I have to jump in here and confess that I've been reading this thread every morning to find out what sounds good to eat... and I THINK stuff sounds good, but when I actually try to eat, I'm not interested much. I did have a homemade egg and cheese sandwich the last two days, but after breakfast I'll maybe have a banana and some crackers and that's all I can handle until around 3 or 4, when I force myself to eat something else, like some yogurt or a grilled cheese sandwich. I drink lots of water, sometimes with a splash of OJ in it and that's about it for the last few days. Everything sounds really yummy, but then I try to eat... and blech. Not happening.
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Pre-pregnancy I would run about 10-12 miles per week and now I am too exhausted (and it's too damn cold here in Philadelphia), which I think really contributed to my weight gain. I wish I was in 3 lb boat with you guys.
You can also add ginger ale to my list. Soda is the other thing I went from having once a month to a couple times a week.
Ugh... everything is making me gaggy.... I can't even LOOK at the container or coconut oil (or type about it, apparently...) without gagging. And I cook everything in coconut oil. I did make venison stew yesterday that I ate three bowls of, but that's the only thing that has sounded remotely good in a week. I can't even look at the kefir (think I killed my grains again..) I managed to choke down an egg this morning, but then laid on the couch for 20 minutes fighting to keep it in my stomach.
I was hoping reading through this thread was going to give me ideas..... it just made me green
I seem to still be in the OMG-I-want-to-eat-everything-and-NOW phase. I'm 8w2d and this is my first pg so I don't know if that's normal. I'm nauseous every day like clockwork from about 10am-2pm, but not pukey yet and it seems to be better if I eat lots of food, especially protein. I just went back to work FT yesterday after having 2 weeks off for Xmas, so here's what my food looks like now that I have to pack it up everyday:
BFast: whole wheat bagel or english muffin with cream cheese and a Morning Star sausage patty, preggo tea, banana
AM snacks/Lunch/PM snacks (I just seem to eat constantly through the day at work): hummus with baby carrots, plain yogurt with honey and fruit, goldfish crackers, leftover of whatever was for dinner, trailmix or nuts, apple or banana, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on at work! Which is hard because I try to be a healthy eater, but my co-workers are always bringing candy, doughnuts or cookies in!
Dinner: I'm always starving when I get home so dh has learned that if we make dinner much earlier than usual (like 5:30 instead of the usual 8:30), then I don't bite his head off as much. (he's a smartie, that one!) I usually end up eating a pretty large serving of whatever it is (the last 2 nights were lasagna with salad and beef barley mushroom soup ).
Evening snack: By evening I'm actually not too hungry (finally!), but usually need just a tiny bit of chocolate to make me happy.
Up until last week I hadn't gained any weight, but I can tell that I have this week. I'm already a bit overweight (5'9" at 175lbs) so I don't want to gain too much right away, but I just feel so angry and tired if I don't eat all the time! I seriously cried last week because the rice was taking too long to cook and I was hungry. I really hope that this will change as the pg goes on!
I thought it would be much more for me, too! I KNOW I've gotten bigger (my biggest jeans won't go over my hips anymore), but where has it come from? My head?
Eating has been a huge pain for me too. I have been so nauseous all day long since week 6 (I'm 10 weeks now), and my appetite is pretty much non-existent. However I am starting to feel hungry constantly and just can't manage to come up with food that I feel up to eating. This is totally getting me down because usually I am a huge lover of good food and drink and I also used to love cooking with a passion :( Now my poor husband who has only even know how to make spaghetti is having to fend for himself, but I think he is secretly having fun learning how to cook :)
My approach has been to kind of graze all day long, and eat a real meal if I ever feel up to it, which is rare.
So far, for protein I have been eating low-fat yogurt, almonds, eggs (hard boiled, cooked in toast, etc.), tried hummus but it was too strong tasting (usually love it), whole milk with cereal, and smoothies with plain Greek yogurt.
