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full fat!

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Good afternoon,

How is everyone today?
Day three of healthy eating – it’s still going well! Although it is Friday, a bank holiday weekend and then I have the rest of the week off. At least I can’t drink and then stuff my face after lol! Yesterdays food ended up being: B: 2 scrambled eggs cooked in butter with cheese S: Tangerine L: Leftover beef brisket, broccoli & carrot, and then greek yoghurt and blueberries S: grapes and cucumber and raisins D: Gammon, avocado and potato salad with carrots and more broccoli. So a pretty good day. I am loving avocado at the moment. Mmmmm. I felt like ‘something else’ for about an hour last night, but then forgot about it and then didn’t want anything. Phew! This morning I gave a guy at work a lift in to work and he gave me two packets of maltesers. Bless. I will have to give them away! I have not had any fizzy drinks either. Strangely I have been mega thirsty – so I spend most of my day in the toilet lol. All I’ve had is water or squash when I get home. I have bought squash that doesn’t have aspartame in it, but it did have other sweeteners, I can’t remember what they were though. Ugh, sooo busy at work right now! Some people are doing flexi hours and working til 6 (normal hours 8-5) and my colleague is off today so I am doing 8-6. I will get paid an hours overtime but humph! 😦 lol grumpy face I am so full right now. I am loving a greek yoghurt I found in Asda (supermarket in UK) its sooo good! Dover-20130823-00753 And this is my new lunch box! Cute eh? I’ve eaten most of it as you can see though haha!! Dover-20130823-00752 My ankles are getting puffy – did I mention this yesterday? 😦 Doing some ankle exercises right now! My scales said I’d gained a lb when I weighed myself this morning, but Im sure it will come off. I am definately not on a diet – just eating healthy and lots of fats for the baby! I should naturally lose a little weight, but if I just stay this weight for the rest of my pregnancy I would be ok with that. Tomorrow I am going to Pregnancy Yoga in Broadstairs with my 2 sisters who are also pregnant. Then we are going somewhere for lunch. I think this may be a hard meal to choose what to have. We havent decided where we are going yet so I can google the menu yet lol, but I will just have to choose the best I can. Maybe a salad. Soooo, have a great weekend, hope you are all doing well. I have not been able to comment on many blogs as my computer is saying ‘no’. Stupid work PC is always changing things…… Have a good one! 🙂

food wagon

August 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Good morning!
You will be pleased to hear that I have finally kicked myself up the bum and am eating healthy again!
It’s only been two days and I have lost 2 pounds.
Yesterdays menu was:
B: 2 scrambled eggs cooked in butter with cheese on top
S: raisins
L: 2 southern fried baked chicken breasts (prob a bit of wheat in the coating) with salad
S:raisins and almonds
D:beef brisket, carrot and broccoli.

I had no snacks after dinner but I was really thirsty and had 2 glasses of lemon squash and some water.

Todays menu: (so far)
B: 2 scrambled eggs cooked in butter with cheese on top

Well its only 9.01 am haha!!

I can feel the baby kicking a lot now, which is quite nice as its reassuring.

I am still so happy with our kitchen! Every night after work we have been cleaning away for a couple of hours and re arranging things. Tuesday night I spent about 2 hours cleaning the fridge while James cleaned the fish tank.
I was getting a bit stressed as couldnt get the shelves back in the fridge so did a crazy high pitched throat scream haha!! Hormones!!

My skin was pretty clear this morning – unsure if its the change in diet or what. I usually have a few red blotches but they weren’t there today yipee!
Yesterday my skin was driving me mad, it was itchy all over. My ankles have got a few mozzie bites so they were the worst part.
When I got home last night after cleaning etc, I noticed my ankles were really puffy, so I sat on sofa with them elevated.
Looking at them this morning, they were very swollen last night.
Comes with being overweight, pregnant and in the summer at the end of the day.
Hopefully I can rectify it a little by eating better.

I googled some recipes yesterday and came across a website called PaleOMG. It’s pretty funny and has some good recipes too.

SO thats all my news, a tad boring but at least you can all congratulate me for getting back on the good food wagon! (FINALLY!)

