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  • Failed to bring my lunch. D'oh.

    No heartburn, headache is gone (I got a bit of an exertion ache when I walked up the stairs this morning, but it vanished quickly), and I feel...good? Yeah, I feel good. So at this point, some theories:
    1. I was sick with {SOMETHING} last weekend, and Mr. Onalark avoided it because it was either foodborne or my immune system is handicapped by the pregnancy (thus turning it into a regular, normal immune system instead of the superimmune system I usually have).
    2. My flu shot on Wednesday made me a bit ill/prolonged last week's illness.
    3. Work stress.
    4. I'm pregnant.
    5. All of the above.


    And today Mr. Onalark is at Disneyland for a team event (LIFE IS HARD) so I go home to an empty house and make me some nachos. TAKE THAT, DISNEYLAND.

    Breakfast
    Sweet potato bar
    1 Tbs sunbutter
    1/3 cup cultured cottage cheese
    12oz 1/2 caff

    Snack
    1/2 serving fruit snacks

    Lunch
    Headache came back right around here.
    Turkey cobb salad with ranch dressing (tomatoes, olives, bacon, bleu cheese, salad mix)
    Water

    Exercise
    25 minute leisurely walk

    Snack
    Cheese stick

    Dinner
    Baked potato with butter, sour cream, and cheddar cheese
    5 oz pork barbeque
    1 sweet potato bar
    Water
    Last edited by onalark; 10-29-2012, 10:25 PM.
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    • Made another batch of sweet potato bars, this time trying to make it more "gingerbread" like. Did half honey, half molasses, and replaced the spices with ginger and cinnamon exclusively.

      It's tasty, but not really gingerbread. Ah well. I had to try! At least it'll make a great breakfast and dessert this week.
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      • Crockpot is stewing up a pile of sausage chili, and while I'm happy for that, I'm not thrilled that it took 45 minutes to prep. Blargh. Oh well.

        Slight, hovering headache, which is basically telling me it'll blossom sometime later today. Charming. Still no heartburn, though!

        Breakfast
        Sweet potato bar
        1 Tbs sunbutter
        1/4 cup cultured cottage cheese
        12 oz half-caff

        Lunch
        Pork barbeque w/sriracha
        Coleslaw
        Green beans
        Water
        Remembered my homemade lunch. Hooooraaaaaay.

        Candy
        Wait, what? Yeah, I'm afraid I had a small mental break there and kind of ate a bunch of Halloween candy. Blargh.
        3 funsize Snickers
        2 funsize peanut butter cup
        1 funsize Milky Way
        1 funsize Almond Joy
        1 funsize bag of Skittles
        What the hell?

        Dinner
        Sausage-bean chili with sour cream, cheese, and green onions
        1 blue corn tortilla

        Okay, this was worth all that time this morning. Really tasty, if not necessarily primal. I think next time I make a batch of regular chili, I'm going to throw in some chopped up andouille. This made me really happy.
        Last edited by onalark; 10-30-2012, 08:02 PM.
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        • I made gluten-free mini cheesecakes for the company Halloween party. Then I ate half of one. :x But...they're pretty good. Not too sweet. And I really don't want anymore now.

          Breakfast
          1/2 mini cheesecake
          1 sweet potato bar
          1 hard-boiled egg
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          • All I'll say about yesterday: I have no desire for candy anymore.

            Breakfast
            1 sweet potato bar
            1 Tbs sunflower butter
            1 cheese stick
            12 oz half-caff

            Lunch
            2 chicken satay
            Thai beef salad

            Snack
            1 persimmon

            Dinner
            Ribs
            Pork barbeque
            Tomato-cucumber-avocado salad with homemade yogurt dressing
            1 chocolate-honey mint
            Last edited by onalark; 11-02-2012, 11:05 AM.
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            • Having dinner with the 'rents tonight, and walking a 5K with friends tomorrow. Been experiencing some minor queasiness between 10:30 and Noon, which are probably blood sugar issues. Nothing like the epic gagging in first trimester. Just sort of a reminder that I am, in fact, still pregnant and it's not all in my head.

              Also: dill pickled carrots. I need to make more of these.

              Brought lunch, and also brought butter and sour cream because I KNOW my mom is going to have neither. Well, she'll have "butter" and it'll be "light" and have "hearty healthy" canola oil in it. And if she has sour cream (she often doesn't) it'll be light.

              Actual conversation we have now had twice:

              Mom: "And just for you, I'm going to make orzo with dinner!"
              Me: "Mom, that's pasta."
              Mom: "Oh, is that bad?"
              Me: "It's wheat."
              Mom: "Are you sure? I thought orzo was rice."
              Me: "..."

              My mom should be a label reader. As many diets as she's been on...you'd think she would be. But the only thing she really looks for are claims of LIGHT and FAT FREE and calories per serving or, alternately, how many Weight Watchers points.

              Sigh.

              Breakfast
              Sweet potato bar
              1 Tbs sunbutter
              12 oz half-caff

              Snack
              Pickled carrots
              1 cheese stick
              Ginger tea

              Lunch
              Leftover sausage chili
              Sour cream
              1 cheese stick
              Water water water
              Last edited by onalark; 11-02-2012, 03:46 PM.
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              • Hello, MDA. I think I'm leaving you.

