Five Things Friday {10}

1. I feel sorry for everyone in my life or that I come into contact with lately. My mood swings are pretty well “swung” over to the bad side and I am one cranky son of a gun. Sorry.

2. I find myself giving this look to almost everyone and everything all day long. #cantcontrolthesnark

3. I miss sweating. Not sweating from trying to put my shoes on, which is a daily occurrence now…but sweating from a good old fashioned butt kicking workout.

4. I want cake. Lots and lots of cake. And I don’t want to have to inject a bottle of insulin for that to happen, so I’ll just dream about it. For now.

5. Because I’m trying to keep myself motivated through these last few weeks of pregnancy, I’m running a Spring Biggest Loser Challenge. It starts on Monday, $10 to join and winner takes all. If you want to join, let me know!!

What I Ate Wednesday {8}

It’s that time of the week again! Time to link up and share food for WIAW. I love reading blogs on Wednesdays, so many new recipes and meal ideas, and today has been no exception.

Let’s get right to it!

Breakfast:

When I find something that tastes delicious and doesn’t make my blood sugars soar, I tend to stick with it until I get sick of it. Lately it has been cinnamon raisin english muffins, topped with crunchy nut butter and then an orange on the side.

Lunch:

Pretty sad that I couldn’t remember what I had for lunch until I went back and looked at the pictures from today. #pregnancyproblems. Pregnancy brain is for real. I had an egg sandwich and a cup of grapes.

Dinner:

I’m happy to say that my aversion to vegetables is fading and I actually had a craving for roasted broccoli all afternoon, I couldn’t wait to eat it for dinner tonight! We had spaghetti and then I roasted broccoli in some coconut oil, sea salt and pepper.

Don’t mind the bump that got in the way of the pictures, that seems to be happening a lot lately.

Speaking of the bump, today is hump day, bump day! 28 weeks, 4 days.

And that wraps up my day! I’ll be finishing off the day with my current bedtime snack of a sliced apple and peanut butter. Exciting.

What I Ate Wednesday {7}

Hello, Hello! Just when I thought food aversions and other yuckiness associated with pregnancy was gone…it’s back with a vengeance. I have had a craving for baked potatoes and chicken for a few days and was so excited to cook that tonight, as you’ll see, that didn’t happen. My stomach has felt “off” all day long today. It’s only 7:15pm, but I’m ready to put the kids and myself to bed. Before that happens, let’s get to the WIAW party!

Breakfast: 

This meal has been on repeat for about a week, it’s so filling and so delicious, I can’t help but eat it every morning.

Carbmaster yogurt with Fiber One Cranberry Almond granola and a sliced banana. Perfection.

Lunch: 

I had an Endocrinology appointment this morning and on the way home I decided to treat myself to a lunch out. Thank you, Jimmy John’s.

This sandwich was SO good, I think it’s going to be dangerous for the rest of the pregnancy that Jimmy Johns is so dang close to us.

Dinner: 

No chicken. Instead I toasted two waffles, slapped some crunchy nut butter and a sliced banana on top and called it a meal. I needed a little something extra, so I had another yogurt.

And because I have yet to finish and publish my 26 week bump-date, here is a picture for hump day, bump day (26 weeks, 4 days).

Marvelous in My Monday {7}

I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since I last posted. I had some really bad insomnia and was a walking zombie during the day, so getting online was kind of the last thing on my list. But I’m back with another edition of MiMM.

Marvelous is…under 100 days to my due date! The c-section hasn’t been officially scheduled yet, so I’m still going with April 19th until a date is set.

Marvelous is…this new Fiber One Cranberry Almond Granola.

I had some this morning with Strawberry Banana Carbmaster yogurt and a sliced banana.

All mixed up.

 

Marvelous is… a full week of school for the kiddies! Last Monday it was -40 and we were shoveling a foot of snow. Today it’s in the 40’s and everything is melting. I’m just happy to have a normal week around here!

Marvelous is…These Kashi bars I found on clearance the other day. They are the perfect mid-morning snack.

Marvelous is… The library opening up again! Last week due to the snow and ice, they had some plumbing and busted water pipe issues so they were closed for a few days. I am not an e-reader kind of person. I want real books, dang it!

I picked up these two books today, yep, from the Teen section. Don’t care. Sometimes you need a little light reading.

Marvelous is… the most epic lunch in a very long time.

On the bottom is a baked potato and it’s topped with salsa chicken (chicken breasts cooked in the crock pot covered in taco seasoning, chicken broth, diced tomatoes with jalepenos and black beans) and a little pepper jack cheese on top. This will be my lunch all week, I’m glad it tasted good, totally thrown together on the weekend.

Marvelous is…a local grocery store sent these in the mail last week.

After I picked up the oldest from school, we went and grabbed our bag full of goodies. I was surprised at how much was in there! Be still my heart, I’ve been craving a pineapple for days. Can’t wait to cut into this beast!!

