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post #1 of 59
Thread Starter 

Grap a cup of your favorite drink and chat! (Sorry the last one was more like a 10 day thread, lol)

post #2 of 59

Don't be sorry!  You are great for starting this!  I'm drinking soda right now (insert face of complete shame).  I am getting a masters in nutrition for goodness sake.  I know everything I should be eating now and why, I literally study it every day and pride myself on eating a whole foods diet.  My DH and I committed long ago to always making room in our budget for good, nutritious food.  Today I went to McDonald's.  I feel like I've stepped out of my body and have been taken over by someone else.  We don't even eat fast food.  I don't say that to sound snobby or elitist, I just know too much about what's in the food.  A blessing and a curse.

Anyway, sorry to ramble, I just feel horribly guilty, like I'm poisoning this poor baby.  Honestly, a cheeseburger was the only thing in the whole world that sounded good...and it was delicious.

Has anyone else given in to unreasonable, unhealthy cravings?

post #3 of 59

ESP: Eating a cheeseburger and having one pop during pregnancy doesn't define the dietary habits of a pregnancy. When I'm craving something, I try to eat something healthy first, and then if I still really want whatever not-so-healthy thing it is, then I'll have some of it, so I'm not making a meal of it, you know what I mean? Plus, I am a big fan of finding the healthiest version of what I want. Like, if I'm craving chocolate, I might make chocolate beet cake. Or if I want a cheeseburger, I will use whole wheat buns, grass-fed beef, and lots of veggies to top it. Is it perfect? No. But I like food. I've done very restrictive diets in the past (vegan for seven years) but it's just not for me.
 

post #4 of 59
Chocolate beet cake!!!!!!! Recipie please!
post #5 of 59

Went to see "The Avengers" today and ate Butterfinger Bites, buttered popcorn, and a large Coke Icee. But it was my first time at the movies in three years, so I ain't sorry. orngbiggrin.gif

post #6 of 59

Zebrachick- A question- A while ago (on one thread or another)- you mentioned something about early pregnancy blues- :) Can you explain?  I am feeling like that might just be what I am struggling with!

Glad to now other Mummas are out there and feeling the same way.

 

Anyone else struggling?

 

As far as junk food- does icey poles count? (Not sure what they are called in US)... They are the only thing I am eating without puking right now.. urghhhh

post #7 of 59
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Originally Posted by esp831 View Post

Don't be sorry!  You are great for starting this!  I'm drinking soda right now (insert face of complete shame).  I am getting a masters in nutrition for goodness sake.  I know everything I should be eating now and why, I literally study it every day and pride myself on eating a whole foods diet.  My DH and I committed long ago to always making room in our budget for good, nutritious food.  Today I went to McDonald's.  I feel like I've stepped out of my body and have been taken over by someone else.  We don't even eat fast food.  I don't say that to sound snobby or elitist, I just know too much about what's in the food.  A blessing and a curse.

Anyway, sorry to ramble, I just feel horribly guilty, like I'm poisoning this poor baby.  Honestly, a cheeseburger was the only thing in the whole world that sounded good...and it was delicious.

Has anyone else given in to unreasonable, unhealthy cravings?

I'm really good about food, too, usually...we grow/raise most of our own food but my shopping list for tomorrow is like 2 pages of ice cream, ice cream toppings, frozen french fries, pizza, haha. We are about 30 minutes from any restaurant or fast food so when I tell hubby I want a cheeseburger with extra ketchup and pickles and a brownie-batter blizzard he looks at me like, "You have GOT to be kidding me, right??"

 

And I have also been having a pop almost everyday, which I don't EVER have, especially a cola, but I always crave it in my first tri. The trade off is that coffee, which I normally DO drink regularly, tastes like butt so I haven't really added any caffeine to my diet overall. I think.

 

Travelmumma - what is an icee pole? Is it like a popsicle or a long tube of frozen juice type thing?

post #8 of 59

OK, I googled it! We call them popcicles. lol.

post #9 of 59

Like a lot of you I'm also having some weird experiences with food.  I know what I should be eating and mainly am eating that stuff, however I'm having some aversions to really healthy foods now that the morning sickness has really kicked in.  Sigh.  Don't know what to do with it.  I wound up eating some fried chicken strips today, that along with a bbq chicken pizza.  I've been sort of teetering on the edge of puking the last hour or so, I think it was the cilantro.  

