Saturday, January 28, 2012

11 Weeks 4 Days (pregnant)

I've been craving oatmeal raisin cookies since last weekend. Someone mentioned them on facebook and I must have them.

But I'm pretty picky about my cookies (I should be, I'm a pastry buff) and they have to be super thick and chewy. And they have to have lots of moist, juicy raisins.

So last weekend, I tried a recipe from a cookbook I was given 14 years ago. I like many of the recipes in the book so I figured there was a pretty good shot that I would also enjoy the oatmeal raisin recipe. Nope. In professional terms, the ratios were off, with too many liquifiers--mostly sugar--and they spread way too much and caramelized like crazy. Crispy. Blech.

So I've decided to work at a couple different formulas for the  this weekend in order satisfy my picky craving for oatmeal raisin cookies. I'll gladly share my findings this evening : )

Thursday, January 26, 2012

11 Weeks 2 Days (Pregnant)

Cadbury Creme Eggs.

They're already in some stores. It's kinda cruel.

And delicious.

My hubby had to tell me that I need to start behaving again. He does not want to see me throw away all of my hard work. And I appreciate it. And after one more Cadbury Egg, I'll listen to him.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

11 weeks (into pregnancy)

My sense of smell is sooooooo severely acute.  I smell things that are probably 8 miles away.

I should be a blood hound for then next few months.

Monday, January 23, 2012

10 weeks and 6 days (Pregnant)

I'm sorry. (repeat 1,000 times in heart broken voice)

I'm an awful blogger. I feel like I've abandon all that was my weight loss life, and I'm completely lost without it.

This time around pregnancy has not been so kind to me. I've never had such harsh reactions to removing my medicines--after almost 10 years of taking them, I'm lost without them. And it shows in my everyday.

I'm exhausted constantly, by 10 am I'm ready for a nap. Mentally, I'm napping most of the day anyway.

My eating is horrid. HORRID. And I can't wait to get back to my weightloss program in August.

Everything is so off right now...

But so far as we know, baby is healthy and growing just right. Right now, baby is the size of a fig and is starting to make fists with his/her hands. : )  Hopefully the second trimester (just around the corner) will be better to me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

7 weeks, 6 days (into pregnancy)

I just canceled my online subscription to Weight Watcher's. I feel very uneasy about this. I actually am quite nervous and verging on tears. How ridiculous is that???

It's been my sanity and my guiding star for the last 8 months, and has been the key to learning how to fuel my body properly. I know I will be back there in 9 months (almost exactly) but I'll miss the little browser tab that I used to have for it. And the apps on my phone. And all the boardies on the 100+ board (if you're out there please stop by and see me here!!! I will miss you all terribly!).

Literally about to cry.

(On the plus side, I turned down S'mores this evening because I just didn't need them added to my diet today. Small victories.)

Day 268 - Halt

I'm pregnant. My body needs different things right now. I feel anemic a lot, and have find ways to get in extra iron and vitamin C. And to be honest, I'm finding it counter productive to be stressing myself about counting points right now-- to the point where I'm binging on junk. So...

I'm going to drop the Weight Watcher's plan for now (they don't allow pregnant women to be on plan anyway) and take my knowledge and good habits and adapt them to a healthy pregnancy. 

You may have noticed in my recipes and in my diatribes I refer to the 'Points Plus' or 'point' value of foods that I eat: Weight Watcher's has a secondary, lesser used method called Simply Filling Technique. You eat power foods and pay close attention to your hunger cues. You learn to listen to your body, and when you are no longer hungry, you stop. I'm going to use my better understanding of how my body processes whole vs. processed foods and pay attention to my body's cues for hunger and need for specific nutrients to guide my eating through the birth of baby number 3.

And because being accountable has been a HUGE part of my success, I will continue to blog, I will continue to weight myself (mostly out of curiosity) and I will still be here daily until I am back on my 365 track at the end of August. I'm going to ficus on a good ways to get in certain vitamins and minerals and recipes and food pairings that help. And it'll all still be yummy : )

As always, I appreciate your support and following more than you'll ever know--you've been the single biggest driving force in my daily commitment to continue. Thank you all!

Stay tuned for baby bump pics, too!
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