Have a good one 🙂

kitchen

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Morning!

The kitchen is FINally in! Yay!
It looks great! All we need now is a new floor, paint the walls and tile a bit, and there were three drawers missing which we will pick up at the weekend.
I got home yesterday and the carpenter had finally finished, so we spent hours cleaning everything and putting things away.
We both had massive smiles on our faces!
So, tonight I will give the fridge a good clean and finish arranging where things will go.

I made dinner (for once!) bacon and pepper(capsicum) frittata/omelette with cucumber and salad. Mmm it was good to have some real food. I won’t mention that I had a glass of coke with it…..

Today we are getting a McDonalds for lunch at work – and this really has to be my last bad meal. I planned for it, so I knew I was going to have it so I don’t feel too bad.
I have put on weight and I’m sure it’s not all baby.
As from tonight (after bad lunch) no more:
– No fizzy drinks
– No sugar
– No bread
– No treats….
Basically stop eating rubbish all the time. I will allow myself rice and potato once a week or something, and I’ll see how I get on.
My body is begging me for vegetables and nutrients so I am finally happy to oblige.
It is so hard to get out of a rut once you stop eating healthy – my biggest challenge was that we did not have a kitchen – but now NO MORE EXCUSES!!
And I am happy about that.

I went shopping on Saturday and bought a few ‘fat’ clothes. Kinda maternity clothes too I guess, like leggings and long tops. I did not like the look of my body from behind, my back is fat and my arms are gross. If I mention to anyone that I am fat, they say ‘you’re pregnant’. I just cannot agree – it is so not an excuse to become obese, and I know it’s not all baby – I have been greedy and lazy.

So I am hoping that this turn around will help me stabilise or even lose a little weight I don’t need. I also need to walk a LOT more as I am knackered just walking up the stairs. I need to strengthen my body a bit – otherwise I don’t know how I will get through labour.

Well, those are my moans, goals and aspirations!
Have a great day everyone!
🙂

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August 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Good morning! I’ve been meaning to write for a few days and then don’t get round to it!

How is everyone? Well I hope.

I started keeping a food diary, and did very well for like a day. Not doing so well after that. Hmmm.
I am disappointing myself and the baby.

Update on the kitchen situation: We had the kitchen plastered last week, James has painted most of it a white coat to sink into the plaster and our kitchen is sitting there waiting to be installed.
It is being done this week and I am very excited!!!

I will be cooking very healthy once it’s all in. At the moment we don’t even have a sink, so trying to wash up in the bathroom sink is not easy. Only another week of hell and then all should be ok!

We havent been food shopping for over a week and don’t have much in, so had rice krispies for breakfast and then brought them with me for lunch too. I know it’s not the best – but I have to eat something!

Some good news: I had my scan on Thursday – the baby is doing very well and we found out the sex of the baby!!
It’s a ……………………BOY!!

Yipeee!! We are both very excited and can finally get some things together!

Once the kitchen is complete we can get the bedrooms ready for plastering, then it’s just a bit of decorating and carpets! Voila.

Well, I may have to go food shopping tonight and get some stuff, like eggs etc. The oven is still connected so I can still cook, its just a bit difficult.

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This was our kitchen last week and the dining room full of the kitchen bits.

The after pics will be much better!
Speak soon

🙂

20 weeks….

August 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Good Morning Tuesday!

How is everyone doing?

I’ve decided its high time I got back on the wagon and start eating right again. My main push was that the baby’s brain is developing now and needs lots of fats. That really got me thinking, I have to stop eating sugar and grains all the time.

We used to buy sugar free soft drinks, but I don’t like the sweeteners as it makes my face twitch so have been indulging in full sugar drinks lately – yikes! I’m surprised im not the size of a balloon! I said yesterday – no more fizzy drinks!

Last night I made a big salad, with bacon, mushrooms, tuna mayonnaise and spring onion, lettuce, cucumber and boiled potato.  I have the left overs for today. I also have carrot sticks and some yoghurt. No chocolate. 😦 I have been eating chocolate every day and am really enjoying it, so I need to find a new ‘snack’. Damn I just remembered I have little boxes of raisins in the cupboard at home.