Other than that I have been eating: toast with nutella, PB&J sandwiches, different types of blended veggie soups (butternut squash, carrot, etc.), cheerios, applesauce, quesadillas, and lime Popsicles have been a saving grace for me, they help with the nausea.
Something funny that I noticed about my diet is that as soon as I was pregnant, my sweet tooth was GONE, so weird, but I don't miss it :)
I am 10 weeks, and have gained 4 pounds, but I had lost 5 pounds in the first month because I was so sick, so I am pretty much still the same weight as when I got preg.
Thanks Carrie! :)
I am totally on a bagel kick too. They just are so good toasted with COLD cream cheese. YUM. I just wish they kept me full longer than an hour.
Today I had a bigger appetite than normal for lunch and went to Panera. I had half a sandwich and soup...couldn't finish the soup but eating all that protein in the sandwich was good for me this afternoon. I also tried taking my vitamin at lunch rather than breakfast so hopefully that will help with my late day nausea. So far, so good, but I am expecting it to kick in a few hours -- we shall see!
On my own for dinner tonight. Probably a turkey sandwich again because DH cooked it and I should eat it...but to be honest I don't really want to. Oooh I just remembered I have some steak fries I can throw in the oven to eat with it. Now we're talking! :) Didn't get my veggies in today though. Hmph.
Maybe I can motivate myself to make that bean salad as I wait for my fries to cook....
I'm proud of how I did today!!
B - Cinnamon toast with about half a cup of french vanilla coffee
S - bag of sliced apples
L - 2 smart dogs with lots of mustard and ketchup, and a handful of ruffles. I'll be honest, DD ate most of the chips. and I did have a glass of Dr Pepper with it. I just can't get past the Dr. Pepper!!
D - whipped up a chickpea based "tuna" sandwich with about a half dozen pickles mixed in. So yummy! I ate two sandwiches. I only wish I had better bread - all the whole wheat bread was gone so I had to eat crappy white.
I'll probably have another snack or two, but today I feel really good and I have a lot more energy than usual. I bet it has something to do with eating better!
Wow today was bad, but it made my belly feel good. I'll do better tomorrow after I go grocery shopping.
B: WW english muffin w/cheese
L: Chicken parm on roll, macaroni salad, sweet tea
S: Half a blueberry bagel with cream cheese
D: Bowl of rice chex.
S: Will probably have an apple with pb
I think I did a little bit better today. Lots of room for improvement still!
B: Bagel w/ cream cheese (Surprise!), slice of cheddar cheese
L: Big, healthy salad with grilled chicken, french fries
S: Doughnut (It's always something!)
D: Roast beef sandwich, dill pickle, yet another slice of cheddar cheese, grapes
I'm 9 weeks now and the nauseua hit big time the past few days. Up until now I have been feeling okay.
I am having a hard time keeping food down, which is not a good thing because I'm still nursing my 18 month old a lot (and my 3 year old will nurse a teeny bit now and then too, but mostly just for a quick drink or if he is upset b/c he fell down or is over tired or something).
So, I started off with oatmeal for breakfast. I held that down well but could not bring myself to look at food at lunch time. I tried to get down a banana and I couldn't. Around 3pm, I got a really strong craving for anpan, which is a pastry like food that we used to eat when we lived in Tokyo. So my dh went to the Asian supermarket and brought one home for dinner :-) It was delicious. I probably could have eaten two! And I kept it down! And dh made some tofu curry and I kept that down too! Hmm, so I guess I'm eating whatever I have cravings for, b/c it seems like when I have a craving for it I can keep it down :-) Makes no sense that I can keep down spicy and fried foods, but puked up a banana!!
I had about 1 bite of egg this morning while I watched everyone else eat breakfast, and that bite made me sick to my stomach. I knew I didn't want eggs, but we didn't have enough pancake mix for everyone...and that's what I really wanted. =/ Tomorrow, I'm getting pancakes, even if there isn't enough to go around!
I had a Razzmataz from Jamba Juice, and about 2 apples with large amounts of peanut butter slathered on them for lunch.
