today was a great day . breakfast was one larabar a liter of berry smoothie made of an orange , almonds , water , cherries , starwberries, and blackberries . lunch was a green smoothie made of olive oil , water , salt , crushed red pepper , two stalks of celery , a carrot , one tomatoe , a big handful of spinach ,and one big handful of drak leafy greens . dinner was golden raisins , two platefuls of cantalope, and about a mixing bowls worth of small salad tomatoes. late night snack was a handful of cashews , and one sheet of dried nori sheet seaweed . one cup of herbal tea and two liters of water . working on my third liter as we speak . oh and for my dessert after dinner was half a slice of my leftover bday cake . i shared the other half with my daddy in law . he loved it and wants me to make another one and get him the recipe . it was a awesome three birthday celebration for my mother in law her friend and i . we had so much fun and i cant wait to introduce more raw goodies to my family !!!!
sw= 156 lbs
cw= 151 lbs
gw= 125 lbs
today was a berry smoothie made with an orange , almond milk , honey , blackberries , starwberries , and blueberries . it was good . lunch was two rolls of raw sushi with sweet and sour sauce . it was a bit to much . i got full really quick . dinner was raw stir fry , leftover sauce from lunch was poured over broccilli , asparagas , peas , mushrooms , carrots , and spagihitti sqaush for the noodles . it was the best stir fry ever !!!! working on my third liter of water and had one cup of herbal tea today . i actually didnt snack today. everything was very filling .
devils' angel -- congratulations! This is going to be a fun journey -- enjoy it!
I too am thinking I am pregnant. Excited, but trying to halt the excitement until I find out for sure -- June 1st, I have an appointment with my PA. Though I plan to use a midwife and have already contacted her.
Eva -- where is your site that you mentioned having a page on your pregnancy? I can not find it! Everything I find of yours is dated 2008. Direct me please, I'd love to read it.
I also want to do 100% raw. AND want to make sure I get the nutrients this baby and I need. So today I've been doing lots of web searches. I have been mostly raw for 6 years. Though lately I've done my share of cheating.
Anxiously awaiting June 1st and confirmation -- one way or the other. The thing that is confusing me is light spotting. Been googling that too and sounds like it can be normal or it can spell trouble. . . I choose the normal route.
Hey hey! Congrats to ya! I'm having fun with this, getting bigger and bigger but still with TONS of energy and feeling great!!
Originally Posted by BDraw
The site is http://uncooking101.com. Aleesha (the moderator) prefers not to see links to individual pages, so your best bet is to search "pregnancy" in the upper left corner. I hope that helps!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
:-) xxo Eva
thank u so much !!! it is awesome and im enjoying everything but the nauseaness and throwing up . i believe that scince i started out vegan for two months and then went back to raw ... i found out that i was pregnant . i really think im detoxing while pregnant . this is not cool . everything is starting to taste like dirt or just make my stomache upset and i cant take any thing with ginger b/c it is a natural birth control and can cause miscarriage while pregnant . i dont think a little here and there will hurt but taking it daily will definately cause problems . i have been just staying away from it all together .
i have been making myself eat so that i get all my vitamens for the little tyke . my trouble maker . but i am gettng tired of frocing myself to eat . water tastes the best right now . im craving enchiladas right now . maybe theres a good recipe on here without walnuts . they make me sicker then all daylights !!! the only nuts i can stand right now are cashews and almonds .
devils angel -- you know, yesterday I was reading a bit about raw pregnancy and found a site discussing loss of appitite while pregnant -- their thinking is your body is trying to tell you something -- like it needs to clean up the garbage, therefore it blocks hunger. Maybe just water is all you need. They claim a 1-3 day fast is fine and very healing. I think the site is: fawfoodexplained.com/prenatal. (copy and paste)
Let me know if this site is not the right one. I'll search a bit more.
Thus far, I'm doing great. Almost scarey! Anxious to get this officially declared. I go see the PA Wednesday. This morning I had a very strong sense that I'm carrying two. Wouldn't that be amazing? I am a twin and never wanted twins. But, that is slowly changing!
My morning breakfast is usually bananas, nuts and water. Lunch is a big green smoothie (more bananas, grapes, blueberries, mango -- whatever fruit I have on hand, and lots of greens from my garden. Oh, I also use 1 tablespoon of sesame seed and 2 tablespoons of chia seed. I used to add flax seed, but read somewhere where that flax oil is not good for growing fetus, so cut it out. Supper is some kind of salad, usually not green. Then I feel free to snack on almonds throughout the day.