                Not because I think I should stop being accountable for what I eat (it's probably the best way to keep me from going crazy with food), but mainly because at one point, I was a writer, and then I stopped being a writer, and I think part of that is I spent too much time on forums like this one.

                I may still keep on coming here to drop brain bombs on what's going on with my pregnancy and health, but the fact is that it'll mostly be shouting into the void -- when your only contribution to a forum is recipes and to talk about me!me!me! your thread tends to die and I am not saying this because I "want moar hitz" or a sympathy vote. This is me saying...I think I've moved on.

                I like many of you, and many of you are smart and sensible people doing the work to get yo'self healthy. I'll miss you.

                But I'll probably stop reading new posts and posting anything of length. I need those words.

                Anyway, it's all good. If you want to see my personal NaNoWriMo wankery, it's here:
                National Novel Writing Month

                Yesterday was a cheat day. I won't taunt you with the delicious pie I ate (it was delicious). I also walked a 5k. That doesn't excuse the pie, but still: delicious.

                Today is a semi-cheat day. I had a slice of cold pizza and I'm curently drinking kumquat tea. At some point, Mr. Onalark will rise from his coffin and we'll have buckwheat pancakes. Later, I'll probably snack on cheese and fruit, and at some point I'll start making a four-meat marinara because of reasons.

                As always, take care, be healthy, be safe, and don't listen to anyone who thinks they have THE ONE TRUE ANSWER. It's a lie. They may not realize it yet (zealots rarely do), and they never may realize it, but it doesn't mean you need to be sucked down into their madness. Or, as a friend of mine once put it: "Don't stick your hands in the crazy." Or as another friend put it: "Don't feed the energy creature."

                Laterz.
                Steph
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                • Are you going to use your blog (followed through links on your NaNoWriMo page and twitter)? Take care!
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                  • I don't know. I think I still intend to use this thread to post my daily accountability, but I just don't want to spend hours here, educating newbies and rolling my eyes at the latest asshattery. (Which I have never found in your thread, by the way!)

                    It's very easy for me to get sucked into a black hole of complacency and spinning my wheels. If I want to keep my knives sharp and not wind up ten years down the road, wishing I'd kept writing, I need to address it now. Especially with impending spawn. It's just too, too easy to get old and give up.

                    Take care!
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                    • Oh, and I puked today. For no reason. It was preceded by a headache that was getting worse and worse, and then I puked.

                      Then I felt better and the headache went away. Completely. I've gone through my day utterly headache free.

                      Dear gawd pregnancy is strange.
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                      • Yesterday was lovely, despite the puking: I wrote, I knitted, I cooked, I read, I took a long bath, and I got sleep. If every other day could be like that, I think I'd be a very happy person.

                        I made a nice Sunday gravy (not great, but nice), and started a batch of kimchi. It is terrorizing my Facebook feed as I type this. Half of my friends are like WHAT THE HELL IS THAT and the other half are OMG KIMCHI. Heh.

                        Brought lots of leftovers to work. Planning on making some oven-baked chicken thighs for dinner, along with roasted parsnips and a salad. I'm drooling a little at the thought of this.

                        Breakfast
                        Steak
                        12 oz half-caff

                        Snack
                        4 Starbursts and 2 gummy candies

                        Lunch
                        Sausage chili
                        Sour Cream
                        1 cheese stick
                        Water

                        Snack
                        1 cheese stick

                        Dinner
                        Chicken thigh
                        Roasted parsnips
                        Roasted asparagus
                        Ever more water

                        Exercise
                        30 minute walk post-dinner
                        Last edited by onalark; 11-06-2012, 01:18 PM.
                        Steph
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                        • You should write a blog

                          Would Read.

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                          • Originally posted by SHENDAA View Post
                            You should write a blog

                            Would Read.
                            Thanks!
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                            • I am not grumpy because it's election day. I'm grumpy because, I expect, my hormones just took a dive. And today is the first day of benefits enrollment, and I have to send in the EOI form (AGAIN) and I can't find it and I am ANNOYED. Oh, and one arm of the family is being decidedly douchey. We'll deal with it, but ugh. Seriously. Knock it off, you goddamn sociopaths.

                              Started Thai chicken soup for dinner before I left. Got ravenous around 11 and had to eat something; peanuts aren't ideal, but it's better than another handful of Starburst candies.

                              Aaaaand that's pretty much it. 17 weeks tomorrow, with accompanying appointment. Can't wait to hear that heartbeat.

                              Breakfast
                              Sweet potato bar
                              1 Tbs sunbutter
                              12 ounce half-caff

                              Snack
                              Salted peanuts

                              Lunch
                              Sunday gravy
                              Roasted spaghetti squash
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                              • Hey there. I'm back. We heard a heartbeat yesterday, and then my brain kind of went on the fritz because stress. Did you know worrying about your unborn child and the election are both extremely stressful? Well, they are. Anyway. Things. I am better now. And so on to what I ate.

                                Breakfast
                                1/3 cup cultured cottage cheese
                                2 strips thin bacon
                                1 scrambled egg
                                12 oz coffee

                                Lunch
                                1/4 banana
                                1 raspberry-basil-plum pop
                                1 chicken breast
                                Red pepper coulis
                                Mashed broccoli-potatoes
                                Steamed veggies
                                1/8th apple

                                Exercise
                                Walked a 5k in 60 minutes
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