Now it’s time for an early dinner, showers for the crew and then off to the 6th Grade Orchestra concert. My oldest plays the Cello and he’s been practicing so hard for this concert.

Five Things Friday

Fingers crossed this is the last day of Christmas vacation. These three little kids of mine had their last day on December 19th. ALL of us are ready for the school routine again. We are supposed to get hit with another round of snow this weekend, so there is a chance for a snow day on Monday. We spent the last two days cooped up in the house because the roads were so bad, today we are busting out of here! My daughter turns 9 tomorrow (I swear she was JUST born) and I need to pick up a few things.

In no particular order;

1. Cereal. I have never been a huge cereal lover until the last week or so. Honey nut Chex of Frosted Mini Wheats with a banana and cold milk. Yes, please.

2. Citrus. I am so obsessed with oranges and grapefruits right now, I think we have 10lbs of grapefruits and two giant bags of oranges.

3. Soup. My lunches have been a variety of soup with a piece of fruit on the side. Easy, but so delicious.

4. Cloth Diapers. The cost was a HUGE factor in deciding to cloth diaper this time around, but seriously, how cute are these?! I have a few more coming and that will bring our stash to about 20.

5. Books. I set a goal to read 100 books this year, and I have already started with this one.

The youngest of three daughters, Angela DeSaria Malone was always “the princess” of the family, a girl who thought she knew how her life would unfold. High School. College. Marriage. Motherhood. That was how it had gone for her sisters, her cousins, her friends. But it didn’t work out that way for Angie. She and her husband tried desperately to have a child; year after year, their perfectly decorated nursery remained empty. Finally, their marriage collapsed under the weight of lost dreams.

After the divorce, Angie moved back to her hometown and rejoined her loud, loving, slightly crazy family. In West End, a place where life rises and falls in time with the tides, she will find the man who once again will open her heart to love . . . and meet the girl who will change Angie’s life.

Lauren Ribido lives in a rundown apartment in a bad part of town with a mother who cares more about her next drink than about her daughter. At seventeen, Lauren knows that her aspirations in life may never come to pass.

From the moment they meet, Angie sees something special in Lauren. They form a quick connection, this woman who is desperate for a daughter and the girl who has never known a mother’s love. When Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie doesn’t hesitate to offer the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. In a dramatic turn of events, she and Lauren will be tested in a way that mothers and daughters seldom are. Together they will embark on an intensely moving, deeply emotional journey to the very heart of what it means to be a family.

Have a great night! Want to post five things you’re loving this week? Leave a link in the comments.

365 Days of Happy

Yesterday I posted some goals I had for myself in 2014 and was pretty satisfied with those. Then, I started catching up on blogs and read this post on Running with Spoons…I was instantly intrigued. I told my Husband about it and he immediately thought it was a good idea. I’m the person who can always point out the negative first instead of finding the good in a situation. It’s something I really need to work on. So, I’m adding one more goal to my list for 2014: Finding the happy in every day.

Every day I will make a note of something, anything happy or good that happened that day, no matter how big or small. I’m sure some days will be harder than others (especially for me), but I’m determined to do this!

Let’s get on to today’s meals. I woke up this morning with a fasting blood sugar of 84, I was pretty excited, given the past few days indulgences.

Breakfast:

Egg sandwich

And my current obsession, grapefruits. Thankfully these are on sale, because I can’t get enough of their tangy deliciousness.

Lunch: The most random/yet delicious combo of foods of all time. A brown rice wrap with roasted garlic hummus and sharp cheddar cheese and a chicken egg roll I found in the freezer.

Dinner: We are pretty much snowed in today. It started snowing last night and hasn’t stopped. The roads are craptastic, and while I would have loved to have dinner with my mom, sister and niece tonight, I didn’t feel like driving…so we all found something to eat. I chose oatmeal topped with crunchy peanut butter

And the other half of my grapefruit.

Are you a glass half full or half empty person? Want to join in on the 365 days of happy, join in!

23 Weeks

Another week bites the dust! We are under 150 days until due day, CRAZY.

Baby is the size of…Grapefruit. That must be one HECK of a massive grapefruit!!!

How I’m Feeling: Pretty dang good. I managed to shop till I nearly dropped this morning, and aside from a little bit of a backache, I managed to get everyone crossed off the shopping list and finally feel ready for Christmas. My blood sugars are also behaving themselves, I have been having fasting numbers between 80-90 every day and my after meal numbers are between 60-90. Let’s hope this trend continues!

Food Cravings & Aversions: All I want is Mexican food and/or steak. If I can have spicy steak at every meal, done. Tell where to be and when.

Appointments: I met with my eye doctor on Tuesday and everything looks fabulous. There is no sign of Diabetes in my eyes and no sign of Diabetic Retinopathy either. Thank goodness!!!

Upcoming Appointments: Nothing until January

Just for fun, here is the bump at 13 weeks and today at 23 weeks.