Lunch Ideas for Gestational Diabetes

 Here are some lunch ideas for gestational diabetes. I'm not a good cook but these food are just really easy to prepare and the ingredients are easy to find too. I'm not going to share the recipe because these food were prepared by a very good friend of mine.
I told my gym coach that I have gestational diabetes, and I told her what I want to eat, so she helped me made lunch plan for 2weeks now. I'm very thankful to have such a wonderful and helpful friend. She is the cook behind these yummy lunches. I'm the pregosaurous that eat them ... haha

-stir fry macaroni with mushrooms
- mushroom soup with wholegrain garlic bread
- grill chicken thigh
- vege skewer (aubergine, pumpkin, capsicum)

- chia seed pudding with soy milk (add gelatin to solidify) and nata de coco
- cashew nuts with pumpkin seeds
- corns and carrot

 -wholemeal long bread with olives, vege, mayonnaise and tumeric chicken (add on any vege you like)
- stir fry spinach 
- grill salmon
- brown rice
- steam broccoli and carrot
- sweet sour tomatoes, corn, carrot and tofu

 - wholemeal bread with eggs, mayonnaise, coral lettuce, turmeric chicken, tomatoes and olives
- wholegrain garlic bread with thick mushroom soup
- chia pudding with soy milk
- corns and carrot

- tuna tortilla wrap
- baked potatoes
- apple and carrot coleslaw
- strawberry and banana smoothie
 yummy grill chicken ! finger licking good...
even my baby feel very happy after I had my lunch!
- strawberry yogurt
- oat, banana and cranberry energy balls

25 weeks & 26 weeks

 **Ahem, tired face ** just woke up from afternoon nap. 

Hello dear, I've been really tired and slacking in blogging for the pass weeks.  Works and life has been busy too and I think I napped a lot too. Oh my!

Well, week 25th I started to feel slight sore on my leg and feet not that I stand or walk a lot but it just felt that way. I need a good massage almost every night from my hubby on my legs before bed. Other than that, I also started to crave for bakeries and western breakfast. It was really weird and funny because I'm really not a person who has sweet tooth nor choosy with my food, but now, I really do. I like egg tarts and sugary donuts, it was sort of a comfort food and I just felt really good after had them. Although it might cause my blood sugar to spike, I just really need to eat it. Haha!
Talking about the movement, it has been increased sporadically. Hubby and I are so happy and excited. Hubby played a lot of classical music for our baby before bed. My working shift for that week 25th was slightly short but I was on evening shift 2pm-10pm or 4pm-10pm, but man, it was still quite tiring. Basically I was on stand by mode to take over any shift at any branch that lack of staffs. Not fun at all! I can't plan anything because I might on any shift suddenly. Moody....
Oh, and I started my healthy menu on week 25th too. Will share it in coming post, pink promise!

So, entered week 26th, my colleague went for her maternity. I'm so glad she gave birth to a baby girl at 3.3kg, strong women! Now, my turn to take over her job while she is away for 2months. My working hour changed again, not only myself but my whole body too, started to feel confuse, especially during the 1st day, I felt so tired and grumpy. A week passes by, I'm getting more used to the new working shift which is basically Mon-Sat 9.30pm-5.30pm. So far so good I guess.
I started to awake more and more during the night because of the sleeping position that cause my backbone feel really uncomfortable and sore. Later on I will awake between 6am-7am just to pee and drink water and fall asleep again till 8.30am. I also need supper before bed now because I'm hungry most of the time. Shh, I'm around 77.5kg now, completely no idea what my doctor will response later on.
Besides, everyday is summer day for me. I don't know because the weather has been really hot and humid these days or myself feel really hot all the time. I need air-cond  all the time and if I didn't, I feel as I'm going to faint. This happen almost everyday up to today.

Regarding the sore legs, I think my feet swell a little bit? not sure but will continue to monitor for few more days because my shoes felt tight. I begin to wear my compression stocking again. I got the compression stocking under my knees and it really guarantee a good night sleep, at least not that much of awake compare to previous week. About my sitting position, I need to have frequent break every now and then because the entire muscle of my back feel terrible sore as if I had many hours of gym workout. Oh !

I think, that's my update for week 25th and 26th. Hmm, really sorry for the lack of blogging. I need to have a good time management again. ** both hand covers face **
Today is Sunday and I'm entering my week 27th with happy face. I had a good 2hours nap just now with a lot of sweat because today is damn hot. Hubby on air-cond for me before he went to work. I had a bath and now what..... I'm thinking about what to eat for dinner later on. Haha... pregosaurous!

