Saturday, January 29, 2011

Week 8

Day 1 (Saturday):
Our stove still isn't working so we went out to breakfast with my in-laws. I had a glass of orange juice 2 slices of French Toast, 2 eggs, and 2 slices of bacon. I had a bag of fruit snacks around lunch time. And for lunch/dinner we went to a local Korean restaurant I had the Bulgolgi. Later that night I had a yogurt and a pb&j.
Day 2 (Sunday): 
Had a bowl of Frosted Flakes for breakfast. Lunch was a grilled cheese sandwich and a microwaved potato (small). I had a bag of fruit snack for a snack after church. At my in-laws I had veggies with a low-fat sour cream and fat-free cottage cheese ranch dip. Dinner was grilled pork chops with sweet potato fries and peas. We had skinny cow icecreams for dessert. Before going to bed I ate a yogurt.
Day 3 (Monday):
Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast and a glass of orange juice. Yogurt for snack along with a bag of fruit snacks. 2 small Bean burritos made with whole wheat tortillas for lunch. Another yogurt for afternoon snack. Dinner was boiled potatoes with grilled chicken. I didn't eat anything before going to bed.
Day 4 (Tues):
I was feeling really sick. Ate Multi-grain Cheerios for breakfast, and two glasses of orange juice (the last of it). Bean burrito for lunch and then pinto beans with cheese. I decided that the texture of the beans and cheese was all I really wanted, so why waste another tortilla. Had cherries for snack and a half of pb&j. Dinner was whole wheat pasta with red sauce and grilled chicken in it.
Day 5 (Wend):
Bowl of Frosted Flakes. Spent most of the morning on the floor of the bathroom. Didn't actually throw-up but I was feeling so sick. Had a bean burrito for lunch. Cherries for snack. Ate a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. For dinner we had egg sandwiches.
Day 6 (Thurs):
Bowl of Frosted Flakes. Yogurt for snack. Bean burrito for lunch. Cheese stick for afternoon snack and the last of the cherries. I ate a bagel thin to try to make myself feel better. Dinner we had frozen California Pizza Kitchen with Mac n Cheese. Before going to bed I ate a pb&j. I was doing so poorly, I thought that would help but I just had to go to bed because nothing was helping.
Day  7 (Friday):
Bowl of Multi-grain Cheerios. I ate a Bagel Thin for a snack. Lunch was bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. I normally don't drink my calories, but I tried drinking an fruit box to see if it would help my nausea. I had 2 fruit snack bags and a fiber bar. Dinner was a hot dog with chili and cheese. I had a pb&j before going to bed.
Its been a rough week.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

So Far....

I'm maintaining. Yeah!. I haven't gained even one pound yet! Good news. Lets hope I can keep this up.

Week 7

I've been feeling so much more sick this week. I threw up on Tuesday for my first time. This and the lack of energy, I have not been doing any exercise.
Day 1 (Saturday):
Bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats for breakfast with skim milk. Shared a yogurt and a chocolate Jello snack with my son for a mid morning snack. Lunch my husband and I stopped at Jack in the Box on our way out of town. I had an Ultimate cheeseburger (897 calories) and about 4 of my husband's curly fries. We went to Costco. I didn't eat any of the sample foods, but I shared a non-fat frozen yogurt with my son when we were done shopping. We then went to Sweet Tomato for dinner. I had a small salad with lots of boiled egg and sunflower seed with almost no ranch on it, lots of their deep kettle chili, a brownie and a small serving of their soft serve yogurt with lots of caramel and chocolate syrup and peanuts on it. We then went to our cousins' bday party. She was turning 8. They pizza and nachos and fries there, I only a few of the fries and a small slice of chocolate bday cake.
Day 2 (Sunday):
Bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats. 2 bags of fruit snacks for snack, and 1/2 pb&j for lunch. Dinner was pasta primava (bake pasta, Italian sausage, and California veggies). Had a Skinny Cow for dessert and a hot chocolate.
Day 3 (Monday):
Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. Yogurt for a snack. Pb&j for lunch. Jello pudding snack for an afternoon snack. Mac n cheese for dinner. A rice pudding jello snack for dessert.
Day 4 (Tuesday):
2 Boiled eggs for breakfast. White chicken chili for lunch. Yogurt for a snack. I ordered pizza for dinner I was craving cheese and grease. Pepperoni with bacon from Papa Johns. I had 4 slices. I forwent any after dinner snack/dessert since my dinner was so calorie heavy.
Day 5 (Wens):
Since my stove is on the fritz I had a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats for breakfast. Yogurt for a snack. 2 slices of pizza for lunch. Chocolate Jello snack for afternoon snack. Dinner Lean Cuisine's pasta Alfredo. Rice pudding snack for after dinner snack.
Day 6 (Thursday):
Stove still on the fritz. Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds for breakfast. Had Mauch Ramon noodles for lunch with green beans. About a  cup of cherries for afternoon snack. A glass of orange juice. Dinner we had Mac n cheese made in the microwave. Dessert I went to Cold Stone (I had a coupon for a free create your own) got chocolate with a brownie as my mix-in.
Day 7 (Friday): 
Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast, glass of orange juice. Some cherries as a morning snack. Lunch I had a frozen Philly Cheese stake and a fiber bar. A bag of fruit snacks for an afternoon snack. Dinner  was the last slice of pizza and a cheese crisp. Before going to bed I had a yogurt. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week 6

