Celery, hummus variety, banana, lemon water, pomegranate raspberry green tea.
My daughter was born 4/4 and is now 3 weeks old! Her name is Wren Alice and she is the most precious thing ever. She definitely is a princess.
When I gave birth I was around 170 lbs, meaning I had gained ~50 lbs during pregnancy as pre-pregnancy I was 117-120 lbs. Of course I’m still on my journey to weight loss again, and my goal is to get to 100 lbs. I also have returned to pescetarianism again and for the most part have given up dairy. I am currently 137.0 lbs. I’m excited to start working on myself again and I think it will make me a better mother in the long run.
1 cup water
Club Buttery Garlic Crackers
Frozen peach slices
Piece of banana
1 small apple
Handful of purple grapes
1 cup water
Carrots, celery w/ hummus
Left over veggie sandwich on whole wheat bread
Salad w/ tomato, chickpeas, cucumber, lemon juice
2 cups plain soy milk w/ honey
Onigiri w/ nori and soy sauce
Onigiri w/ nori and soy sauce
Yesterday, being the frugal shopper I’m working on becoming, I bought a few things from the Goodwill which included sports bras, a few tops after I lose baby weight, and an unused bright pink 2 piece swimsuit! I think I said I’ve never actually work a 2 piece in public, but this will be the outfit I wear when I’m taking my progress photos. Maybe I’ll take one in a few weeks before I give birth just for fun. Sadly, I found out yesterday I’m a D-cup :<. I like small boobs, I guess I was still pretending I was a C. I’ll still have plenty of time to lose weight with the baby, anyway.
I also bought a brand new mini fridge. It wasn’t the cheapest thing, but if I change my mind I can return it. And I have a warranty for a few years. Because I don’t live in my own place, and because my BF’s mother is a slob, I have literally less than 20% of the refrigerator to house my food, and not even that, because she throws her moldy left-overs on top of whatever is there. So I’ve been contemplating buying my own refrigerator to put in my room, and made the purchase yesterday. Maybe when it’s up and running I’ll post a pic of my goodies. I also went grocery shopping yesterday. Why don’t I shop at Whole Foods? Because they’re really expensive. Next time, I’ll be going to Trader Joe’s, Global Foods, or a small Asian Market in addition to regular grocery stores.
One last update, I’m pescetarian again. Started yesterday so I’ll put a countdown on my blog. My mom always pesters me to eat meat, saying it’s for the baby, but I refuse to let her break me down anymore. I’m also not planning on giving my baby meat, especially not from jarred baby food, but I have to research that first. I’m also not drinking cow’s milk anymore. I do have WIC, and I hate that the give me an ass-load of milk that even one woman can’t drink alone. So I’m only drinking milk-alternatives such as soy and almond. The dollar store also sells soy milk, which is the cheapest I’ve seen it anywhere for 32 oz.
Okay, so I’m a pescatarian. Again. Let’s say I officially started yesterday. So 12/18/2012 is my new diet start date.
On to the good stuff. Today I went grocery shopping after looking at a bunch of horrendous acts of animal cruelty and slaughter, courtesy of Tumblr. Of course I didn’t even feel hungry when I went to the store, so that helped too.
I went to Trader Joe’s and here’s my grocery list and prices for future reference:
Sweet chili sauce: 1.29
Vanilla soy yogurt:2.49
Tomato basil pasta sauce: 1.79
Organic ginger pear tea: 2.99
Green canned olives: 1.99
Feta, crumbled: 2.79
Organic cherry tomatoes: 2.69
Organic tofu: 1.69
Spicy California roll: 3.69
Baby Spinach: 1.99
Olive Oil: 5.49
Tomatoes: 1.58 for 2
Black bean taquitos: 3.69 (for my fiance.)
Organic vegetarian burritos: 2.69
2lb Gala apples: 2.49
hodgepodge veggies: 1.99
Organic green beans: 1.99
Whole wheat pita: 1.69
Ravioli mushroom: 3.49
Garbanzo beans (x2): .89 each
1lb lemons: 1.39
Total was: Nearly $60 including taxes.
Next time, I hope to go to a few more stores on grocery shopping days so I can get a better value on things. I also want to stop buying frozen meals like the burritos, ravioli, etc.
I’ll try to take pictures of meals starting tomorrow. No time today because this is my second to last day of work :)
Breakfast: Bowl of Christmas Crunch, 2% Milk, and 1 Pancake-rolled sausage
Snack: Handful of animal crackers
Snack: Wheat tortilla pizza with spinach, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, marinara sauce, summer sausage, and tomato.
Planned Lunch: Steak and egg noodles with white sauce from yesterday
Planned Dinner: Grilled chicken salad, honey wheat turkey sandwiches.
I just realized what a long time it has been since I have really done anything I want to do with my life. Losing weight was a very important goal to me, and still is. Because I am 6 months pregnant with a little girl, losing weight has been on the back-burner for me for such a long time now.
I threw out my diet and for 6 months have been eating extremely unhealthily and gorging myself with whatever seemed delicious at the time. Even sushi, cold lunch-meat, and even sunny-side up eggs (all on rare occasions) which are all things that pregnant women have been told to avoid. I do regret it and have at least stayed away from raw fish and undercooked eggs for a few months. I still have to work on the cold lunch-meat, though.
I plan to restart, and adjust my diet once my little one is born. I’d like to look at pescatarianism again, whole foods, organic, maybe even veganism eventually.
Being a great mother is extremely important to me, and I don’t want my child to have a less than adequate role model. That means me being the person I want to be, or still actively trying to get there,is very important to me.I still want to be fit, and skinny, and beautiful, of course, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman wanting these things. I want to show her that hard work and dedication are a necessity in any aspect of life.
Right now, I’m going to take small steps to adjust my diet so that once she’s born I’ll be ready to take the final steps to improve my lifestyle.
- Exercise a few times a weeks, walking, DVDs, treadmill, etc.
- No more soda, ever. It gives me terrible heartburn for a reason.
- No more artificial sweeteners. They’re disguising and unhealthy. Natural sweeteners, sugar, or Truvia is what I’ll be using.
- No more lounging on the bed all day. This will be difficult, because pregnancy is not going to get any easier.
- Cleaning at least a few times during the week.
- Start switching to organic/non-chemical cleaning products.
- Start switching to organic/safer beauty products. I used to use shady skincare products with ingredients such as hydroquinone, which is a decent skin whitener, yet the risks heavily outweigh the benefits and I haven’t used it since a while before becoming pregnant.
- Start budgeting.
- Restart some kind of skincare routine. Before falling pregnant I would later lotions and oils over my body several times a day. I don’t want to be extreme as I was, but I would like to develop a certain beauty regimen.
- Redo my wardrobe. I know I can barely fit any of my pre-pregnancy wardrobe as of now. But I want to donate clothes I dislike, which is a large portion of them, and preserve and start collecting new pieces I enjoy. I’m still into lolita and gyaru and I don’t think that will change even during motherhood.
- Read LO a book every night and play/sing for her during the day. I do this sometimes, but not as often as I need to.
- Redecorate the room. LO is going to be staying in the same bedroom with us. We actually started redecorating already and pulled up the disguising carpet and washed the floors. Next step is to move furniture around so we can fit a rocking chair, bassinet, and swing in our room.
- Etc, etc.
- Fully adopt a vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan/organic/etc diet. I just have to decide what I want to do first. The 3 months until LO is born should give me enough time to make that decision and start implementing healthy behaviors.
- Hardcore gym workouts! I’ve really been missing these.
- Going on walks and runs with LO.
- Restarting a vitamin/supplement regimen.
- AND MORE!