 

I seem to eat better when it's just me here alone during the week.  I'm printing out my food diary (which starts on Mondays LOL) and starting it tomorrow!!!  I know that having to write everything down will help.  I also need a place to keep track of all my pills!

post #10 of 59

I love hearing about how everyone turns into a foodie when they are pregnant because I'm always a foodie! 

 

I had to start meal planning again to get back on track. About two weeks ago, we went out to eat four times that week! That is so unheard of for us, but it was mostly because I was craving something but also too tired to cook. Now that I know what to make and have everything ready to go, this week's been a ton easier on me. 

 

Last night I'm pretty sure I was dreaming about smoothies because this morning I HAD to have a smoothie. A peanut butter, banana, and chia smoothie, at that. It was so good! I am thankful that I'm craving pretty healthy stuff so far. I'm really sensitive to sugar & cow's milk right now. If I eat anything with both of those in it, I'm hurting for a few hours after that. 

post #11 of 59

urgh I am anti- food and anti-foodies at the moment LOL.

I can't watch TV because every show is a cooking show or its a drama/comedy thing revolving around people getting together at food times! I am looking at you Big Bang theory!

 

Hhaha and yes- popsicles is what they must be then!

post #12 of 59
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Originally Posted by esp831 View Post

Don't be sorry!  You are great for starting this!  I'm drinking soda right now (insert face of complete shame).  I am getting a masters in nutrition for goodness sake.  I know everything I should be eating now and why, I literally study it every day and pride myself on eating a whole foods diet.  My DH and I committed long ago to always making room in our budget for good, nutritious food.  Today I went to McDonald's.  I feel like I've stepped out of my body and have been taken over by someone else.  We don't even eat fast food.  I don't say that to sound snobby or elitist, I just know too much about what's in the food.  A blessing and a curse.

Anyway, sorry to ramble, I just feel horribly guilty, like I'm poisoning this poor baby.  Honestly, a cheeseburger was the only thing in the whole world that sounded good...and it was delicious.

Has anyone else given in to unreasonable, unhealthy cravings?

I'm going through the same thing.  I knew it was coming though...it always does!  The only time I eat fast food is when I'm pregnant (which is probably when I really shouldn't!).

 

I get so, so sick when I'm pregnant and there are very few things I can actually eat and keep down.  If I feel like I can eat something, I'll eat it, even if its unhealthy...because at least its better than eating nothing. 

 

Cut yourself some slack!  Your body is probably craving it for a reason...I say go with it and enjoy it! ;)

post #13 of 59

You know what's worse than morning sickness? Morning sickness with pine mouth. Yuck...everything leaves a bitter taste in my mouth right now, but that pasta was so, so good.

 

I'm really starting to pop out all over. I put on a dress that's a size up from what I usually wear, and it fit, until I tried to zip it over my boobs. I measured myself and I've gained 2 1/2 inches! Thank goodness for cardigans! My father-in-law said that I was really starting to look pregnant. I don't mind that so much, but I'm still trying to hide it at work, and it's getting really hard. Thank goodness it's getting warmer and I can wear flowy dresses and babydoll tops.

 

As far as junk food...I'm not a nutritionist at all, but I read about what goes into food like it's my second job. I'm one of those people who tries to eat things as close to their natural state as possible, and I'm put off by long lists of ingredients. I only use fast food restaurants for their bathrooms. I don't diet so much, but pre-pregnancy, I was always watching my weight. While I am mostly eating whole foods, sometimes I think I'll break into a violent rage if I don't get a handful of barbecue potato chips...LOL. I don't even want to talk about the state of our usually healthy snack cupboard right now.

post #14 of 59
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Originally Posted by travelmumma View Post

Zebrachick- A question- A while ago (on one thread or another)- you mentioned something about early pregnancy blues- :) Can you explain?  I am feeling like that might just be what I am struggling with!

Glad to now other Mummas are out there and feeling the same way.

 

Anyone else struggling?

