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  • #16
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    Wednesday 8/12/09


    B: 3 scrambled eggs

    2 strips bacon

    2 peaches


    S: Trail mix


    L: Big salad with tuna from Whole Foods deli

    Root beer


    S: 1 apple

    Steamed veggies


    D: Carne asada

    Grilled corn on the cob

    Sauteed zucchini


    S: Frozen coconut milk with peaches


    Exercise:


    40 minute stroller walk/jog

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    • #17
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      Man, I took a stroller (with a baby in it. haha) for a walk today... much more intense than without. Those things are hard to steer! It was a jogging stroller but the front wheel doesn't pivot for some reason... weird.


      Sauteed zucchini = yum.

      Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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      • #18
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        The stroller takes some getting used to at first, and definitely adds resistance!

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        • #19
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          Thursday 8/13/09


          B: Coconut pancakes

          2 strips bacon

          2 peaches


          S: Trail mix


          L: Grilled chicken and steamed veggies


          S: 1 apple with almond butter and honey

          1/2 cup oatmeal


          D: Grilled split chicken breast

          Spinach salad with olives, onion, red pepper, carrots with homemade balsamic viniagrette


          Exercise:


          45 minute stroller walk

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          • #20
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            Friday 8/14/09


            B: 3 scrambled eggs

            3 strips bacon

            2 peaches


            S: Trail mix


            L: Grilled chicken

            Steamed veggies

            Swiss cheese


            S: 1 apple with almond butter


            D: Pot roast with mushroom and onion soup from broth


            S: B&J ice cream


            Exercise:


            20 minute cycle

            Squats/lunges

            35 minute stroller walk

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            • #21
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              Saturday 8/15/09


              B: 3 scrambled eggs

              3 strips bacon

              2 peaches


              LSD: I can't even record what I ate. I attended a birthday party and an open house and consumed a lot of carb-laden food that made me feel very bloated and gross. I really have trouble not eating these things at events, especially when I am hungry. I guess that is something to work on in the future.

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              • #22
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                social events like potlucks and parties are HARD... restaurants are no problem, but it's the "events" that get me too.

                Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                • #23
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                  It's very frustrating, especially when I plan on avoiding most of that stuff. As soon as it's in front of me, I cave in.

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                  • #24
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                    Sunday 8/16/09


                    B: 3 scrambled eggs

                    3 strips bacon

                    1 apple


                    S: Swiss cheese


                    L: Grilled chicken

                    Cantaloupe

                    Celery sticks with cream cheese, almond butter, and honey


                    S: Swiss cheese

                    Trail mix


                    D: Grilled steak

                    Celery salad

                    Sauteed mushrooms and onions


                    D: 1 pear


                    Exercise:


                    45 minute walk

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                    • #25
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                      I made my husband a stupid birthday cake today... he reeeeeally wanted one (even though I made primal brownies yesterday, he wanted a "regular" cake). I had 2 pieces. I feel like my stomach is distended... it's disgusting.

                      Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                      • #26
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                        Hey Amandamarie - I just found out I was pregnant last week, only 8 weeks along. How far along are you? I'm curious to know what you are trying to do exercise-wise. I have been running regularly (I know, but at a very slow pace), and biking, and mixing in some bodyweight workouts.


                        Also, did you eat primaly through your last pregnancy? I have three other children (under age 6!) but was not on the primal bandwagon through any of my other pregnancies. Just wondering how it worked out for you. Also, unfortunately I am craving carbs, (maybe it's in my head) but at times it's the only thing that sounds remotely good.


                        Thanks!

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                        • #27
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                          Hi CardioJunie,

                          I am 16 weeks along in this pregnancy and so far so good. I did eat primaly during the first pregnancy for the most part, although there were definitely times I had carbs- mostly at work. I am doing better this time, probably because I am not at work and all the junk isn't readily available. I had a great first pregnancy. I gained 29 pounds and lost it all, plus 5 pounds, with a couple of months. I also didn't get any stretch marks, which I think was attributable to my diet and exercise. I was able to exercise up until the day I gave birth. I am doing a lot of low level exercise. I walk a lot, and jog and cycle a little. I will do weights a couple of days a week when I go to the gym. I think the main key is listening to your body so you don't overexert yourself. It sounds like you have a good plan going! I jogged last time up until about 20 weeks and then switched to walking. That's awesome that you have 3 other children under 6! You must be very busy! It's hard for me to imagine even having 2 kids now. I definitely have carb cravings as well, but I find eating fruit helps to satisfy them. I am trying to only eat one "bad" thing a week. It helps me during the week to focus on that so I don't cave in to every craving. Good luck with your pregnancy!

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                          • #28
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                            Thanks for the response! I'm going to attempt to maintain a somewhat primal diet this time, although I often find myself thinking I'm going to be fat & out of shape eventually, who cares? :-) I too have been able to get back into shape after each pregnancy, and acually before this one I was at my lowest adult weight. Unfortunately, that's not true any more, even only being 8 weeks along. I'm going to try to keep running / jogging until 20 weeks, that's awesome that you were able to do that. I honestly can't remember exactly what I did through my other pregnancies, I don't think I ever made it that far.


                            This pregnancy was not exactly planned, so we are in a bit of denial right now, especially my husband. My youngest is 3, and everything was getting easier (no diapers, more self-sufficient, etc). Add to that I have been giving away all my baby stuff, so I pretty much have to start over there too. We are not telling anyone until after my first appt, if I can keep it a secret that long. I feel like I'm getting bigger by the day!


                            Good luck to you too and I will check back in with you every now and then.

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                            • #29
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                              Monday 8/17/09


                              B: 3 scrambled eggs

                              3 strips bacon

                              Cantaloupe


                              S: Celery salad


                              L: Grilled chicken

                              Big salad from WF deli


                              S: 4 figs


                              D: Roasted chicken

                              Beets

                              Collard greens


                              S: Swiss cheese

                              1 pear

                              Homemade whipped cream


                              Exercise:


                              20 minute elliptical

                              Weights

                              35 minute stroller walk

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                              • #30
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                                Hi CardioJunkie:

                                I hope your pregnancy goes well and you are able to maintain your diet/exercise plan. Does the rest of your family eat primaly? How does that work with your kids? I feed my 10 month old son mostly primal foods, although I do give him some oatmeal once in awhile. We are traveling to Hawaii with him in a couple of weeks. Do you have any ideas for snacks I can bring along that aren't too messy? Most people I ask suggest Cheerios and fruit snacks, which I am avoiding.

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