Hey there! Since its Wednesday and we’re looking at my eats for the day, I figured I’d talk quickly about how my eating has changed since this whole preggos thing started. I’ve been extremely lucky to have avoided the whole morning sickness and food aversion thing but that isn’t to say that my eating habits haven’t changed slightly. I’m still eating similar things, like this breakfast for example or my usual salad at lunch, but I’ve been trying to add more whole grains, proteins and dairy to the mix. In the past, I’ve tried to limit my intake of bread and full fat dairy, but I know these little guys need some extra fuel to grow big and strong so I’m trying to give them what they need. I’ve read a few books on having a healthy twin pregnancy and much to my dismay, a lot of them stress the importance of gaining weight. There are so many preterm births with twins but they say you can drastically reduce your chances by putting on the prescribed amount of weight. Of course, you’re supposed to do it eating healthy stuff like vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, nuts & oils. Easier said than done!
So, there it is! The pregnant belly! People are no longer guessing that I might be pregnant, now it’s turned to “When are you due?” I’m into my 21st week now and obviously showing about double what you would be showing in a singleton pregnancy. The checkout lady at the supermarket yesterday asked if I needed help getting groceries into my car and wherever I go, benches clear out for a place for me to sit down, its kind of a funny thing to get used to. I realize I should be taking advantage of those benches but at this point, I still feel like a normal active person, just with a much larger belly and the need to make a bathroom break every 2 minutes. I’ve continued CrossFit up until this point at a very scaled pace but I think I may only be able to continue for another few weeks, I’m just getting a little too uncomfortable at this point and I don’t want to risk anything.
So, gaining weight and being ok with it? It’s a hard thing to get used to, it’s like I’m erasing everything I’ve learned in this lifetime. I’ve gained 16 pounds so far which I guess is right on par with where I should be, they say you should gain 4-6 pounds in the first trimester and then 1.5 pounds a week during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. It’s still hard not to cry when I see these numbers popping up on the scale, I’m just trying to think that it’s mostly babies and fluid, right? right?? Whatever, my main goal right now is to grow two healthy boys and carry them to term and if that means weighing in at more than I ever thought I would, I guess I’m going to have to deal with it!
For lunch I had a salad with broccoli, cauliflower & feta along with some leftovers. I’m hoping I can post this recipe for you because it was really good, the texture didn’t come out as I was expecting but the flavors were great. It is a spaghetti squash carbonara. I decided to make the spaghetti squash in the slow cooker but it was a little overcooked and didn’t have that stringy spaghetti-like texture. Either way, it was delicious, a blend of squash, peas, bacon & parmesan. Yum!
I had quite the variety of snacks today. I was out of the house for a little while yesterday afternoon and needed a quick fix so I had a dark chocolate sunflower butter cup to hold me over. For a snack before Crossfit I had a (hand-picked :)) honey crisp apple and a few bits of Cocomama Crunched Out. I also had a little spritzer that has been my afternoon treat lately. This one was black cherry seltzer with a splash of apple cider. My favorite from last week was mandarin seltzer with coconut water and a splash of orange juice, it tasted like a less sweet Orangina.
Tom & I were pretty hungry and exhausted by the time we got back from our workout so we just made up a quick dinner of some buffalo chicken salad sandwiches and a green salad.
Head on over to Peas & Crayons for more yummy eats!
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
This past weekend.
We went down to Newport this weekend for a little get together with my family from the west coast. It is always so great to see them, they recently bought a house in Newport so we’re lucky to get to spend more time with them now. I feel so lucky to have such a great family and not one single person that I don’t get along with. We also got to spend some time with my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and new niece who were visiting from Guam where they’re stationed with the Navy. Overall, it was a fantastic weekend full of sunshine, laughs and great times.