Monday, February 24, 2014

Dilemma No More

For the past 3-4 weeks, I've been struggling to fight my craving for desserts. It hasn't been easy I tell you!

The first few days I probably had what I think is a withdrawal syndrome. I got so exhausted just climbing the stairs! A small piece of chocolate later, I was myself again.

This one day I had a heavy dinner but ended up searching the fridge and cupboard high and low for something...and I knew what that something was. It's something I am suppose to cut down. So I kept on searching for an alternative. But there was nothing that tickled my fancy.

I was happy after a spoonful of ice cream and only then I stopped searching around the kitchen.

I also tried to cut down on rice and bread. Since I can't run away from those two on a daily basis, I only had small portions. I also thought it was good to ensure I don't gain as much weight as I did before.

The most recent visit to the doctor proved that my efforts paid off. I gained lesser than before. About average weight gain I suppose. Although I was targeting for a slightly smaller number.

But further check up found out that the little one is slightly smaller than he/she should be (-_-)

I was advised to rest more and do less walking. And make sure I eat well. Hmm..could my less sugar and carbo diet have caused this?

Or could be because my physical activities are somewhat the same as when I was not pregnant? I play with Raees like how I usually do. I walk to One Utama for lunch almost every day. The only difference is I haven't been out for shoots as often as before.

So now I've decided I will not control my diet too strictly. Eat what I want when I want but in moderation. Yes, that's what I'll do.

So over the weekend we went for a family getaway to Pangkor Island.

We had buffet breakfast and dinner. Boy, did I eat! I'm the kind who tries almost everything at the buffet..which includes desserts.

I dare not go on the scale. At least not yet. But here's another good news I found out today...

How cool is that?? I'm gonna try a chocolate diet after I deliver my little one. Who knew dieting could be so much fun?

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A Pregnant Sweet Tooth Dilemma

I've always been a sweet tooth. Pregnant or not, chocolates and ice creams are my best friends.

And since being pregnant, I've been craving for expensive ice creams. Really high taste this baby in the tummy has, huh? I know having too much isn't a good idea so I try to limit myself to just one serving of sweet stuff a day. Also I didn't seem to gain too much weight.

Well was I in for a surprise. During my recent visit to the doctor, I thought the scale was broken. I got the nurse to reset it and I went on it again. The readings just got higher. Damn it.

I would've tried again a third time but who was I kidding? I had to face the fact that I gained 2 kilograms in 3 weeks!

Later on I casually asked the doctor,"That's not too much a weight gain right?"

I was in denial. I know.

The first thing the doctor asked was,"Have you been taking a lot of sweet things?"

I smiled nervously and tried to be as cool as possible when I said,"Welllll, not TOO much."

But Mer blew my cover. He just had to spill the beans,"Yes doctor. She does. She takes a lot of it."


The doctor then started stating the risks of taking too much sugar. Of course it scared Mer when listening to the doctor going on and on about the worst case scenario.

So starting that day, he's been monitoring my sugar intake. I was told to cut down on carbs too. So less rice and bread for me, on top of less sugar.

I felt a slight withdrawal syndrome when I got home. I opened the fridge and closed it. I opened the food cabinet and closed it. I walked around the kitchen trying to see what I can snack on...but I was stumped. All I wanted was that piece of chocolate. Grr..

The next day was also the beginning of a long weekend...January 31st to be exact. 31% off at BR. I couldn't miss the chance again. I haven't got a quart of ice cream at discounted price in many months already. I pleaded Mer to get me a quart. He eventually gave in after I promised to only have one scoop of it in one week.

The long weekend also came with a number of get togethers with friends and family. Naturally, desserts are a must at any occasion. How was I push them aside when they're served right in front of my face?

So I had a little less than what I usually would have. A smaller portion is a good start, no? I hope those few small portions I had didn't add up to a full blown one (or more) serving though.

Then Monday came. I thought finally I could distract myself from all the sweet stuff. I had a healthy Japanese lunch with friends. I was gonna order a glass of fruit juice but the only 'fruity' drink I saw was mango smoothie. I told myself,"There MUST be more mango in there than ice cream." And ordered it.

Then as I got back to the office, a colleague was passing around a birthday cake. Again, how can I reject? Tak baik tolak rezeki.

So it's been about 4-5 days since I was told to reduce my sugar intake. Looks like as of now, I failed miserably. Not a day has gone by without a sugary treat for my taste buds.

Bravo, Irin.

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