There are many factors that determine your blood glucose readings - insulin sensitivity (which tends to increase after exercise, but can DECREASE if your exercise is particularly stressful), hormone activity, (Cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, testosterone and others), your overall stress level, and rate of stomach emptying (full digestive pattern). And, of course, knowing that you BG level will NEVER be constant at one measure throughout the day.
Based on your readings, what are you particularly concerned about? Your cortisol does not necessarily decrease (much) in the morning if those levels are high. Could be your cortisol dropped by the time you had lunch.
I wonder what you're really trying to achieve by measuring your glucose. I get you're saying you want to know how carbs affect you, but sometimes folks get a bit carried away with the numbers, especially if they do NOT have diabetes. The best thing is to keep a journal and note ALL of the effects, including emotional, hunger signals, etc.
What does "more carbs than usual" mean, and what was the source of that carbohydrate? Remember that carbs are not the only macronutrient to affect BG. Protein has an effect as well, and FAT very little.