10 weeks to go

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Hello everyone!
I am still around, just been so busy lately and not had time to blog or read any blogs either!! aaarrghh!

Im coming along well, I am 30 weeks preggers today! Crazy stuff.

I reallllly need to get back on low carb…..help!!

Anyway, here is an interesting article I noticed just now on dailymail online.

Enjoy!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2459915/Could-low-fat-diet-make-EVEN-FATTER-As-experts-question-conventional-wisdom-diets-extraordinary-results-mans-experiment.html

Have a great day!! 🙂

Categories: Diets, low carb

friday!

September 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Good morning! It’s Friday yipee!!!!

So, two posts in two days! wow. Ok I said I would tell you my weight today.

Haven’t weighed myself for a good 2-3 weeks, and have put on 4lbs in the last month. Booo. This might be normal I guess. Overall I have gained 20lbs so far, AAAAAARRRGGHHHH.

OK, so my weight today is, incidentally, the same as when I started the Dukan journey, oh about 2  years ago. Ironic? I weigh 12 stone 6 lbs……. arrgh.  Vile 😦

But I am preggers so at least I have a reason for it!

My weight was 12.2 for ages and I thought I’d stabilised my weight for a while, but I did read that the baby really starts to gain weight and get bigger in the next few weeks,

That is still no excuse for my ‘eat whatever I want’ though.

Last night I made a chilli (sans the rice) with kidney beans and garlic bread. Today I have left over chilli for lunch and I ate a cinnamon swirl for breakfast. Oopsie.

They were on sale and I just couldn’t help myself!

So there you have it, I am a wheat addicted eejit! We did decide yesterday that we need to get back into eating more veg. I hate buying it and then throwing it away though. I suggested to have an early Sunday dinner at lunch time and then for dinner we should cook whatever we have left in the fridge that is going off soon. Yesterday I had to throw away a cauliflower, a cucumber and dammit some chicken thighs that I didn’t realize had a short use by date. I put everything in the fridge left to right by use by date. That won’t last long haha!!

Anyway, that’s all I have to say for today. I will catch up on your blogs this weekend, I’ve had trouble looking at the blogger ones on my work pc and commenting.

Have a great weekend everyone!! x 🙂  

September

September 19, 2013 4 comments

Hi everyone!

I haven’t blogged for AGES! Ihave no excuse either, I’m just being lazy.

I have not weighed myself for a few weeks, I have kind of forgotten about it. This is probably bad news as I should be taking extra care with my weight at the moment.

I am now 26 weeks pregnant, only (ONLY!)  14 weeks to go.  So 14 weeks until Christmas! Yay I love Christmas!

Food wise, I have not been eating particularly well, ‘normal’ food as some would call it. I have indulged in sweets, chocolate and bread and pasta.

Poo. I did buy some gluten free bread the other day tho!

lately, I cant be bothered to cook, or it might just be this week I’m feeling lazy.

My sister had her baby last Thursday, Alice, who weighed 9 lbs! She is massive and fills her 0-3 months sleepsuit already. My other sister is due in about 6 weeks, she lives in Qatar so I hope the healthcare is good over there! I’m sure it is. 

 College has started again and they have changed the nights to Wednesdays and Thursdays, 17.30-20.30. Dont’ even get me started on the times haha!! At least I get there late and then we finish early, it was horrible finishing at 9pm last term.

So glad this is my last year of AAT. I have one module, one project and 2 re takes to do. I may try to get it all done by December so I can relax and never think about college again once I’ve had the baby.

Health wise I feel fine, my back isn’t as weak feeling (was hard to get up and first few steps was walking like an old lady) andI don’t have pains when I turn over in bed anymore. I don’t feel sick too often either. This is my second trimester though and its supposed to be the best of all three. Will be entering my 3rd soon so I’m sure the gripes will start all over again lol! Ahh the joys of being up the duff!!

Work is draining, but I am being rather lazy lately haah!!

I found out I won’t be doing my job when I come back after maternity leave which is annoying. It means I wont be able to do what I want lol. But you never know whats going to happen. Its over a year away. I am the best at my job so maybe they will want me to do it but we shall see.

 House wise – we still have to finish the kitchen and soon we will get our spare rooms plastered so we can get cracking on those.

Things take sooo long! James is great though and has done so much.

Well thats all I have for now, I’ll weigh myself and let you know tomorrow – make you all feel better about yourselves lol.

Have a good day!!!

 

 

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

🙂