As part of Uncle Pepere’s birthday celebration, I took the day off of work last Friday. Last year I used 4.5 out of my 5 sick days, but I never took a day. Needless to say, on Thursday, I was a happy girl. So happy in fact, that I forgot to either make myself a sandwich or stop at Panera for one. So as I got on my way, I realized I’d be stopping at McDonald’s for my dinner. I am not a fan of McDonald’s, in fact, I gave it up in high school and only started eating it again last year because of the convenience. Anyways, I pulled up to the drive through and saw the sign that the Shamrock Shakes are back. I like these, and I’ve only ever had one. And I don’t plan on being back at McDonald’s any time soon. But now, how on Earth do I bolus for this?! Especially if you’re feeling low, and have a 3.5 hour drive in front of you? I bolused for 90 grams of carbs, with the correction for 30 happening right away, and the other 60 over the course of the next half hour. I finished the shake about 40 minutes later, so I thought at least my timing was right. When I bolused, I had a BG of 126 mg/dL. When I got to the next rest stop in Maine about an hour and a half later, I was 101 mg/dL. I was freaking ecstatic! I am never a successful SWAGer, and mostly because I haven’t paid enough attention over the last eight years to know whether I’m successful or not. But I didn’t want to jinx it, so I didn’t say a thing online. Getting off the highway I was 129 mg/dL and when I reached my family at Sunday River I was at 151 mg/dL. I had successfully SWAGed!!
*For those of you who don’t know what a SWAG is: Scientific Wild Ass Guess