We were supposed to have an Asian egg drop/noodle soup our old exchange students taught us to make for dinner (we have it pretty often. it's a staple for us) but I sent dh and ds out to buy chili dog makings instead. I'm fidgety and anxious, waiting for them to return! I've called twice already. lol I'll have a BIG salad with it...but OMG CHILI DOGS! I neeeeed chili dogs! I could sit down and eat myself sick on them right now!
I have no idea how much I weigh! lol I don't own a scale and won't be picking one up for a couple weeks, yet, probably. My shirts are all too tight, and I have to wear dh's but my pants are just a little tight. I'm 8wks tomorrow, and hopeful that I haven't gained much.
I might have put on 2 or 3 pounds, but I started the pregnancy underweight. My metabolism is in super high gear. As for cravings, I am craving vegetables like mad. I craved them last pregnancy, too. Zucchini, sweet potatoes, any kind of squash, spinach, turnip, etc, etc.
As for what I eat, for the most part I'm still able to eat the food I normally would, but the smell of toast makes me so sick. Last pregnancy I could stomach very little, but this time (fingers crossed) I'm doing better. I do keep gingerale and pretzels on hand for the queasy moments. I usually have a sandwich or cereal for breakfast, leftover supper for lunch and snack throughout the day. I am still drinking 1-1 1/2 cups of coffee in the morning, but it's the only caffeine I consume for the most part. Supper is things like pasta with sauce and beans, soup, casseroles, whatever I have the energy to cook that is relatively healthy.
My cravings and strong dislikes are in full swing now. I never know what I am going to be able to eat, still just getting waves of nausea, nothing too bad yet. I go from being so bloated/full that I feel sick and like I am going to vomit to beyond hungry in about 2 seconds. Add in vertigo that seems to get better if I eat very frequently, and yes I have already gained weight. I'm don't really step on the scale much while I am pg so I don't know numbers but I can tell.
Feeding myself had been a chore this week. For my previous 3 pgs I end up spending a fortune on food in the first tri and this pg is shaping up to be the shape. I end up getting carry out frequently because nothing, nothing, nothing will sound good, and then I must have thai food this very second, or something else but always urgent because I am so hungry and it never happens to be a food that I have in stock at the house. Nothing I normally eat sounds good.
I could not find the *right* food all day today, nothing settled well. Finally ate a veggie patty sandwich from subway that did the trick for 4 hours. Fixed leftovers for the family, knew there was no way in heck I was choking some down. Big kids went to bed and I realized that I had to have some soup, like coconut, veggie/chicken soup. For once I happened to have everything on hand, made it up, and the toddler and I happily chowed down. tomorrow will be a whole new day though.
I'm stuck in this cruel cycle of "I'm hungry, so let me look for some ideas on what to eat! ..... Ugh, everything I'm reading/looking at is making me feel sick! I'm still so hungry but now I'm just thinking about food that DOESN'T sound good! Waaaaaah!!!"
Tonight I had a mild panic attack when my husband came home because he ate some of these delicious crunchy bread chips that I bought before I realized I couldn't have white flour. I was stressed and hungry and all the dishes were dirty and my pantry is pretty bare (trying to use everything or toss it for moving). I just started crying in the kitchen and he was super sweet about it, but really had no clue what to do with me. He even offered to go get me food, despite the fact he has 20 minutes to set up his studio for rehearsal and it was completely unprepared. I realized I had some quinoa with chicken/herb flavoring, so I made that with corn kernels and it was perfect. I need to find more either gluten-free or properly prepared wheat flour recipes that sound appealing. But that requires grinding flour... Totally stuck in my cruel cycle again!
Incorrigible, can you share the recipe? I've been craving Ramen soup, but I think egg drop would fit the craving and be healthier.
You poor thing! Do you make your own pancake mix? I use a very simple recipe that's easy to whip up.
AFM - Breakfast is the hardest part of my day. NOTHING works. I've started just making cinnamon sugar toast. I give up.