Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am ALWAYS the largest pregnant women in the room. My belly always beats anyone else's belly. I may have gained 20 pounds less than they did, but my belly will always be the biggest. Annoying, but true.
I can't change it. My body just carries baby boys this way. Simple as that. My weight is less than with Jack and I have not even hit the 25lb mark yet. ( The one good benefit of a low low sugar forced diet) I still look the same as I did with Jack.
I should do a whole post on what complete strangers have said to me. Some sweet, but mostly rude. It is quite amazing that people have the audacity to talk to a stranger the way they have talked to me. I used to smile and walk away. I no longer smile. I just walk away. The Hubs is about one more rude "twins" comment away from berating the next person who says it. I secretly hope he does it! ;)
Body image is something that I think 98% of women struggle with, or have struggled with at some time. I know that I have, whether I am pregnant or not. It is so easy to envy the girl next to you with the little baby belly, or the long legs, or the nice hair. Comparisons can get dangerous. They allow you to wallow in self-pity and can lead to depression. It is not a healthy thing to do, in any state that you are in. While you can exercise and watch your weight, the way you carry a baby is not something you get to decide. So, why compare?
So, at a 35 weeks, I have finally come to the conclusion that my body does what it does to house a little man and there is not a thing I can do about it. So, if you can't change it... than you might as well rock what you got...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Lots of it.
It is back.
It was only suppose to happen for the first child.
It came 2 weeks earlier for the second.
I am less than 6 weeks from my due date and may not survive if this wretched thing continues like the last time.
Lord, help me.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I found this recipe on this blog and wanted to give it a try. It was labeled as a Faux Crab Cake... but tuna is not crab and I would much rather just call it a tuna cake. I have made these a few times and they are super easy and super delicious. You can make and cook them in 10 minutes and the ingredients are always in my pantry, so it is a simple solution of what to make for dinner. I have paired them with a nice big salad and with a lemon-herbed orzo (pictured above). Simple and healthy with lots of flavor!
1/4 cup mayonnaise dressing. ~I used a low fat version~
1 tablespoon minced onion. ~I do not care for raw onions and substituted onion power to taste. My onion loving hubby didn't even miss them!~
1 tablespoon sweet relish ~ I did not have any relish on hand and the Hubs doesn't like sweet relish anyway. So took this out and added garlic power to taste.~
1 egg, beaten
2 (6-ounce) cans tuna fish (in water) ~I HIGHLY recommend an albacore tuna or a chunky tuna. The thicker consistency of the tuna really helps form the cakes.~
Cooking spray; for frying ~ I used PAM Olive Oil spray~
1/2 cup PANKO bread crumbs ~ I used more for the crust of the cakes. PANKO is a Japanese bread crumb that has less calories than regular breadcrumbs and is super crunchy. You can find it in any store by the regular breadcrumbs.~
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper ~ I added extra pepper to the mixture and into my PANKO~.
Lemon Juice, optional
Heat large skillet over medium heat; coating with cooking spray. While skillet is heating, combine tuna, beaten egg, onion, mayonnaise dressing, 1/4 cup PANKO bread crumbs, salt, pepper and lemon juice, to taste, if desired. Form into patties and dust with additional bread crumbs. When skillet is hot, fry patty until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove and serve.