Monday, October 5, 2009

Carbo Loading?

On Wednesday I have to go for blood tests and a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)... all to do with getting a better idea of what's going on with my and my PCOS. The laboratory where I am getting my bloods done has told me that I need to "Carbo Load" for 3 days prior to my GTT, I guess so that they can get a good idea of if I am insulin resistant (one of the symptoms of PCOS). So tell me, how does one with a LapBand Carbo Load? Seriously? I can't eat bread or pasta and I very rarely eat rice or potatoes... Those foods just don't like my band.. but I don't want to go and eat simple carbs such as sugar, biscuits, ice cream etc (well, I would, but I know that would be absolutely no good for my weight loss..).

I'm going to make a wrap tomorrow for lunch as I made a wrap for lunch today and it went down great, and tomorrow night I'm going to make fish and mashed potoato. I've also bought a crapload of fruit today - mango's, kiwi, watermelon, rockmelon, blueberries - so I'll try and get some fruit in me tomorrow as well. But other than that, that's all I can really think of!

Anyhoo, wish me luck for my tests. I find out the results next Thursday 15th October when I have my next visit to the specialist. I'm hoping that she'll talk more about my ovulating drug option - taking clomid to induce ovulation and hopefully pregnancy. Will keep you posted!

In other news, I've been severly jetlagged from my trip to Germany. it's 8pm and I'm completely wiped and I've been home two days already! I've just been too exhausted to get to the gym - but I will go tomorrow morning! Trip was great, but I totally got fat on European stodge... damn cheese and liverwurst! But, that's OK... I'm OK with it all. I'm now back, and my focus is on eating well for the possibility of falling pregnant in the next few months...

Actually, to tell you the truth, there is a slight (only a very very slight) possibility I could be pregnant now... I've never felt this tired before and I had some "twinges" down there... not sure what it all means, but lets just say that we haven't been careful over the past month... But trying not to read too much into it.. lets just see what the doctor says! :)

(it could just be jet lag and wishful thinking... )

LBG xx


Anonymous said...

will keep my fingers crossed for you :-)

Bridget said...

I remember doing that when I as 16. My readings were though the roof!!!
I'm wishing you the best sweetheart. And thinking of you xoxo

mamawood said...

hopefully you will get your wish granted and pregnancy will be yours!

The Dash! said...

Oh I hope you're pregnant, that would be just fantastic. Fingers crossed for a positive result!!
Bit horrible though you cant eat those carbs though I suppose eating a wrap is something. And go you for the fruit list - they sound really, really nice!!
Also Good luck!!!! on your results. Will be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed you're up the duff! I wish that was the reason for my chocolate and icecream binge and subsequent weight gain of late!

Em :)