I think I need to supplement iron, too. I have been expanding my supplements now that I can swallow without immediately becoming ill, but haven't added iron in (I have a bottle of Floradix around here somewhere...).
Thanks for the ideas and commiseration! I managed to go to the store last night while my kids were at my mom's, so I had good food to start off the day with already in the house. While I've had days lately where I know I ate too little, I was surprised at how hungry I was all day today. I did splurge a little, but mostly have stuck to what I know is best. And lots of water (which isn't that hard if I simply make a point to keep it with me constantly, as I used to do).
It got up to about 92° today, according to my car's display, so I tried to wait until it cooled off a bit to walk with the kids to the park. Of course, by then, it was thundering in the distance... And after chugging water and a quick trip to the bathroom pre-walk, I had horrible *upper* abdominal cramps that had me trying knee-chest positions to make it go away.
Despite all that, we took a walk around the neighborhood for a little under a mile. It's a start! Going to the park and back would've been further, but not safe with a storm brewing (though I'm not sure we even got rain from this rogue storm cell). So, hopefully we can try that tomorrow. At least the storm gave a nice breeze!
I'm still starving, though. Trying to nibble on good stuff while I take my meds/supps and then get to bed - finally.
But I am wondering if I've really gotten enough calories for the day, or if I've ended up eating less than I thought. And, yeah, computing the calories I'm just at 2000 for the day. I have no idea what I really need but that's likely a minimum. And that's WITH my naughty snack!
In better news, I had a text from a friend this morning offering to host a baby shower.
And later, a photographer friend told me she wanted to come shoot my birth for free/donation.
I had wanted to buy her services but can't possibly afford anything right now, so that's a huge blessing. Hopefully I can pull together something to reimburse her, but I'm delighted! I had an amazing photographer last time, but there are no funds this time! I hate pictures of me but am glad I have those first baby pics.