So, I’ve gotten a few comments along the way talking about how I should do the daily food blog thing again.
Honestly, I quit doing it because I got sick of the "and then I had this for lunch, and then I made this for dinner" format. I’m just not thrilled to whip out my camera before I eat. I tried for awhile, it was a fun experiment, but not for me. Plus, I have negative zero interest in pursuing pretty photography or creating my own recipes.
But point was taken that it might be interesting to see what a large pregnant lady who tries to eat halfway decent consumes in the course of a day, so here you go. One day only!
Logic: I’ve been going more for cold cereal lately because it’s hot. I like Raisin Bran, and the fact that it’s high fiber is a major plus in pregnancy. Trust me. Also, I drink all the milk, because, you know, the baby needs calcium and all. I went to the dentist early in first trimester and the hygienist scared the ever-loving shit out of me about pregnancy dental care and how the baby steals all your calcium. These teeth are mine, kid. Get your own.
Timeout: Can we discuss the fact that I had to stop at a donut shop on my way to work this morning for work-related stuff and didn’t get a donut? It smelled basically like heaven. But I behaved.
Logic: The OJ was an impulse drink. Usually I just have the string cheese–it holds me over and has a decent amount of protein. And usually I get the full-fat kind, but Tim did the grocery shopping when this was on the list, so, good try Tim.
Logic: Spinach is delicious, and really good for pregnant women because of the iron. PB&J was because we are low on groceries and I was too lazy to hard-boil some eggs. I got a bunch of VitaBrownies on a Living Social deal awhile ago and I’m trying to clear my freezer out a bit. Peaches were on sale this week and they’re fantastic
Logic: If I don’t eat SOMETHING roughly every 2-3 hours, I get shaky and nauseous these days, so I try to spread it out a bit. I prep all my fruit for the week on Sunday and combine throughout the week. This week, it’s pineapple, cantaloupe, and cherries, which were really disappointing for being $4.99/pound. Sigh.
Logic: Usually I go for something with more protein and healthy fats, like a KIND bar, but we’re out. I usually keep these around the house for pre-workout–I can’t do CrossFit on an empty stomach anymore, and these are light and sugary enough that I don’t feel sick.
Logic: I get home from work every day famished, so I usually grab a little something to hold me over until dinner. We eat pretty late because of Tim’s schedule.
Logic: It’s 105 degrees out and I refuse to turn on the oven. Also, it’s easy. I have less interest in cooking fancy meals these days, because I’m more tired when I get home.
Logic: It’s delicious. See also, calcium and keeping my teeth argument, supra.
- What I eat is heavily impacted by the fact that I have a job that I’m at 9 hours a day, plus a commute each way. I keep it simple and have to deal with what I’ve packed. In first trimester, I wished more than anything else I had access to my pantry and kitchen all day at work so I could make what sounded halfway appealing. But that’s the reality of an 8-5 desk job.
- I am not counting calories. I try to keep one step ahead of my body’s hunger cues so I don’t get shaky and nauseous.
- I have gained what my doctor considers a “normal” amount of weight, and they are not concerned. If they’re not concerned, neither am I!
- I passed my gestational diabetes test by quite a bit. I think my blood glucose was in the low 70s, and it needed to be under 130.
- Drink-wise, I had 3 or 4 refills of my 24 ounce Camelbak bottle at work, plus a caffeine-free Diet Coke at dinner. I gave up all caffeine in the beginning of pregnancy due to miscarriage paranoia, and haven’t really picked it back up, though I’ve had a little here and there. I do like caffeine-free pop now and again for variety, though!
And that’s that. One day of food blogging. Enjoy!