Category Archives: Uncategorized

Not Really What I Ate Wednesday

So I was all like, “I’m going to take a picture of everything I eat on Tuesday and do one of those What I Ate Wednesday posts.”  But then halfway into the day, I realized two things: 1. I don’t like taking pictures of everything I eat and 2.  Everything I eat is really boring and repetitive.

Oh and also, I’m posting this on Thursday.  Because you know, TIRED.

IMG 0135

I might be wearing the same shirt as in the previous post.  And the hair keeps getting worse and worse.  You wouldn’t know it from the pictures that I’m taking, but I actually am taking daily, or almost daily, showers.

So I normally have breakfast, but on this particular day, Jason came home from work around 9 and took Alexander and I napped for three more hours and missed it all together.  I still had coffee though.

IMG 0131

I bought this Monk Fruit in the Raw and it’s pretty good.  A lot of artificial sweeteners (even if they claim to be natural.  I’m looking at you Truvia!) hurt my stomach but this one seemed okay.  I know I could just use regular sugar and that would probably be the healthiest but I like my coffee really sweet.  Really sweet.

For lunch, I had leftovers of this Roasty Soba Bowl with Miso Tahini. My picture kind of sucks because taking out my big camera was way too much effort, but hey, I actually cooked something. I just used whole wheat spaghetti instead of soba noodles.

IMG 0132

Then I had a dessert.  I really like processed ice cream treats.  Sue me.

IMG 0133

And a later snack – hummus and crackers.  These crackers are really good and they’re on sale at Kroger a lot.

IMG 0134

And then I realized that I don’t like taking pictures of my food and stopped.  But I’ll have you know that I had a bunch of chocolate chips.  I’d bought a bag because I had this grandiose idea that I would make a loaf of banana bread for a neighbor that also just had a baby.  I don’t actually know said neighbor but there were balloons outside of the house a few weeks ago and I figured it’d be neighborly of me and also maybe give my baby a friend.  But I haven’t made the banana bread because I also have a baby.  So instead I ate half a bag of chocolate chips.  I finally threw the rest of the bag away because I have these lofty aspirations of one day fitting into my non-maternity jeans again.

And then I ate the Roasty Soba Bowl again for dinner.

A Post About Frosties

I haven’t had much in the way of pregnancy cravings.  During the first trimester, I had a brief love affair with bagels and cream cheese, but that’s long gone.  There’s only one craving that still really gets me:  a Wendy’s Frosty.  I’ve only had a couple so far and always get the smallest size, but when I start thinking about them, I just need to have one.  This afternoon, I was checking Facebook and saw a picture that Lindsay posted of her kids eating a Frosty.  Suddenly my gym workout got about ten minutes shorter than normal and i found myself driving to Wendy’s.

But this might be the end.  Because I made two crucial mistakes.  One, I went inside the restaurant.  The drive-thru line was really long and I had to get back to work (I was on my lunch break) so I figured that going inside would be faster.  And it was.  But the restaurant smelled so strong.  It was like fast-food greasy smell times a thousand.  It was gross.  But my second mistake was even worse.  I decided to try the vanilla flavor instead of the traditional chocolate.  Now, I’m normally a much bigger fan of vanilla than chocolate stuff, but not this vanilla.  Bleh.  Chocolate all the way.

Maybe it’s a good thing that today’s Frosty experience was closer to gross than great because I felt much more inspired to come home and make something healthy.  So I made Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Guacamole.

Tex mex spaghetti squash

It was good and totally cancels out the Frosty, right?

Missing: My Motivation

I consider myself a pretty motivated person, at least when it comes to certain aspects of my life.  Health and fitness have been a top priority for me for many years now.  It’s gotten to the point where going to the gym five days a week and cooking healthy food for most dinners became the norm and just what I do.  Then I got pregnant.

It’s not like I was feeling particularly sick.  Sure, I had some moments of nausea (still do) but for the most part, I think I have had it pretty easy.  And sure, I’m tired. I’m going to bed earlier and I’m taking more naps on the weekend (let’s not kid ourselves though, I always took naps on the weekends)!  But though I feel mostly fine, this whole aspect of my life, this whole health and fitness thing that I was so focused on for so long, the motivation is just gone.

It’s not like I’m eating Taco Bell for dinner every night, because I’m not.  But cooking 3 new recipes a week just hasn’t been happening.  I went a good month without perusing Pinterest for meal ideas.  I still bought healthy food for the most part, but my meals weren’t balanced and didn’t include enough veggies.

And it’s not like I’m not working out either, because I am.  I’ve still been going to the gym at least 3 times a week, but I haven’t been running at all and I have to really force myself to go.  (Going at lunch seems to be the best option.)

I’m hoping this is just a phase, a part of pregnancy that goes away.  I sort of feel like a lazy version of myself and I don’t like that.  So today, I made myself make something for dinner.  It wasn’t much, but it had vegetables (and pasteurized feta)!

Chickpea salad

It’s this recipe if you were wondering.  And while it was good, if you are planning on eating it as a main dish, or as a side dish to some Baked Tostitos with salsa, it does not make 8 servings.  4 maybe, not 8.

It definitely took some pushing, but maybe my motivation is slowly coming back?  One can only hope!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...