 

Yeah, I was super irritable and grouchy up until the end of last week. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I was working A LOT last month and that was keeping me from getting the rest I needed. But early pregnancy is rough for a lot of moms simply because of the flood of hormones that goes raging through us. For me, it felt like continuous PMS...lol. My morning sickness is slowly easing, though, so I'm hoping my body's finally adjusting to the hormones somewhat. (I'll be 10 weeks on Thurs.)

post #15 of 59

Everyone talks about altered states of emotions/mental health after pregnancy....

But not much during....

I experience a great deal of feeling disconnected, sometimes I think if this womb had a zipper would I unzip this?

I am so blessed but sometimes this pregnancy seems so heavy.

Where in all of that are we supposed to feel only elated or normal?


Edited by Shiloh - 7/3/12 at 6:35pm
post #16 of 59

I normally love to cook and am really good at cooking healthy delicious meals. The problem has been that I am super exhausted at the end of my work day and just want to rest. I am really struggling with cooking anything that isn't super easy/fast and I'm afraid our nutrition is really suffering for it. We had macaroni and cheese from a box 2 times for dinner last week and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches another night - not a green vegetable in sight.My partner tries to help out, but she is not much of a cook. I am trying to make up for it by eating healthy lunches and breakfasts (I work in a restaurant, so I usually make myself food at work), but I really feel like my diet has taken a serious turn for the worse in the past few weeks. Luckily, my m/s has been pretty mild so at least I don't have to contend with that. Oh, and I have also started the bad habit of drinking sugary lemonade in the afternoon as a pick-me-up.

post #17 of 59

My last pregnancy my food craving was just "something somebody else cooked."  Didn't really matter what.  Unfortunately, without spending a lot of $$, that's hard for me to get - DH is a good fry cook and the kids won't starve, but fried food was not what I had in mind!  I'm doing . . . okay with food so far.  Other than not wanting to eat any of it most of the time.  But my desires have mostly been for things I could acquire or I've been able to substitute.  I did HAVE to eat a cream-filled donut yesterday.  It was SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD.

 

I have never felt really depressed in early pregnancy before but the first few weeks of this one kicked my butt.  I think I'm starting to do a little better, but it was a deep scary place in my head for a while.  I knew it was not the only reality, but it was not fun.  I woke up one morning from a dream with the phrase, "love is the rope that will pull you out [of this sadness]" in my head and things have felt better since.

 

I have definitely popped.  Can't wear any of my pants anymore.  This is a problem since I don't want to tell people yet.  I dug out my maternity clothes but most of them are so OBVIOUSLY maternity clothes.  Hrumph.  The thing is, I really don't LOOK that different, I think, but my belly just doesn't squish anymore.  I mean, I've looked about 5 months pregnant since I gave birth last time, because that's just how my body is.  But the belly was squashable into normally shaped clothing.  Not anymore!  I've tried and I can't feel my fundus yet, but it's definitely in there pushing things up somewhere!

post #18 of 59
I guess I am pretty lucky that I always crave pretty healthy stuff when I am pregnant. Veggies, mostly. Since they are in season right now I have been eating tons of artichokes, one of my all time favorites. I do increase my sweets consumption a bit when pregnant, but since I only eat pretty healthy desserts it's not a big deal.

But cooking is a little challenging right now, though the last week or so has been a bit better. I am 10.5 weeks now, so nearing the end of the morning sickness, thank goodness!

I had been waiting to tell everyone until we had an ultrasound, but as it kept getting rescheduled and I look very, ridiculously, pregnant, I told a lot of people this weekend, including my parents. Everyone was excited, and my dad was very please to be able to tell his wife that he had "told her so!", haha. We spend most Sundays at his house and usually drink wine with dinner (my dad is really into good wine), which I have been turning down for a month- always a giveaway!

The ultrasound is FINALLY happening tonight so I am very excited/ nervous.
post #19 of 59
Someone on FB posted this and thought I would pass it on- hopefully none of us will hve anything this crazy happen but I love that she is so positive about it!

http://offbeatmama.com/2012/05/surprise-twin-roadside-vbac
post #20 of 59

Wow that story is amazing!!

Your right she is just so positive! Imagine how blown away the Dad would have been when he met all his girls :) so beautiful!

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