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BloodiedGhouloshes Wed 16-Oct-13 09:42:30

Oh Okay, hardly original. smile

But describes us all. smile

Me today,

B- apple, yogurt, cashew nuts and honey
L- salmon and salad
D- honey sesame chicken legs with a greek salad.


TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 12-Nov-14 09:05:43

Hey. Twinkle you're doing so well and you're inspiring me.
Sorry for sloping off for so long. Its been a very tricky time. Trouble is the medication Im on now is not helping my weight and I am enormous.
I haven't weighed myself actually.
Need to really shape up.
Must stop the wine

Twinklestar2 Mon 27-Oct-14 22:52:41


Oatso and ss milk
Soup, bagel, cereal bar
Spag Bol, choc mousse
Apple, crackers, yoghurt, toffee crisp biscuit bar

Twinklestar2 Fri 24-Oct-14 07:17:35

I put on 4 stone whilst pregnant!!

Sorry for being AWOL. Lost 2lbs this week so 11 stone now.

Hazelbrowneyes Thu 23-Oct-14 10:23:31


Back from a lovely holiday - I ate far too much bread, cheese and chocolate though blush

Stepped on the scales this morning and I've put on 2 stone since 12 week scan. I'm not sure if that's normal or if I should be horrified. I'm 33+4 so still a few weeks to go!

I do plan on eating better now we're home. I did eat reasonably well whilst out for meals on hols but ruined that with desserts and snacking smile

I find Autumn quite easy for eating well though - nothing better than soups and stews and pies so the plan now is to make sure baby gets everything it needs in the last few weeks.

I've got a growth scan next week as baby is measuring big so we'll see what happens after that. Also in court next week (boo).

I can't guarantee healthy eating until Monday - I'm still technically on holiday until then wink

Hope you're all ok x

Twinklestar2 Fri 17-Oct-14 23:46:03

That might have been a good swap but I spoilt it with biscuits!! shock

Twinklestar2 Fri 17-Oct-14 23:45:07

Thursday menu

Oatso and ss milk

Cheese on toast, crisps

Chicken curry and rice

More crisps blush, cereal bar, yoghurt

2.5 mile walk with the pram

TheRealAmandaClarke Fri 17-Oct-14 20:17:34

Wow. Good swap!

B: toasted teacake.
L: tomato and basil soup with posh bread. Apple and blackberry crumble with cream.
D: chips.

B: coffee and toast with honey. A few milky bar buttons. blush
L: half a M&S egg sandwich. Cup of tea.
D: modest portion of spaghetti and meatballs. Chocolate cake. Wine. blush
Not great.

Twinklestar2 Thu 16-Oct-14 16:37:09

That menu looks yummy!

I lost 1lb so 11st 2.

Yesterday's menu:

Belvita breakfast biscuits
Lunch at Frankie and Bennys: cheese and bacon potato skins and a hot chicken wrap with a side salad - swapped the fries for salad smile
Ribs, rice and salad for dinner

Crisps, cereal bar, apple, biscuits as snacks

TheRealAmandaClarke Thu 16-Oct-14 03:18:45

I think you have to snack when you have small baby and are bf.
you're doing great twinkle

B: small bowl oats and sunflower seeds with ss milk. Small piece white buttered toast
L: two slices of chocolate cake
D: lamb and veg curry with rice. 1 poppadum.
S: carrot sticks. Tea, coffee

Twinklestar2 Tue 14-Oct-14 22:13:49

Well done Amanda!

I failed on the no empty snack thing today. Will try again tomorrow. It's hard with the baby - sometimes you just have to grab what you can when you're hungry!


Oatso and semi skimmed, latte

Cheese and marmite bagel, yoghurt

Chicken, jacket potato and salad for dinner

Snacks: crisps, cereal bar and a Crunchie

TheRealAmandaClarke Tue 14-Oct-14 03:03:04

It was good thanks Twinkle
Tough at breakfast (i do love carbs in the morning) and again around 3pm. I had one apple and a can of mulligatawny soup with cabbage at tea time (everyone else had roast beef, roast potatoes.... envy)

Your menu for yesterday is really good. I too am determined to avoid empty snacks.

Twinklestar2 Mon 13-Oct-14 23:35:33

How did the fast day go?

Menu - so pleased I didn't eat chocolate or crisps, I have got into a bad habit of having both every day!

Breakfast - oatso and ss milk

Lunch - noodle soup, yogurt

Dinner - lamb chops, rice and salad

Snacks - cheese and marmite bagel, cereal bar, apple

TheRealAmandaClarke Mon 13-Oct-14 07:10:35

Crap spelling all over that post.