For breakfast I had 2 scrambled eggs with a slice of cheese, that was 3 hours ago and I am still full.

So you remember I told you about how I wrote to Tesco (supermarket) to complain? Well I received a written apology and a £15 voucher. hee hee. About time too, they are constantly ripping me off.

I still feel like I don’t want to shop there all that often, as their meats etc are often not from the UK or even the EU, so who knows how bad the animals have been treated.

I haven’t weighed myself for a few days – I may do some healthy eating for a while lol then weigh myself to see if its gone down. (obvs am gonna weigh myself tomorrow morning lol)

It means a lot of preparation food wise, I need to get my low carb/dukan head back on.

I have my scan on Thursday and will find out what the baby is! So excited!!

James is getting excited too – it makes me really happy when he says things like that. I can tell he already loves the baby so much.

I am exactly 20 weeks today, so half way through. About high time I got my eating back in order.

People have been saying ‘you’re not still on your stupid diet are you’ and I say no as I can’t be bothered to explain that actually it wasnt a stupid diet, but an amazing lifestyle change. Bastards.

Its going to hard for a while, I know that. Especially in the evening as I have been indulging in a Magnum ice cream almost every night – sob!! May have to get some grapes or something to substitute.

I need to stock up on meat, veg and eggs as we are pretty much low or out of everything.

Well, thats my news! Have a great day everyone! 🙂

G’morning

August 1, 2013 4 comments

Hello, good morning!

I didn’t realize I hadn’t written for so long. I have definately got baby brain at the moment.

I am feeling pretty good lately, no longer feeling nauseous all day, though I have started getting heartburn at night or when I eat certain things. I think this is probably due to my crappy diet. I eat ‘normal’ (if that’s what you can call it)

I’ve been having cereal for breakfast, a few rolls for lunch, and then whatever for dinner. Last night I was too tired so made tuna mayo rolls.

I’ve mentioned to James that we really need to start eating right again and he agrees. Tonight I may make a chilli, we have some mince etc. But I can already sense that I will put kidney beans in it and have rice too. Is that really so bad?

Thursday is our shopping day and we normally shop at Tesco. Lately, I have had it up to ‘here’ (hand above head) with them, every time we go there and purchase something on offer, they don’t give us the offer and I have to go and get a refund.

So I am no longer shopping there because I hate them.

Yup I am probably over reacting lol, but they piss me off so much! I have written them a stinking complaint letter asking for a generous goodwill gesture and an apology – we’ll see what I get back from them.

So, we went to Asda last week and it was ok. We weren’t big fans of that store before, but it seemed fine.

My weight is still rising – which I guess is to be expected in pregnancy. But I really do not want to gain extra  weight or unneccessary weight.

I must try harder. I know that.

Last night on telly, they had a program on Channel 4 about diabetes and diets. A group of women went to this ‘clinic’ and had to do a 55 day diet to try to reverse their type 2 diabetes. Half the group were on a 1600 kcal diet, made up of 40 % carbs, 30 % protein and 30 % fat. I couldn’t believe the high carb percentage and was shouting at the tv and shaking my  head! The other half were put on a liquid diet of shakes n soups.

After 2 months ( I think they spent maybe a week in the clinic together) they all came back and two of them had reversed their diabetes and all had lost at least 1 stone. Its pretty impressive (even with the bad advice lol) and just shows how important diet is to your health.

They said diabetes is going to be the biggest thing in the next decade and will be the cost of half of our NHS budget here in the UK.

So, I need someone to kick me up the butt and get me back in gear to eating well.

I am now 19 weeks and 2 days pregnant, and am waiting for my letter from the hospital about my 20 week scan. Hmmm – it’s getting a little close. I have rung them twice to chase it up in the last two weeks – they said they are having technical difficulties. It’s very frustrating as I want to have my scan to check everythings still going ok and I cannot wait to find out the gender!!

Plus – I need some notice so I can book the time off from work, and James needs to book it off too.

I will call them again today.

Anyway, that’s my moans for now! Have a great day and give me some advice to start eating healthy again!!