I decided to take pictures of my belly every week as well as document my weight gain during this pregnancy.
Yesterday I found myself trying to remember what it was when I was 6 months pregnant with Noah and Luke. By that time I was so busy with my full-time office work that I don’t think I even took a picture but when I was having contractions or in my way to the hospital.
So here is how I am going to document it:
1-How many weeks am I?
1- Pic of Belly
125 Pounds ( Since this is my first pregnancy tracker post .. as of FYI my pre pregnancy weight was 110 pounds )
This week I had a crush on avocados, but generally this week I’ve had
For breakfast: Spelt organic flakes cereal or Kamut organic flakes cereal with unsweetened almond milk or Steel cuts oatmeal with almond milk. Today I made buckwheat pancakes ( I will post recipe and pics later)
For lunch: Grilled tofu with Spinach/Carrot/ Tomato Salad or Avocado and Tomato sandwich or Daiya grilled cheese sandwich or Quinoa pasta with Tomato Sauce.
For Snack: 2 or 3 mini vegan cupcakes, cherries…. and when I had my healthy moods I usually drink my greens.
For Dinner: I have repeated something that I ate for lunch.
Cheating/ cravings items: Milano cookies at night ( I know this throws away all my vegan diet), French fries from five guys, bites from grilled cheese from five guys
This week besides walking to my backyard and walk around the house, I have not made any extra exercise… I am trying to train with weights at least twice a week, but the reality is that I have been either too tired or too lazy to train.
So basically what I am doing is trying to follow a 100% vegan diet and cutting acidic foods. I have been a vegetarian for almost 9 years but still haven’t cut my addiction to cheese. Now that Daiya Cheese is available at Whole Foods and I am pretty happy with it. I like the taste and also the fact that melts makes you do great grilled cheese sandwiches … (wich I love)
I am also trying to avoid sugars, generally we do not use any type of refined sugars, we use agave nectar, stevia or brown cane sugar. As far as fruits I am also trying to avoid them.. I eat them just once in a while when I get my sugar high cravings ( I am very obsessed with cherries right now).
I am also drinking at least 2 liter of water everyday and of course taking my prenatal vitamins at night. Even though I feel tired sometimes I am doing very good, I have enough energy to work, take care of two babies and take care of the house chores, by 11 pm of course I am dead. But so far been doing good, Amelie has been very active, she kicks and I think has hiccups when I lay down 🙂
Let’s see how it goes … 14 weeks to go!