One of My Favorite Things
After a very calm evening (absolutely no drop or rise at the gym!), my plan for today was to work at our New York office near Times Square, and I managed to oversleep and missed the first train. I quickly dressed and walked over to the train station, and fearful of missing yet another train, I decided to pick up breakfast at Pret A Manger once I got to the city.
At Pret A Manger, I picked up these yogurts, that are mixed in with fruit and granola, are fantastic yummy and at first glance you’d think fantastically high in carbohydrates.
My first one was Honey & Yogurt, which I bought the last time I worked in the city. Judging by the word “honey,” the fact it was probably regular yogurt and had a nice amount of granola, I figured sixty carbs. Boy was I wrong. I crash landed about an hour later. This time, I picked up the Very Berry flavor, which was much larger in size (and price). I assumed that this time I would be more correct with the amount of carbohydrates.
As I sat down, I tested and had dropped from a wake-up reading of 188 mg/dl to 136 mg/dl (shows what a New York commute can do to your system – that’s fifty points!).
An hour and a half later, I was a bit nervous that I had either overbolused or underbolused, so I tested again.
All smuglike, I had a conference call with a graphic design agency and then hopped the F train to meet a friend for lunch. Arriving at Grand Central, I started to feel shaky. Hoping I was just hungry, I went outside and started looking around for where I was supposed to meet my friend. At the same time I realized I was on the wrong side of Grand Central, I realized I was actually low.
Standing on the corner of 41st and Park Avenue, I whip out my glucose meter and test. 70 mg/dl.
Mental note: Check the damn carb counts on the yogurts before eating another one!
I wonder how many other people have stood on the sidewalk at a busy Manhattan intersection while sipping a Juicy Juice who isn’t, you know, five years old.
In case you are wondering, I did look up the carb counts for the Pret a Manger yogurts. The Honey & Granola yogurt is 35 grams of carbohydrates, and the Very Berry yogurt is 44 grams of carbohydrates.
So yeah. I was a touch off on those guesstimates.
There’s nothing I love more than to think I have bolused absolutely brilliantly only to go low (or in some cases, high).
And by love I mean hate.