Day 1 (Saturday):
I started my day with a large bowl of Rice Chex. My husband brought home Taco Bell for lunch, I ate one beef taco and a bean burrito (500 Calories total). Had an orange for snack in the afternoon along with 4 Andies Mints I found leftover from Christmas while cleaning up the house. Dinner was Orzo and spinach stuffed bell peppers, in Weight Watchers points they are 2 points per 1/2 of the pepper with a size of zucchini. Dessert was sugar free Jello Butterscotch pudding made with skim milk. After I put my son to bed I ate an open faced sugar free jam pb&j.
Day 2 (Sunday):
My husband made me pancakes for breakfast. Which I ate with sugar-free syrup. Had an orange and a pb&j for lunch. I have 3 chocolates from the last box of chocolates from Christmas. Dinner was a veggie chili with one slice cornbread. For dessert, (we were at my in-laws) over the course of the evening I ate 6 of the white chocolate peppermint Hershey's Hugs. After we got home I had an open faced pb&j. Part of the reason I eat so many pb&js is that every time I complain that my stomach is feeling woozy my husband suggests some toast to help. I can't eat just toast so I put peanut butter and jelly (always sugar-free) on it.
Day 3 (Monday):
Breakfast was a boiled egg with toast and a 8 oz glass of milk. I had a snack orange around mid-morning. Lunch I had a grilled ham and cheese. Another orange as an afternoon snack. White chicken chili for dinner with a strawberry yogurt. After dinner my son got into the tortilla chips that were to go with the soup. He kept bringing me one at a time. The salt tasted so good and felt good in my tummy. I finally took the chips and put them away. I'm not sure how many I ate before putting a stop to it. A hot cocoa for an after dinner treat. Then before going to bed I ate a pb&j to try calming my stomach.
Day 4 (Tuesday):
Had scrambled eggs for breakfast. My sweet husband made them for me since I was having problems standing more than a minute at a time. Also had a glass of milk with breakfast. Lunch was the reaming mac n cheese that I made for my son's lunch made with skim milk and 1 tsp of spray butter, had another glass of milk. I shared a cup of yogurt with my toddler in the afternoon. For dinner my husband and I went out to our favorite local Italian restaurant, Sophias Italian Risterante. It was wonderful. My logic in going is that I wanted to have food to enjoy while I could still stomach things. We had ate bad and I can't even give the calories because they are just a little local upper class place. We had mozzarella rolls for the appetizers along with their sour dough with goat cheese dip, soup of the day- potato and leeks, for main course I had their spaghetti with meat balls. Last of all we stopped by Cold Stone on our way home. I had a love it size of chocolate and cheese cake ice creams with peanut butter and brownie. Peanut butter n Chocolate at Baskin Robbins is my favorite, but it didn't quite work at Cold Stone. Although at the moment the peanut butter really hit the spot.
Day 5 (Wend):
A scrambled egg on a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast with a glass of skim milk. An orange for a mid morning snack. Lunch was an open faced pb&j. A fiber bar for an afternoon snack. A couple glasses of orange juice in there somewhere. Dinner we ate white chicken chili. Cup of no sugar added hot chocolate for an after dinner treat. And before going to bed I had a pb&j again.
Day 6 (Thursday):
Scrambled eggs with a glass of milk and a glass of orange juice for breakfast. A bag of fruit snacks for my mid morning snack. It had to do with that we were out and about and I needed something and that was what was in the diaper bag. While out I at a Big Cheeseburger from Jack in the Box (567 calories), I split a small fries with my son. I had a chocolate Jello Sugar Free pudding snack in the afternoon. Dinner was whole wheat pasta with California veggies and a light meat sauce. A Jello Pudding rice pudding snack for an after dinner treat.
Day 7 (Friday): 
Scrambled eggs on toast with orange juice to start my day. A strawberry yogurt for midmorning snack. Lunch I had mac n cheese with my son. I ate a Cadberry Cream Egg after putting my son down for his nap. A Jello Rice pudding snack in the afternoon. Dinner I split a California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizza between our son and my husband. Later that night I had a cup of hot chocolate and went to bed.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sounds make me sick

While you were pregnant did you have any sounds that made you want to throw-up?
It is a rarity, when I'm not pregnant, that a sound makes me feel ill. But I won't say it never happens. But I am actually very sensitive to sounds when I am pregnant. I don't think I'm entire the only woman this happens to, only the other day I heard from a friend, who is also expecting (13 weeks), that she can hear her upstairs neighbor vomiting and that makes her want to throw-up. But that sort of sound can make anyone even when they aren't pregnant to want to vomit themselves.

