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Successful SWAGing

March 22, 2011
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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

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2011 1:36 PM

    yay! i love SWAG successes! 🙂

  2. March 22, 2011 1:36 PM

    AWESOME!!! great SWAGing! 😀

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