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Have been feeling better THANK GOD!! Had 2 succesful days with minimal morning sickness. Been doing well at staying more primal, went on a date with the husband last night, had mexican, bacon ranch chicken over salad and had some awesome guacomole on the side.
Just went out and bought all the fun stuff for Christmas dinner here. I am making Dates stuffed with feta cheese and wrapped in prosciutto and mozzarella with tomato and basil drizzled with a pesto, shrimp cocktail. We are having the usual Ham and sides will be green beans with butter and slivered almonds, butternut squash with spinach and cranberries. Dessert will be a primal cheesecake. So getting busy this week in prepping everything. Looking forward to the holidays!!
Well not that I want to jinx myself but I think I am finally coming out of the woods with the morning sickness. It has been 5 days since my last horrible episode. Thank God!! Now let's see if we can get back to some sense of normalcy.
I updated the food blog with some new recipes I found and used on Christmas Day. That was real fun, the appy's were my favorite part of the whole meal, well besides the huge ham. I have no control over New Years Eve, but I am hoping to bring a few things primal to help, because I am not hosting, my sis in law is, she tends to load us up on the carbs, I know she has stuffed manicotti on the menu and turkey, so looks like the turkey and I will be the ones hanging out for dinner LOL.
The pregnancy is going well, started to pop a bit, and it freaks me out, cuz I forget I am pregnant and not getting fat LOL. I haven't put on any weight so that is a good thing so far. I am in my 9th week.
Things are going well had a bout of m/s this week but mostly tired now. Looking forward to having some energy soon to do things around the house and hopefully get some walking in again. I haven't done much in the working out dept.
The New Years party went well. I stayed primal that day, there were plenty of choices. Now I have to work on just eating when I am hungry again. I think I have gotten in a bad habit of eating whenever.
Tonight I made some homemade guac and had some faux burritos. I used eggs as the wrapper and stuffed it with shredded chicken, jalapenos, salsa, guacomole and hot sauce....it was good. Seems I am really liking the salty, spicy, sour things this time around. I still have my own pickle jar in the fridge no one is allowed to touch LOL.
That is it from here. I have my next Dr. appt this coming Monday, I will get a look at little bambino, let's hope all is what it should be. I have like 3 more weeks to be out of the 1st trimester!!
Been having a hard time again kicking a bad sugar slip up. Stupid stuff is so highly addictive for me. I made it all day yesterday without giving in to the stupid monster. Today not so much and of course in the morning is when I had my weak moment. grrrrr!!! Well we move onward to tomorrow. I have to food shop tomorrow and thankfully there is no more sugar in the house and it won't be coming in tomorrow LOL.
Well besides my carb rush this morning I have eaten good, for breakfast I had 2 egss with sweet potato fries, lunch was some turkey meatball soup also had some tuna rolled up in romaine lettuce and dinner will be chicken stuffed with feta and spinach.
I am going to try to be more regular updating my food intake here, maybe it will help me stay on track and get back in the groove, now that I am winding this crazy 1st trimester down.
On another note, been enjoying all the snow that has been coming. It is so pretty and makes the time pass until spring arrives. I can't wait for spring too, to be able to get out without having to bundle up. Until then I will enjoy the lovely snow fall.
My next ob/gyn appt is Monday, excited and nervous. Hope all is well with the little bambino. This time around has been way more stressful for me in terms. I am worrying about way too much stuff, can't be helping with the cortisol levels.....I need to find a hobby to pass the time LOL.
Well I will be honest, I have been having a real hard time getting any motivation to cook let alone eat right. Today we wipe the slate and start all over. I am breaking the sugar addiction. Wish me luck. I have done it before and I know I could do it again. It is hard fighting these cravings for the sweet and sour stuff. My plan of attack will be some fruit and almond butter when the urge comes. I have been maintaining some form of movement and excercise through this very snowy winter, it is just the eating that I am having a hard time with.
I really thought being preggo and primal would be a breeze, it is proving more difficult than I thought. It is totally possible, it is just my own thoughts and urges I am battling with. I wanted to be completely honest with you all because it would just be phoney journal if I acted like it was a walk in the park. I still battle with the old thoughts of eat whatever you want when you want when pregnant...which is total crap, unless I want to pack on 65lbs or more LOL. I almost feel as if I didn't have such a hard time with the morning sickness in the beginning I wouldn't be struggling so much now. I have to put that behind me now and move forward.
Well today I had some fried ham, 2 eggs over easy, spinach and salmon for breakfast. My plan for lunch if I am hungry will be sausage stew and dinner is tuna salad with mussels and marinara. If I can get past a week with the sugar issue I am golden. So day 1 here I go.
Well things have been going good here. No big news as to boy or girl yet...I will know more at my March appt. The food is getting under control finally and I am happy to say that I haven't gained much weight at all this pregnancy which is the first in either of my previous pregnancies. I am still fitting in my normal clothes, I have popped a bit but since I lost so much before getting preggo the clothes are filling in moreso now. I know at some point maternity clothes will be inevitable. I am hoping I can make it to spring before I have to invest in more clothes. I am in my 19th week right now. The cravings have slowed down big time, I don't have a large appetite as much either. Feeling very consistent movement from the baby now, which is reassuring and wonderful.