TheRealAmandaClarke Mon 13-Oct-14 07:09:16

twinkle youre doing so well. A few days of extra food wont matter and besides, the bf will take some calories off.

Hazel poor thing. I remember those pregnancy pains. Its hard. Its such a relief to get that strength and energy back when your baby arrives. And you will be tired, but its different, and its lovely.

My tips for not going mad after baby: if you can, get a cleaner. You absolutely need to rest when you can and housework will stop you doing that.
Dont listen to annoying advice. Give people a hard stare if they try to make you feel you should have done something " better" or their way. It helps to have a supportive and slightly rude Dh for this one. wink

That's all I have. I haven't actually succeeded in not going mad myself, but i suspect some of it is work related.

Oh, food. God. Loads. I didn't fast last week blush and i need to stop having wine.
So i am fasting today. Full of hope and promise. No alcohol until friday. No chocolate or crisps until friday. Oh, amd no sandwiches at work. They baly tough the sides and i just eat more. So proper (leftovers type) lunch at work on tues and wed.
And no breakfast mon- wed.
There. I've said it!

Twinklestar2 Sun 12-Oct-14 23:11:47

Croissant for breakfast, sausage bagel for lunch, biscuits and crisps when friends came round to visit the baby and Chinese for dinner!

Start again tomorrow!!

Twinklestar2 Sat 11-Oct-14 22:04:51

Sat menu

Sausage, egg bagel

Chicken, spuds and veg for dinner

Crunchie, handful of crisps, latte and breakfast biscuits for snacks

Twinklestar2 Thu 09-Oct-14 21:44:02

That menu looks yum gringringrin

Mine is:

Oatso and ss milk

Bagel, egg, beans, sausage, skinny latte

Pie, mash and veg

Crisps and choc mousse for snacks

Hazelbrowneyes Thu 09-Oct-14 08:28:52

Ah thanks twinkle I had bad period type pains yesterday evening and they woke me up a few times in the night. I've still got pain around my coccyx too which is making me miserable. No idea how I'm going to cope with over 12 hours in the car this weekend. On the bright side, I ditched the pregnancy pillow again last night and my thighs didn't burn. Hurrah!

Yesterday: Ok. Deep breath.

B - honey nut shredded wheat
L - tin of heinz ravioli
D - 2 slices pizza, twisty fries, chicken strips
S - 2 x french fancies, 2 x fudge, 1 x milky bar, S&V squares, 2 x pork pies

I'm actually appalled by that.

Twinklestar2 Wed 08-Oct-14 21:07:10

Thank god for breastfeeding! It allows me to eat a bit extra every day. smile


Oatso and ss milk

Cheese on toast, quavers, mini roll

Chilli con carne and potato wedges

Another mini roll, cereal bar, choc mousse, biscuit.

Twinklestar2 Wed 08-Oct-14 11:19:15

Hazel I remember the sleepless pregnant nights - you have my sympathy too!! I had such bad backache, it was a relief when baby was born and it was gone!!

11st 3 today so 1lb off smile

Hazelbrowneyes Wed 08-Oct-14 08:31:09

Hugs to twinkle and amanda

I feel like an absolute fraud saying this as I have no baby to keep me awake but I am so fed up of not sleeping. I know it's only going to get worse (if one more person tells me this, I am going to get stabby) but I've been awake since 2am. I think my pelvis is screwed but I don't think it's SPD. I'm fine when I'm walking but the pain when I'm laid down is horrific. My right thigh ends up burning and achey.

I've got a mild cold which isn't helping with sleep and actually neither is DH with his murmurings in the middle of the night drink induced murmurings of course

I'm desperately trying to eat healthy in the hope it'll help with sleep but I'm failing. I genuinely do believe half my problem is too much sugar, I just seem unwilling to cut it out.

Going away on Saturday for a few weeks so I'm reluctant to book a GP appointment beforehand. I've scheduled one for when I get home and I'll mention it to the consultant on Friday.

No point writing my food diary for the last few days - 1. I can't remember all of it and 2. I'm embarrassed by how awful it was.

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 08-Oct-14 07:35:55

Oh Twinkle. You have my sympathies.

Twinklestar2 Tue 07-Oct-14 22:32:42

Same here!

Baby seems to have regressed to waking every 2 hours!!

TheRealAmandaClarke Tue 07-Oct-14 21:25:40

Hey Twinkle
<watches wagon roll away from slumped position on ground>

Im back on it soon. Just need some bastard sleep.

Twinklestar2 Tue 07-Oct-14 20:08:39


Oatso and ss milk

Cheese on toast
Mini roll

Jacket potato with chilli and coleslaw

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