to ream them out. I KNOW how to eat healthy. I lost 85 pounds before I got pregnant by eating healthy and exercising. I never starved myself or took pills. I never cut my calories below 1600 per day. I guess I am just annoyed with this whole thing at this point and ready to get this baby out of me. I got really angry at a nurse the other day mentioning that my sugar was high so I needed to eat "healthy" (my doc is actually not a nincompoop and assured me eating "healthy" isn't what I need, I need to cut carbs) - and I get mad talking to coworkers when they ask why I am eating just a piece of meat with veggies for lunch. And they tell me I should eat fruit when I'm pregnant. Get a life and mind your own business! You are not a doctor!

Why do people need to comment on everything that I eat or drink, anyway? My baby is not public property. I get to decide what I eat and what nutrition she receives. I am her mother. Get it straight!

OK, I'm glad I got that out. I had to type it and get that down so I can feel better.

Life really isn't that bad, I'm just a drama queen :)

Thanks for letting me vent.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Stupid people... I have found that when people mention my pregnancy I just tell them I'm doing great. If I say I have a back ache, they feel the need to tell me how to fix, or that I have 'no idea what a real back ache is yet." Well, dur I know its going to get worse, but you asked how I'm feeling now! So... yeah, I just don't share anymore.

    You are doing awesome... just a little while longer! (although the 'advice' I believe never quits coming....)
    3098 days ago
    Sorry you have to both cut out most carbs and then on top of it, deal with annoying people!!! But I offer you hope - most people adjust to dietary changes - meaning that they gradually find new foods that they enjoy just as much s old favorites. I have been eating low carb - mostly eggs, meat, nuts, veggies and a few fruits for almost a year.. I have learned how to make things I really LOVE now - lots of veggie soups, roasted veggies etc... I stir fry mushrooms and spinach to go alongside of eggs...always have roasted veggies in fridge to add to lunch. I plan for my lunches and cook nice things for myself...
    My beef is when people assume they know what I can and can't have - they get shocked when I indulge and are amazed when i tell them that nothing is off limits cause I have made my eating plan up for myself... People like rules and they like to tell other people what to do. I just smile and change the subject.... It bores me to talk about my eating/exercise at this point.
    3099 days ago
  • SHIRE33
    Good for you for standing up for yourself!

    3100 days ago
    It's so true. Why do other people seem to think they know everything? So sorry about your plight. I hope your BS (pun intended ha!) gets back to normal asap.
    3100 days ago
    People do really need to mind their own business. It is amazing how many people thing they are healthy and have no clue. I was surprised by how much sugar is in milk too. Once I switched to soy milk I was surprised how much I liked it. I can empathize with what you are going through. Good for you for doing it!
    3100 days ago
    You're not a drama queen. That actually sounds really effing annoying. I totally get why you're mad. I'm sorry you're dealing with the strict diet and the idiots. Hang in there. It'll be over soon!
    3100 days ago
  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    I'm not sure I could handle being pregnant, not because of the pregnancy, but because of all the nosy f*ck#rs who feel free to stick their nose in everyone's business. You have done awesome throughout your pregnancy, and I can't blame you for needing to vent! I know you'll do what needs to be done and it will be so worth it when you have Tabitha in your arms.
    3100 days ago
    It is so good that you can get that off your chest. People can be really annoying. You're almost there!
    3101 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I have a handy little phrase I use with "butt - in -skis" (I have been known to also be a butt-in-ski, by the way, but not as much as I used to be). Anyway, this little phrase, delivered in a calm tone of voice, tends to work well: "I've got this." It works when people comment on our weight, or what and how much we eat, or how we raise our kids, or dress our kids on cold days, or discipline our kids, or whatever.....

    "I've got this." Guaranteed to work on a high percentage of people. For a small percentage of people, more drastic measures are needed.

    You've got this, doll.
    3101 days ago
    Ugh, I totally get it. I had had gestational with both my kids, taking insulin with one it got so bad. People just need to mind their own business. Don't worry about it, you're doing what's right for you and baby, that's all that matters. *HUGS*
    3101 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12377922
    I'm so sorry. I know if your baby could talk...(it) sorry would say thank you mom for giving me a will be worth it...And thanks for not going to jail cause you knocked that idiot out in the Dr's office emoticon
    3101 days ago
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