Been keeping my workouts light, just walking, light cardio and light weights, just so that I don't lose all that muscle by July. I feel good and I am still able to move really well. Food has been good and I am really looking forward to getting it right with this baby and baby food when the time is right. I wish I knew this much when I was preggo the first time. I could have spared myself a lot of grief with food and fights with my kiddos. The older ones are coming around. They don't have much of a choice because they are only 6 and 4 but we have spent a lot of nights sitting at the table and crying over the favorite foods being gone. Now that that is out of the way they have gotten used to it. They should by now it has been 5 months since I went primal. I am thankful I won't have to battle this front again with the new baby, because they won't know any different.
So looking forward to some warmer spring weather, tired of being cooped up in the house and working out indoors. I know it is coming the days are getting longer, now if they would just warm up a wee bit it would be good for some brisk walks. I sooooo am looking forward to that. I am very pleased how this pregnancy is going and feel so much more in control than I have ever been with it. Can't wait to find out what I am having and even moreso can't wait to actually hold this little bub in my arms.
Can it possibly be a year since I last updated this journal, well let me blow the dust off and get back into the groove. Baby is 7 months old, we are battling with tons of allergy related issues with him , been a rough road but I am learning a lot along the way. We have made some changes in the whole house in the way of food. I have been back on the wagon so to speak with primal since around Christmas time. Down about 12lbs since December. It has been a bit slow. I still have about 19lbs of baby weight to go and then back on to lose whatever amount my body decides I need. So, I am going to try my best to journal for my own sake as far as the food and how I feel, as redundant as that is, but this way I can track things and see what could cause stalls etc along the way. So hold on to your seats and off we go.
L- 3 eggs over easy with butter and garlic over salmon
D- stuffed peppers lots of colorful raw veggies.
sleep - 8 hours of interrupted sleep, the little man still gets up at least once a night, but went back rather quickly after the feeding.
Sunday I held strong, actually who am I joking, I have lost all cravings for sweets so there is nothing to hold strong to. We went to a small get together with some friends, I baked brownies and cupcakes and never had one, didn't even lick the bowl.
Breakfast was 3 eggs over easy, 1/2 tomato, salmon. No lunch and Dinner was pot roast and asparagus, had some other various raw veggies too like peppers and carrots. All in all, good day, good energy no complaints.
Today was a day of errands up and out the house early, had 3 eggs and bacon for breakfast with 1/2 avocado and the other half of the tomato from yesterday. Wasn't hungry for lunch and then had bacon in the early evening. If I get hungry again I will have some stuffed peppers. Had high energy today.
Things are going well, on day 5 of a candida diet, it is going well. 1st day was really bad detoxing and after that I have been good to go. Feel great, looking forward to day 7 when I can add some food in and get back to life here. I am currently down to 207 and pretty happy with the progress, 7lbs to pre pregnancy weight and 27 lbs to pre wedding weight, all good stuff.
I actually worked out in a gym today for the first time in 9 years, don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing LOL. We actually have a family membership to the local YMCA that we started about 2 weeks ago. It was cheaper to do that route and get the boys all swim lessons. Today I felt saucy, packed up the kidlets, put them in the child watch and spent 25 minutes lifting heavy things. It felt nice, let's see how nice it feels 2 days from now, just sayin
The other milestone to actually working out in a gym is that I did it in a fasted state too....2 biggies in a day. It was nice and after the workout I grabbed the kids and we hit the pool with all the seniors LOL. My 5 year old said, Oh my I have never seen so many grandmas and grandpas in the pool at one time. I love kids, so honest. We swam for a bit went home in time for an early intervention meeting for my now 9 month old and then I ended up having my first meal of the day at 1pm. Not so bad of a day. I am like 4 lbs away from pre pregnancy weight!! Rock on!! I would love to bust that record soon and then the next goal would be pre wedding weight, which is like 20lbs from pre baby weight. Then I would like to finally weigh less than my stupid thin husband. One of these days!! I have to be like 165 to be thinner than him. He is too thin, 6 foot 1 and 165. Anyway, that is the scoop from here.
Well, going to start paying more attention to my fasting, especially after workout days. I want to try to fast whole days of the workout days and then have more food on the day after and see if it helps with the weightloss. Right now I have just got my first cycle since I had the baby in July and so I have gained a lb. I know it will drop after AF leaves. The thing that drives me crazy is during this time of the month I crave sweets like there is no tomorrow. I have to really watch myself.
Well, today I spent 3 hours lifting and moving rocks from one part of the yard to the other. We live on .3 of an acre and I was literally loading boulders in the wheelbarrow and pushing and pulling that sucker up and down the yard. I was building a flower bed and using rocks as the border of it. Totally beat from that amount of work, 2 hard days of pushing, pulling, lifting and squatting. Tomorrow will be a day of rest for sure.