Right now I’m off to my 36 week check up. Pretty routine except this time we get an ultrasound and also a Strep B test (lovely). I’m more concerned over the dreaded scale. Meep! I’ll recap everything tomorrow
Let’s get to WIAW, courtesy of Jenn at Peas and Crayons.
Now that I’m on maternity leave, I need to make sure I’m sticking to a similar eating routine as when I’m working full time. During the work weeks I’ve always been incredibly disciplined and it’s the weekends when I go crazy. And by crazy I mean, I pretty much double my daily calorie intake if not more.
Since every day is almost like a weekend day, I cannot allow myself to eat as if each day was Saturday. So I’ve been trying to incorporate the same eating habits I had at work as when I’m off.
It’s definitely been tough since I’m now tempted by everything in my pantry and fridge all day long. I also blame Thanksgiving for super sizing my stomach, because now I’m always hungry. Argh.
Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been eating:
Protein shake (with a cat sticking it’s tongue out at me). This one included 1 large banana, 3/4 cup TJ’s chocolate almond milk, 1/2 cup water, scoop vanilla protein, 1 heaping tsp PB2, and 1/2 tsp xantham gum. Delish.
Snackage that comes with a begging dog. Roasted lightly salted almonds, craisins, and raisins. Too bad the hubby thinks this is good too because now I have to share.
Meal time has been fairly quick and easy, thus the repeat of tired girl’s jambalaya. It’s easy and protein and veggie packed. Perfect.
So it’s definitely evident I’m not getting nearly enough extra fruits, veggies, and protein for that matter. It’s just so hard when you’re trying to not exceed a calorie count (accounting for baby of course!!!).
Are you able to keep a good eating routine even when your life has no ‘schedule’? If so, how?
Any must add-ins in your oatmeal?