Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mood for Dinner

Last night, as I was watching Dan eat another dinner of leftover fridge randomness because I had yet again spoiled my dinner right when I got home, I asked him, “Do you think I will ever be in the mood to cook and eat dinner again?”

Dan: What do you mean?

Me: I mean, do you think I will go back to normal after I have this baby, or do you think I am forever a changed person? 

Dan: I don’t know – what will you do about your blog?

(Side note: when I first started writing this blog Dan didn’t like the extra time it took.  However, since he now knows a few people who read it, he loves that I write it.  In fact, he gets very upset if I am late with a post, or if I take a rare day off.  He takes this stuff seriously.  Ha!)

Me: I don’t know.  I guess I hadn’t thought about that.

Dan: Well it doesn’t matter either way.  Once this baby gets here we have to have a healthy dinner every night as a family.

When he said that I wanted to jump up and down, clap and yell, “Good answer!  Good answer!” like they do on Family Feud.  Super cheesy, I know, but he was right.  I won’t have a choice when the little one comes along.

However, now I just have to get over the fact that right when I get home from work I am nauseous and have a headache and the only thing that makes it better is a salty vat of carbs. 


For example, last night’s dinner was a 5:30 baked potato with a side of 3 large pickles.  Afterwards nothing sounds good at all. 

Other Food

Breakfast: rice cooker steel cut oats with a banana and a nectarine. 


I am somewhat proud of myself for buying lunch at my work’s cafeteria and not getting something fried.  However, tasting this loaded baked potato was definitely a trigger, and now that is all I want for every meal. 


The cottage cheese and fruit was the perfect dessert.  Or so I thought, until 3 hours later when I was regretting not packing an afternoon snack and my tummy was growling, someone I work with popped in my cube and asked if I wanted to go on an ice cream run.  Way to hit the pregnant woman while she is down. 


Really, I had no choice.  This could also have something to do with my spoiled appetite around dinnertime.

I didn’t run again yesterday.  It appears that running may turn into an every other day activity from here on out.  Which is fine, except I need to find someway to stay active on the days I don’t run.  More on that later. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday eve!

Thought for the day:


  1. When I was pregnant, all I wanted was cold food. Fruit and cereal with ice cold milk consumed my diet. I was so afraid I would gain 80 pounds. I did gain 40, but it came off quick and all my eating habits and likes and dislikes went back to normal. You will be fine! I love your blog, but don't feel pressure to do it everyday. You gotta do what makes you happy, but you know that. Have a fabulous day and I am looking forward to lunch next week!

  2. Haha! I love the Family Feud reference. :) Dane and my sister are the same way about my blog. My sister sent me an e-mail a couple of weeks ago and said, "Where's your blog post this morning?" I said's there! She said, "Oh, I didn't see if on Facebook. haha!

  3. I'm sure you'll bounce around a bit through this pregnancy and after the baby is born to find what's right for you!

    Thanks for the note that your husband wasn't too keen on the extra time on the blog at first. I feel like my husband's at that stage right now. ;-) Hoping for that to change more in the future!

  4. Haha, my husband gets upset if I don't blog too...and it took a serious hit with this pregnancy. Good ol' nausea really takes it out of you. It took me until about week 20 to feel like cooking dinner. Now it is hit or miss. I'm hoping I get out of this food funk soon!


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