(Okay, my title is from a cheesy Cure song - but it IS Friday, and those were the only lyrics I could think of!).
Thanks to all of you for rallying behind me, in response to my ridiculous visit with the "nutrionist". The more I think about it, the more ridiculous it seems. The thing that I actually forgot to mention (which makes things worse), is that she's a specialist in pregnant women. She had about 5 certificates on her wall, with various degrees in nutrition. And she's actually a registered dietician. Well, it was a waste of time and I won't go back to her again. End of story. And I don't believe for a second that I'm "destined" to contract diabetes during my pregnancy just because of statistics. Why would I have gone to see her otherwise? There ARE certain things that we can control to a certain degree, and this is hopefully one of them.
So today, I realized I wouldn't be able to get an exercise in, because my aunt is visiting from the States this weekend, and the hubby and I need to drive to my parents' place this evening. There's a very yummy lunch place which has a HUGE variety of salads, hot foods, and desserts. It's about a 35 minute walk away from my office....so I decided to go for it! Getting there was fine - I grabbed my food to go (so that I could eat back at the office), and quickly left. The walk back was REALLY hard. I was sweating buckets, because it's so warm outside. And, knowing that I had some piping hot, yummy food in my bag made it even harder. But I made it! And I feel great.
I got: some steamed broccoli, a handful of curried chick-peas, some caesar salad (vegetarian), some baby spinach salad, some tabouli, 2 pieces of sweet potato, some veggie pate, a small piece of pizza on whole-grain, and some chinese-style seitan (it's like gluten - a protein). Yum!
I also got a dessert, because I figure after a 70-minute walk, I could cave in a *little*. I got a walnut square, with some date paste, encrusted in coconut flakes. Oh, double yum.
Now, I'm sleepy. My eyes are drooping. I still have a couple of hours of work to get through. I do have an office - with a couch. Perhaps I could lower the blinds and have a quick nap. Wonder if anyone would notice?