Hey! I "know" a bunch of you from over at pregnant
. I've thought about joining over here, but never really convinced myself... until my drs appt yesterday, where the nurse practitioner told me I'd gained 5 or 6 lbs over the past month, and she'd "prefer" 3-4. (I'm 22wks, btw) I hadn't for a second guessed that I'd be over my ideal weight gain! Sure, I don't eat healthily all the time, but I also only snack during the day, and only have one real meal at dinnertime! Sigh. This pregnancy is SOOOO different from my first, in SOOOO many ways, and I'm desperate to get everything right, since I don't really have much support here in Iowa except my fiance. The other bad thing for me is, I have pretty low blood pressure and I'm prone to dizziness, so the doctors actually *told* me to eat lots of salty foods, which I'd cut waaaaaaaaaay back on for the longest time! So, I pack in the chips and pretzles, without hardly an ounce of guilt, only joy at being able to stand up without falling over. Also, when I DO start to feel guilty, though, those are the first things I cut out... which of course sets me right back on that vicious cycle of dizziness & misery. So, I guess that's it for an introduction. Now, I'm gonna list my food intake for yesterday and today, and sit back & let you laugh.
Yesterday, "breakfast" - a few cookies and a granola bar
Yesterday, snack - some baby carrots and an apple,
Yesterday, lunch - a grilled cheese sandwich, french fries, and a small bag of sour cream & onion chips
Yesterday, snack - some olives
Yesterday, dinner - 3 slices of frozen pizza, some pineapple chunks, a glass of water, and my pre-natal vitamin.
Yesterday, dessert - a root beer float bar
Today, breakfast - 2 toaster pastries (fake pop-tarts)
Today, "lunch" - a cinnamon raisin scone and an apple
(that's all so far. it's 3pm and I'm starving, but I'm at work.)