24 weeks

I'm so thankful to God for every wonderful things He has given to me. This month doctor visit done and will have another checkup on week 28, very excited!
Little baby grows so fast these days and it is so true, the more I'm approaching my 3rd semester, I started to feel tired and exhausted again this week. I also starts to feel slightly out of breath when I'm in a rush whether at work or climb stairs. My hubby always imitates the way I sound and breath and most of the times, it turns out into laughter.

This week, I started to eat more smaller meal because I think I've some digestion issues. I tend to hiccups after my meal, then I have some discomfort like acid reflux  and burps. So, other than taking my prenatal supplements, I also top up 2 sachets of probiotics powder after my lunch. You know what, I feel very hungry later on but in order to control my blood sugar, I will snack on some fruits, bread and etc.

Talking about the bump, I'm still able to fit in some of my clothes (XL) in size of course. But I also realize the front of blouses and T-shirts tends to lift up a lot, so I've placed 2 orders from Asos maternity, hopefully it will reach soon. As for pants, I think the yoga type maternity pants feel the best, they are very stretchable and soft. Hmm, I will do maternity clothes post once I received my Asos order and go more in depth about the clothing part.

As for sleep, I starts to sleep on my side more and more. I think when I lying on bed flatly, my back sores even if I've put pillows under my leg, it just doesn't as comfortable as I hope it would be. Good thing, I'm still able to sleep throughout the night and only got up to pee around 6-7am. I also starts to feel slightly difficult to get myself out from bed because I'm getting heavier and clumsier. At certain days, I also have some weird nightmare and I'll awake for many hours with eyes blinking and envy how soundly my hubby can sleep. During my off day I tend to nap for hours and for my evening work shift, I'll ensure myself to have at least 15mins nap, which I think rejuvenates me a lot.

Few days ago, the weather was very bad, it rains and it feels really cold and hardly see any sunshine. There are also days that felt like heatwave and making me feel so tired and headache. I took some photos during sunny days and it just cheers me up .

snacks before off to work!

Drugstore Cleansing Items: NIVEA Creme Care Line & Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser

1. Nivea Daily Essentials Creme Care Cleansing Cream Wash
I spotted this newbie when I was walking around in my local drugstore, I don't really use drugstore products unless I've read good reviews about them or I'm really in the mood to try out something new. Since my skin feels quite dry these days, I decided to try the cream wash. Well, it was totally my mistake, I never thought this is a cleansing cream. I thought it is a face wash because my eyes and brain was so focus on the cream wash thingy. So, I follow the instruction, wet my face and neck, then massaged the cleansing cream all over my face and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Unlike other cleansing cream I've tried which need to be tissue-off, this just rinse off easily with water. Wow, I am really surprise because it leaves my skin feels really soft and comfortable. Anyway, I still think this would be good if I'm on really light makeup such as sunscreen and little bit of face powder.
Besides, I also experienced a light tingling sensation when I massage it onto my face, not really sure because of the ingredients or my sensitive skin. Although the tingling is very mild, it didn't make my skin turn red or itchy.

2. Nivea Daily Essentials Creme Care Facial Cleansing Wipes 25's
I don't know it is just me or most of us, I got really lazy with using cleansing oil these days. When I'm off from work, especially if I'm on evening or afternoon shift I reached home around 10.30pm. Gosh, all I want is food and a good bath that is really quick and hassle free. Now, it makes sense that I reached cleansing wipes more and more rather than using cleansing oil, get it emulsified, bla bla bla.... Still, I'm very concern with my cleansing routine. So, I will use the Nivea Cleansing cream wash all over my face, then, I will take a piece of wipes to remove all the cleansing cream and makeup. I only use very light makeup such as sunscreen, face powder, blush and eye brow pencil. Then, I wash the wipes with water and using the same wipes, wipe my face again and again. I'm impressed with the quality, the wipe is really thick but soft and able to reuse for 3-4times. I wash it with water again and again, it still in a good condition. But then, I only use 1 wipes for 1 cleansing session. Highly recommend this and I'm going to repurchase this soon.

3. Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser
After all the cleansing cream and wipes, I will pour out a descent amount to cleanser, massage all over my face and using the same wipes (after wash with water), wipe off the cleanser. This cleanser is very gentle for people who have flaky skin or sensitive skin. It doesn't lathers nor has any scent. After that, I will splash with tons of water to ensure my face is thoroughly cleanse. Then, I'm ready for my shower.