We'll, I've also been absent, in all aspects, except for checking this blog daily and commenting occasionally. I haven't walked in about a month because, frankly, when the heat index is over 105, it's just disgusting (and it's been like that for about 3 weeks...or raining). I don't handle heat well. And I don't have a treadmill. I should get one.
I've made it to my 16 week mark and have gained a total of 4 pounds. I'm pretty sure it's all in my boobs and love-handles...maybe a little in my butt. Although my stomach is definitely bigger, but not really fatter, so that's good. I confess that the food I'm consuming isn't all that great. I am eating sugary things like there is no tomorrow. It's kind of odd, because even though I've always had a sweet tooth, for the past year (before I became pregnant) I had no desire for sweets. And while I have been craving all sorts of fruits, and eat cherries, melon, peaches, nectarines, pineapple, and so on, daily, my veggie intake is minimal. I'm eager to try the recipes you all have posted. I feel challenged however, because my husband's doctor told him (years ago) to go off "ruffage and greens", apparently he has IBS and eliminating gassy, fibrous foods is supposed to help. Except that he wants a complete meal on the table. When he does eat veggies, like broccoli, beans, or brussels sprouts, he likes them steamed, and that's it. No garlic, or herbs, or anything that might add some sort of dimension. And then there are always leftover steamed veggies. *sigh* I'm having a hard time incorporating the leftovers into another dish, so I just reheat and serve again. He hates pasta, so I never make anything but spaghetti (which is the only pasta he eats, okay, I take that back, he eats ramen noodles too, but I wouldn't really consider that a pasta). I'm going crazy! I'm so sick of meat and rice (potatoes aren't his favorite). He grudgingly eats the brown rice I serve, or the whole wheat spaghetti, but sometime just not at all. AAAHHHHH! Please help me.