Sounds that made me ill while pregnant with baby #1:

  • my husband gagging himself while brushing his teeth
  • the cat cleaning herself
  • dishwasher water swishing
Sounds I can already add to that list for baby #2:
  • vibrating toys (we have this teething toy and every time I hear it I want to throw up)
  • my husband clearing his throat
What sounds are you sensitive to? Or am I just alone in this sound thing?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Week 5

Day 1 (Monday):
I'm haven't started with real morning sickness yet. Thank-goodness, all I've had so far is a few nauseated moments.
Small bowl of Quaker Oat Squares with skim milk for breakfast. Turkey and swiss sandwich with whole grain bread and light mayo for lunch. Had a Fiber bar for a snack. Dinner consisted of whole wheat spaghetti with red sauce, and 3 point of lean ground beef with a side of green beans. An orange and a sugar free hot chocolate.
Exercise- Made an extra effort at the grocery store to walk up and down every isle. I know that its not much exercise but its something more than I would have done otherwise. 
Day 2 (Tuesday):
I had a bit a nausea after lunch but laying down for a little bit helped.
Today I ate: 2 eggs  for breakfast with a glass of skim milk. An orange for a mid-morning snack. Lunch was a grilled cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread, no butter. Afternoon snack of a fiber bar and sweet pepper slices. Dinner was chicken fajitas (7 points). Late night cup of hot chocolate.
Exercise- Went for a walk today. Pushed my toddler in the stroller. We walked up and down in our neighborhood. For a bit of extra exercise out of the walk, I did switchbacks on a long section of straight road.
Day 3 (Wednesday): 
Felt like I did good today. Breakfast consisted of a glass of skim milk  and a glass of orange juice with toast and a fried egg. For lunch my son and I went to Chipotle, we shared the chicken burrito, with rice and black beans, no cheese or sour cream, total calories 740, and we shared it about 1/3 to 2/3. I had an orange as a snack after we got home. For dinner I had started to get chills so my husband cooked up a frozen California Pizza Kitchen pizza, I had 3 slices which is 348 calories. Since I wasn't feeling well I had two more 8 ounce glasses or orange juice over the course of the evening.
Exercise- While at the "big box" store, we looped around the outer walk way twice before starting our shopping. Then took a 3.5 mile walk in the afternoon. This walk wasn't brisk or doing anything special it was just a long casual walk.
Day 4 (Thursday):
Feeling sick and not pregnancy sick. All three of us are sick. I think we have the flu. My husband, the only one who didn't get a flu shot, has been completely knocked out. My fever never got above 99.5 degrees F. And our son's fever stayed low grade too. The worst of it was that my head felt like it was going to explode every time I stood up, combined with the nausea I couldn't stand for more than a minute at a time.
Since I didn't feel so great I ate less and drank more. Breakfast was an extra small bowl of Quaker Oat Squares with skim milk, a few glasses of orange juice, lunch was a pb&j with sugar free jam. Dinner we ordered pizza from Papa Johns since neither of us had the strength to make anything. I had 3 slices of a their Works pizza with was 990 Calories. One more glass of orange juice and a cup of hot chocolate before going to bed. 
Day 5 (Friday):
We still aren't all the way well. My husband stayed home from work again. Our son seems to be feeling the best. I am mostly feeling better. I still have a bit of a headache remaining. Breakfast was another small bowl of Quaker Oat Squares with skim milk. Lunch was a piece of reheated pizza and dinner was another pieces of leftover pizza. Then later I had a pb&j, in hopes that eating something might make my stomach feel a bit better. Before going to bed I ate an orange.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Starting out

I'm on baby number 2. With baby number 1 I was overweight to start, I was luckily able to not gain too much and only gained 17 lbs total during the pregnancy (including the 7lbs 6 oz that my baby weighed). I worked very hard while after my little one's birth to lose the last bit of baby weight and to make progress in losing all that overweight gain I'd had over so many years. I had lost 40 lbs when I went on a cruise gained back 20 of it and then lost 10 gained back 10 during the holidays. So I'm not only 20 lbs down from where I was when I got pregnant the first time. 20 lbs is good, but my goal weight is still 45 lbs away. My goal with this pregnancy is to control my weight gain and have an overall healthier pregnancy than I did last time. Eat healthier, be more active, and only gain what is exactly needed. Last pregnancy I worked with a midwife, I plan on doing the same this time. I'd love to work with one of the specialized dietitions to make a specific plan for you, but we don't have the money for that. 
Here is where this blog comes in, I plan on blogging what I eat, how much I eat, and how active I was during the week. 
My due date is September 9th, and we'll see how I do.