Eva, thanks for the web site. I will check it out.
thank u for the site ... it didnt show anything for raw pregnancy or anything like that ... but i think ur right . i just got done rereading jingees raw pregnancy ebook from thegardendiet.com . the first time i read it i was 16 yrs old and she inspired me to want to do a raw pregnancy . she has had four kids , two were from raw pregnancy and two were vegan . the last one was 100% raw . she only gained 15 lbs on her last pregnancy . she only had green smoothies twice a wk , a relief to me b/c they make me sick . a tabouili salad two to four times a wk and orange juice everyday . among other things . i was very impressed with her ebook . i love her family . her husband has been raw for over 30 to forty yrs and he is in his 50s to 60s and looks in his mid twentys . they were my first inspirestions to raw . i hope to live out my life raw .
had some awesome raw enchiladas for dinner tonight . they hit the spot . i had four !!! yeah . breakfast was a berry orange smoothie and lunch was a handful of blackberries (fresh) and two handfuls of cherry tomatoes . one cup of herbal tea and im working on my second liter of water !!!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Er, maybe? I hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had twins eight years ago, and my thoughts are that long-lasting spotting could be something to worry about. But if it's only short-lived, then since it's so early, could just be "implantation bleeding."
I knew right from the get-go I was going to have twins as I did a quantitative blood test --which measures your hcg levels --not just whether you're pregnant or not ---and my levels tripled after two days. (They typically double with a singleton) Or if your hcg levels are way high, you might be able to figure it out if you know the exact date of your last period. .
Anyway, I absolutely would not do an ultrasound. I knew I was having twins, so what was the necessity?
Then at six weeks, I began bleeding HEAVILY! I freaked! Now I only gushed for a little while, but went and caved and had an ultrasound, and everything was fine---absolutely fine. One of my neighbors, who also had twins had this exact same thing happen, and they're fine too.
Best of luck ---
Let us know your test results, K?
u know what ? im actually in line for twins . my grandmother had twins but sadly they died . i hope that u get very healthy children and if it is twins it will be twice the fun !!! good luck to u bdraw .
im so excited !!! my friend faith we just found out that she is expecting as well , she is a few wks behind me and she isnt raw , but she eats a lot of my recipes that she likes so , maybe i can make her more raw for this one . will be her first little baby . im so happy . :woohoo:
Mary Kay -- thanks so for responding, I'd hoped you would. So many questions for you , especially if I am carrying two.
I just went and checked my calender. My spotting was at week 7, 8 and 9 -- every other day or two and very minimal. That's interesting about you and your friend spotting at 6 weeks, wonder what it means.
I'm praying my way through all of this and trusting God. I believe He has even given me names -- both girls. My husband and I are both giddy, okay, beyond giddy. We haven't told very many yet -- afraid of the response. Most people our age are preparing for retirement and that second home by the lake. We are in our early fifties. We've also adopted 3 (siblings) six years ago, which spoke to many as CRAZY. But, you gotta do what God called you to do -- our greatest desire.
Needless to say, we have a house full of kids and grand kids, with a grand baby on the way. We should be due about the same time. Strange! My last pregnancy (he's 12) was shared with my daughter and daughter-in-law. I really can not imagine what it would be like with no kids in the house, and, living my life dreaming of the coming weekend at the lake house. Empty-nest syndrome, I will never experience.
DA -- I'll check for that site I was talking about again. It was really interesting. Great about your friend. This will really draw you two together. Fun!
Okay, I've rattled on long enough. Must get busy! Stay tuned Mary Kay, while I prepare my question list. Thanks!!
CONGRATS ON THE BABY NEWS!! WOOOOHOOOO!!
I will definitely be following this thread b/c I want my next pregnancy to be a raw one.
I've heard that being a 100% raw sets you up for a PAIN FREE birth! Sounds exciting!
mostly yes it is suppose to make it almost sexy from what i have read . im working on the one hundred percent ... doing pretty good . i havent given into my cravings and the last few days or so i havent been that hungry . but everything is looking good . im gaining some weight havent checked the scale yet . im starting to get round and with my first born i didnt start showing till i was about 4 to 5 months pregnant , so im hoping that this will mean it will be a boy . im so excited right now !! and my friend faith is pregnant with me on the sad diet but i do feed her raw meals every now and then .
oh im nine weeks pregnant right now . every monday is a new week . so nine wks and two days .
So how far along are you?
Spotting at wks 7, 8 and 9, sound like implantation spotting to me...If it stopped.
If it means anything, my neighbor and I didn't just "spot" - we gushed!
If you are in your early 50's then I suppose, that like me you used "science" to help you conceive. Feel free to pm me. I was 46 when I got pg, and 47 when I delivered. So, yep, I'm an older mom too.
Best of luck, Pls don't be disappointed if it's a singleton ---way easier on your body ---and on nursing too! Sigh, I nursed them until they were almost four. In the early part of nursing, it was the most difficult -sleep deprived time of my life....and I've pulled many an all-nighter in college and for getting projects done!
LOL, I have a hard time believing that having a healthy/raw pregnancy could automatically make it "pain free." Less pain --- maybe!
well according to the ebook by jingee from thegardendiet.com ... her pregnancy ebook made it seem like it wasnt painful for her . her very last pregnancy was 100 % raw and two of them were vegan and the other one was 95 percent i believe she said and the 100 % was the easiest shortest and very enjoyable birth she had done . she did do an unassited estactic birth i believe she called it . it was a really good read and im hoping to have a birth simalair to that . i will have to have midwife , be in a birthing center and things like that , but i hope to have a very easy and enjoyable birth . that would be really nice .