3.30.2012

Eating Update...

What happened to this blog being about weight loss and health? I have not done any posts about how I am doing health wise and my exercises. Let's start with the eating updates...
I am ashamed to admit that I have not been eating the best. I am trying, but my mind gets stuck on a food and I want it!
Fruit
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I have been trying to get fruit into my diet at least once a day if not twice. I really like bananas, green apples, & strawberries so I have been trying to stock up when they are on sale. If I do not end up eating the bananas I put them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. You can use them for bread, smoothies, or any other banana recipes you want. I actually just saw that granny smith apples are on sale next week at Price Chopper! They last a while and will be fine in the fridge for a few weeks so I can buy a dozen or so.
I need to get better at having fruit with my meals or as a snack. I am a picky eater so I do not like when fruit is mixed with things such as yogurt. I can do some smoothies because it is mixed in thoroughly, but I cannot mixed my strawberries in my yogurt.
Vegetables
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I am very excited to get my veggie garden planted. Tim expanded the garden so instead of a "T" shape I now have a "H" shaped garden. I plan on planting scallions, peas, cucumbers, summer squash, carrots, pumpkins, zucchini, beans, and green peppers. The chives have already started coming up and they are probably ready to use.
I have been eating salads and such trying to make sure I get some veggies.

Calcium
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Both my doctor and the reading that I have done on pregnancy both say that I need calcium and lots of it. I take a multi-vitamin now. The Prenatal vitamins are like horse pills but I take them every morning like I am supposed to. The reading says I need 1,000 mg of calcium per day whether I am pregnant or not. I am not a milk drinker so I have been trying to get my calcium in by eating yogurt. I have not been very good about this in the past few weeks. I am ashamed to admit that too. Boy this is a post full of shame. After the vitamin I need roughly 800 mg of calcium a day which is about 3 Yoplait yogurts. That is quite a bit of yogurt. I am trying to drink the milk that I have with my cereal even though I am not a fan of regular milk. I also try to eat almonds during the day which have some calcium in them.

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Those are some of the areas that I need to definitely work on. I plan on counting points again, I know, I know I think I have said that before. I really need to kick myself into gear. My mind has gone all wacky being pregnant. I know what I need to be doing, but I am letting myself get stupid. Does that even make sense? I have not felt the greatest in the last few months and I think it has to do with my eating habits and the fact that I have been over eating.

My plan starting Monday (Don't judge - I have always done better when I start on a Monday)
-Start counting points
-Get my food journal back out
-Put more veggies & fruit in my diet
-Get a yogurt in a day & another source of calcium
-Limit eating out to once or twice a month - make smart choices

**I will not follow the points system as closely as before I will be adding more points to my daily allowance due to being pregnant. I do not want anyone thinking I am starving the baby or myself.

Wish me luck!

2 comments:

  1. You've got this!! During pregnancy it is definitely much more challenging because your body is sending so many confusing signals. Just do the best you can each day and don't stress too much! With my last pregnancy I just focussed on adding more nutrient rich foods, and still listened and indulged when my body screamed at me. I ended up not gaining at all (I was also WAY heavier than I am right now, almost 300lbs, so not gaining was 'ok' in my case) I hope you feel better soon!

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