Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Structure is Good

I'm on a blog kick today. Sorry if I'm annoying.
For those that didn't see it on my baby blog, I was told by my midwives today that I should be getting 80 grams of protein a day. When I was counting calories, SparkPeople suggested I get 60-127 grams of protein per day. Most days I struggled just to get to 60. So when I was given this task I had a hard time believing I could really succeed with it.

I've always been a good student. Whenever I've been given an assignment I work at it and deliver to the best of my ability. That said, it helps when someone gives me a structured task to do. I guess over the course of the day in trying to figure out my meals I realized that even though eating isn't exactly a research paper, I still treat it like my homework.

So today I had a piece of baked salmon for lunch. Being lazy like I am, I didn't bother making a "meal" out of this. I just ate some dried mango and pecans a few minutes later. Dinner was a spoonful of homemade baked mac & cheese and three chicken tenders that I fried in a skillet.

I think as long as I make sure I have a protein with every meal and worry about what else I'll eat later I should be okay. It's when I think of meals as a whole that I just shut down and end up either not eating or getting fast food. So this is good. I can handle one course 3 times a day at least!

On the walking front, I fail my challenge. I did four hours of shopping with my sister Sunday and I decided that counted, but today and yeseterday I just fail. I could make it up for today, but I'm really that lame. Oh well. One thing at a time I guess. Today protein. Next walking.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Yet another Challenge!

Okay, I've been avoiding this post all day which tells me I'm being naughty. I need to be walking. I only get to be pregnant right now and it will be over in 6 months and I will say "I wish I had walked when I was pregnant because I would be in better shape now" So I have decided to issue another challenge. It's the walk every day for a 20 minute minimum challenge!

I feel like I'm starting to lose some of my muscle tone from dragon boating. I really miss dragon boating. I wish it could be and indoor and outdoor sport so that I wouldn't be putting myself at risk for pneumonia. I suppose the ligament strain probably isn't great either. But I still miss it. And I miss my team! If you're reading this team, I miss you and I miss paddling with you and  I miss drinking beer with you!

I've been reading about how you eat affects your baby. Basically you should eat stuff so your baby isn't allergic to it (nuts, dairy, gluten), you should eat less stuff so they don't want to eat it (salt, sugar, fat), and there are things to eat and avoid eating to control some of the symptoms of pregnancy. Today I fail. I had really buttery fatty biscuits and gravy at Pine State Biscuits for brunch and Taco Bell for dinner. I guess I've only had two meals though so perhaps it balances out? I need to do better, but that's another challenge for another day!